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Best video game console?

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  • Dr_Pain28
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    What console do you think is better/are going to get? Be sure to say why.

    Sophie Macon
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    hahah love this @Dr_pain28! I’m just thinking about this too – currently own a ps3 but haven’t played much of it for a while. but have been hearing great things about Xbox One?

    Dr_Pain28
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    @Sophie I am Xbox (my username is my gamertag) all the way and already have the x-box one pre-ordered. I’m super excited.

    lucelaroo
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    I am all playstation – my spouse and I each have our own ps3s 🙂

    Sophie Macon
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    @Dr_Pain28 enlighten me with the pros and cons? I must admit I’m quite a noob in the console world and I only got ps3 for Final Fantasy 11 😛

    Zee Tan
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    Where’s PS3?

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    Poor Wii U.

    Dr_Pain28
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    @Zee I was curious about the upcoming new consoles coming out. Right now it’s quite similar to the big debate almost 9 years ago about which one was better ps3 or the 360.


    @Sophie
    It might be hard for me to answer your question without too much bias lol. But from my research the Xbox and playstation should be similar in the graphics and game quality. The games made for each console is an issue because some games only come out for one console or the other. (Microsoft has been trying to get the rights to some exclusive playstation games though, final fantasy, metal gear solid etc. ) The big difference in my mind is that the Xbox one is made to be te center of your living room entertainment having the ability to use certain apps, being able to run your cable or satellite through the Xbox, and they are linking windows phones and the surface tablet with the Xbox too. But for full disclosure the playstation 4’s hardware is better, just like the ps3, so it technically can have better graphics, and it is $100 cheaper.

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    @Tim Yeah the wii in my mind is only fun for parties and you had to have either a playstation or Xbox for the good games that come out.

    Zee Tan
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    I actually think the ‘best’ gaming console if you rank by number of hours played might be my mobile phone…

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    I don’t think you can beat the N64, even with better graphics etc, the games were phenomenal.

    I voted PS4. I have always been an Xbox man to date but have been very frustrated with them over the lasy year or so. I appreciate they want to make it a Home Entertainment System, but actually all I want is a games console and ability to play DVD’s. I tried downloading the iPlayer app on the 360, and when it finally downloaded it told me I had to be an Xbox Live Gold Member to use it. This wound me up seeing as all my other devises allow me to use iPlayer for free.

    As such I am gonna give the PS4 a try.

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    I don’t think I ever laughed harder while playing a console game than when I played Warioware on the original Wii for the first time though…

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    @sophie You bought a PS3 just for FFXI? Should have picked up a second hand PS2 instead!


    @Dr_Pain28
    I thought the XBox One was going to require an internet connection or something in order to work? Or have MS backed down on that because it was such a bad idea?

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    @djwestwood Microsoft did change that policy so you no longer need to have it constantly connected to the internet. Microsoft also changed the game sharing policy where each game would be linked to a specific console, so now you can use used games, and share your games like normal.


    @Zee
    I remember that game. It was the first one that really used the motion controls well for the Wii. And it is true that the younger generation is more interested in mobile gaming (although I don’t get why). So games for phones and tablets are becoming more and more popular.


    @MattyJ
    I totally agree with you on the N64. I still have mine hooked up. Can’t beat Goldeneye, Ocarina of Time and Supersmash Bros. As for the playstation 4 I am seriously considering getting that as well so i can play the playstation exclusive titles. Playstation also is going to be backwards compatible so you can still play your ps3 games on it too. (X-box isn’t going to be backwards compatible) But as for the paid subscription, Sony is going to start charging $50 a year for the playstation network subscription.

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    Playstation also is going to be backwards compatible so you can still play your ps3 games on it too. (X-box isn’t going to be backwards compatible)

    Thank you for reminding me! That was another thing that really annoyed me about the 360…I had loads of awesome games that cost a fortune on the Xbox, and I could barely play any of them on the 360. Some, such as Timesplitters (a personal fave) you couldn’t even purchase in 360 format!

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    @MattyJ Yes I know the pain. I have so many 360 games lying around that I’m going to have to have both the 360 and the One to play my older games. I’m just not sure how much I’ll want to play an older 360 game when i could play a newer One game. But it is annoying to spend so much money and not be able to keep playing them.

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    I don’t play games consoles per se, but I’m a recovering Football Manager (PC) addict…I know it’s only a matter of time before I start using again, just hope I can stay strong during my CFA studies! =P~

    Sophie Macon
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    PS4 it is then! so excited, haven’t played games for AGES

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    @MattyJ I was just checking online and apparently the ps4 isn’t going to be backwards compatible either. That puts a little bit of a damper on it for me.

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    I’m currently playing Godfather 2 on the PS3. When I have time anyway. Anyone played it?

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