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Which Gaming Platform Will You Choose?

TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

Simple enough question. All the relevant information is out there now, what will you choose?

Xbox means buying a new Xbox One.
PS4 means buying a new PS4.
PC means buying a new PC for gaming.

If you're including a Wii U or buying one, put it in the comments.

I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    I selected PS4, because it's focused on gaming, the PS+ membership seems reasonable, and if I have the PS4, I'd be a lot less likely to upgrade my PC.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • Soki123Soki123 Kelowna, BCPosts: 1,479Member Uncommon
    I picked PS4 and PC, if the PS4 can offer me the games I want , I won t use my PC much I guess, but like it there.
  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Webster, MAPosts: 4,813Member

    I picked PS4 + PC. 

    I'm debating on the Wii U... but only because of Zelda. It really comes down to this question...

    "Do I want to play Zelda bad enough to spend that much money on it?" 

    When I can finally answer that question I'll know if I will buy a Wii U or not. 

  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon

    PC only for me..

     

    If for some silly reason i was forced to have a console as well it would be the PS4 hands down.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,204Member Uncommon

    I voted muffins because I'm going to wait and see how things shake out.  I seriously doubt either Sony or Microsoft are going to sit back and watch.  I expect to see improvements and competition from both.

    I'll stick with PC for now because neither shines compared to the PC, but both could be a replacement for the BD player at some point.  If they had larger hard drives and 3D BD players they would be a lot more attractive.

  • VeldekarVeldekar Greeneville, TNPosts: 220Member

    For me it was a toss-up between PC and Muffins, so to stay on-topic I went with PC.

    I own an Xbox 360 that I played for about 2 hours and then shoved it in a closet. I just don't care for consoles.

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by Veldekar
    For me it was a toss-up between PC and Muffins, so to stay on-topic I went with PC.I own an Xbox 360 that I played for about 2 hours and then shoved it in a closet. I just don't care for consoles.

    Muffins is never a bad choice.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Stick with pc.

    Might switch to Linux when it takes off as a gaming platform. Which it will.

    Android - basicly a flavour of nix
    Ios - ditto
    Ps4 - ditto
    Google tv - ditto
    Steam box - ditto.

    Microsoft have shot themselves in the foot with xbone and win 8. They are the new IBM, giant already Indecline.

    Various favours of Unix will be the future of gaming. Likes of valve, Apple and Google will get behind open gl, microsofts monopoly through direct x will die.
  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Also because pc is cheaper than consoles as I buy lots of games.
  • OpapanaxOpapanax Rochester, NYPosts: 973Member
    PS4 / PC guy myself..

    PM before you report at least or you could just block.

  • RusqueRusque Las Vegas, NVPosts: 2,228Member Uncommon
    So far I know I'm going to be doing PC + PS4, I may do a Wii U after a price drop or two ($200 would be ideal pricepoint) and we'll see what other exclusive come out in the next year for the X1. Killer instinct and Titanfall are the two I'm most interested in, but they're not enough to make me open my wallet.
  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXPosts: 7,277Member Uncommon

    The moment I got my first job, my focus was always buying all playforms so that I can play every game I wanted to.  Over the years, console titles I wanted to play became few and far between, and I played more PC titles.  Looking forward to the next gen consoles,  this is the first time I've felt absolutely no connection to any of the new systems.  The Wii U just doesn't seem particularly fun for me, and out of all the consoles I've owned, my Wii was the most prone to hardware failure.

     

    The Xbox One is the pinnacle of transferring what constitutes as media DRM to console hardware.  I think they've lost touch with their core base here. 

     

    The PS4 is the console I'll pick up.  They were smart to undercut Microsoft, but in all honesty, they could have matched the price or exceeded it, and I still would have felt it was the right deal to make.  I'm not a huge Sony Fan,  but I use my PS3 much more than my xbox 360, and I'll be happy to cancel XBOX Live for good.  

     

    Microsoft has just made one misstep too many lately.

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  • CalerxesCalerxes LondonPosts: 1,630Member Uncommon

    I'm going for Xbox One as its a more versatile unit than the PS4 and I feel Microsoft for the first time are actually innovating and thinking of the future. The Xbox One is aimed at the whole family use not just the gamers which for me is where they'll beat Sony. I used to avoid Microsoft products and dual booted Linux for years, but I now use Windows 8 and Windows 8 Phone and soon an Xbox One and maybe a Surface but certainly a Windows 8 Tablet as well. I then can then have all my devices linked and speaking the same language and this is what Microsoft are pushing forward with and no other company can offer such an interconnected and simple set of systems. 

     

    The radical direction Windows 8 is taking computer devices has caught the competition cold and they are now having to play catch up with Apple, Google and Blackberry redesigning their OS's to be more friendly to touch and mobile devices. Once people get used to metro on mobile devices they'll wonder what all the negative fuss was about and with Xbox One they'll get to use it in there living rooms. But the real beauty is that finally after 20 years we finally have proper competition in the OS market its just now for Apple and Google to step up. Xbox One could be the first all purpose computer device at the heart of family life and that for me is a breakthrough and as its basically a computer its should be good for gamers as the days of hardware specific games will become a thing of the past. You just choose what service you access your games from. PS Network, Steam, Xbox Live and maybe more.  

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  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by Calerxes
    I'm going for Xbox One as its a more versatile unit than the PS4 and I feel Microsoft for the first time are actually innovating and thinking of the future. The Xbox One is aimed at the whole family use not just the gamers which for me is where they'll beat Sony. I used to avoid Microsoft products and dual booted Linux for years, but I now use Windows 8 and Windows 8 Phone and soon an Xbox One and maybe a Surface but certainly a Windows 8 Tablet as well. I then can then have all my devices linked and speaking the same language and this is what Microsoft are pushing forward with and no other company can offer such an interconnected and simple set of systems.  The radical direction Windows 8 is taking computer devices has caught the competition cold and they are now having to play catch up with Apple, Google and Blackberry redesigning their OS's to be more friendly to touch and mobile devices. Once people get used to metro on mobile devices they'll wonder what all the negative fuss was about and with Xbox One they'll get to use it in there living rooms. But the real beauty is that finally after 20 years we finally have proper competition in the OS market its just now for Apple and Google to step up. Xbox One could be the first all purpose computer device at the heart of family life and that for me is a breakthrough and as its basically a computer its should be good for gamers as the days of hardware specific games will become a thing of the past. You just choose what service you access your games from. PS Network, Steam, Xbox Live and maybe more.  

    You're not going to access games from the PS Network or Steam on the XBox One.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    Lol calerex

    You think Google and Apple are shitting themselves over win 8 and having to radically redesign their OSs to keep up. Win 8 is a huge flop, its sold less than Vista, which Is why Microsoft are radically redesigning their OS. As for winphones - lol.

    Bloody hell do you work for Microsoft!
  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member


    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    Lol calerexYou think Google and Apple are sh!tting themselves over win 8 and having to radically redesign their OSs to keep up. Win 8 is a huge flop, its sold less than Vista, which Is why Microsoft are radically redesigning their OS. As for winphones - lol.Bloody hell do you work for Microsoft!

    It might be that stuff, what do you call it, satire.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,549Member Uncommon
    PS4 and PC since PS4 will have a lot of games I want that PC wont have.  Lookin forward to Destiny and The Division
  • Shadowguy64Shadowguy64 Rohnert Park, CAPosts: 848Member
    I need to work on my gaming backlog first (It's HUGE). Then it'll be a PS4.
  • psypoisonpsypoison po box47, KYPosts: 9Member
    Xbox 1 and pc ps4 has no games I like that I cant get from Xbox 1 or pc.
  • coretex666coretex666 PraguePosts: 1,934Member Uncommon

    PC Only.

    This whole console boom and its potential impact on MMORPGs makes me sad.

    Not that current MMORPGs were shining with depth and complexity, but something tells me that if the developers want to make games for console crowd which represents a huge market, they will have to adjust the games to these customers' expectations / wants / demands.

    Maybe I am just prejudiced and wrong, but I think that console players are looking for quick arcade fun rather than games with depth and complexity. I was hoping that with more orientation towards sandbox, the trend of simplifying the MMORPGs will reverse, but this indicates that it will continue.

    If I am competely wrong, please tell me.

    Waiting for L2 EU Classic

  • sxvssxvs massillon, OHPosts: 109Member

    pc now, but i might consider a ps4.

     

    the thing i hate about consoles is how they seem to focus on everything except gaming, skypes and social media and blah blah blah, i don't want to facebook i want to play games!

     

    i'll most likely stick to the pc as i feel like i have more freedom to do what i want.

  • BadSpockBadSpock Somewhere, MIPosts: 7,974Member
    Originally posted by lizardbones

    I selected PS4, because it's focused on gaming, the PS+ membership seems reasonable, and if I have the PS4, I'd be a lot less likely to upgrade my PC.

    Yep.

    I might actually sell my PC and Xbox 360 and pre-order a PS4 and buy a used PS3.

  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisPosts: 2,070Member Uncommon
    I'll keep my PC and buy a PS4 which i was always going to do, i've always owned a PS. At the end of the year i will sell my PC and buy a top of the range Haswell system, i like to be right at the top end of PC tec.

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  • kellian1kellian1 Phillipsburg, NJPosts: 233Member Uncommon

    I mainly play PC now...but in need of an upgrade. I picked PS4/Xbox One/PC - only because I don't know which one to go with (PS4 or Xbox One)

    Both have drawbacks for me:

    PS4 - Now costs money to play multiplayer online, I hate..HATE their controllers, not a fan of japanese style RPG's and games.

    XBOX One - Used games unknown, 24 hour DRM check, Price is $100 more

    So I don't know what to do, I can afford to get both but I'm asking myself why? When I could put that portion into upgrading my PC. So still on the fence, though leaning toward the PS4 (and this coming from an Xbox fan who only uses his current PS3 as a blue-ray player)

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,204Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by ShakyMo
    Lol calerex

    You think Google and Apple are shitting themselves over win 8 and having to radically redesign their OSs to keep up. Win 8 is a huge flop, its sold less than Vista, which Is why Microsoft are radically redesigning their OS. As for winphones - lol.

    Bloody hell do you work for Microsoft!

    You're kidding me right?  Apple is completely redesigning iOS with iOS 7 which will release late this summer or early fall.  It's cool to trash talk Microsoft, but they did up the game for the mobile UI.  I doubt Apple will let itself get left in the dust, but once again Linux and Android will be playing "last gen" like they always do.  Android ended up being little more than a poor iOS clone.

    I just dumped my Galaxy S3 off on my son for a Lumia 928 and it's awesome.  The UI just works.

    I'm still not going to buy an overpriced PC (PS4/XB1) but if I did, one strong selling point is the integration between all my devices and the much improved UI.  The XB1 has that.

    The main 2 differences between the PS and XB are the region lock and online verification.  The price isn't that much different.  Sony just sold a bare bones model for $100 less, but if you include their version of kinect then it's only $40.  They both have services required for online play.  They both come stock with crappy 500GB hds.  Their processing power is practically identical.

    Bloody hell do you work for Redhat?

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