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  1. I refuse to be part of a console war so this will be my last contribution to this conversation. 1: I'm not a fanboy by any means for any console. In fact I've never owned console made by the same company twice and I've said numerous times that the PlayStation (all of them including the 4) is a great system. 2. The X-Box came out a full year before BluRay was invented so that part of your (BlackSox9's) argument was irrelevent. And 3. If anyone's spouting ignorant fanboy bullshit, it's you. I actually really like the PS3. My dad has one and I like it's "vibe" better than the 360, if that makes sense.

  2. Yay thing are calm again here! is still a gong show.

    But you know what? I think I've changed my mind after my last post. Thanks to this post on by Outlier, I no longer think the PS4 is better. I still think it's a great system but now I think the X1 is my definite choice regardless of Forza.

    I can't understand why people are upset about groundbreaking features that are being introduced.

    if we look at the current generation consoles, both MS and Sony went different directions. Sony took a safe path and offered very little innovation but a more powerful console. Microsoft's 360 was less powerful but included innovative software allowing gamers to more easily connect to each other. Microsofts goal w the 360 was to provide a better gaming experience. More than that, MS wanted the xbox to become the central entertainment hub for the living room and appeal to a larger audience.

    personally I sold my PS3 for a 360 for these reasons. Sony just didn't get it.

    The 360 launched with an integrated system for connecting to friends providing an easy and consistent process to meet and join your friends online. The PS3 relies on each game developer to provide their own way of connecting online which often caused confusion and frustration.

    The 360 launched w persistent chat allowing friends to connect and talk from one game to the next while the PS3 required gamers to first try to find each other in a game before being able to communicate. And when you wanted to switch games, you had to drop the chat. It was a very frustrating system!

    MS added party chat later improving the way groups of friend meet up and allow these groups to move from one game to another as well as easily switch from game chat to party chat. The PS3 still does not provide a one to one persistent chat.

    Sony did start to add some apps for streaming video and MLB but Microsoft offers more apps for streaming content including ESPN so we can watch ALMS races on our large screens.

    At the end of the day Sonys current gen console is a good game platform but they have fallen behind in innovation. I expect the PS4 will be much better and will finally incorporate some of the things that the 360 has had for many years. The Sony announcement once again made it clear that the company is focusing on hard core gamers. Not surprising, the hard core games that visit the gaming message boards are eating this up. However, the Microsoft reveal shows they are once again trying to provide innovative features to expand their market beyond just hard core gamers. Rest assured both next gen platforms will provide vastly improved gaming experiences but it seems only Microsoft is interested in doing more.

    The world is changing everyone. If you haven't noticed we are in a social revolution. Most of us do watch TV. Most of us watch movies. Most of us listen to music, and most of the world has embraced social media. There are much less hardcore gamers out there but the numbers are growing. Yes we have different devices that can do all of this but finally we will have a central entertainment device that looks to seamlessly integrate all of this - and do it well! I'm ready to embrace the changes in the world - I will be buying the Xbox One.

    That is why I will be buying the Xbox One.

  3. So because he said we should wait for more info before judging either systems, you start bashing both him and thr xbox out of pure btand loyalty and fanboyishness. So he has an xbox? Thats what he chose.

  4. I agree. Both systems look great IMO but I have to give the upper hand to Sony at this point simply because they're focusing more on gaming. Like I said, I'm only getting the X1 for Forza, since I can't live without that game :P but I also think MS will put the focus on gaming for E3.

  5. I thought I would come here for some sanity but unfortunately that wasn't the case :rolleyes: Anyway I'm 100% for sure getting the X1. Yes it has a silly name but I think it looks really good and MODERN. Yeah you can say it's similar in shape to a VCR but what electronic device these days doesn't have sharp edges, clean, simplistic lines, and shiny black plastic? My mobile phone, TV, computer, laptop, DVD player, PVR, you name it. Heck, even my fan, alarm clock, and my mum's fucking minivan are 99% square, black plastic.

    Looks aside, why is everyone complaining about it having all of these multimedia features? If you don't want to use them, don't. I'll use the example I used on another site; I never listen to that radio when I'm in the car. Does that mean I'm going to only buy a car that has no radio? No. That car was designed so that anyone can buy it. Some people will use the radio, some won't. Some people will Skype and watch TV, some won't. Do you honestly think Microsoft would have any success with the X1 if it did nothing but game? Hell no! That would be the stupidest (whether or not that was a word beforehand, it is now) business decision ever. Their customer pool would be more than halved. It's modernization. Game consoles, like anything else, need to keep with the times to stay relevant. The "times" right now are social media, networking, and communication. I, like most of the people on this site, am into core gaming and not Facebook and shit but the majority of people are. It's pretty much common sense that a company that doesn't cater to the majority will not be successful. Most people who will buy the X1 will be sold by things like voice control, facial recognition, and Kinect. That is where Microsoft's money comes from, not core gaming. That's why gaming was not thoroughly covered in the release, not because gaming has taken the back burner or will be worse than before. Trust me, the gaming part of the X1 will be very well covered at E3 in a few weeks.

    Now we come to the always on Kinect camera and everyone's privacy concerns with it. I see where you're coming from here. I can see why someone wouldn't want to be filmed 24/7 whether someone's watching or not. That being said, There are very simple measures you can take to avoid this if it bugs you that much. As soon as you're done playing, just chuck a t-shirt over the lens, turn it around, whatever, then put it back when you want to play. It's not an issue when you're playing since, BY LAW, Microsoft has to have settings to turn the mic and camera off to protect your privacy. I think it would be pretty obvious if Microsoft broke the law.

    Well there's my rant. I know how much I just sounded like a Microsoft spokesperson but I'm honestly not trying to change your opinion on what to buy. I'm buying an X1 solely because Forza is the only exclusive game I play. If not for Forza, I would probably end up with a PS4 and GT7. I'm just tired (and somewhat amused) at how everyone is bashing the Xbox because it does more than game.

    PS: Someone mentioned in the first few pages about how they only showed pre-rendered trailers for the games. Turn10 themselved confirmed that the FM5 teaser was entirely in-game footage. Don't know about CoD since, quite frankly, I don't give a fuck.

  6. Tuesday. I definitely hope it doesn't need an always-on internet connection. It wouldn't be a deal-breaker for me since my connection is pretty good but it would suck that odd time the power is out or whatever. And yes I will be getting the X-Box since every game I play is multi-console except for Forza.

  7. Like I said I don't even have my license yet but just yesterday I taught my mum what double clutching was. It's a sad world we live in.

    To make the world a sadder place, I must ask (because I don't know) what is double clutching?

    Way too difficult to explain so I found a demo:

    It's mainly used for shifting on very old cars but it's very useful for downshifting multiple gears at once (5th to 3rd, 4th to 2nd, etc.) on newer cars to avoid wearing out the gearbox, though heal-toeing is probably better in that circumstance.

  8. I'm just curious. Do you prefer automatic gearboxes or manual ones and why? I don't get my license until September but, like anyone, I've had some back road practice in both and don't think I'll drive auto again (unless it isn't my car).

    On a side note, I think it would be sweet if GTA V had a manual gearbox option.