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#1 Posted by Unilad (561 posts) -

What I mean to say is do you want to buy new consoles? I'm perfectly happy with the PS3, I don't want the bother of having to buy a new console.

This may be the first time I'm simply not excited about new consoles. No game seems that much better, in graphics or anything else, and whilst I know that launch games mean nothing in terms of graphical calibre, previous console interations drummed up more excitement in me.

I simply don't care.

Am I alone?

#2 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Yes. I'm eager for an upgrade since years. I overall perfer gaming on consoles, but I had to switch the bulk of my gaming to PC in early 2011. I'm looking forward to finally doing times-appropriate gaming on consoles again.

In comparison to current gen consoles, multiplatform games are just running so much better on PC, whilst the console versions get increasingly grungy looking and run more and more like dried-up shit. The disparity between BF3 on consoles and PC marked the end of multiplatform gaming on consoles for me. Glad to make my return to consoles soon.

You certainly are not alone though, but at least as far as I'm concerned, you are dead-wrong not to be excited. These are exciting times. Just you wait and see.

#3 Posted by jimmyfenix (3854 posts) -
@seppli said:

Yes. I'm eager for an upgrade since years. I overall perfer gaming on consoles, but I had to switch the bulk of my gaming to PC in early 2011. Multiplatform games are just running so much better on PC, whilst the console versions got increasingly grungy looking and running more and more like dried-up shit. I'm looking forward to finally doing times-appropriate gaming on consoles again.

You certainly are not alone though, but at least as far as I'm concerned, you are dead-wrong to be not excited.

Totally agree.

#4 Edited by oraknabo (1459 posts) -

I'm not really excited for any specific games, but I'm kind of hyped about the PS4 in general--especially if the whole Gaikai thing works and you can play a ton of PSX and PS2 games on it. I still probably won't buy one for 6 months to a year after it comes out though.

#5 Edited by Aviar (435 posts) -

Considering how old the current gen consoles are and what I can do on my PC, yes, it is definitely time for a console refresh. My biggest problem is that there really isn't much I can't do on my PC over what I can do on a console. I find myself gaming more and more on my PC then in the past, especially since most triple A titles are being ported to the PC now more than ever. Heck, most of the next gen games were probably designed on higher end PC's while Sony and MS figured out what their actual architectures would be for their respective consoles.

#6 Posted by Excast (935 posts) -

I am interested in new consoles, but not so much in beta testing hardware that history shows it going to have issues and be improved within a year or two. I'll be happy just playing a back log of discounted PS3 games and buying the inevitable 1TB version of the PS4 in a year or two.

#7 Posted by Lyisa (358 posts) -

You don't have to buy new consoles just because new consoles are coming out. Buying into the hype and spending 400-500 dollars when there is nothing you want to play on it isn't worth it.

Not excited by the games, so not excited for the consoles. Interested in seeing what happens with them, though, that could be really interesting.

#8 Posted by SolidStateSR71 (6 posts) -

Doubt you're a lone but I can't wait... It's more that...the current gen consoles are putting a cap on creativity... People can only go so far with current gen consoles.. and now they're being limited by hardware limitations.

#9 Posted by ghostyTrickster (309 posts) -

The PS4 look cool! I will not be buying one for a few years, however. Until I see some console exclusives I really want (namely FF15, KH3, MGS5), I see no need to switch from my PC.

#10 Posted by Humanity (9206 posts) -

Yes for like two years now I really wanted new consoles because it's either that or spend $400 on a new videocard and unlike the videocard a new console will last me more than 2 years.

#11 Edited by Amikron (268 posts) -

It is pretty much the exact feeling I had "last gen" for me. "Oh that is cool new consoles are coming out" *goes back to playing PC games*

It took me about 3 years after launch before I got a 360, and I only just last year picked up a PS3, purely for the exclusives. The consoles lost me long ago and they aren't doing much of anything to win me back. Hell if I didn't have a child I'd probably skip this "generation" outright and stick to my PC fully.

#12 Posted by squiDc00kiE (352 posts) -

My launch ps3 has been on the ropes for the last year or so and having gone mostly down the pc route during that time has shown me just how weak the current gen systems are.

#13 Edited by laserbolts (5321 posts) -

Not really that excited. Watchdogs looks cool but besides that I see no reason for me to invest in one of the new consoles. Will wait for the games then consider it.

#14 Posted by billymagnum (824 posts) -

ever since i moved to pc last year, im never going back. i just cant. i have a 360 covered in dust, a wii that is only still around because of netflix but i do have a ps3 for blurays and i might play the occasional game on it. i dont ever want to buy a console again.

#15 Posted by ShaggE (6452 posts) -

Yes. We've been rubbing against the wall of what these consoles are capable of for a while now. And, at least on the 360, the interface is just getting slower, uglier, and more bloated every year. Time for a fresh start.

#16 Posted by mosespippy (4169 posts) -

I'm tired of the unoriginal ideas getting shoveled to market. Look at Gears of War Judgement and God of War Ascention. No body wanted those games. If new consoles means new ideas then yes, I will support new consoles. Also, having used the Vita some, it has become painfully obvious how slowly the PS3 does things like the friends list, trophies, and messaging. You need new hardware built with optimizing the services in mind.

#17 Posted by Brendan (7804 posts) -

I have too many current gen games still left to play, so I have no reason to get new consoles yet. Maybe next year.

#18 Posted by chiablo (929 posts) -

The one thing that excites me is that I will have a new controller for my PC. Hopefully one with a decent D-Pad. I'm tempted to go to the Microsoft Store on launch day and wait in line... while everyone else is getting the XBox One, I'll just grab a controller.

#19 Edited by kaos_cracker (587 posts) -

I got a console preordered. Pretty certain that the multi console games that come out this year will run way better on them, especially Battlefield 4, and since I don't have a good PC, I am happy with paying for a new console.

#20 Posted by DystopiaX (5310 posts) -

Yes. I want better graphics, more shit, I want games to start pushing themselves again like it felt like they were during the late 00s. I want new shit.

#21 Posted by FTomato (234 posts) -

I have such a large backlog that I'm not really interested in the consoles quite yet. However, I also don't plan on buying any titles that are available on both this gen and next gen on current gen - I'll play them when I eventually buy a PS4. Right now, that's just Watch Dogs. I expect I'll buy a PS4 mid next year, unless I get a bonus at work or something.

#22 Edited by cutyoface (544 posts) -

I really want to buy a new console but the problem for me is the cost. I can't just buy a 400 dollar console.

#23 Posted by Amikron (268 posts) -

@chiablo said:

The one thing that excites me is that I will have a new controller for my PC. Hopefully one with a decent D-Pad. I'm tempted to go to the Microsoft Store on launch day and wait in line... while everyone else is getting the XBox One, I'll just grab a controller.

Gotta agree with you there, 360 pad is a great control method for a lot of games on PC. I hope they do a wired version of the new pad, my 360 pad is a bit beat up.

#24 Edited by believer258 (11895 posts) -

What a lot of people seem to miss is that new consoles bring things that can really improve gameplay. We get faster processors and GPU's and more RAM which all allow for things like bigger areas, less loading times, clearer and higher resolutions, smoother framerates, more advanced AI, more capabilities, and just more room to work with for devs all around. The most immediate difference that people actually see are the graphics and detail, but frankly those things aren't going to take the same leaps that they used to. More subtle things are getting improved this time and I really want to see what devs do with them. Can someone finally beat the AI that FEAR had or are we going to have another generation of shooters where the enemy stands still or runs straight at you?

Speaking of shooters, I did read in Game Informer that Killzone Shadow Fall is going to have some new gadgets and they're planning on having large, open-ended levels with varied objectives. That's the impression I remember getting, anyway, and it reminded me a lot of the original Crysis. If that turns out to be so, then I know what game I'll be getting. Good shooters might be back! Hooray, we can get rid of this wanna-be CoD horseshit! And Wolfenstein looks cool, too! I doubt I'll get my wish proper, though.

Plus, this new generation seems to be embracing smaller and indie titles and the industry at least looks like it's ready to accept different tiers of budget in game development (so every game isn't aiming to be the next CoD). The new generation also seems to be aiming for more ease of use for developers and users.

So, am I excited? Yeah, kinda. I'm not getting one at launch, I'll pay attention from the sidelines, but I do want to see what sort of leaps that new consoles will bring. Keep in mind, people, that they won't be the same kinds of leaps that we've seen before. So all those pretty, new, shiny graphics are going to be better, but not as much better as you're expecting.

#25 Posted by hacksword (46 posts) -

No, you're not alone. I have no interest in the new consoles either. I'm happy with PC gaming.

#26 Edited by ADAMWD (588 posts) -

Of course, always interesting and exciting when new tech is released, especially something as big as new consoles.

#27 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2768 posts) -

It has been too long I bought a XB360 about two months after launch, I bought a PS3 at launch...so it has been TOO LONG for me. I not only want a new system I will push over elderly people, like Jeffrey Michael Gerstmann, to get one.

#28 Edited by Stonyman65 (2700 posts) -

I have a PC so I don't really care much about the new consoles but I am interested in new games. If having next-gen consoles helps improve gaming and raise the bar for game development then I'm all for it.

And of course all the crazy shit that comes with new console launches, new franchises, and sequels to current games.

#29 Edited by Fattony12000 (7404 posts) -

#30 Edited by Jeust (10643 posts) -

Nay. I'm not interested for now. I still have a reasonable backlog, to last for years, and most of the next generation seems to be built around multiplayer and co-op which doesn't interest me much. That plus the 400€, cools my enthusiasm down.

#31 Posted by Anwar (868 posts) -

I wanted to buy it and get a launch PS4, but then I remembered how fucking terrible my PS2 launch model was. I sent it back 3 times and they sent me two consoles for the third time. I don't know why(I sent the second one back). A more compelling reason is that I have a bunch of unfinished PS3 games and I told myself that I won't buy a PS4 until I played through those games at least once.

#32 Edited by Aquablak (194 posts) -

YES, I want to buy a new console. I'm tired of watered down multiplayer experiences, in particular, and I am itching to play Battlefield on PS4 with 64 players.

#33 Posted by Elwoodan (829 posts) -

My PC (which has been my platform of choice for the last 5ish years) was only slightly above average when I built it, and it is quickly being outpaced by the newest games, so I'm mostly excited to get a PS4 because it will be significantly cheaper than making meaningful upgrades to my PC, and will still allow me to play the new stuff as it comes out.

#34 Posted by Hunkulese (2721 posts) -

Games look and run like ass on the 360 and PS3 now. They've been maxed out. I want to buy new consoles now but I'd also like to be able to time jump to holiday 2014 when actual next-gen games start coming out.

#35 Posted by AlexW00d (6274 posts) -

No, you're not alone. I have no interest in the new consoles either. I'm happy with PC gaming.

Pretty much this. I might buy a PS4 if they announce some games I actually care about.

#36 Posted by Giantstalker (1646 posts) -

Yes, I actually want to buy these new consoles.

#37 Posted by Carryboy (676 posts) -

both on preorder

#38 Posted by cloudnineboya (820 posts) -

For the first time since the megadrive i am not so bothered about getting a new console, thinking i might just put some money into a new GPU and see how things are further down the road. But if sony comes out before it releases and says hey guess what the last guardian has a release date, and every game journo has played it and are raving about it,then shit its time to get in the car an do a smash-n-grab. plus side its one sexy mistress.

#39 Posted by MikkaQ (10288 posts) -

It'll be nice to play a console game that doesn't feel horribly crippled by hardware.

#40 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1592 posts) -

I don't want to buy them now, but absolutely eventually. I've got enough of current-gen backlog built up that it would be dumb to be an early adopter unless there was some game I just had to play right now, and I can't even begin to imagine what it would be.

#41 Edited by Verendus (348 posts) -

Hell yeah, I don't ever want to play Battlefield 12v12 again.

#42 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3782 posts) -

I'm tired of the unoriginal ideas getting shoveled to market. Look at Gears of War Judgement and God of War Ascention. No body wanted those games. If new consoles means new ideas then yes, I will support new consoles.

I have a PC so I don't really care much about the new consoles but I am interested in new games. If having next-gen consoles helps improve gaming and raise the bar for game development then I'm all for it.

And of course all the crazy shit that comes with new console launches, new franchises, and sequels to current games.

You guys are in luck. Developers have been saying for years that the only reason they haven't had new ideas and have been issuing filler installments and sequels to your favorite franchises is because this generation has gone on too long. Their great ideas were constrained by a lack of power. Now, with the unbridled power of the Wii U, PS4, and Xbox One, they can finally unleash all those fresh ideas and new franchises on a stale market.

You can look forward to these incredible new experiences (that were impossible and unheard of in this generation) in the following games:

  • NBA 2K14
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Skylanders Swap Force
  • Need for Speed: Rivals
  • Battlefield 4
  • Madden 25
  • FIFA 14
  • NBA LIVE 14
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
  • Just Dance 2014
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
  • Dead Rising 3
  • Forza Motorsport 5
  • Killer Instinct
  • Peggle 2
  • Zoo Tycoon
  • Zumba Fitness: World Party

Truly, we are in a new age of video games.

#43 Posted by Lyisa (358 posts) -
#44 Posted by AlecOfTheWest (279 posts) -

What makes you guys think new consoles are going to bring about new creative game design?

Anyway, I agree with OP. I prob won't buy a next gen console until late 2014, when Naughty Dog and Rockstar will begin to get their games on the system. Until then, I'll have GTA V to tide me over.

#45 Edited by Ben_H (3354 posts) -

Nope, not at all. I will begrudgingly get one of them one day, but I do not want drop $400 minimum while I am in the middle of school. The only game they have announced that I actually want to play is Forza 5. These days I play mostly indie PC games and Starcraft. I have little interest in big blockbuster games.

I'll stick with my PC/3DS combo for the time being.

#46 Edited by Oscar__Explosion (2292 posts) -

Do I want new consoles? Yes.

Do I want to buy either of them right away? No.

#47 Posted by TowerSixteen (542 posts) -

I never understood getting excited for consoles. I'll get excited for games, sure, but not consoles. So I'll buy one when there's a bunch of games I want out. Just like every console. And I've never seen a launch that had near enough good games to justify a purchase.

Also complicated by the fact that I have a good gaming PC, so not only does there have to be a bunch of good games before purchase but a bunch of good games that don't make it to PC. This may take awhile, especially since I don't personally care about shooters.

Then again, I've never understood hardware hype in general.

#48 Edited by mosespippy (4169 posts) -

@wrighteous86: That's a pretty great list of games I didn't even look twice at. Of course the same old stuff is going to keep getting made, but there are new ideas on the horizon with:

  • The Crew
  • The Division
  • Titanfall
  • Destiny
  • #Driveclub
  • The Witness
  • Transistor
  • Hohokum
  • The Order 1886
  • Watch_Dogs

Yes, a lot of this stuff could exist on the current technology and some of it does. It's just that Publishers are more willing to take risks in these early stages as the consumers of these products are also taking a risk on new technology and they want to spend money on new things. If they wanted the same old game then they'd play it on the same old console.

#49 Posted by Optix12 (612 posts) -

Im excited for the new consoles but I dont want to buy one. Thankfully a lot of the "exclusive" games (at least the ones i care for) will be coming to PC. I would rather spend the £350 on upgrading my computer now that gtx670s are coming down to a pretty nice level

#50 Edited by mano521 (1224 posts) -

absolutely. Ive always preferred console gaming. Mostly due to the controllers. Having a console that can keep up with modern games and look pretty sounds pretty good to me