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#1 Posted by killr0y (114 posts) -

Rumors are already beginning to surface in the Sony and Microsoft camps, and while they are just stupid rumors, there is a large swath of the gaming community that jumps before they look. This leads to thousands, if not millions of people, completely uninformed. But I think when console companies straight up lie or provide half-truths, that says even more about how much humanity has the capacity to suck balls.

One rumor circulating mentions how the PS4 is going to support 4k resolutions. This already has uninformed idiots believing that teh grafix are going to out out-of-this-world. When Sony announced 1080P support, they had the PS3 fanboys laughing their asses off at the 360's comparitively puny support for 720P (before Microsofted updated this with a simple firmware tweak). What was the truth? The truth was that neither the PS3 nor the 360 could output natively at those resolutions without suffering ridiculous framerate hits. So the vast majority of all games today are natively rendered at 720P (or even lower), and simply upscaled to the HD resolution that the TV supports.

4K I hope is nothing more than a rumor, because I really don't want to see the industry devolve into a stupid numbers war that does nothing but hurt and confuse the consumer. Marketing is one thing, but forcing a video chip to include a spec that never gets used because its totally impractical is nothing short of misleading people.

There is a big difference between healthy competition, and lying & cheating.

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

No, because as far as I know, the fanboy business isn't really strong on this site.

#3 Posted by falserelic (5480 posts) -

War what is it good for?

#4 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

Nope! New consoles mean new innovations so I say bring it already.

#5 Posted by impartialgecko (1699 posts) -

Oh man I completely forgot about that. Its been so long since I've seen people take that seriously. It's going to be awful.

#6 Posted by JasonR86 (9763 posts) -

@falserelic said:

War what is it good for?

Good God y'all.

#7 Posted by falserelic (5480 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

@falserelic said:

War what is it good for?

Good God y'all.

absolutely nothing.

#8 Posted by pweidman (2355 posts) -

No, because I don't care and always avoid that drama. I would like to see the new consoles innovate and become much more powerful and capable though. And some good healthy competition usually results in some good development efforts which means us gamers win overall. Plus this site is mellow and fanboy stuff is usually just quickly dismissed. Another reason GB is awesome imo.

#9 Posted by ch3burashka (5180 posts) -

No, because I'm not 13 and the concept of "console wars" doesn't exist past early childhood, from a mental state perspective. Anyone who subscribes to this future "war" is a damn child.

#10 Posted by JasonR86 (9763 posts) -

@falserelic said:

@JasonR86 said:

@falserelic said:

War what is it good for?

Good God y'all.

absolutely nothing.

SAY IT AGAIN Y'ALL!!!

#11 Posted by falserelic (5480 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

@falserelic said:

@JasonR86 said:

@falserelic said:

War what is it good for?

Good God y'all.

absolutely nothing.

SAY IT AGAIN Y'ALL!!!

War, it ain't nothing But a heartbreaker

#12 Posted by NakAttack (1291 posts) -

War, whoa, Lord

What is it good for

Absolutely nothing

#13 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

No because I am not 15 years old. MY decision has already been made.

#14 Posted by Sackmanjones (4784 posts) -

Nah. I prepare to enjoy the fireworks by the way

PS4 TOTALLY KICKS XBOX ASS SON! FUCK YA

#15 Posted by Baillie (4278 posts) -

I'm not caring for the fanboy wars, but I'm happy there is still going to be a generational war between Sony and Microsoft, without it we'd end up with absolutely no innovation. Although, I would much prefer a lot of inovation and one console. Oh, blissful thinking.

#16 Posted by falserelic (5480 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

Nah. I prepare to enjoy the fireworks by the way PS4 TOTALLY KICKS XBOX ASS SON! FUCK YA

PS4 is goin to be mad ill son to sick 4 real... I can't wait to catch the disease.

#17 Posted by That1BlackGuy (217 posts) -

Not really, I tend to stay away from that. Even with that said, I don't think it'll ever get as bad as it was in 2008-09, most of it has died down since then.

#18 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2040 posts) -

@falserelic said:

@JasonR86 said:

@falserelic said:

@JasonR86 said:

@falserelic said:

War what is it good for?

Good God y'all.

absolutely nothing.

SAY IT AGAIN Y'ALL!!!

War, it ain't nothing But a heartbreaker

Friend only to the undertaker!

#19 Posted by Brodehouse (10106 posts) -

Hardware wars are dumb, but luckily those hardware wars generate a lot of original software.

Of course it generates a lot of stupid launch bullshit, but whatever.

#20 Posted by Subjugation (4734 posts) -

I live next gen everyday. Word.

#21 Edited by QuistisTrepe (628 posts) -

Considering that there aren't real facts in the way of features and confirmed specs for anyone to bitch about yet, there doesn't appear to be any console fanboy wars that will be occurring for quite sometime. As was noted earlier, this doesn't seem to be much of an issue at GB.

#22 Posted by Khadyn (228 posts) -

Nope, cause I'll just get both and be happy and not care what the fanboys say or do. Even though I won't lie and will read the laughable crap they post just for shits and giggles...

#23 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1066 posts) -

Not really. I will wait couple of years for enough of the good games to come out. I got shelter, canned food and decent PC to last until that.

#24 Posted by ValiantGrizzly (498 posts) -

No, I am an adult with a job. I'm buying both consoles. I don't care which one is "da best".

#25 Posted by dagas (2901 posts) -

I'm not looking forward to spending money on new consoles. I think I'll be slower to buy into the next generation than I've ever been before. Unless they release some games I just have to play. Not just the same games with better graphics. I only have 2 720p TV's at home anyway so I'd have to buy a new TV to get 1080p to take advantage of the next gen.

#26 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

I don't partake in the System Wars.

#27 Posted by Demoskinos (15103 posts) -

PS TRIPLE Y'ALL GET OUT OF HERE WITH DAT 360 BULLSHIT.

#28 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -
I just want to be able to post this
#29 Posted by TMBaker (232 posts) -

Marcus Beer does a pretty good job laying it out about the fanboys:

#30 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

Console war threads get locked up quick here, so I don't care.

#31 Posted by RedCream (706 posts) -

War never changes

#32 Posted by Rowr (5824 posts) -

@killr0y said:

Rumors are already beginning to surface in the Sony and Microsoft camps, and while they are just stupid rumors, there is a large swath of the gaming community that jumps before they look. This leads to thousands, if not millions of people, completely uninformed. But I think when console companies straight up lie or provide half-truths, that says even more about how much humanity has the capacity to suck balls.

One rumor circulating mentions how the PS4 is going to support 4k resolutions. This already has uninformed idiots believing that teh grafix are going to out out-of-this-world. When Sony announced 1080P support, they had the PS3 fanboys laughing their asses off at the 360's comparitively puny support for 720P (before Microsofted updated this with a simple firmware tweak). What was the truth? The truth was that neither the PS3 nor the 360 could output natively at those resolutions without suffering ridiculous framerate hits. So the vast majority of all games today are natively rendered at 720P (or even lower), and simply upscaled to the HD resolution that the TV supports.

4K I hope is nothing more than a rumor, because I really don't want to see the industry devolve into a stupid numbers war that does nothing but hurt and confuse the consumer. Marketing is one thing, but forcing a video chip to include a spec that never gets used because its totally impractical is nothing short of misleading people.

There is a big difference between healthy competition, and lying & cheating.

So you start by talking down rumours and people buying into them. You lament "millions" of people falling into being uninformed.

And then you proceed to talk about one and fearfully make a bunch of stupid assumptions.

...

#33 Posted by NathHaw (2799 posts) -

I welcome it.

#34 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

@Rowr said:

@killr0y said:

Rumors are already beginning to surface in the Sony and Microsoft camps, and while they are just stupid rumors, there is a large swath of the gaming community that jumps before they look. This leads to thousands, if not millions of people, completely uninformed. But I think when console companies straight up lie or provide half-truths, that says even more about how much humanity has the capacity to suck balls.

One rumor circulating mentions how the PS4 is going to support 4k resolutions. This already has uninformed idiots believing that teh grafix are going to out out-of-this-world. When Sony announced 1080P support, they had the PS3 fanboys laughing their asses off at the 360's comparitively puny support for 720P (before Microsofted updated this with a simple firmware tweak). What was the truth? The truth was that neither the PS3 nor the 360 could output natively at those resolutions without suffering ridiculous framerate hits. So the vast majority of all games today are natively rendered at 720P (or even lower), and simply upscaled to the HD resolution that the TV supports.

4K I hope is nothing more than a rumor, because I really don't want to see the industry devolve into a stupid numbers war that does nothing but hurt and confuse the consumer. Marketing is one thing, but forcing a video chip to include a spec that never gets used because its totally impractical is nothing short of misleading people.

There is a big difference between healthy competition, and lying & cheating.

So you start by talking down rumours and people buying into them. You lament "millions" of people falling into being uninformed.

And then you proceed to talk about one and fearfully make a bunch of stupid assumptions.

...

What assumptions did he make?

#35 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6401 posts) -

Luckily, this site doesn't take too kindly to fanboyism or console war threads, both of which are required for a full-on console war. We'll be okay, you guys.

#36 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1172 posts) -

If by war you mean competition to create better products and services for is then yes I am very excited.

#37 Posted by ShaggE (6634 posts) -

Meh. So a bunch of people scream and stomp and throw fits because their favorite thing isn't the only thing that exists. Only two things ever come of that: either they live the rest of their lives as lonely, bitter manchildren, or they eventually grow out of it (sadly, the former more often than the latter). Either way, life goes on for the rest of us. Besides, new generations aren't the only thing that stokes the fanboy flames... that's too much time for people to wait in between hissyfits.

#38 Posted by SuperSambo (2881 posts) -

No.

I'll just ignore the hate and look forward to the fact that there is new hardware out.

#39 Edited by AndrewB (7686 posts) -

I think we can all agree that 4k resolution will not be a thing for games for any consoles this coming generation. Movies? Absolutely. Sony and Microsoft have moved past their boxes being for video games alone and 4k is, for some crazy reason, something which is on the cusp of becoming a consumer norm. If not at launch, it will be within the lifespan of these consoles, so support for it is key, and of course they'll have the computing power to do so.

Anyway, why would I dread the upcoming consoles? I look forward to buying one and having a system which learned from all the mistakes of the last generation. Something that *can* output at 1080p without making significant sacrifices.

If we're talking about uniformed consumers, look at literally everything else being sold. Lies and half-truths are the norm for anything but the most confident brands. Why not leave their decision up to the pimple-faced expert working the counter at Gamestop, like the kinds of people who walk out and buy a car on the word of their salesman?

#40 Posted by Gamer_152 (14099 posts) -

No, because I've made a very deliberate effort to avoid places on the internet where "the console wars" are actually a thing.

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#41 Posted by billyhoush (1192 posts) -

I wont get the new consoles until the revisions come out 'cause by then they will be cheaper, better, and have more games worth playing.

#42 Posted by ConfusedOwl (961 posts) -

No can't say that I do. By the time the next gen rolls around I'll probably have a job, so I'll just buy both eventually and if some of those more controversial rumours end up being true I can save myself the trouble and buy neither.

#43 Posted by obscurefan (282 posts) -

The only part of the next gen war that I dread is how much it will end up affecting my wallet.

#44 Posted by GunstarRed (5400 posts) -

Console wars haven't been fun since the 16 bit days.

#45 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1225 posts) -

Probably won't care. With both consoles more worried about being bullshit app machines rather than game machines I'll probably become a full time PC gamer next generation and leave consoles altogether.

#46 Posted by Mastercheesey (220 posts) -

I like new stuff so bring it on

#47 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1732 posts) -
@Rowr said:

@killr0y said:

Rumors are already beginning to surface in the Sony and Microsoft camps, and while they are just stupid rumors, there is a large swath of the gaming community that jumps before they look. This leads to thousands, if not millions of people, completely uninformed. But I think when console companies straight up lie or provide half-truths, that says even more about how much humanity has the capacity to suck balls.

One rumor circulating mentions how the PS4 is going to support 4k resolutions. This already has uninformed idiots believing that teh grafix are going to out out-of-this-world. When Sony announced 1080P support, they had the PS3 fanboys laughing their asses off at the 360's comparitively puny support for 720P (before Microsofted updated this with a simple firmware tweak). What was the truth? The truth was that neither the PS3 nor the 360 could output natively at those resolutions without suffering ridiculous framerate hits. So the vast majority of all games today are natively rendered at 720P (or even lower), and simply upscaled to the HD resolution that the TV supports.

4K I hope is nothing more than a rumor, because I really don't want to see the industry devolve into a stupid numbers war that does nothing but hurt and confuse the consumer. Marketing is one thing, but forcing a video chip to include a spec that never gets used because its totally impractical is nothing short of misleading people.

There is a big difference between healthy competition, and lying & cheating.

So you start by talking down rumours and people buying into them. You lament "millions" of people falling into being uninformed.

And then you proceed to talk about one and fearfully make a bunch of stupid assumptions.

...

Was about to say this. 
#48 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

I barely paid attention to this one and the one before it ect ect.  If they wasn't so damn expensive, everyone would have all the consoles and there would be no fanboys.

#49 Posted by SmilingPig (1341 posts) -

I'm not sure about the next gen, I don’t want a console filled with ads and a bunch of shit I don’t care about, I may just upgrade my PC instead.

#50 Posted by GrantHeaslip (1662 posts) -

@Rowr said:

@killr0y said:

Rumors are already beginning to surface in the Sony and Microsoft camps, and while they are just stupid rumors, there is a large swath of the gaming community that jumps before they look. This leads to thousands, if not millions of people, completely uninformed. But I think when console companies straight up lie or provide half-truths, that says even more about how much humanity has the capacity to suck balls.

One rumor circulating mentions how the PS4 is going to support 4k resolutions. This already has uninformed idiots believing that teh grafix are going to out out-of-this-world. When Sony announced 1080P support, they had the PS3 fanboys laughing their asses off at the 360's comparitively puny support for 720P (before Microsofted updated this with a simple firmware tweak). What was the truth? The truth was that neither the PS3 nor the 360 could output natively at those resolutions without suffering ridiculous framerate hits. So the vast majority of all games today are natively rendered at 720P (or even lower), and simply upscaled to the HD resolution that the TV supports.

4K I hope is nothing more than a rumor, because I really don't want to see the industry devolve into a stupid numbers war that does nothing but hurt and confuse the consumer. Marketing is one thing, but forcing a video chip to include a spec that never gets used because its totally impractical is nothing short of misleading people.

There is a big difference between healthy competition, and lying & cheating.

So you start by talking down rumours and people buying into them. You lament "millions" of people falling into being uninformed.

And then you proceed to talk about one and fearfully make a bunch of stupid assumptions.

Exactly. And it's especially dumb because he's wrong at 4k. It's not particularly expensive to include -- the PS3 can already output 4k still images, and it's probably just processing power (that the PS4 would have anyway) that's stopping it from outputting video. There are sub-$250 Blu-Ray players put out in the last year that support 4k, and 4k video cards have been a thing for a while. Sony's investing in 4k, and it would be crazy if their flagship media device didn't support it.

Games won't be output in 4k unless they've got nothing else to spend that memory and processing power on (think downloadable board games or something), but who cares? Unless they're straight up saying "PS4 supports 4k so all of your 1080p games will look hella awesome!", what exactly would they be lying about? Why are you so fired up about a system including a function that may not be used much for games? And for someone who purports not to care about fanboys, you seem awfully invested in Sony not giving stupid fanboys ammunition.