Random Shots: Why I Bought A PlayStation 4

Posted by AnjinM (108 posts) -
  • Yesterday was a crazy day. The announcement that Microsoft has capitulated on their DRM plans made next generation a two console race again. So when I got home from work last night, I went to my computer, gathered up all of my gift cards, and put down my preorder.
  • For the PlayStation 4.
  • This is an unusual situation for me. I've never been a Sony fanboy. I've never bought a PlayStation as a primary console. Late in their generations, I did get used PS1 and PS2's to play a few console exclusives (DQ7 and Fear Effect stand out). But even in the face of the PS2's overwhelming popularity, I was a Dreamcast/Xbox guy. No more.
  • I'm going with the Playstation 4 for a couple of reasons. I like that Sony is courting indie developers. I loved XBLA this generation. If everyone is switching to the new platform, I want to go with them. I can't just let Transistor come out and not get to play. And the price is just better. I don't want a Kinect. I don't want Microsoft's fancy TV watching options. I want a game machine. And it sounds like that's what Sony is delivering. That's it. The decision was that close for me.
  • There has to be competition in the market. Each time Sony or Microsoft became the clear winner, they became arrogant and their product went to hell. I'm jumping ship now because Sony is the underdog this time, and I'm excited about how hungry they are to take on their opponent's Goliath.

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#1 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19321 posts) -

Dat copyright

#2 Edited by bigjeffrey (4904 posts) -

I puked on my keyboard

Thanks Dude

#3 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

There used to be a time and place where people posted shit and defended their console for the love of it.

But Console Wars has gone corporate man.

#4 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

Just... dude. Really?

#5 Posted by DarthOrange (3858 posts) -

Gross.

#6 Posted by Demoskinos (14730 posts) -

The fuck?

#7 Edited by FourWude (2261 posts) -

All Rights Reserved.

That's right bitches. Don't be copying any of his post without his permission.

#8 Posted by Chibithor (574 posts) -

Wait...

Huh?

#9 Posted by davidwitten22 (1708 posts) -

This is like the post the laughing man made, only way shorter and just as pointless. enjoy your Ps4, no one cares.

#10 Posted by tescovee (356 posts) -

Haha, I love hypocrisy / irony the 90's are the best

#11 Edited by MetalGearSunny (6988 posts) -

lol yeah copyright your fucking blogger blog which is owned by google

#12 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4185 posts) -

Online
#13 Edited by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

@example1013 said

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  • Yesterday was a crazy day. The announcement that Microsoft has capitulated on their DRM plans made next generation a two console race again. So when I got home from work last night, I went to my computer, gathered up all of my gift cards, and put down my preorder.
  • For the PlayStation 4.
  • This is an unusual situation for me. I've never been a Sony fanboy. I've never bought a PlayStation as a primary console. Late in their generations, I did get used PS1 and PS2's to play a few console exclusives (DQ7 and Fear Effect stand out). But even in the face of the PS2's overwhelming popularity, I was a Dreamcast/Xbox guy. No more.
  • I'm going with the Playstation 4 for a couple of reasons. I like that Sony is courting indie developers. I loved XBLA this generation. If everyone is switching to the new platform, I want to go with them. I can't just let Transistor come out and not get to play. And the price is just better. I don't want a Kinect. I don't want Microsoft's fancy TV watching options. I want a game machine. And it sounds like that's what Sony is delivering. That's it. The decision was that close for me.
  • There has to be competition in the market. Each time Sony or Microsoft became the clear winner, they became arrogant and their product went to hell. I'm jumping ship now because Sony is the underdog this time, and I'm excited about how hungry they are to take on their opponent's Goliath.

This is what I think of your copyright. Just try to sue me, I dare you.

#14 Edited by Lord_Xp (602 posts) -

@example1013 said

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  • Yesterday was a crazy day. The announcement that Microsoft has capitulated on their DRM plans made next generation a two console race again. So when I got home from work last night, I went to my computer, gathered up all of my gift cards, and put down my preorder.
  • For the PlayStation 4.
  • This is an unusual situation for me. I've never been a Sony fanboy. I've never bought a PlayStation as a primary console. Late in their generations, I did get used PS1 and PS2's to play a few console exclusives (DQ7 and Fear Effect stand out). But even in the face of the PS2's overwhelming popularity, I was a Dreamcast/Xbox guy. No more.
  • I'm going with the Playstation 4 for a couple of reasons. I like that Sony is courting indie developers. I loved XBLA this generation. If everyone is switching to the new platform, I want to go with them. I can't just let Transistor come out and not get to play. And the price is just better. I don't want a Kinect. I don't want Microsoft's fancy TV watching options. I want a game machine. And it sounds like that's what Sony is delivering. That's it. The decision was that close for me.
  • There has to be competition in the market. Each time Sony or Microsoft became the clear winner, they became arrogant and their product went to hell. I'm jumping ship now because Sony is the underdog this time, and I'm excited about how hungry they are to take on their opponent's Goliath.

This is what I think of your copyright. Just try to sue me, I dare you.

And so this user was made an *puts on shades* Example... yaaaaaaah

#15 Posted by Dot (163 posts) -

This is what I thought of when I read the copyright at the bottom.

#16 Posted by Breadfan (6589 posts) -
#17 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

BULLET BULLET BULLET COPYRIGHT.

#18 Posted by AnjinM (108 posts) -

I was pretty bummed out by the comments until the Community gifs showed up. So thanks to Dot and Breadfan.

The copyright notice comes from a few years ago when people were straight up stealing blog posts. If it's bad form on Giant Bomb, I'll make sure I pull it when I post here. But this post has pulled more comments than the last forty on my regular blog, so maybe it does serve a purpose. :-)

Anyway, thanks at least for reading, even if you give zero craps about the content.

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