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#1 Edited by HouseOfBalloons (48 posts) -

Pretty sure I'm gonna go to my local GameStop today and switch out my PS4 preorder to an X1. I currently have a PS3 since I sold my 360 last year because I didn't need two consoles. The thing is, I never really fell in love with my PS3 the way I did my 360. Bad decision.

I initially bought into the hype with the PS4, but later realized all of the innovation Microsoft is bringing to the table is actually pretty neat. Another deciding factor is the fact that I'm not really a fan of any of the PS4 launch titles, nor Sony's exclusives (sorry TLoU, but you'll always have a place in my heart). I don't think I've ever been more unexcited for a game I've preordered as I am now with Killzone 4. Titanfall had me wowed since the reveal and Forza imo is the best racing sim available. I recently popped in GT5 and couldn't bare to play it for more than five minutes; it was just so bland and unexciting.

Other than the $100 difference between the two consoles, I don't think there is too much of a reason for me to go ahead and purchase the PS4. Seriously, how much better are the graphics going to be on the PS4? With all the things Microsoft is going to implement with their cloud tech, I only see that gap closing in the near future.

Edited for typos.

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#2 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

Nope.

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#3 Edited by Oldirtybearon (5626 posts) -

God, I really wish there was a way to tell who is a guerrilla marketer and who is legitimate. There's just no way to tell.

Godspeed OP. I hope you don't get burned in your decision.

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#4 Posted by Irvandus (3170 posts) -

No.

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#5 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

Are you a marketer? You gotta tell us if you are.

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#6 Posted by rebgav (1442 posts) -

Seriously, how much better are the graphics going to be on the PS4? With all the things Microsoft is going to implement with their cloud tech in the ne, I only see that gap closing in the near future.

lol

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#7 Edited by BaneFireLord (3218 posts) -

@oldirtybearon: I think the fact that this guy has only 5 posts makes it pretty obvious.

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#8 Posted by HouseOfBalloons (48 posts) -

Seriously.. I'm not a marketer. I can't believe that's a legitimate worry nowadays on forums..

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#9 Posted by Oldirtybearon (5626 posts) -

@houseofballoons said:

Seriously.. I'm not a marketer. I can't believe that's a legitimate worry nowadays on forums..

Hey brothers, I'm totally not a cop... so where are the marijuana cigarettes?

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#10 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2970 posts) -

Nope, but more power to you.

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#11 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

W..why would I do that? It's still $100 more and it's still less powerful.

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#12 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2951 posts) -

Yes I will exchange my (non-existent) PS4 preorder to a (non-existent) Xbox One preorder based on everything you just said! Thanks for opening eyes and saving me from the huge mistake I was going to make!j

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#13 Posted by VRMN (49 posts) -

...because of what? The RAM issue seeming to bring the two consoles closer to parity? PS4 is still a more powerful box. I'm leaning towards an X1 because I feel more inclined towards the exclusive lineup, but I knew that out of E3. If you're not deciding on the basis of what games you want to play, allowing for some fundamental device philosophy stuff (the old DRM policy, Kinect) you've failed right there.

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#14 Edited by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

@houseofballoons said:

Seriously.. I'm not a marketer. I can't believe that's a legitimate worry nowadays on forums..

Hey brothers, I'm totally not a cop... so where are the marijuana cigarettes?

There watching you.

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#15 Edited by ConfusedOwl (1161 posts) -

I have no reason to switch over my pre order. I still hate that I chose a 360 over a ps3 this gen.

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#16 Posted by HouseOfBalloons (48 posts) -
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#17 Posted by joshwent (2897 posts) -

Kind of confused why you ever thought you'd want a PS4 in the first place? I don't think there was hype around Sony so much as there was just a shocked relief that they maybe weren't trying to fuck us over.

Though good on ya for getting a thing you want, i guess?

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#18 Posted by konig_kei (956 posts) -

Crime life gang wars is the greatest game out, these too cool for school game reviewers do not know what they are talking about. Crime life gang wars is the most fun I have had all year. Crime life gang wars is out now, I think you should buy it because it is the BOMB!

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#19 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

Should I even bother?

In any gaming forum, an unknown user with very few amounts of posts comparing two next generation consoles but holding one in higher regard for almost illogical reasons will be called out as having a potential ulterior motive.

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#20 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (7008 posts) -

I have them both preordered. I only plan to buy one though. Closer to the release I'll decide on which one to get.

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#21 Edited by HouseOfBalloons (48 posts) -

@joshwent said:

Kind of confused why you ever thought you'd want a PS4 in the first place? I don't think there was hype around Sony so much as there was just a shocked relief that they maybe weren't trying to fuck us over.

Though good on ya for getting a thing you want, i guess?

At first, the DRM policy MS was implementing was appalling to me. There was no reason to not buy the PS4. Now that it's reversed, I don't think I can justify not getting the X1 because of the exclusives.

Yeah I know, just because they switched their policies due to the negative feedback from gamers doesn't make it ok for us to just throw money in their pockets and praise them. Pretty much just excited for the cloud technology and the exclusives tbh.

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#22 Posted by Oldirtybearon (5626 posts) -

@houseofballoons: What's the game you're most looking forward to this fall? Any game. Any platform.

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#23 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4385 posts) -

I've now pre-ordered to get both. All my grudgey friends are getting PS4.

So to answer: "Nes/Yo"

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#24 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

@houseofballoons said:

Should I even bother?

In any gaming forum, an unknown user with very few amounts of posts comparing two next generation consoles but holding one in higher regard for almost illogical reasons will be called out as having a potential ulterior motive.

http://www.giantbomb.com/playstation-4/3045-146/forums/why-i-think-the-ps4-will-be-the-best-system-next-g-1441375/#47

This guy literally had 1 post and barely anyone batted an eyelash.

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#25 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

@joshwent said:

Kind of confused why you ever thought you'd want a PS4 in the first place? I don't think there was hype around Sony so much as there was just a shocked relief that they maybe weren't trying to fuck us over.

Though good on ya for getting a thing you want, i guess?

At first, the DRM policy MS was implementing was appalling to me. There was no reason to not buy the PS4. Now that it's reversed, I don't think I can justify not getting the X1 because of the exclusives.

Yeah I know, just because they switched their policies due to the negative feedback from gamers doesn't make it ok for us to just throw money in their pockets and praise them. Pretty much just excited for the cloud technology and the exclusives tbh.

Isn't it a little late to switch to X1? cause i thought they stopped taking pre orders for both consoles.

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#26 Edited by ArtelinaRose (1994 posts) -

@joshwent said:

Kind of confused why you ever thought you'd want a PS4 in the first place? I don't think there was hype around Sony so much as there was just a shocked relief that they maybe weren't trying to fuck us over.

Though good on ya for getting a thing you want, i guess?

At first, the DRM policy MS was implementing was appalling to me. There was no reason to not buy the PS4. Now that it's reversed, I don't think I can justify not getting the X1 because of the exclusives.

Yeah I know, just because they switched their policies due to the negative feedback from gamers doesn't make it ok for us to just throw money in their pockets and praise them. Pretty much just excited for the cloud technology and the exclusives tbh.

The cloud technology is just regular ass cloud computing. They've hyped it up because they assume people have no idea what the fuck "the cloud" actually means, and you know what, they weren't wrong. Ugh. Ugh.

Sweetie, your heart is in the right place, but I think you approached this at a bad angle.

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#27 Edited by lockwoodx (2531 posts) -

I don't care what Microsoft does at this point. After the Mexican RROD boxes that were DOA before they even shipped, I'll never buy a piece of Microsoft hardware again.

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#28 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

@fluxwavez said:

@houseofballoons said:

Should I even bother?

In any gaming forum, an unknown user with very few amounts of posts comparing two next generation consoles but holding one in higher regard for almost illogical reasons will be called out as having a potential ulterior motive.

http://www.giantbomb.com/playstation-4/3045-146/forums/why-i-think-the-ps4-will-be-the-best-system-next-g-1441375/#47

This guy literally had 1 post and barely anyone batted an eyelash.

Uh... I see plenty of people facetiously posting in that link?

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#29 Posted by Ley_Lines (307 posts) -

Isn't gamestop sold out of their allotment of xbox and ps4 preorders already anyways; making it impossible for you to switch at gamestop?

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#30 Posted by HouseOfBalloons (48 posts) -

@houseofballoons: What's the game you're most looking forward to this fall? Any game. Any platform.

Too lazy to search for release dates since some of these may not be Fall releases, so I'll just tell you which next-gen games I'm looking forward to in general. My #1 would have to be Titanfall, hands down. As far as the others go.. Destiny, Forza, The Division, and BF4. Ryse looked cool at first, but it isn't really shaping up to be what I was hoping for, so that's out.

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#31 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

@connerthekewlkid said:

@fluxwavez said:

@houseofballoons said:

Should I even bother?

In any gaming forum, an unknown user with very few amounts of posts comparing two next generation consoles but holding one in higher regard for almost illogical reasons will be called out as having a potential ulterior motive.

http://www.giantbomb.com/playstation-4/3045-146/forums/why-i-think-the-ps4-will-be-the-best-system-next-g-1441375/#47

This guy literally had 1 post and barely anyone batted an eyelash.

Uh... I see plenty of people facetiously posting in that link?

Maybe about half, but not an entire thread full.

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#32 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -
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#33 Edited by falserelic (5770 posts) -

Hell to the fucking no.

Why would I make such a stupid decision.

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#34 Edited by HouseOfBalloons (48 posts) -

I've now pre-ordered to get both. All my grudgey friends are getting PS4.

So to answer: "Nes/Yo"

I like you.

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#35 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1873 posts) -

@connerthekewlkid said:

Maybe about half, but not an entire thread full.

...So?

Most people immeditaly jumped to marketer with this one, yet with the other one they just said its a dumb post.

Its the difference in completely dismissing someone because you think theyre a marketer, than just saying you are disagreeing with their opinion.

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#36 Edited by lockwoodx (2531 posts) -

The best bet this generation is sticking with the PC. Everything is being ported over to Steam anyways suckers so keep paying full retail for 2008 graphics and barbaric DRM.

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#37 Posted by Demoskinos (17325 posts) -

I'm not buying anything at launch. I'll buy a PS4 once Metal Gear Solid 5 release date gets announced.

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#38 Posted by geirr (3308 posts) -

hell no!

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#39 Posted by HouseOfBalloons (48 posts) -

@fluxwavez said:

@connerthekewlkid said:

Maybe about half, but not an entire thread full.

...So?

Most people immeditaly jumped to marketer with this one, yet with the other one they just said its a dumb post.

Its the difference in completely dismissing someone because you think theyre a marketer, than just saying you are disagreeing with their opinion.

I didn't even bother feeding the trolls.

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#40 Posted by CrossTheAtlantic (1154 posts) -

@houseofballoons said:

Seriously.. I'm not a marketer. I can't believe that's a legitimate worry nowadays on forums..

Hey brothers, I'm totally not a cop... so where are the marijuana cigarettes?

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#41 Posted by vikingdeath1 (1212 posts) -

That was Hilarious, thanks.

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#42 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4385 posts) -

@blu3v3nom07 said:

I've now pre-ordered to get both. All my grudgey friends are getting PS4.

So to answer: "Nes/Yo"

I like you.

Hahaha! Thanks!

Welcome btw.

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#43 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

@connerthekewlkid said:

Most people immeditaly jumped to marketer with this one, yet with the other one they just said its a dumb post.

Its the difference in completely dismissing someone because you think theyre a marketer, than just saying you are disagreeing with their opinion.

I guess so, but ridicule is ridicule in my mind, so I don't really care about the distinction, especially when it comes to Giant Bomb.

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#44 Posted by jakelyne (30 posts) -

I'm not buying anything at launch. I'll buy a PS4 once Metal Gear Solid 5 release date gets announced.

Same here. Probably won't pick one up until either MGS5 or Destiny are out.

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#45 Edited by HouseOfBalloons (48 posts) -

@jakelyne said:
@demoskinos said:

I'm not buying anything at launch. I'll buy a PS4 once Metal Gear Solid 5 release date gets announced.

Same here. Probably won't pick one up until either MGS5 or Destiny are out.

I completely forgot about MGS! That game alone will eventually make me purchase a PS4 if I decide to get an X1 first. Metal Gear on the PS1 will always be in my top 5.

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#46 Posted by jsnyder82 (851 posts) -

After I went through 3 different Xbox 360s in two years, I wasn't going to buy the next Microsoft console even before their colossal DRM fuck-up this year.

Meanwhile, I'm on the same PS3 I've had since 2008.

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#47 Edited by Gargantuan (1905 posts) -

Haven't preordered anything. I'll probably buy both consoles on release day, the big question is which online service I will pay for.

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#48 Posted by Syed117 (407 posts) -

Nope. both still preordered.

Definitely more excited about xbox one as a device and for the games until spring, but hopefully Sony will have more games to show at gamescom that will actually be released before holiday 2014. I don't see that happening though.

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#49 Posted by Quarters (2591 posts) -

No.

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#50 Posted by Nictel (2695 posts) -

Seriously, how much better are the graphics going to be on the PS4? With all the things Microsoft is going to implement with their cloud tech, I only see that gap closing in the near future.

You're not going to get magic GPU's through your internet connection.