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#1  Edited By aldo_q

Personally I found all three console makers to have interesting showings. I was impressed with the BC announcement and wish Sony would do the same (but know they won't). I also think in the case of the 360 it might be a bigger deal then it normally would. As somebody who has a massive 360 back catalog I find this interesting. The main reason I stopped playing some games is that the 360 just got to slow and painful to operate compared to the new consoles.

Having said all that, I moved from the 360 to the PS4 recently (and own all consoles before this generation, Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Sega and some older stuff) and this is the first generation where I might not get all consoles. I'll probably get a Wii U for some exclusive games, but not sure I will still get an Xbox One now... Last generation I had the PS3 for it's exclusives and mainly used the 360, and if I see how much dust the PS3 collected due to that I am sure my Xbox One will have the same fate.

I think more people are like me. On the one hand the BC is huge to get the 360 crowd moving to the One. But a lot, like me, probably already picked and it might just be to late... and with exclusives more and more being 'timed' or just DLC based there is less and less intensive to own all consoles.

All 3 consoles to me look good however. It just seems gaming really got a boost again... I do wish the consoles would focus more on Indie games like Steam... Since I still think some of the most interesting games are only found on the PC.

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Jezus.. that's very unexpected. a friend actually texted me about it as we are both shocked. I may not have known him aside from his work on this site. But Ryan seemed like a great guy, and my god so soon after he god married.

My condolences to his family and friends. This is just not right.

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People where angry (rightly so) about the DRM... People are angry now that Microsoft removed the DRM... oh Internet...

A shitstorm was raised about it and everybody was rightly so in my opinion angry that Microsoft didn't listen to it's customers and just went their own way... Now they did actually listen and it's still not okay because now they are pushovers according to some? *Sigh*

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I finally finished it and its indeed not a bad game. I don't think it's the best Silent Hill game or one of the best games period. But overall it was an enjoyable game to play. And to be honest in my view at least pretty true to the Silent Hill formula. I liked how they tried to introduce some interesting game play variation. Not all of it worked 100%, but A for effort and some of it gave the game some needed variation. The side quests where kind of lost on me, but that's more personal taste.

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@shivoa: I hope its just a rumor. Al through at this point the One seems to have so much going against it its just one more thing on the pile I guess if its true or not.

I didn't see this discussion in that topic. That topic is about where the xbox will work. I mean the news that it might not work if I buy a game from another country and can only buy games from stores in my own country. Going to check that topic however if I missed something. Thanks!

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Im not going to boycott it, I just see no reason to get one with all these restrictions, bad indie support, etc. I already own a boxee as a settop box, plus all those features if I cared are not available outside the US anyway... So I simply see no reason to get it right now.

I hope microsoft will change a lot of these bad decisions as then I would get one. I highly enjoyed the 360 and will continue to do so. More then the ps3. But the One just doesn't seem appealing. Never bought a kinect for the 360 either as it seemed dumb and not my thing. Now I need to get one anyway with the One? No thanks :) bad value for money...

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One of the major regular news websites here (Netherlands) is reporting that the games themselves might not just be region locked, but country locked. While this might not seem like a huge deal to US people its potentially very bad for us Europian consumers who know where to buy games. Some of the cheapest game websites are based in the UK (play and zavvi). With no shipping charge and good deals an Europian gamer who knows to shop around will do so. But it seems even that might be discontinued by microsoft?

This news site does have a tendency to just copy/paste news. So curious if anybody has anything concrete on this?

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I always owned all consoles, but generally have a preferred platform every generation. And because this generation its the 360 I really hoped Microsoft would not make such bad decisions as it has been doing. As I like my achievements, profile, the way Microsoft enforces some policies about quick to download patch updates and achievement system (not the clusterfuck that trophies are). But I am really leaning heavy into hopping back on the playstation bandwagon as a prime console and might for the first time ever not buy all platforms (the Wii U already doesn't interest me as I hardly used the Wii). This will also be driven by principle. What Microsoft is trying to do with their console is in my eyes harmful for consumers on the long run. Even if it doesn't affect me much now (good internet connection, hardly buy used, etc.).

The exclusives of Microsoft look okay to me, but nothing mind blowing. They seem mostly to be iterations on existing concepts and these types of games are less and less appealing to me. I realize as I am closing in on the 40 year old mark I may not be the target demographic but the promise of Sony to really put the Indies in the spotlight has really got me excited. I am these days way more interested in what all those developers come up with. This generation I've even fallen back to PC games (which I have not done in ages) specifically for Indie games. Those are the ones that have been the most memorable for me (save for one or two block busters... Fallout & Mass Effect). I was glad Microsoft showed they still understand people want to play games on a console and are putting big effort into it. But except for whatever Remedy is doing non of their exclusives are that interesting to me. They are probably fun, but not enough to make me overlook the massive mess of a system and decisions the Xbox One seems to be.

I also fear as a collector that in 10 or 20 years time both the Xbox One and all it's games will be as useless as a paperweight. Microsoft will eventually close down it's servers and I do not believe they have a backup plan in place. They already messed this up once with their music service. When it was not successful they pulled the plug and basically told everybody who was depended on those servers for the DRM-fused music files to burn the music to disc as they had no way to wipe the DRM and it would stop working for ever once the servers went down. I see the same thing happening with the Xbox One, except you can not save your games anyway possible then....

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@subyman said:

The PS4 [...] doesn't require check-ins (read completely future proof, I can fire up my games 20 years from now to enjoy with my children)

This is a huge point for me as well. Collecting consoles and games for many console generations now (oldest being the Atari and Vectrex with me) I don't want to collect glorified paperweights when Microsoft finally shuts of the servers (and remember they did this once before for their music service once it wasn't succesful. Telling people to burn their music to a CD before the servers fully shut down as they had no plan in place to make it DRM free if the servers ever went out forever).