Playstation 5 or Xbox Series X/S

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  1. AlphaMan

    AlphaMan The North Remembers...

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    Who's getting one? Which one and why?

    I'm hoping to get a Playstation 5 ($499) sometime around Black Friday... If I can find one. Pre-orders don't seem to exist at this point and there have been reports of production difficulties. I'm not sure there will be one on the market before 2021. The reason I'm going Playstation first is that their 1st party games are the only games I consider "Can't miss" games. SpiderMan, Uncharted, The Last of Us God of War, and now Ghost of Tsushima... They are all day one games for me. Hopefully they will revive the inFAMOUS series at some point.

    I hope to get an Xbox Series S ($299) sometime shortly after. With Microsoft buying Bethesda game studios and Obsidian, this will be the go to place for Western RPG's. I think Bioware is the only other major WRPG maker not under the Microsoft umbrella. MSFT's GamePass service is something I hope is successful enough that Sony feels the need to implement something similar. $10/month and you get a "Netflix for games" type service across all of MSFT's platforms. Xbox/PC and XCloud... something that could potentially bring these games to mobile platforms. With their acquisitions of Ninja Theory, Obsidian and Bethesda game studios, I feel like the quality of games coming to Xbox will increase substantially. As a matter of fact, I feel like Xbox will have the upper hand this generation.
  2. We Are Borg vs. USS Crazy Horse

    We Are Borg vs. USS Crazy Horse Probably a Dual

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    Sony can go fuck themselves.

    I finally upgraded to a PS4 earlier this year, about a week before they announced the PS5.

    Also, I very much don't like the fact that you can't play PS3 games on the PS4. I don't know why these companies fuck the consumer in the ass and we all just seem to say, "Harder! Faster! Ooooh, I like getting fucked in the ass by tech companies!"
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  3. AlphaMan

    AlphaMan The North Remembers...

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    Yeah... Sony did make an absolute error by adopting an exotic architecture for the PS3 in the Cell Processor. It was way more complex for 3rd party developers to make games for, so they ended up abandoning it for the PS4 for the more traditional x86 architecture. But a byproduct of that is that true backwards compatibility for the PS3 is impossible... So they have to make these expensive remasters to get PS3 games on the PS4.
  4. Ten Lubak

    Ten Lubak Salty Dog

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    Eh I've always been an Xbox guy, for no reason in particular, so I'll guess I'll just keep on truckin' that way when the time comes to buy a new one
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  5. Zor Prime

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    Neither for me. I’m pretty happy with my Nintendo Switch and my Nintendo GameCube.

    If I ever get bored with that I have my PC games and my RetroPie machine for 80s/90s gaming.
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  6. matthunter

    matthunter Ice Bear

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    I'm not as torn by the Xbox exclusives these days (Halo was a deal-breaker back then, not now) and was a latecomer to the Ps4 which I bought mainly for Spider-Man. But I love certain features on the Ps4, in particular the controller charging from the device itself and power-save mode (so you can leave the game in memory and come right back to it the next day). I still have some issues with the controller layout after years of the Xbox, but if I do feel the need to upgrade the PS5 could be a strong contender.
  7. GhostEcho

    GhostEcho God Boy

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    Atari VCS, thank you very much. :ramen:

    In all seriousness, I have an Xbox One, and frankly, I don't even use it for games anymore. It's my Amazon Prime Video / Disney+ / DVD / Blu-Ray machine at this point. I doubt I'll ever buy a gaming console ever again.
  8. matthunter

    matthunter Ice Bear

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    See, I just can't get using a console as a Blu-ray or vid app player unless you have no other choice. I use my PC with HDMI out to the TV for Amazon Prime or Netflix (when I need to flick between show and other apps) or the SmartTV over wifi if I don't.

    The only time I use the Xbox as a Netflix player is on the bedroom TV which isn't smart (and that's my old X360 with a wifi dongle), which is very rare.

    A dedicated Blu-ray player is pretty cheap these days and using an actual remote is far bloody simpler than trying to navigate with a thumbstick controller.
  9. Mirah

    Mirah Powerful Vagina Energy

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    Same.

    Also can someone tell me-with this new xbox release-is there also a new Halo game?
  10. matthunter

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    Halo: Infinite has been delayed so it won't launch with the new console, which is gonna hurt sales I suspect as it means there's no major launch title.
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