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Corky42 29th November 2013, 10:13 Quote
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Still, some of us prefer to play on console, or are looking for different things when we’re gaming in the living room.

Maybe wait until next year then, and get both a console in the living room and cheaper games on Steam :p

Did you find that Sony has temporarily disabled the friend activity in both what's new and content info sections ? From what i have read these have been disabled due to teething problems.
Hustler 29th November 2013, 10:34 Quote
A definite purchase....just not yet.
sandys 29th November 2013, 10:53 Quote
Sony disabled those to reduce server load expected from European launch.
GuilleAcoustic 29th November 2013, 10:59 Quote
Pretty good for a launch day. Games will just get better with time, when devs will master the architecture. Prolly a buy ... in a year or so :D
Snips 29th November 2013, 11:18 Quote
Xbox One Review?
Meanmotion 29th November 2013, 11:19 Quote
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Xbox One Review?

In the works.
Panos 29th November 2013, 11:40 Quote
I have a high end PC (4820K, GTX780) however always had my PS3 and going to get a PS4 for those games that I do want to play while laying on the sofa, on the 50" plasma, with the surround sound at full blast.

Fallout 3, Oblivion & Skyrim come to mind. Yes on my PC with the mods look stunning, but cannot beat them when they just came out, on a 50" plasma with the surround booming
(the benefits of being divorced :D )
xaser04 29th November 2013, 12:02 Quote
Will be picking up a PS4 early next year when Drive Club & Infamous become available. None of the launch line up have made me want to pick it up earlier. DR3, Lego & Forza 5 on the Xbone will keep me going for a while yet so I am in no rush.

I am looking forward to seeing what exclusives we can expect from each console.
Krikkit 29th November 2013, 12:03 Quote
I don't play consoles very often any more, but the design and thought that's obviously gone into making the PS4 a good experience is very attractive. The XBOne will have to be very good indeed to compete, and eventually I think the extra power of the PS4 will make it a smarter choice for 1080p gaming.
benji2412 29th November 2013, 12:09 Quote
I've read both of these reviews and the simple reason I'll never buy a console again is simply the price of the games. £60 for FIFA or even £50-something for BF4? Nah, you're alright.
lacuna 29th November 2013, 12:18 Quote
Although my PS3 is suffering quite badly with YLOD I am going to stick with it (and intermittently toasting it with the heatgun) for a bit longer because there is still a backlog of games to get through. PS4 will be my future choice though.
xaser04 29th November 2013, 12:26 Quote
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I've read both of these reviews and the simple reason I'll never buy a console again is simply the price of the games. £60 for FIFA or even £50-something for BF4? Nah, you're alright.

They can all be had for around £45 in the major supermarkets (DR3 for me was £44.99 in Sainsburys).

Digitial pricing though is just stupid.
bawjaws 29th November 2013, 12:27 Quote
£45 for a game isn't really much more acceptable to me than £60 a game, to be honest :D
lacuna 29th November 2013, 12:31 Quote
I haven't bought a game since I signed up to PS+ I get more than enough free through that than I actually have time to play.
xaser04 29th November 2013, 12:40 Quote
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£45 for a game isn't really much more acceptable to me than £60 a game, to be honest :D

Fair point :p
benji2412 29th November 2013, 13:13 Quote
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£45 for a game isn't really much more acceptable to me than £60 a game, to be honest :D

I bought BF4 for £26, I would never consider paying twice as much to play it on a console!
veato 29th November 2013, 14:19 Quote
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£45 for a game isn't really much more acceptable to me than £60 a game, to be honest :D

I bought BF4 for £26, I would never consider paying twice as much to play it on a console!

New consoles games are expensive but deals can be had. I picked up BF4 on Xbox One from Tesco for £38 using a voucher. Also 6 months down the line I'll still have a tradable/sellable game to recoup some of that difference.
rollo 29th November 2013, 14:21 Quote
Guessing very few of those commenting have kids that want the next must have console to play there games with there m8s.

I know my friends kids have already started asking for it. Eventually he will cave as parents always do and be foking out for the games on console like fifa 14 despite the fact you can pick it up on pc for 1/3rd of the price.

Personally ill wait till it gets cheaper in a year or two and pick up all the games that i want to play then same as i did with orginal xbox and ps3.
Snips 29th November 2013, 14:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Krikkit
I don't play consoles very often any more, but the design and thought that's obviously gone into making the PS4 a good experience is very attractive. The XBOne will have to be very good indeed to compete, and eventually I think the extra power of the PS4 will make it a smarter choice for 1080p gaming.

Not seen anything to convince me the PSBore will do anything more than the XBoxOne. It's all well and good talking about the inner workings of AMD technology when we know ourselves that on paper it always looks good but the application tends to turn it into a turdburger.

Given that Sony have elected to call it a gamers games console will shoot itself in the foot. People do want it connected to everything from Movies to Music and for those with the 50" TVs, the over heating box just for games makes it too expensive if that's all it does well. The launch titles suck balls btw, so I can see it's short comings being even more evident in the coming months.
Cei 29th November 2013, 14:41 Quote
Yet Sony are also delivering on that aspect, without making a song and a dance about it. They've got a bunch of media apps launching today (iPlayer etc), without a paywall (unlike the Xbone), and more in the pipeline. DLNA/MP3/CD support will come as well, so I don't see how Sony are shooting themselves in the foot.

Plus, overheating? Evidence for this?
SchizoFrog 29th November 2013, 14:48 Quote
Two arguments that always crop up and yet I'll never understand them.

1) Guessing very few of those commenting have kids that want the next must have console to play there games with there m8s.

I'm guessing that they haven't learned to say 'No' to their children yet? Kids will always want something new no matter what they have just got. A satisfied child is taught to be satisfied and not merely given everything they 'so desperately need'.

2) I have a high end PC (4820K, GTX780) however always had my PS3 and going to get a PS4 for those games that I do want to play while laying on the sofa, on the 50" plasma, with the surround sound at full blast.

Have you never heard of a HDMI cable? You do know that not only can you hook your PC up to a high resolution monitor but you can also hook it up to your TV as well. Fair enough if your PC is in a different room but you don't say that and you make it sound like you are not able to do this and run PC games on a TV.
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Fair enough if you choose to buy one or both of the new consoles but it is your choice to do so, don't make excuses for it as if you had no choice. At the moment I am still swinging to the side of the XBox One as the argument of the PS4 being more powerful may well become moot as developers may not choose the enhance their games for the PS4 over the XBox One and so differences may be few and far between. Other reasons for that choice are the 'One' ecosystem that MS is building and has had me interested since they released WP7, I am looking forward to what developments Windows, XBox One and Windows Phone will all bring together and this is an area that Sony isn't even engaging in. However, I am also put off right now as I am interested to see what Kinect2 will bring directly to the PC in the new year. All being said and done the final decision will be made around this time next year as I won't rush in to a 5+ year commitment with a decision made in a couple of weeks, based mainly on release hype.
Snips 29th November 2013, 14:49 Quote
Support will come as well?

Has there ever been a games console that doesn't get hot?
jinq-sea 29th November 2013, 14:53 Quote
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Support will come as well?

Has there ever been a games console that doesn't get hot?

Just like a gaming PC :?
Snips 29th November 2013, 14:56 Quote
Built correctly, not at all.
sandys 29th November 2013, 14:58 Quote
Its often not about the build but where people put them (inside cabinets etc.) that cause issues.

PC don't work as well in the front room from a control perspective as a console, big picture is getting there and perhaps Steam OS will solve it but as it stands its a bit flaky. Consoles do work, out of the box as do their games, no need to worry if your hardware can cope.
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