PS4 or Xbox one ?

Platforms

The new age of Next Gen gaming is appon us.

The last great war split family’s in half and tore good friendships to shreds.Which ever Console you buy defines you as a person , and separates us from one another so ….  “Whos side are you on ?”

If this question was asked around a year ago I would imagine that the answer would be well contested and have an even ratio. “Apart from the silly people who play the Wii” “they don’t count”. But now after the console reveals and the general feel , I reckon its pretty much  a one sided event. ” it is calm before the storm ” … Unless you call a lovely refreshing breeze on a hot sweltering day a storm I very much doubt it! –  and boom!

(I am now in the mood for a cold beer and a holiday!) .

The new consoles are out within a week or two and its really starting to hotten up during this bitter winter which is creeping in  here in Glasgow.  If any of yous don’t know the console specifications then here is a link which compares them.  So  this a very boring chart which doesn’t make much sense to any one who isn’t into Techno erotica !.

http://uk.ign.com/wikis/xbox-one/PS4_vs._Xbox_One_vs._Wii_U_Comparison_Chart

I left the Wii U part in for a laugh….

If you skipped it and are a person of action then long story short . Basically PS4 wins the little battle for the hardware side . But I would note its up to the consumer and what there looking for which counts the most within any Market and or product buying. And also if you don’t have a good TV then your not going to even notice the difference in old gen v new gen never mind PS4 v Xbox one !

So for me this is what I look at.

So the PS4 is $399 ,  399 Euros  and  £349  . I live in the Bonnie land of Scotland  so for me its a case of .. £349 + £49 (game) + £49 ( 2nd controller) = £447      ( £44 for the Eye) =£491

And the Xbox one is  $499.99 , 499.99 Euros and £429.99 (including kinetic)  same rules apply .. £429.99 + £49 + £44 = £ 522

Yeah so for a less powerful machine , even if the difference is slight and most can’t tell  I want value for money never mind the fact I am a guy after all who doesn’t want more power ? “arrrghhh Power , Bullets  explosions “!!!  And also the price difference is huge  £75. Which means I could actually buy the PS4’s eye and still have £30 for beer money.

Another thing is I used to be a Playstation man and switched to the Xbox 360 by complete accident as one was bought as a present and the Xbox 360 was launched way before the PS3 and was cheaper. So for the last few years  I have been a Xbox fan. And as tangy cheese goes and  sounds I absolutely adore there controller and because I am that used to it when I switch to PS3 when at a Friends or work I blame that on the reasoning when I get Beat . ” Thats how you blame something else like a pro” .

So when the Initial announcement was made for the new consoles I was all for Xbox one until I herd about there restrictions.

If you decide to get the the Media Device which is Xbox one then you are restricted on sharing games with friends and also a area restriction for games and Media for instance only  Europe or USA . You also have to have the kinect connected at all times. They are supposed to be trying to change this so am sorry if this is false and has been corrected. And also basically said to there customers that if you don’t like the new innovations changes they have made to there console  then maybe its not for you .. Which is one way out of many on shooting yourself dead . NEVER be cheeky to your fans/ costumers if its not for them you don’t exists Microsoft!

So pay more for less , and pay more for to be told what you have to do ? I don’t think so.

here is a great video that also shows the specifications and this man response to there announcements.  It’s a long video but way worth the watch .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPbAlpD7QG4

Its pretty clear what gaming console I will have . But I am also fortunate enough to have a good gaming laptop  the Samsung series 7 Gamer. So the next thing I will put to you guys is .. Is it not just worth saving up for a gaming PC or Laptop ?.  I think so .

Don’t get me wrong it can be very expensive a few £100-£1000 but if you save up and don’t get a console then your going to end up with a more powerful machine compared to the consoles. Also PC gamers are the original gamers , Old school gamers and have the most fun.  For instance everything I speak about ends up Skyrim related but that’s life . If you have a good gaming PC/Laptop then if you have Skyrim there are vast amounts of mods to make the game better . Whither that’s graphics wise or more gameplay, different characters etc and its easily accessible which you don’t get on Consoles as of yet. Also another great thing for PC/laptops is the use of Services like Steam . Where you can buy all cross platform games ( usually on a cheap ) have them on an online/ offline library and al you have to do is plug your HDMI to a good TV and insert your controller and boom ..  Your playing like a console  #

 

Thanks for reading the small aimed rant , But remember its a choice if you like the idea of having a media/gaming device then Xbox one might be for you . I for one think the above mentioned  can ruin them little but Microsoft are loaded anyway so who cares?.

Thanks guys , Remember to like , share, comment and contact on anything you’s wish to discuss.

Kind Regards Ricky

email =    dna.gamesstudio.uk@gmail.com

 

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About Tesseract_Studios

Finalising my honours year at UWS Paisley for Computer Games Development.

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