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Reply #30 posted 05/22/20 6:45am

JorisE73

EmmaMcG said:

I just go with whatever is easiest for me to use.


And this is how it should always be.
People (or mostly fanboys) who still feel the need to bash one brand in favor of the other have fallen for the oldest of marketing schemes there is, it's all a joke.

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Reply #31 posted 05/27/20 3:58pm

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Didn't really want to start a whole new thread so I figured posting it here would be good enough. So far there's been a lot of talk in this thread about the next generation of games consoles and what kind of graphical leaps and loading time improvements we can expect to see. All valid concerns, no doubt. But for me, it's always games first.
I'm a bit late to the videogames party. Only really started playing a few years ago. Obviously, I had Super Mario World and Mario Kart growing up but then, who didn't? Once I entered my teens I just stopped playing games altogether (apart from the odd time I'd be babysitting my brother and we played on his PS2). After he grew up and left home (left the country, in fact) to work in the videogame industry he left behind his Xbox 360. After severely damaging my back doing something stupid, I was stuck at home for a while and started playing Mass Effect, a game I've always liked the look of. It's basically Star Wars but with a well written story. That game got me hooked and opened my mind towards thinking of games the way I think about movies and novels. I've always been a big movie fan and I'm an avid reader. And games, for me, are an extension of those interests. I love a good story and some of the best stories are found in games. The Mass Effect trilogy, The Witcher series, The Batman Arkham games, Bioshock etc. As good as or better than most movies.

I love the sense of being part of the story. I used to act full time but gave it up after I had my daughter and playing these kinds of games feels like being part of that world again. Which brings me to the point of this post. Apologies for rambling on but I feel it's important to set the stage so my point of view can be fully understood, even if it may not be agreed with. But virtual reality, in the form of the PSVR, is truly the next generation of videogames for me. There is nothing more immersive than actually being inside the game world and physically taking part in the story. The PSVR is easily my favourite way to play. Unfortunately, there aren't enough games for it but that's not to say that there's a shortage. There's actually quite a few brilliant games available but they don't get much press so go unnoticed by most.

Out of all the VR games I have and enjoy, Blood And Truth is my favourite. It's essentially a Guy Ritchie movie where you play the lead actor. Great stuff. But I think that's about to be beaten. A few days ago a demo of Iron Man VR was made available. I didn't expect much. Licensed superhero games are rarely good. But Iron Man VR is incredible. Nothing can match the feeling of flying around in VR, shooting armed drones, having your airplane shot out of the sky, falling out of said airplane without a parachute, turning into Iron Man in mid air, putting out fires and ridding the engine of debris and saving a damsel in distess from the plane just before it explodes. And did I mention all of this is in virtual reality? And this is just a demo. I can't wait to see the whole game.

These are the kinds of experiences I want more of on the next generation of consoles. PS5 will likely have its own, improved version of VR. And if Iron Man VR is what the PS4 could do then I can't wait to see what's possible on PS5.
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Reply #32 posted 05/27/20 7:12pm

domainator2010

JorisE73 said:

EmmaMcG said:

I just go with whatever is easiest for me to use.


And this is how it should always be.
People (or mostly fanboys) who still feel the need to bash one brand in favor of the other have fallen for the oldest of marketing schemes there is, it's all a joke.


https://www.gnu.org/propr...osoft.html

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Reply #33 posted 05/28/20 1:29am

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domainator2010 said:



JorisE73 said:




EmmaMcG said:


I just go with whatever is easiest for me to use.


And this is how it should always be.
People (or mostly fanboys) who still feel the need to bash one brand in favor of the other have fallen for the oldest of marketing schemes there is, it's all a joke.




https://www.gnu.org/propr...osoft.html



Hilarious 😂
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Reply #34 posted 05/28/20 1:29am

JorisE73

domainator2010 said:

JorisE73 said:


And this is how it should always be.
People (or mostly fanboys) who still feel the need to bash one brand in favor of the other have fallen for the oldest of marketing schemes there is, it's all a joke.


https://www.gnu.org/propr...osoft.html


What's your point? Everybody knows this and don't care.
Look at all the Apple users or Android users or even Google (cloud) users, it's all ''Malware" garbage (that 's why people flocked to Unix/Linux) singling out Microsoft for doing what everyone else is doing is kind of shortsighted.

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Reply #35 posted 05/31/20 1:07am

domainator2010

Yeah true, of course, it's not MS alone! lol

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Reply #36 posted 05/31/20 1:08am

domainator2010

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domainator2010 said:


https://www.gnu.org/propr...osoft.html

Hilarious 😂

s'that mean you're switching over now...? smile

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Reply #37 posted 05/31/20 1:18am

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domainator2010 said:



EmmaMcG said:


domainator2010 said:



https://www.gnu.org/propr...osoft.html



Hilarious 😂


s'that mean you're switching over now...? smile



No.
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Reply #38 posted 05/31/20 5:27am

uPtoWnNY

EmmaMcG said:

JorisE73 said:


Load times on the PS5 will be much faster than the Series X and the games using Unreal 5 Tech will look slightly better and will perform slightly better on trhe PS5 than on the Series X (this is according to the Epic Unreal 5 tech guys).
I think, for now to me, that is more important than exclusive games. Besides Sony always wins when it comes to better exclusives. MS's exclusives aren't that interesting to me, but to each it's own, it's a matter of taste of course.
To me the most important things regarding the new consoles is:

1. Performance and look/feel of the games

2. Framerate (MS's wins this hands down Sony, this is MS's main focus for the Series X and makes it a hard choice for me, but again eventually I'll buy them both.)

3. Backwards Compatibility (MS's wins this from Sony for now. With MS having an extensive library from the OG Xbox to Xbox One MS's aim is to have the majority playable (free if you already own the game on one of the previous systems) but ultimately it's up to the developers of the game to allow MS to have there old Xbox360 game playbale on new systems, MS has said all the old games games are playable but only if the developer gives the go ahead. Of course it's more lucrative and interesting for the developers to release a 'Remastered' version of there old game at full retail price than having people play the old version on a newerr machine.)

4. Exclusive titles.

I don't think load times will be much faster on ps5. From what I understand, quicker load times is a priority for both companies. Ps5 may well be faster but a few seconds won't make much of a difference to me. I'm very impatient but not THAT impatient 😄. The Xbox One really struggled with exclusive games. I actually can't think of any that I would be interested in. So the PS4 definitely won out in that regard. But didn't Microsoft buy like 20 game developers or something ridiculous like that. I'd assume they won't make the same mistake twice. Backwards compatibility is probably a big factor for me too. I only play about 4 or 5 games a year and I've got about 50 that I haven't even started yet. Being able to play those on the next consoles is a huge plus. My brother was telling me that I shouldn't buy an Xbox though. That I should get a ps5 and a good PC (he's going to give me his) and get that Xbox game pass thing so I can play Xbox exclusives on my pc and use the ps5 for the rest. What do you think of that? Would that be worthwhile, do you think?

Backwards compatibility is the reason I'm sticking with PS3. I have a large library of PS3, PS2 & even PSX games that I still enjoy. Not thrilled about buying a new system just to play a couple of games (even if that game is GTA VI).

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