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WiiU vs PS4 vs XBox 720 vs cheap mobile gaming

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Would love something like Forza or GT for the PC. A bit lacking in that department surprisingly. :sadface:

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when is WiiU coming on? Like to see a new yoga board.

 

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Might Nintendo not eventually be better off doing a Sega and just developing software for the other platforms?

 

Perhaps keep going with the 3/DS but ultimately I reckon that's doomed too.

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I was thinking the yoga board that that all the ladies have. And I'd like a newer, more spazzy one.

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Might Nintendo not eventually be better off doing a Sega and just developing software for the other platforms?

 

Perhaps keep going with the 3/DS but ultimately I reckon that's doomed too.

 

Sega are doing much better now aren't they?

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The fad of the exercise thing has died long ago I reckon.

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watched it. unless they have a surprise in store for e3 the ps4 and xbox1 arent targetting the same market at all. Gamers are going to go straight to PS4. Xbox1 is going straight to the ultra casual. Some nice gimmicks with it (i really loved the TV additions like the trending feature) but gamers are probably going to be looking at it like "that was... underwhelming".

 

E3 and then its time to pick your team. or both teams. Or even all three teams. If youve got the telly and money, why the hell not. They all seem pretty clearly defined this time around.

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Only just skimmed the news, not sure what to make of that.

 

I think I'll end up on Team Sony.

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"The Xbox One doesn't have to be online all the time, but it does have to be online. Not just once in a while—once a day, according to Microsoft vice president Phil Harrison."

 

Whats with that then?

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At least they didn't call it XBox 720

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Some fun key highlights thus far:

 

1. Have you seen the thing? ****ing hell.

2. Bit Yank-centric. Who cares a shit in the rest of the world about their awesome NFL link up. Also, be interesting to see just how much those proposed link ups with sky/virgin in the UK are going to set the end user back.

3. Games revealed: 4 sports titles - FECKIN YAAAAAWN!!! (coming within a year); Some live action/game hybrid where the live action immediately draws your mind to just how cartoonish graphics still are - it also seemed a bit twee for the makers of max payne, i look forward to being corrected on this though when they actually bother to show gameplay and not just cinematics and calling them 'actual gameplay' as they routinely did throughout the presentation; some racing game... ah wait, 5 sports titles; and call of duty with EXCLUSIVE pay donwloads before PSN gets them for free later on. Because its not actually an exclusive title of course. But allegedly 15 exclusives (probably 10 of them for kinekt) and 8 entirely new franchises to be revealed at E3. But thus far, its pretty much targeting the meathead mancave moron.

4. It doesnt have to be connected ALL the time. Just some of it.

5. No backwards compatibility. So if you wanna play your xbox 360 games, best pull out your xbox 360. Not terrible for me, because i dont own one. and if i did want to play any games on the xbox 360 you can just buy them from live and have at it. And if you do own them, well... you know, you probably have the machine. Unless you sold it to pay for the new one... in which case, well, you know. The games aint yours no more no more.

6. This ones fun: DRM. Cd works once. You download and install on your 500gb hd space - yay! whats that? 50-100 games of current gen? But! thats it, you no longer need the CD thereafter to play. Now selling it on makes a great solution, but to do so the person buying it has to pay a 'small fee' to initialize the download. This is huge. Second hand stores aint gonna like this one bit. Its all contingent on the price, but I can easy see buyers collectives forming - group together, buy one copy of the game, then pass it around. The more people involved the cheaper gaming ends up becoming :) Buuuuuuuut! what if the second hand price is prohibitively high? Or worse, if your code to play the game shuts down when your mate inputs theirs. In that case this is a huge bust and sony are laughing all the way to the 'next console war!'

7. Speaking of, sony share prices IMMEDIATELY increased 10% on the news whilst Microsofts dropped half a percent. That was funny.

8. Gamers are universally disappointed. The folks over at PSN were killing themselves in hysterics at the reveal. The mood over at xbox live forums was much more subdued and defeated. Whilst IGN almost universally came out for Sony. The only real caveat was that people are still waiting for E3 to make a final judgement but that Sony have to pretty much drop the ball on pricing for xbox to keep their custom.

 

Seems fun.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbWgUO-Rqcw&feature=youtu.be

 

ETA: Just got corrected on point six. If you want to activate the game second hand, you pay full price :D Theyve lost the gamers.

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Xbox One games will require a one-time activation code to use, but you'll still be able to trade and sell them online, Microsoft tells Kotaku—although we're not 100% clear on the details.

Speaking to us at the big event in Redmond today, Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Harrison clarified a couple of details about the system's used game policy and explained that there will be a solution for people who want to trade games with their friends.

Here's how the system works: when you buy an Xbox One game, you'll get a unique code that you enter when you install that game. You'll have to connect to the Internet in order to authorize that code, and the code can only be used once. Once you use it, that game will then be linked to your Xbox Live account. "It sits on your harddrive and you have permission to play that game as long as you’d like," Harrison said.

Other users on the console will be able to play that game as well, Harrison said. So you don't need to buy multiple games per family. "With the built-in parental controls of the system it is shared amog the users of the device," he said.

But what if you want to bring a game disc to a friend's house and play there? You'll have to pay a fee—and not just some sort of activation fee, but the actual price of that game—in order to use a game's code on a friend's account. Think of it like a new game, Harrison said.

"The bits that are on that disc, you can give it to your friend and they can install it on an Xbox One," he said. "They would then have to purchase the right to play that game through Xbox Live."

"They would be paying the same price we paid, or less?" we asked.

"Let’s assume it’s a new game, so the answer is yes, it will be the same price," Harrison said.

But that doesn't mean used games are dead. In fact, Harrison told us, you'll be able to sell your Xbox One games online.

"We will have a solution—we’re not talking about it today—for you to be able to trade your previously-played games online," Harrison said.

The Xbox exec wouldn't give further details on how this system will work, but we're assuming that once you're done with a game, you can trade the code online and it will be erased from your machine. But what will you get? Other games? Microsoft Points?

No matter how the final system works, it is not likely to please GameStop, the world's biggest buyer and seller of used video games, but it could be a tantalizing way to share games with your friends in the virtual space.

Update - Microsoft's Larry Hryb has issued the following clarification:

Another piece of clarification around playing games at a friend’s house – should you choose to play your game at your friend’s house, there is no fee to play that game while you are signed in to your profile.

What this means is that if you take a game to a friend's house and try to play the game on their system using their account, you'll need to pay. If you take it to their house and try to play it on their system using your account, you won't need to pay.

In other words: playing while you're there is free. If you want to lend it to them for a few days/weeks? They'll have to pay.

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Not sure, 634-maru. We'll have to wait until they announce more I reckon.

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Well, taken in the details.

Not excited at all really.

Perhaps that's all to come.

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