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Harrison
5th April 2013, 11:06
Are you interested in the next generation of games consoles? And are you planning on buying one?

Wii U

The Wii U is already available, but hardly anyone I know has even heard of it, it's not selling well, and shops are already discounting it to £200 for the primium bundle.

PS4

The PS4 has been announced, but it isn't the huge generation leap people were hoping for. It will however be much easier to develop for thanks to Sony talking to developers and building it using PC components they already know about, making it much easier to code for than the previous Playstations. But other than the hardware change to a more standard set of components the only other real difference so far is the updated controller with Move tracking and a touchpad. I imagine the UI will be an evolution of the existing PS3 one and other than that I expect it to feel much like the current PS3. It is looking more promising for direct support compared to the PS3 though thanks to the more PC like architecture.

Xbox 720

The next Xbox.

Steam Box

Valve have been working on this for some time. It will be a middle spec PC running a custom version of Linux for access to Linux based Steam games on your TV. Valve already rolled out their "big screen" feature on Steam earlier in the year, allowing users to connect their PC to a TV and play games and control Steam itself with a controller. Not all games are directly supported, especially on the Windows version (because there are so many games available released over many years), but Steam does flag those with full or partial support for the system.

The Steam Box is only going to run the Linux Steam games, so will be a much more limited selection of games, but will be interested to watch and see how it performs and sells.

Ouya

An Android based console funded by the fund raising site Kickstarter. This has already gone into production, but I read they are having issues with the first batch. It is an interesting concept, obviously not up to the same power as a full console, but with a big catalogue of Android games already available. The big question though is how well they will translate to the big screen, especially when most games are designed for touch and small screen interaction.

GameStick

This is another Android based console due out in April. I don't know much about this one yet, but its a similar Android on your TV style console like the Ouya.

nVidia Project Shield

This was a big surprise announcement from nVidia, to develop their own games console. It is a handheld gaming console featuring their new Tegra 4 processor/GPU. The successor to the Tegra 3 found in the Nexus 7 and other Android tablets and phones, and very powerful for handheld gaming. This looks really interesting as it is Android based. The design basically looks like an oversized Xbox 360 controller with a screen bolted on. This probably interests me the most out of the Android gaming systems due out.

So which if any of these are you interested in? And are there any more I've missed?

Demon Cleaner
5th April 2013, 12:27
I will certainly get the new Playstation and the new XBox, although probably as usual at a bit later point.

Saw yesterday that the Ouya is shipping to backers, could be interesting, perhaps for traveling, as also the price is quite interesting.

Never heard of Gamstick and also the nVidia console is not so much in my top want to have list, don't like the design at all!! Steambox looks nice, but I think I won't need it. Also the price is quite higher than usual consoles.

Wii U is a no go for me, as I'm already not a big fan of Nintendo games and I have to say that I only got my Wii's to hack and fiddle around with them, but never really played any game on it, although owning quite a lot of them (backups of course). Lego City Undercover looks nice though.

So far I'm really happy with my JXD s7300, it plays everything smoothly I throw at it, emulators work really nice, plus there's a lot of Android games for it. A newer firmware also came out recently, and a lot of stuff is getting added all the time.

Kin Hell
6th April 2013, 16:00
Not interested in any of them. My PC is fine for gaming on. :)

Tiago
8th April 2013, 16:28
PS4 is the one that i would be interested in, but i think is best to give it a time before i buy it.
I want to check some games first, and price will be the main question. Price of console and price of games.
so far, i will go for a no, i will not buy any of them, but, after some months... if i can afford it... and if my country doesn't sink like titanic... maybe.

J T
22nd April 2013, 11:53
Out of all of them, the PS4 is probably the most interesting to me. A lot would depend on what other people get, as I did enjoy some multiplayer fun.

But then - the 360 has been unplugged since... maybe last June? I can't really remember, it has been that long. And the wii hasn't been used for a game in years. So I might not bother with any of the new ones. I'm just not sure I'm that into games any more.

Storm
19th October 2014, 11:15
Finally got a PS4 but strangely enough I use my PS3 more :lol:

DonAmiga
20th October 2014, 23:02
I did get the wii u a while back which I like :) Also did get the xbox one, which im pleased with especially with it being silent :) I did see a youtube with the ps4 fans kicking out some noise I'd be pulling my hair out ;)

SamuraiCrow
16th November 2014, 20:02
No. (Answer to the question originally posted.)

zapiy
17th November 2014, 08:15
I have a Wii U, PS4, Xbox One and a Gamestick. Out of all of those the Wii U is the clear winner for me, gaming is about errrrrr...... the games. So with that in mind the Wii U wins with it's amazing line up and that line up is growing. Having said that some of the games released on the other consoles are pretty awesome but there is a trend of incomplete, borked games at release going on an that is concerning me.

Demon Cleaner
17th November 2014, 10:21
Which kind of games do you like on the Wii U?

How's the Gamestick?

zapiy
19th November 2014, 07:17
I have and love Mario Kart, Super Mario, Super Luigi Zombi U, and Lego City Undercover which is an awesome game.

The Gamestick is very average, the games catalogue compared to the Ouya is drop in the ocean. Having said that there are a few decent games and I barely paid £40 brand new so I am not complaining at that price.

Demon Cleaner
19th November 2014, 08:45
Mario and Luigi are not my type of games at all. That's why I probably won't buy a Wii U. Lego City Undercover looks great though, and quite funny, I was very sad that it didn't come out for other consoles.

tolkien
19th November 2014, 08:59
No...or are you saying my cd32 ia next gen?

J T
1st October 2019, 23:08
Out of all of them, the PS4 is probably the most interesting to me. A lot would depend on what other people get, as I did enjoy some multiplayer fun.

But then - the 360 has been unplugged since... maybe last June? I can't really remember, it has been that long. And the wii hasn't been used for a game in years. So I might not bother with any of the new ones. I'm just not sure I'm that into games any more.

I bought a used PS4 the other week for $200 with GTAV and CODBLOPS4

I really wanted a Switch but don't really have the funds. Now that Lady T is working evenings, I am keen to have some gaming time after the little turds have been put to bed.

I'm quite excited to go back and play some of the really big games that have passed me by over these years. Plus, they'll be dirt cheap now too.

Puni/Void
4th October 2019, 17:51
Out of all of them, the PS4 is probably the most interesting to me. A lot would depend on what other people get, as I did enjoy some multiplayer fun.

But then - the 360 has been unplugged since... maybe last June? I can't really remember, it has been that long. And the wii hasn't been used for a game in years. So I might not bother with any of the new ones. I'm just not sure I'm that into games any more.

I bought a used PS4 the other week for $200 with GTAV and CODBLOPS4

I really wanted a Switch but don't really have the funds. Now that Lady T is working evenings, I am keen to have some gaming time after the little turds have been put to bed.

I'm quite excited to go back and play some of the really big games that have passed me by over these years. Plus, they'll be dirt cheap now too.

Congratulations on the PS4! :) If you haven't played Fallout 4 yet, I'd recommend giving that game a go. ;) The special editions of Monkey Island I and II are great too if you missed those. Reason I suggest these is that I played them on the Xbox One a while ago for the first time and loved it. Had played them on the PC in the past, but it was nice enjoying them in the living room.

J T
11th October 2019, 21:30
Out of all of them, the PS4 is probably the most interesting to me. A lot would depend on what other people get, as I did enjoy some multiplayer fun.

But then - the 360 has been unplugged since... maybe last June? I can't really remember, it has been that long. And the wii hasn't been used for a game in years. So I might not bother with any of the new ones. I'm just not sure I'm that into games any more.

I bought a used PS4 the other week for $200 with GTAV and CODBLOPS4

I really wanted a Switch but don't really have the funds. Now that Lady T is working evenings, I am keen to have some gaming time after the little turds have been put to bed.

I'm quite excited to go back and play some of the really big games that have passed me by over these years. Plus, they'll be dirt cheap now too.

Congratulations on the PS4! :) If you haven't played Fallout 4 yet, I'd recommend giving that game a go. ;) The special editions of Monkey Island I and II are great too if you missed those. Reason I suggest these is that I played them on the Xbox One a while ago for the first time and loved it. Had played them on the PC in the past, but it was nice enjoying them in the living room.

I played INSIDE and that was a really good gaming experience.

Fallout has never really clicked with me - I tried fallout 3 on the good ol 360 and just never got into it. It's weird, as I love post-apocalypse as a setting for films and TV but just never got it.

I think I did the MI remakes on 360 (or maybe it was iOS, I forget, and frankly I'm not sure how I could conflate those two platforms given how vastly different they are), I recall there was a button to switch instantly between the original and the new versions and I think I did most of it in the classic mode.

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iPad paired with the dual shock, plus PS4 remote play = impressive. Feels very modern, been a while since I've had a mix of 'current' equipment.

Remote play works on my galaxy S9 too, but the dual shock will pair yet not work in Sony's own app. Odd.

J T
21st October 2019, 21:57
Goodness me, Doom (I paid 8 bucks for it) is kickass fun, what a rush. The brutality of some of the glory kills makes me laugh out loud. Amazing.

Demon Cleaner
22nd October 2019, 04:09
I never have been a fan of Doom. But I have it on XBox GamePass, might give it a try some day.

J T
23rd October 2019, 22:40
It's quite 'arcadey' in feel, it's an adrenaline rush of 'charge forward and F some shit up' rather than being a slow paced strategy/survival/cover based game. A refreshing change for me.... Low on health? Don't be a pussy and hang back, charge right in and kill things to get more health.

There are some platform-y parts which I haven't particularly enjoyed but overall, great experience.

It's slow to reload to a checkpoint after death, though.

Demon Cleaner
25th October 2019, 11:27
Thatís exactly why I donít like it, I prefer sneaking and taking my time.

J T
27th October 2019, 23:48
I like the change of pace, tactical and cover based is a fine mechanic for a game, as is stealth and sneaking... but sometimes I just want to feel like a 90s action hero

Harrison
14th November 2019, 11:00
That’s exactly why I don’t like it, I prefer sneaking and taking my time.

I'm the same. Would much rather play something slower paced and more technically minded, with the ability to pick off enemies strategically from long range, or behind. It's why we both like RPGs.

But sometimes you just have to play something fast paced where you blow everything to kingdom come. Disengage brain and blow shit up!

@JT. BTW great to get a secondhand PS4 towards the end of the generation. Loads of cheap games to grab and if your PC is very outdated most of them have since been ported over so you can play them. A lot of great releases in recent years to catch up on.

Harrison
14th November 2019, 11:03
Digging up this old thread and survey, What did everyone end up buying from the list?

I ended up with a PS4 and Xbox One, but never bothered with anything else.

Demon Cleaner
14th November 2019, 13:58
I have a PS4 Pro, an XBox One Scorpio and a nVidia Shield, but never play on that one, have it for multimedia, like Plex, YouTube, Netflix, Prime, VLC...