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>> No. 22298 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 9:07 pm
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I know I'm a bit late to the party but I'm considering getting either a PS4 or an Xbox One. I'm assuming these days there's little difference between the two other than having the odd exclusive title. I've seen a few Xbox One bundles in the region of £150 - £200 so I'll probably go for one of them as they're cheaper than what I've seen for the PS4.

Have I left it too late, as in are the next generation of consoles expected any day now? Also, which games do you lads recommend? I'm a bit out of the loop with gaming.
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>> No. 22299 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 9:13 pm
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>>22298
Depends on which games you want - there are exclusive titles on both.

Without wishing to start a religious war, PS4 won this round of the console versions - I own two.
>> No. 22300 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 9:19 pm
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Like >>22299 says it sort of depends on the exclusives. You'll have a good time with either one, but the PS4 is definitely a bit better performance wise. I feel like the Xbone has a more fleshed out marketplace, so you can buy and install a fuck tonne of games, including 360 games. Might be a good way to catch up if you're that out of the loop. Playstation also offers this, but to me it doesn't feel nearly as expansive a library.

Honestly if you're coming at it from a fairly fresh perspective, don't have a tonne of online mates on one platform or the other, just pull up a list of exclusives and see which you fancy. If all else fails, flip a coin - you're not likely to be disappointing with either.

Sorry if that doesn't really help.
>> No. 22301 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 9:23 pm
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>>22300
>a tonne of online mates on one platform

Yeah this is a useful consideration.
>> No. 22302 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 9:30 pm
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>>22299>>22300
To be honest, there's not really any specific games I'm looking for. The Xbox ones seem slightly better, but nothing that I'm overly excited about that makes it a clear winner.

The advantage the PS4 has is that I've owned all three previous generations whereas I've never had an Xbox of any kind.

I'm not in a rush, so I might wait until December and get whichever one I see first on HUKD when the likes of Tesco and Asda have reduced their old bundles (usually the previous version of FIFA) to around £100.
>> No. 22303 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 9:41 pm
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>>22302

>The advantage the PS4 has is that I've owned all three previous generations

This is a reasonable metric, especially considering the controller basically hasn't changed. The Xbox controller is still great and I'm sure you'll get used to it, mind.

One thing I'll say in favour of the Xbox is that it has accidentally become my home media centre just because it does everything in one place in a relatively seamless way. Like you say, whichever is a better deal when you come to buy is probably the best bet. Don't forget the updated versions of each, the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X - they may be a nice price around then too, and offer a bit more oomph (and 4k)
>> No. 22304 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 10:07 pm
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Consider buying/building a modest gaming PC for £500 instead. It'll probably be cheaper over the long run considering you're not paying an extra £50 a year to play multiplayer, and the games are much cheaper. I would also argue that amount of worthwhile exclusives for the PC makes the PS4 and Xbox libraries look like a joke.
>> No. 22305 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 10:14 pm
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>>22304
Crypto mining has made this practically impossible without using second hand parts.
>> No. 22306 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 10:24 pm
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>>22305
To say nothing of the endless updates, tweaking Windows and device driver bullshit. Sure, the games look much better and there are exclusives, but I like to turn the console on and be playing games about 20 seconds later.
>> No. 22307 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 10:28 pm
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Can I just politely stop the console vs PC argument here before it starts. I can sense a very tedious avalanche otherwise.
>> No. 22308 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 10:31 pm
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>>22307
THE OP KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING WHEN HE STARTED THIS.
>> No. 22309 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 10:38 pm
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>>22308

Tch. Fine.

WHY BUY A DRMBOX FROM MICRO$OFT OR $ONY WHEN YOU CAN BUILD THE WORLD'S BEST GAMING PLATFORM YOURSELF?!
>> No. 22310 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 10:47 pm
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Crypto has made me consider buying a console for the first time in 10 years. Samsung has completely fucked the RAM market too, because there aren't enough forges to meet demand for the phone and desktop market. Why crypto go away, lads?
>> No. 22311 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 11:03 pm
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>>22310

I hadn't even realised it got this bad.

I actually have a BNIB 1080 Ti knocking about in the house somewhere (don't ask) - it's literally doubled in value since I bought it. Hilariously for the average shmuck it'd have been a better investment to buy all the parts for a bitcoin rig a year ago then sell them today than it would have been to actually mine with it.
>> No. 22312 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 11:53 pm
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They're both much of a muchness. The PS4 has a slightly better selection of exclusive titles, but it's nothing major.

Microsoft and Sony have recently released updated versions of their consoles, but the only real difference is beefed up graphics to provide 4k support. They're both committed to supporting their current-gen consoles for the foreseeable future.

If you're out of the loop on games, check out Metacritic. They have aggregated review scores for game reviews. The scores aren't infallible, but the top rated games chart is a good starting point if you want to catch up on the best titles.

http://www.metacritic.com/game

Do bear in mind that on either console, you'll need to pay an annual subscription of about £40 to play online multiplayer games.
>> No. 22313 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 12:47 am
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>>22312
>Do bear in mind that on either console, you'll need to pay an annual subscription of about £40 to play online multiplayer games.

You wot?
>> No. 22314 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 12:52 am
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>>22313

Yeah, you have to subscribe to either PSNetwork or Xbox live to play online. You do get a free half-decent game or two a month as part of that subscription on both platforms, which balances it out for me but yeah, you still have to pay them.

Ostensibly it's to pay for the multiplayer hosting needed for online, but....
>> No. 22315 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 12:59 am
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>>22314
PSnetwork is fine actually. You get a couple of shit games per month, maybe a couple of them per year are good.

Lots of games actually still do multiplayer just fine without it, they just don't shout too loud about it.
>> No. 22316 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 2:05 am
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>>22315

Xbox live gold is the same, and I've actually got some good games out of it (there's also discounts in the marketplace I believe)

It used to be one Xbone game and one 360 game a month, it appears to have moved to two Xbone games a month now. If you get one game you might have otherwise bought for 30 quid out if the 24 a year, you've broke even anyway.

I seem to remember on the 360 you had to pay for it even to use netflix. Dark times.
>> No. 22317 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 9:48 am
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>>22316
Another thing you can do on xbox is share one account with two consoles, allowing game library to carry over and effectively making it possible to buy one digital copy of a game for two consoles. Via account transfer and 'home xbox' feature if anyone is interested.

With a bit more effort you can also buy from different regions for cheaper still.

The digital games at full price are extortionate otherwise.
>> No. 22318 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 10:20 am
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>>22317

>The digital games at full price are extortionate otherwise.

I could never quite work out why they're more expensive than the physical copies. I'm sure there's plenty of valid business reasons, I just don't know what they are.

I'm fully invested in digital games, mind, I think I own about three game disks now and 50+ digital. It just means I have to wait a few months to play things, but that's more than okay.
>> No. 22319 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 3:16 pm
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>>22318
Charging less for games encourages people to pay less. Literally all it is. Whoever said "digital distribution will pass savings onto the customer" was shot for it, I have no doubt.
>> No. 22320 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 3:23 pm
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>>22319

Maybe I'm an edge case but if the digital versions were £48 like the physical release copies, I'd probably buy a load more at full price - I might even pre-order, which is their ultimate goal. But as it stands the digital releases are at £54.99. And I don't really want the disk copies so I wait a few months and they end up only getting maybe £30 out of me.

What is that extra 7 quid for?
>> No. 22321 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 4:45 pm
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I have both, and the PS4 gets a lot more use. Multiplatform games tend to run better on basic PS4 compared to basic Xbox One, and PS4 has a lot more worthwhile exclusives than Xbox One, particularly Japanese games.
>> No. 22322 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 5:48 pm
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>>22321
I've somehow managed to avoid either without even having to upgrade my rig. My 290X is still chugging away, but it's starting to struggle in recent months and I'm worried about Cyberpunk being able to run at all. The crypto bubble isn't going to pop in time, I don't think.
>> No. 22323 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 9:15 pm
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>>22304
I have a PC, I suppose I could get something like Steam Link and a couple of wireless controllers but for some reason I don't find it as chilled out as console gaming.
>> No. 22324 Anonymous
25th March 2018
Sunday 11:38 pm
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If you have a 4k telly and want to watch 4k movies, get the Xbox.

If you like the look of the playstation exclusives, get the PS4.

Not really a difference between the two apart from that.

I use them equally but find myself watching more movies/TV on the xbox. It's the only way I can justify dropping all that money on the thing just to find out Halo 5 is shite. Forza is sound though.
>> No. 22325 Anonymous
26th March 2018
Monday 6:54 am
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>>22324

The first gen Xbox one isn't 4k, is it? Only the newer (expensiver) Xbox one X.
>> No. 22326 Anonymous
26th March 2018
Monday 5:31 pm
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Get the PS4 Pro. It's marginally more expensive than the Slim and will get you better performance. In the long run this could mean titles locked at 30fps vs 60fps (as the new God of War title is rumoured). The PS4 exclusives are without a doubt better than the XB1's, and will remain so. Japanese gaming is in a great place irght now. It's got less media bollocks than the XB1, but you wanted a console right?
>> No. 22328 Anonymous
26th March 2018
Monday 7:28 pm
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>>22325
Xbox One S, which is the standard one now, has a 4k Blue Ray drive.
>> No. 22329 Anonymous
26th March 2018
Monday 7:32 pm
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>>22328

Not bad then, considering the price of standalone 4k Blu-ray players.
>> No. 22334 Anonymous
30th March 2018
Friday 11:53 pm
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>>22329
And it's a plenty good enough 4k Player too. You'll only get better in proper top line videophile kit.
>> No. 22392 Anonymous
15th June 2018
Friday 6:50 am
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Is forking out an extra £200/£300 for a PS4 Pro or XBox One X over the standard versions worth it or is it only marginal gains, especially if you don't have a 4K ultra-HD telly?
>> No. 22393 Anonymous
15th June 2018
Friday 6:59 am
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>>22392

I don't think so. The S and PS4 do 4k anyway, 500 quid is getting close to might-as-well-buy-a-gaming-PC price range.
>> No. 22394 Anonymous
15th June 2018
Friday 1:11 pm
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>>22393
I just upgraded my GPU. I didn't realise you can stick a new GPU in a 8.5 year old machine and have it perform at >90th percentile. I thought my CPU would hold it back and be leagues behind current developments, but no. I'm guessing games have become much more multithreaded over that time also.
>> No. 22395 Anonymous
15th June 2018
Friday 1:15 pm
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>>22394

CPU development has been fairly lateral for a number of years now, for technical reasons I'm not clever enough to fully articulate. My laptop's about 8 years old too but the clock speeds aren't that far behind new products.
>> No. 22396 Anonymous
15th June 2018
Friday 1:30 pm
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>>22392
Even if you don't have a 4K telly, if you care about framerates then it might be worth dropping more on a Pro/X. I think a lot of games run at around 30FPS on the standard consoles, but target around 60FPS on the enhanced consoles. Also if you're considering getting a PSVR you probably need the Pro.
>> No. 22397 Anonymous
15th June 2018
Friday 3:21 pm
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>>22394

You would notice an improvement if you upgraded it. But it's not a big enough difference to justify the several hundred quid it costs you in the end for a new board and memory too, compared to the bang for buck you get with a new graphics card.

You will probably get away with keeping that CPU until the next gen of consoles come around, which isn't going to be until the next decade. That's what I plan on doing anyway, and hopefully by then they've invented a VR headset that doesn't make you hurl your guts out too.

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