GS News - Amazon Gets Into Games, How Can Xbox One Beat PS4?

Xbox co-creator says Xbox One can win the console war with a few steps, PS4 may be in for a slew of new features, and Amazon enters the gaming market!

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cainetao11
cainetao11

Beat, in console war is so subjective. Even if they make more and "better" exclusives, its subjective to the individual.

Wrathesoul
Wrathesoul

The only thing I didn't like in this news is the chance EA might exist in 10 years I wish it died out years ago.

GameYakuza
GameYakuza

not the tiles! NOT THE TILES! AAH MY EYES! MY EYEEES!

sixt3denied
sixt3denied

PS4 sucks. Just admit that your a Sony Sucker and move on...


Sorry that your mommy and daddy couldn't afford the extra $100 to buy you an XBONE.


Everyone knows what SONY stands for: "Soon Only Not Yet"


EXACTLY!


marcuzgungeze10
marcuzgungeze10

Please no one go out and buy the Fire TV. Buy a Wii U instead. Same streaming capabilities, with the addition of off-TV play via the controller. Then you have the first-party games. Amazon could buy whatever studio they want, yet they will still fail in comparison to Ninty's exclusives. Vote with your $. PS4 vs Xbone is getting tired and old, let us just wait for e3 to crown the winner. 

TOYLTH
TOYLTH

Man! Enough with the XBone, PS4 comparissons.. it's all you ever talk about.

Stop feeding trolls in this senseless console wars and give us some real news!

rsj2
rsj2

Good luck to Amazon, always glad to hear of someone new hoping to make good games and/or platforms.

jameshubert12
jameshubert12

sony people require updates on what xbox already has... seems as though they like the xbox things than the ps4 things...

nhall00195
nhall00195

Xbone sucks, they will NEVER catch up. PC and ps4 baby.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Of course Xbox One can still win, the console has only been out six months. The Xbox 360 started a year ahead of PS3 and was physically kicking its ass for the majority of last generation and PS3 still caught up. When did people start being so impatient that they think 6 months is a long time? Neither console has any decent games right now. Titanfall and InFamous are a step in the right direction but InFamous was 90% visuals and Titanfall was an all online FPS so has its issues as well.

I've said the same thing about VR since I knew Rift was as thing. No way are families and groups of people going to spend nearly $1000 for headsets so that everyone can play a game using VR at the same time and that is if the consoles and PCs of today can handle it. I mean PCs are powerful but rendering a game at 1080p for six people independently seems like a hard task to ask for right now even if people have top end graphics cards which not that many people do, not Titans anyway which would probably require two or three of for such a task. A console has no chance. The VR headsets will be for core gamers only and I think that is why it will fail to meet its sales targets and die within the first year.


ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

This Amazon device does look more promising than onlive, but we will see. I do not have any interesst of buying it right now

krishnaV_
krishnaV_

Aww.. No bloopers towards the end?

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

Great show.  Thank you Jess.  I pledge my allegiance to your show.


I'm sorry for those disrepectful and nasty comments on Friday.  

I have post traumatic stress disorder and had flashbacks and horrible emotions eating me up.  I'm very sorry.


It's great to post comments for the following reasons:

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crazywolf5150
crazywolf5150

I pledge allegiance to the PC of the United Steam Users of 'Merica and to the Republic for which it stands. One master race under Gabe Newell for which we stand, indivisible, with Steam sales and humble bundles for all... lol

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

While I don't think Amazon's bid to enter the set top box/gaming device market is any threat to the serious consoles, PS4 and Xbone would crush these things for good if they offered a solid web browser and full support for USB devices and external hard drives.  As is they're computers that don't do some basic entertainment functions, and there's no good reason why not.  I do have a Mac and I only bought it to do what the consoles can't/won't.

hystavito
hystavito

Well, Minecraft is already on Android so not really a fair comparison to the Oculus deal :).


She should probably just stick with making fun of Mac from now on.  Probably a lot less Mac fans around here than Nintendo fans.  Although, being a superstar video production/editing/etc. guru, she probably loves FCP and all that.  I guess that's fine since she was talking about gaming on Macs specifically :).

Ayzed
Ayzed

Amazon? really..? is eBay gonna start making consoles too?

LordCrash88
LordCrash88

Another console...

This shit will never stop, will it?

kyelo
kyelo

1.Both consoles will change and adapt, it is decent Sony are asking though. No point in features if nobody uses or wants them.

2.Amazon, good luck.

3.Neither console will 'win', they will both make a fortune and Sony will continue the tradition of outselling Xbox. Both will return next generation with another version.

Pikipii
Pikipii

For me I'd still just use my game console to watch all my movies and shows. Although Amazon is giving good value the product.

TERMINATOR-SSD
TERMINATOR-SSD

its already everybody. Everything can be solved, by playing GOAT SIMULATOR

TheEternalGamer
TheEternalGamer

Good to see you are not being abused with giant plush animals today, Jess.

Afinati
Afinati

Amazon Fire streaming device, huh? Gonna skip, but it is a surprise outta left field.

KiLLLeR150
KiLLLeR150

I pledge allegiance, to the PC... *insert witty and snarky lines here*.

wEEman33
wEEman33

ProTip: 


It's pronounced Ed Freeze.


loops73
loops73

so basically sony is copying everything xboxlive already has.

xeis-net
xeis-net

@cainetao11  yup,after all the Wii won the last generation of console wars based simply on units sold.

Johnny-n-Roger
Johnny-n-Roger

@jameshubert12  and anyone who bought a rechargeable battery pack for their XBone controller obviously likes PS4 things better and also likes to pay extra for them.  To be fair, its not a PS4 thing, its a 2010's thing.  I guess you could say its nostalgic to be plugging AA batteries into your wireless devices.  

ECH71
ECH71

@Ayzed  Streamer (cloud-based gaming). Not consoles. Read up.

ECH71
ECH71

@LordCrash88  Not a console... just a streamer. Remember OnLive? This is just a cheap device to allow to you use an OnLive-style service (cloud-based gaming).


Who wouldn't want the ability to play high-end games for about $100? ($140-ish if you need the controller)

Juan1988
Juan1988

@loops73  as if "Games with Gold" isn't a lousy imitation of PS+. And also, didn't you watch the whole "we need to do" list for MS to catch up with Sony? They need to do improve in around 6 key things that are doing quite poorly...


Both company copy each other on the other one's success, that's actually good for us the gamers! Competition is always good for the consumers so just enjoy as your gaming experience improve as they copy the best services around.

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

@loops73 You mean like how MS tried to copy PS+ but all they offer is 6 year old games while PS+ gives you hundreds of dollars of content in one month sometimes.

hystavito
hystavito

@ECH71  I think the games are not streamed but rather local.  I believe the streaming they are referring to is media, like Netflix or Amazon's service.

Darknight765
Darknight765

@Juan1988 @loops73  Yea, but everything Sony has done with the exception of renting you games came from MS.  Online service (MS), provide a place for indie to publish (MS hell they gave away XBLA kits in 2006) TV services (MS)  Free to play (MS oh idk Happy Wars).  I give credit where its due tho, Sony has the best PR team.  They should really run for president. 

Cronyk
Cronyk

@mkeezay22 @loops73  Which you lose the moment you unsubscribe from ps+. 


Video game industry:

x copies y copies z. rinse repeat. 


Both consoles are good, get over it. 

prodigy_69
prodigy_69

@Darknight765 @Juan1988 @loops73  with that nonsense said, is this the point in which you tell us all that MS copied some of their ideas from Steam? you know the  friends lists and groups, Cloud saving, in-game voice chat.


just saying...

kyelo
kyelo

@Cronyk  This. The only genuine console that tried differently in recent years is the Wii.

chiefsplitNwigs
chiefsplitNwigs

@Cronyk  PS4 is obviously better.  Followed by Wii U and stumbling in a distant third xbox one