GS News - PS4-Only Destiny Mission; Get a Free Game with an Xbox One!

Microsoft unveils a pretty attractive deal to give you a free game, Ryse is coming to PC in October, and Destiny releases a strike mission trailer!

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itormentu
itormentu

I bet Jess shaves her peach nicely. 

digigamerx
digigamerx

Yep I have always been a PC man myself. Don't both consoles have free game bundles anyway? I might be wrong.

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

AAAANNNNNNDDDDD still not interested in these consoles. Sorry Jess, sticking with my built PC

rickphoenixxx
rickphoenixxx

Yep, gonna pull the trigger on my $399.99 Destiny bundle Sept 9th. Thanks MS:)

vanti
vanti

I bought both of the consoles on the international launch because I have a problem and at the time I had gainful employment with lots of disposable income. I bought an imported Xbox One. Delaying the release here in Sweden by almost a full year is just... ridiculous. Still some people I know were holding out for the Xbox One for reasons I cannot fathom. Unless you're big into Forza or something I see little reason to pick the X1 over the PS4. I bought both because I am "that guy" that needs all the toys and while I think the X1 is a great system I slightly prefer the PS4 in every single category from hardware and system software to the controller and performance in 3rd party games.

blackace
blackace

Only console I'm holding out for is the Wii U. Still waiting for a price drop to $250 with a 3 game bundle. Hopefully that will happen on Black Friday or before.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

I'm holding off on next gen because I'm tired of feeling burned when later adopters get a better slim version, bigger hard drive and maybe even a game included.  When a system update broke my fat PS3, Sony acted like it was crazy that I expected it to still work at all, as if it's normal to buy another one every few years, so this time I'll just wait it out.

berserks
berserks

Wtf , why would i buy a freaking One if all the exclusive game that interest me come to PC . Would be a waste of money .

Bread_or_Decide
Bread_or_Decide

When game companies eat humble pie, the consumers win. 

mattcake
mattcake

Thank You oh lordly Microsoft for taking a poop on the rest of the world and making this offer US only. I guess you're selling enough consoles everywhere else eh?

Computer says no.

Wicked869
Wicked869

I'm still gonna hold out for a game that will inspire me to get a new generation console. But If I do break down and get one, it will be the PS4 Destiny bundle.

weapon_x57
weapon_x57

Ah fanboyz with no money always bash one console over the other....go get a job mate...better yet maybe take some night classes and get a better job with more money so you can buy both consoles and the world won't have to see you make stupid posts on gamespot.

Maj_Wood
Maj_Wood

Microsoft is getting desperate IMHO

dangeyea
dangeyea

ill take the free game:)

dmblum1799
dmblum1799

No way I'm buying Xbox one - Ps4 is better and PC is better. If I really want to play Titanfall (I don't ) I'll play it on the PC. If you bought an Xbox one and have a good PC, I wouldn't say buy a PS4. I would say you made a bad console choice. Two words: Naughty Dog.

straightcur
straightcur

Havent got a new console yet.  Basically waiting until product is complete with all promised features, it needs to do more than last gen.  Also hopping for bigger HDD installed.  And really, there's no need to rush, products are incomplete and there are no absolutely must have games.  They will all be there later, for cheaper.


Most likely will get a PS4, since I love my PS3.   But thinking I may get an Xbox since my friends are 360 players who are unlikely to change to PS.  We shall see....

ahpuck
ahpuck

I'm still holding up. I'll eventually buy a PS4, but not till the price drops. I'm in no rush, I have plenty of games to keep me busy on ps3, 3DS and PC.

SaintsRowLA
SaintsRowLA

'Next Gen Console Purchase'

I own a PS4.  I have no sense of urgency to buy an XB1.  If Microsoft allowed Foriza Horizon 2 in their bundle, I'd probably get it, or I might still procrastinate.  I already spend too much time playing video games. I've have other things more important to do with my time than to spend more and more of my time playing more and more video games.


If life is a game. . .then I'm playing games most of the time.

If life is a game???? [you fill in the blank]  Who's rules do you play by?

jasswolf
jasswolf

The harassment of Jess has to stop.


Ok now, own up, who has been attacking her hair with a balloon?

Pawfalcon
Pawfalcon

Still waiting to buy a new console. Depending on how Destiny does it might push me over the edge. Should be some good games for a low enough price by now.

Tuckpoint
Tuckpoint

Pardon if I'm mistaken, but didn't Ryse get horrible reviews and was likened to one long QTE with pretty graphics?  Yea, they don't need to port that to my system of choice.  Handing out a free game with the console sure sounds to me like a Hail Mary style attempt to get people to adopt the all in one system that lacks features from the previous generation of console.  Both consoles and a PC version of Ryse can take a flying leap imo.

hotrod_5
hotrod_5

I still haven't purchased one of the latest consoles because I don't know which one to buy. Based on console features and exclusive titles, I'm leaning towards Xbox One. For the Xbox One, I'm interested in Forza Horizon 2, Sunset Overdrive and Quantum Break. While on the PS4, I'm only interested in Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and the next David Cage/Quantic Dream game. Also, the Xbox One is cheaper than the PS4 in Canada.

MVan86
MVan86

It would be really nice if, given the price drop and dropping of the requirement to have Kinect 2.0 (ie another price drop), early adopters of the X1 were given a free game for their willingness to jump in. 

awesome_reach
awesome_reach

MSspot, how much income do you get from Microsoft and EA in a month?

Vylsith
Vylsith

@digigamerx Nope, Sony really doesn't need to offer anything with the PS4.  Why offer incentives to buy the console when it's already selling better than you could've ever hoped?

Vylsith
Vylsith

@scarred_fox I'll stick with my PC, PS4, PS3, Wii, Vita, and 3DS.  ^^  I like playing good games, and unfortunately all of the good games aren't on the PC.  You have fun with your limitations though.  <3

digigamerx
digigamerx

@scarred_fox  Same here. I've always been a PC man. And doesn't both consoles come with free game bundles anyway? I must be wrong. And Ryse coming out on PC, do the developers hate PC gamers?

aeon_static
aeon_static

@vanti I own both as well, and I would say that PS4 has the edge -currently-, but the XBox One shows tons of potential and as quality exclusives pop up in the coming years, as well as OS updates and revamps, I think the X1 will find itself. I have a better time with shooters on the X1. My hands get a little cramped and tired on the PS4 -- that doesn't mean I can't play it for a VERY long time.

Anyway, don't feel bad for being "that guy" -- I'm "that guy" too, and having both is really pretty awesome. I'd like a Wii at some point as well. I already have a $2500 gaming PC as well as a laptop that runs games better than the X1. NO REGRETS.

alightningboldt
alightningboldt

Aside from the fact that not all One exclusives come to PC and a lot of them are delayed more than half a year, there are other non gaming features you get with the x1 that a lot of gamers enjoy and want

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

@mattcake  They've pretty much given up on the rest of the planet.  Their exclusives are primarily shooters, and those only play to the gun crazed USA.

blackace
blackace

@mattcake They know more XB1 will be sold in the US with this deal then anywhere else. Maybe if the rest of the world embraced the XB1, they would get better deals.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Wicked869 I was holding off till at least November before games that I wanted came out but then I tried the Destiny Beta. I pre-ordered the Destiny Bundle literally the same day I loved it that much and that was on PS3. PS4 version is going to be SWEEET!

densmorera
densmorera

@weapon_x57 agreed! the only console i don't have is the ps4 which i will have on tuesday when i pick up the destiny bundle and i am still a college student!

alightningboldt
alightningboldt

Titanfall is fantastic for people who like multiplayer FPS. I absolutely love that game. Definitely play it if you like that kind of game. Also, you know that the Xbox one (with Kinect) can do things that neither the ps4 or pc can do right?

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@dmblum1799 Overrated movie-makers for the casual cinephile masses who consider themselves gamers but actually suck at anything that isnt a streamlined movie with tacked on dull,shallow gameplay segment. 1 word: You.

xboxlegacy
xboxlegacy

@straightcur 

Well there is no need to get it right now, but you are missing out on a lot of really great exciting experiences. 25+ games on my Xbox One have made the launch purchase pretty much the best console of my life. And like 15 - 20 more games in library by the end of the year just makes having it right now sensible.

gerryrbd
gerryrbd

@Pawfalcon I'd get one right now if I could..! Where I live it isnt officially out yet (and they'll charge 800 USD or more for it when it happens...) In any case, no matter how many games are out there now, that console will be supported for 10+ years making it a good investment

alightningboldt
alightningboldt

@tuckpoint. I actually liked ryse more than the reviews gave it credit. Good story, great graphics, solid combat that wasn't very deep yet still entertaining. The QTE became more useful when playing on legendary making it more entertaining. Multiplayer was ok if playing with a friend but could have been better. I'd say it is worth $20-$30,

Romayo83
Romayo83

@hotrod_5 I love the X1 controller hence why i picked that one. Nothing wrong with PS4's. Just my personal preference.

pointingmonkey
pointingmonkey

@freedomzealot  How dare Jess have her own opinions on what she likes and doesn't like. I thought everybody was aware your opinion is the only one that matters. Surely this can't go unpunished.

gerryrbd
gerryrbd

@awesome_reach They make a living out of how healthy the gaming industry is, and these websites have a lot of pull on the decisions of those who might get a console or a game. And Microsoft and Sony know that. So of course they'll repeat GET ONE all the time, they'd be silly not to

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

@Vylsith @scarred_fox  ok, I have emulators and I rent or bower the games and play it on PC.

nice try though, my feels are still intact =)


have fun with YOUR limitations =)

alightningboldt
alightningboldt

Sunset overdrive? Quantum break? Forza + horizon? The only exclusive shooter is going to be halo and eventually gears

berserks
berserks

@Dannystaples14 @Wicked869 Good call , why wait for November when you can get a sweet bundle before it s hard to find . The ps4 beta was sweet indeed  :)