GS News - Xbox One Working To Beat PS4; Last of Us Artist Quits!

Naughty Dog continue to lose dev talent, Microsoft vocalise their intention to best the PS4 this generation, and the Game Boy turns 25 years old!

Discussion

97 comments
Barazon
Barazon

1) Ditch the Kinect.

2) Take $100 off the price (see 1 above).

3) Increase the hard drive size

4) If not (3), at least allow me to replace the hard drive

5) Upgrade the RAM to GDDR5

aimonjarrod
aimonjarrod

get rid of the Kinect (complete crap).

johnsmythsonian
johnsmythsonian

it doesn't matter how loud microsoft sound the drums of war. its all about the games man. games make or break the system. although there are no good games for either system right now. sony was talking about emulation, it will have a plethora of awesome games.

mjonk2pc
mjonk2pc

I haven't had any interest in any of the xbox exclusives since the first Fable and Halo. Sony exclusives have been more to my liking. Games like Kingdoms of Amalur and Skyrim are far better than the Fable games, so I get that fix with multi platform games. Haven't seen the need or want to get an xbox one and probably won't.  

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

What would Microsoft need to do to get me to buy me an XBox?  Get me a job there.  I'm a recently graduated computer science student.  

Personal advertisement, ho!

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

Why feel the need for gender neutral Dragon Age art?  I like characters having a default face on box art.  It helps give them personality that you can look forward to before you play the game.  That's part of what sold me on Mass Effect.  I saw Shepard in trailers and I wanted to play as Shepard.  It gave me a starting point.

Now I have no idea what the player character in DA could be like.  I have no reference, and they cannot use the player character in anything but gameplay trailers now.  Oh well.  Hopefully it'll be a good game that they don't try to overthink too much.

AnonymousSquid
AnonymousSquid

Microsoft has to stop bundling the kinect with its Xbone in order to be able to lower the price of the console, if it wants to compete with PS4.


Even then, I think it will be hard. Otherwise, it is definitely lost since Sony has much more room to lower its price.

Rizer
Rizer

I'll buy a console when there are games that I want to play on it. That is all.

wa128
wa128

There is nothing I want for xbox one or ps4 at the moment... What a waste of money.


I'll sell them both and upgrade my PC I guess

rIVAL_sWORD84
rIVAL_sWORD84

My favorite handheld was Sega game gear and i loved playing Shinobi 2 The Silent Fury. Oh" good old days

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

'Working to beat PS4' work at what? more sales? more games? how does this beat anything? theres nothing TO BEAT, the 360 didn't beat the PS3 nor the other away around, neither will be beaten, I think statements like this just fuel the fanboy wars.

Rikardo91
Rikardo91

Oh and my fav. GameBoy game was probably Pokemon Red.

Ahh the many hours I wasted on that game...


And Super Mario held a good chunk of my childhood aswell. ^^

Those were the days... And the games, the games were all great.

thehrebo
thehrebo

Nothing can save xbox one Jess. Xbox exclusive sux. I bought ps3 and i will buy ps 4 mainy for exclusives (tales of series for example) 
Also ps have better controler no batteries required for example :D 

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

after getting recognition at the A.I.A.S, the wirter and artis are leaving naughty dog??


MS would have to have made the hardware, as powerfull or more powerfull than the PS4, so that I would have gotten it instead of the PS4...

otherwise, the only reason for a XO is Halo 5 in 2015... (and maybe Falbe Legends...), till then the PS4 rules...


fav. old gameboy? the yellow Picachu gameboy edtion..., and the color gameboy (cause Pokemon Gold, Silver & Crystal were in color, and the "night/day" parts actually hade some kind of atmosphere...)

broly180
broly180

RIP XBOX ONE RIP XBOX ONE .............

kahnseal
kahnseal

damn sony, in high school you was the man homie, what the f*uck happened to you? lmao

hina_ken
hina_ken

Naughty Dog is silently disbanding to get away from Sony, can't blame them at all!


This will leave Sony without some of its much needed IPs, of which I enjoyed the most.  Looks like the reasons to own a PS4 are slimming down, even further than what they were before.


The PS4 system is like an 80 year old retiree driving a Corvette.  You know it can tear some stuff up, but it won't.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

I like good games and my Xbox One excels in that department comparably to the PS4. At least for my taste.

Sorry Sony, I think I'm skipping you entirely this gen. I have owned all the Sony consoles and they just end up sitting there doing nothing. Not gonna repeat the formula.

hotwog21
hotwog21

i'll spell it out again for you



get rid of kinect


get rid of the 3 operating systems running all at once :/


make it backward compatible with 360 games and xbox live arcade games


keep your "free with gold games" going past this year (sonys free games can NOT be accessed once subscription ends) but yours CAN i think :)


make communicating between xbox360 and xboxone possible (seriously!!!)


fix your dashboard and get rid of the ads


reward those that did get your console at launch instead of making them feel like gullible fools for paying too much, its not even worthwhile selling it on now.


apologize and acknowledge that u tried to rip us off with drm.


drop the price again


and you will not only be back in the race you will be the race, or you can continue to be arrogant and ignorant, i dont really care, choke on your console, im giving you free advice on how to smash the competition and im not even charging you but your happy to pay so called "professionals" to butcher everything.


Good luck Micro$oft i cant wait to look back on your console as we do the Dreamcast.


al_is_here
al_is_here

xbox one trying to beat ps4? but they both lost to pc.

coaltango
coaltango

Im only gonna buy the Xbone once they launch the new Gears of war

jj2112
jj2112

I still have my original Game Boy and works perfectly... Super Mario and Links Awakening are still great games to play

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I'll buy an Xbox One on the back of what happens at E3. Bring out some new IPs, get some sequels going, show us something cool we can do with the Kinect apart from being misunderstood and I'll be there.

But the same goes for PS4 as well. I play games for the games not the hardware being used to play them. If they don't deliver something better than they have currently, I'll stick to Xbox One. All they have really shown us are a handful of kind of crap games so far and Playstation Now and possibly a PS1, 2 emulator which are nice but minor wins at best since I don't plan on playing many games from the 90s on my new console. Playstation Now still needs to prove it isn't a mess like OnLive yet as well.

I'll make a judgement on Project Morpheus in a years time when we are closer to actually seeing a release.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Phil Spencer becomes the new Peter Molyneux when it comes to his statements. How about less talk and more doing stuff?

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

We are both 25 this year! GB is 3-weeks older than me, though =D

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

Hi Jess!

Happy Birthday NES! Without it, Ninty will be not the company we know today. Hail to the LEGEND! And I am really proud we are of the same age. =DDDDD

Console wars is always boring for me. So pass.

Naughty Dog has to do something to make itself work. This is a very bad progress for them.

Nice gaming news again, Jess! And you're astonishingly cute today. =D

Logan303
Logan303

Actually, Sony is going bankrupt, so I'm not sure how much they can afford to play around with the PS4's price. Not that they need to right now since the PS4 is selling very well, but the poor financial state of the company overall should be a concern.

lilflipp
lilflipp

@wa128 Same. Should I buy a console or... upgrade my already built PC. Running a 770gtx. With 500$ I could do a LOT. I could build a PC from scratch. Upgrading it would allow me to run shit on 4k res. :O if only I had the monitor xD.

ninboxstation
ninboxstation

@Rikardo91  

fav. Gameboy game was also Pokemon (yellow.., since it was my first Pokemon game...).... 

even though back then at first I hatted Nintendo for not making more N64 games, but focusing on the Pokemon franshise, till I finally played it myself.... (after finishing yellow, I went straight to red & blue too...)

Daveof89
Daveof89

@thehrebo  Spoken like a true idiot (or a fanboy, same thing). Xbox and PS4 are both huge successes. The xbox one does not need 'saving'. I like all three systems (shoutout to wii u), but I have to say, xbone has the best exclusives thus far. Killzone was subpar, and don't even get me started on knack...

Rikardo91
Rikardo91

@thehrebo I own a PS3 and I plan on getting me one PS4 soon. I always went with the Sony consoles because I don't want to pay for the internet and like the Sony consoles a bit more than the Microsoft products.


Though I must admit that in my opinion the Xbox controllers are overall better than the PlayStation controllers.

The analog sticks are better placed in the Xbox360 (and now Xbox One) controllers than in Sony DualShock controllers. This "small" difference shows specially in FPS titles. The Xbox controllers handle FPS's better than the PS controllers imo.

They also feel a bit better on your hands.


Just giving credit where it's due.

Tho, I was already impressed by the DualShock4 new features. The touch pad was a net little addition, the back triggers were improved again and the light/led thing is nice aswell. Plus now we can connect or phones or headset directly into the controller (love this).


This new gen have just arrived and I'm already excited to see what Sony and Microsoft are doing and what they have in store. ;)

Romayo83
Romayo83

@thehrebo lol to me X1 and PS4 are pretty on par both have there + and -'ses. Same with 360/PS3

Undertow207
Undertow207

@hina_ken  Naughty Dog has a HUGE studio, and because 3 people left, they're slowly disbanding? People leave game development studios all the time. Media sources are just making a bigger deal about it because there's not much else to report on, which seems to always be the case with Eddie Makuch, the dude is click bait central. 


Your post doesn't seem biased at all, especially after reading the stuff you posted below. Keep on stirring that shit pot, and don't forget to lick the spoon when you're done. Also: Keep on sporting those Phil Spencer autographed, rose tinted MS fanboy goggles.

hina_ken
hina_ken

@Sevenizz  Same here.  PS3 was good for exclusives only, as the multiplats ran MUCH better on the 360.


As for games this time around, the selection is definitely on the X1.  I sold my PS4 quickly before the hype fizzles out and its value went down.  

My friend is cursing me for selling him a system he says is collecting dust, as it did for me.

jordy1945ben
jordy1945ben

Dream cast really? You might not really be paying attention, but Microsoft is not doing bad they sold around 4 million consoles to people. I'm not talking about the extra million or so sitting in stores. Ps4 is doing well, but it's not like Microsoft is in a horrible situation. Also are you stupid? What your asking of Microsoft is way to much. Microsoft would probably lose so much money any other projects on xbox one would most likely be cancelled. You think of what you want but don't take into consideration the massive amount of money it would cost to get rid of kinect, than drop the price, compensate for those who bought an xbox one already, and last give another discount. Damn you really didn't think that through did you, but a kinect less bundle is not a bad idea.

hina_ken
hina_ken

@hotwog21  I think MS doesn't take "free advice" from people with a higher pimple count as opposed to a high IQ.


Please don't buy an X1, as we don't want to run into you on Live!!

jordy1945ben
jordy1945ben

Microsoft should remove you after it takes your advice because maybe you're the problem.

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

@al_is_here Enjoy not being able to play the exclusive pad/console features and games that the industry will be focusing on for a next 6 or so years then.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Oh also: GameGear > Gameboy, loved both though

Vylsith
Vylsith

@PeejayYeh Naughty Dog has hundreds of employees.  I'm pretty sure they're still working...

PeejayYeh
PeejayYeh

Oops! I mean Happy Bday Game Boy! And I am Proud that I am still playing GB games in an emulator. =D

nameaprice
nameaprice

@Logan303 ^ ANOTHER BULLS*** comment from a M$ fan boy. You wanna know how your "so I'm not sure how much they can afford to play around with the PS4's price."? heres a hint you dumba**, ITS NOT TRUE

Gabo_Brown
Gabo_Brown

@jordy1945ben  4 million consoles  to people?. I tought it was to retailers.. so probably some consoles are in stores apparels.

Undertow207
Undertow207

@ArchoNils2  You're in the minority there, bud. Every game on the Game Gear felt like a cheap cash-in that lacked quality control. Metroid 2, Link's Awakening, Mario Land + a ton of other games >>>>>> anything the GG had to offer, 1000 fold.

nameaprice
nameaprice

@Logan303 Those people are like the god**** "DOOMSDAY SAYERS", "THE WORLD'S GONNA END ON 12/13/13!!!!" (dosnt happen) "ahhhhhh, WAIT!!! I MEANT 12/13/14!!!!!" TOTAL BS.

nameaprice
nameaprice

@Logan303 I mean for CHRIST SAKE ive been hearing "SONY'S GOING BANKRUPT!" for AT LEAST 5 years now (rolls eyes)

Vylsith
Vylsith

@PeejayYeh @Vylsith They've lost 3 people.  They still have 597 people.  I'm pretty sure those 597 people are still doing something.  Honestly, it's probably more than 597.  Anyway, you get the picture.