Is It Finally Time To Buy An Xbox One? - Gamescom

Exclusives, new bundles, and loads of games. Danny and Shaun break down Microsoft's showing at their Gamescom 2014 Press Conference, and ponder if now is the time to buy an Xbox One.

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moesuir
moesuir

Danny and Shaun, this is a f.......ing retarded a....s video (and I'm not referring to the way you're dressed). Do you really need to persuade / convince a "gamer" that an Xbox One is worth buying?!?! With a $100 price drop, and multiple exclusives announced way back at E3, any real "gamer" should already know that it's a very good investment. If they don't know, then they're frigging retards and no amount of talking is going to "convince them" to buy one!!! You would be wasting your breath trying to persuade them. 

alightningboldt
alightningboldt

myXbox one is my favorite and most used console so far this generation. Definitely a worthy purchase. It really adds a level of convenience not found on the other systems. The graphics are fantastic despite all the resolution hoopla on the net. There is honestly no significant difference in the graphics at this point (excluding wii u from now on because it is a different breed of console imo). Both systems (ps4 and xb1) have a lot of fun games now so for those of you still on last gen I think this year would be a great time to jump in. I give the nod to Xbox one for having more fun games so far (titanfall is a major player imo). I would also recommend getting ea access because it is a great deal! I hadn't played battlefield since titanfall came out so I sold it and Madden to gamestop for $40, got ea access, still get to play those games for a year (at least), get to play the other games that come to the vault and get the discount and early play access, and I made a profit in the deal. Overall I think both systems are pretty even in the games department. When it comes to other features (multimedia), I think the Xbox destroys in that department. My phone is going to die so I can't finish my thoughts on why it excels at everything outside of gaming. I'll just finish by saying this to Those of you who can only buy one console: The ps4 is a great console.it has a lot of fun gamesand is a quality piece of hardware. You will definitely enjoy your purchase.however I would recommend the Xbox one for most people. I think it is the best overall console based on its features outside of gaming (multimedia capabilities, online network, Kinect is great and also recommended, Skype, convenience, support). I welcome all replies, even though I'm sure some will be angry fanboys

hanlon23
hanlon23

I bought my X1 for , Ryse, Forza, Titanfall, DR3, Sunset Overdrive, , Halo, Quantum Break, D4 and a bunch more I want to play. I dont care what MSFT did or try to do I just love gaming an dont want to miss out on good games and I use my X1 everyday an loves it. Im going to buy a ps4 to also to play TLOUR, infamous SS, The show,The Order and probably a bunch more that I cant think of. I will hopefully love the ps4 also. I do this because I love gaming and if you can afford it and choose not to buy a console because of stupid hate or to be a fanboy than I feel bad for you if you are a gamer and is going to box yourself into a corner with one console and miss out on a bunch of awesome games and experiences than that sucks for you.

thedevilsnutz
thedevilsnutz

Oh, your all going on about the amazing 1080p PS4 that is getting sued for false advertising that a game was 1080p. People who play games for the graphics, get a PC!!!

GehanM
GehanM

No! Why will i spend my hard earned cashed just because of one game and for a console that's not even selling properly? I will stick with my PC... 

pcty
pcty

Maybe, but definitely not for me. I still haven't see anything interesting on any console.

arickb77
arickb77

I'd have to say no, I mean, unless your into sports or COD/FPS games, this isn't the system for you. Lets face it, I loved Tomb Raider, and was highly upset when they announced the exclusive. I've calmed down now, but Tomb Raider is not a system seller, and since its timed... why not wait and get it for the better of the two systems. Sure, you can argue with me that Xbox is better. Numbers/facts/specs don't lie... get over it. Be happy with your purchase no matter what it is, but don't fall prey to this exclusive crap (especially timed)! If your into Halo, Forza, & Gears of War, get an Xbox. If your into anything else, get a PS4. I switch loyalties this gen, and haven't regretted it yet.

strothers101
strothers101

Also, its worth mentioning that if you are  a Sony/Nintendo fantard then there is never going to be a "right" time to buy an X1.

strothers101
strothers101

I own an X1 and a PS4, for me it was time to buy an X1 when they announced Forza 5 ( thats just me though). I bought the PS4 a few months back second hand from EB Games for $100 off.  Pretty happy with both, play the xbox more but I have had it longer. Currently waiting for my copy of TLOU to arrive, didnt buy it last gen as I had a sneaky suspicion it would get remastered.

cboye18
cboye18

No, Gamescom actually showed me how unoriginal both Sony and M$ have become. In fact, I'd be more closer in buying a Wii U instead.

memenotu
memenotu

The answer is still no. It will remain no as the company has not changed and obviously, the hardware hasn't either. ESRAM for video? Give me a break...it was clearly made with a focus on entertainment and not games.

Lacerz
Lacerz

I was surprised that Microsoft didn't reveal any new games at Gamescom.  Sony had the expected re-reveal of Until Dawn, Tearaway Unfolded, Hellblade, and the best non-reveal for Silent Hills.  Maybe Microsoft will bring some new game reveals to TGS like Sony's promised to do.

abhisheknerdy20
abhisheknerdy20

I prefer PS4 not Xbox ONE because PS4 supports high resolution

amorrell14
amorrell14

November cannot get here soon enough. I will be putting many many many hours into Halo. 60fps dedicated servers, not as important but it's 1080p too, all multiplayer maps, eventual h5 beta access, and the list goes on and on... All I have been doing is watching the H2 multiplayer gameplay. Look too good... can't imagine what h5 will look like.

Vexov
Vexov

SE is a sinking shit boat anyways. FF15 was going to be the last straw, but this would be the end of them for me. If it is a timed exclusive it better not be for that long, maybe just 3 months.


This exclusive shit has really hit a whole new ugliness. Nobody could have really liked it normal exclusive bs in the first place. I been gaming on PC for the past years, so maybe this isn't the first time a SEQUEL was going to ignore the other platform it got released on. 


They had to pay them A LOT to remove the game from a better system and one that is probably out selling it more then 2 to 1. And all that massive BS said from SE about it, it was really sad to hear them trying to justify to the majority of its fans with nothing but bs over bs.

hermitkiller
hermitkiller

What's the purpose of having consoles when pc has it all???

Or am I gonna miss some games??

What about sony exclusives????

Can I play Bloodborne on pc??

What about uncharted series??

popin-shopin
popin-shopin

This generation of consoles has just been a HUGE disappointment.  I will definitely be sticking with PC from now on.

jtb_pred
jtb_pred

@GehanM

???? its the 3rd best selling console of all time... its selling faster than the xbox 360 did. and it has still yet to sell in 29 other countries.

DarkRikuShadow
DarkRikuShadow

@arickb77 So have i was a stright xbox 360 had a ps3 as well but now im all about sony again!

pcty
pcty

@Lacerz That would be great but it is highly unlikely, TGS is definitely not Microsoft territory.

sodapoppimpski
sodapoppimpski

@abhisheknerdy20 really, plenty of non 1080p 60fps games on ps4

saltlife225
saltlife225

Most likely can't tell the difference. You're just following what the sheep are.

Vexov
Vexov

@hermitkiller Doesn't that also apply to any console?. PC has its own exclusives as well. Also, PC has emulators and roms..... so it can play anything ... after about a decade. When was PC having it all brought up?

Devil_78
Devil_78

Do u think the gamers will buy your words ? Huge disappintment ? Lol Dont make me laugh . Pc gamers are mad because most of the great exclusives are for consoles only. Also developers are focusing on consoles. Ps4 and xbox are powerful enough to compete with high end pc (see digital foundry ) the high end pc is slightly better than ps4 and xbox one .

twisted_outlaw
twisted_outlaw

@jtb_pred @GehanM gaming has grown exponentially since the release of the 360. Of course the newer systems will sell better and better. PS2 sold so well because it was a cheap DVD player at the time. And everyone was familiar with Playstation.

jtb_pred
jtb_pred

@pcty @Lacerz

not their territory but neither is it sony's. nintendo is ruling japan's gaming industry handheld and console. xbox is bringing new ip's made by studios in partnership with microsoft though. there was one showed at china that looked very good.

golden1elite
golden1elite

@sodapoppimpski Most games on the PS4 are labeled at 1080P, but only a portion of a game advertised as 1080P hits that resolution, with the rest coming in at lower resolutions and then up scaled.  Just take the time to read developer interviews.  It is a sales gimmick to sucker more people into buying their console that Sony developed.  Just like the whole contrast ratio gimmick that suckered many people into buying TVs; when really the standard or basis line of contrast varied from maker to maker, making it a mute point.  

I would respect your opinion more if you said I bought a PS4 because I really like Second Son or Killzone.

turnnuggett9
turnnuggett9

@saltlife225  Actually, you can tell the difference. If you have both systems like I do, than you will know the PS4 is far more superior than the X1. Furthermore, the only, "sheep" here is Microsoft. X1 is only good for all its media except its games. Maybe Halo 5 will change that, until then, its a overpriced paper-weight.

hermitkiller
hermitkiller

@Vexov @hermitkiller That emulator card makes me chuckle every time.

Maybe I should sell all my consoles and games I bought for them.

Next logical step would be downloading torrents and "gaming" via emulators.........xDD



S0LIDUS311
S0LIDUS311

@Devil_78 A 7.50 steam game called Mount & Blade is by far the most addictive and one of the best games I've ever played. Playing on a midrange 5 year old PC. Though I have both systems (no wii u), I'd rather spend 4000 hours on indie steam gems then most of the crap on consoles.

hermitkiller
hermitkiller

@Devil_78 Dont underestimate the power of petitions and begging my friend.

PC gaymers truly think their precious rig is on the same level in competition with consoles.

When was the last time pc was the leading platform for devs???

I bet before the era of ps2. After that it's been consoles first and pc way afterwards.

Those hermits still live in denial thinking pc is competiting head to head against consoles.


popin-shopin
popin-shopin

@Devil_78  "Ps4 and xbox are powerful enough to compete with high end pc"

lol, now you're making ME laugh!!!  a high end PC is more than just "slightly" better than current consoles.  that's like saying a Ferrari is only slightly faster than a rider mower. 

jtb_pred
jtb_pred

@daikkenaurora12 @sodapoppimpski

but that isn't the point. the ps4 always brags about how all the games should be 1080p 60fps when xbox never makes that claim. to the point where fans are sueing sony for false advertising.

danielgibbs7902
danielgibbs7902

@turnnuggett9 @saltlife225 Its crazy though...even though you proclaim SONY has better graphics....then why did RYSE win the BEST looking game on a console?

@ 900p none-the-less

Devil_78
Devil_78

Did you see watch dogs ps4 vs pc by digitalfoundry ? Or tomb raider ? To me its like ferrari and porsche. Give me evidence not just words !!! . There is no need to hate we all gamers !!

memenotu
memenotu

@Devil_78 Try looking again...the company released Watch Dogs with graphics LOCKED and they have since been unlocked thanks to a PLAYER MODDING IT and it shamed Ubisoft so badly they released a patch unlocking the graphics.

popin-shopin
popin-shopin

@Devil_78 I'm not hating.  It's true that some games look very similar between pc and console but that is simply because the devs made it that way.  if full optimization was considered for each platform, PC would be miles ahead of consoles.  and this definitely shows in some games.  I agree that consoles generally have better optimization but when they are only pushing 720p (sometimes 1080p) at 30-50 fps, that's old tech which is why i say this generation is so disappointing.  My PC pushes 1440p at 96 fps on the newest games at the highest settings and it's 2 years old!  big difference.

Devil_78
Devil_78

I was a pc gamer myself . I played my first pc game (knightmare) in 1986 so i dont hate pc . I had alianware x14 r2 and i sold it maybe because im with consoles for 25 years . Now there were a big difference between pc and the last generation but not this generation . Also its not always about resolution . For example nes games were more fun then sega and snes games . Wii outsold ps3 and xbox 360 and its not even hd . Im not saying graghic isnt important its very important but its not the only thing in gaming world . There are many gamers want simple machine to play .