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#1 2Chalupas
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I've thought about it the last two black friday's, but just couldn't pull the trigger (too many games anyway).

I guess at this stage it probably makes sense to think more about PS VR 2.0. One of my big reasons for even considering PSVR is it's ability to play 3D movies, so hopefully the PS VR 2.0 maintains that and also is able to do it at full resolution (I believe the current PS VR is somewhat gimped in this regard).

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#2 2Chalupas
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@uninspiredcup said:

I dread next gen, slight visual upgrade and mainly a way to funnel in new shitty business practices.

So basically same as this gen, and the gen before that.

Not all games have shitty business practices (or the shitty practice can be ignored). So long as that is the case I'm cool with my visual upgrade enhancements. If the business practice nonsense gets so bad it cannot be avoided or all games rely on them completely, then I'm basically done (or will just continually go back to my greatest hits of old games, rather than waste time with monetization garbage).

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Don't think I've ever bought a console "at launch". PS4 and Wii I probably bought at about the 1 year anniversary, and that's as fast as it gets for me (actually, probably did same with PS1 and PS2 as well). With PS3 I waited all the way until the slim model came out.

That will probably hold true here as well, though I guess we'll see when the price and specs are announced. If it's $399 then I might just go for it, esp if it has backwards compatibility (presumably would play all PS4 games as PS4 pro mode).

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The $1 for 3 months is obviously an insane deal. But of course it's to hook you in, $120 a year? Still not bad I guess, I assume that also includes gold, or is gold on top of that?

I wouldn't mind if Playstation offered something similar, I'd say it's probably a better arrangement than PSN or Gold (2 random games a month) just because of having so many more newer games to choose from.

That being said, I buy lots of games for cheap (both digital and physical) and get to own them forever, and don't need to worry about subscriptions. Plus I get to pick and choose games I want from the entire universe of available games, not ones off a list. So I'm not entirely sure the $120/year would be worth it to keep going year after year after year.

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Of course.

Even if they did the "new 3DS thing", that would clearly be same gen - because only a few games were actually exclusive to new 3DS (so few that it was probably stupid to even do that).

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In my view, gaming really came into it's own in the 90's. It was a bit messy at times (some of those early 3D PS1 games are jank looking back at them, controls were still often sloppy and not user friendly in certain genres). But between SNES in the early part of the decade and the advent of online multiplayer on PC as well as the early moves into 3D based environments, the 90's brought us where we are today. Fundamentally, nothing now is drastically different than playing the original counterstrike or Unreal Tournament or Everquest on PC.

That being said, gaming has continued to get better thanks to technology. But it's mostly refining and exploiting the breakthroughs of 90's...hell many 90's launched gaming franchises are still out there raking in the cash today

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@Jag85 said:

@locus-solus: NAND flash is actually getting quite cheap to manufacture. Now it only costs about 10 cents per GB, or 10 GB per dollar, to manufacture. For $5, they could manufacture the NAND flash equivalent of a 50 GB Blu-Ray.

As NAND flash prices further decrease (as per Moore's law), optical discs will become obsolete and NAND flash will dominate. Which means the potential comeback of cartridges making optical discs obsolete, ironically. Optical discs once made carts obsolete, and now it looks like carts may end up making optical discs obsolete in the near future.

While Nintendo paid the price for choosing carts over CDs with the N64, Nintendo this time made a smart choice picking flash carts over discs for the Switch. Flash memory technology is advancing to the point where carts would no longer be much more expensive than discs like they used to be.

$5 equivalent for a blu-ray that surely costs <$1 per disc pressed at scale. That's actually still a massive difference. 5x cost difference. This is why it seems Sony is going with optical, and they also want to help push the last gasp of optical formats with UHD media. Publishers love optical media because pressing out additional copies is almost a negligible cost.

That "cartridge based" might happen next-next gen (PS6), but by then it might be a moot point as the market is going more and more digital. I do see maybe that as a possibility instead of a 100% "digital only" console they will go to 128GB cartridges which by then will probably be as cheap as optical disc. If there was price parity there would be no question to go with faster NAND memory.

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Resident Evil 2 for $14.99 sounds great, until i remember I still have RE7:Gold Edition from this past Black Friday and haven't gotten to it yet. Maybe I should wait for the GOTY edition of RE2 as well, since that game apparantly has some DLC.

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From the 10 minute gameplay it looks a bit bland - with your typical scripted campaign elements, but doesn't look THAT bad. Some of you guys are too harsh.

That being said, based on the devs history it probably won't be great. But the standards for Terminator games are quite low. Maybe this one will at least be competent, worthy of bargain bin fodder.

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Overly ambitious non-game application. This sounds like it will 99% end in failure or take up all of next gen to deliver anything. It's mind boggling MS would buy a studio and allow them to just go wild with some random R&D project. I mean it's good they aren't forcing them to do Gears 6 or to be a "backup studio" on Halo or some nonsense, but I dunno, this seems like a stretch. They should at least be forced to start out with a marketable game with a clear vision... not a "we are going to do years of research and find something that makes lives better via better mental health". Huh? You are a GAME STUDIO!