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Poll: What console are you buying in 2013? (145 member(s) have cast votes)

What console are you buying in 2013?

  1. Wii U (11 votes [6.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.11%

  2. Xbox One (20 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  3. PS4 (44 votes [24.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.44%

  4. Ouya (13 votes [7.22%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.22%

  5. Other (3 votes [1.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  6. Tablet (IPad, Android, Kindle, Surface, etc) (17 votes [9.44%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.44%

  7. Nothing at all (69 votes [38.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 38.33%

  8. Oculus Rift (3 votes [1.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

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#21 RivieraKid   Members   -  Reputation: 346

Posted 22 May 2013 - 06:06 AM

I think PS4 and Xbox One are equal in their ability to amuse consumers but I have no faith in Sony to get anything right, they probably wont deliver on a series of promises and generally ignore their customers once they have spent their money.

 

Microsoft tried very hard to generate a strong indie developer scene and put a lot of work into user experience. The controller is ergonomically designed to be comfortable. The thumbsticks are the most accurate I have ever used, and they are durable.

 

The first iteration of ps3 dashboard was abysmal and my friends ps3 is still suffering from random crashes, deleted save games, games wont update and thus wont work, games that cant be completed because of bugs. He's a total fanboy and has never owned an Xbox so he thinks this is normal.

The playstation controller was designed by someone who thought it looks nice, they have stayed with the design because of brand and it gives me serious pains in my fingers when I use it for only 1 hour. How other people do not experience this is a mystery to me. Their thumbsticks break down and get food stuck in them easily.

 

I also think the trends favour Microsoft so its likely that, due to market share, a lot more titles than usual will be available on both platforms. Especially in the PS4 -> Xbox One direction.

 

Also, xbox will integrate better with my windows phone, desktop and tablet. Do Sony even sell these things anymore?


Edited by RivieraKid, 22 May 2013 - 06:09 AM.


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#22 Bacterius   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 7001

Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:23 AM

The last console I had was the original Xbox back a few years ago. It was fun but I don't have enough time nowadays to make enough use of a gaming-only platform to justify its purchase, and I have my general purpose desktop which happens to be a quite capable gaming system. As for phones or tablets, I've never really found the need for those. I actually find them a bit too invasive for my taste, but then I hate change so tongue.png

So, nothing at all for me, or perhaps a Kindle since I like the concept happy.png

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#23 Gavin Williams   Members   -  Reputation: 585

Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

2013 ... I'll get my girlfriend an IPad mini or IPad2. And maybe we will get an XBox One, which looks sweet. I want integrated media, that might be a driving force for me. If it was just a games machine, I wouldn't be the slightest bit interested. But having all that sweet tech and integration in a single media device, that would be great. I currently don't have a media server / player / console, except for my laptop* so there is still a place in my living room for a media / games device. I also wouldn't mind a Wii U, if it's price drops, I'll grab one.

 

I also love the Kinekt, I've been interested in them for a while, but they are too expensive for PC right now. And the new Kinekt is a real leap forward over the current version, so that's technology that I'll support and want to play with.

 

* My Alienware lappy doesn't have the best video unfortunately, even though it is an Alienware, and excellent in every other respect, the video is slightly jerky. My old PC was rock solid smooth.



#24 shuma-gorath   Members   -  Reputation: 813

Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:30 AM

Say, Alpha, you forgot Nvidia Shield.

 

At some point I will be getting Wii U, PS4, and One, but not likely in the same year.  The other systems listed don't interest me.



#25 Alpha_ProgDes   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4505

Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:46 AM

Say, Alpha, you forgot Nvidia Shield.

 

I did say "Other".


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#26 shuma-gorath   Members   -  Reputation: 813

Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

You did, but it might've been nice to see if it stands out from the pack, especially considering it comes out next month.



#27 AltarofScience   Members   -  Reputation: 896

Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:57 AM

PC Master Race!

 

More seriously I just don't care about the big console shooters so I don't have a reason to buy any of them.



#28 skytiger   Members   -  Reputation: 254

Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:09 AM

I seen no reason to buy a next-gen console

 

Kinect 2 + Stereo 3D could be amazing ... but I saw no mention of that



#29 Alpha_ProgDes   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4505

Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:11 AM

You did, but it might've been nice to see if it stands out from the pack, especially considering it comes out next month.

 

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#30 shuma-gorath   Members   -  Reputation: 813

Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:13 AM

You did, but it might've been nice to see if it stands out from the pack, especially considering it comes out next month.

 

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#31 Aurioch   Members   -  Reputation: 1054

Posted 23 May 2013 - 06:19 PM

Considering the prices (especially in Croatia), I'll most probably stick with my old trusted PC - it's "game console", "multimedia center" and "work device" for me, and with current configuration it can still hold for next 3-5 years. Not to mention that my family has 3 PCs and 3 laptops on top of SNES, GBA and PS2 so there is no need to aim for the new gen console.

 

On the other hand, if I would choose a new gen console, I would most probably go with Wii U. Only what's pushing me towards PS4 is possibility of new Kingdom Hearts (which is the only game I truly wait) game and maybe Final Fantasy; other exclusives (like Tekken for PS or Halo for XBox) aren't appealing for me and I don't have need of the "multimedia center" part of the consoles - I already have other devices to take care of that part. Not to mention that I have no idea will US and UK services like Netflix, HBO and others work at all in Croatia.

Nintendo has high amount of exclusives that I'd really like to buy and play, and most of them are franchises I already love due to their past games.



#32 mdwh   Members   -  Reputation: 740

Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:58 AM

I'll probably buy a 7" Android tablet, but more for development than playing games. This year or next, I'm looking to buy some kind of 10-11" x86 Windows tablet (probably waiting to see what second generation based on Haswell are like), though more to use as an ultra-portable laptop/hybrid. For playing games, for now I stick with my 2012 17" laptop.
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#33 genoboost   Members   -  Reputation: 111

Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:12 PM

I'm sure that each system will eventually have a game I really want, buy when that will be seems so far away. With lengthy development cycles, a game built from the ground up on the new gen systems likely won't hit the market for a few more years. 

 

That said, when those games do come out, and with a price drop (I'm broke) I hope to eventually have the Wii U, and either the PS4 or XBOne, but leaning more toward XBOne right now since I am not too happy with my PS3 these days.



#34 Anri   Members   -  Reputation: 577

Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:05 PM

I bought a Nexus 7 tablet to replace my broken Versus a while back, and to be honest none of the new consoles seem to be worth the hassle.

 

The XBox One seems to be dead-on-arrival with its persistant online bullshit, the Wii-U is lacking any killer apps, and the PS4...well, I dunno. Not enough information to go on...



#35 JonathanJ1990   Members   -  Reputation: 166

Posted 25 May 2013 - 05:54 AM

I don't think I have ever been so uninterested in a console gen as I am in the upcoming one . even when I was younger and couldn't afford a console at launch and probably not for several years after ( not to mention i don't like being one of the lab rats) I had some semblance of excitement but not so this generation and it makes me worry am I just truly that much of a killjoy/ pessimist or is it possible this next gen just isn't worth my money ?  Cutting out all the multimedia stuff these next consoles will do that both my laptop and iPad do for me already on a day-to-day basis and just looking at them as purely game playing devices I am not really at all that excited . should be interesting seeing what kind of projects are developed for them but man I  have never been so uninterested in the net gen as I am now.



#36 Chris_F   Members   -  Reputation: 1635

Posted 25 May 2013 - 05:57 AM

Upgrading my PC again.



#37 cardinal   Members   -  Reputation: 747

Posted 25 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

I'll get either the PS4 or Xbox One this year if there is stock easily available (I'm definitely not going to pre-order or wait in line to get one). Then I'll get the other when a must have exclusive comes out that I actually have time to play.



#38 Shippou   Members   -  Reputation: 1089

Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:35 PM

I'm one of the few folks who will not pay more than $100 USD for a game counsel, and $15 for a game.

 In 2013, I will continue to use my crappy computer. I will also pick up a few old systems from yard sales ( NES, Gensis, Atari ) if they are the right price.


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#39 Olliepm   Members   -  Reputation: 244

Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:16 AM

I'm a veteran Xbox 360 user, and yet I can already say that there's no way I'm getting an Xbox One.  I'm completely shocked at how greedy this industry has become.  A friend sent me this http://imgur.com/s4rFvsn , but he also summed it up in his own words, after I'd asked him if the Xbox One has anything good to be said for it.

 

 His words: " Won't play 360 titles, won't play pre-owned games unless you pay a premium (full retail price), games you buy become registered to your console and are blocked on all other consoles, TV channels won't work in the UK for at least the 1st 6 months and requires an extra ariel. Won't work unless connected to the internet, won't work without kinect, won't have anymore than 15 launch titles, will cost a fortune.


Fukno."

 

And personally, I have a pretty big issue with a camera and microphone in every home, that is mandatory to run the console.  They didn't have to design it like that, but they did - I don't trust those greedy bastards.  


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#40 Hodgman   Moderators   -  Reputation: 23970

Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:38 AM

And personally, I have a pretty big issue with a camera and microphone in every home, that is mandatory to run the console.

To many people, this may seem like a silly tinfoil hat thing to be worried about -- I mean, we're not going to wake up tomorrow and realize we've all got a Nineteen-eighty-four telescreen watching over us, demanding we stick to the party line...

 

However, it is a valid concern if you don't like the idea of spooks being able to listen in to your house. If you've been watching the GIFiles, or even just listening to the CIA's CTO conference presentations, then you'd know that your networked cameras and microphones are already used to spy on you (if you're a person of interest) and SOPA style mass data recording already does occur... Even when your iPhone is switched off, it's still a "sensor platform" as far as these guys are concerned. Hacking your devices is easy when said spooks have got backdoors into the ISPs that deliver your software updates and access to your email... If XBOne adoption did become widespread, then it won't be too long before recordings from one are used to convict a careless state enemy (without this evidence being revealed to the public for security reasons, of course).

 

Not that this will really influence me -- I've already got a house full of cameras and microphones that aren't wrapped up in tinfoil... but we should be aware of the world we live in, lest things go downhill.






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