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What console are you buying in 2013?


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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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#41 Olliepm   Members   -  Reputation: 260

Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:24 AM

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#42 Shippou   Members   -  Reputation: 1689

Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:59 AM

The "X-One" seems to be taking the EA approach to things - if your not connected 100% of the time, you "must" be a software pirate.

 EA is also notorious for killing old game servers ( making the game unplayable ) when ever a new squeal comes out, which makes me thing that Micro$oft may be doing the same thing here.


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#43 tmccolgan88   Members   -  Reputation: 255

Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:56 PM

Planning on getting the ouya and an S4 next month.  Possibly a vita, but haven's really been sold on anything else yet.



#44 skytiger   Members   -  Reputation: 262

Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:16 AM

My OUYA just arrived

 

it is even more disappointing than expected

 

There is nothing entertaining about extra-low-quality hardware and software

and *everything* about OUYA is low quality and thoughtless

 

Just the usual moronic "nerdware" that "clever" software people always create ...

 

Kickstarter projects are always disappointing ... the motivation is all wrong - they have the money too soon!

 

Once the money is in the bank they just deliver any old garbage to their backers ...



#45 TheChubu   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4556

Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:56 AM

It was priced like... 100 bucks? There are controllers alone that cost more than that. What did you expect?

 

I wonder if there are Tegra drivers for common Linux distros (Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, etc) and how the 1.6Ghz quad core A9 compares to an Atom N450...

 

Hm, found this https://developer.nvidia.com/linux-tegra But it seems its only for partners.


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#46 skytiger   Members   -  Reputation: 262

Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:36 AM

OUYA hardware is all about the controller ...

(the rest is just off-the-shelf parts and a plastic box)

 

You can buy better controllers for PS2 for £3 almost anywhere

 

OUYA software is all about game discovery

 

they only had to get 2 things right ... everything else is easy

 

I see no evidence of intelligence in this product ... it is doomed



#47 YodamanJer   Members   -  Reputation: 446

Posted 31 May 2013 - 07:01 AM

I'll be picking up an Ouya soon - well, I should say I'll be receiving my early backer model from the Kickstarter campaign soon. I can't wait!

As for major consoles, the Wii U and PS4 will be what I get. PS4 because it doesn't have to connect to the internet every 24 hours or have a camera on at all times, and Wii U because I just can't live without the latest from Nintendo. 


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#48 way2lazy2care   Members   -  Reputation: 782

Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:14 AM

Kickstarter projects are always disappointing ... the motivation is all wrong - they have the money too soon!

 

Once the money is in the bank they just deliver any old garbage to their backers ...

I dunno. I've gotten a handful of board games and I'm pleased with most of them. They are at least worth the money, and some of them are worth many times more. There are some I missed that I would buy now if I didn't know I could have gotten them in a kickstarter for half the price; thinking about it just makes me sad.

 

The Rift also seems to be as advertised so far too. It's better than I expected for dev kits. I didn't get one because I would rather have a consumer version, but the people I know with them aren't disappointed.

 

edit: I think in general you just have to be good at noticing red flags in kickstarter projects. Having some experience with past kickstarter successes/failures definitely pays dividends in finding future kickstarters that are worth it.


Edited by way2lazy2care, 31 May 2013 - 08:16 AM.


#49 Bearhugger   Members   -  Reputation: 566

Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:16 AM

Personally, I'm not interested in any gaming console. If I have to install my games, update the OS regularily, deal with DRM and be connected to the Internet, then I see no point in playing on a console when I could be playing on my PC with my Steam library and my Blizzard games. At least I can do what I want with my PC. Besides, the console games I used to have on my radar was Squaresoft's library and I haven't found their games interesting after they merged with Enix 10 years ago, or at least not interesting enough to warrant purchasing a console.

 

I think the trend of turning consoles into limited computers is going to blow in the industry's face. I know a lot of people (mostly casual gamers and non-techies) that avoid PC gaming because they don't care to waste 20 minutes installing, registering, etc their new games when they want to play. I liked when I put my cartridge in my SNES, flipped the switch on and it immediately played. (Didn't even have to load!) The only advantage I've seen from having things like a console OS and an Internet connection is indie games and emulating old games, but I don't think that's what consumers buy a next-gen console for.



#50 ProggleRock   Members   -  Reputation: 165

Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:26 AM

PS4. I own a Xbox 360 and haven't been too thrilled by the exclusives nor the Xbox One reveal. Ready to make the switch to Sony. Also, their acquisition of Gaikai has me excited/hopeful. Investing in a console/brand should grant you access to the brand's vast collection of games -- past, present, and future. I was happy to hear a Sony rep say something along these lines during the PS4 reveal.



#51 skytiger   Members   -  Reputation: 262

Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:37 AM

http://www.gamepop.tv/

 

has already signed up the top tablet and phone developers ... whilst ouya just hopes they will turn up!



#52 Buster2000   Members   -  Reputation: 1715

Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:43 AM

whilst ouya just hopes they will turn up!

 

And it worked out for them because they have a ton of launch content.



#53 YodamanJer   Members   -  Reputation: 446

Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:36 AM

has already signed up the top tablet and phone developers ... whilst ouya just hopes they will turn up!



Ouya has a ton of support... what are you talking about?


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#54 Hodgman   Moderators   -  Reputation: 30964

Posted 03 June 2013 - 08:00 AM

I backed the ouya but had pretty much forgotten about it because it's taken so long.

 

I just got the email saying they've shipped it... but I paid for an extra controller, which isn't mentioned in the email (it just says 1xOuya and 1xController), and they've shipped it to my old address, where I lived a year ago when ordering it.

In august last year, they sent me a message on kickstarter saying "Also, in the beginning of 2013, we’ll be sending you another reward survey so you can provide your shipping information – this is where you’ll input your official ship-to address and clarify any special shipping information", which is what every other project I've backed has also done... but they didn't send out this confirmation of address as promised, and have just shipped it to the wrong place.

 

Not off to a good start with my ouya experience unsure.png



#55 Alpha_ProgDes   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4692

Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:02 AM

I'm getting a $250 Wii U for Christmas. Low-price, High-quality, no DRM or potential of DRM. Priceless.


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#56 way2lazy2care   Members   -  Reputation: 782

Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:46 AM

In august last year, they sent me a message on kickstarter saying "Also, in the beginning of 2013, we’ll be sending you another reward survey so you can provide your shipping information – this is where you’ll input your official ship-to address and clarify any special shipping information", which is what every other project I've backed has also done... but they didn't send out this confirmation of address as promised, and have just shipped it to the wrong place.

 

Not off to a good start with my ouya experience unsure.png

 

That's crappy :/ That seems like such an obvious thing to do before shipping stuff.



#57 Alpha_ProgDes   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 4692

Posted 23 June 2013 - 02:35 AM

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#58 ChaosEngine   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2436

Posted 23 June 2013 - 03:20 AM

This week I am going to rent a PS3 to play The Last of Us. It will be the first time in 5 years where I've played a game on a console. Everything that has vaguely interested me on consoles has come out on pc.

And to be honest I'd much rather play The Last of Us on pc. I hate the ps3 controller, I'd much rather us kb/m and when that doesn't suit the game, the Xbox controller is way nicer.

So I won't be buying a console, but I will be upgrading my pc. And I can't wait to play Star Citizen on an oculus once it comes out.
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#59 slicer4ever   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3945

Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:07 PM


And to be honest I'd much rather play The Last of Us on pc. I hate the ps3 controller, I'd much rather us kb/m and when that doesn't suit the game, the Xbox controller is way nicer.
 

buy an after-glow third party, they make ps3 controllers like the 360. it's what i did.  that's one thing i hate about the ps3, those damn nubs are shitty by comparison to the 360's.


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#60 3Ddreamer   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3159

Posted 24 June 2013 - 07:51 AM

My laptop outperforms any console by much. laugh.png   I can get almost all the major video game titles but also can get thousands of games not available to consoles!

 

 

The next purchase will probably be something with the NVidia - GTX Titan in it (Titan even supports quad SLI !) when the price comes down some.  It even fits better in a computer case than all the others, runs cooler, and is quieter than others.

 

This is what consoles have for competition over the next few years, a graphics chip designed for supercomputers in a gaming computer:

http://www.nvidia.com/titan-graphics-card

 

Keep the toys: I will be enjoying adult hardware and game controllers - thank you very much!  laugh.png

 

 

 

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