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Senua

I guess it’s like some people are still waiting for that “hidden GPU inside power adapter” moment even when everything has been released now for public scrutiny. It almost doesn’t make sense still fighting for something that’s technically impossible to achieve (and will always be inferior just like 1<2) and has been proven wrong countless times in the past one year. But when things do start falling into their places very soon, we as gamers will see ourselves in the winning side. Until then we have to keep on dealing with all these lies, deceit and false marketing promises.

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dmcc0

Senua wrote:

we as gamers will see ourselves in the winning side.

I just don't get this attitude; why does there have to be a side?

I get that some prefer a console brand over another (for whatever reason), but the whole "mine is better than yours" argument just seems a bit pointless. Both consoles are pretty much on an even footing in terms of what the games look like. I don't recall seeing any DF videos that have had either console perform massively better than the other on a particular game; yes there slight differences in performance in individual games and that's to be expected as they are running different hardware, but nothing I recall that ran like crap on one, but not the other. Unless you've got them running side by side most folk wouldn't even notice the difference anyway (OMG it briefly dropped to 57FPS!).

It seems to me that fans on both "sides" spend far too long obsessing over the specs and what the other side is doing in an attempt to justify their choice. What is the point? I decided to get an Xbox this Gen for various reasons, despite never having owned one previously. It doesn't mean I'm now "Team Xbox" and will never buy a Sony console again - I might get a PS5 at some point if I feel like its worth it. It makes no difference to me if any other console is technically better or worse; all that matters is that I'm happy with my choice. The specs mean nothing if the games are terrible; and as long as the games are good, I'm good.

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Senua

@dmcc0 I’m afraid you have got it totally wrong. By winning side I mean to say that ultimately we will demand everything that make us win as ALL gamers/consumers at the end of the day.

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dmcc0

@Senua maybe misunderstood that particular line of the post, but the sentiment remains; you do post a lot of stuff that seems to be Pro-Xbox and/or anti-Playstation.

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Senua

@dmcc0 I really don’t care if you feel that way and it hurts your feelings because I will always stand against something I find unfair, untrue and just plain wrong. But if it bothers or triggers anyone (salty) feel free to make use of that ignore option. ✌️

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dmcc0

@Senua nobody's feelings hurt here, just making an observation. This is a public forum after all, were all entitled to an opinion, even if yours is wrong 😉

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BAMozzy

A pessimist is just an optimist with experience!

Why can't life be like gaming? Why can't I restart from an earlier checkpoint??

Feel free to add me but please send a message so I know where you know me from...

Xbox Gamertag: bamozzy

KilloWertz

Is it a bad thing that I read almost everything from that "discussion" and understood maybe half of it?

Xbox Live Gamertag: KilloWertz

Senua

Senua

BAMozzy

A pessimist is just an optimist with experience!

Why can't life be like gaming? Why can't I restart from an earlier checkpoint??

Feel free to add me but please send a message so I know where you know me from...

Xbox Gamertag: bamozzy

KilloWertz

Very similar between the Series X and the PS5 for RE8. Slight advantage for the Series X overall, not counting the longer eyelashes.

Xbox Live Gamertag: KilloWertz

LtSarge

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/05/psa_yes_your_ds_and...

And this is why I firmly believe Microsoft's approach to game preservation is the correct one. The answer isn't physical media, and the answer isn't digital media that is only available for one generation. The answer is a universal infrastructure, i.e. the same offerings being made available in every generation regardless if it's physical or digital. For example, I now have an Xbox One that can play a select amount of original Xbox and Xbox 360 games, and obviously all Xbox One games. If I decided to buy a Series X, I can still play all those games on that system with the addition of Series X exclusives. Then whenever Microsoft releases their next console, we should still be able to play the exact same original Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Series X titles on that console. In other words, the same infrastructure is preserved for every generation. This is how it's always been on PC and this is the direction that all console manufacturers need to take.

People have been complaining that Microsoft's console isn't "next-gen" enough compared to PS5. But I'd rather support a brand that will always make the same games available every generation at the loss of having a completely different console experience.

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KilloWertz

@LtSarge Same here. The Series X doesn't have to stand out from everything else in your entertainment center, have a controller that is going for innovation, or a fancy new UI that is actually just a pretty looking massive step down from the previous generation.

To reel this in before it begins to look like PS5 bashing, I like the simple and extremely effective design of the Series X. It's really well made, given how they came up with keeping it quiet and almost impossible to overheat unless it''s defective. They did subtle changes with the controller, and that's good enough for me. The ever so slight change in shape and the added grip to the back and then the triggers and bumpers makes it a good enough step up from the Xbox One, but maybe I'm just easy to please.

The Series X and Microsoft may never get the credit they deserve, but Microsoft came out for this gen much more prepared, and combining their vastly superior backwards compatibility and Smart Delivery has made it extremely simple to go from last generation to the new generation. That and the easy plug and play nature of external storage.

There were several games I missed from the 360 and Xbox One generation because I jumped ship to PlayStation late in the 360/PS3 generation, but now I'm able to go back and play some of them whenever I get the opportunity. Obviously that's not possible anywhere else, but it's a blessing here after seeing how much I missed that I normally would have played and loved otherwise. I love RPGs and I started going through the Dragon Age series last year. Slowly as they're large games, but Dragon Age II is next (someday).

Xbox Live Gamertag: KilloWertz

LtSarge

@KilloWertz I agree, Microsoft has definitely put in a lot of thought and effort into the design of the Series X. I'm just hoping that they'll announce more BC titles coming to Xbox soon in order to make the platform more attractive. I mean, Sony had that whole debacle about shutting down the PS3/Vita stores and Microsoft can use this opportunity to show people that they aren't doing that and are instead adding even more titles to the list of BC games.

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IndoorHero

@LtSarge @KilloWertz Totally agree with you guys. Not to sound like PS5 bashing either, but one of the main reasons I jumped from Playstation to Xbox this gen was because of how Microsoft just seems to be much more open to what fans want. They believe in their legacy and work really hard at making their system the best place to play games on.

Yes, Sony has the upper hand in terms of studios making stellar exclusive games but Microsoft seem to be going full steam ahead in addressing that this gen and I'm far more excited to see what's in store over playing sequels to existing Playstation franchises.

IndoorHero

Xbox Gamertag: indoorhero8889

LtSarge

@IndoorHero That's another thing that has made me more interested in Xbox than PlayStation: the amount of new IPs. Sony established a lot of new IPs during PS4, such as Horizon Zero Dawn, Ghost of Tsushima, and the reboot/return of the God of War/Spider-Man franchises. All of these games are or will be receiving sequels on PS5, which means there aren't going to be a lot of new IPs on PS5. Meanwhile, there will be both sequels as well as plenty of new IPs on Xbox, such as Hellblade II, Halo Infinite and State of Decay 3 in terms of sequels, and Starfield, Avowed, and Everwild in terms of new IPs. Not to mention reboots/return of Perfect Dark, Fable and Indiana Jones. In other words, there's plenty of new and old stuff to look forward to on Xbox.

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