This is probably too late to mention, but as much as I said that I would buy the PS4 (and this is still a real possibility (probably after my PC, that is)), I’ve learned too much about the gaming industry over the last 18 years of playing to jump into buying a console on launch day, especially since now I’m able to with my lolcollege salary.
Think about it. Launch day and the months after are the most important days of a console’s life. Shit happens and people WILL find out. When these consoles drop, I have a feeling that people may find some flaws or bugs with either them, like overheating issues, problems with downloading, lag, etc. I’m not saying that these things will happen, but remember what happened when the last generation came out?
I’m just going to wait it out and get all of the details about both of these consoles after launch before I truly make my decision. We’re not going to know all of the details until the public actually gets their hands on both. So until then, I’ll be sitting in a dark corner and biding my time.
Okay but in all honesty about the next generation of consoles, I was looking for something to appeal to my needs as a gamer. I tried my best to welcome the next gen with open arms and really look at what would be available in the future.
At this point, the Playstation 4 is looking like that system in terms of console games. Sure, the games presented for Microsoft were interesting and a lot of them I wish I could play, but the features of the PS4 are what really sealed the deal. I have internet like millions of people do, but I don’t want to think of a possible scenario where I won’t be able to access the internet for a certain amount of time. I do not like the idea of not being able to play my system because I may not have internet for a few days. Shit happens, you know?
I need used games. Of course people may come at me and say that it’s bad for industry. Whatever. Video games are not cheap, I think we all understand that. I can’t exactly afford to go out and buy every single game I want on launch day, especially with this wonderful college kid income I have right now, so used games are a way to keep me in the gaming world, even if I am late most times. Used games are also a way for me to get introduced into a new series. I’ll tell you now that if it weren’t for Oblivion, I wouldn’t have bought Skyrim at full price, or Bad Company 2 for Battlefield 3, or even Borderlands for Borderlands 2. I don’t think anyone wants to pay an arm and a leg for a game and then end up hating it afterwards (which happens a lot more than you think). Of course, reviews are nice, but they’re all subjective.
What I’m trying to say here is that, the PS4 looks to be a promising system in my own opinion. I enjoyed the showcase of games for it as well as the features presented so far. Not to mention the price isn’t outlandish this time around. Xbox One, at this point, has not won me over. I’m still planning on saving up for a gaming PC, but at least the PS4 has restored my faith in the consoles. They’d do well not to fuck up the lead they have over Microsoft.
Playing New Vegas is really making me want to try Fallout 1 and 2. Luckily the games are old as dirt and shouldn’t be a problem running on my laptop. I’m eager to see how different the gameplay is since I read that it’s turn-based. Should be interesting.