X-Box 1 versus PS4, begin!

 A lot has happened, supposedly, that I haven’t posted on. Most importantly, Epic Console Battles of History has returned (no unfortunately there are not epiclloyd/nicepter video game battles). The rumor mill has been churning 24 hours a day, with a vengeance, for the past year about the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft. Sony came out months ago and made a completely vague, aimless, pointless facade of a console reveal that showed nothing but a new controller, and some tech demo’s running on PCs – basically, a Square Enix demo of the beautiful Luminous engine which will never be used to create a good game, showing some more or less unimpressive scenes to those who are already knee deep or further in the online 3D community.
Sony fanboys have fired the first and pretty much every salvo – the only salvos really – in the fan-boy war to decide which company’s  user-base and most dedicated trolls can affect the others sales as much as possible. I say that as a neutral observer because obviously I can’t see every single comment made by every single neckbeard or minor on the internet arguing about this – nor do I want to because I’m sick of it and I hope they all choke to death on a piece of plastic wrap when they unpack their new purchases – but from what I have seen, Sony’s paying sex-slaves are being viciously over-aggressive and inappropriate, and Microsoft fanboys are doing one of two things:
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or
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To recap: Xbox fans are jumping ship, or, they’re being reasonable and saying “Let’s wait till E3. I shall hold my judgement till I have more information.” That sounds like an adult thing to do, doesn’t it?
Here’s what PS fanboys are doing: idiotps3

And so here is what I say to them:

@Incubus420 Yea what you just described, is not a gaming machine, you stupid fuckface. That’s the very definition of a multimedia entertainment machine. The same thing the PS3 is, the same thing the Xbox 360 is, the same thing the PS2 was, the same thing the Xbox was, and most importantly the same thing the XB1 is. That’s kind of why, since the very first generation of consoles, they have been called Entertainment Systems, not Gaming Systems.

Entertainment encompasses many forms, not just video games.

And, the last time I checked, being a jack of many trades did not hold back the PS2, the Xbox, the 360, the PS3, Windows or OSX in the SLIGHTEST bit when it came to excelling as a gaming platform.7nTnr

No fucking shit, right? I’m not going to be nice, either. You’re a retard if you say what the above guy, who I will not censor the name of because it doesn’t matter, said. It’s a simple denial of the facts if you say something like that. The PlayStation 2 played DVDs. It had a remote control accessory to control the DVD player. The Xbox played DVDs, it had a remote control accessory to control the DVD player. If you took it one step further and hacked your Xbox, you could put XBMC on it – which to this day is still one of the best Media Center options around if you, or someone you’re friends with, knows how to do it. Even if not you can drop someone 50 dollars to do what, an hour of softmodding? Anyone who knows how to do it and would turn down a free 50 dollars for an hour of not working is a fool anyway.

The Xbox 360 is a multimedia entertainment system. It plays DVDs. It plays games. It streams network and internet music and video services, and has a web browser. It has a motion sensor that plays games, helps you work out, and can be used by enterprising scientists for a number of applications, such as being hacked into a 3D scanner. The PS3 is a multimedia entertainment system. It plays DVDS. It plays Blu-Rays. It streams network and internet music and video services. It plays games. It also has a motion controller that plays games and can be used by enterprising people to be turned into something else.

The Wii is a multimedia entertainment system. It plays games. It has streaming network capabilities to play videos and music off of the internet, as well as web browsing. It sucks at it and at everything else but it can do it. It also has a motion sensor that can do things, like break TVs, walls, people, itself, and much more.

The Wii U is a multimedia entertainment system. It plays games. It has streaming network capabilities to play videos and music off of the internet, as well as other internet services like the weather channel. It also sucks at some things and has the ability to maybe be a good system if publishers would release games for it and get some more hype.

See what I did there? You are going to bitch and whine about the Xbox One, or the PS4, doing the exact same things that the Xbox 360 and PS4 currently do, better, all the while being completely ignorant of the product(s) that you already own and what that product can do?

It’s not just the “TV TV TV kinect kinect kinect football tv tv tv tv” thing, either. People do actually have some legitimate concerns about the Xbox One and the PS4, if it goes the same route which it will, and have no guilt over having blown them completely out of proportion, either.

Microsoft knows full well that a very large portion of the gaming market is based on second-hand sales.

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