Sony has done something right so far in promoting their highly anticipated PS4 console and that’s by marketing it as what it is, a gaming console before anything.
“The most important thing we need to make sure we do, at least initially, is that we all agree and understand that the PS4 is a great video game console that appeals to video gamers,” said Hirai. “If we miss that part than I don’t think we get the initial establishment of the console.”
Sony CEO Kaz Hirai said at this year’s All Things Digital conference.
Microsoft has been pushing their new Xbox One console as an all-in-one entertainment console to much backlash from dedicated gamers.
Your move, Microsoft.
As you all may have seen, we have posted a few of our thoughts on the Xbox One. With more and more of the information trickleing out as we lead up to E3, I find myself drifting away from the Xbox fandom I used to have.
The price point so far has been rumoured to be at $770 or close to it. I also can’t get behind the idea that Kinect is always on. The first big mistake was Microsoft letting go of almost every exclusive franchise with really only Halo, Forza and Gears left and I could really care less about those franchises anymore. So needless to say, I am excited to see what the PS4 will be bringing to the market this year at E3.
Let’s see how this will play out.
So today finally marked the reveal of the last of the next gen consoles. With the Wii U already struggling and the PS4 already revealed, I was waiting to see what Microsoft was cooking up. I don’t consider myself a hardcore gamer nor do I consider myself a casual gamer. I fit in some place in the middle of that, which left me a little disappointed with the Xbox One. There was a strong focus on Kinect 2 and how it is now fully integrated into the system. I’m not a fan of the Kinect in the first place. I have always been a more classic controller type of guy. This whole new focus on motion gaming just
hasn’t been my cup of tea.
So seeing how Kinect 2 is shaping up to be a primary aspect of the Xbox One, it has me feeling a little on the fence. Microsoft also announced
the use of cloud saving. Things are also not clear if the system needs to always have an online source or not. Another big aspect of the new system is that the Xbox is now
completely synced to your television and jumping from game to tv is almost seamless, which didn’t really blow me away. My remote can usually change input’s just as fast.
I am sure now with E3 around the corner in June alot of the information will be held back until then, but right now my decision on which console I will jump to this holiday season is still up in the air. The one thing that can possibly change my mind at this point is the big reveal that Rare has planned. If Banjo Kazooie or Killer Instinct is on the table to be released
along the Xbox One I will have some serious thinking to do this holiday season.
I know this story trailer has been floating around the interwebs from quite some time and while this is totally my boyfriend’s realm, I felt it necessary to share my excitement for this game. I’m not a huge gamer. I’m what I like to call a “selective gamer”. I like what I like and I like this. I won’t say much more, just watch the trailer and visit http://www.thelastofus.com/ for more awesome info!
Release date: June 14th, 2013
Review to follow shortly after.