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What's the point of next-gen consoles?

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I've been gaming on a console since I was three years old, back when the Sega Genesis was the coolest electronic in our house and Pac-Man was the hardest game I have ever played......then it was some basketball game on the N64....then Quake 2 on PS1, Tekken 4 on PS2, Halo 2 on Legendary for the Original Xbox, and some...random game I don't remember on the GameCube because that didn't last a month. Then the next-gen consoles come along and with it I got to enjoy....ish, Halo 3, CoD4, and other amazing titles and got to enjoy amazing multiplayer games. And now we have the next-next-gen that begins in this November. No I'm not counting the Wii-U. I lost interest in Nintendo after the GameCube.

So what am I getting this coming gen? Prettier graphics......................alright, what else? Sequels, again............................................OK, what else? More games. OK, what else?........hello? I asked a question. Now of course we haven't heard EVERYTHING about the next consoles, but already I'm wondering if I should even waste my time with them. It's pretty hard to come up with something that's a big jump like the last gen was, and the one before that, but this time it just seems like now they're trying to play catch-up with the mainstream audience to fill their pockets. "Hey guys! Do you want to connect with your iPhone and use your swag?! biggrin.gif" -____- no, I don't. I REALLY don't. "Well now you can use your swag and yolo until you can't yolo anymore because we now do this!!!!! biggrin.gif"..............yea, anyway.

I was hoping that this gen, with the hardware presented to them, I would at least see prettier games running at 60fps. Instead, I see Killzone, Driveclub, Assassin's Creed, and a few other PS4 games running at 1080p native (yay biggrin.gif) at 30fps (boo! mad.gif) according to Digital Foundry. Then, on Xbox DR....oh wait Xbox One's side, we apparently saw Forza 5 and Killer Instinct running at 1080p native at 60fps, according to the same source. Now either Microsoft pulled a nice magician trick or the PS4 has A LOT of development left to do and I don't understand why they decided to show games that weren't running at the new golden standard.

I'm failing to see the point of upgrading from an Xbox 360 to an Xbox One or a PS4. What am I getting? So far it looks like the same games on prettier hardware. ANOTHER Forza, Halo (no Gears....probably a good thing now), Call of Duty, Need for Speed, Killzone, Infamous, and besides The Club, Division, and Watch Dogs, there hasn't hardly any other new title that made me go "biggrin.gif I WANNA PLAY THAT NOW!!!!!!" ............except for Battlefield 4 but I've loved Battlefield since Bad Company 2. So the only games I saw at E3 I would want to play are Titanfall, Forza, Killer Instinct, BF4, Watch Dogs, and NFS Rivals, and all but two of those I can play on a gaming PC. What's the point of me buying a new console? I have three pre-orders for the next consoles: Two PS4's and one Xbox One in hopes to be able to make some cash once the storm kicks in, but now I feel like saving my money so I can spend $2500 on a gaming PC. Instead of getting consoles that'll kinda sorta hopefully give me the performance I want, I feel like building a 4930K (or a 3930K if the prices go down biggrin.gif) with an SLI 770 (because I can biggrin.gif) and enjoy the living mess out of building it and enjoying the very best of games I want to play..............just please make more racing games for the PC biggrin.gif

So has anyone else felt the need to just ditch consoles altogether and join teh PC Master Race?
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You saw the light biggrin.gif Sometimes it takes a long time to see. biggrin.gif

But the PC has been nobbled by the consoles and hopefully the new architecture will reflect on the PC.

I can see the attraction of consoles, if gaming was your only choice on the menu and you are happy with the graphics and going left, right up a bit and down, the way humans walk biggrin.gif Mouse soooooooooo much better thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by ladcrooks View Post

You saw the light biggrin.gif Sometimes it takes a long time to see. biggrin.gif

But the PC has been nobbled by the consoles and hopefully the new architecture will reflect on the PC.

I can see the attraction of consoles, if gaming was your only choice on the menu and you are happy with the graphics and going left, right up a bit and down, the way humans walk biggrin.gif Mouse soooooooooo much better thumb.gif

Or if all of your friends play on consoles and the only time you get online is to play with them...............literally I don't even touch my 360 unless I get a facebook message saying "get online".
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Or if all of your friends play on consoles and the only time you get online is to play with them...............literally I don't even touch my 360 unless I get a facebook message saying "get online".

Yes, that is another attraction if all your friends run the same media, I know I would enjoy that immensely thumb.gif
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