Xbox 1 vs PS4

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  1. hughlle

    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Just to stir up a storm :D

    I'm sat on call and bored out of my mind (hence my rather long posts today :p) and have money that I've not very much use for.

    I love the idea of uniformity among my devices, and as such, the xbox one seems to be the winner here once win 10 arrives for it, but the gf has a ps4 and as such I'd have access to her games, and not necessarily have to buy a second controller. I'm not a heavy gamer, maybe an hour or so a week, and am definitely a cheapskate when it comes to buying games (PS2 is my current gen console because games are 50p each) and I couldn't care less about explusives or things like COD etc, I just want fun games.

    Common sense is saying PS4, but i'm really liking the idea of having all my devices working seamlessly together, and am heavily considering a windows phone at some point as I've nothing invested into the android ecosystem.

    Any thoughts :D *exists the room with haste*
     
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    I've got a PS3, PS4 and Xbox One and end up playing the Xbox One most of the time. I'm a casual gamer and love the simpler games. Part of that is that as I've aged (I'm 71), my hand-eye coordination just isn't what it used to be.
    So I subscribe to Xbox Live Gold and get some free games, some of which fit me fine and for $60/year it is a cheap way to have some games for casual play. You can do the same with PS3/4 with PS Plus for $50/year.
     
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    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Both of you highlight the same selling points that I liked. I'm just a casual gamer and like yourself @lparsons21 I mostly want to play some simple fun games (and GTA) but I've no desire for AAA titles etc. I just don't have the energy for all these twitch reaction high intensity multiplayer games populated by 15 year olds :D

    And @jnjroach a big draw. I'm looking at a windows phone when they are finally announced, as I just love the idea of the uniformity of everything. I can forego the TV functions entirely, havn't watched television in a decade now.

    Think I've talked myself into an xbox because why not :) the missus and I already have every sony device there is, however she has to share her ps4 with her little brother so has to stay at her parents house). I doubt she will be impressed :D She gave me the "well it's your money" speech when I bought the Surface 3 a month or two back so maybe I won't tell her about this purchase for a little bit longer. at £200 though, can't really see a reason not to pick on up. Or maybe I will tell her, I always end up drinking less when I game because I don't have a third hand, maybe I can use that as my justification :)
     
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    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bought and paid :) £199 delivered with a years warranty. Probably a better investment than the kitchen knife I had my eye on, and a damned sight cheaper too :) Now to buy a game I guess.
     
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    Take a look at Rayman games. Great games for the casual gamer and totally mindless so you don't have to do a lot of thinking. I find myself playing one or the other of them almost every time I decide to have a gaming session.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. Ive been enjoying side scrolling platformers of late, like ori and the blind forest. Only so much I can play on my sp3
     

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