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Are you getting a next-gen console?

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Post by Vu1canF0rce on Sept 12, 2020 12:03:49 GMT -7

Every 3-5 years the big names in video games -- Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo to name a few -- put out a new console usually around the holiday season. This time around, we have the Xbox Series S or X (maybe a V as well)? Sony has the PS5, and it's hinted that there will be a Nintendo Switch 2, but not likely this holiday season.





Here's the Xbox Series X and Series S linksHere's the PS5 link


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Post by Vu1canF0rce on Sept 12, 2020 12:05:24 GMT -7

I'm going to get the Series X. I'll preorder it most likely through BestBuy in about 10 days if I can get through to them in this weird pandemic of a time because I can put it on my BB card and pay no interest for 18 months, I believe. That's assuming they allow that.


I've said it for years that with each passing iteration the graphics get more and more life-like. We're almost to the point where gaming is like the movie Avatar or even more realistic than that. This next-gen has shown us some trailers and gameplay of what's to come, but I think we'll have to see for ourselves what they look like. With Ray tracing giving more appeal to lighting or water for example, that helps the realism. If not this upcoming gen, perhaps the next will meet this expectation. Put another way, it's like the pixel resolution battle going on. Can your eye really see 4k or 8k vs 1440p? Eventually the human eye cannot tell a difference in the advancements/enhancements made with technology and it'll all be for show or a ploy one day. There are debates all around on this so I'm not going into it, but that's the contrast I'm making that games will get really realistic to a point we're almost watching (but playing) a live-action movie in the theatre or walking around in everyday life.

What are your thoughts?
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Post by Vu1canF0rce on Sept 24, 2020 9:47:54 GMT -7

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I haven't made up my mind just yet, however, it won't be anytime soon considering I have 70+ games on my PS4 and haven't turned that thing on in ages. I'm sure I'll eventually get it, but you won't find me camping in the line upon launch.
Wow. 70 is quite a lot of backlog. I have a handful of last-gen and current-gen maybe totaling 20-25. I am looking to upgrade to Game Pass Ultimate soon when my Xbox subscription rolls around. Then I'll have so many games to pick from.
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Post by Jon on Sept 27, 2020 3:32:38 GMT -7

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I haven't made up my mind just yet, however, it won't be anytime soon considering I have 70+ games on my PS4 and haven't turned that thing on in ages. I'm sure I'll eventually get it, but you won't find me camping in the line upon launch.
Wow. 70 is quite a lot of backlog. I have a handful of last-gen and current-gen maybe totaling 20-25. I am looking to upgrade to Game Pass Ultimate soon when my Xbox subscription rolls around. Then I'll have so many games to pick from.


Yeah, I have a really bad habit of buying games on sale which I'll never actually invest real time into. I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 4 and have been playing some oldies using the Lakka OS such as Zelda: ocarina of time, Zelda: A link to the past, GoldenEye 007, Donkey Kong 64, Super Mario 64, Final Fantasy(various), Diablo, Resident Evil(various), Star Fox 64, Medal of Honor, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater(various) - and more - it's a nostalgic trip, that's for sure!

I definitely look forward to witnessing what the next gen consoles have to offer, I just don't see it becoming a purchase of the near future at this time. I'd really like to get into VR whenever I do decide to make the upgrade.
Last edited Sept 27, 2020 3:34:30 GMT -7 by Jon
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