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It seems kinda dumb since there’s really no functional differences between the old controllers and the new ones. It’s rare enough that a new generation doesn’t add any functionality to a controller, they could at least allow people to use the ones they already own that have all the features they need!
If so, that’s a much bigger inconvenience and a much more valid reason not to buy the thing
Am I the only one to think that XBOX ONE sounds like AIR FORCE ONE? I might just be…
I see your montage and I’ll raise you with the real XBOX ONE
Next step: Kinect will learn to imitate your voice and say mean things to your girlfriend in your voice when it’ll detect she enters the room! Endless possibilities indeed…
That’s the funniest and most ironic thing I’ve read today :-D
Like I said, I’m no fan of Xbox and certainly no fan at all of Kinect but you plug it, let it hang behind your TV cabinet and maybe you can even disable the voice command (which I’m assume you can). If you like the games, I maintain that it’s not that bad.
But you’re more than welcome to go the PS4 route :-)
Really? That’s the reason? Of all possible reasons? It may seem restrictive but as long as it’s provided with every console, it doesn’t seem like that big of an inconvenience. You can always hide it behind the TV if it bothers you that much.
edit: I’m saying this but I’m buying a PS4 either way…
I almost added this to my comment but I was too tired to keep on typing. It would still be a dangerous bet for publishers to ignore one of the big ones. It’ll come down to who has the more patience and is the most stubborn.
Ultimately, publishers go where the customers are…
Man, it’s been a while since I’ve photoshopped something (since the good old days of the photoshop contest on Kotaku B.K. (Before Kinja))
Indeed! After naming the PSP2 “PS Vita” and the rumors about the next Playstation not using the number 4 because it has a bad meaning in Japan, I was really relieved that they still called it the PS4. Why make things complicated when it can be that simple?
I don’t like the design of the thing, it indeed looks like a cable box more than a video game console.
And I’m not convinced either with the name. Is it the console of the president of the United States?
Maybe if they included split-screen multiplayer, people would have cared more? I know I was super psyched when they announced the game and super pissed/disappointed when I learned, quite late in fact, that there was no split-screen. I’ve had awesome times playing SSX with friends, I really feel the game lose half of its appeal, if not more, by having no offline multiplayer. Just like too many car games of this generation. These types of games NEED split-screen. You’ll never have more fun with a racing game than when you play it with a friend in the same room.
So there you go, to me, no split-screen = no buy.
Man, that thing reminds me of my first master system. I wonder if the PS4 will indeed share some design ideas with this.
EA would never go that way, they like money too much.
Probably not bad per se. Just not as good as the second or third iteration.
And the scent of gun powder, blood and cheep hooker perfume when you’re playing GTA
It’s because it is! Sony has secretly embedded all components of the PS4 into the PS3 slim, so that when it’s announced, you already have it… mind=blown
You’re the bravest man I know for browsing Polygon daily (hourly? (minutely?)) with a 64k connection… Polygon is a quite heavy website!
Possible yes but it’s not the most practical of shapes. And it’ll only work for a not-so-big device. I don’t want a friggin’ basket ball sitting next to my TV ;-)
Huh, in the “violent games” category, GTA are certainly among the most story and dialogue driven ones… I’d argue that Rockstar did put dialogue into action games and so my comparison is pretty spot-on.
The biggest draw of most GTA games to me isn’t violence at all, it’s the story, universe and freedom of action.
What did you expect, a pink ball? Black is the new black.
Man, my eyes hurt from trying to see through that blur!
The question is this: do you think Tarantino is ashamed to tell his grandma what he does for a living?
I’m certainly not for ultra-violent games and am a pretty peaceful individual myself but I love the GTA series and it’s a bit sad he couldn’t explain to his grandma what he does and that the public opinion of that game and violent games in general is biased and quite frankly mostly pure bull excrement.