Which features on next-gen consoles do you value most?

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  • strange-quark 10 Nov 2013 05:49:49 32 posts
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    My internet connection is a 3G dongle,so all I do on my PS3 is play offline games. I'm getting a PS4 because I prefer the exclusives,online only games don't factor into my decision.
    I'm wondering about people who have a good internet connection,play some games but do a lot of internet-tv watching,are games still your primary metric? If you play mostly multi-platform games,do you then go for the console with the UI and secondary features you find most appealing?
  • FartPipe 10 Nov 2013 06:06:48 4,087 posts
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    A whooshing noise when you turn it on.
  • Tonka 10 Nov 2013 06:13:26 22,831 posts
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    The ability to watch network TV like Big Brother, wipe out or the price is right
  • Telepathic.Geometry 10 Nov 2013 06:18:43 11,789 posts
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    I don't know if they will actually be able to follow through on the promise, but if this generation signals the end of the tyranny of loading screens when moving between levels, or when checking what time it is on your console or who's online or how many trophies there are...

    Basically, if this console generation has no more waiting, I will declare that the single most profound and significant change to gaming this gen. And I don't regard this statement as hyperbole either.
  • strange-quark 10 Nov 2013 07:19:40 32 posts
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    @Telepathic.Geometry That would indeed be most welcome.
  • Deleted user 10 November 2013 07:41:16
    Just an OS that doesn't take five minutes to load up and then take ages to load each page or app. Looking at you xbox and YouTube app.
  • monkman76 10 Nov 2013 07:59:30 7,077 posts
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    The ethernet port on the Xbox One.
  • wayneh 10 Nov 2013 08:28:06 2,540 posts
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    I would like it to play games
  • Hummus 10 Nov 2013 08:29:49 1 posts
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    Fancy games
  • mothercruncher 10 Nov 2013 08:32:52 9,546 posts
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    Nancy games?
  • KRadiation 10 Nov 2013 08:49:18 662 posts
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    The auto video capture. Loved the feature on OnLive, being able tap a button and save what you just did to a replay.
    In turn the ps4 share button and what comes with it, live streaming and friends uploading their videos. I can see myself using the app a lot when I'm out the house.

    I'm also very interested in the pause and resume play. Being able to turn my console off and then hours later pick the game up and start playing right away where I left it.
  • crashVoodoo 10 Nov 2013 09:36:58 4,198 posts
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    Hope they negate the loading that @Telepathic.Geometry mentioned and this carries over to the next gen Bethesda games because as good as they are their loading always fucking sucks
  • Mr-Brett 10 Nov 2013 09:45:29 13,261 posts
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    PenguinJim wrote:
    Facebook integration. My 360 barely gets turned on nowadays because it doesn't post Facebook status updates automatically.
    This is a big issue, I still have a couple of holdouts that haven't defriended me yet, I need a really obtuse barrage of pointless bollocks to get rid of them.
  • King_Edward 10 Nov 2013 09:45:36 11,471 posts
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    Auto recording, play as you download, and the suspend/resume features.
  • Deleted user 10 November 2013 09:49:31
    I've always been after the ability to watch shit regional tv on my console.
  • MrE26 10 Nov 2013 10:01:09 2,014 posts
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    The ability to sit down with a regular controller & play games.
  • SYS64738 10 Nov 2013 10:06:59 1,968 posts
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    The kinect camera. It just sits there staring at you in this passive aggressive way, quietly whispering "your move".

    Reminds me a lot of HAL. Creepier than playing Silent Hill.

    Edited by SYS64738 at 10:08:47 10-11-2013
  • jiveguy 10 Nov 2013 10:10:30 870 posts
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    As negative as some people are about all the TV stuff on the xbox one, I think we are going to be surprised by how much we like it. In general the whole ability to switch quickly from a game to something else and then back again will end up being one of those "I didn't think I needed this until now" things.
  • Deleted user 10 November 2013 10:29:01
    Unless Microsoft are also making something worth watching on TV, then no. It will not be used.
  • Knighty 10 Nov 2013 10:33:11 1,024 posts
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    I simply switch between the inputs on my tv when I want to switch between the 360 and the tv, so I can't see it bein that useful. Now no loading on the other hand...
  • Gambit1977 10 Nov 2013 10:39:24 10,389 posts
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    Being launch, just for them to work
  • PazJohnMitch 10 Nov 2013 10:41:57 10,022 posts
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    Good games
  • b0rk 10 Nov 2013 10:44:49 4,260 posts
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    I want the console with the most 720p.



  • jabberwoky 10 Nov 2013 10:47:34 594 posts
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    The ability for the machine to be completely playable offline, and to have no DRM whatsoever.

    The ability to back up your saves to your own device and to do what the hell you want with said saves.

    The complete absence of the word "microsoft" anywhere on it.

    I also have a weakness for the colour and look of the thing, not too keen on black either. The last great looking console I remember was the original 360, before that the dreamcast.
  • Madder-Max 10 Nov 2013 11:04:14 11,947 posts
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    The ability to play actual next gen games and not current gen games surrounded by a load of bullshit in the related press.........oh......
  • mcmonkeyplc 10 Nov 2013 11:37:01 39,855 posts
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    Xbox on
  • DaM 10 Nov 2013 11:54:24 14,120 posts
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    The recording thing. One thing missing on Youtube is millions of videos of fuckwits filming themselves playing games and then talking boring shite over the top. Hopefully this will now be redressed.
  • sherpa1984 10 Nov 2013 12:13:57 438 posts
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    The XB1 being an entertainment console instead of a gaming console. A gaming console is great if you're young and living in your family's house but if you're an oldie and plan on putting in the living room it's nice to have one do-it-all unit.

    That said, the PS4 and current-gen aren't exactly lacking with BR/DVD players and streaming apps covering most people's needs.
  • BeardedGamerUK 10 Nov 2013 12:44:06 1,970 posts
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    Xbox Off.
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