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14 Comments on "Thirsty Conversations: Freestyle Edition"

  1. Joshua Tompkins August 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm -

    How will the games industry wow us when they announce the next generation? I think it will be hard to wow me like they did with this generation. There was a big jump in graphics from last generation to this generation and that wowed me and the games they showed off wowed me. I do not think there will be a huge graphics leap to next generation and if they come with the same dang games as this generation, I will be pissed. I honestly just want them to show off a lot of new IPs that I can enjoy through out next gen. I do not want just another gears, halo, uncharted or killzone, I want new experiences. I do not mind getting some sequels to those games but I want the new IPs to be the main focus. If they do not come with a lot of new games, I will be very disappointed.

  2. rpatricky August 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm -

    They are actually going to spring for loads of memory and not short change it.

  3. TheGrimOfDeath August 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm -

    I think that there will be new IP’s that will be great for this gen’s and next gen’s consoles. Just wait, we alreadt have new ones such as Remember me, Tearaway, The Last Of Us, Watch Dogs, Unfinished Swan, and much more. The really cool thing I hope that would happen is that If developers want us to see how they advanced in graphics and framerate, they would give a free 32″ TV with every PS4 sale for a limited time. Now that would increase sales to rocket high sales and would make Sony top again.

  4. TheGrimOfDeath August 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm -

    I have 2 questions guys:
    1. Do any of you see a big future for the PS Vita? Do you guys think that it’s future is sparkled with highly developed games like the PS3? Or sales like the Nintendo DS? Tell me about it and say why.
    2. What do you think will come with the Limited Edition of Call Of Duty Black Ops 2? I hope that it comes with a fly-able Dragon-Fly (Score-Streak Reward) with a camera and other great stuff because the Black Ops Limited edition was great with the RC-XD.

  5. rpatricky August 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm -

    1. For me, no
    2. Don’t care, unless it comes with dedicated servers, I’ll be renting only.

  6. narwall14 August 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm -


  7. Mezzo August 27, 2012 at 11:33 pm -

    @Joshua — I totally believe that the jump from current gen to the Next-Gen will be pretty BIG, Games like Crysis 3, Withcer 2 & Battlefield 3 has already pushed a lot of gamer’s to switch to PC & tons of gamer’s still are building themselves Gaming Rig because of the Graphics, Pretty Graphics are more in demand than ever before, and it’s more than likely that both Sony & Microsoft realize that – and will probably make sure that their Next-Gen Hardware is good enough to Compete with the Graphic’s of 2014′s PC Gaming RIG’s.
    If the Next Gen Graphic’s leap isn’t twice a better as now, the systems will hardly survive their first year on the Market.
    And as far as the New Experiences Go( New IP’s) , i am completely with you, there has to be some ground breaking new IP’s.
    Well we have to give this Gen some credit for bringing in some awesome Fresh Gaming Experiences , like Uncharted, Journey, Gears of War, Resistance, Heavy Rain, L.A. Noire, The Walking Dead, Dead Space, Deus Ex, Assassins Creed, Batman Games, Flower, inFamous, LBP, Bioshock — and many, many more.

    People really take this Gen for granted & always Hate on it.

  8. nick August 28, 2012 at 4:13 am -

    for me obviously since im such a tech junkie its gotta be what will next gen systems contain.
    will they be the usual, ie cutting edge technology and this time who will out muscle who?
    also what will that enable us to do?
    weve seen glimpses of what next gen systems can do in current engines like CE3 and even future engines like UE4 and luminous.
    but thats whats been shown for now, tech always advances as systems go on so this time in next gens lifecycle, when were talking about ps5 and what not, then what tech will we be enjoying at the time, and what will we be looking forward too?
    thats when i think will start to see ray tracing and 4K come into play, not next gen its too soon tech nor consumers are ready for it.
    to be honest i wouldent be surprised if next gen is not about massive leaps in technology, but about new IPs and new ideas.
    being extremely efficient with what you have, and trying to bring some of that risk, sense of ambition and excitement back into the industry!
    bring back the uniqueness!!!!!
    thats what id like to think, id be nice to have both IE mind blowing tech AND the uniqueness of the old industry back but that wont happen.
    i really dont care about tech for a change, as long as we get to see a much more willingness and ambition for uniqueness ill be happy!

  9. Joshua Tompkins August 28, 2012 at 9:35 am -

    I think there will be a leap in graphics but not a huge one. I am looking at this from the perspective of how much the consoles will cost. In order to get the same graphics as the top end pc of today, it will cost a lot. I do not think any if the companies want to pull a Sony and release a $600 console again. If they do put that much power in them for a good price, then they probably cut corners and we will have a Microsoft all over again. We just have to wait and see though.

  10. Ernice Gilbert August 28, 2012 at 9:55 am -

    I’m loving this discussion! Keep the opinions coming!

  11. Ernice Gilbert August 28, 2012 at 9:55 am -

    I’m loving this discussion. Keep the opinions coming!

  12. nick August 29, 2012 at 8:25 am -

    im not so sure about that.
    i thought the same before, that manufactures would be mad to charge 600 bucks again for next gen systems because no one would pay it.
    but after seeing how much support ouya and occulus rift have had im starting to wonder.
    i really think consumers are tired of current systems and most will be willing to spend 600 for next gen systems IF they feel like they are worth it.
    that was the biggest problem with the ps3, not that it was 600 bucks, but that it was 600 bucks and it had so few features and games!
    XBLA was far better at the time, no trophies at the time, OS was buggy as hell at the time, and there were no games at the time.
    the ps3 at the time was worth no where near 600 bucks!
    BUT IF $ony can release the ps4 like what there doing now with the ps3, IE heaps of OS features, and heaps of exclusives and amazing stuff than i think people will pay the 600.
    if they feel its worth it obviously, if it ends up being like the ps3, IE overpriced than thats a different story.
    i doubt money will be the issue, but what the system does now not what it can do later.
    im a bit worried about that though simply because, well, $ony has never been a strong starter!
    PSP, ps3 and vita proved that………

  13. Ernice Gilbert August 29, 2012 at 9:02 am -

    Well here’s to hoping next-gen systems are reasonably priced and can put PCs to shame. Hear that linlingjr :D

  14. narwall14 August 29, 2012 at 10:59 am -

    i doubt consoles will ever put pc’s to shame because what system do you think they develop the game on?

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