Friday, August 15, 2014
Thirsty Conversations: Are You Ready To Part Ways With The Old?

Thirsty Conversations: Are You Ready To Part Ways With The Old?

Out with the old, in with the new is a popular adage, which basically means once the new thing has arrived, it’s time to leave what’s old and lagging behind. This will happen in the games industry this year, as Sony and Microsoft reveal their eighth-generation consoles.

They’ll be much more powerful that PS3 and Xbox 360, and much more advance in technology. Games will look way better on them, and their online services (revamped Xbox Live and PSN offerings), will make today’s services look like stone age stuff. Who wants to be part of that?

Do you? Are you sure you want to stay gaming on PS3 and Xbox 360 for the next few years? Because if you are, you’ll be one lonely gamer. But you don’t care, do you? “Screw all that PS Omni and Nextbox stuff,” you bark, revealing more about your pocket that your heart, as said machines will cost a pretty penny…

…But seriously, are you out with the old and in with the new? Or is it the other way around. Although the latter may be more expensive than you think.

Let’s talk. Do it here: The Official Games Thirst Oxymoron.

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  • Ghost250

    well im down for buying new consoles, though all i know is nothing will ever replace a regular controller. if i can’t play in a traditional way then i won’t buy any system period. i don’t car how powerful the system is, i don’t care how many good games the system has, its not happening for me. i tried playing differently with the wii an needless to say it collected dust and i sold it an i went back to playing my PS3. i’ll defiantly be that lonely gamer, if that happens.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    I’m sure, Ghost, that Sony and MS won’t get rid of traditional controls. That’s suicide. And I’m with you on that front, but I’m so ready to move on to PS4 and the Nextbox. Seriously, the possibilities are just mind-numbing, and I’m ready!

  • benzo

    I’m ready for the next gen! Clearing space on the old credit card and beefing up savings in preparation. I just hope that the new innovations are not there to pull in the soccer mom and old people crowd(please see Move and Kinect lol). I hope that whatever new tech we see is worth the added cost, adds something substantial to the game play and overall experience. I also dont want to see all the crappy ports of silly a$$ casual games either. And this has little to do with the topic at hand but…MAYBE BETHESDA SHOULD HIRE SOME PEOPLE WHO KNOW HOW TO PROGRAM A GAME FOR SOMETHING OTHER THAN A MS SYSTEM!!! STILL SUPER PISSED ABOUT SKYRIM!!!! End transmission

  • Ernice Gilbert

    Agreed! :D

  • Mezzo

    I am so ready for Killzone 4, Uncharted 4 & PS4. Though i will not ditch PS3 completely, i have a huge backlog to go through.

  • Wolf1888

    I truly plan on getting them all. And I mean ALL of them. They all look amazing! I want the next Xbox, the next Playstation, the Ouya, the steam box thingy, I just want them all!!!
    I don’t want the Wii U, though. Eww.

    If buying all of these consoles can fit inside maybe $2k, I truly consider it. It’s a lot of money, but I like to call it an investment.

  • nick

    VERY much so!
    when you think about it we have been controlling our games the same way for what, 30 years now?
    i think a time of change and re invigoration is WELL passed!
    same thing goes for allot of things, cars for instance the basic instruments for cars have not changed pretty much at all!
    one thing that always pisses me off about seeing car concepts.
    LED screens replacing the tacomater for instance.
    prototype cars 99% of the time are not pie in the sky stuff, there things we could very easily do now!
    so why dont we?
    ok expensive, but we did not sit back and say nah were not going to send a man to the moon its too expensive now did we?
    and when countless people died, and millions of dollars worth of equipment went up in smoke, we did not throw in the towel.
    so why has mankind become such a bunch of fucking pussies!?

  • foxton

    ha ha nick what the hell are you chattering on about?! you and your car anaolgies.
    And no gaming has not been the same since 30 years ago, i think they way pong was created is slightly different to todays latest blockbusters. and even if they hadnt why would or should we change?! how can you change gaming into something totally different? gaming is restricted by the technology that creates it so your just chattering fluent bullshit as usual.
    Anyway, i for one am looking forward to the next gen consoles (although im pretty sure its not microsoft and sony’s 8th generation console like the thread suggests lol) I am however a bit sceptical that we still no so little about either for them to be released this year, hopefully i will be proved wrong and hopefully they will be affordable. With the price of powerful laptops and desk tops nowadays they dont want to price themselves out of the market before they even start!
    I still feel that this gen still has a lot to offer though, why do we need to push barriers so quickly when what we do have is more than sufficient?! yeah i can understand why we push barriers in medical research for cancer cures etc (even though i disagree with it but thats a totally different topic!) If we advance gaming too quickly in such a volatile climate and market it could crash the gaming industry all together!!!

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Foxton: Haha! Yeah, Nick and his analogies! And about consoles coming this year? Dude, that’s a foregone conclusion. You had better start saving up! :D
    And I disagree that current-gen machines are up-to-date. When iPads are beginning to match console’s graphical output, Houston, we have a problem.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Wolf: LOL! I laughed HARD at the “eww” Wii U line. Haha.

  • Ernice Gilbert

    @Mezzo: I won’t drop PS3 altogether, but I’ll mostly be on my PS4/Nexbox, etc. Let it be known!!!

  • nick

    oh jesus tap dancing christ dude, learn how to read!
    how we have CONTROLLED our games!
    sigh, why do i even bother?

  • foxton

    nope not having that nick, and you know why? becuase thats what i thought you meant at first!
    and firstly you say controlling not controlled.
    if you were on about how they are controlled i.e. the pads we use why the hell did you start talking about car tachographs and the fricking moon landing!!! you may of started with the intention of talking about game controls but you got so involved in your own waffle you side tracked massively to something completely different.
    Ever thought that by the amount of times you have to come on here and defend yourself by saying tap dancing christ and why do i even bother that it is you thats actually speaking bullshit?!!

  • nick

    weve been controlling our games exactly, to say weve been controlled our games makes no sense.
    christ, i need to start talking mandarin from now on!
    i was using cars as another example of how little things have changed.