Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Okay, for those that may not have paid it much attention, my handle is the novelGAMER! Now if you asked yourself why I selected this name, the answer can be pretty apparent. First off, I love to both read and write - thus the "novel", yet my heart's true passion lies in "gaming and game development". Today I have a degree in computer engineering, and continue to learn in the field of computer sciences all due to my love of the virtual world. Therefore I think it only fair to tell you that many of my blogs and life stories will revolve around my quest to defeat the dreaded "Fat Monster" boss, and the thoughts and ideas I have on all things video game related. So if you have a love inside for the gaming world...pull up a chair, sit back, and buckle in. :)
Today let's talk about E3. Anyone who knows anything about today's video games will know that E3 is the time of year where the gaming companies take the stage and battle it out to see who has the next biggest and badest toy. Well it just so happens that the three day event is going on right now at the same time that I've decided to start blogging, and lo and behold it's perfect timing.
Let us start with some of my opinions about Microsoft's Xbox One presentation yesterday, (and we'll focus only on this one today as I've not had a chance to watch the recording I have of Sony's presentation, nor have I had a chance to view the stream....though I'm about too).
Firstly, I love Xbox. I've owned both the other systems, I've owned and still own every Nintendo System, and I've never had a Playstation System. Yet I must admit that may soon change.
Yesterday I waited and watched anxiously as Microsoft revealed several of the upcoming next gen games for the Xbox One, but much to my disappointment, as the show went forward my frown deepened and my giddy grin slowly flipped.
"Ryse" looks like a great game.....for one on rails, (straight story playthough and no open world adventure is what "on rails" means if you didn't know) and so did the new "Medal Gear Solid". Yet the only one that caused me to even flinch an eyebrow towards the sky was "DeadRising 3", which looks to be a true zombie game.
I even found myself thinking, I may have to get the new system for that game alone if nothing else. Yet, that brings me to the price-tag tied to this beast. $499!!!! REALLY!!!
Sure it has some of the best graphics I've ever seen, and sure it's got some serious power...but really $500?? That's already half the cost of building my own super pc gaming rig, which would have that much power times 10! And please don't even get me started on this whole issue of having to always be connected and online to play.
Then there is the "Xbox Glass", which is a device that allows you to interact with the game using a touch screen and handheld pad. Now....does that sound like something you've heard of before? Perhaps even already have in your house? That's right!!....it's the Nintendo cloned "Wii U Game Pad".
Which in all truth I can't blame them to much for doing, even the PS4 is going to have something similar. It just goes to show you that even though Nintendo's game line sucks (admittedly it's gotten better since the Wii U launch), they are still kings of the "idea and moving forward" morale.
All in all! The Xbox One is impressive, just to damn expensive.
Sony!!....you have my attention for the first time in history, can you impress me enough to finally pick up one of your consoles?? Here's a hint, that can win you quite a few points with me.....have a lower PRICE.
For you gamer's out there, what do you think of the new Xbox One? Leave some comments below! :-D
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