Weekend Open Forum: What 'next-gen' console do you own?

By Scorpus ยท 56 replies
Mar 21, 2014
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  1. We're now four months out from the launch of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and the past couple of weeks has seen some major exclusive game launches for both platforms: Titanfall for Xbox One, and Infamous: Second Son for...

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  2. PC + Wii U is the best way to go.
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  3. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Evangelist Posts: 354   +116

    PC only, the always-gen console.
  4. I only game on my PC. However, I have it hooked up like a console and play fighting/racing games with a 360 controller on my Samsung 55". The last console I owned was a Nintendo 64.
  5. I own a PC used for graphics and some gaming. My main and most go to machine is my PS3. I will be getting a PS4 soon.
  6. motrin

    motrin TS Booster Posts: 162   +15

    When I buy 4gb 760, my PC. Currently im last gen with 560's
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    If I yearn for the console experience it should be an easy task to lower my PC game to low detail, force a low resolution, and blank off most of the keyboard commands.
    Scavengers and GhostRyder like this.
  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    The only console I owned was PS2. When it came out no PC could compete, it was a super machine. I sold it 3 month later, and never bought another one.

    These days when I'm sitting on a PC that's worth 6 grand, and I don't see it feasible for a $600 console to match that in any way. The market has changed, and so did people's perception of what game quality is.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2014
  9. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51


    I'm avoiding 'next gen' as long as I can really, I just don't think they're worth it right now. Plus I have a gaming PC anyway.
  10. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,715   +856

    In just the last two weeks, I bought a Wii U - first console I've owned since the N64 probably 15-16 years ago. My PC is a gaming rig and 98% of the games that are released for the PlayStation or Xbox are also available for the PC (and with much better quality and options), so no point in owning one of those.

    But every once in a while, I do want something of a more casual nature to play and from the comfort of my sofa. The WiiU fits that need perfectly, plus plays many games not available on the PC. Not to mention it has a ready-made library of Wii games that it will play, unlike the PS4 and XBox One that can't play pre "next gen" games.
  11. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 367   +46

    I own a PS4 and have my PC. That's all the gaming I need.
  12. je29836

    je29836 TS Rookie Posts: 26

    Consoles are toys for kids and immature adults. pc sh!ts on all of them
  13. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Neither, have no reason to buy either.
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,724   +3,697

    The only one immature is you with your disrespect!

    I don't own a console, because I prefer a PC and have been this way for 20 years. I am mature enough, not to call someone who is different, "immature".
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  15. AlienOverlord

    AlienOverlord TS Rookie Posts: 27

    I've always had a console since the Intellivision. I bought the Sega Genesis when it first came out and felt really let down for the price. Since then I've always waited for a price cut before buying a new console, except for the PS3 which I bought a couple months after launch because my PS2 died. I'm still happy with my PS3 and in fact have a backlog of games to play.
    Right now I'm almost sure I'll get a PS4 over Xbox One, but not until there are more games to play. Maybe in the fall.
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  16. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,304   +429

    My PC is 3 years old maybe 4..... i5 and ati 6870. Great yet for my games
    Last console I had was an Atari, fun but stupid. My daughter had a PS2. I have no ability at my age on a controller. Mouse and Keyboard
  17. The only next gen console: PC! the others are crap and not worth it...
  18. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    All of them.
  19. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TS Addict Posts: 296   +125

    Just got mine today... MSI GT70 Dominator :). I do have an XBO, but that's probably getting sold the next few days. Titanfall was the last straw. I got it on both PC and XBO for a direct comparison... PC runs at 1080p with minor screen tearing, XBO runs at 796P (it does look better than 720 honestly,) with tons of screen tearing, and massive frame drop when smoke is deployed and/or several titans on screen. Hands down win on PC.
  20. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    I own a PC, Wii U, and PS4.
  21. mrtraver

    mrtraver TS Guru Posts: 381   +86

    Older PC (overclocked Core 2 Duo E8500, 480GTX), 2nd gen nexus 7, and original Xbox. My son has an Xbox 360 on which I have rarely played, but I do use an Xbox 360 controller for racing games on my PC. With a family now and my PC in the main living area it really isn't feasible any more to hook up my Saitek force-feedback wheel and pedals.
  22. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    I'm been a PC gamer since the first Voodoo cards & I've always loved and adored my consoles. From my NES as a kid to my PS3 and the million in between. Graphics are nice and I'm an eye-candy nut myself, but I don't forget the important things, its about gameplay, immersion and having fun.

    Games make the console. Not the other way around young pups.
    When God Of War 3 released for PS3, I got one.
    Metal Gear Solid 4 was one of the greatest games I've ever played.

    I game on my PC maxed at 1600p and whoever says they don't like console gaming because the graphics aren't as good are usually complete posers and frontrunners who think their PC is just to bada$$. B!tch please.
    soulsassassin likes this.
  23. Tokido

    Tokido TS Rookie Posts: 17

    I do not own any consoles anymore ever since I got this PC build:

    - i7 4770k @ 4.6ghz (delidded)
    - 16gb 2400mhz Corsair Dominator Platinum ram
    - EVGA GTX 780 Ti classified Hydro Copper @ 1285mhz
    - Asus Maximus 6 Formula Mobo
    - Samsung 840 EVO 500gb SSD + 2tb WD black
    - Phanteks Enthoo Primo case
    - Corsair ax760i PSU
    - 7x Corsair SP120 Fans
    - Custom watercooled (Swiftech dcp35x pump, Koolance Cpu waterblock, 300ml koolance reservoir, QDC fittings, 3/8in ID x 5/8in OD tubing, 1x 360mm rad + 1x 240mm Rad)

    Currently just using a single Asus VG248QE monitor with a G-Sync FPGA installed into it along with a Corsair K95 keyboard and a Razer Naga 2014 mouse.
  24. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Guru Posts: 370   +40

    A year ago I switched to pc gaming and I know for sure im not going back to consoles :)) anyways I owned an xbox 360
  25. PC + Wii U, Will be picking up a PS4 this year.

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