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Out of the main three (PlayStation, Nintendo, Xbox) and PC, which of the four is your main preference when it comes to gaming?

I used to be a huge Xbox fan boy. Had the first one and the 360 but I made the switch (lol) to PS4 and I am glad I did. The Switch itself is something I want but I am not in a rush to get it. It has only been out like a year I think. 

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I stick with xbox, but mostly because I don't know anyone (personally) that has a ps4. I also bought a Switch, but I lent it to a buddy after I realized I wasn't using it. I'll be taking it back when the new pokemon game comes out (nostalgia).

Still trying to get @Cokeyskunk on xbox. He doesn't think I'm worth it though... (lol)

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25 minutes ago, Truth said:

I stick with xbox, but mostly because I don't know anyone (personally) that has a ps4. I also bought a Switch, but I lent it to a buddy after I realized I wasn't using it. I'll be taking it back when the new pokemon game comes out (nostalgia).

Still trying to get @Cokeyskunk on xbox. He doesn't think I'm worth it though... (lol)

I'm strictly PlayStation. I've tried playing DrekBox several times before and my mind is just not wired that way. You, however, would make a perfect addition to the PS family!

(On another note, I know an 11-year-old boy who would be your biggest fan AND would pay shipping if you were to send him that Nintendo Switch you're unhappy with.  ???? ) 

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2 minutes ago, Cokeyskunk said:

I'm strictly PlayStation. I've tried playing DrekBox several times before and my mind is just not wired that way. You, however, would make a perfect addition to the PS family!

(On another note, I know an 11-year-old boy who would be your biggest fan AND would pay shipping if you were to send him that Nintendo Switch you're unhappy with.  ???? ) 

I've been tempted to get the pro, but I just signed a 1 year lease and I'm living on my own now... I actually have to start watching my expenses now lol

And sorry, but I already told my nephew I'd give him my spare when I eventually upgrade. Might just give it to him for his birthday this year.

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4 minutes ago, Truth said:

I've been tempted to get the pro, but I just signed a 1 year lease and I'm living on my own now... I actually have to start watching my expenses now lol

And sorry, but I already told my nephew I'd give him my spare when I eventually upgrade. Might just give it to him for his birthday this year.

Ahh, dumb ol' nephews . . . 

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I have been loyal to Playstation for a long time.  Nothing against Xbox, except that I don't like the offset analog sticks.  I know I could probably buy a descent generic one or something that is compatible, but think I will stick with PS for now.  Even though after approximately 2 yrs of owning my PS4 it is completely dead and only good for parts.  I was fuming for awhile but cooled off in recent weeks and think that another PS4 is what I'll buy, probably a week before RDR2 is released.  If the next one craps out on me with no mercy from Sony again though, it'll be the last Sony product I'll ever buy.   I do play a lot of Nintendo as well, but only the 8-Bit original NES.  

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@Jackthestripper Look up a teardown video (ifixit). These new consoles are pretty simple to swap parts out. If you know what's defective, you can order the parts directly from them and use the videos to repair it yourself. Might be worth a shot rather than buying a whole new console.

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9 hours ago, Truth said:

I also bought a Switch, but I lent it to a buddy after I realized I wasn't using it. I'll be taking it back when the new pokemon game comes out (nostalgia).

Which one are we talking here? I hope you don't mean that Pokemon "Let's Go" crap. lol I am waiting for the actual traditional adventure game. 

 

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8 hours ago, mizTik said:

I hope you don't mean that Pokemon "Let's Go" crap. lol I am waiting for the actual traditional adventure game.

I do, and it is. It's a remake of the originals but more up to date. I don't care for the new way to catch pokemon (no battling, just through the ball), but I think it's aweseome you can do 2 player. The only connection to pokemon go is a stupid in-game park where you can display them, which I'm glad for. I think it's dumb to mix the 2 games at all, so I'm happy you can't actually use them. The pokeball accessory thing is stupid too, I'm glad you don't need to use that at all.

From what I've seen, this is (more or less) the pokemon game I dreamed of as a kid.

Edit: Unless I totally misunderstood what I've heard about the game. I'm actually fact checking this right now.

Edit 2: Checks out.

https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-lets-go-pikachu-and-pokemon-lets-go-eevee/

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16 hours ago, Truth said:

@Jackthestripper Look up a teardown video (ifixit). These new consoles are pretty simple to swap parts out. If you know what's defective, you can order the parts directly from them and use the videos to repair it yourself. Might be worth a shot rather than buying a whole new console.

Thanks so much for the info.  I will definitely look into that.  Always good to save a few bucks! Not entirely sure what it is, but I think it's more than likely a faulty hard drive.  It boots up great and works one day, then the next day it boots into safe mode telling me I have to remaster the hard drive.  And usually that means re-downloading any digital copies of games I had.  Gets to be time consuming for sure.  Sony have guided me through this about 5 or 6 times, usually with a different answer each time as to why it is doing this.  In any case, I'll look into what you recommended and thanks again! 

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56 minutes ago, Truth said:

I remember the hard drive being much easier to replace on the ps4 vs the xbox. You also don't have to void the warranty to replace it (if I remember correctly).

You bring up a good point, and a question (which will likely make me sound even more stupid than usual) - but I heard someone mention you could buy a regular old external hard drive and plug it into one of the USB ports on either the PS4 or XBox. True? If so, that would solve all my drive space problems.  I'm constantly having to delete crap to do new things on my PS4.

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1 hour ago, Truth said:

@Jackthestripper I remember the hard drive being much easier to replace on the ps4 vs the xbox. You also don't have to void the warranty to replace it (if I remember correctly).

Teardown Video

Repair Guides

You could probably also try just using an external hard drive, but I'm not entirely sure.

 

Wow,  I just watched the video and it's super easy.  I have a spare HDD that will fit and already started downloading the latest firmware, so hopefully this afternoon I will basically have a new PS4!  Sony told me for $100 I could ship it to them and they would replace it, but this is much cheaper.  Thanks again for the info!

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14 minutes ago, Cokeyskunk said:

You bring up a good point, and a question (which will likely make me sound even more stupid than usual) - but I heard someone mention you could buy a regular old external hard drive and plug it into one of the USB ports on either the PS4 or XBox. True? If so, that would solve all my drive space problems.  I'm constantly having to delete crap to do new things on my PS4.

You definitely can. I plugged in a 1tb hard drive, but it said I had to reformat it. Never got around to doing that, but I'll look into it this weekend if I remember.

 

3 minutes ago, Jackthestripper said:

Wow,  I just watched the video and it's super easy.  I have a spare HDD that will fit and already started downloading the latest firmware, so hopefully this afternoon I will basically have a new PS4!  Sony told me for $100 I could ship it to them and they would replace it, but this is much cheaper.  Thanks again for the info!

Good shit! Keep us posted!

Edit: It's always nice when the useless information you've acquired actually helps someone lol

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1 hour ago, Truth said:

You definitely can. I plugged in a 1tb hard drive, but it said I had to reformat it. Never got around to doing that, but I'll look into it this weekend if I remember.

 

Good shit! Keep us posted!

Edit: It's always nice when the useless information you've acquired actually helps someone loland my PS4 is up and running , and currently re-d

 

So it took me a grand total of one hour!  (Would have been faster, but I had to dig out a USB drive, a screwdriver and the new HDD) Everything went as smooth as it possibly could, and the bonus is that the HDD I put in was a 1TB, so I doubled my hard drive space!  So far so good, apps and games are re-downloading atm.  Time will tell if it was really a hard drive problem or not.   If it works for 5 or  days straight without having to remaster everything again, I'll be convinced.  Either way, I learned how to do something I assumed would be difficult, but was incredibly simple.  Thanks a million! 

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27 minutes ago, Jackthestripper said:

So it took me a grand total of one hour!  (Would have been faster, but I had to dig out a USB drive, a screwdriver and the new HDD) Everything went as smooth as it possibly could, and the bonus is that the HDD I put in was a 1TB, so I doubled my hard drive space!  So far so good, apps and games are re-downloading atm.  Time will tell if it was really a hard drive problem or not.   If it works for 5 or  days straight without having to remaster everything again, I'll be convinced.  Either way, I learned how to do something I assumed would be difficult, but was incredibly simple.  Thanks a million! 

Way I see it, Stranger . . . 

. . . I'd say you owe @Truth here a cold one!

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2 hours ago, Truth said:

You definitely can. I plugged in a 1tb hard drive, but it said I had to reformat it. Never got around to doing that, but I'll look into it this weekend if I remember.

Sounds good. Now I just need to find a special on external hard drives!

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14 minutes ago, Cokeyskunk said:

Sounds good. Now I just need to find a special on external hard drives!

You can get a 4tb for about the same price as the 1tb I bought a few years ago. Just found one specifically for PS4.

You should be able to use any external hard drive though. I'd go with a solid state drive personally, but it's probably not necessary.

Edit: Just remembered that I did this with my nephew's 360. I got him the cheap one with barely any internal memory (I think it was 4gb), and got a 100gb flash drive to make up for it. Far cheaper (at the time) and it's worked for a few years now.

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I really liked the idea of getting a digital copy, a friend of mine said that they are safe and cheap too

Its time we buy digital copies of games like rdr2 and gta 5 and all for xbox and ps4 and pc also.

he told me where he bought those games from and now I am thinking to buy destiny 2 or rdr2 from there, since they both are available on a sweet discount. 

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So I'm lucky enough to have Xbox, PS4 and a 6700K/GTX1070 PC, but I oddly prefer the Xbox ecosystem. 

I've been pretty blase about Sony products ever since the PS2 forced the Sega Dreamcast to come to an end, even though I adored my PS1.  I was a huge Sega fanboy.

Hopefully, in the future all gaming will be cross-platform, and this kind of nonsense will end.  I want to play RDR2 on my Xbox One X, but I don't want to have to question whether or not I can play with people on PS4.   It's all bullshit.

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In order of appearance:

Atari 2600 (parents sold it to afford purchasing next console)

NES (same as above)

Genesis (sold again)

PlayStation (Metal Gear Solid changed my life)

All Sony ever since. 

*I do have an old modded Xbox full of old roms but I don't count that.

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I have been a fan of Xbox since Halo and its online services since Halo 2. PS has the better library, but for years my hands have adapted to the Xbox controller. 

I know more people that play PS, but haven't had the funds to pick one up as a second console. Maybe some other people can join @Truth and myself on Xbox one day (cough @Cokeyskunk @BropolloCreed79)

@Benjo, I am real curious about this GT now

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9 minutes ago, TheHansonGoons said:

I have been a fan of Xbox since Halo and its online services since Halo 2. PS has the better library, but for years my hands have adapted to the Xbox controller. 

I know more people that play PS, but haven't had the funds to pick one up as a second console. Maybe some other people can join @Truth and myself on Xbox one day (cough @Cokeyskunk @BropolloCreed79)

@Benjo, I am real curious about this GT now

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