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E3 2013 - and why even though Sony "won" I won't buy a console for a few years - Destructoid




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Well the big press conferences of E3 have come and gone. It is needless to say that most people feel that Sony "won" the e-peen contest this year, but neither group did much to sway me to buy a console. If I want to watch movies, play games, and take in any sort of media I would still rather be connected to my PC than I console. It comes with more freedoms, choices, and best of all it gets most of the content that any of the consoles will get.

I do not want to pay to play my games online, that should just come with  a game that has a multiplayer element, and now even Sony is moving into having a paywall for it. I do admit that Sony's PS+ seems to come with a lot more perks and at a lower price than Xbox-Live Gold does, but where you can get two kind of old games for a price per month, there are sales all over the internet for PC games that you just won't find on any other platform. Now lets get into why exactly I won't grab up a PS4 right away.

Exclusives are important in any competition between the big companies, and Sony seems to have quite a few, though apparently Kingdom Hearts III is coming out for both (really the most exciting announcement for me). However, the games I fell in love with during the show so far are going to be also available for PC. This includes Titanfall, FFXIV, Battlefield (though I will NOT buy 4), Assassin's Creed, Witcher 3, Watch Dogs, and most of the indies shown. Not only will they be available on PC, but they will perform and look better (minus AC: Black Flag, because they are AWFUL at porting). I just don't get why I would pay 400 dollars on something I cannot customize as much (yes yes I know the PS4 can be upgraded) and cannot just do whatever I want on. 

I will eventually, further down the line, pick up a console, but not for quite some time. It just isn't a pressing matter for me. I just hope that the PC games that come out will just be buffed by the new consoles and push PC gaming even further ahead. Though I won't be buying these yet, I can without a doubt say, I am also pumped for the next "generation" of gaming to boost my own world ahead.



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