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Offline Bison

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Console Recommendations
« on: January 14, 2016, 01:39:49 PM »
So I'm upgrading the family entertainment center/room and am leaning toward replacing the PS3.  I'm looking at the PS4.

I've really been just enjoying sitting in the lazy boy and playing Batman Arkham Asylum and NCAA 08 on the big TV screen.  Anyway I did a quick trade value for my PS3 system on gamestop and it looks like I can get over $100 for the system and games to put toward a new console.

Wii U - Kids want this because of Mario Cart and Mario World.  I hate the controller with a passion.  It's absurdly large and beyond Mario I think the game selection isn't too good.

Xbox One vs. PS4?  I'm leaning toward the PS4.  I really like my PS3.  I cannot think of any exclusive titles that drive me one way or another with the exception of MLB The Show.  Any reason why the Xbox One is better?  Gameplay, potential longevity of the system?

Also I'm looking at a games that capture the Mario feel without it being a Wii U exclusive.  The Disney Infinity system looks great and I played the Star Wars demo and it actually kicked ass.  I've also looked at Lego Dimensions.  Any other titles for either system that capture the Mario Cart and World feel?

Finally has anyone traded in an old system with gamestop?  Do they honor the online quotes?

Thanks Gents.

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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 01:46:35 PM »
Bison, we just got an XBoxOne for Christmas.  One of the game we got with it was Disney Infinity.  The my daughter (15) really loves.  My son (12) likes, but not as much as the used copy of A Need for Speed or Minecraft that we got. 

Of course, he's now trying to take over my PC so he can play 7 Days to Die. 
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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 01:54:42 PM »
If you have a PS 3 and are happy with it, you should probably go with a PS4. I just got an Xbox One, but it was mainly because I have a 360 (and an original Xbox that still runs like a champ). I mainly went with the XB1 for backward compatibility with my 360 library and I've generally been happy with every generation of Xbox I've owned.

I've been looking at Disney Infinity for my own kids. Not sure if I'll buy, they're pretty happy playing any of the Lego games and we have a pile of those now.
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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 01:56:45 PM »
Bison, I agree with Mirth.  If your happy with PS then stick with it.

One cook think with Xbox1, if you have Win10, you can connect to the Xbox from it and watch what is going on.  I think there is some other functionality too, but haven't played with it too much yet. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 02:01:49 PM »
I haven't done it (I don't have Win 10 and I don't want it) but you can stream games from the Xbox One and actually play them on your Win 10 machine - https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-on-windows/gaming-on-windows/how-to-use-game-streaming

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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 02:02:13 PM »
My son has seen them all and ended up sticking with the PS. He sort of regrets not having an X-Box for the new Halo but life's a bitch, right?

I had a Wii just for Netfix for a while and I agree on the controller comments. I just did not like it.
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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2016, 02:03:26 PM »
Well that's interesting about the streaming. 

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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2016, 02:05:41 PM »
Well that's interesting about the streaming. 

It's a cool feature, even though I'll probably never get to use it.
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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2016, 02:30:23 PM »
There are TONS of good PS3 titles (including most of the other Arkham games), so unless you've played them all already I would kind of recommend against dumping it for the trade. Maybe trade off games you're sure you'll never play again.

I don't have a new console yet, but I effectively chose to opt out of the new console generation and re-invest with a new PC. I haven't regretted that choice yet, but neither can I offer further advice beyond "don't dump the PS3".

Besides, Mariokart? Dude. You have a PS3. Find the Motorstorm games, and/or the Burnout games. Your kids will miss nothing, and will be able to DESTROY their friends with elite arcade racing skilz.

A platformer like Marioworld... uh. Yeah that's admittedly harder. Possibly more of those on the PC nowadays than on PS3 (or PS4). Maybe the Ratchet and Clank series? I feel like Skyrim is the answer to everything, but that's about my level of "platforming". ;)
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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2016, 02:35:19 PM »
I will say this about upgrading, at least in regards to the Xbox One. It is graphically far superior to the 360. I own Dragon Age Inquisition for both systems and it's just stunning on the Xbox One. I spend a far amount of time just looking around at the scenery.

I'm guessing it's a similar experience moving from the PS3 to PS4.
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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2016, 02:35:36 PM »
I haven't done it (I don't have Win 10 and I don't want it) but you can stream games from the Xbox One and actually play them on your Win 10 machine - https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-on-windows/gaming-on-windows/how-to-use-game-streaming

The one time I tried it, J was playing Minecraft and the link said I needed a controller connected to my PC.
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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2016, 02:36:17 PM »
Getting rid of the PS3 is a precondition to getting a new system.  The wife would kill me with "The Look" for the next several months, especially since we are doing a bunch of spring cleaning and purging of old, unused stuff.

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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2016, 02:38:01 PM »
Getting rid of the PS3 is a precondition to getting a new system.  The wife would kill me with "The Look" for the next several months, especially since we are doing a bunch of spring cleaning and purging of old, unused stuff.

I'm moving the original Xbox into the kids room. I no longer have cabinet space in the living room for all of the consoles. Did I mention there's a Game Cube too? :P
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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2016, 02:39:16 PM »
Getting rid of the PS3 is a precondition to getting a new system.  The wife would kill me with "The Look" for the next several months, especially since we are doing a bunch of spring cleaning and purging of old, unused stuff.

Yea, wouldn't want you to get 'purged' with all of that 'old and unused stuff'    :2funny:
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Re: Console Recommendations
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2016, 02:40:58 PM »
Hehe.  The lazy boy is a comfortable place to sleep.