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CAGcast #342: is Not PS4 Compatible

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#61 brutus   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   25 Posts   Joined 19.3 Years Ago  

Posted 04 November 2013 - 07:49 PM

I actually appreciate that the podcast does address the systems wars issue.  It’s probably what I’ll remember most from this launch period.


I suppose some level of trolling is par for the course for console launches.  The problem with this launch is that there is a cultish air about even the most trivial subjects.  The most common, run-of-the-mill comments are attacked and vilified.  You have to wade through so much vitriol just to get basic information.  There's no joy in the whole thing.


I have the feeling of being stalked by these NeoAspergers guys.  And I rarely post on any forums.  For journalists or anyone else who deals with this stuff every day, it has to be unbearable.  They seem to go on internet patrol to challenge each and every positive comment on Xbox One.  Whether it’s Kinect or “snapping” or the number of “P’s” or color of the box or even the moral character of Microsoft employees, they seem compelled to accuse and harass.  I'm not even sure how "snapping" works but I've been assured by people who won't buy an Xbox that it doesn't work AND it sucks.  They’ve deified anyone with any connection to Sony.  The PS4 power supply is portrayed as a "clear advantage" and people are willing to fight in its defense.  It’s comical but creepy as hell.  I have never seen anything like it.


I ran into the problem myself on NeoGaf.  I was a member since probably 2005-6.  I rarely posted there (maybe 3-4 times a year) since the people there tend to be…dysfunctional.  I typically went there around E3 or when there was a big announcement since they would have current information.


But this year I just made a simple comment that I was “more interested” in Microsoft’s launch lineup.  I'm not even sure why I said it since no one could possibly care what I think.  You would think I had committed heresy.   I had seen some other posters attacked for seemingly harmless comments, but I thought that there may have been some ongoing grudges or rivalries between individuals.  But within minutes there were dozens of attacks on me.  I was a shill, an "astroturfer," a mole Microsoft marketer.  The moderator agreed with them based on my infrequent posting history and the implausibility of my opinion.  So I was “banned.”  Like my 3-4 yearly posts threatened the fabric of the internet.   Then they had a mini celebration for “detective GAF” outing my true identity.  It was like walking into a circle-jerk and feeling like I was the weird one for not participating.


I’m a middle-aged man.  I work at a bank.  My true identity is pretty damn boring.  I’ve never had the remotest connection to Microsoft or any employees, affiliates or anything else.  Yet somehow, I’m part of the problem and need to be silenced.


It truly is a singular experience to have man-children attempt to bully me over a videogame console.

#62 lowgear26   Marriage Kills CAGiversary!   513 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  


Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:01 PM

I cant talk about the past in regards to a company and the now regarding this console launch? 


Oh I see, I have to play the fanboy game. Go ahead and attack boys, its ok. I won't bother fanning the flames anymore as it just spreads the spores of the fanboy cult all over.


Now I'm going to kill myself over the 720P on the Xbox as I can't live with this shame anymore. It's a shame you cant buy and support both consoles like adults anymore. It makes me happy that 80% of my game purchases are on the PC now.


Great Cagcast guys.

#63 Curufinwe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1137 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:14 PM

Hopefully Cheapy sees this... the guy who called him a moron on the 8-4 Play thread on GAF got banned.  And it seems like it was because of that unwarranted personal attack based on his post history.

#64 Condor80   Let's Go Mets!!! CAGiversary!   4481 Posts   Joined 18.9 Years Ago  

Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:20 PM

Hopefully Cheapy sees this... the guy who called him a moron on the 8-4 Play thread on GAF got banned. And it seems like it was because of that unwarranted personal attack based on his post history.

Cheapy tweeted about it.

#65 4thHorseman   The New God CAGiversary!   2469 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  


Posted 05 November 2013 - 10:49 PM

I find it amazing that most people sill give Sony a pass for overselling the features on their console....AGAIN......and attack Microsoft for essentially doing the same thing when it comes down to it. 


Sony misleads the public on how much the PS4 can do, then pulls the rug out from everyone while Microsoft gets attacked for being anti-consumer and then actually gives people what they want and still are regarded as being evil. 




What did Sony mislead the public about? Look at the last 2 console launches and then come back here to ask. Killzone video....HA


It's perfectly fine to call out a company for doing said things, but at least give credible examples. You say they are misleading about the PS4, then don't give an example. When pushed, you still don't. Not to say everything is going to come up perfectly for Sony, but don't make bogus claims that you aren't able to back up.




It was cute at first, now its just annoying, I hope you people are going to be all over the PS4 online servers so I know not to go there. 


Which, this made me laugh too. You find it annoying people ragging on Microsoft for things done this year, but only after bringing up a 10 year old example about Sony. Perhaps you should bring up giant enemy crabs, the $600 price point, and the boomerang controller about why the PS4 is exaggerated.

#66 venturin   SalmonChantedEvening CAGiversary!   298 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  


Posted 06 November 2013 - 02:17 PM

Hi gentlemen.. And Cheapy..


  The 360 and PS3 evolved over the years to roll along with the technology. HDMI, bigger hard drives, network connectivity, media streaming, etc.. What evolutions do you think the new generation will be? I wonder if 4K will really take off. Game streaming? Will it become a standard way to game? Static hard drives? Will that lead to changes in gaming resulting in amazing graphics which require no real load times?


  Wha choo think?



#67 Curufinwe   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1137 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:50 PM

Cheapy tweeted about it.


I should have scrolled down further on the front page feed.