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Tech Talk Tuesday: PS4 VS XBOX One

Updated: Tuesday, November 19 2013, 03:09 PM MST
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By Lonnie Valencia

PS4 is out and Xbox One is on its way.  The number one question I get asked all the time is which one am I buying?  Today on Tech Talk Tuesday it’s that time again to talk about the consoles and which one will reign supreme.

Depending on which side you're on, your feelings play a big part of why you choose that side. When someone's feelings are involved, it’s hard to reason with them.  If anybody understands this it was South Park on their last episode, “Black Friday.”

I love, the line, “That is exactly how Xbox One people are!”

Listen, I got to hang out during the midnight release of PS4 (to grab one for a work giveaway) and I have to say it was interesting hearing why those people were there.  Most of what I heard was regurgitated advertising points, that the PS4 is a hundred bucks cheaper, that I can share games with my friends, and (the best of all) the controller is better.  In my head I’m saying, “Well done advertising zombie.  Well done!”  Then again I’m sure when I’m in line for Xbox One later this week I will hear the same pitches but for the Xbox One.

Then it hits me.  The console war isn’t won on the real merits of the console.  It's all about the hype and the millions of dollars spent on advertising.  So really, when a winner is crowned, it will be the marketing agency that will get to brag about how they were the deciding factor for that victory.  

It’s a tricky place to be now-a-day’s if you’re a gamer. Unless you're rich and can afford both consoles, you have to pick a side.  PS4 or Xbox One?  Which side am I going to choose? Well, let me state for a fact that I’m no where near rich enough to get both, so yes I’m only buying one.  For me, I’m going with Xbox One.  I had the previous console and I was pretty much happy with it.  I like Halo and I can’t get that title anywhere else.  Just those two reasons, is why I’m staying with Xbox One.  The whole DRM controversy, controller feeling better excuse, and graphic argument aside I have to say, “I don’t care!”  Sure I want great graphics, a control that feels good in my hands, games that I can resale, but both consoles are giving that to everyone.  Now it's up to how you feel about it.  There’s that word again, “Feel!”  No two people are going to feel the same way about a product.  That, my friends, is why there will always be multiple sides to everything.  

My advice to you gamers on the fence that don’t know which console to buy is go with what you like and whats “feels” good for you.  Don’t let someone else tell you which console to buy.
Or you can just notch my advice up to “That is exactly how Xbox One people are!”

Which console do you like and why? What games will you be playing this Thanksgiving? Next week, I'll focus on Black Friday sales.  I'll tell you which sales are worth fighting the crowds and which aren't worth leaving your Snuggie and should stay on the shelves.  That does it for this episode of Tech Talk Tuesday.  As always we would love your feedback/suggestions for this or our next edition, so feel free to send your comments to our resident Tech Guy Lonnie Valencia.

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