So you're ready to buy a new Gaming System,,,

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  1. Shuster

    Shuster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Which one would you buy and why??
    I know there are new systems on the horizon, but most are a long way away, I'm not waiting;)
     
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    My wife and I are looking into buying a Switch at some point. Plenty of split screen games that the whole family can enjoy, including my son when he gets a little older. My cousin has one and they bring it over to our place for game nights. Lots of party games.

    I have a PS4 and I really like it. I like the controller shape better than the Xbox. Graphics are good and I've never had a problem with mine other than it is starting to get a little more noisy (the fan) after having it for 4-5 years.

    EDIT: PS4 does have great exclusives
     
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    I’ve actually started leaning towards the switch. Just depends on your gaming taste though. They have a good bit of fun games to pick up and play in your spare time.
    For more advanced gaming I usually lean towards the Xbox One X since it has a built in 4K player. The PS4 Pro doesn’t. The PS4 does have some great exclusives though so......just buy all three haha.
     
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    PS4. Because I love several of the Sony exclusive games. I would love a 5 once they come out.
     
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    Last game systems I bought were Super-Nintendo and PS2.
     
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    PS4... but if you like Nintendo type games....

    Great exclusives on Sony.

    What games do you like or are playing now?
     
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    My old PS4 broke so got a PS4 Pro and put an SSD in it. Runs great on a 4K TV. Normally you want to wait at least a year on a new console for them to fix the hardware faults, so no rush for a PS5.
     
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    For those with Kids here's another perspective that I shared on facebook when some "freinds" were wonding about getting a console.


    My kids enjoy video games. I still have my classic consoles (Atari/nes/genesis/snes) that we would bring out during summer/winter vacation. We started the boys off on classic gaming emulation. At first we got flash drives that will turn your old PC into an emulation station. Each kid has a flash drive that they can save their own games to. Add a USB controller and you have a console. You can also do this with a Raspberry Pi for relatively cheap, but an old PC is usually better.


    A few years ago we started getting $30 prepaid cell phones for emulation platforms. The boys have enjoyed playing classic Gameboy/Gameboy color/Gameboy Advance/ Nintendo DS on them as well as apps from the android store. They can play two players games over Bluetooth. We never activated the phones (or even installed the SIM cards) so there is no monthly fee, no ability to use it as a phone for talk/text. They use them for scriptures in the morning. They are also able to listen to music and we have allowed them to bring them on vacation to take pics of their adventures. The boys have to ask to connect to WiFi and we have the phones controlled and only given by permission and turned in at 8PM each evening.


    Recently the boys bought their own Nintendo 2DS handheld systems (refurbished) directly from Nintendo for $50. So now they can play some of the latest handheld games. Like the phones, they are a check-in/check-out item. They connect to a spare WiFi router that is has no connection to the internet, but allows them to play each other in Pokemon and Smash Bros battles.


    We are inclined to buy a switch because Nintendo has the Mario/Sonic/Pokemon franchise. I would not let it be played in portable mode, though, and don’t want to tie up the TV for hours on end. The games run about $60, but many of these were half price on Black Friday.


    If you know someone with a little technical know-how they can set up a USB/Cell Phone for you.
     
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    Game system? But you could spend that money on guitars.
     
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    a couple of nice domino sets in fine woods too!
    And I recently picked up a vintage chess set from a thrift store that is like fine art!

    I'm good. :cool:
     
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    Stopped after PS-2, haven’t used it in 2-3 years. When I was playing more often, I always stayed at generation behind and bought used, saved serious coin.
     
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    My first system was Atari Pong.
     
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    The Super NES Mini is pretty awesome.
     
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    I used to play Skyrim on PS4 till I took an arrow in the knee.
     
  16. Shuster

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    Well, after posting, I went looking at the 3 top systems Xbox One X, PS4 and the Switch. My last system was the Xbox 360, which I have a ton of games for, but I got the Red Ring of Death on the 360!!o_O But, after reading more, the Xbox One can play all these old games, which makes that the system to grab!
    I have unopened games for the 360, and yet to find how to bring it back from the dead, which I sure can be done???
     
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    Mine too, bought it from Sears, and it wasn't cheap back then!!
     
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    What about coleco vision?
    I’ve heard that one was pretty cool
     
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    This is the right step I think....;)
    and exactly why they make games compatible in the next system kind of makes financial sense to keep all the games you bought than sell them for pennies on the dollar and rebuild
     
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    Remember when the new gaming system was a new ball?
     
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