06-19-2014 02:17 AM
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  1. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Well, points about that all:

    1. Online: You're probably getting screwed by EA. Titanfall hasn't been TERRIBLE about it, but they've had some outages and disconnects. Not sure how PSN+ was for you, but Microsoft's got some nice network infrastructure, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was better.

    2. Battery: If you want good batteries, go with the rechargeable Eneloops on Amazon. I got 4 AAs and a charger for $18 on there, and they last me 5-7 days of HEAVY playing. Considering the Play & Charge is $25, I think that the Eneloop option is much better.

    3. Graphics: What you perceive is factually not the case, not that I care. The GPU in the PS4 is a couple of notches above that of the Xbox One, and it's a factor (along with the improved memory) into why the PS4 can run games at a higher resolution and/or frame rate than the Xbox One.

    4. Remote Start: I thought the same about SmartGlass, that getting the console running through the app would be cool. Oh, well.

    I'm loving my One as well, glad you like what you have so far.
    04-28-2014 02:14 AM
  2. urik770's Avatar
    Just saw this thread. So I'm definitely a MS fanboy. WP, PC. I have a gaming computer already, but I'm really considering getting an Xbox One to play Titanfall with my brother. Thing is, I'm really upset that MS hasn't implemented any remote playing capabilities into the console. Sometimes, I want to just lay in bed or couch and play a game. Instead of the dumb iPad crap, I'd love to use my laptop in these scenarios to play some real games from the console. Sony does it already with the Vita and Nintendo with U controller. I'd get the NVIDIA Shield and stream from my PC, but a laptop would be so much sweeter! (And, no, I don't have $1,000+ to spend on a gaming laptop with a halfway decent GPU).

    What do u guys think? Should I get the PS4 and remote play with a Vita or NVIDIA Shield? Or is the Xbone compelling enough even w/o that feature? I really don't care about the media stuff...
    06-13-2014 08:47 PM
  3. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Not the best response, but Steam's in-house streaming is open to all now. You CAN fire up a game on your laptop from your desktop and play now, if you want, but remote play on the One's not an option.

    Honestly, the streaming with the Vita isn't all that great, from what I've heard. OK, but noticeable input lag and such. The thing that should make or break a console for you is the games. Picking a console based on preferred exclusives is almost a guarantee to avoid buyer's remorse. Do you want Halo and Sunset Overdrive and Forza or The Order and Uncharted and Driveclub?

    Remote play with games you don't really want isn't going to make them better.
    06-13-2014 10:50 PM
  4. Coreldan's Avatar
    I don't really think the remote play is really a big deal for any machine. If I cared for playing things in a mobile fashion on a small screen, I'd probably get a handheld console and while with some games it probably works out okay, but most console games really just arnt meant for a small screen. Not to mention you have to buy a many hundred dollars costing handheld (that really has little value outside it's remote play capability) to do that too. The people who happen to have a Vita probably like it, but most don't have one and most won't buy one either.

    I agree with Keith though, picking the one with more suitable exclusives seems to be a good way to go. PS4 does run the multiplats perhaps a bit better (at least on paper... despite the higher resolution of PS4 version, many sites said Thief actually looked better on Xbox One, as an example), but Xbox One definitely has no problem with those games. For me what largely sealed it for me was the exclusives, the off gaming capabilities, the controller and the fact I'm fairly heavily in MS ecosystem anyways while having nothing from Sony (well, they dont have an ecosystem other than PS4 and Vita, sooo..)
    06-14-2014 12:55 PM
  5. urik770's Avatar
    All good points. I never played PS3 and have no clue if their games are any good. But I bet Killzone on a Vita beats the living daylights out of Clash of Clans on my iPad mini for the scenarios I described...
    06-15-2014 03:53 AM
  6. Coreldan's Avatar
    All good points. I never played PS3 and have no clue if their games are any good. But I bet Killzone on a Vita beats the living daylights out of Clash of Clans on my iPad mini for the scenarios I described...
    I guess it depends on your personal needs.. Are there suitable PC games that you would want to stream? Are some of the PS4 titles must haves for you? How about budget? Getting a PS4, Vita and games is gonna be pretty expensive if it's just for "playing some games in the bed". I'm not too familiar with the Shield, but I figure that at least console games would translate a bit better on a handheld console than games intended to be played with KB/mouse (so a point for Vita there). Do you have a capable gaming PC? Games you probably have on it, so the Shield might be a cheaper thing to achieve what you want.

    If as an actual console you are more interested in the Xbox One, it's hard to recommend that you'd get PS4 and Vita just for playing in the bed now and then :P
    06-15-2014 08:12 AM
  7. TeknoBlast's Avatar
    As an owner of both the PS4 and XB1, I suggest the XB1. The exclusives on the XB1 are way better on the XB1 than on the PS4 any day. However, there are a handful of Sony exclusives I'm planning to buy.

    The whole system and UI of the PS4 just bores me. Yeah it's better than the PS3 UI, but there's nothing that really wows me.

    Plus, all that supposed PS4 power for tons of indie games that can be played on any tablet, what's the point of that supposed power which a phone or tablet can handle.

    I say go with the XB1.
    06-16-2014 12:15 PM
  8. urik770's Avatar
    As an owner of both the PS4 and XB1, I suggest the XB1. The exclusives on the XB1 are way better on the XB1 than on the PS4 any day. However, there are a handful of Sony exclusives I'm planning to buy.

    The whole system and UI of the PS4 just bores me. Yeah it's better than the PS3 UI, but there's nothing that really wows me.

    Plus, all that supposed PS4 power for tons of indie games that can be played on any tablet, what's the point of that supposed power which a phone or tablet can handle.

    I say go with the XB1.

    That's a pretty convincing post. It certainly seems like I would get more out of the XB1 in the long run. The only thing that would be left unsatisfied are those occasional moments when I will want to play in my bedroom. I know that it's outside the scope of this thread, but does anyone know of a way to do thin client gaming on a PC? I'm still dreaming of using my laptop to remote play from my gaming desktop...
    06-16-2014 05:10 PM
  9. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    That's a pretty convincing post. It certainly seems like I would get more out of the XB1 in the long run. The only thing that would be left unsatisfied are those occasional moments when I will want to play in my bedroom. I know that it's outside the scope of this thread, but does anyone know of a way to do thin client gaming on a PC? I'm still dreaming of using my laptop to remote play from my gaming desktop...
    Steam's go in-home streaming built in now. I didn't look into setting it up, but if you go to their forums, it's not tough, I imagine. If you're talking non-Steam gaming, you could get a free application like Splashtop and do it, probably.
    06-16-2014 05:20 PM
  10. urik770's Avatar
    Steam's go in-home streaming built in now. I didn't look into setting it up, but if you go to their forums, it's not tough, I imagine. If you're talking non-Steam gaming, you could get a free application like Splashtop and do it, probably.

    You know this forum thread has been very helpful. If I get this Steam remote play working (stay tuned...), then I won't need to consider the PS4/Vita or NVIDIA Shield. I can go ahead and get the XB1 to play Titanfall with my brother and play games on my 16" laptop while in bed, which should beat playing on that tiny PS Vita/NVIDIA Shield screen.
    06-17-2014 01:22 PM
  11. TheRickshaw's Avatar
    Thing is, I'm really upset that MS hasn't implemented any remote playing capabilities into the console. Sometimes, I want to just lay in bed or couch and play a game.
    Is this for real? What sort of inconvenient spot were you going to set up?
    06-17-2014 01:32 PM
  12. urik770's Avatar
    Is this for real? What sort of inconvenient spot were you going to set up?
    Thanks for the smart a** comment. I will be setting it up in my office. Not everyone has a TV in their bedroom.
    06-19-2014 02:17 AM
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