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Tuesday Chat: January 7, 2014


It's Tuesday and we now know that Microsoft has already shifted 3 million copies worldwide, while Sony is surely ahead of even this figure. We are guessing this is a worrying trend for Nintendo, who sees its Wii U sitting at just over 5 million consoles sold in a year, although things have been picking up slightly in Japan recently.


There is a new competitor too, thanks to Valve and its range of Steam Machines which will launch later this year. With Steam having over 60 million users this machine is not to be under estimated, although the range of machines coming from different manufacturers could go against the device.

It certainly seems like 2014 is going to be a three way battle between Sony, Microsoft and Valve for space under the TV, although you must never discount Nintendo.

So what to you think? Whose going to be representing your gaming experience in 2014?

Let's Chat!

Edited On 07 Jan, 2014

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JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
That steam machine looks good it's just the predicted prices that's putting me off!
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JoeToots 3 years ago
i've got plenty of questions for it though like will it use a keyboard and mouse or control pad? if control pad what about aim assist on FPS games? can you play against pc gamers on it? will everything that's avaliable on PC be avaliable on steam machines? specifically the arma games and all there mods. these are all questions before i decide on if i'm going to get one.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
I'll be sticking with Nintendo, they may not be winning in the popularity stakes, but when did popularity ever mean quality? They made the best games last year, and probably will this year too. I will be picking up another console by the end of the year though, but what that will be is still undecided, neither of them are showing me anything I must have.
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Artemisthemp 3 years ago
I am stick with Sony, they have deliver quality games and have been the best console since it's releases
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
You need to add that is your opinion that they made the best games Gloria.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Goes without saying Tootell, but I'm not the only one who felt that way, just look at the Eurogamer game of the year ;)
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
I am sticking with PS4. Have a lot of games on my definite list and quite a few others on the radar. IMO the BEST game of 2013 was voted correctly - The Last Of Us
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
Been reading up on the steam machine and Naaaa it's not my cup of tea.
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
I was reading up on the Alienware Steam machine and thought the same thing Joe
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
I think i will not have anymore consoles this year but i'm tempted to build a PC just wouldn't know where to start.
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston's avatar
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
I built one Joe. First thing you need to decide (silly question) is what you want to do with it - gaming?! Then, what level in terms of spec enough, ultra, etc. I started with the graphics card and worked back from there. Motherboard, RAM, CPU, fan and so on
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Bindiana 3 years ago
Never been a PC gamer so the Steam box could of been a good way to get me into it but there seems to be all sorts of different boxes which makes things confusing.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
the thing that's bugging me is how Gabe newell is talking about how many steam accounts there are but they don't mention how many of them are inactive though or how many people just buy one game a year through steam for example i buy football manager through steam but one game a year isn't going to make me buy a console.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
Rumours are the division is going to be delayed until 2015.
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
I hope not as it is my no.1 wanted game. http://www.vg247.com/2014/01/07/the-division-delayed-into-2015-source-suggests-rumour/
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I was not really expecting the Division till 2015 though would still like to hear of a new Rainbow Six game soon.
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
Zombie - did you see this? http://www.vg247.com/2013/12/13/rainbow-6-patriots-wasnt-working-and-had-to-be-remade-according-to-ubisoft/
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
DIdn't they scrap off the new rainbow game?
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Personally I think they should both be cancelled, Ubisoft should show some respect for Tom Clancy instead of milking his corpse.
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
I disagree Gloria, if the game is done well, which I'm sure it will be. It will do his name justice. As for R6, think it's more of a case of back to the drawing board - again
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
They don't do that many Tom Clancy games there was a massive gap between Ghost Recons and the last Rainbow Six, as long as it is done well then I don't mind them going back to rework it.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Hasn't been a good Ghost Recon or Rainbox 6 this last console generation I though, and I tried them all, and Splinter Cell has gone downhill a lot too. Shame really as they were some of my most played games on the original Xbox, spent many a happy time on GR2, Black Arrow and Pandora Tomorrow. I don't trust Ubisoft as a company any more either, used to really like them, but they've gone downhill too.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I enjoyed the second advanced warfighter but the most recent one while it done some things right just didn't keep my attention. Have you tried the most recent Splinter Cell yet Gloria? It is a step back in the right direction after conviction though I wasn't too keen on changing the voice actor.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Also turns out Hitman has not been cancelled http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/01/07/next-gen-hitman-project-reportedly-cancelled
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
Vegas 1 was good vegas 2 not so good.
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
i probably enjoyed vegas 1 the same reason i enjoyed halo 3
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
No, not tried Blacklist ZF, I've stopped renting since Lovefilm stopped doing games, and I'm not breaking my Ubisoft boycot for it, even though it's in the bargain bin already.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
Thats fair enough I can understand you sticking to your grounds. It is a shame though as it was really quite enjoyable especially if you are doing it in proper splinter cell style of doing it stealth though there is always the choice to play it like conviction but then whats the point in playing splinter cell if you are playing like that.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
I've just put a bid in for a fiver for it on Ebay, that's the most I'm willing to pay for it right now.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
Or ever really.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
If you get it for that you certainly can't argue and it is definitely worth it for that price.
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
I'm sure I'll get outbid, but I tried.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
I'm looking forward to the Steam Machines. (That Alienware one looks sexy) Odds are I won't buy one but when they are released it will drive the prices down on a lot of parts & that is only good, no?
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
Damn i couldnt find the one you bidded on gloria so i can outbid you...
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JoeToots 3 years ago
But COD nox COD!!!
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
& to answer your questions Tootell. Both. Doubt it. Obviously. Steam OS is based on Linux so not all games will run off the bat but you could just install Windows. Anymore questions?
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
How much for the Alienware steam machine?
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
No one knows but since it is Alienware & they are as bad as Razor for their prices I'm going to say £1000-odd
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Obviously can't give you a real number without looking at the parts list
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Looking at the already confirmed list of machines it seems that what most people will be looking at are the CyberPowerPC Machines
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Oh just found something. Apparently Alienware's Steam Machine price will be "highly competitive to the next generation of consoles." Now I'm thinking £500-£600 range
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
but COD
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
What about it?
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
it's amazing.
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
It so isn't Joe ... lol
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
What's that got to do with the topic at hand?
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BbUKnCLCIAA2XEu.jpg
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Tootell is winding people up. He is a Battlefield Fanboy
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
WTF! ROFL!
Bindiana's avatar
Bindiana 3 years ago
What about Bass and Salmon surely there better then COD
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston's avatar
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
Don't mention BF to me, I got stitched up on that. 4 x corrupted saves and on top of that, it wouldn't let me have my "pre-ordered" China Rising. And yes I did try to download/access after the general access date
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Msg EA
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JoeToots 3 years ago
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BagOKjLIUAAdo-B.png
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
Binned it now Nox, was so angry. Just glad I didn't Premium
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
HA!
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston's avatar
Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
PMSL
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
I LOVE BF BUT I LOVEZ DA COD MOREZZZ!!!
Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Get back on topic
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
that's apoint dont want to anger joe
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JoeToots 3 years ago
So yes so far i think the steam machine is a great concept but it seems like it is being badly executed .
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
is anyone else having problems with shop to site, cant access the social feed , my own profile , others profile etc, is it just me or the site having a mid life crisis
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
No it is not just you. I still can't choose an avatar (+ the Reply button has been missing for a lifetime)
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
think its time for a major overhaul of the site joe , hint hint
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
At least take the News section of the site offline for a few days till the Tech Team sort out the problems
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
yep , but I do love our shop to news , best place for it
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
Take away Shopto news and I'd have no one to talk to (technically) while I'm at work
JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
That's what twitters for ! when i can't bug Nox on here i move over to twitter he has no way of escaping my wraith.
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 3 years ago
Don't know how to use Twitter, only really use FB for game related news
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superniceguy 3 years ago
I will just keep with my PC for now. All next gen consoles are seriously lacking with PS4 being the worse. In 5 years time the games will come and probably put PS3/Xbox 360 aside. The advantage of Steam is that there is immediately over 20 years of back catalogue games as well as all the new stuff. Also the games will less likely shut down, there may be one or two, but with PS3 and Xbox 360 in a few years all servers will be shut down, and unable to play any game online. With the Steam box you should be able to play games like GTA SA online, which is the 15th most played game on Xfire (http://www.xfire.com/games/gtasa), ranking higher than GTA IV, Diablo 3, AC 4 Black Flag, Borderlands 2 etc Soon the Xbox 360/PS3 versions of those games will get shut down, but still play them on PC/Steam.
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Dead 3 years ago
Twitter is for twits ;)

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