I know it is very easy to get wrapped up in the next-gen console war or brand battle on forums around the web, fight with friends in High School or around the water cooler at work but in our opinion, why can’t we just enjoy the console launch and play these new games on the new shiny (and expensive) boxes.
Many of us fans, gamers, media types or industry affiliates get wrapped up in the hype between two consoles. We saw this with the PS3 and Xbox 360 in full force as pixels were being counted, frame rates and lighting compared or loading times put side by side. While I get this to a certain extend, it does seem quite childish.
We all have a good amount of agency or involvement in these gaming machines because we spend a lot of money on them and also a lot of our time – time is actually valuable kids – that could be spent with family or other hobbies.
When the PlayStation 4 was announced we were all super excited for the new box, the GDDR5 Ram and all the other shenanigans. Later on in the news cycle it was the DRM and now it is the 1080p resolution versus upresed 720p. The point is, it doesn’t matter. What it comes down to is being excited to unwrap the boxes, strip the plastic and play those games we all bought with child like happiness in our eyes.
Instead of logging into neoGAF or get into fights on Twitter I suggest we pick up our boxes, download the games or pop those BluRays in the drive and see these puppies hum away, after all we are all into this for enjoyment and not losing our hair over debates that matter as much as the last time you brushed your teeth.