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(Kotaku)   Imagine getting a PS4 when you wanted an Xbox One. Christmas is ruined   (kotaku.com) divider line 82
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2013-12-27 05:41:53 AM  
The ultimate in First World Problems.
 
2013-12-27 09:07:46 AM  
img.gawkerassets.com

Yeah, that's not obvious trolling or anything.
 
2013-12-27 09:24:03 AM  
Yeah, there's no way these are people just trying to get their stupid tweets forwarded so they can part of this year's Totally Disturbing But Also Funny List of Whiny Spoiled People Behaving Like We Secretly Want Them To So That We Can Feel Better About Ourselves. It's great stuff, so clever.
 
2013-12-27 09:25:20 AM  
A coworker bought her twins an Xbox One along with a bunch of Xbox360 games to play on it.....  Luckily they only opened one game.....
 
2013-12-27 09:25:21 AM  
Meanwhile...

granitegrok.com
 
2013-12-27 09:32:05 AM  

RedPhoenix122: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x375]

Yeah, that's not obvious trolling or anything.


I think #IMRUNNINGAWAY is the new joke hashtag
 
2013-12-27 09:40:02 AM  

RedPhoenix122: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x375]

Yeah, that's not obvious trolling or anything.


Not everybody is into gaming consoles. When the PS2 came out and was the hot Christmas item, my girlfriend's parents gave her one after paying a significant markup from a reseller. She didn't act like a brat about it but she would have been much happier with new clothes or shoes.
 
2013-12-27 09:40:35 AM  
Well... that was stupid.
 
2013-12-27 09:45:14 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Yeah, there's no way these are people just trying to get their stupid tweets forwarded so they can part of this year's Totally Disturbing But Also Funny List of Whiny Spoiled People Behaving Like We Secretly Want Them To So That We Can Feel Better About Ourselves. It's great stuff, so clever.


Came here to say similar.. It's obvious they are part of a "trend".. They're all basically the same tweet repeated.
 
2013-12-27 09:48:51 AM  
Sorry, Subby, but your scenario is too far-fetched. I just can't imagine wanting an XBox One or a PS4.
 
2013-12-27 09:58:30 AM  
Who the hell would give someone a ps4 for Christmas?

/I know we're running out of coal, but still...
 
2013-12-27 10:01:33 AM  

Millennium: Sorry, Subby, but your scenario is too far-fetched. I just can't imagine wanting an XBox One or a PS4.


Well, that's because you're not the in the target market of "35 year old men who live alone and brag about their latest electronics purchase to their coworkers."
 
2013-12-27 10:03:04 AM  

bark_atda_moon: A coworker bought her twins an Xbox One along with a bunch of Xbox360 games to play on it.....  Luckily they only opened one game.....


you'd be surprised how many people don't know the new systems can't play any of your old games... but the internets told me backwards compatibility is backwards
 
2013-12-27 10:04:15 AM  

way south: Who the hell would give someone a ps4 for Christmas?

/I know we're running out of coal, but still...


Even worse, an Xbone? Maybe for a dog, but I don't see regular people wanting one.
 
2013-12-27 10:05:20 AM  

NicktheSmoker: way south: Who the hell would give someone a ps4 for Christmas?

/I know we're running out of coal, but still...

Even worse, an Xbone? Maybe for a dog, but I don't see regular people wanting one.




PC master race?
 
2013-12-27 10:15:42 AM  

NicktheSmoker: way south: Who the hell would give someone a ps4 for Christmas?

/I know we're running out of coal, but still...

Even worse, an Xbone? Maybe for a dog, but I don't see regular people wanting one.


Is this going to be a fanboy war now?

/Xbox One owner -- and loving it
 
2013-12-27 10:22:13 AM  

bark_atda_moon: A coworker bought her twins an Xbox One along with a bunch of Xbox360 games to play on it.....  Luckily they only opened one game.....


Assuming she bought it at a brick and mortar store  the clerk who rang that in should have warned her.  She could probably make a very compelling argument for a refund with a receipt that shows the xbox one and the 360 games all bought at the same time.  Semi-literate teenagers with basic knowledge about the products you are buying is pretty much the last shred of advantage that traditional retail has over online shopping.
 
2013-12-27 10:24:27 AM  
Honestly, when it's free you take what you get.  Never count on your parents knowing what system is what, or knowing not to buy an alternative that the store pushed on them.
 
2013-12-27 10:25:37 AM  

Antimatter: Honestly, when it's free you take what you get.  Never count on your parents knowing what system is what, or knowing not to buy an alternative that the store pushed on them.


or what they saw on South Park!
 
2013-12-27 10:33:15 AM  

RaiderFanMikeP: Antimatter: Honestly, when it's free you take what you get.  Never count on your parents knowing what system is what, or knowing not to buy an alternative that the store pushed on them.

or what they saw on South Park!


the south park was prophetic.

/yeah, I do figure Xbox One is going to own this gen, but I figure PS4 will do just fine - but at some point, the Xbox One's superior feature set is going to win out.

//I could be completely wrong.  I also have neither and am in no hurry to pick one up.  Got my WiiU Horiday Bunduru with Zelda the Windwaker HD and a new video card for the PC.  AC4:BF is brilliant.
 
2013-12-27 10:37:59 AM  

frepnog: RaiderFanMikeP: Antimatter: Honestly, when it's free you take what you get.  Never count on your parents knowing what system is what, or knowing not to buy an alternative that the store pushed on them.

or what they saw on South Park!

the south park was prophetic.

/yeah, I do figure Xbox One is going to own this gen, but I figure PS4 will do just fine - but at some point, the Xbox One's superior feature set is going to win out.

//I could be completely wrong.  I also have neither and am in no hurry to pick one up.  Got my WiiU Horiday Bunduru with Zelda the Windwaker HD and a new video card for the PC.  AC4:BF is brilliant.


That was just never a selling point for me.  I bought my PS4 to play games and movies. It does both wonderfully.  Couldn't care less about anything else...and I can't imagine I'm in the minority (or at least not THAT much of a minority).

/Also love AC4:BF (but obv for PS4).
//Like you, I could be completely wrong.
 
2013-12-27 10:39:44 AM  

way south: Who the hell would give someone a ps4 for Christmas?

/I know we're running out of coal, but still...


At least coal is useful. It could have been that XBone turd.
 
2013-12-27 10:41:21 AM  
This is exactly why I won't get any XBox system.  The people that play online are the worst.
 
2013-12-27 10:52:49 AM  
I would be offended if I got either as well.  PC gaming is far superior.
 
2013-12-27 11:00:41 AM  
Really have to wonder why anyone would get a PS4 or XBox One right now. There are really no standout games on either of them yet.
 
2013-12-27 11:07:54 AM  
Nearly 30 years ago, I asked for a C-64. I got a Commodore Plus/4. I'm probably one of six, maybe seven, people in the United States that owned that damned thing. It wasn't that bad, but seeing as I was a teenaged boy and not a small business owner, it quickly became pointless except as a programming tool.

And yet, I was still a hell of a lot more grateful than the spoiled asshole featured in this thread's article.
 
2013-12-27 11:08:12 AM  
Filthy Console Peasants.
 
2013-12-27 11:08:52 AM  

Warlordtrooper: I would be offended if I got either as well.  PC gaming is far superior.


Word.
 
2013-12-27 11:14:34 AM  

FormlessOne: Warlordtrooper: I would be offended if I got either as well.  PC gaming is far superior.

Word.


I've noticed that the teeming hordes on the plains below have been squabbling about something lately - there have been rising clouds of cheetoh dust and smegma. Wondered what it was about.
 
2013-12-27 11:15:41 AM  

Masso: Really have to wonder why anyone would get a PS4 or XBox One right now. There are really no standout games on either of them yet.


Because the great games are coming, and it's fun to be a part of a console's life from the very beginning. Both systems are going to get some great games, and they are already offering some neat experiences for the people who have them.

Of course, I just got around to buying a PS3 this year, so that's all academic to me.
 
2013-12-27 11:16:10 AM  

way south: NicktheSmoker: way south: Who the hell would give someone a ps4 for Christmas?

/I know we're running out of coal, but still...

Even worse, an Xbone? Maybe for a dog, but I don't see regular people wanting one.

PC master race?


Yeah I got a nice PC that plays games, nothing next gen yet though.  My PC would make them look sad. But that was more a joke on the name Xbone, as it sounded like something a dog would chew on.

/will probably go PS4 when there are some games out for it.
 
2013-12-27 11:23:04 AM  

frepnog: RaiderFanMikeP: Antimatter: Honestly, when it's free you take what you get.  Never count on your parents knowing what system is what, or knowing not to buy an alternative that the store pushed on them.

or what they saw on South Park!

the south park was prophetic.

/yeah, I do figure Xbox One is going to own this gen, but I figure PS4 will do just fine - but at some point, the Xbox One's superior feature set is going to win out.

//I could be completely wrong.  I also have neither and am in no hurry to pick one up.  Got my WiiU Horiday Bunduru with Zelda the Windwaker HD and a new video card for the PC.  AC4:BF is brilliant.


I think the xbox will defiantly sell under the ps4's numbers, though not as bad as the wii U's numbers.  Outside the Us, it just has no real appeal.  In the Us, it faces a much stronger sony offering and a much weaker nintendo offering compared to last gen.

PC will definitely be my go to for the next few years though, until this system is too outdated to play anything.  Going to be hard ti justify a new build after that though, with me starting a family and such.
 
2013-12-27 11:24:51 AM  
Being my own Santa Claus, I knew which console I wanted and bought my ps4 as soon as a store had one in stock.   I may even buy an X-box one this year too.   So far the PS4 controller knobs are crumbling so I wish they would fix that.
 
2013-12-27 11:26:24 AM  

jso2897: FormlessOne: Warlordtrooper: I would be offended if I got either as well.  PC gaming is far superior.

Word.

I've noticed that the teeming hordes on the plains below have been squabbling about something lately - there have been rising clouds of cheetoh dust and smegma. Wondered what it was about.


I think it's the new 3DS XL. They're pronably racing to see who can collect all the pokemon first.

Or maybe theres new version of the hit game, "Medal of Doody Call : thirteen year old boy with tourettes shouts directly into your ears."
 
2013-12-27 11:29:59 AM  
I can actually understand this.  You don't need to act like a little brat about it, but getting someone the wrong console is effectivly binding them to an entire ecosystem for years...  They effectively have no choice but to reject the gift in most cases...   I know I would reject an xbox one if I got one...  well, I would go sell it an get a ps4 is what I would do.
 
2013-12-27 11:46:13 AM  
I actually returned my unopened launch-day PS4 back to Best Buy on Christmas Eve. I was intending to flip it, but checking the CL prices a few times per week leading up to Christmas made me reconsider. The total cost with tax was about $450, and units listed for $480 weren't even moving, but it's still sold out everywhere.

I wasn't going through some hassle just to make $30. I still have bunch of PS3 stuff to get through anyway.

Hopefully, someone was able to make some kid happy Wednesday morning.
 
2013-12-27 11:46:51 AM  

The Larch: Millennium: Sorry, Subby, but your scenario is too far-fetched. I just can't imagine wanting an XBox One or a PS4.

Well, that's because you're not the in the target market of "35 year old men who live alone and brag about their latest electronics purchase to their coworkers."


... that stings, Larch. That really stings.

/Just 30.
//Works in tech reporting, wasn't actually sold on either system until he  reviewed them, got an Xbone because of the handy media features.
///I also cook and listen to death metal, I HAVE LAYERS!
 
2013-12-27 11:46:53 AM  

frepnog: RaiderFanMikeP: Antimatter: Honestly, when it's free you take what you get.  Never count on your parents knowing what system is what, or knowing not to buy an alternative that the store pushed on them.

or what they saw on South Park!

the south park was prophetic.

/yeah, I do figure Xbox One is going to own this gen, but I figure PS4 will do just fine - but at some point, the Xbox One's superior feature set is going to win out.

//I could be completely wrong.  I also have neither and am in no hurry to pick one up.  Got my WiiU Horiday Bunduru with Zelda the Windwaker HD and a new video card for the PC.  AC4:BF is brilliant.


Good idea. I was infromed recently that the WiiU is clearly going to dominant the console wars for this generation.
 
2013-12-27 11:57:45 AM  
Just spent Christmas at the in-laws. The one BiL got a Xbone. The other got a PS4.

Unfortunately for the latter, the PS4 was afflicted with the PBLoD.

The Xbone worked out of the box, but between Ryse and Forza, I wasn't really impressed. Pretty games, but meh in terms of fun fun factor for me. There were also funny errors that kept popping in during account management ("Something has gone terribly wrong, please try again later").

I wasn't impressed enough to be jealous - I have no problem with waiting until next year when more games are available.
 
2013-12-27 01:06:08 PM  

FarkedOver: This is exactly why I won't get any XBox system.  The people that play online are the worst.


PC gamers are just as bad. Try playing DOTA for 5 minutes and you will get more hate than a day of playing halo.

It's people in general no matter what type of interaction that are the problem.
 
2013-12-27 01:13:45 PM  
I spent $940 on a best buy xbox one bundle for the nephews and had to return it because they told grandma to shut up. Not so CSB. Also paid cash but they have to mail me a check because it was over 500. Even less CSB.
 
2013-12-27 01:26:31 PM  

Elegy: Just spent Christmas at the in-laws. The one BiL got a Xbone. The other got a PS4.

Unfortunately for the latter, the PS4 was afflicted with the PBLoD.

The Xbone worked out of the box, but between Ryse and Forza, I wasn't really impressed. Pretty games, but meh in terms of fun fun factor for me. There were also funny errors that kept popping in during account management ("Something has gone terribly wrong, please try again later").

I wasn't impressed enough to be jealous - I have no problem with waiting until next year when more games are available.


Mine did that at first, the BBLOD, but a hard restart of he system fixed it.  Seems like it just has issues with that first patch.

Since then, it's been gravy for me, minus some issues with SN going down due to traffic post holiday.

Waiting till the libraries of both improve does sound like a good idea.  Luckily, both have some nice games hitting in the spring, and should have updated firmware by then as well.
 
2013-12-27 01:26:51 PM  

Warlordtrooper: I would be offended if I got either as well.  PC gaming is far superior.


i3.kym-cdn.com

I too am a member of the master race.
 
2013-12-27 01:39:52 PM  
Well I got fark all, and with my birthday coming up in a week I can also expect to get nothing. So for all the spoiled wee coonts out there:

icanhasinternets.com

Oh, and as most assuredly it was originally intended, that is for Ajax as well.
 
2013-12-27 01:52:09 PM  

limeyfellow: Good idea. I was infromed recently that the WiiU is clearly going to dominant the console wars for this generation.


not the point, really.  I upgraded my pc, so now I can play current and next-gen games visually equivalent to what is on Xbone\PS4 so I can hold off on those things for a good while, and I like me some Nintendo characters, so I wanted the WiiU.  Smash Bro's, DKC, Mario, Zelda and the like.  I'll miss out on some console exclusives, sure, but not really worried about that.  I have MORE than enough games to play NOW, and more than enough are coming out on pc\WiiU to keep me entertained for years.

Currently playing on PC - Assassin's Creed 4, Walking Dead Season 2, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Saint's Row 3 (yeah, it's old, who cares), Dead Island, Skyrim, lots of others

On WiiU - playing Zelda the Windwaker HD (have no other games yet).

I'll be fine.
 
2013-12-27 01:58:51 PM  
These tweets are 100% legit and serious.
 
2013-12-27 02:00:50 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Warlordtrooper: I would be offended if I got either as well.  PC gaming is far superior.

[i3.kym-cdn.com image 680x382]

I too am a member of the master race.


I guarangoddamntee you that if someone GAVE you one with a couple of games that interest you, you'd have fun playing it. Don't even try to tell me you'd sit there biatching about how much better it would be on PC and they're stupid for getting it for you. Hell, you can say that and it'll just confirm my opinion of you: pigheaded, stubborn asshole.

What the fark is wrong with you people? Does your PC have a gatling turret that pops out if it detects a console and destroys it? Do consoles have cosmic ray cannon that annihilate PC hardware if they get close to it?

No, they don't. Fark that, and fark you for promoting the idea that you have to be "loyal" to a PIECE OF HARDWARE.

I play Gran Turismo on my PS3, GTA 5 with my friends online on my 360, and Black Flag (or Hearthstone, or Kerbal, or...) on my PC.

PC enthusiasts act superior, but they're douches as big as any console fanboy. Get the fark over yourselves and play what's fun. You know, the POINT of recreational software.

/cannon is the plural of cannon
 
2013-12-27 02:03:54 PM  
Imagine getting a PS4 when you wanted an Xbox One. Christmas is ruined saved.

FFT.
 
2013-12-27 02:03:59 PM  
In the future, botnets won't be for spam or DDOS attacks, they'll be run by online "news" sites to create bullshiat twitter trends.
 
2013-12-27 02:04:40 PM  

grinding_journalist: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Warlordtrooper: I would be offended if I got either as well.  PC gaming is far superior.

[i3.kym-cdn.com image 680x382]

I too am a member of the master race.

I guarangoddamntee you that if someone GAVE you one with a couple of games that interest you, you'd have fun playing it. Don't even try to tell me you'd sit there biatching about how much better it would be on PC and they're stupid for getting it for you. Hell, you can say that and it'll just confirm my opinion of you: pigheaded, stubborn asshole.

What the fark is wrong with you people? Does your PC have a gatling turret that pops out if it detects a console and destroys it? Do consoles have cosmic ray cannon that annihilate PC hardware if they get close to it?

No, they don't. Fark that, and fark you for promoting the idea that you have to be "loyal" to a PIECE OF HARDWARE.

I play Gran Turismo on my PS3, GTA 5 with my friends online on my 360, and Black Flag (or Hearthstone, or Kerbal, or...) on my PC.

PC enthusiasts act superior, but they're douches as big as any console fanboy. Get the fark over yourselves and play what's fun. You know, the POINT of recreational software.

/cannon is the plural of cannon


YHBT HAND
 
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