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  • fulton-caie - November 8, 2013 1:45 p.m.

    I think the best thing for the gaming industry is to take away certain games such as Call of Duty and others which I cannot think of currently. Ubisoft should link games, such as the Far Cry series with the Assassin's Creed series, that would honestly make it incredibly interesting and would keep fans guessing what would come next from that universe.
  • Dasoulink - March 23, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    SPORTS...I will use football as a example but it applies to others as well. There are some things that suffer greatly in sports games that next gen can clean up. FIRST...PHYSICS we need to move on with physics in game that can be genuine...next GAMEPLAY next gen needs to address and improve gameplay greatly. and lastly the EXPERIENCE the game in next gen needs to be compelling so that you want to continue to play especially in a league...SO a group of friends get together and want to form a league..Once the league name is picked and the number of owners are established a cap is established for each team, the system establishes a schedule and a draft day is scheduled...AH first issue...10 guys sitting in front of a console for hours picking players? No but this is next gen, you can be notified on phone or tablet that you pick next you can have the AI pick for you based on your earlier settings or you can be notified while your playing another game its your turn..problem solved. Now the scheduling...ah next problem. so.. week one jets at vikings one guy is on ready the other is not ok so the system sends the absent guy a message either via cellphone or on the console. it asks do you want the AI to play for you? How do you want to play it? conservative, all out? or do you want to schedule a time to play? either way games advance every three days or whatever league decides...problem solved. So your team is in the cellar and not playing well, fans are not coming to the games, the AI sends you a message via cellphone time to fire coach? your decision. Your team is playing well and making a playoff push but your star RB just went down, no need to panic enact a trade or free agent pick up via message on cell phone tablet email or console. weather reports for upcoming games come in via cell phone or console message so does injury reports or free agent add or drops and you can even watch highlights of games played so you can prepare your team for next weeks game. If your team makes the playoffs you level up, if you win it all you level up...with things like home field advantage, better field goal percentages, better prepared after practices and easier to add free agents. if you lose you can hire a new coach or gm or just try again. the stats are compiled by SAP and you have access to everything. you can add seats to your stadium, use different equipment such as cleats by under armour or jerseys by nike if you wish with money you earn by ads placed in your stadium or more fans coming to the game cause your team is good consistently. If the physics are life like and the gameplay is good...you have a reason to be always connected and a cause to pay more.
  • Dasoulink - March 23, 2013 10:50 a.m.

    I think I agree with some of the earlier posts,the things described are not really next level. But more reincarnations of existing themes and ideas. It is time to move on. More power better graphics should be a given but it is the experience that needs to be upgraded and freshed out. let us say there is a action adventure rpg. you have your typical choices when you first boot the game such as skin, abilities, gender, race. as you play through the game and you complete tasks you level up BUT...your leveling up and HOW you completed your tasks are being tracked and compiled in a database. SO for the multiplayer aspect of the game which is not mindless old tired deathmatch or CTF but story driven task completion..you can be recruited to form teams...so if you CHOOSE to add your information you can be sent video or text messages in game or via cell phone that a player is putting a team together and needs a sniper or a driver or a warlock etc. so that the multiplayer is online persistent and the completion of THOSE tasks level you up as a team and as a single player. So one multiplayer episodic content consist of three teams searching the ruins of africa for a relic which can change the fate of the world. the first team to complete the tasks gets new abilities, money(in game currency) and level up. so as a single player you get a video message of recruit pause your single player game, and join a team as a sniper and help complete the mission so now as a single player your a better sniper... you earned money and are eligible for next level episodic missions. your ps4 tag shows your level in game and you can be contacted for other missions via cell phone if you so choose. If these consoles are going to be connect to everything and games will cost more money give a REASON why a gamer will CHOOSE to buy in.
  • hfm - March 23, 2013 6:24 a.m.

    How about a new IP idea that doesn't include some form of bastardization of an existing franchise.
  • LordZarlon - March 21, 2013 5:58 p.m.

    I find it interesting that when Nintendo comes out with a new controller the tech media thinks it's the worst idea ever but when Sony comes up with a new controller we are educated on how they are going to "change how we play".
  • Errrrbo - March 19, 2013 2:16 p.m.

    I like the idea of this article, but the article itself kinda sucks. Not in the mood to go in-depth, but most of these are nonsensical.
  • jedisamurai - March 19, 2013 12:09 p.m.

    I find every single one of these suggestions to be terrible. As a whole, I hate social networking, smart devices, and multi-player. The slide to FPS gray-scale universe is bad enough without making everything "smart" and "networked" and "social". I'm going back to playing some real games. I got no time for that kind of garbage.
  • Rub3z - March 19, 2013 1:47 a.m.

    Ahem. Attention, everyone, an important announcement. My reaction upon finishing reading this was: "Meh." -Me, still waiting for the "unprecidented boob physics"
  • archnite - March 19, 2013 6:20 a.m.

    How about a game with breast that just hover through space independent of any woman. We could call it Breasts in Space.
  • Rub3z - March 19, 2013 2:32 p.m.

    Yes, many times yes, because as we all know, breasts are the only part of a woman that really matters. So we might as well just do away with all the extraneous parts, and subject the breasts to the vacuum of space, the better to see the effects of forces acting on them. Genius! :P
  • coyoteDUSTER - March 18, 2013 10:17 p.m.

    I'll be honest, I hope none of those ideas get implemented. Just make good games without all this networking crap.
  • WINNER: Dark Souls - March 18, 2013 11:28 p.m.

    Just because you don't have friends doesn't mean everyone else doesn't. The majority of gamers want to play games with their friends. It's fact. Why do you think COD sells so much every year. There will be good single player games, too, calm down.
  • CUFCfan616 - March 18, 2013 3:54 p.m.

    As Australia still has no decent unlimited broadband plans, automatically downloading games for you seems to be a great way to quickly exceed your monthly data quota before you know what's happened. I'm also waiting to see what limitations Hideo will find with the next gen. Each Metal Gear he makes he seems to be frustrated with limitations in the tech. I'm thinking though that the major change will be that now everyone has a mic and so multiplayer will be changed slightly. Maybe if in Watchdogs you can use an app on your phone to hack into things instead of using it on screen then that would be cool. The Kinect has already shown the limitations of a camera that scans you so that won't change much in the next gen. But yeah, my bet is that things will die down and the biggest sellers each year will be the annual CoD which will have barely changed other than bigger, shinier maps. And Square Enix will blow their budget on the next gen FF's cgi, forget to put a game in there and go out of business.
  • Cyberninja - March 18, 2013 2:51 p.m.

    I don't like the idea of it auto downloading content because that could make things expensive real fast if you had a credit card attached to the account.
  • shawksta - March 18, 2013 2:47 p.m.

    More like better game ideas but nothing that actually has to do with the PS4, some even being able to use the Wii U better like the second screen spy camera, but either way, their nice ideas,
  • Arobadope - March 18, 2013 2:40 p.m.

    8 ways devs and journalists will say PS4 will change gaming 0 ways that any dev will actually use any of the bunk they or journalists said would change gaming.
  • Grivien - March 18, 2013 1:47 p.m.

    Every one of those ideas is totally and utterly moronic. And not one involves actual gaming. NONE OF IT! They don' even mention just playing a fucking game! Some are fucking intrusive and nasty. Pushing games on, is beyond wrong. And I want no one involved in my games. I play solo, unless it's a multiplayer. I don't want to talk to anyone. And I most definately DON'T EVER WANT ANYONE SEEING MY GAMING! You know what gamesmakers should do? Make fucking games! WITH EVERYTHING IN ALREADY, TO PLAY! Make proper games, that are finished, polished, and have the focus on the right things! Gameplay, story, fun, entertianment, solo play. And a game engine that is'nt fucking broken and pushed so far it's breaking! Not graphics, dlc, preorder bonus shit, or fucking overblown graphics! Graphics don't make a game. All you need from graphics. Stuff looks like it's meant to. Don't fail to do things the previous generation could. That's it. If you can spare time to make them better, fine. But if it's a choice between graphics and gameplay, etc,. Gameplay, story, etc is ALWAYS FAR MORE IMPORTANT!
  • peter-joseph-mortenson-jr - March 18, 2013 8:07 p.m.

    *claps* AMEN!!!

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