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Why X-Box One

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The stars were right, and we bought a next generation console yesterday – an X-Box One.

There were financial things that lined up – credit card rewards, a great sale at the store (buy a console, get a free game! Hello, Tomb Raider!), and even a coupon for a cheaper controller (because, there’s two of us gaming…). And hey, Fallout 4 came with it, why not? We chose one without a Kinect, we liked 1TB over 500GB… but all of these are just pieces on the what we got.

But why get it? What moved us this way? We’ve talked before about considering the new generation – and when we reached a decision point on it before almost two years ago, we bought a PS3 instead to play exclusives we missed there… many of which are sitting on a shelf still here in the house… So what changed?

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Catching Up – Video Games We’ve Been Playing Since We Got Our PS3

I feel like we’ve played a lot of video games lately – I think we moved into a video-game phase when we bought a new (for us) console, the PS3. And I don’t feel like we’ve written much about the games we’ve played lately, because we’ve almost moved too quickly through them. We’ve mentioned them in passing, as we’ve started them. Or as we finished.

And maybe that’s okay, as many of these games have been out a while. Maybe the point where talking about them is interesting has passed. However, I’m sure there are many games you, faithful reader, are also considering and haven’t played yet. So maybe we’ll spark a thought for you.

Lightning Returns CoverLightning Returns arrived today (finally!) and I have a feeling it is going to consume our time, and pull us away from other games. Which is too bad, but it also means I kind of want to get these games out of my system before we move completely on! So here’s a lightning round (pun intended?) of the games we’ve been playing lately, my quick thoughts and recommendations on them. Onward!

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Console Search – PS3

We’re starting to see the new consoles at the stores, or at least the gaps where they should be, and we’re still not sure what our next console is going to be. PS4? X-Box One? Wait for a Steam Box? Grab a WiiU?

We’re staring down the end of the games for our current console, as well. The last X-Box 360 game I think we are really looking forward to is Final Fantasy XIII-3: Lightning Returns. And we have a lot of a backlog we’re still working through, both some good-looking co-op games and some single player ones. Some of us beating and playing games the other has played. And plenty to replay.

But it’s time to be thinking of new consoles, it seems, and so we’ve done some looking and thinking. Some wish-listing. And it seems that the time may not be better to get one of the current generation’s consoles: there are lots of multi-game packs, and prices are dropping. So our next console may very well be a PS3.

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