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Microsoft Pulls Down Their Watch Dogs Demo (For Some Reason)

Written by Jeremy Shane on Thursday, November 07 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

Microsoft Pulls Down Their Watch Dogs Demo (For Some Reason)

It's the games that matter, not the console!

Source: Thanks to Reddit user Fixn

There has been a bit of hubbub in the gaming community recently about the next-gen console's resolution abilities.  It seems that aside from the typical back and forth of "This console is better than that console!" It has come up that neither console will be rolling out games at what many hoped would be 1080p and 60FPS.

Many journalists have begun to point out that all this talk about graphics doesn't matter as much as the games themselves when it comes to choosing a console.  Personally, I think they are half-right.  For now, the games will catch people's attention because the games coming out for the first year or so on a console won't be using their full potential and half will be ports from last-gen games.  But once the consoles have a few years under their belt, graphical shortcomings, especially the ability to play games at what some consider standard for current computer tech, will really start to show.

Microsoft however, has doubled down on the "it's only the games that matter," rhetoric, and I for one, am proud of their stance.  You see, they know your choice of console matters so little, that when they uploaded a demo of Watch Dogs to their official youtube account, they used PS4 gameplay.


You see the bottom right corner?  Those are Playstation controller symbols.

Granted, most of these demos are done on computers at this point and not an literal console, but I still respect them standing by their console competitors. 

Wait, I'm getting an update...

Apparently they have now pulled the video, so perhaps I was wrong and things like console choice and graphics do matter in video games.  The good news is that you don't have to endure the new youtube commenting system now that the video is gone.



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About the Author - Jeremy Shane

Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea.  Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California.  When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead.  Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim.  If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.


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