Now, for all purposes I am a big PC gamer, anything a console can do a PC would shit on its parade all day but what I do not like hearing/seeing is people in the industry or hardcore fanboys screaming about how “amazing” these next Gen consoles will be.
I listened to the radio the other night with the presenter going on about the PS4. “the games wil be AAAMAAAZING!, they’ll be much bigger with huge budgets and better quality gaming”.
Then I see on websites the same thing. Hype around that vigilante game included.
Why are people falling for this a third time round?
People are saying titles such as COD will be so much more awesome, Bf4 as well but they fail to see the true picture here. Games will not get better on consoles, they’ll just get prettier.
Now you may be extremely biased for consoles and say I talk a lot of crap but if you step back in time to when consoles were the Ps1 and N64, the likes of Golden Eye and Perfect Dark were in territory that many new games dont even touch on.
When I first played a game designed solely for the PC I was amazed by the freedom and detail put in. I never went back to consoles after this.
Now I hear the PS4 architecture is going to be based around the PC because it is easier to code for. WHAT?
I am pretty sure whatever game, be it Halo, Gears of War or another successful title, the numbers that would consistently play the game online with a PC would dwarf that of the console over time.
Played Bf3 on the PC after the console version? Huge difference.
Games will not get better on consoles, they will stay the same. As long as EA is around, the console market will be the same old, same old.
The only hope in gaming should come from Steambox. That console will actually circumvent EA entirely with Steam. All the advantages of the PC and console, none of its downfalls.[/quote]
The Cell processor was almost impossible to code for. That’s why PS2 games don’t work on PS3 and PS3 games won’t work on PS4.
Of course PCs are better, but who would be willing to pay 1200 dollars for a console? Cheap hardware which you then optimize the shit out of is the solution.
The GPU should be equivalent to a 6970 or so which is still a good card capable of good graphics in 1920x1080. That’s enough for a few years.
Just look at how laughably weak the PS3 and 360 are and how “good” games still look on them.
The best part is PC games ported from consoles will look a lot better. And eventually be able to use more cores than today. And it will be a lot easier to release multi-platform titles.
8 gigs of DDR5 is no joke either.[/quote]
All of this.
Say the rumored price points of 429.99 and 529.99 are true. I have a console capable of displaying things that a PC which costs MINIMUM 2 or 3 times that cost can. I have a console that is far more accessible, that can be the center piece of my home entertainment center with surround sound and a 60" plasma and all that jazz, with absolute ease. Not to mention that unless you build your PC from the ground up specifically for gaming (which most people wont) it can cost you easily upwards of 2 grand for a comparable gaming experience.
Im a PC gamer too, but people who dont think the next gen is going to be awesome are weird PC fan boys who for whatever reason, think console gaming sucks no matter what they do.
Consoles have more games, better games, and more usefullness in a home entertainment setting. And no, the numbers of people playing these games on PC’s could never have come close to what happens with consoles because Accessibility is what its all about, and while the PC literate such as you or i may have no issues with using a PC as a gaming or entertainment device, hundreds of millions of other people do.
And no one is being “fooled” for the third time around. No ones being fooled because the PS2 truly did elevate things far beyond the PS1, and the PS3 truly did elevate games beyond the PS2, and it will likely be the same story for the PS4.
If you have such a problem with it, you can always stick to PC games. Unfortunately you’ll miss out on dozens if not hundreds of great console exclusives in the process.