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News PlayFirst: Consoles are the niche, not PC

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 30 Sep 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    So basically what he's saying is that console technology could be amalgamated into the TV or set top box?
     
  3. M4RTIN

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    i think this guys a bit behind, you can already stream plenty of media to the 360 and ps3, and even watch freeview tv on the ps3 which pretty much makes it what he's advocating anyway
     
  4. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    *cough*vaporware*cough*

    does no-one remember what happened LAST time? With the Phantom?
     
  5. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms, yo!
     
  6. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    Last I heard it was still going ahead, with Duke Nukem Forever as a launch title.

    :clap:
     
  7. SaNdCrAwLeR

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    oh he's the one a bit behind huh? so the consoles start mimicking PCs in what they do and he's the one behind? heh :duh:
     
  8. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Wha? Is this guy living in his own fantasy world?
     
  9. fargo

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    any way you look at it the console will never replace the pc and pc games so in that vein I think the man has a
    point. that said let me know when consoles can burn dvd's and cd's
     
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    WTF with people?!!!! Console Virus affected humans this days?
     
  11. tech9

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    First I would like to say this guy isn't crazy he makes a very valid point. my pc can out do any gaming system available and it's highly versatile and upgradable which is what gaming systems lack, I have a 360 and love the games that come out but i'm not convinced that the pc should be overlooked and passed by because of it, big gaming companies have been avoiding the real issues and not actively looking for a smart convient ways to solve the problem, they instead use intrusive security programs that may very well violate peoples rights.
     
  12. UrbanMarine

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    Consoles do well because they're simple. Anyone can play on a console or set one up. PCs on the other hand do require basic skills.
     
  13. Whi7eRa66iT

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    Basic skills? Are you serious? Any computer in these modern times require some basic skills. The reason (in my opinion) why game developers are attempting to move away from PC's and into the Console only arena is down to one reason.
    Simplicity
    They can write their code to 1 spec. Where as coding a game for the PC consumer requires a lot of effort in just the video code alone. Just one example for now would be with the Nvidia v.s. ATI war and if AA is used or not and from there, a plethora of other issues come out. It is killing the PC gaming market at this time.
    I for one dis-like console systems greatly. I dislike attempting to use a micro hat to control movement and using most controllers on the market make my hands ache after 15 minutes. I have owned a xbox and a xbox 360 and I still cannot figure out why I bought them. Every time I hear someone say something like, "well, I can do this on my console", I can almost every time respond with a statement like, "And where do you think that was developed on? A PC!". I know this is a huge war between console kiddies and PC gamers, but to ditch the system that brought networked gaming to the masses is just plain short sighted. There is a huge market in the PC world with millions of grown adults ready and willing to plunk hundreds of dollars down for the latest greatest games that will be released. Instead, developers like EA will just toss us by the way side. Fools. If they stopped long enough to write a game and FINISH it correctly, their expenses on development would go down and profitability would go back up. Instead, we get "rush this to market. Oh man, the support cost took a large chunk of our profits away." :wallbash:

    Sorry, done with my rant now.
     
  14. 1ad7

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    I think the reason people buy consoles and not computers is because they dont realize any real gaming goes on in the pc world. Other than WOW how many AAA games do console gamers know exist on the pc? Gta- a year after console.... Sims.... thats about it. They only use the computer for work/homework and music. Any pc can be a TV and Dvd and HD media area and a console and a work machine, for about the same price as a ps3. I bought my ps3 because gta was supposed to be only on consoles again.... they lied... again... Im dumb.... same reason i bought a ps2.... and for bluray which now is reasonable on the pc... We need a commercial or something...
     
  15. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    Simplistic for developing on one platform, sure. But when you have to support multiple consoles in a release this can become quite troublesome. Especially since the APIs and hardware between the PS3, Xbox and Wii are nothing alike. Especially when the tools provided to the developers (looking at you Sony, Ninty) are mostly crap or non-existent. Although they are still controlled environments.

    I have to agree with the rest of your post.
     
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    I have a Great pc and yes i also have a PS3..... and the only reason i have a concole is for fighting games such as SC4 DBZ, Street fighter 4(when it comes out)! RTS, FPS... these games can only be fully appriciated on the pc! O yes, RPG is also not so bad on consoles. So to sum it up... pc gaming will never die! $$$
     
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    Good little article to read but I guess it depends on your perspective. Currently a PC on every desk in every home is not doing too badly.

    I used to watch movies on my CD32 and my Dreamcast was most definitely an entertainment system. One of the first things I did with my Wii is turn it into a browsing/media machine.
    I recently bought an new arcade 360 and instead of buying games bought a wireless access point, hard-drive and a HDMI cable for the grand total of £140. Some kind soul bought me a copy of GTAIV but have I played it? Not a whole lot, Tversity has made sure of that and the original purpose of having a media center for cheap has been served.
    I am sure I'll do the same with a PS3 when I buy one, mostly for bluray and little big planet (which feels like a pc game) but what have I been doing these last two weeks before the 360 came? Completing Assassins Creed, Crysis, and Half Life 2 Episode 2 on my PC.

    In my mind the PC comes first in terms of consideration, especially with the support of larger screens, simple upgrades and better graphics. I need my PC to make full use of my consoles and an entertainment system in the form of a console holds as much functionality as a laptop (which is more of a threat to the PC than the console as technology gets smaller)

    A laptop is excellent and simple, performs a function with extras but does not give the whole platform experience I am able to, and more importantly, want to achieve with a PC.
    I am certainly not alone.
     
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