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[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif] [url="http://www.dsogaming.com/news/clueless-analyst-michael-pachter-believes-that-no-one-out-there-has-a-pc-as-powerful-as-a-ps3/"]http://www.dsogaming...erful-as-a-ps3/[/url]

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My Potato will never be as good :(
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Well the processor is something, yes. However you'd be hard pressed to find today's PC games with minimum requirements targeting a 7800 GTX and just 256 MB of RAM.

Though when you consider the trend these days is towards smaller and more efficient machines - tablets and laptops in particular - he does have a slight point. But that is of course assuming the old mindset that gaming is all about blockbuster $60+ titles and nothing else.

Also this dude must've missed the memo about PC games taking on new revenue models (i.e. freemium) or different distribution channels than brick and mortar in the last half-decade or so. If you're basing it simply on the amount of shelf space PC games get at stores then of course PC gaming is "dying." Probably because right to this day, there is no single first party promoting the platform.

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[quote]Of course, this wouldn

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Whoever wrote this article should be beaten over the head with a gigantic grammar book. Damn, that was painful to read.

More to the point of the article, this analyst sounds like a jabbering idiot. It's obvious he knows nothing about technology. He probably just likes the attention.

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Question, when was this statement made?

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[quote name='spacer' timestamp='1349884830' post='595238259']
this analyst sounds like a jabbering idiot. It's obvious he knows nothing about technology. He probably just likes the attention.
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That sums Pachter up pretty well. (Y) He essentially gets paid to take a stab at things. I wish I had that job. :p

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[quote name='MightyJordan' timestamp='1349885070' post='595238267']
That sums Pachter up pretty well. (Y) He essentially gets paid to take a stab at things. I wish I had that job. :p
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If the statement was made last week, then yeah, it seems silly, but if it was made back out in 2006 to 2010, then yes, it is true.

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[quote name='Azies' timestamp='1349885056' post='595238265']
Question, when was this statement made?
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As it turns out, 2009. He apparently said it in a GameTrailers best of 2009 video.

Sorry guys! Should have researched this better before I posted it (same goes for that site). :pinch: I'll ask a mod to close the thread.

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[quote name='MightyJordan' timestamp='1349883553' post='595238219']
[size=4][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Alright guys, let's tear into him once again! ;)[/font][/size]
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Why give him the attention and make a noise out of this complete nonsense?

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Pachter being a ****ing idiot as usual. Not really news.

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[quote name='MightyJordan' timestamp='1349885392' post='595238281']
As it turns out, 2009. He apparently said it in a GameTrailers best of 2009 video.

Sorry guys! Should have researched this better before I posted it (same goes for that site). I'll ask a mod to close the thread.
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It wasn't even true in 2009.
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The Cell processor from a computational point of view is quite powerful, but it's general processing is pretty crap.

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There is no unhacked PS3 out there that can run Linux like a PC :D

who is this toss bag anyway? and why should we care what he thinks?

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Actually instead of closing...

[i][Moved here][/i]

Can't view the video at the moment but is related to the one linked in [url="https://twitter.com/michaelpachter/status/254953539107950592"]this tweet[/url]?

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In a way I agree with that patcher fellow.

Consoles are easy to optimize for when compared to PC's and their broad range of hardware configurations. So in a way, console gaming makes more sense for the development industry than does trying to make a game be playable across a broad range of hardware specs.

However, the idea that PC's aren't as powerful as the PS3 is simple ignorance. My twin 8800GT's have played games with higher detail than anything the PS3 can hope to render in real time.

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[quote name='Denis W' timestamp='1349885970' post='595238303']
Can't view the video at the moment but is related to the one linked in [url="https://twitter.com/michaelpachter/status/254953539107950592"]this tweet[/url]?
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Well that one is linked in the original article, but that's just highlighting the latest episode. It's actually [url="http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/nfv2nv/pach-attack--episode-108"]this one.[/url] So slightly later (early 2010, not late 2009), but still quite old. (The comment is just before the 6-minute mark in the video.)

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The guy was an idiot in 2009, and he still is.
I don't mind people playing on their consoles, but to think for even a second
that consoles are "more powerful" than PCs is just ridiculous. The XBOX has
never beaten a world champion Chess player. hehe
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Yeah, sure....

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=t1Zc2oxijVY[/media]

Suck my PC d**k, Mr. Patcher :D
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[quote name='The King of GnG' timestamp='1349896709' post='595238733']
Yeah, sure....

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=t1Zc2oxijVY[/media]

Suck my PC d**k, Mr. Patcher :D
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Shh, this article was written in 2009.... >_>

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My PC isn't faster than a PS3..... and I'm sad :(

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[quote name='Tony.' timestamp='1349885579' post='595238295']
The Cell processor from a computational point of view is quite powerful, but it's general processing is pretty crap.
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I'm pretty sure a Sandy Bridge-E processor with AVX would eat the cell processor alive.

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