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[color=#333333][font=OpenSansRegular,][size=4][url="http://mp1st.com/2012/11/07/wip-is-console-gaming-doomed/"][size=6]Is Console Gaming Doomed?[/size][/url][/size][/font][/color][/center]
[color=#333333][size=4]There is no denying that consoles are designed specifically to make the user experience as simple as possible. That is their purpose and it

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PC gaming will die first, following by console and eventually replaced by tablet gaming..

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tl;dr.

No they aren't, 1080p TVs took years to become the norm, and technically they still arent as companies still sell sub 1080p TVs. This gen managed fine with 720p and sub 720p games.

As long as they can do 1080p with all the bells and whistles turned on there won't be a problem, by the time 2k/4k TVs become mainstream and as cheap as 1080p TVs are the PS5 and Next Xbox will be out.
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If consoles died, the whole industry would be in trouble. Like it or not, publishers and devs probably make most of their money in the console market. We're seeing some movement towards mobile/tablet gaming, but, in my opinion, most tablet games seem to be the same idea over-and-over again. There was a time when it was fun and interesting, now I just feel like we've seen it all before.

Consoles will be fine. People seem to accept they're not as powerful as PCs and are willing to sacrifice power for useability.

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So long as there's millions of punters spending

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You are going to have to wait until all of the next generation consoles are available to the public to answer that question.

4K is just crap on TV and movies. You would need to have a screen as big as a wall to really make use of that and the only people who are going to have a TV that big is someone that is rich.
1080p is enough right now and the prices of 4K TV's are going to be like 3D TV. So, I don't think the public will be interested. It's a waste of money and a waste of bandwidth.

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1080p will be standard in the next gen and judging by this gen will last 7-8 years, and it was this generation of consoles that MADE 1080p the standard, alongside the bluray war. There are a handful of ludicrously expensive 4k sets in the wild, and absolutely no reason to purchase them as there is no content for them in production.

While we may have 1080p, we are missing a lot of fidelity in texture resolution, compression ratios, physical number of polygons etc etc meaning that while we have sort of crisp graphics, the human technology (ie, the creative skills to come along side it and draw the best out of it) still have a long way to go.

Console gaming will be fine until we can max all of that out. We're more in danger of being drowned in a see of unoriginal annual call of duty games than not having a console in almost every home.

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I am sure game consoles will keep up (hardware just [amazingly] keeps on getting more powerful), but I presume the demand for HD 1080p TVs will still remain strong for the next few years to come, even if 4K and 8K ($$$) TVs are introduced next year. I personally don't see the point of upgrading to a unit with a higher resolution (than 1080p HD) - movies and games look great on 1080p, even on a projected 150" screen.

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[quote name='lomas' timestamp='1352368758' post='595305799']
PC gaming will die first, following by console and eventually replaced by tablet gaming..
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Lmfao. Oh wait, are you being serious?

PC gaming isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Which means consoles will be around at least just as long. Tablet's have a LONG way to go before they're viable gaming options. Aside from being able to provide high end graphics for longer than an hour of straight gameplay (obviously I'm over exaggerating), the mainstream games currently out there require a little more involvement than "touch". *rolls eyes*
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I've seen plenty of big TVs out there which aren't 1080p - so while yes, 1080p screens are cheap, I'd hardly call it the de-facto standard across every TV.

Secondly, you say your PC will be at least double the horse-power of a next-gen console. While, in terms of raw horsepower you are correct. However, build a computer with 256MB system RAM, a CPU nearly a decade old, and an 256MB nVidia 7600 GT, and get it to run Battlefield 3, Crysis 1/2, or any AAA game in the last 2 years, at any resolution above 480p @ 30 FPS. Tru-fax: it's not going to happen. My point being is, while PCs are awesome at running the current-gen games at a graphical fidelity that will destroy any current-gen console, it costs more to begin with and costs even more to maintain that gap.

If you look at games like Halo 4, Battlefield 3 or Crysis 2 running on PS3/360, while they don't look as good as their PC equivalents running on max, the fact that 7 year old hardware is able to pull it out [i]at all[/i], while looking quite respectable, is very impressive. Consoles have longer legs then you think. 720p was the target benchmark for games this generation and it's only recently that games needed to pull off sub-720p to really squeeze out the maximum out of the console. Considering 1080p HD 3D is now the rumoured benchmark for games next-gen, who's to say that a few select games (here's looking at you, Virtua Tennis 5!) may even be able to pull off 4K without 3D?

I genuinely think the next generation of consoles are going to blow our socks off. RAM is becoming incredibly cheap - even 8GB of DDR3 1800Mhz RAM is under

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1080p + becoming common? 1080p isn't even widely as common, since there's lots and lots of of SD televisions still being sold, even now; also it took some time for the TV prices to go down.

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Consoles may die... but when that happens they always go for a reliable platform, which is the PC.

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[quote name='lomas' timestamp='1352368758' post='595305799']
and eventually replaced by tablet gaming..
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[img]http://perfectlycursedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/biden-shaking-head.gif[/img]
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[quote name='warwagon' timestamp='1352382351' post='595306099']
[img]http://perfectlycursedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/biden-shaking-head.gif[/img]
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lmao
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Yeah, consoles are dead, touchy-touchy toys and $0,99 apps are the future of gaming. For sure. No really. Oh, and PC gaming is dead as well: at least 5 times this year, the last time I checked.
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[quote name='lomas' timestamp='1352368758' post='595305799']
PC gaming will die first, following by console and eventually replaced by tablet gaming..
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Ha! Your funny, sir! I would love to see a Surface play Crysis 3!

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[quote name='Tyler R.' timestamp='1352384797' post='595306153']
Ha! Your funny, sir! I would love to see a Surface play Crysis 3!
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Don't be ridiculous. Everyone knows it will ONLY run on Android! :p
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Sensationalist article. Enough said.

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Smart devices (phones, tablets, etc) are cutting in on both pc and console gaming, however I don't think it will replace at this time, or for a while.

As long as high speed internet / infrastructural is an issue: high costs, not available in all area's, etc. the industry's dream of renting / purchasing license and it being streamed to your device (tv or computer) is aways off.

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A $900 computer built today will probably not be as powerful as the consoles when they come out if the trend continues from generations past.

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[quote name='Praetor' timestamp='1352377687' post='595305963']
1080p + becoming common? 1080p isn't even widely as common, since there's lots and lots of of SD televisions still being sold, even now; also it took some time for the TV prices to go down.
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LOL WAT? I could go to every store in my entire city and there would be ZERO standard def TVs for purchase. 720p? Sure, lots of those but that's still HD.

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[quote name='Muhammad Farrukh' timestamp='1352368195' post='595305793']

[color=#333333][font=OpenSansRegular,][size=4]Currently, I

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[quote name='Egocentric' timestamp='1352369830' post='595305825']
So long as there's millions of punters spending

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[quote name='warwagon' timestamp='1352382351' post='595306099']
[img]http://perfectlycursedlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/biden-shaking-head.gif[/img]
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"unfortunately" tablet and phone gaming is the next big thing and is quickly taking over console gaming, though atm not eating into console gaming as that category is also still growing.

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Consoles will be here for ever (in my lifetime) just like it said at the top, the game is designed for the console, you know when you play it, it'll work and meet the specs etc.

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