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#76 Eric

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 23:58

I think that consoles designed for specifically for games are on the way out. In the future most consoles will be media players that happen to be able to play games, too.


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 00:06

Are you serious? The current gen of hardware used in consoles was outdated compared to pcs before they were released more than 6 years ago. The ps3 has 256mb of memory ffs. I think the last time 256mb of memory was standard in a pc was pre 2004.


So? Try running a game like Gears of War 3 or Uncharted on a PC with 256mb of Video Memory. PC's require much higher specs to achieve the same quality as consoles. My computer with its 1GB of video Memory and 2.8Ghz i7 can't run Battlefield 3 at the quality it runs on my Xbox without the FPS plumetting to about 10.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 00:16

Are you serious? The current gen of hardware used in consoles was outdated compared to pcs before they were released more than 6 years ago. The ps3 has 256mb of memory ffs. I think the last time 256mb of memory was standard in a pc was pre 2004.



wrong for example when the Xbox 360 came out it had a Tri-core 6 threaded chip in it 512mb of Ram for both system and GPU the GPU was more advanced at the time then anything currently on the market then

in the PC world we had Single core chips same GPUs that the PS3 used the 7800 series we also had on the horizion intel Pentium D but very half assed at it

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 00:20

So? Try running a game like Gears of War 3 or Uncharted on a PC with 256mb of Video Memory. PC's require much higher specs to achieve the same quality as consoles. My computer with its 1GB of video Memory and 2.8Ghz i7 can't run Battlefield 3 at the quality it runs on my Xbox without the FPS plumetting to about 10.


Then there is something wrong with your computer. Consoles also can't run the games at the resolution pc's can. They can barely do 720p. MW2 for example runs at 1024x600.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 00:43

I've never liked Consoles, I've tried friends, even bought myself one (it gathered dust)... I'll always be a PC gamer. (L)

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 00:51

"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.


Not even close. Comparing tablet gaming to console gaming is like comparing apples to oranges, and frankly the two just can't be compared, and to say one (tablet gaming) will overtake console gaming is a silly notion. :p

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:13

Who needs a 4k TV anyway, do you have a theater sized screen in your house? Stupid marketing, it's getting as bad as razors with more and more blades.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:10

I think that consoles designed for specifically for games are on the way out. In the future most consoles will be media players that happen to be able to play games, too.



I think gaming will always be the priority, only Ninty seems to believe consoles should be gaming dedicated. As far as I know, the Wii U can't play DVD or blu-ray, has no DLNA, and can't playback media files (.MP4, .MKV, .AVI etc.) - Some people argue why add it when it costs money to license, but I am of the opinion that these things are all pretty standard and should be included. Ninty wouldn't even have to pass on the licensing cost to consumers, they could take the hit. Although, that is probably sacriligious talk according to Ninty.



You can buy media players now anyway. I'm pretty sure a lot of blu-ray players come with DLNA and support for multiple media file types via USB. It would seem weird if Sony started saying "Hey! Look at our new media player, it's great! It even plays games!" I don't see that ever happening.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:38

The Tegra in the Surface RT, should be able to handle Crysis 3, especially since Crysis 3 is designed to be scalable, far more so than Crysis. The HD 4000 in the Pro however I'm not so sure, but I'm not sure where the intel HD series are in performance compared to the tegra's since Id on't much bother witht he Intel HD stuff.


the hd4000 beats the living crap out of the gpu in the tegra 3

tegra 3: 4.8 - 7.2 GFLOPS 200-300Mhz
hd4000: 166-294 GFLOPS 1150Mhz


I always laugh at the idiots that say tablet and phone games are comparable to console games. give me a ****in break. even an intel hd2000 integrated graphics kills even the best gpu on these mobile devices.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 15:07

the hd4000 beats the living crap out of the gpu in the tegra 3

tegra 3: 4.8 - 7.2 GFLOPS 200-300Mhz
hd4000: 166-294 GFLOPS 1150Mhz


I always laugh at the idiots that say tablet and phone games are comparable to console games. give me a ****in break. even an intel hd2000 integrated graphics kills even the best gpu on these mobile devices.


you have no idae what you are talking about obviously.... having 100+ GFLOPS is BAD!!!! it hurst my batterize lifes! evne on my pluged in console!!! Tablet makers told me so! I can run anything you can run but better on my android tablet and ipad! psh people that think they know stuff with fancy numbers......

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 16:40

all I know is that this makes me consider getting a console again :) http://store.xim3.com/XIM3_p_12.html

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 16:49

Then there is something wrong with your computer. Consoles also can't run the games at the resolution pc's can. They can barely do 720p. MW2 for example runs at 1024x600.


LMAO 1024x600 is lower than the resolution I was using in 2001 :laugh:

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 18:41

LMAO 1024x600 is lower than the resolution I was using in 2001 :laugh:


My resolution now (1920x1080) is lower than the resolution I used in 2001.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 19:02

My resolution now (1920x1080) is lower than the resolution I used in 2001.


yay for fixed resolution monitors! oh the old CRT days where it could change pixel size on the fly... although a lot of them did max out at 2048x1536

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 19:30

Hell no.

PCs are too complex.

Tablets/phones aren't complex enough.

Consoles target an audience that the other two don't necessarily target. Also, I've yet to see the level of innovation that has been seen as of late in console gaming, in PC gaming or phone/tablet gaming... these being Kinect and the Wii in general.