Cueball999, on 10 December 2012 - 18:25, said:
I remember a long time ago. My first console was an Atari. It had a twist type controller with large plastic cartridges for games. Then I had a Sega master system to megadrive. Then my first computer an Amstrad CPC464. Then the Playstation, sold that and bought the first Xbox. I could go on. I now have a PC I use for everyday use, including gaming to editing my photo's to streaming films. Years ago, a games console was just that. A games console. They were fun and enjoyable. How many people remember the sporting type games where you had to waggle the joystick left and right at about 200 mph to get your little man to run up the track. Then have a nice big blister in the palm of your hand. Today it seems, that game consoles are more than just gaming. You can browse the web, buy films and music "and" play games. I feel that these gaming console's are getting more and more like PC's in terms of what they now do. I think it will get to the stage where people will stop and think. Do I really want to fork out £300-£400 for a console that does what a PC can do (limited of course), when I can get a PC for the same money (maybe add a bit extra for a graphics card), and do a lot more on it. With games being cheaper than consoles as well. Why buy a console when you can get a PC that can do the same thing and do a hell of a lot more. Because of this, I think consoles will die out, or they will change the name from gaming consoles to entertainment center's. I thought I would start this thread to see what everyone else thinks, I thought this would be a nice topic for everyone to discuss.
Just sounds like nostalgia, dude. Sure, some of the old consoles were fun and it's where most gamers cut their teeth but if you go back to play some of those old systems and their games now it is painful. Physically and emotionally.
Nintendo are criticsed becuase they're consoles are so limited in term of multimedia. If MS and Sony tried to sell their systems without multimedia functions, people would throw a fit.
Eddie7, on 11 December 2012 - 05:36, said:
Consoles are boring anyways, it's all about PC and mobile gaming now.
Mobile gaming on smart phones seems to me to be a pretty boring place. Granted, every-so-often something worthwhile or original comes along, but mostly it is the same old stuff rehashed ad nausuem. I think indie and smaller studios are where things are looking interesting. Just think about the cool stuff that has come out this year.