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Submitted by Proeliator 1293d ago | opinion piece

The Elusive Next Gen: The Depressing Potential Ending of Console Gaming Itself

OXCGN:

"E3 was a fizzling disappointment.

The launch date of the next generation of consoles is still unknown.

The economic crisis is causing innovation to be too risky and every week we hear of more studios cutting back staff or closing.

For lack of a better description, we’re at the ass end of the longest console generation in the history of the industry, and it’s utterly depressing." (E3, Industry, Next-Gen, PS3, SmartGlass, Wii U, Xbox 360)

gaminoz  +   1293d ago
I never looked at it like delaying the next gen was making gaming stale. I just didn't want to have to buy another console! I don't have the money!
Kin23g  +   1293d ago
Well, whatever happens .. I think we'll adapt, eventually.
BadCircuit  +   1293d ago
It makes sense. Ubisoft said the same thing.

I still see a place for consoles. I'm just not into sitting at a PC to game.
Proeliator  +   1293d ago
Poorest PC gaming argument out there.

To each his own. I enjoy being at my desk just as much as on my couch looking at a TV.
BadCircuit  +   1293d ago
How's your posture :p I have a crappy office chair.
ginsunuva  +   1292d ago
You can hook up a pc to your tv via hdmi and connect a wireless controller. Not very hard.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1293d ago
Why does everyone think consoles are gonna end? I think consoles will always be around since some people who just casually play games wouldn't wanna spend alot of money on a PC. Consoles are simple and easy to use.
LOGICWINS  +   1293d ago
And THATS the biggest misconception about PC gaming. You don't HAVE to spend a fortune to game on a PC. You can build your own PC, that plays every game currently on the market on its highest settings, for about $800. The problem is that your average consumer isn't saavy enough to do it.

What people don't realize is that buying a decent gaming PC from an established retailer like Bestbuy or Amazon will ALWAYS be an expensive endeavor because they will convince you that you need things that you really don't. Alienwares for example are a ripoff. Their expensive only due to their name..much like Apple.

Btw, your forgetting that there are more PCs in households than there are consoles. Its only a matter of upgrading something that you ALREADY own.
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Salamander  +   1293d ago
Im not a saavy tekhead, and 800$ is still alot of money- i spent 1400$ on my PC 4 years ago and its now outdated. Your right, i could have spent half that amount and got it built but alas i dont how to do thatt.

Consoles are simple and easy to use. I pay 400$ and thats it i use it for 5 years+.
WeskerChildReborned  +   1293d ago
I don't think it's a fortune but consoles are cheaper so yea.
LOGICWINS  +   1293d ago
^^Both of you make valid points. Consoles ARE still cheaper, however, consider the fact that more can be done with a PC than a console such as
efficient web surfing/email, creating documents
,deep photo editing etc.

And you also have to consider Steam. The deals on there are incredible. Hopefully it comes to consoles one day.

Btw, Salmander, neweeg.com helps people build their PCs from the ground up. Great site.
ChunkyLover53  +   1293d ago
Consoles will always be around in a fashion. I don't see how with bandwidth caps and speed issues how it could be any other way.

I see both options being offered, but I think it'd be foolish to cut out people just because they want a physical product.
rufusman91  +   1293d ago
I hope Steam is on the next consoles.
BootHammer  +   1293d ago
I'm hoping things turn around for all and in a few years we are rocking some excellent titles on the Wii U and next gen Microsoft and Sony platforms! Gotta keep it positive ;7 Lots of cool tech out there with talented devs behind it.

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