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6 Screenshots That Will Sell You on Next-Gen Gaming

Ready or not, the next-generation of gaming is coming and it's actually not that far away. The sheer power that next-gen gaming consoles boast is nothing short of stunning.

Sony has made their bid with the PlayStation 4 and shown but a taste of what they have up their sleeves. Microsoft is set to do the same later this month with the next generation Xbox.

The proof, they say, is in the pudding. The task remains for Sony and Microsoft to show us what these systems are capable of.

If what we've seen so far is any measure, the community is in for some truly amazing experiences this year. (PS4, Xbox One)

FLGhawkeye  +   1001d ago
As good as these graphics look, PCs have been capable of this for years.
Naate  +   1001d ago
I know what you mean, but it's fun to see consoles getting powerful.
Autodidactdystopia  +   1001d ago
I thought this was what the ps3/360 looked like.

not shadowfall but the rest just look like current games...

I dont get it..

I hope we get smart with shaders soon cause im getting sick of the same models, blinn phong you know the stuff that makes engines look different. this all looks like stuff we already have. we need something groundbreaking.

I remember when fear came out on pc the textures were superhighrez but when the next gen 360/ps3 were released the industry took like 5 steps back in terms of texture quality in favor of advanced lighting and more advanced shaders.

i remember being blown away by the new lighting models etc but when i looked close there was no supporting detail... diffuse texture resolution was tiny masked by normal maps and procedural bump maps etc.

i hope this gen we finally get the super high rez textures along with the good lighting/shading models.

cant wait.
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1000d ago
Being "capable" isn't enough.
Not if it isn't being put to good use by most developers.
The tech may have been there, but it's what they do with it that counts. Art direction and design matter just as much, if not more, than just raw power.

Gameplay, story and art direction are the things that make games memorable and make you wanna go back and play them later. Not resolution or frame rate.
But PC fans see it differently, so I guess we may never agree.
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IcyEyes  +   1000d ago
PC is ... "everything" ...


(yes, the "PC is the best" post/reply/crusade is really boring)

Ps no Sir ... there isn't any game on any platform NOW that can be compared to Killzone Shadowfall ... So enjoy the vision.

Pss I love the graphics of Crysis 3, but KZ:SF is superior.I know that ;)

Psss Awesome collection of screenshot
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bullymangLer  +   1001d ago
so the power was already there. its the art design that matters, not p.c. power.
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BitbyDeath  +   1001d ago
Prove it hawkeye. Let's see some non-modded PC games which look as good as Killzone Shadow Fall. Deliver the pics.
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SilentNegotiator  +   1001d ago
Come on. You can't really think that there aren't any PC games that look better than the upcoming Killzone, can you?
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BitbyDeath  +   1001d ago
Yep, I do. Feel free to prove me wrong though
Venemox  +   1001d ago
Crysis 3 maxed out looks better than Killzone Shadowfall.
thechosenone  +   1001d ago

Dude just prove him wrong by posting up some links and that'll be the end of the discussion. What's the problem? Oh and make sure it's exclusive non-modded PC games please.

(If you ever want to quickly shut down a snobbish PC troll just ask them to provided you with some proof of these super awesome PC games with teh magnificent graphics and you'll quickly learn that they never follow through because these games simply don't exist)
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FFRyan  +   1001d ago
Whats that? I can't see you past the visuals of Star Citizen.
SilentNegotiator  +   1001d ago
If nothing else, you have to admit that this is highly comparable.

And don't call me a "PC snob troll"
I'm always there defending consoles when PC trolls are saying stupid things about consoles.

But the idea that PC doesn't have ANY games that look better than the next Killzone is ridiculous. Furthermore, you can't just IGNORE mods. Mods are available to ALL PC gamers with the system to run them.
BitbyDeath  +   1000d ago
Grass is a bit of a jagfest in Crysis 3 and also there is not much going on in those shots, just scenery so it hardly pushing tech, even PS3 and 360 can play Crysis 3 so it is nothing special.

And the reason i am neglecting mods is because PC is obviously more powerful but my point is that devs are not coding to the full extent of PC and PC's are not pulling off PS4 graphics now, they will but they are not now.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1000d ago
Thanks for the link. I keep forgetting how awesome that game looks so far.

Also, the tech may have been there, but it's what they do with it that counts.
ichimaru  +   1000d ago
are you ill friend? im 100% a console gamer but your off your rocker if you think PC doesn't have games that look better than shadow fall. not to, but do you think SF is thw best game shown thus far? if you do know and I'll link a few games that show pc's true.prowess.
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thechosenone  +   1000d ago

"why are console gamers such a-holes."

Oh I see we're a**holes when we ask you for proof to back your sh*t up but only after you started talking sh*t in the first place.

When is the last time you saw a PS3 user go into an PC related topic and start talking sh*t about how PS3 has been doing that for years and blah blah blah.

We've finally managed to quiet down the xbox crowd on who has the better hardware and games and now it's your turn. lol

And as you can see the PC crowd has had sufficient time to post loads of screens and video to show off the superiority of their platform but have failed to do so for some strange reason... heh.


Star Citizen looks really nice but do you have any others examples? Exactly...
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SilentNegotiator  +   1000d ago
If you had said "An overwhelming number of developers don't make games that are meant to be run by anything much more powerful than the consoles", I would agree.

But PC definitely HAS games that look better than the next Killzone.

And even though Crysis 3 can play on PS3/360, it's definitely not anywhere near as good as Crysis 3 on PC, highest settings.
thezeldadoth  +   1000d ago
why does it have to be non-modded? mods are free and easy to download to upgrade your game. a modded game that looks better than the original shipped game is a problem how? yes many modded pc games look better than killzone shadow fall and have for years.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1000d ago

"When was the last time you saw a ps3 user go into..."

What are you daft mate? All the damn time.
BitbyDeath  +   1000d ago
@thezeldadoth, because it isn't about who is more powerful. PC obviously is and always will be. If Devs really took advantage of PC hardware as people here seem to believe then graphical mods would not be needed in the first place.

PC games are held back by PC machines. You can't go building for a Titan when the average gaming PC is 5-10 years old.

Killzone SF has better graphics and is able to put a lot more on screen because it doesn't rely on any of the previous Playstation consoles to run.

PC can do the same game but every major game PC has gotten is a PS3/360 title with some added framerates and textures. That is no where the same as a brand new game that is not reliant on old hardware.
SpideySpeakz  +   1001d ago
Yes. However, they were never affordable for the average gamer, or the average person. PC gaming never appealed to the general public. The PS4 and Nextbox will give you more bang for your buck.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1000d ago
I paid 600 dollars for my Ps3. That was not affordable for the average gamer or person, that did not give me more bang for my buck.
SpideySpeakz  +   1000d ago
I got mine when it was only 399. Plus, $600 isn't nothing compared to a gaming PC. For you to run anything in medium to high is around $800, that excludes the mouse, keyboard, operating system, and monitor. All total around $1000. Now you can find deals on websites, like CyberpowerPCs, or Neweggs, and get it for MAYBE $150 cheaper.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   1000d ago

I would tell you why you're wrong, but I don't bother dealing with people who lie and generally tell false information to try to get their point across.
SpideySpeakz  +   1000d ago
lol. It isn't a lie. Go to any PC gaming site. Compare their price relative to their specs. If you want a GOOD gaming PC that runs everything on high, you're going to have to pay $800 or more. That's a fact.
thechosenone  +   1001d ago

Really? Can you show me these PC exclusives from 5 years back that had this kind of IQ. I'd really like to see them and hopefully play them...?
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BitbyDeath  +   1001d ago
None of your images work NastyDaddeh.
Also why do they all say Crysis in the file name? Surely if PC was able to beat PS4 for years their would be more than one game?

@Venemox post pics where you think looks better than KZ Shadow Fall.
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Dee_91  +   1000d ago
im really curious too.
I would like to see something other than crysis battlefield and witcher.Some pc dudes make it seem as if a majority of pc games just crap on consoles.
thechosenone  +   1000d ago
Nice try nastydaddeh but that's Cry1 and it's been heavily modded and I should know because I have those same mods installed on my rig right now and I'm not going to mention how poorly optimized Cry1 runs on current hardware. Anything besides crysis?

I've played Cry1 SP many times and not once was I ever in awe of its graphics or set pieces like I was with KZ3.

KZ3 in-game screens.
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Shotcalm-  +   1000d ago
i think next gen is more about stuffing as much stuff into the games while maintaining good graphics :)
kupomogli  +   1000d ago
Even though right now a powerful PC can blow the PS4 and Next Box out of the water in terms of graphics, they won't. Consoles are holding PC games back and it's not going to change when consoles are more popular and make the developers more money.

So Sony saying it's not next gen until they say so. They're kind of right.
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Muffins1223  +   1000d ago
Yes pc's are easily capable of running this but do we see any games that look like this?No...why? Because "next-gen" is officially started when a next generation console is launched and game developers wait for that to start actually making games that look like this.
tigertron  +   1000d ago
Capable yes, but seeing as how many games are multiplat, you won't see PC's true potential unless you have games made specifically for it i.e. Crysis.
IcyEyes  +   1000d ago
Nice looking screenshot
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Heavenly King  +   1000d ago
it depends. Because most games are created on consoles and ported to PC. Those games dont look like that.
Mini0510  +   998d ago
clearly just trying to start flame wars. gtfo
crazypenguin08  +   1001d ago
Really excited to see what Xbox is going to reveal on the 21st, hope COD isn't a let down
Naate  +   1001d ago
Hopefully they'll have a strong showing, I want to see that new engine.
MasterCornholio  +   1001d ago
Im excited for real next gen.
Dj7FairyTail  +   1001d ago
excited for graphics.
I PLAY GAMES for GAMEPLAY not Visual aspect.
Games are not power points.
Skips  +   1001d ago
Agreed. Seems like the people disagreeing think visuals matter more in a game than gameplay or story. LMFAO! XD

Story = Gameplay for me.

If one is lacking, all would be forgiven if the other exceeds my expectations.

Take Deadly Premonition for example, HORRIBLE gameplay but awesome and intriguing story. lol Or Demon's Souls, HORRIBLE story but awesome and unique gameplay. :D

Then A.I., physics, art style, immersion, music etc. etc... As long as all if not most of the above are great, then I could barely give two flying f**** about how realistic things look in my game. XD

As for story. Not many PC exclusives have great stories that I haven't already played years ago...
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stuntman_mike  +   1000d ago
it's the game as a whole that matters not just one aspect like graphics or story. when you put crysis 3 up to other games it pales in comparison. it may have high resolution graphics with lots of detail but the rest of the game falls apart completely.

even with all these next gen games coming up, i still think The Last of Us is gonna be something special.
2pacalypsenow  +   1000d ago
Thats like saying I have sex for the sex I don't care if its with a 300 pound russian woman with a missing leg . And if everyone had your thinking we would still be playing with NES graphics
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gk07  +   1001d ago
wow somehow i think ive seen this lol
monkeyfox  +   1001d ago
they don't look THAT great really do they? Bad screen shots i think...
grassyknoll  +   1001d ago
Improved graphics is a bonus, but it's about the scale, scope & animation of next generation that's really grabbed me. Lots of RAM & bandwidth is going to make the next generation very exciting indeed.
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Godz Kastro  +   1001d ago
Looks current gen except for kill zone.
MidnytRain  +   1001d ago
They're all the same color.
PurpHerbison  +   1001d ago
Can we see some screen shots that aren't that small? Where are the 1080p shots at?
SharpPixel  +   1001d ago
It takes more then an image, lets hope game play evolves as much as the graphics have.
ChronicMW  +   1000d ago
Awesome screenshots! I can't wait to see what new things this new-generation brings.
Mogwai  +   1000d ago
They're all bullshots anyway, just add aliasing and a few off textures and you'll be good to go.
linkenski  +   1000d ago
The Witcher 3 looks great, but when looking at those distant mountains i can't help but think that Skyrim looked more detailed.
This is good stuff, but overall i don't feel impressed. I know i will when i'm actually seeing it for real though.
PAYNEinc85  +   1000d ago
I hate screenshots. They always look so much better than actual gameplay. They polish them so much. Look at farcry 3 and Skyrim for example.
DivineAssault  +   1000d ago
yep, im sold.. PS4 all the way.. Finally games will look similar to the high res screenshots they show in magazines & the net
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taquito  +   1000d ago much as I want a ps4, and as happy I am that the consoles are FINALLY getting a refresh, (was needed 3 years ago), these screens literally have nothing on pc from years ago even , and that just blows everything ps4 will ever do away

ps4 will be about on par with a 3 year old gaming pc, not a bad thing mind you, still 10x more powerful than ps3
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shuuwai  +   1000d ago
fyi most in-game demo videos show at e3 are run on pc, hence why it looks so pretty.
It's easier to make a console game over a pc. It's made for one unit, less programming and debugging. The good new is sony and xbox are using x86, we might see lots pc dev jump on these systems. We might even see Ghost Nova on the ps4 and next xbox. I just feel bad for Nintendo.
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KontryBoy706  +   1000d ago
I don't feel bad for Nintendo. It's their own fault.
-Gespenst-  +   1000d ago
You're a fool to be sold on screenshots (which have probably been doctored) and on graphics alone.
Relientk77  +   998d ago
I want Thief

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