VB - The next generation of gaming is here, but not everyone is thrilled about it -- and not just because the Xbox One is a scary vision of our future.
Get ready to rumbleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! E3 will be awesome.
actually this is the most exciting game gen for me...now that the PS4 is being made by Mark Cerny, a genius software (game designer, programmer) and hardware creator who has a good understanding of Japan and the West gaming history and culture. Sonic 2, Crash Bandicoot, i.e. were popular hits both in Japan and the West As consultant for PlayStation machines he has a good grasp of what works and what does not for console gaming. He is indeed a Renaissance Man get ready for a real revolution in gaming with the PS4!!!!
Yup the guy has so much experience in gaming & hardware its ridiculous how he can have so much knowledge & still be able to focus on creating awesome games. I think knack will be the next crash on steroids lol. The game just looks so awesome.
I'm quite a bit more excited about PS4 than I was for PS3. Letting devs have a hand in the design was the best thing Sony could have done and it will pay off.
Totally! With Mark talking to the shenmue developer will I finally see a Shenmue 3? 0_0
E3 - my favorite time of the year!!!
Ps4.... 4ck the world.
This will be a hell out of a month! I will get to enjoy two weeks summer break, TLOU, GoW: Ascention, and E3! C'mon 10 June I'm sick of waiting
Only 2 weeks? That sucks man. Summer school?
Brand new exciting generation is catching up on PC gaming.. Well.. PC gaming from 5 years ago... Hopefully the PS5 will cost less and be better than my 5 year old computer..
lol pc gaming will never match console gaming!
You mean match high costs with a lack of functionality? By that definition then yes. PC gaming can never match how useless, costly and overrated the consoles are.
I mean match franchises like Tetris, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, Mario Bros/Kart/Party/Smash~, Zelda, Metroid prime, Uncharted, God of War, Halo, Golden Eye, Silent Hill, Gran Turismo or Metal Gear Solid, to name a few. Sure some of these franchises have one or two titles ported to pc, but if you want to enjoy e.g. the whole mgs saga you have to get a console. But I guess you prefer games like CoD, Battlefield, WoW, Dota/HoN or LoL... the bright future of pc gaming
Bob Dole is a PC gamer at heart but without consoles there is no way PC would have as many games coming out for it as it does. There are very few PC exclusives out there and they're great, but there are so many console exclusives you're missing out on. The only reason Bob Dole still has his PS3 is for The Last of Us and GTA5. Not to mention other games like Valkyria Chronicles, MGS, and Gran Turismo that are unavailable unless *Gasp* you buy a console.
@CynicalKelly With a console, you can turn it on and start playing games. With a PC, you can turn it on, wait for it to load and then start playing games. Which will be choppy from time to time. Yes you will have better graphics, but I had to laugh when you said consoles cost more than PC! The typical person doesn't have a gaming rig. In order to play some of the better games today, someone would have to upgrade. Power source - about $40 for a 500 watt. RAM - about $40 for a 2 Gb upgrade. Graphics card (GPU) - about $150 for a decent one. Processor (CPU) - about $200. Sound card(optional) - maybe $60 So we are at about $490 before taxes. Some of this will be outdated within two years and you will have to do more upgrades to keep up with where you wanna be. But seeing how your PC is 5 years old, I don't think you care much anyway. Consoles get better the longer they are around because developers are able to utilize more of the system as time goes by!
My PC takes maybe fifteen seconds to start and the loading screens are a lot shorter than they are on console. Stop trying to use an old desktop computer to play games maybe? My PC cost £500, 5 years ago and still has better specs than these next generation consoles.. The price is a cop out by people who know nothing about PC games. I will upgrade my computer when PS5 comes around and it will be a lot cheaper than buying an entire new console for the slightest graphical improvement. Consoles only have popularity. Which is a pity because of how bad they are.
PC's are for nerds!
..Said someone on a gaming website. See the irony?
Who seem to be pretty lousy with money judging how much they brag about spending XXX dollars on upgrades.
Most games are made using PC's... -_-
Dude, come on... I'm a PC gamer with a great rig. I prefer PC gaming over consoles. Yet, you'd have to be delusional not to understand that the architecture of the PS4 (Not sure exactly on what all is inside the X1 or how its used) can definitely match current day PC gaming. Everything is dedicated to gaming itself, it's vastly more efficient than a PC in that regard. Meaning that even with lower specs, you can pump out better results than you could with better hardware in a PC. It's all about the design, and how well things flow together.
I actually prefer consoles myself believe it or not. Just being annoying because of my dissapointed in the next gen consoles. But yes, the new architecture of PS4 and Xbox one (Both the same) will resemble the PC more and result in excellent games with better use of Ram and lighting and such. Hopefully it means that most games are better ported or ported from PC and we see less differences or glitches from the process.
No shit sherlock...
There hasn't been any next-gen software relased on PC yet, so I don't see how you can say next gen is like PC 5 years ago. It's not about how high the texture resolution is you know. Playing curren-gen games on PC is like playing PS2 HD remakes on PS3. Just because it's higher resolution, doesn't mean it's next gen graphics. Next gen is going to bring major advances in lighting, real-time lighting, smoke, particle effects, post-process effects, animations and physics. So far I haven't seen a next gen game released on PC.
I said the next gen consoles hardware is not as good as my old PC not the software.. Every game feels like next gen compared to console. The graphics, the controls, the mods and heck, the fact that all my multiplayer games can have more than 12 a side.. But alas, I actually prefer consoles believe it or not. I just felt like annoying some people because I know they hate PC gamers. I use my PC for RTS games, indie games and not much else.
I don't hate PC gamers. I even play on PC sometimes. I just don't see anything "next gen" on the PC. That's all I'm saying. Battlefield 3 looks outstanding on PC, but I still think next gen will bring way more than that.
Comparing games to DVD in terms of exclusivity is a bit silly isn't it? Games cost a lot more than DVDs. If every exclusive were multiplats, no one would buy them all... let's say Killzone comes out the same time as Halo, most people would only buy one of those. By having exclusives it is more likely to sell and it works. How many future PS4 owners will get it for the many exclusives it has? I would bet a lot. It works.
Maybe the author should take up knitting I hear it's all the rage. Pointless article about circle jerking to pc graphics.the consoles are never about cutting edge graphics that you can't get anywhere but rather about games.you know the thing you buy a "gaming"pc for in the first place. The only reason I despise pc fan boys is there lack of taste when it comes to games claiming they are the true gamers when they can't even touch super Mario galaxy, last of us, blue Dragon et all. With a stick. Have fun pixel counting next gen guys
I've seen enough "true" gamers" go back to lol and wow , or the Sims , behind the curtains - and after showing to their "audience" how awesomely their beast can run games they dont give a shit about , asides from bragging rights - to care about how they feel or whaty they say anyway .
Mind you lol wow and Sims are great games, and if they bigged up games you can't get anywhere else that are fun as those then I can sort of agree with them.
I dont disagree with playing those otherwise great games . What cracks me up is the hypocrisy of some . Tech demoing big bad graphical juggernauts they dont even touch when alone . All that's while trolling consoles about jaggies , resolution and what not ... being the ones with true hardcore games , when they play mainstream 2d or very low cost 3d stuff . Of course not everyone does that , but quite a few do .
this so much pc gamers are a bunch of tools all they play is WoW mmo's, any free to play league of legends crap. its free lets all play it and hype it like nnoobs. same thing they did with runescape to. they are playing the crappies most ripped off version of sim city and diablo 3. pc gamers are jokes. they dont even get gta games day one like consoles or red dead redemption at all. they pirate or hack most of all especially nintendo games on dolphin. consoles made gaming the best and this is fact Nes you chumps lol at the people saying this is the worst gen. well what you expect when you got an xbox 360 instead of the ps3. xbox has multiplats and then just release the same 4 games over and over with sequals. you should of got the ps3 especially since its better value with a blueray player that can be used with the hdtv that you better have if you are gaming in the current gen.
Agreed. Consoles have the games, which is what it's all about. Sure watching barrels explode is fun, for all of 15 seconds, but it's no use if their is no game that is Fun too! Crysis may have amazing graphics, doesn't change that the game is awful
I mostly expect jaded drivel from cynics authors . I dunno about you but i havent seen consoles launching with stuff as potentially good as Drive Club , AC4 , Wacthdogs , maybe Infamous "3" , KZ4 and other likely stuff from Sony and MS , in eons . Since the stellar launch of the dreamcast precisely . After that it was always a slur of lackluster launchs with each side of fans making tons of excuse for the missteps and promising better tomorrow . So no , i think were in for a treat next gen
Thats without even touching on the recent rebirth of indie games made on small budgets by small teams but bringing unique gameplay mechanics, storys and ideas to the gaming world :)and I agree all the games you mention look amazing (both visually and as fun games) I want all of them and Batman Arkham Origins will hopefully have a next gen release else I'll have to get it on my PC...
This generation is the worst EVER. Thanks for saving it From Software and Nintendo. I do not have high hopes, but maybe the trend of shooters....oh forget it. It`s too popular in the west. The days of games with depth is fading away. God damn you simple minded people who populates 99% of the world.
Agree 100%. Worst gen by far for various and obvious reasons.
Agreed. FPS, DLC, Season passes, online passes, online as a whole, day one patches, retailer exclusives, lack of real innovation, rising costs in making games etc.
@ Koyes And Sony/Microsoft gamers will support it anyway due to their hatred for anything and all things Nintendo.
Well just because you're bored doesn't mean the rest of us want to hear about it; you say graphics is an element of software like that's a new thing... it's nothing new, the reason the next gen of visuals kicks off when consoles launch has nothing todo with console hardware vs pc hardware... it's todo with developers ahving to make their games for the lowest spec console and scale up from there for everything else. There's only so far you can scale up before the cost becomes too great and it isn't worth the hassel or time or money when only like 0.5% of pc buyers can even see that hard work on their screen. That changes wen new consoles launch, and then the base level you are working from increases, so when you scale up even if you scale up by the same amount suddenlly you have vastly better looking games all round. The reason the reason the graphics wont/can't improve as much this gen as in the past is simple, the relationship between graphics fidelity and power of gpu/cpu etc is exponential. The greater your graphics are the more power your going to need to improve that my ever smaller amounts. Thats why there's more of an emphasis on software these days-we are close to the hardware ceiling for what is affordable and realistic to sell on the mass market-this is also one of the main reasons right or wrong sony and microsoft have waited so long-not just the financial issues.
Sour article...I am very excited about PS4 and XBone, even if I am only getting one of them. I am not as concerned about PS4 DRM as I am about XBone DRM. Even if both systems had same policy, I would still choose PS4 for the world class games studios :)
More 720p with jaggies on its way worth the 7 year wait lmao.
LOL +1 bubble for you mate.
i personally think this current generation was the least exciting generation
Especially since 80% of the games come with lots of bugs, screen tearing, and graphical glitches.
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