Epic's Tim Sweeney believes that Valve's Steam operating system and Steam-branded hardware could have a positive influence over the console companies.
Being tied down isn't bad for console gamers. When we get the next gen it is always exciting. When you upgrade our own machine its different feeling. It's all about power for PC according to comments on every website from PC players. Sorry I changed comment..
How does a PC with different specs designed to fit under a tv, influence consoles that are all designed to have the same hardware. They are totally different products.
Its not the specs that he is talking about. Its the red tape that console developers go through to put out updates, patches, DLC, and so on out to consumers. They believe with SteamOS its more direct with noone telling them when to expect their update to be done with certification. Everything submitted to XBL and PSN under goes alot of scanning and checking before it actually gets a greenlight to be put out in an update.
yeah steam come on ! . teach sony and MS all about drm , teach them that owning your game and consumer right is bull.
Funny thing is people hated steam and valve when it first released...now all sunshine and rainbows
Ya I remember the HUGE backlash when it shipped with Half Life 2.
People fear change and new things. now they are over that. Well most of them.
So, basically an upgradable console? What's the point? I'll stick to upgrading my PC, that's what's it there for.. the console is supposed to be closed, true plug and play IMO - I don't want to have go out and buy more memory cause a new console game calls for it.
Yeah its a makeshift PC in a tier system, its pointless really. PC gamers wills till just do PC and console gamers likewise
And to be honest, the folks at epic know squat about the gaming community, they have a great engine, but no clue how to please their fans. look at how they botched gears of war with judgement, and how they left UT to die...clueless really
and the consoles can guide pc's on how not to screen tare because that is my main problem with playing on my rig (1yr old £ 1000/$1500) it annoys me something rotten!
This is a quote about software not hardware you goofs
Oh yes, they can teach MS, Sony and Nintendo about DRM. No thank you. He talks about how developers are being tied down to by the consoles, but that's valid and invalid. It's invalid, because that's why people get consoles. For the simplicity of the system. It's valid, because they tie devs down from making development costs skyrocket at even a faster rate (somewhat).
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