Startup company MechaWorks has been developing a new gaming console in stealth mode over the past two years. Code-named Full Circle, the console is being introduced at GDC to give developers a first look at the platform.
who will fund this?
Probably not Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo. Maybe HP, Panasonic, or TI?
i could see that.. sounds like a good idea. i would love to be able to rank up my cod account on 360 while at work on a computer
Whoever it is, it will be interesting
It wil flop.
Maybe Intel or AMD or Nvidia or another big hardware manufacturer.
Just a thought.
Oh look, the Phantom Console has a little sister.
I ONLY see Apple making a full-out console that people would be into and that could compete with the Big Three. Some unknown company just seems shiesty.
I See Apple or Google funding this.
This is gonna fail, there is no room in the market for a console 3/4 years into the console war.
teh ps3 is doomz
samsung? apple? who will do it? both countries are held in high regards in their home markets. one can wish.
I could see apple entering the cloud computing gaming services.
I hate streaming & subscription base anything... it's a rip-off!!! However some suckers will bite, then a year later or two later be upset because it disappeared!
This will be bad for ps3 it will end up 4th in the console war.
Do you know how stupid you sound or are you purposely trying to sound stupid because no one can be THAT stupid?!
Have fun playing your mulitplatform games cause that's all you'll have here on out. Unless of course you are one of the suckers who will buy into this new secret console.
Personally I could care less even if Ps3 is 15th because all I care about is games cause you know, ummm that is why I have my consoles. Why do you have your console for, surely not games when all you talk about is sales.
it will be hillarious to see it happened. Do you know how pissed the PS3 owners will be to see their failstation 3 in 4th placed? If not look at the individuals below me that have the PS3 rabbies.
Hooray! Now its all about Xbox 360 Wii And the new console. PS3 has failed along time ago. out of the competition.
most likely "Finally Replacement for The xbox360!" this isnt a japs product so it wont replace any product made over japanese soil,and sounds like it will compete on west based product like 360
MS will have left the console business by then.
Well that's cool. So it's a gaming PC minus the OS? Interesting. Will it have to use OpenGL then, because I doubt it'll use Microsoft's DirectX.
Could support Intel's new API. DirectX and Open GL will work with it or so they say anyway. So its possible DirectX could be implemented.
The console market is saturated by Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony. Even in the handheld market, it's pretty risky to start a console, unless you do something as much attractive and family-friendly as the DS. But the concept of that new console intrigues me, so even if it risks to fail, i want to see what it can do.
a little late the party eh?
maybe the party starts when they get here
Never to late, Look how long it took MS to get to the party.
Now Sony is no longer needed...They are only doing number now...
To wish one competitor was gone in the console market makes you worse than a fanboy.
well this be like Dreamcast where it destroyes current consoles...
Gaming 2.0...Or Phantom 2.0? :p
Wow. This SOUNDS big. I will be keeping my eye on this. I hope it's not something that will fade away after being shown.
So, will Sony and MS fans now join to fight off a new enemy. NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH!!
It's just a new ally for PC gaming.
Only thing though, by design, it doesn't seem to be an aly of Microsoft
You must be the only pc fanboy on this site haha.
Wow, you're pretty ignorant, aren't ya?
No, I'm a PC Fanboy to actually, and proud of it.
Nothing like a true good computer.
Of course he is panada, just look at his name and profile picture, Nuff said.
Everyone's trying to steal a piece of the OnLive pie. I'll be testing out OnLive WAAAAAAAAY before I even consider this.
This seems a lot different than OnLive.
There is already OTOY, Playcast, and GaiKai. Whats wrong with throwing a FullCircle platform in there? :)
Did any of you even read the article? because from I read this new console doesn't even seem to be a console but more of what Panda said a new ally for PC gaming.
Yeah its a console with PC specs, so to play these games on your PC, all you have to do it install the Full-circle software. It brings games to the PC library, but...only people with the console/software will be able to play the games on PC.
"For the first time, cutting-edge games will be able to be played across Mac and PC, as well as the Full Circle Console." There is a console but you can choose to use the service on your Mac/PC as well. I think it sounds really interesting. I'm thinking cross platform gameplay.
Did any of you even read the dam article because none of you have commented on topic so far. and judging by the 2 bots logic the 360 is also not needed any more but then again this has nothing to do with that. You people might want to re-read the article about 500 times before commenting because you seriously misunderstood the article. It's basically what Panda said in the GamerZone a new ally for PC gaming.
fourth least powerful this generation.
I wonder which dev teams even have an interest in creating games for this console.
Scary thought /Sarc
Maybe a partnership with Apple ?????
Please no. It would cost 50% more just because of the Apple logo.
Why do they call it full circle? lol
because when you see it you will turn full circle and walk away...
You did not think that through did you?
ummmm, You do realize Full circle means 360 degrees not 180?
To me Full Circle sounds like I'm getting Dizzy or something.
that's the joke... people said it about the 360 on purpose and someone even made a gif of MJ walking towards a 360 turning 360 degrees and moonwalking away... so yes i do understand that a full circle will leave you facing the console again.
only thing iknow is that, this console* will not have a failure rate so BIG like the Failbox360
There is no room for another console, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have it covered. Anything more will just flop.
If apple puts out a console I think that I will be the first one in line.
LOL, omg 16.1. I was going to say something snooty like that, but, you won it. But I'm going to put my 2 cents in and say that the only way another competitor can enter this choke hold of a console war, is if it were funded by a BIG NAME company like HP, Samsung or Panasonic. Any other company would not get praise or enough buzz.
But it could also mean a world of bad for PC as well. I personally wouldn't enjoy such a "Virtual Console". I believe "cloud" anything is just stupid. I would rather have a physical console with some physical media such as DVD or Blu-Ray. As far as it hurting Consoles, such as PS3, Wii, or Xbox, It will be highly unlikely.
hmm well this seems trouble some and yet making me very exited for a new console to hit the market and show what makes it great. they should probly release it next gen when PS4EVER, MEGA WII, and the NukeBox 720 come out.if it came out now it would be fail, because it joined the party very very late
anyone? lol seriously i think with 3 is enough, even sega knew this and stepped out when ms came in. apple? samsung? or even Toshiba could do it, but i still don't see many support either way. lets just say its too crowded already. if this does take place, than Sony would end up buying another studio you can bet your pennys on that.
would not be surprised if ps4 content abilities come close.