Greg Zeschuk of Bioware believes consoles could be a relic of the past as more players turn to portable devices to get their game on.
it has dual analogs, massive storage, next-gen calibre 3d gfx, nuke-based batt and hdtv out
Lol PC is the future
I don't think I'll being trading my 42" screen in for a 4" one anytime soon.
I can't stand portable gaming. I am really starting to hate all this 3DS, Iphone, PSP crap. Leave gaming on Consoles and PC's please. Handhelds are small, uncomfortable, have terrible controls, shitty graphics, and most of the time the games feel sub par compared to console games. That said, Chains of Olympus was great, it was also one of the only handheld titles I've been able to finish because I wasn't completely put off by infuriating controls and lack of dual analog sticks.
"Handhelds are small, uncomfortable, have terrible controls, shitty graphics, and most of the time the games feel sub par compared to console games. " Well then aren't you glad you weren't playing video games in the golden-age. for F sake STFU.
ive been playing GTpsp and socomftb3 lately more then my ps3 games. i can deal with the controls in ftb3 because the 4 player coop and online is awesome (and i am hardcore like that), such a great game tho. psp has all my great franchises and i love portable gaming but i doubt it will take over console gaming because, well.... Motorstorm3 in 3DHD on a 40+" sony bravia with a stereo system that will wake up the people in china. : D
Wow... The DS has arguably the best software library out of any console in stores right now. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go play Dragon Quest IX
who are you to predict the future Mr.gerg ?.. and who are you to make such comment, the biggest industry analysis ?!! gaming consoles is just started smart Ass... companies are making good money from it .. Portable games is for children
Portable gaming is NOT just for children. There are many good times for portable gaming. I take my PSP with me when flying or traveling where I am not the driver. During slow times at work, I'll have my PSP to pass time. Just last week I was playing Peace Walker in the jury marshaling room while on jury duty. Having said that, I completely prefer to game on my HDTV on a console, and would much rather have had Peace Walker released on console. But to dismiss portable gaming completely as for children makes as much sense as the notion held by Greg Zeschuk.
oh noooooooooo, you can catch me playing socomftb3 online or GTpsp anytime, i play psp alot, on the train, at home etc. its awesome especially if you want new versions of your favorite games (just bought jak& daxter) great new installment if you ask me, im loving it. you must own a psp imo if you are a playstation gamer especially. one of my favorite games this gen was zelda phantom hourglass on DS, awesome game.
lel,the best is to sit down on sofa and play games on big flat screen!
i can't imagine playing myself that colossal battles on PSP. sure, GOW Chains of Olympus was great but not the same level as his big brothers btw, best games are for consoles just look at top 10 metacritic games of this year
You're right..which is why I am sitting in front opf my 40" bravia using my [email protected] a native resolution of course :S I can also play games with any number of controllers on my PC including a wii mote, 360 or ps3 control....I can also use any number of professional grade flight sim joy sticks, or any mouse I choose, or even a speed pad for professional editing and so on... It's good when you can have your cake and eat it too.
too bad PC is mostly for WOW and crysis, when PC gets Uncharted, Gears of War (current), Halo, Red Dead Redemption, Mario Galaxy, Zelda, Demons Souls, Rock Band, DJ Hero, Alan Wake, Killzone, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear then you call me, I'll dump all my consoles and then I play 100% on the PC. You guys have the graphics, the sexyness in games, but...without the games. And no, I don't want another RTS or MMO.
You think PC gamers don't have $300 consoles? Granted they are collecting dust, but thats mainly because the reasons dchalfont listed.
yeah, a lot of PC gamers don't have console. You even mentioned that those who do have consoles don't use it, so what's the point of you even mentioning it? my point still stands, when PC gets games like the ones mentioned above, instead of X RTS or Y MMO then I'll sell all my consoles. EDIT: What was your point in mentioning the price of consoles? because PC gamers are rich and they can easily pay $300 in a console? is that it?
if you want 2nd rate games, more power to you.
i will just stop playing games. I have never been into portable gaming and i never will. I like to chill out on my couch or bed to play games and i want a huge screen not a little one you need a magnifieing glass for
Gaming is here to stay so is pc and portable....but I think portable gaming and cell phones is the future ...and im not talking iphone
Portable gaming can never compare to console gaming.
let us enjoy all the consoles while they last
@ article: lol, Never. although there might be one possible way !
the most hated guy in ds if u don't use poison on that fool.but hes armour pwns off-topic
I'm not going to be playing a DS/PSP in my house. I'd rather play on a big ass TV or monitor with higher quality games.
but it's not the same as gaming on an hdtv with surround sound and high definition graphics. portable gaming is pretty much a watered down version of console gaming.
"Game consoles aren't the future" sounds like something patcher would say. I couldn't possibly give up my 50 inch lcd tv for gaming
Sadly, his statement is more true than most would like to believe... although not in the way he's thinking, I think. Low-power chips are the future, not only because battery tech hasn't improved in eons, but because in the near future (I'm talking like 20 years here), power (electricity, which will be in high demand once oil starts to run dry) is going to cost you a freaking fortune, thanks to huge demand, and not enough supply. Its entirely possible that future consoles could literally be nothing more than handhelds that hook up to your smallish OLED TV, thanks to gov't imposed power limits coming into your house. You think I'm joking. Check back in 20 years.
I love all the content I've played on DS. But I find myself more and more getting out of handheld gaming. And I'd rather play it in HD. Also when handheld games come out, I always get mad they're not on consoles(ie pokémon, third birthday, peach walker, etc) game that should be polished and put on console)
Holographic consoles are the future w/ Holographic discs. :P
The only time i go out is to Asda for fags , the rest of the time i'm on my back on the sofa with a dual shock in my hands. i have got a psp for little cosy totally in bed times but 99.9 % of my gaming is done on ps3. i suppose i could sit on the bench outside asda where i sometimes have a post supermarket fag. i refuse to allow consoles to stop being produced.
Dang that's it if there will be no more consoles then I'll have to play Bear Blasting for fun . http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Good thing for us console players that we actually live in the present instead of the future. I'm thinking if the future means playing games on little tiny screens only instead of my big old expensive wonderful TV, then I guess I won't be playing games in the future.
Consoles ensure we can play games without worrying about having the right hardware. So no. I like my games big as well. Btw; Handhelds have amazing games.
yeah totally disagree with this. I like my PSP but I love my PS3. You just can't have the same gaming experience that you have with booming surround sound and a big screen. I think also a hand held eliminates the social aspect of gaming. How many people here love to just have a few friends over, pop in a game like Modern Warfare or something online, and pass the controller around when you die? That's like a staple of gaming these days.
Totally, and has been a staple for gaming for over 30 years.
My reaction to this can only be explained by this following video.
i agree with him, soon, consoles will become portables, probably you will have a way to plug it on a big screen and use the portable just as a controler, but it's a fact that consoles as we have then today are soon going to disappear...
How is it a fact? On a side note, the majority of people who own a psp or a ds have a ps3/wii/360 The majority of the people who play games on the iphone or ipad are not console gamers. Some of them are, yes, but it's mostly a different audience from that of the big 3 in videogames. Also, if people think cost is a factor in this, the Ipad costs most more than the 3 consoles available in stores.
Game consoles aren't going anywhere. Nintendo showed this gen that it is very possible to make boat loads of cash with a home console. Microsoft and Sony want in on such a thing.
This is my opinion only, but I think in time hand helds will be the future. People said the same thing about desktops vs laptops. Gut feeling says that in time the same parallel will apply to consoles vs hand helds. Doesn't mean I like it though.
Man, i own every handheld there is, and i tend to buy a lot of games for them too. However i have never gamed on my hadheld nearly as much as my consoles.
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