Play-mag: "Isn’t it about time we should at least KNOW about the next generation of consoles from Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo? Historically speaking, yes it is. But I don’t think we need them – and I certainly don’t want them."
360 need to upgrade disc space, Wii needs a HD upgrade if they are going to compete with Sony....If they do upgrade and release new consoles then Sony will have to do the same to compete otherwise they will be behind..... I hope they do not upgrade because I can't afford another console right now.....
this gen is perfectly fine the way it is, people need more time to realise microsoft are the biggest cons going before the next gen starts so microsoft can fail and leave the gaming industry in that gen! and i've got a ps3 3 months ago and love it A pround ps+ subscriber and owner of Heavenly sword Ratchet and clank TOD MAG Reisistance 2 Killzone 2 Uncharted 2 Socom confrontations Ratchet and clank QFB Warhawk Motorstom Pacific Rift White Knight Chorincles LBP with LBP 2 Killzone 3 resistance 3 FF vs 13 ? New ratchet and clank GT5 Twisted Metal? (the game with sweet tooth) plus the move games like move hero's the socerer (wizard game) Socom 4 why would we need to be talking about the next gen now? enjoy the games people sorry about spelling one of my weak points lol on the way why are we talking about the next gen clearly this gen has alot more to offer
Im more worried myself about what there is to play on 360. No interest in kinect at all, it just pointless. Fable 3 is on PC and i would be stupid to get the 360 version. Gears of war 3 out in april 2011 maybe. Thats all i can see that has been announced big games between now and a year away for 360, feels like its winding down
I'd Personally think you should say fuck MS cause paying for online just to play gears dont sound that great no matter how good gears is, pc an ps3 gaming is the way forward microsoft are chasing the wii market and if im right nintendo thinks all the casuals that are to be grained were gained hence why the 3d line up puts the wii's and current ds's line up to shame when it comes to real games,microsoft are crazy if they think casuals will wont to play those type of games everytime they turn on the xbox let them forget about the core, its the core who got them infront of sony now they want to forget that...not wise
Im hoping desperately that microsoft announce a lot of titles for holiday next year like a new PGR or Forza but as it stands right now, the lineup looks terrible and really fuzzy compared to the one that dangert12 outlined above for the next 12 months. I could end up only playin Gears of war 3 next year and for the entire year nothing else to turn 360 on especially for. Feels to me like microosft have shifted their focus onto kinect and away from the hardcore, i honestly didnt expect there to be so little on the horizon i would want. Anyone would want to be truthful
I doubt there will be a PGR so soon as the original devs are no longer with MS and forza kinect is coming out,and i feel your pain it was a combo of ms weak line up and GT5 that lead me to buying a ps3 as i did't actually think much of it when i never owned it, then i sort of woke up and noticed how microsoft takes its userbase for idiots pay for your own connection and not giving devs freedom to do what they want with there content i.e braid theme and vavle updates etc,
I own the PS3 and the Wii...BUT...The 360 owns this gen with the best controller, best on line and the best looking and playing games. The hardcore know that...so does everybody else. I haven't bought a PS3 game all year. They were all rentals at best. The Xbox saved gaming this year for me...just look at the list of games that could be had for a $150 console... Mass Effect Metro 2033 Splinter cell Conviction Alan Wake NEW Xbox 360S Crackdown 2 Halo Reach Fable 3 Kinect ( 25 launch titles THIS YEAR ) M$ world domination... Windows 7 Phone and XBL compatibility ( huge list of games ) PC gaming ( Fable 3, Age of empires...etc ) ALL the multi-plats have sold, played and looked better on the 360. MW2 sold 3 million MORE on 360. I have no idea how you think M$ is conning anyone when clearly they are the only game in town...if your a gamer that is. Sony's been asleep at the wheel this year. The only game I'm looking forward to is KZ 3 releasing in ( ...gulp ) 5 months ( 2011 ) The new machines are inbound...everybody knows that. The tech behind PS3/360 is 8 years old...time to move on. Holiday 2012 will be emergence day for the new Xbox...I'm sure Sony and Nintendo will be there as well...Nintendo may launch in 2011, things are that bad over there.
I respect your right to an opinion outrageous but there is a reason you only have one bubble
ok whatever you say, But imo I don't see 1 game you list I like, the only one probably ME2, but that pretty boring once you finished it
but casuals(Wii/Xbox) need to upgrade to PS3.
It's going to be just like the 3ds. You guys bought psps then you go ape about the power. The 3ds shows up and you all drop your psps on the floor and ask for a new psp. The consoles are the same. If nintendo launches at the ps3s current price or lower with way more power a forward think for games than just features it will crush this gen. On top of this a new nintendo console will sell just so every one can get the new nintendo games. Ms has gears and halo to sell their next box. The ps3 has one last hope left gt5. Only ps3 fans like their exclusives. No one in their right mind wants to play heavy rain again along with many other games that are exclusive. Tech has marched on and so have the tools he'll zbrush has animation tools in it now! 8 core laptops are coming a system on a chip designs with more power than an rsx are about to release. The relaunch of hd systems is going to be a mix bag. Kinect has one game only I want to see steel battalion. That is all. Move will sell to ps3 owners who bought a wii that's not a lot. Hd gamers doomed motion control gaming on their consoles before it even came out. It would be like Sony saying next gen will cost you too much then releasing a next gen system lol. A new system gives Sony a chance to right what is wrong. Sure if you like what they are cooking now then great for you but they are in danger of becoming niche not hardcore. Also Sony needs some thing to push their new fish tubb display that is real 3d with a touch screen and motion sensing.
I think we all need an upgrade in hardware. By todays standard, whatever technology that came out 4-5 years ago is old. People of course don't realize what new possibilities more processing power can do to games. Not only can we get more detailed environments, but also larger environments, smarter enemy AI, true 1080p/720p HD games and a chance to reboot the platform. Because there is good stuff out now, doesn't mean there can't be much greater stuff being released given the right environment and tools! I favor cheaper price and shorter console cycle, similar to PC. I wish (probably will never happen) console makers would treat a platform with tiered levels i.e. 2-3 hardware iteration out there that is compatible with current platform. Want more graphical fidelity, buy the highest tiered one. Don't mind the lower graphical detail, buy the lower tiered one. Then every now and then, the lowest tiered specs get bumped out and a new one at the top introduced.
increase in game development cycles and costs which is not that gud
At this moment in time the next generation can wait
for a couple of years we leave the hardware whoring to the PC players
I agree to an extent. With DLC becoming the new thing and the new graphics coming about, the current consoles will eventually be simply not enough to handle the new technology. You may think that we are somewhat maxed out as far as gaming potential and features go but just imagine, 4 years ago, did you ever thing we would be playing games without the need of a controller (Kinect)? Could you imagine games turning to download? Was extensions to games (DLC) even thought of? Most likely your answers are no. We only know of what we see in front of us. Rest assured, technology in the gaming industry has a long way to go. I'm sure you will yet again be shocked by what they come out with next. You will be bored with XBox 360 and Playstation 3 just like you were with PSone when PS2 came out.
more like 4 years ago would you expect god of war 3 to come out at 720p with anti aliasing when at first ps3 couldnt do hd with anti aliasing
The question was, did said developer know how to program it.
its going to be 3-4 years before we even hear about new consoles and the ps3 will have life maybe 2 years after that
No I'm tired of wasting money on consoles, I want quality games!
Well they all have a really big install base so I don't think they want to start over now.
Its time to show us the next-gen and be ready for next xmas. Its just time. Doesnt mean u leave the current gen out in the cold but its time. Im not a computer gamer either but i havent seen a game in awhile that wowed me graphically wise. Sure I thought GOW3 looked good but it didnt do anything i think the 360 couldnt do. (not flamin) I thought uncharted2 was pretty but not jaw-droppin. I want my jaw to drop and i dont think the 360/PS3 can anymore but i hope they prove me wrong. I do believe GT5 looks great but ive been burned too many times by racers looking "real" then they get released and they look good still but far from the bullshots. I and I say again I believe we have seen the top of the mountain from our 2 fav systems. Not to say great games arent incomin but graphics-wise its time to get ready for next-gen.
Mate lets be honest now 360 has been maxed out visually and is not going to touch anywhere near GOW 3 or Uc2 visuals ask yourself why has gears of war 3 changed its art style slighty? to fool people into believing theres a graphical improvement same with reach cut scenes look nice but hell the gameplay looks like something straight out of a comic I STILL play killzone 2 online and see everything going on the smoke explosions etc aswell as the people playing and find it hard to believe im playing a game and not watching a cut scene
as someone with both consoles who isnt biased, to say a console is maxed out shows you no nothing about the game industry. Developers will continue to improve graphics with new engines optimised for there console of choice. Ive just completed halo reach and at times i was blown away by the graphics though i must admit sometimes they were average at best but i can say the same about killzone 2, yes it blew me away sometimes but other times it wasnt that good looking. And as for the cutscene statement LOL.
Mate i own both console to but i don't wish to support ms how they are going on now that does not mean i will bash the 360 or its games i do want to play reach and gears but im not paying for xbox live or am i paying full price of a game i can only acess half of with a silver account, put killzone 2 on and go online and just look up thats all look up and you'll see what i mean the lightning the smoke particles all the attention to detial and youll notice i am right
can you tell us what studio you work for? so we can see that you have the credentials and know-how to say that the 360 is maxed out... my bet, is that you dont know the first thing about coding, and are just someone that looks at his ps3 and gets a warm fuzzy feeling in their stomach. i OWN both consoles, and yeah kz2 does look great granted, but that aint everything. because it has some smoke on-line doesnt make the best ever either lol. i'm sorry, but you know nothing, and just reading the rubbish you write smacks of idiotic fanboy.
I'm fine with it as long as Sony take what I believe to be the sensible route and scale their existing hardware. IBM are already using more sophisticated Cell processors in their servers. They recently discontinued manufacturing Cell processors with 32 SPUs (PS3 has 8) In a couple of years time Sony should easily be able to throw 2-3 Cell cpus (each with 32+ SPUs) in there, get some speedy RAM in there and a new GPU, job done, and we wouldnt need to worry about backwards compatibility.
This generation will be a lot longer than people think. Of course the consoles are running on dated hardware compared to a PC built today, but we will only continue to see at all hardware utilized better, and more efficiently for the years to come. Microsoft has stated that the 360 will last until 2015, Nintendo has stated theres might for another 8 years, and we all know about Sonys 10 year plan. Games are constantly being announced even with a 2012 release date. I for one want to know that spending 300$ on hardware and 60$ on games that I got my whole values worth and that these wont become "last gen" for a few years to come.
I mean really,this generation of consoles haven't reached it's top notch yet !
or games and potential the consoles yet have to offer. Global recession is the main factor and until that's over we won't get new consoles, period.
for me this will be the first gen that i had my console almost it whole life time without really replacing it ......no rrod at all but due a break in i had to replace my consoles and now kinect is on the way out WOW but when you look at it 10yrs is really not a lot.... in the real world it is but in the gaming world its not
I have to disagree with your comment about 10 years not being a long time in the gaming world. I mean The NES, SNES and N64 were all released within 11 years.. Thats 3 generations of games consoles. We're only currently on the 5th generation.
no more mario ,no more halo ,no more uncharted.Gaming is at its Best Right now .after this im Done.This Gen is and allways will be the best end of story
Not ready, don`t care about upgraded hardware, need more games. I need another 3-4 strong years out of these consoles before I even consider moving on. I mean, are we really just going to drop these consoles even though the amount of games released pale in comparison to generations previous? No thanks. If they release new consoles before 2012, I will have to politely decline. Get back to me in early 2013, 2014, 2015, then we`ll talk.
I look forward to that. 3ds... droooooooooool
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