With all the talk of new consoles, has anyone really stopped to consider whether or not we need them?
Need 'em? Nah. But it's always fun to look at new tech.
Its new tech when it arrives on the PC, when it arrives on console its just marketed as new tech lol, its actually pretty old by the time it hits the console market.
Kill Joy!!! >:D lol, but yeah, there's no denying that fact.
i quest that why 90% pc games suck because of new tech
Whatever the next gen is starting this year with the wii u.
2 things, no s*** :P and thank God, this gen is pretty much over, bring on the new console! :D
absolutely, i wudn't buy them, but just knowing there's something out i can feel excited about makes me excited. I think we've already seen the maximum this gen tech can do so that level of excitement is gone.
I love new technology, but it sucks when more than one console launches at the same time.
How is new tech and console launch associated? those 2 dont go together.
Blu-Ray was new tech that didn't first appear on the PC, same goes for HD-DVD (although that format is now defunct)
THEY WANTS MY MONEYS!
Personally I'm sitting happy with a PS3 and 40 plus games in my library, about 10-15 of which I still need to pass. With Vita about to release too, which I'm all for, I don't see myself having time for or getting extra excited about a new console just right now.
Sorry guys plate is full. It can wait in my camp.
right with ya...Ive got games coming that can still push my syetem of choice plus there are still a bag of strong multis coming. Im in no rush for next next gen
Funny we do not see with the same Eye to Eye when coming to cell phones. IMHO bring on the new tech, I will upgrade when I can afford it or make a plan!
We do need new consoles, on the xbox 360 games are over 1 disc and I want a next gen so that my next console has blu-ray and is 1 disc. I would be fine with a next gen console and not having a next gen after that if it ran games in native 1080. But PC will always continue to advance, and anything thats over 2 years old gets considered old, so they'll always be the need for a next gen because of pc. Maybe if pc tech stops advancing maybe then we wont have a next gen.
Yea, same here. I can wait too, way too many games to worry about enough already. We need another console like a hole in the head right now!
I switched back to PC as my main platform back in March. After playing a bunch on games on the PC from BF3, GTAIV(again) and Metro 2033. I will never buy a multiplat game on the PS3 again. I see the littlest detail now from PS3 to PC. Like AA, I can put 16x AA on PC and when i see a PS3 game the jaggy edges drive me INSANE now.
Me too. The last year has been mainly PC with a solid amount of PS3. And while some PS3 games still look great, there's no comparison.
Yup that's just what I've been doing - besides the big titles like BF3 I'm also enjoying the play4free games like NFS world and a host of older titles I've not played for awhile. My PC is getting on a bit with a 8800GTS512 GPU but even older games look so much clearer and easier on the eye.
If you dont want a new console, dont buy it. Simples.
pc with all the power with no good games to show off the power
The media feeds you the rubbish information you're dribbling out now.
explain to me why devs are able to make games run fine on ancient hardware yet the pc versions need hardware better than that of a console?(even on min settings) wasting hardware resources isn't the same as showing off what the hardware and newer APIs can do.
I have so many games I haven't finished yet, just give me a damn breather! lol
" has anyone really stopped to consider whether or not we need them?" Have you ever stopped to consider that there is no "we"? There is you, and then there are other people, who are all individuals with different wants. You don't "NEED" anything. But if somebody wants it, and if enough somebodies want it, then the demand is too great for the console maker to ignore. You didn't even need these current consoles, either. You could have built a good PC. But the demand for consoles was high enough that the console makers released the ones you have now.
pc gamer are nothing but pirates that why all the pc games are moving to consoles 95% pc games are overrated
"I hadn't known there were so many idiots in the world until I started using the Internet." S. Lem
if we are all pirates then why do steam games sell in the millions? and over rated? says the guy with the motorstorm avatar...well i guess he likes shallow hallway shooters and interactive movies. and if they are so over rated name 1. name 1!
do we need 'em? maybe, but let's be honest, developers have finally begun to master the current systems. We're getting some great games on these consoles. Typically, when a new console launches, we get very few quality games in the first year or so... it takes a while to develop great games on new tech. We're getting such great titles on current consoles, that I'm fine with what we've got. I don't need a new console right now. I'm pretty happy with a (soon to be) new vita and my 3DS... I'm also happy with my 360 and PS3... I'm also looking forward to wii u. When ps4 and nextbox come, I'm sure I'll get them, but as for now, I don't think there's any rush.... Sony and MS are definitely hard at work on them, so we'll just have to wait and see..
You were probably fine with the xbox in 2004 and the PS2 in 2005 as well...
sure they may be starting to master the hardware but they can only do so much with buffer tricks(which wastes cpu bandwidth) and the limited ram (512mb is a joke) consoles are holding back multiplats at the moment because devs are trying to find tricks around the limited memory
why wait for 4K when current gen strougles to maintain 30fps at 720p? 1080p will be enough for next gen Developers are starting to hit a wall with the current gen and with new technology like tesselisation becoming big on PC there is plenty of technology for a next gen console to take advantage of. Hell just more RAM would allow developers to do things that are not possible on current hardware. Current consoles hit their stride in 2010. Even if you don't want to buy new hardware in the next few years you should want the hardware to release so developers can get the hang of the new hardware and build up a library for when you do want to get new hardware. No one will force you to buy the consoles at launch.
I'm not expecting Sony or MS to release or even announce a new console this year. Maybe next year... maybe.
It is kind of true ........ developers just get to grips with the hardware and make a few really startling games then the new console arrives and its back to square one for 2 to 3 years . God of war on the playstation 2 amazing at the end of the cycle , imagine if they had kept a serious effort going for a couple of more years . That said new tech , thus far has ( learning curve ) aways yielded fantastic new stuff........
I would usually come in a article like this and say how much I am dying for the NBX to be announced, and I'm ready to buy a next-gen console asap. But I just spent $1200+ on a gaming-PC (+ assesories) I haven't even received it yet, (I bought pre-built) Cost was never why I chose consoles, it was simplicity. But I was so eager to a graphics-improvement that I had to spoil myself, and get into PC.
PC gamers for f**k's sake we know PC games look a lot better. STFU about it. Not everyone wants to use their PC for gaming. Anyways back on topic. You NEED food. You NEED water. You NEED oxygen. No one NEEDS a game. If next-gen consoles come out, then let them come out. I for one can wait. Other people might want to experience something brand new. Hell the games may look the same but play different. IDK.
heres the thing people seem to forget, the consoles are running on less than 1gb of RAM(this includes video memory), don't have proper cooling, and have gpus that are well out dated to be kind. now I understand people don't want to buy a new console and new games but isn't that was backwards compatibility is for? Now it will also alvate some of the online hacks because modders will have to learn new hardware, new firmware, new soldering points to bypass certain chips like eeprom on the orginal xbox which prevented changing out the hdd for a larger one.
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