PC and Nintendo platforms suck. Are the next gen consoles weak?
Ha, got you with that title didn't I? No, I don't think PC gaming sucks. For a while, before I got my PS3 in 2011, I did play on Steam a lot. But now... you'll find out.
I also love Nintendo. I really do. I just thought it'd be fun to test a trap title. :p
The real topic of this blog is the idea that the next gen consoles are too weak to be called 'next gen'. I've seen PC fanatics all over the web, saying that consoles are now irrelevant and that they're already in the next gen and PC master race FTW... you've seen it.
I could not ignore this. So let's get into why that argument is BS. I'll get to Nintendo guys later.
A lot of these PC only gamers have the idea that this gen is gonna last 10 years. I think there's a misconception. I think what Sony and MS meant by 10 years was that that's how long they're gonna produce the consoles for, at the least. Whether or not I'm wrong about that, you can't tell me that next gen is actually going to last for 10 years. That's completely absurd. Have you ever heard of a piece of hardware that hasn't been updated or replaced in a decade? Including PCs? Like really? Also, the XBO is 50% less powerful than the PS4. So really, you guys should be calling the XBO underpowered.
Now to talk about how they're too weak in general. Let me ask you this question. You're really gonna compare a $400 console to a $900+ PC? Because it's very obvious which one is going to win. It's stupid to really compare consoles to PC in the first place as when the console releases, the specs stay the same. With the PC, you can upgrade it anytime you want to. And upgrading the PC is no joke, especially if you're talking about NVidia. If you look at amazon right now a single Asus Geforce GTX Titan costs $1,105.34. Yeah that's right. Over a thousand bucks for a graphics card. That's gonna get you very far my friend. Without a doubt you'll be able to run BF4 at least ultra settings. Some people (not gonna name names but you know who I'm talking about) have said that the next gen consoles should be able to run BF4 on ultra settings at 1080p @60 fps. Lolwut?! Do you know how expensive that would be? Even on ReviewTechUSA's collaboration video with 3KB and that comment section was FULL of PC fanboys. One guy who got the top comment said that they should be able to destroy 1080p. Do you know what that means? He's basically saying that they should be running at 4K resolutions for games. What the hell are you talking about? To run 4K resolutions, you'll need one of the highest end PCs on the market. Do you know how much that costs?
My point is, the main point of consoles is accessibility. One of the main factors in this is a reasonable price. Over a thousand bucks is not reasonable for the average consumer. It's not that they can't afford it, it's just that they would not be willing to spend that much money on for a gaming platform. I also think that on top of that, PC gamers would only criticize consoles more, due to the fact that they would be expensive and they'd have games would be at a higher price too. We all know it.
Now that brings me to Steam. Steam is a good service. Like I said I did use it regularly up until I got the PS3 and this day, I still do, even if rarely. Aside from that, from about 2009-2011 I played on the Wii. So I don't hate the PC in any way shape or form. But ever since I got the PS3, I've just loved consoles even more than I did in the PS 2 era. But back on topic, Steam is the main reason PC gaming is where it is today. But there is a fact that you cannot avoid: Steam is not going to last forever. It isn't going be any time soon, but it's not going to last forever. Fact.
What I do think what will come to a close sooner rather than later (3 years or so) is the system Steam users are used to. I'm talking about the prices to be exact. Game development costs are continuously going up and through the gen, they're gonna get higher. Not to say that game prices are gonna go up, I just think less and less publishers will be willing to sell games for $40 on Steam. The summer sale will still be there, being the main attraction of Steam, with noticeable price drops, but the day to day system is not gonna last that long. Now that's an opinion backed with reason. Not a fact.
But this is a question that I've never seen asked before: If and when Steam goes down, or when games are the same price as console games, what will you do? Go back to consoles? Handhelds? Quit gaming? I really want to know.
You'll still have higher resolutions and textures and all that stuff, but how big will PC gaming be when Steam goes down? Because I don't want to say it was irrelevant, but before Steam the PC was the last place you'd go to play games. Just Saiyan. On top of that, don't go thinking the PC is gonna get every AAA game in the book. And before this whole architecture thing for the consoles came into play, most of you guys were saying that the PC has more support from indies, the only innovative devs left in the industry. Now, you guys are thirsty for that AAA wood. Lol.
As well as the PC fanboys, the Nintards came out and were saying that the PS4 and XBO were irrelevant... Lolwut?! I mean, I plan to get a Wii U soon enough, but let me ask you this. Did the Wii U get as much demand as the PS4 or even the damn XBO? Hell. NO!
Now the tablet controller is innovative, but people have actual tablets. So that's almost irrelevant. Now some people are saying that the Wii U runs games like Bayonetta 2 @ 1080p @ 60 fps. Now that is true but shall we go down the list?
Smash Bros is a fighting game, with graphics slightly above the 360. I think that the whole KI thing for the XBO was just being bad with optimization. Which one do you think is better? Sora, or Double Helix? The people that brought us Smash Bros melee, or the people that brought us Silent Hill Homecoming?
Mario Kart is a racing game, with unrealistic visuals. I personally do prefer a creative art style, but they aren't as demanding as realistic visuals.
Bayonetta 2, is a game with visuals just above PS3 level. Again, not completely realistic art style.
Nintendo fanboys... please listen, Nintendo is struggling with the Wii U. You shouldn't feel threatened though, as Nintendo has a lot of money, so they can survive a lost gen or 2. But you guys just settle for it and act like nothing's wrong and that's why they're slacking. The PS4 is gonna be a great console because of a very hard lesson with the PS3. That's how it is with Nintendo.
Anyway, most of this stuff is just my opinion, so please don't hate me in the comment section too much. And I know there are console fanboys. I made a blog about that too, but that got a lot of flak. That's not to say I won't do it again, I'm just saying. So you don't need to give me a lecture.
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