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If kept under control, it could be a good thing for gaming. Until now, the generational wall completely separated communities of gamers. Take gamers who had the last gen version of Destiny, for instance, not being able to play with current gen. Also many gamers didn't get to enjoy the new games unless they forked over a bunch of cash for a new console, which not everyone can do. Developers also get hurt every new console cycle as they have to take big risks and release AAA $$$ games to a...

19h ago0 agree1 disagreeView comment

@starchild, that is incorrect. The Xbox One S is more powerful than the Xbox One is. It is a mid-cycle revision to the hardware just like the Neo is, it just isn't AS powerful as Neo which is why you aren't hearing Microsoft make a big deal about the additional power. It does improve framerates and resolutions on some games, however. It is the second hardware tier of this generation, just like Neo will be. Scorpio takes that hardware revision a step further, into a third tier. Sony ha...

5d ago 4 agree11 disagreeView comment

There probably won't be a "next gen console", we'll just keep getting backwards/forwards compatible updates to the current consoles. There really isn't a need to separate generations anymore now that we've moved onto the X86 architecture. Much like PC's, they can just keep on being fully backwards compatible out of the box.

5d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

@darth, the previous models did not feature 4k UHD BD drives, but rather just standard 50gb blu-ray drives. Neo so far is rumored to contain the new UHD drive, which holds more data than the 50gb discs can, but the games will still come on standard 50gb BDs to ensure complete backwards compatibility.

5d ago 2 agree4 disagreeView comment

What is the point of directly comparing the two? Xbox One S is more akin to Neo than Scorpio is. Both are upgrades over their predecessors, but Microsoft went ahead and announced its third tier product as well. Look at it this way:

PS4 & Xbox One: Tier 1
PS4 Neo & Xbox One S: Tier 2
??? & Xbox Scorpio: Tier 3

Sony has not yet announced what they plan on doing for their third tier product at this point. Plus, Scorpio is comin...

5d ago 11 agree30 disagreeView comment

It just happens to have not been working lately, but hey, keep trying the same thing until you get different results, right? Surely it just wasn't the RIGHT gimmick attached to a weak console last time.

6d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

They are merging Xbox and PC like they should have done years ago. PC is a space they control. They write the rules so to speak. They tried stepping out of their comfort zone into consoles but never could make any real profit. If they merge with PC, but keep making living room friendly boxes, they get to enjoy the best of both worlds in a way their competitors can't.

6d ago 1 agree4 disagreeView comment

Scorpio is their third tier box. S is the second tier. More powerful than the One, but not as powerful as Scorpio. Sony so far has only shown (or is rumored to show) their second tier with Neo. There is nothing stopping them from releasing a third box later.

6d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

This windows 10 store only thing I'm sure is Microsoft's way of eventually merging PC games with Xbox, so they both run the same game code.

19d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Yeah, he totally touched her butt.. that wasn't an "almost" thing... and her laughter was probably a nervous response, indicated by the fact that she did indeed file a complaint, and she had every right to do so. His punishment was just, we as gamers need to make women feel more welcome. If a girl can't go to an e-sports event without the fear of some thirsty geek groping her, that is just pathetic.

22d ago 5 agree2 disagreeView comment

If they can manage to completely bring down the wall between PC gaming and console gaming, in other words making all PC games run on Xbox and vice versa, as well as them all being on the same network, they can take top spot and stay there.

22d ago 25 agree17 disagreeView comment

While it is an improvement over GT6, it does lack compared to more modern racers. I guess Driveclub spoiled me... then again this is 60fps with split screen and VR, so I'm not going to complain too much.

22d ago 6 agree0 disagreeView comment

Microsoft is the only company that is in the position to create a living room PC/console hybrid. Anything else would be seen by average joe as another console... one they've never heard of, and with no brand recognition as a result. Microsoft has Xbox, a well known brand, already in living rooms. They also have PC on lockdown, with a near-monopoly status there. So, if they were to promote a powerful console that also was a PC, add in a slick UI that simplifies doing PC tasks in a console...

23d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

Crossfire isn't 100% efficient, however, and that performance will only scale in some applications. There will be some things you do get better performance than the 1080, but other things that the 1080 will be able to do better. In the end, having one card doing something is always going to be the preferred route to go if you can afford to. This is a great way for budget gamers to get high performance, but for people like me, who do things like CG animation, video editing, motion graphics...

23d ago 2 agree1 disagreeView comment

Vita wasn't a new technology trend. There weren't other companies all trying to launch their own Vitas. Vita was entering into a well established market that it had to compete against.

VR is a brand new thing, PSVR is said to do it among the best, software support is strong due to competition in the PC space, and (for now) Sony enjoys a VR monopoly in the console space.

25d ago 6 agree3 disagreeView comment

I would like to see examples of the tech in action. On paper it sounds interesting, but I want to see it in practice.

25d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

All good. PS4 can't keep ALL the good fighting games for itself.

28d ago 3 agree3 disagreeView comment

"You took the time to make sure this game wasn't going to suck! I keel you!"

29d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

From a power perspective, assuming that the rumored specs for both are even accurate, 6Tflops will give a boost, but how much of a boost remains to be seen. For instance, Xbox 360 claimed to have an amazing Teraflop(!) of computing power at its reveal. At the PS3 reveal, Sony bragged about a mind-boggling TWO teraflops(!!!) of power for PS3. DOUBLE THE POWER! Certainly the game was over for Microsoft, right? As it turned out, most multiplayer games had better graphics on 360 because of PS3...

30d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

@pandehz Hard to do, but not impossible. The additional 2 TF would come from a beefier CPU and GPU, and I'm sure AMD has the parts ready to go if Sony chooses. It's not like in the past when they used exotic parts that required a lot of R&D and testing. While somewhat specialized, these parts essentially are variants of off the shelf parts.

That said, unless MS plans on eating a large loss to try to gain market share (a risky move for them, it failed miserably o...

32d ago 4 agree4 disagreeView comment