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@Shin -

A cash asset balance is different than net income, comprehensive income / overall profits, etc.. There are 1000's of reasons for diminishing asset balances even while being profitable. Nintendo was profitable through both 2015 and 2016, despite the Wii U's unanimous crappiness. And overall company financial position (the entirety of the balance sheet) was steady.

Just saying, you can't look at a cash balance and remotely see the whole ...

3d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

@jason, it was absolutely everywhere early last gen...

just google it...Alan Wake had a pretty troubled development, even before MS got involved and 'forced' it onto 360. The original concept was more or less confirmed to be an open world game, but Remedy kind of back peddled on that saying it was to be an 'open narrative' game or something...and was more talking about the story going in all kinds of different directions depending on player actions and choic...

18d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

There is no way to have a true debate about this aspect, as it's entirely subjective...

objectively...no way to argue it...PC lacks exclusive content that makes the amount of money publishers are looking for, at least in the traditional sense...period...

There is a ton of exclusive stuff for PC...it's just not driven into any notion of popularity among mass target audiences...The simple matter is more people know about Uncharted 4, and only being ...

24d ago 0 agree2 disagreeView comment

totally agree, but, they're already adapting...these discussions get kind of redundant in that sense...

Sony is sticking to 1st party exclusives...that worked great last gen, which was the only gen that PC really fought in the same industry more or less. PC used to have its own exclusives, and its own horrid barriers to entry consumer wise...it no longer has its own 'real' exclusives (yeah, it has a bunch of off the wall stuff like 'real' VR and star cit...

24d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

@dasteru

No....

The 360 and PS3 were WAY ahead of PC's at launch...The 360 and PS3 both had gpu's that were higher performance than any available off the shelf PC parts that the time. Comparisons were a little disjointed as they were entirely proprietary custom solutions, but the PS3's was an overclocked 7800 series Nvidia card in 2006, which wasn't topped by any material margin in the PC market until very late 2007 with the 8800's...t...

24d ago 0 agree4 disagreeView comment

^yeah agreed, they announce it at ~6 Tflops, then talk about it a year later at ~12...?

Follow AMD's road maps for this stuff...Polaris is the 'answer' for low TDP and/or APU solutions. We don't know if Scorpio is using some kind of discrete arrangement, but that is extremely unlikely considering AMD has spec'd apu availability that will fit right in line with what MS announced last summer...right around when MS said Scorpio would release...Call me an id...

33d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

ˆ What? Doom doesn't use DX12. It uses Vulkan.

Nvidia has no real solution for async compute driver wise, and only the very newest Nvidia cards are able to utilize it.

AMD has significant support for it all the way back to GCN 1.0 cards, some of which released in 2011...

Likewise, though, Nvidia architecture is 'better' in most cases with DX11 than AMD. DX12 is pointless on Nvidia cards right now, but very beneficial for A...

84d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

yes, anonymous internet rules...never shorten country of origin.

'Jap'...NO...a person from Japan is more appropriate

'fin'...NO...a person from Finland is more appropriate

ALWAYS type those extra letters or it's derogatory

What did we learn? That person in this Japanese video game trailer seemingly being pressured for sexual activity against wishes (notice; don't assume gender) was not a '...

90d ago 3 agree1 disagreeView comment

Fair enough, but BF4 didn't work as intended for half a year. It wasn't a minor case of first week/month launch traffic problems; it was on fire for a variety of reasons. So the holding out logic is sound, but all too often...still...holding out for a week or two is VERY far from what's needed.

90d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

yep on the google play music/youtube red thing too.

I had most of these saved on youtube, but this is much better organized.

109d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

@yeahokwhatever:

No, not at all...

The PS3 was NOT a 'top of the line' blu ray player when it released...that was arguably the most important part of the PS3 having a blu ray drive to begin with...It had a 2x BD drive, and the system didn't ship with a handful of promised BD enabled features. Certain audio codecs couldn't be pushed, etc. It was significantly under higher priced dedicated blu ray players feature wise, though...even at $500 ...

115d ago 4 agree5 disagreeView comment

^seriously?

Sounds a lot like the MS fanatics' stance when the PS3 had a blu ray drive. "Who is going to use a console for blu ray movies?"...turns out, a lot of people..it was the number one blu ray playing device for years...released in the exact same situation...stand alone players were double the price of the consoles, and the console had better connectivity options entirely...things like BD live, etc. were all added to it with simple software updates, whe...

116d ago 25 agree11 disagreeView comment

Steam machines and SteamOS's only drawback is linux only. Linux itself isn't the drawback, only that the market for it is extremely small. I'm all for linux based gaming, but the simple truth is that 95%+ of PC game development is DX focused, and steam OS has done next to nothing with promoting linux based game development.

If SteamOS was opened up to support DX, Steam machine popularity would be very different, and arguably a very attractive alternative to cons...

117d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment

yeah Sony not allowing it (at least to whatever vague degree they've talked about so far) vs. PC allowing it doesn't change the advantage a higher frame rate will give in specific games, especially those with simulation and server refreshes tied to client frame rates...It's only that with PC users can adjust the settings to maximize frames if it they see fit...

the Pro, you can't, apparently...so if that is actually true, it's already happening...

119d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

no one moved any goal posts...It's only people cherry picking aspects of the argument...

upscaling is NEVER better than native...period...

The typical debate among the PS4 and Xbox one was the PS4 being native 1080, the xbox upscaling to 1080...or the PS4 being like 900 native upscaled to 1080, the XBO upscaling from 720...and MS nutters would stomp and shout about the xbox one being 'super good' at upscaling because of it's esram or w/e.....

122d ago 1 agree8 disagreeView comment

Kneon...

They 'can't' build a PC to PS4 pro specs because a desktop APU doesn't exist?...not exactly...

The PS4's jaguar cores would be terrible at a desktop OS in any sense of performance (well, in fact, they pretty much were, and is why the line never took off at all)...their IPC figures are abysmal...The problem with desktop APU's is that they generally need more 'real' cpu cores in order to maintain acceptable performance a...

122d ago 5 agree2 disagreeView comment

I can't tell if some of these guys are serious...

What 3 year old product keeps the same price as when it hits the market? This is like the most fundamental business concept surrounding 'selling things'...

go find a car from 2013...say it's still 'brand new', never purchased/not used, etc....

you honestly think the seller would expect the same price that others paid for the exact same car years ago? Absolutely no...

123d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

@EDMIX

You worded that to make it sound like you can't compare discrete GPU's to APU's, and even went as far as sort of saying apu's are 'better' as they're on the 'actual metal'...Where the actual gpu is within the hardware has absolutely nothing to do with it....AMD has come a long way with APU's recently, but in general, they're still far behind the performance capabilities of even mid range discrete gpu's...

123d ago 10 agree5 disagreeView comment

Still am not sure why the rules have been changed...again...when discussing these different devices.

Xbox One was weaker than the PS4, and both of which were weaker than even typical mid range PC hardware in 2013 (albeit, mid range hardware PC were still over double the price, so the situation was acceptable)...debates about this were off limits, regardless, though...consoles were a 'thing', and PC was separate...

Ps4 Pro is over twice as powerful...

125d ago 14 agree16 disagreeView comment

^How is that relevant, though?

Windows 10 PC's will play xbox one games (every one of them from this point forward) at higher settings, too...and a win10 PC is not an 'xbox'.

138d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment