Processing power and RAM. In short, the ability to do more things at any given time. Whether the possibilities that introduces are worth the upscale in cost (across the park - for devs and consumers) is down pretty much to how developer's use it, and your personal opinion.Anathrax said:I'm wondering how would a console advance in areas other than the graphics department.
It's of note that there's no reason they COULDN'T supply those games you like to the PC, or Mac or even a Linux operating system. They just don't, or won't. They'll make excuses, of course, but all those excuses fall flat in the face of the success of enough PC titles small to ungodly large that it's pointless to try and say, "we can't/won't because _____" because they've all been disproven by this point.FloodOne said:I have a decent gaming PC, and it's filled with plenty of great titles. But the PC market doesn't supply me with some of my favorite genres, i.e. JRPGs, fighting games, hack and slash and sports titles.
Sure, I can play some great WRPGs and some stellar FPS titles, but that's not enough for me, and I cannot subsist solely on indie titles. These days, you sound like too much of a bitter old man for me to take seriously anymore.
Sounds like a personal issue. Windows, Linux and Mac OS all are at points where they're wholly stable for even the most casual of users, regardless of which one, two or three of three you might want to go with. Having worked in tech support long enough to know it all too well, anything I see a person with problems with their PC or Mac or whatever these days, it's almost always a problem on the user's end. There are exceptions, mind you, but they're so rare as to render you, 'keeps crashing a blue screening' nonsense laughable. Especially the bluescreen part, if you don't know why then your windows OS is old enough to make your commentary even more laughable.kiri2tsubasa said:Speak for your self. My PC keeps crashing and blue screening when I play games. So, yeah, consoles are my method of gaming that works 100% of the time.
I remember it very well. I also remember that the Original Xbox never made back its money, and that as successful as the 360 seemed at first its hardware issues kept it from ever being first to the extent that PS3 now has more sales in the latest numbers I've read, you know, the PC3 that everyone considered last for most of this generation. There's something to be said for staying power, and the 360 has proven that it doesn't have it. The original Xbox was a brick, it was ugly and though it had arguably the most power of its generation it did the worst.UrinalDook said:Remember when everyone laughed off the Xbox as an ugly box that would prove to be yet another misguided Microsoft blunder? Remember when, hidden in a series of largely unknown launch titles, there were a handful of images and scant details of 'yet another' FPS that happened to be called Halo?
Then keep a console that works 100% of the time, rather than one that will crap out when your internet fails. It's one thing that Yahtzee didn't mention, but really should; when the new consoles come out, you can buy the old ones (along with their massive libraries of polished games) for cheap. I'm not going to have $600-800 to spend on a PS4, but my roommate and are probably capable of scrounging up $200 for a PS3/XBox 360 with a few games, and we're willing to live without the newest games (or pick up the cheaper versions that will be published for the older generation).kiri2tsubasa said:Speak for your self. My PC keeps crashing and blue screening when I play games. So, yeah, consoles are my method of gaming that works 100% of the time.
The way I see it, the niche for home consoles that is accessible and easy home entertainment, is a remnant from a time where Computers required a degree to operate, and portable media didn't exist.Anathrax said:I'm wondering how would a console advance in areas other than the graphics department. Going all out on a controller isn't one such area, the Wii and the WiiU both prove that. Whoever answers me that question is a hero.
How about making it smaller and more silent?Anathrax said:I'm wondering how would a console advance in areas other than the graphics department. Going all out on a controller isn't one such area, the Wii and the WiiU both prove that. Whoever answers me that question is a hero.