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It will be the last for somebody.
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Does Paradox even publish a game that releases at full price? In the PC world they are just a tiny step above indegames...not that there aren't a lot of good games under their label, but I've bought a few near release and I've never paid more than $40 USD for any one game. Most of the time I am buying their games for $10 or less.

I don't really know if anyone from that company is exactly an expert on the future of the market. His comment could simply mean that Paradox won't be doing any more console generations as well. The article is rather short and the lack of info leaves a lot to interpretation.

Though it might just be related to the rise of the media machines. The line between media machine and game console might get blurred...so neither would be gone really; just combined into one.

(Heh, I say don't be worried about the future of console gaming and keep the pressure on Kerberos to get Sword of the Stars 2 working well. I think that game should have been a fairly large cash cow for them, but released in poor shape...though that is just what kerberos does.)
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 1/19/12 at 7:14am
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billion console gamers wont let happen like that, unlike other thousands who claim the PC Gaming is DYING!
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Originally Posted by MaxFTW View Post

So true.
Its not about graphics at the end of the day, Like all you need to do is look at a xbox and say "Well we can get rid of the DVD drive, Give it a 500GB HDD as standard and sell "special" SSD's for 50% more than they sell for in shops.
Plus games today would rather make a map 5x as big as todays games (except minecraft :3 ) and just layer high rez textures over it
Consoles will have time left... But they will become mini computers as such more or less in the future
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cant see this happening,when we get photo realistic graphics,which is a long way off,
maybe,

play MGS4 lately?
 
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I'm way past Consoles. I'm a huge Nintendo fan (Zelda FTW) but I only bought a PS3 for the Blu-ray and as a backup in-case my PC has to be repaired. Consoles are just behind me though I like the games for them.

It really doesn't matter anymore...for me anyway. Will be cool to see for the future.

...The 90s are over. mad.gif
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 1/19/12 at 7:35am
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Its only gonna get more expensive. More expensive to make consoles more expensive to make games. This is a massive barrier that has to be overcome. Exclusive licesnsing and competition only makes it harder. The only question is will they be able to make more money in the future?
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last generation of consoles is like saying last generation of graphic cards...
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There's big pressure to create an all-in-one media system.

The crazy thing is that most people don't realize that their PC can be there all-in-one media system.
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All in one media platfrom ..PC problem solved!thumb.gif

This lol

The all in one media platform has been around for many years and there have still been games consoles.
    
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That's like saying the world doesn't need another i-phone. :O

This. Or like saying that this generation of GPUs will be the last. Technology will continue advancing, companies will want new features in their consoles eventually, like support for 4k resolutions, running in stereoscopic 3D mode with 120hz per eye. That kind of tech doesn't exist yet, but give it 10 years and it will be easily done, and will necessitate new consoles to take advantage of it. Consoles are computers, and as long as computer technology is advancing, I see consoles continuing to advance as well.
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