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why x86 not x64 ?
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why x86 not x64 ?
x64 is still x86. There's 32-bit x86 and 64-bit x86, for some reason they call 32-bit x86 and 64-bit x64.
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Good news for AMD and a better rout for Sony as developers will now find it much easier to code games for that hardware platform. More software releases = more money for Sony.
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Excellent news indeed! This will help AMD get back on the map and the developers will have a MUCH easier time porting console games onto PC and won't be doing such a crappy job at it. I eagerly look forward to the future.
     
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Am I the only one that sees this as killing the definition of a console? I mean, look at the past, almost if not all the game consoles that have been released have had some sort of crazy new innovative engineering feat put into it to distinguish it from the common PC; something that a regular individual could be awwed at.

Idk, maybe I'm just being a (that word where things should remain in their own... place) but if an x86 console would come out wouldn't that mean that a slew of garbage games would be ported to it as well? The first thing that comes to mind is that stupid "Spielberg" game where you try to knock over a stack of blocks on the Wii. You know stuff like that...
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Am I the only one that sees this as killing the definition of a console? I mean, look at the past, almost if not all the game consoles that have been released have had some sort of crazy new innovative engineering feat put into it to distinguish it from the common PC; something that a regular individual could be awwed at.
Idk, maybe I'm just being a (that word where things should remain in their own... place) but if an x86 console would come out wouldn't that mean that a slew of garbage games would be ported to it as well? The first thing that comes to mind is that stupid "Spielberg" game where you try to knock over a stack of blocks on the Wii. You know stuff like that...

In my opinion a console isn't defined by its hardware. Consumers don't care what is inside the box, they just want a simple and consistent experience while using it. When I think of consoles I think of fixed hardware, (simple, lightweight, and unobtrusive OSes), and simple controls.

When I think of PCs I think of something that can do all kinds of things, beyond that of a console, but also requires things like driver updates, or varying hardware requirements for different software.
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A APU designed specifically for Playstation?
 
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so its a cheap PC now, wonder how this will play out and what it will mean for PC gamers.
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I hear you there about hte price but even at the price when the PS3 was released I did not find it even that expensive but I am not on any sort of budget like alot of this world is. I actually have already put aside around 650.00 for the PS4 & roughly about 550.00 for the 720 just in case. I am not sure what the prices will be but I am ready to pay but the tech better be there. Its my own personal preference as I stated. I DO want a AMD/ATI GPU but as I said I WANT a Sandy/IVY CPU but more then likely I will be stuck with a AMD CPU & will buy it either way.

Keep on dreaming.


Sony and Microsoft will make a console that is "affordable" especially in this economy in the US.
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as long as it delivers the performance and visuals it promises couldn't care less
now how does backwards compatibility factor into this?
none?
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