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I really wish people would stop acting like Uncharted is a great looking game. That game is filled with jaggies. It doesn't even run at 1080i. You want a beautiful-looking console game? Take a look at God of War 3, MGS4, or Just Cause 2. Just Cause 2 runs at 720p but it sure as hell doesn't look like it.
Agreed. I've played UC3, and really, its not THAT amazing. Its good for a console game, but I never said "oh wow" or anything along those lines.
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It really does. Hell, even 4GB would be fine. They haven't even broken the 1GB wall yet on consoles... that always made me shake my head.

Agreed. 4GB system ram and then another 1gb VRAM (non-shared) would be amazing.
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Agreed. I've played UC3, and really, its not THAT amazing. Its good for a console game, but I never said "oh wow" or anything along those lines.
Agreed. 4GB system ram and then another 1gb VRAM (non-shared) would be amazing.

I agree with all of that as well.
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Bad news to us PC gamers as different architecture=hard to port and optimize for PC.
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8core-16thread? now that's realistic
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Preposterous, factually-cluttered hyperbole.
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Allright so coming from a developer you say you are pretty pleased with the current cpus of the xbox and ps3 then? Or are their architectures too slow for modern day gaming? From the sound of your reply you rather see them using more ram and better gpu and keep the current cpus.
Are there any other things you would like to see in a console that the current ones do not have? I would like a gigabit lan now and the ability to actually stream and play any type of videofile to make all mediaplayers obsolete. Maybe the possibility to also have access to the android market.
I have to admit I would like to see them use a better gpu than rumoured, but I would first need to see what it can actually produce on my screen. I am already a happy person playing games on my ps3 so with the rumoured specs it would already be able to satisfy my gaming needs. I don't care for 6 screen 12*AA and whatever. Some people moan too much about hardware and have no clue even why.

The number of cores in the 360 would be about enough for a game, but not all threads are dedicated solely for games. If Microsoft did a 6 or 8-core CPU, with 2 threads per core, that should be plenty for games, kinect, OS, and some other minor stuff to each have a good amount of power. CPU power isn't a huge deal for developers, unless they're doing an RTS game, or some physics-intensive stuff, etc. Microsoft will likely spend twice as much on the GPU as the CPU, as that's where most games' power demands are.

Also, the way the PS3 is, is really not optimal. The SPEs can only hold 256kb of information at any given time, and have no access to the system memory, so it's a really pain to have them do work and keep them busy, whereas each core on the 360 had access to system RAM.
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I really wish people would stop acting like Uncharted is a great looking game. That game is filled with jaggies. It doesn't even run at 1080i. You want a beautiful-looking console game? Take a look at God of War 3, MGS4, or Just Cause 2. Just Cause 2 runs at 720p but it sure as hell doesn't look like it.
Agreed. I've played UC3, and really, its not THAT amazing. Its good for a console game, but I never said "oh wow" or anything along those lines.
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It really does. Hell, even 4GB would be fine. They haven't even broken the 1GB wall yet on consoles... that always made me shake my head.

Agreed. 4GB system ram and then another 1gb VRAM (non-shared) would be amazing.

At the time current gen consoles came out, memory was a lot more expensive.

Now it's dirt cheap. I would not be surprised if the next gen consoles jumped up to 4GB, up from the less than 1GB mark.
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1gb+ Vram = Win.

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Bad news to us PC gamers as different architecture=hard to port and optimize for PC.

How to make good video game.
1. Make game for PC.
2. Smartly downscale it to consoles.
3. Profit.

I don't understand what is so hard about this?
1. It produces better video games.
2. It allows the PC users to use their strong hardware to render lalalalalaa
3. It allows the console users to get their piece of the action.

Witcher 2 will prove this theory correct when it comes to console.
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How to make good video game.
1. Make game for PC.
2. Smartly downscale it to consoles.
3. Profit.

I don't understand what is so hard about this?
1. It produces better video games.
2. It allows the PC users to use their strong hardware to render lalalalalaa
3. It allows the console users to get their piece of the action.
Witcher 2 will prove this theory correct when it comes to console.

Sadly that's not where the money is.
 

 

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