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post #11 of 22
it should be a much bigger leap than the original xbox to 360. there was only a 4 year difference. 360 to 720 is going to be 7 years, almost double the time for the next generation. if anything it should be twice the leap, anything less would be disappointing.
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post #12 of 22
"isn't a huge leap" vs. "won't be quite as barn-storming an upgrade... still be quite a big leap"


This is a rather inflammatory, misleading headline. "isn't a huge leap" doesn't sound like the rumored 5x better to me, and just leads to 720 hate.
Edited by brucethemoose - 1/19/13 at 5:39pm
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post #13 of 22
so it will be big, just not super big, but pretty big. rolleyes.gif

You guys should worry more about not making Dragon Age suck again, than making obtuse statements.
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Developers are going to be more creative, better special effects is key to making better games. The hardware may look underwhelming when compared with a mid-grade gaming PC, it's all about creating better higher quality textures and special effects and not high FPS or higher resolution.

The difference between running 30 - 60 FPS sacrifices quite a bit of rendering performance, consoles won't be capable of running high resolutions (above 1080P) ever because the cost per console is limited! There will always be a limit since the hardware used is already generations behind what will be out in less of a years time for PC's, there always a step behind.

I'm hoping these higher quality textures make it to the PC port! biggrin.gif
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the 720s hardware is still better than my PC, it might end up just getting one instead of spending $1500 on a new rig that can play ports
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the 720s hardware is still better than my PC, it might end up just getting one instead of spending $1500 on a new rig that can play ports

... proof.gif
post #17 of 22
Someone else coming out and joining Carmack's assessment about the upcoming hardware? Not boding well for the console crowd doh.gif
post #18 of 22
How much does it suck that as a primarily PC gamer I have to hope this isn't true so I can get better graphics on my PC ports of games?
post #19 of 22
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How much does it suck that as a primarily PC gamer I have to hope this isn't true so I can get better graphics on my PC ports of games?

This was the first thing that I thought of as well.
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the 720s hardware is still better than my PC, it might end up just getting one instead of spending $1500 on a new rig that can play ports

Doubt 720 will this decade come even close to what a lot of OCN members have today, in terms of hardware.
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