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If it delivers on performance, and you can play your games without an internet connection, I will totally buy it. Yes, a $2000+ gaming PC will probably outdo (or at least, have the theoretical ability to do so) the next gen consoles in terms of graphics. And yes, I used to be a hard core PC gamer, I have built tons of custom PCs, with totally custom water cooling installations and have had SLI and CrossFire.

I am close to graduating, and have a tremendous amount of work to do. When I graduate, I have a job lined up. I will continue having a lot of work to do. I simply do not have the time to deal with gaming on PC anymore.

Not to mention, the graphics on PS3/360 are decently good, and massively so when you consider how old and slow the hardware is (Seriously, try running current cross platform games on a PC using a X1900/7800GT level graphics card and watch the single digit FPS. Now look at the same GPUs in the current consoles pulling 30-60fps on the same game). That being the case, I have no doubt the new generation of consoles will work absolute wonders in terms of graphics and probably even outdo PC graphics (at the very beginning) despite not being technically as fast.

Hmm, isn't the Xbox 360 GPU closer to the x2000 range? Came out around the same time as the 8800 didn't it?

Anyway, try running some of those old games on super low resolution with all the graphics settings on low. They'll still run at 30-60fps on an old PC and they'll look exactly the same as they do on a console. (Just make sure you play it on a low-res tv screen too.)

People exaggerate the overhead on modern games too much, what little overheard there is exists for consoles too these days unfortunately.

Anyway, it would be nice if they bumped up the spec of the next generation a little and ran at a loss for the first year or so. Especially if they plan on a ridiculously long life cycle again. As it is, they won't "outdo" anything.
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This has turn into a pc elitists thread. Honestly, if you don't like consoles then don't bother coming in the thread. This happens in every thread about cod or anything frowned upon on OCN.

I don't think its always about "PC elitism", I came here because I'm genuinely interested in seeing what the ps4/Xbox are offering.

However if people are misrepresenting the potential power of what is essentially a cheap and chearful gaming platform, and they are doing so on a hardware enthusiast site, its obviously going to result in corrections.
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I waited a year to buy my ps3 and there was a wealth of games to play. People buying a ps3 right now obviously have even more choice. I just signed up to ps+ after realising what an insanely good deal it is (espeically compared to xbl). The launch price of £350 in the UK will be fine but I'll expect to pay about £450 for the premium version with the goodies.

As people have said Steam is a perfect exmple of DRM working well, why can't sony do the same? I have a games library of about 150 games on steam as well as other PC games but I still find that playing my PS3 is much simpler. There is no issue of worrying about having to turn down settings in order for it to play smoothly and I can still use my PC to look at guides, watch TV shows and all sorts of other things.

Trying to game socially with a PC is alot different than with a console. Friends can easily sit round playing FIFA or drinking little big planet or even just a coop of resident evil with the girlfriend. I love playing games with my family sitting round and following the amazing story with me (red dead, la noire, resistance etc). Trying to do the same with a PC isn't the same unless it's with an HTPC but then you still need the awkwardness of a mouse and keyboard in the living room.
Games like DOTA 2 on the PC can be great if your playing with friends but some games (most third person games and driving games) are so much better sitting down with a controller in your hands on a nice big TV (my TV has a higher res than my monitor).

I have had my PS3 for about 7 years and I think it's worth every penny I bought it for. It's the 60Gb backwards compatible version and I'll be honest I haven't used the backwards compatibility that much. When you have a next gen console it's rare that you want to play last gen's games but for when you do, its nice to be able to.


I can't wait for more details so I can make a better decision but if Sony don't do anything stupid (like they usually do) I will buy it on release day to show some grattitude. (I'm the first to admit I'm a Sony fan boy and not just with consoles but TVs, video players, cameras, phones, etc.). Always have been, always will be).
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Based on the rumors, I imagine both the XBox and PS4 will be very similarly priced.
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The price doesnt really bother me. But if I cannot play used games might as well call it quits, and put that towards my PC.
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Even without knowing it's full specs/potential, $400 sounds really affordable for a new console, I might upgrade after all..
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The price doesnt really bother me. But if I cannot play used games might as well call it quits, and put that towards my PC.


Because you can play used games on PC nowdays.. What happened to that thing called common sense..
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The price doesnt really bother me. But if I cannot play used games might as well call it quits, and put that towards my PC.

Seriously.

$400 does buy a pretty nice video card. thumb.gif
 
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I wont be waiting in line, shoot I wont even go to the store for it. I want it to arrive at my door.
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So does this mean that if you have a couple who each have their own profile that they would each have to own a copy to play? Will the game be limited to the console or the account profile?
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Seriously.

$400 does buy a pretty nice video card. thumb.gif
Or some good speakers, another monitor, a better laptop, a faster CPU. The options are endless lol!
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