Originally Posted by Zinxe;12088790
New technology is the very thing holding back PC game development.
If the latest PC video card was optimized and had a game dedicated to the power it could render, that PC game without a doubt would destroy anything a PS3/Xbox could possibly produce. Though, PC's lack this dedication, so PS3/360 games can still continue to hold up to PC graphics. Not fully, but still within range, despite the fact it is old technology. Further explanation below.
Not to mention, a large portion of PC gamers are still dedicated to XP, that doesn't support DX11. So please, until every PC gamer is off XP, don't try playing that card.
A PC is a platform, but it is also just as much of a console as the PS3/Xbox Platforms.
Also, just because someone has some spare cash to invest in an expensive electronic (being this TV), doesn't mean they have the cash to invest in multiple electronics. If you had bothered reading my other posts, investing in a PC is a selfish investment when it comes to gaming. Consoles are cheaper, efficient, provides the same (if not better) gaming experience. While PC has more potential, that potential isn't used because there isn't a bar set. You still have people out there running Pentiums with integrated intel graphics. You can't optimize for a 5800+ or even a 9600+ when you want sales.
Nice post, but, I strongly disagree with the part I have bold/italiceised/underlined for ONE reason and ONE reason only:
GFX card makers produce new lines MUCH more quickly than the devs can cater to - in terms of programming.
Bear in mind that SOFTWARE is the MOST COMPLEX THING that humankind has EVER created.
^Read that line again, and, if you disagree then I would ask you one simple question: What has humankind created that is more complex and intricate than software?
IMHO---> There should be at LEAST an 18month hiatus on GFX card releases - not development, just releases... it seems that every few-short-months there is ANOTHER gfx card claiming this-or-that advance WHICH IS RETARDED!
This is my message to the hardware manufacturers:
FFS! Let the devs LEARN and DEAL WITH and EXPLOIT the hardware that is already out there before charging ahead with new-hardware-lines!
To the hardware manufacturers I would also say:
"Don't stop developing but PLEASE... for the LOVE OF GOD: STOP ripping off the consumer with your interim-crazy-upgrades and "new" lines! Slow down and the the software devs CATCH-UP!"
Originally Posted by Timlander;12092965
Playing an MMO with a controller? Yea...right. Good luck with that. I can see it now: Tap UP+UP+DOWN+DOWN+UP+X+X+Y+LEFT+LEFT+LEFT+X to fire magic missile. Oh you want to summon big black scary guy? Try DOWN+DOWN+X+Y+O+O+O+UP+UP+LEFT+RT+LT+LT+RIGHT+RIGHT.
Nice try - but totally ignorant.
FFXIV seamlessly and flawlessly had PS2 and PC gamers playing ON THE SAME SERVER.
It can be done - and it can be done WELL.
What are you? 14?Edited by newphase - 1/21/11 at 3:01pm