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I don't think it's the console that drags pc down. The order of fault (to me) is, buyers, MS & Sony, Corporate demands. I don't fault developers...unless they're indie, they do what Corporate says in order to at least get a chance to be funded to make the game and distributed.
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I think the answer to this is definitely yes. This is because of how outdated hardware inside consoles is. Once the next gen consoles come out I am sure we will be seeing games that rip a gtx580 to shreds. You kinda end up with a stair effect when your developing for pc and consoles at the same time...... New console = another step with a Plateau until the next consoles come out.
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Definitely. Cross-platform games have without a doubt taken a big hit in terms of the visual quality they should have for 2011. There's very, very few AAA PC-only titles, and the smaller developers who do PC-only games don't have the budget to increase the graphic levels at nearly the same rate as say 2005.
    
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Dirt3 is going to be dx11 Designing a designated dx11 game just for the pc is a big project , rather than just porting over the game from the console design .. Dx11 is not a wasteful technology it will be around for a long while , tesselation ..
    
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Yep, in both gameplay and graphics. I can run (at least) Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age and Mirror's Edge on high settings (my monitor is low res though) with a legacy video card. And gameplay... no need to comment on that one, eh?
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Absolutely NOT.

If there was no console market, like 80% of the games that have come out for PC would never have come out, because the total market of gamers would be so much smaller. Plus there's the piracy issues ...

I'll take our current wide variety of gaming choices over having 20% of what we have now, w/every game having a bit higher level of gfx quality. All day, any day.

This being said, I'm looking forward to the next gen of consoles so that the overall image quality of PC games will go up
    
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Originally Posted by brettjv View Post
Absolutely NOT.

If there was no console market, like 80% of the games that have come out for PC would never have come out, because the total market of gamers would be so much smaller. Plus there's the piracy issues ...

I'll take our current wide variety of gaming choices over having 20% of what we have now, w/every game having a bit higher level of gfx quality. All day, any day.
Hate to disagree with you there partially... Yes some games that normally wouldnt be on the PC is ported to it....Also the funds from console game sales do help the gaming company for PC games...

However... This IDIOTIC piracy issue ...Are PC games pirated??... YES!!!... Are console games also pirated??.. HELL YES!!!

Used to work with a coworker that modded 360 drives to bypass the media check for burned copies of games...IMO most console owners are usually people that are lazy in regards finding a way to pirate a game...but if one can provide a service that will do it for them( like my former co worker) then they will pirate games...Heck the recent PS3 OS hack is another example...

I would prefer that devs make games that have more substance to it, rather than see how many versions they can churn out of Dead Rising before the gamer stops buying it with the "been there, done that" attitude...(note: not picking on dead rising per say, just between Resident evil, left 4 dead1 +2, etc...Pretty soon that zombie shooting well WILL run dry)
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I wish I could play Killzone 3 on my PC.
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post #20 of 62
Current consoles came out: 2005-2006 ish.

Peak in awesome PC games: 2006.


Am I the only one hoping that new consoles will bring about more awesome games?
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