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post #11 of 26
Good, I say. Good riddance. Graphics do not a good game make, and if they've hit a graphics wall then they've got no choice but to improve something else. Like the story.
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post #12 of 26
I don't think graphics will improve until the xbox720 and the ps4 come out.
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post #13 of 26
Thats why I went with an amd rig for gaming, just didn't need anything else. It would seem that people expect the software to keep up with the hardware, which hasn't happened for a number of years.

Don't get me wrong, I love reading about the best of the best, and the benchmark threads, but in reality its wasted if all you care about is gaming =/
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post #14 of 26
Crapsoles ruined PC gaming.
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post #15 of 26
I agree, and yet I still want to upgrade my GPU because I have to turn graphics in my games down. Perhaps another card to SLI with mine when I can pick one up for $40 or less will work... newer games still being playable on my rig makes me happy.
post #16 of 26
Advancing to WHAT exactly?
Photorealism? Better than Real Life?
We are VERY close to the point where graphics can not get any better.

In games where graphics are actually used and not just ported over from Console the graphics are stunning. We are so close to the point where graphics are not capable of getting better because the human eye cant tell the difference that its mind blowing.

I agree, they havent been getting "better" recently, But I think thats due in large part to the fact that they are already so close to maxed out. Again, thats only in games that try for graphics and arent just ports.
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post #17 of 26
My dream world is that developers HAVE to develop separate revisions of their games for PC and then Consoles. Kind of like what Battlefield 3 is doing. And Crysis is a bit old, to the core Metro 2033 has bigger and better textures, and extra goodies that Crysis just doesn't have.

Though I feel your pain. What we need are high quality coders who push every inch of the envelope for BOTH Consoles and PCs....
    
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post #18 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by TestECull View Post
Good, I say. Good riddance. Graphics do not a good game make, and if they've hit a graphics wall then they've got no choice but to improve something else. Like the story.
I agree 10 million percent.
If graphics never get any better ill be happy because Devs wont be able to hide terrible games behind pretty flowers and the drooling masses will begin to suspect that they have been getting robbed.
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post #19 of 26
You guys are silly. Instead of hating on poor quality developers and poor quality plot lines, you attack the graphics. Prioritize your hate and direct it at one of the two people responsible:

Developers
Consumers

Graphics are improving, but you aren't going to get a paradigm shift every 5 years. the changes from the 90's until the early 2000's were light year jumps. We have photorealistic textures, complex polygons, open world levels, real time lighting and physics... 32 player seamless online battles...
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post #20 of 26
I guess people forgot about tesselation. It makes clothing look more realistic and gets rid of the triangle effect of trying to round off a triangle. If you haven't seen tesselation yet try out Metro 2033. I was impressed how more realistic clothing looked on models with tesselation enabled than it disabled. This is why Nvidia keeps talking about tesselation with their Fermi cards. Even though I don't have an Nvidia card I still think tesselation is nice. You'd have to see it yourself to be able to tell the difference with tesselation on and off.

ATI even released tesselation controls in Catalyst 11.2.
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