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by this i meant the whole fiasco of developers intentionally holding back the PC games like Crysis 2 so console gamers figure that their consoles aren't so bad and thus keep them in that "my console is made of robot unicorn fairy dust" state.


honestly... that is retarded, if you ask me... unless they're scared of more PC copies being sold because if the PC version was developed properly, why not get that one?

I used to be in that mindset, i always thought for 3 years, the thought goes like this:

"I know there are more powerful PCs, but they're not that far ahead, the Xbox got 3 cores dude! at 3.2 Ghz!"

basically, that line of thought is shattered once a friend of mine built a PC for me. someone has to show you how it is done.
Edited by ChronoBodi - 3/29/11 at 12:25pm
     
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"I know there are more powerful PCs, but they're not that far ahead, the Xbox got 3 cores dude! at 3.2 Ghz!"
I had a dual core e8400 at 4ghz I don't even know how long ago

Nothing you can do about this though if console games keep selling well enough companies will simply develop around that.

Once they stop selling so well then microsoft/sony will either come out with a new console to keep it going or we may see better PC games.


The main problem is simply how games are being made for consoles and then ported to the PC when it should be the other way around.
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haha as soon as i opened this thread, my first thought was "wheres the crysis 2 reference" lol

although i agree
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well, there SHOULD be a new console by now, honestly. Instead they went with motion control add-ons.
     
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Sony and Microsoft should develop upgradeable consoles and add graphics options to their console games, then there doesn't have to be dumbed down console ports.
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Sony and Microsoft should develop upgradeable consoles and add graphics options to their console games, then there doesn't have to be dumbed down console ports.
That would cost to much for them to make is their only problem. Lots more things could also go wrong in development or any other stage and cause even more problems. Look at how many issues both systems had on release, imagine if there was 100 different customizations there would then be 1 million things that could potentially go wrong.
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Sony and Microsoft should develop upgradeable consoles and add graphics options to their console games, then there doesn't have to be dumbed down console ports.
the freakin n64 did that with a Ram upgrade pak!

http://www.ddrgame.com/retro-accesso...-expander.html

why not do it again, do a USB add-on or something.
     
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That would cost to much for them to make is their only problem. Lots more things could also go wrong in development or any other stage and cause even more problems. Look at how many issues both systems had on release, imagine if there was 100 different customizations there would then be 1 million things that could potentially go wrong.
Very true.

also PS3 and the Xbox perform as well as they do because developers have to program the games for only one load of hardware...
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Sony and Microsoft should develop upgradeable consoles and add graphics options to their console games, then there doesn't have to be dumbed down console ports.
I think they are called a Sony Vaio...

Honestly, if you start getting into the realm of upgradable CPU/GPU and memory you might as well be talking about a PC. That's all a PC really is.

The reason consoles perform as good as they do with such limited hardware specs is optimization. Developers know EXACTLY what system the software will run on and can tweak every detail to exploit that system to its fullest.
    
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There will be no consoles any time soon.

Expect to see DX9 stick around at least another 4 to 5 years.

Also, the fact that Xbox has 3 cores @ 3.2ghz means nothing.

The architecture is old and slow.
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