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All I have to say is, even if you don't particularly like the Battlefield series, you have to give them credit for advancing the tech/requirements. After all, they will be the first to release a DirectX 10/11 only game correct? To me that's exciting.
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Hackable? All current consoles are hackable...
Also, the down to earth configurations are similar, x86/ x86-64, its everywhere.
Yes, but you make a console use the same x86 as any PC, it'll be hacked in a day, not a year or two. You think it's a coincidence that console manufacturers for the last 20 years haven't used x86?

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This is why i cannot stand the current generation of consoles. A "Console" by todays standard basically entails all the negatives of a PC (Crashes, lockups, bugs, hacking) with the addition of less control and far more retrictions.

In my mind, they are not "Consoles". Consoles are dedicated gaming devices such as the NES, SNES, SEGA Genesis, N64, Gamecube....

What all of the above have in common is that they're dedicated to gaming and nothing else. No movies, not browsing the web; gaming. Nice. And. Simple. Just as it should be. I "console" Game to get away from the crashes and instability PC gaming can (sometimes/rarely) involve.

the PS3, 360 and Wii (Wii to a lesser extent) i refer to as media-hubs. They're too PC-like, and everything they can do, my PC can do better. If my PC crashes or dies, i can fix it.

Sadly i think the future lies down the road these media-hubs have carved out. They'll eventually become more "PC like", with the users wanting a similar level of control/freedom which'll only happen after we've heard another few hundred court cases like the Sony VS Geohot malarky...
Not everyone is a PC enthusiast, a lot of people want the most out of their consoles rather than a PC. Yes. consoles are subject to bugs, all software (and hardware) is. PCs are subject to MANY more though, because they do not have fixed hardware.
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the PS3, 360 and Wii (Wii to a lesser extent) i refer to as media-hubs. They're too PC-like, and everything they can do, my PC can do better. If my PC crashes or dies, i can fix it.
I wouldn't mind a console having a little extra functionality, actually. (Such as the PS3's Blu-Ray playback ability)

It's a hell of a lot more living-room friendly than my PC, since it's a lot smaller and has less wires sticking out the back.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjqsYzBrP-M


Yea. Obviously its using the same muddy Oblivion textures and n64 quality distant landcapes
Exactly, and it's not like it takes you 4 hours just to walk the map end to end....
    
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All I have to say is, even if you don't particularly like the Battlefield series, you have to give them credit for advancing the tech/requirements. After all, they will be the first to release a DirectX 10/11 only game correct? To me that's exciting.
yeah, but at the cost of turning BF into another COD.
    
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More proof that consoles are holding back video game awesomeness, down with consoles.
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will it matter with bethesda's bad graphics/low quality textures?
I don't think they really care about the textures and neither do I considering I'll start throwing in high res texture packs as soon as they're released.

But tbh, all this talk of the new engine just makes me want a fallout game on it.
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Just caught the YouTube vid and I'm now even more convinced that I want it. Everyone knows the graphics in a YouTube Vid isn't even scratching the surface of what any game is capable of when it's running at maxed out in the graphics settings. I really can't wait til it's available on Steam.

People really should stop badmouthing Bathesda's work though.

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Yes, but you make a console use the same x86 as any PC, it'll be hacked in a day, not a year or two. You think it's a coincidence that console manufacturers for the last 20 years haven't used x86?



Not everyone is a PC enthusiast, a lot of people want the most out of their consoles rather than a PC. Yes. consoles are subject to bugs, all software (and hardware) is. PCs are subject to MANY more though, because they do not have fixed hardware.
Sure hacked in a day, but designing a custom chip based on some other architecture will cost much more in the long run in every department.
Xbox 360 was hacked in a month when i came out, not like that took long.
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Just caught the YouTube vid and I'm now even more convinced that I want it. Everyone knows the graphics in a YouTube Vid isn't even scratching the surface of what any game is capable of when it's running at maxed out in the graphics settings. I really can't wait til it's available on Steam.

People really should stop badmouthing Bathesda's work though.

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My beef with Bethesda is that they hardly fix any bugs. My Fallout 3 for PC still fails to run on my computer without CTD's every 10-15 minutes. Same with Oblivion.
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