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Windows 7: What Do You Think Specs Will Be For The Xbox 720?

09 Sep 2011   #11
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No consoles here, all PC gaming.
But, I jhave been considering picking up a XBOX or PS3, simply because theres some games that are exclusive to them, that never come to PC.

I have nothing against either, but would just rather game on PC.

Would be nice nice so that given the choice, I could get the game for PC. If no choice I have a console to play.

Still not sure which would be better overall.


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10 Sep 2011   #12
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The last time we had an "overall" discussion about gaming platforms, I pointed out a simple fact that, I am sure, everyone (sane and reasonable) can agree on: A gaming console's worth is measured in its exclusives.
The extra features for playing videos and music don't really count, because the console is basically a small, hardware-locked PC; it can do nothing better than the PC, assuming that you're not living in "the stone age" and actually have hardware more basic than the one found in consoles today.

This is why, no matter what the specs of the new Xbox and PS4 will be, those consoles will be awesome, probably even better than most PC users can afford for an actual PC... for a year or two. Then the developers who will want to push their multiplatform releases would get into the same loophole as before, downgrading graphics and possibilities to make the game compatible, and once again, those consoles will only be as worthy as their exclusives.

This is why I'd like to have a console and be able to play stuff like Metal Gear Solid, Uncharted etc. (even though those might not be necessarily really that epic or anything)
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10 Sep 2011   #13
simmo

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

This is why, no matter what the specs of the new Xbox and PS4 will be, those consoles will be awesome, probably even better than most PC users can afford for an actual PC

I have doubts the "new" consoles will be better than the PC i'm running atm let alone what I will be running by the time the "new" consoles are released.

Consoles hold back PC games period. I don't dispute there is a place for them as you have no need to update anything as the games are developed for a locked platform but the developers also have no need to push boundaries either as consoles wouldn't run them. They currently can't run any DX11 games e.g. because consoles don't support DX11 hence why so many games recently released for PC's run DX9 etc.

It won't matter in any case how good/capable the "new" console is it will be dated in 2 years after release. Granted if you want to have a larger library of games owning one makes sense.

Anyways this is sidetracking the thread..and btw I started playing games with consoles before I realised how much better it is to play on a PC particularly seeing that my games of choice are FPS and nothing beats a KB/M for shooters
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10 Sep 2011   #14
evilalan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gornot View Post
The last time we had an "overall" discussion about gaming platforms, I pointed out a simple fact that, I am sure, everyone (sane and reasonable) can agree on: A gaming console's worth is measured in its exclusives.
The extra features for playing videos and music don't really count, because the console is basically a small, hardware-locked PC; it can do nothing better than the PC, assuming that you're not living in "the stone age" and actually have hardware more basic than the one found in consoles today.

This is why, no matter what the specs of the new Xbox and PS4 will be, those consoles will be awesome, probably even better than most PC users can afford for an actual PC... for a year or two. Then the developers who will want to push their multiplatform releases would get into the same loophole as before, downgrading graphics and possibilities to make the game compatible, and once again, those consoles will only be as worthy as their exclusives.

This is why I'd like to have a console and be able to play stuff like Metal Gear Solid, Uncharted etc. (even though those might not be necessarily really that epic or anything)
It as simple as that if you can afford a high end PC, you most likely can afford a console or 2 therefore I think it's better to just have everything, but if you do have to choose and you don't have much money, it's not like a $500 gaming PC will be amazing, but it's still doable, but when you compare to a console in terms of value (for gaming) a console wins on the lowest price range, but a PC can be used to much more then gaming... I'm rumbling a bit... I hope you guys can get my point here

Some people actually think it's really complicated to use a PC !

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by simmo View Post
Anyways this is sidetracking the thread..and btw I started playing games with consoles before I realised how much better it is to play on a PC particularly seeing that my games of choice are FPS and nothing beats a KB/M for shooters
Agreed

On a Side Note: I now want a console that plays in 1080p and has support for keyboard and mouse... that would be really sweet, a cheap gaming "computer" magiga thingga that "normal" people can use, I'm calling it now Nintendo, just do it!

On a Side Note to the Side Note: Does anyone wants to play Dead Island? you're all saving for BF3 aren't you?
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10 Sep 2011   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm saving for BF3 myself. Planning a new video card for my birthday and the game purchase about 10 days later.
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