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Old 06-20-09, 03:33 PM   #40
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Default Re: Revenge of the PC!!

Originally Posted by six_storm View Post
Totally agree. This is the beauty of consoles TBH: You have 2 or 3 consoles, or sets of particular hardware, and this makes games easier to develop. With PC, you have to guess all of the hardware configs and hope for the best. Oh, and release patches and updates like crazy. Consoles release updates too, I know.

I'm not saying that one is better than the other, but I'm saying that both serve a purpose and dare I say that both can live in harmony!

Will somebody please close this thread already? We are beating a dead horse.
Carmack also agrees!

Tim Sweeny too!

But he did comment specifically on how difficult it is to program for multi-core processors and the even more complex Cell chip used in the PlayStation 3. He noted that it "takes about twice the effort and development cost to develop for a multi-threaded CPU," compared to a single-core CPU. Even more than that, according to Epic's analysis, fully exploiting the PS3 Cell chip "required about 5 times as much cost and development time than single-core."
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