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Old 11-27-03, 05:52 AM   #1
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Do you think gaming consoles will take over PC gaming in the future?
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Old 11-27-03, 06:15 AM   #2
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Probably not, there will always be the hardcore dedicated PC croud. Though if the next series of consoles is fully HDTV compatable, that would eliminate the current advantage PC games have of higher resolution. RTS games alone would probably keep PC gaming alive.
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Old 11-27-03, 06:19 AM   #3
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No . thats unlikly to happen even in the far future ... the PC gaming is tied up with the computer revolution .. the more it advance the more advance for the PC gaming .
actully the PC gaming is the mirror for the new Tech. , thats why hardware benchmarks relay on gaming performance to show how advanced they became.

i see no takeovers since both console & PC have thier own fans .
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Old 11-27-03, 06:29 AM   #4
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No way! Hehehe PC parts will always be more powerful than console parts.
The PC games will always most certainly have better graphics and AI and stuff because the PC hardware just gets better and better every year! We just need M$ to tighten up its OS's Even then I still love winXP! sorry *nix zealots!

The hardware in PCs is always something that is diluted down from applications the PC is needed for. Ie supercomputers to study the smashing of atomic particles, and then rendering of CGI for films, or to study proteins closely etc etc etc. The numbercrunching CPU's tech get diluted down to desktop PCs, the rendering tech gets implemented into GPUS etc. That changes every year when newer tech gets diluted down to the desktop PC. On the console, the hardware remains constant and is of course outdated in a year or so etc. That way newer effects, AI methods and stuff get implemented on PC games than on console games etc. So there is that quality about PC games. or something to that effect....hmmm just my ramblings


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Old 11-27-03, 06:37 AM   #5
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No way! Hehehe PC parts will always be more powerful than console parts.
The PC games will always most certainly have better graphics and AI and stuff because the PC hardware just gets better and better every year! We just need M$ to tighten up its OS's Even then I still love winXP! sorry *nix zealots!

The hardware in PCs is always something that is diluted down from applications the PC is needed for. Ie supercomputers to study the smashing of atomic particles, and then rendering of CGI for films, or to study proteins closely etc etc etc. The numbercrunching CPU's tech get diluted down to desktop PCs, the rendering tech gets implemented into GPUS etc. That changes every year when newer tech gets diluted down to the desktop PC. On the console, the hardware remains constant and is of course outdated in a year or so etc. That way newer effects, AI methods and stuff get implemented on PC games than on console games etc. So there is that quality about PC games. or something to that effect....hmmm just my ramblings


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Well, since the hardware in consoles always stays the same, programmers can easily optimize the game for that console thus providing better performance. With PCs, they can't do that because there are so many combinations of hardware in PCs. That is why gaming consoles, even though less powerful than a PC, provide very similar levels of graphics compared to the PC version.
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Old 11-27-03, 06:41 AM   #6
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By the way, don't forget that Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 are coming to the Xbox. And how fast is the processor in the Xbox? 733MHz! This proves it is much easier to optimize for gaming consoles.
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Old 11-27-03, 06:56 AM   #7
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Loaded question.. in terms of sales they already have, long since in fact. In terms of wiping out the pc altogether thats unlikley, the way the xbox is converging towards a pc, and the pc is going a bet set top box'ish itself.. They're more likley to meet in the middle somewhere.
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I guess I stated the question wrong. I should have used "overtake" instead of "take over."
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Old 11-27-03, 09:11 AM   #9
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No, I've still got atleast another 50yrs of good pc gaming left in me
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No way in Hell They can only reach a very good level of performance when they are brand new (remember PS2, Xbox in their early days), then are doomed for the next 4-5 years, a time that the parent company will have to stick with them. PC's on the other hand keep evolving. One thing i never had a problem with the Deus Ex 2 demo was performance in the graphics department. See if a ****ing PIII-700 + GF3 +... (you know the rest) can match a PC like the one i have for example. Overtake? Meh
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No way in Hell They can only reach a very good level of performance when they are brand new (remember PS2, Xbox in their early days), then are doomed for the next 4-5 years, a time that the parent company will have to stick with them. PC's on the other hand keep evolving. One thing i never had a problem with the Deus Ex 2 demo was performance in the graphics department. See if a ****ing PIII-700 + GF3 +... (you know the rest) can match a PC like the one i have for example. Overtake? Meh
Whats your buss at 1/1 ratio for memory too", How about your cpu cooling and what voltage you got going to your cpu. Just curios you know how it is'?
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By the way, don't forget that Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 are coming to the Xbox. And how fast is the processor in the Xbox? 733MHz! This proves it is much easier to optimize for gaming consoles.
A big part of that optimization is running it at 640x480 and fixing the frame rate at 30 fps. The X-box is basically a PC. It is helped by the fact that there are less platform layers between the game and the hardware, but this is something that is supposed to be addressed on the PC with DirectX 10.
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