Joining a bit late in the console discussion
>Consoles are pretty much low grade computers with a gui slapped on them. The reason why E3 games run faster and at a higher resolution is that you’re not actually playing on the consoles at E3.
What do you plan on doing then? Tell every technological company on the planet that the trillions of dollars they invest every year towards turning a profit they’re forever banned from investing in making computers more powerful and as a result doom them to bankruptcy in the long run just cause a couple people on the internet think they know what’s the best for them business wise? Cause I’d love to see how telling every computer company on the planet that you want them to go bankrupt goes down with them.
As a matter of fact there is no real difference between consoles and pc anymore. A lot of games now you install the game to the hard drive and the disc is pretty much only for installation, they both have ability to browse the internet, they both can use facebook and the list goes on. The only real difference between consoles and pc at this point is that they use different gui.
In fact for E3 before the new consoles came out they just ran emulators on computers to play games with the console gui plastered on it.
Consoles are pretty much low grade computers with a gui slapped on them. The reason why E3 games run faster and at a higher resolution is that you’re not actually playing on the consoles at E3.
No offence to console gamers, but there’s no way in hell I’m paying $400 JUST to use a different user interface on a computer. It’d be like paying $400 just to use that default windows 8 tablet user interface.
And don’t give me the whole, "consoles run faster" garbage; the reason why consoles run games faster is that windows since windows xp keeps fucking up. Every year they increase the system requirements for their operating system instead of making a stable operating system. So of course a console is going to run faster than a operating system with constant crap all plastered into it and constantly shoves garbage into it. I installed litestep onto my windows 7 partition and guess what? The amount of system resources used halved and my games run much faster. So of course if you have a windows shell that runs like ass it’s going to slow down your computer.
Tl:dr; if you have two trucks that are the same model and one truck you fill the bed with tons of bricks of course the other is going to drive faster.
I have to agree.
I’ve always known that ever since I saw one of the betas of Final Fantasy X back then in the 1999-2000’s. I don’t know if you guys had the chance to see it, but If I had to compare it with something, that thing was PS3 tier in therms of graphics and on how fluid the animations were. I was so incredibly impressed and hyped (I was also a very impressionable 11 year old, but still) so you could imagine my reaction when the final product came out.
That doesn’t mean I ended up disliking the game, of course. I love it to bits even today.
The difference is that Squaresoft wasn’t trying to "trick" the audience nor were responsible for the hardware and it’s limitations.
The point is that the blatant difference between those betas and the final game made me realize that PCs are more powerful than consoles, even though nowadays there are not a lot of differences between them.
That said, I still buy them. Well, until last generation at least.
So far for this one I’m sticking to handheld consoles and PC.