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    Actually it has 3, 3.2, core prosessors.

    If this is true it's gonna put the pc way behind the eightball for gamming.
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    Actually it has 3, 3.2, core prosessors.

    If this is true it's gonna put the pc way behind the eightball for gamming.
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    That isn't quite the way that SMP works...
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    Does it/will it be able to run FB/AEP/PF? (or BoB?)
    Can I import my own skins?
    Can I create my own missions and campaigns?
    Can I capture screenshots and movies?

    Hmm. Maybe the PC isn't behind the eight ball for people who want more out of their games.

    Don't think I'll be getting an XBox, but I'm definitley getting a new PC in about 2 months.
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    I love my XBox. No config required, great game selections. The PC is now reserved only for sims. Forza or Splinter Cell CT on XBox with an HD projector and force feedback wheel is a heavy buzz.

    Great product IMO.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Charlie901:


    Actually it has 3, 3.2, core prosessors.

    If this is true it's gonna put the pc way behind the eightball for gamming. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    i dout there will be many PCs that will be able to display what next gen consoles are going to be able to do. and remember PS3 is from what dev's have said "magnitudes more powerfull than xbox360." but it wont take to long for high end Pcs to surpass them. ofcourse your compairing 1500 to 2000 doller PCs to a 300 to 400$ console that you wont have to upgrade for 4 to 6 years. thay both have there ups and downs. heck just look at screens of 2 days to vagis. so far screenis look even better than HL2. the new unreal engien thay say will be on the new consoles as well. heck Xbox 360 is going to have a gpu equil to the next batch of top end ATI cards at least thats what iv read in interviews ect.

    i my self am very intersted in what the big N is doing with the REV.
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    On the contrary...PC's are about to make the next leap too. By the time the 360 is ready for market, the PC will be going dual core, with far more memory, and ATI and nVidia are likely to arrive (at least on paper) with cards twice as fast as the current gen (so they say) by end of the year.

    This is, however, the first time in recent memory that a console has punched through the current ceiling of performance. I think its interesting...IBM is potentially in a posturing position to become a major chip player in the PC or similarly oriented computing area.

    For a console to become a simming platform...it still has to go the next step with sufficient interface to operate something like what we already enjoy.
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    Don't forget little old Nintendo.

    IBM signed a hardware development deal with them as did nVidia (I think). However the specs probably wont be as impressive as the 'Big Two'

    The thing is why do you need to have machines that run that much faster than they do at the moment? Isn't it really just bigger, faster, better syndrome? The idea that a new generation of consoles is going to be better simply because its faster? Isn't that just a little ridiclous?

    The returns to scale are getting smaller and smaller as time goes on. Sure the jumps from 8 to 16 to 64 bit were great, the evolution of technology changed the way we play and look at games. But the steps foward aren't as giant as they used to be. To me there is no feeling of pushing boundaries anymore, not hing fresh, not ing new. Now its just all about the number of polygons your hardware can push around a screen. It fells like they are just cranking up the numbers so they can sell X number of consoles and ship X number of games with them.
    Personally, I'd rather see companies investing in better ways for us to play and enjoy games, rather than simply updating old ideas with better graphics and crisper sound.

    To paraphrase Shigeru Miyamoto "When was the last time we invented a new genre? When was the last time we did anything but recycle old ideas?"
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    thing is ice you said PCs are about to go duel core. xbox360 has three and ps3 has the cell wich is like 7 cores built into one or something like that. like you said the gpu makers are about to come out with new line of gpus that are going to blow away what we have now. thats just what is going into the new xbox. the new consoles also have a great amount of ram. not as much as PCs but remember consoles dont have to run windows ect. thay come more stream lined and "tweaked" than you can make a pc on its best day. dont get me wrong im not takeing sides lol. just like discussing this sorta thing. any way for me its less about the graphics this gen and more about inovation wich is why im waiting to see what the REV is going to be about. i think with online gameing becomeing more to the norm with consoles we'll be seeing key bords mice ect for them. heck the dreamcast had a keyboard what 6 to 7 years ago.

    the things i like about consoles are, thayer so much more cost effective and there almost 100% trouble free. i know i can go buy RE4 or GT bring it home and its going to play. no waiting for driver or patchs ect. and i know my game is going to look and play just as well as some rich boy with his moomy and daddys deep pockets lol. no tweaking or tring to figure out why so in so sound card ect is not working or haveing to spend 400 bucks just for a gpu or cpu to be able to make the games look like thay do in the screen shots.

    the down side to consoles is almost no sim type games and thay start geting long in the tooth after 3 or 4 years. also thay as of today cant do alot of the things a pc can how ever seeing as i use my pc only for net surfing "-porn- lol" and games thats no biggy for me. take away the posabilty of hardwear/softwear conflicts and the cost of parts, PCs are IMO the better way to go but for me all that factors in IRL. one never knows a mounth after a console release ati may make a ground breaking dicovery and release a card that can make things look perfectly real ofcourse youll need 400 to 600 bucks to buy it
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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ImpStarDuece:
    Don't forget little old Nintendo.

    IBM signed a hardware development deal with them as did nVidia (I think). However the specs probably wont be as impressive as the 'Big Two'

    The thing is why do you need to have machines that run that much faster than they do at the moment? Isn't it really just bigger, faster, better syndrome? The idea that a new generation of consoles is going to be better simply because its faster? Isn't that just a little ridiclous?

    The returns to scale are getting smaller and smaller as time goes on. Sure the jumps from 8 to 16 to 64 bit were great, the evolution of technology changed the way we play and look at games. But the steps foward aren't as giant as they used to be. To me there is no feeling of pushing boundaries anymore, not hing fresh, not ing new. Now its just all about the number of polygons your hardware can push around a screen. It fells like they are just cranking up the numbers so they can sell X number of consoles and ship X number of games with them.
    Personally, I'd rather see companies investing in better ways for us to play and enjoy games, rather than simply updating old ideas with better graphics and crisper sound.

    To paraphrase Shigeru Miyamoto "When was the last time we invented a new genre? When was the last time we did anything but recycle old ideas?" </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    a man after my own heart so to speak lol.
    also

    Shigeru Miyamoto "When was the last time we invented a new genre? When was the last time we did anything but recycle old ideas?"

    that man is the T.hawk of video games. ZELDA IN THE HOUSE.

    also i would not be to sure about the rev not keeping up with at least the 360.
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