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Decline PS4 wins the console war against XboxONE, yet it is a hollow victory as Consolesdämmerung is upon us

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Dexter, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Dexter Arcane

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    Since the "Leaks" and mentions are piling up and getting ever more specific, I thought I might aswell open a thread regarding this:
    http://www.vgleaks.com/world-exclusive-durango-unveiled-2/
    http://www.vgleaks.com/world-exclusive-orbis-unveiled/

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-hardware-next-gen-xbox-specs-leak
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-hardware-orbis-unmasked-what-to-expect-from-next-gen-console

    CPUs: 8-Core from AMD, based on x64/x86-Architecture with 1.6-1.8Ghz per Core
    GPUs: DirectX 11.1-based from AMD/ATI with 12 (Microsoft) and 18 (Sony) compute units and 800Mhz
    RAM : 8GB DDR3 + 32MB SRAM (Microsoft) and 8GB GDDR5 (Sony)
    Optical drives: Both come sporting Blu-Ray drives supporting 50GB (maybe even 100GB) disks

    The Reveal will either happen at the upcoming GDC (March 2013): http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/...tivision_Blizzard_nextgen_rendering_talks.php

    Or at the latest during the E3 set for June, where all the new games are also likely to be announced, Microsoft put up a Countdown for: http://majornelson.com/2013/01/02/countdown-to-e3-2013/ and Sony made very specific mentions regarding: http://www.develop-online.net/news/42971/PS4-reveal-could-come-before-E3-teases-Sony-exec

    All of the big hyped "AAA" games of the year: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_in_video_gaming fall on Q1+Q2 2013 before June (Bioshock: Infinite, Tomb Raider, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Dead Space 3, Crysis 3, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, South Park: The Stick of Truth, God of War: Ascension, Gears of War: Judgment, Metro: Last Light, Star Trek, Remember Me, The Last of Us) aside from a few of the KickStarter PC games. A bunch of new projects for Q3+Q4 2013 and beyond are likely going to be the topic at the next E3.

    There was also some rumors regarding new Controllers, for instance that the Xbox comes with an in-built "Kinect" and the PlayStation 4 will have a redesigned controller with a "Touchpad", a little more about that in this article: http://kotaku.com/5977849/the-plays...ncy-user-accounts-and-impressive-specs-so-far

    Also in regards to a new Account system and likely new "Digital Rights Management":
    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Dexter Arcane

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    Some of the articles I linked to are like a day old, and what do console Specs and upcoming vidya games have to do with "Science"?
     
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  3. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    Yeah no shit. But some mod clown decided that anything technical goes into Science! nonetheless.

    Either way, those specs make sense. But the question is will console games remain popamole?

    Answer: Probably. But at least the PC ports should be a bit better this time around.
     
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  4. Bony Learned Queued

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    ps4 and xbox is science now :smug:
     
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  5. Dexter Arcane

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    It's science how this shit is still viable.
     
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  7. taxalot I'm a spicy fellow. Patron

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    8 GBs in a console releasing this fall or next year ?
    I don't see it happen for some reason : historically, those machines have always been pretty low on RAM.

    If true, that would be an incredible improvement for games to be PC ported though.
     
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  8. racofer Thread Incliner

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    Not gonna buy either of them anyway.

    I hope the feds don't storm my house for depriving the industry of my precious jewgold.
     
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  9. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    About to watch it, just to see the impact on the industry and such, how it might effect the PC. The 8GB of RAM thing might be true, considering it's so cheap now-a-days, but they will probably divide it between video and system and keep a large chunk of it for app switching and shit. I imagine 8GB on PC unified with more VRAM on the GPU, even with Windows' overhead, would still come out better.
     
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  10. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    8GB memory confirmed... unified, DDR5. HDD is go, not SSD. "Super charged PC GPU and PC processor."

    So you'll have a better system as soon as you add more RAM to your current rig, probably.
     
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  11. Turisas Arch Devil Patron

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    Thank fuck they didn't cheap out with the RAM, maybe they can finally do away with the idiotic segmented level design that's so prevalent these days.
     
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  12. MetalCraze Arcane

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    Look at the CPU and a videocard bro.

    Thief 1/2 had bigger levels than any "stealth" piece of shit on cuntsoles and they didn't need 8 gigs of RAM.

    So you will have your bigger levels but they will look like ass compared to what PC can do and will be mostly empty because welcome to the shitty CPU.
     
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  13. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    RPG Wokedex Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    This is kind of retarded.
     
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  14. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    Pretty much everything they are touting right now has been standard on PC for years. What if you could stream gameplay video? What if you could access the internet mid-game? OMG!
     
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  15. Sam Ecorners Arcane Patron

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    How's that? sounds pretty good
     
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  16. Astral Rag Arcane

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    Gameplay remains the same:

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Sam Ecorners Arcane Patron

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    So far they sound like they're doing everything right, huge improvement over PS3 imo. Not that I give a shit though.

    PS, the video streaming and screen sharing is pretty good - simple and accessible, just what consoles need
     
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  18. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    It does sound good, I'm just amused how the PC always invents shit first.
     
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  19. Sam Ecorners Arcane Patron

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    Well no shit, how could you invent anything with a non iterative platform?
     
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  20. fizzelopeguss Arcane

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    this is a mid range pc, except it's a midrange pc with 8gigs of GDDR 5, which is in orders of magnitude faster than the shitty ddr 3 we have in our rigs.
     
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  21. BaconAndEggs Augur

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    Is anyone counting the amount of buzzwords during this conference? I've already lost count.
     
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  22. tuluse Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    This is exactly how Xbox does it.
     
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  23. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    Passive piracy. By not buying, are you really any different than a pirate? I think not.
     
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  24. Average Manatee Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Looking forward to those 8 GBs of memory going towards adding levitation back into the next TES game.
     
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