Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Dec 2010 23:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Amidst all the WikiLeaks hoopla, there's also actual regular news going on. Windows 7 is barely out the door, and we're already dealing with Windows 8, which is indeed being worked on but will not arrive for at least two years. There's some rumours from an Italian website which state that the 64bit version of Windows 8 will have a completely new interface called Wind. Right.
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RE[4]: I call BS - games
by zima on Sun 12th Dec 2010 12:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I call BS - games"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

What limits "ohh, shiny!" is, at least in large part, astronomical cost of art & content creation beyond certain level of quality. Yes, procedural/etc. might be a way around this - but, funnily enough, consoles tended to use it sooner precisely because of their limited resources.

Then there's how GFX might be in the level of "good enough" for a lot of people - considering how the most popular forms of PC gaming are most likely Solitaire/Peggle/Farmville? (plus - I keep hearing "PC games are most shiny!" and "PC games, which I play, are deep"...so which one is it?) One nice side effect of mature stage in console cycle: gameplay matters.

But anyway who can argue PCs have not affected console games? It was largely (inevitable probably) a process of hybridization. Do not think those hybrids are representative of classic console games... (oh, yes, and also some developers totally skip the platform)

Don't get me wrong, I'm just occasionally a gamer.

I only play good games, on whatever platform at hand. That's how I roll.

Edited 2010-12-12 13:00 UTC

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RE[5]: I call BS - games
by Fergy on Sun 12th Dec 2010 16:33 in reply to "RE[4]: I call BS - games"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

One nice side effect of mature stage in console cycle: gameplay matters.

But only the gameplay that the average gamer likes. They like to have gameplay that 90% of people kind of like. They hate gameplay that 10% of people really love.

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RE[6]: I call BS - games
by Neolander on Sun 12th Dec 2010 18:23 in reply to "RE[5]: I call BS - games"
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2010-03-08

But only the gameplay that the average gamer likes. They like to have gameplay that 90% of people kind of like. They hate gameplay that 10% of people really love.

So the PC would be the king of niche games ? ;) I must admit, I just can't picture myself something like Myst being released on a console...

Well, except maybe the Nintendo DS because its stylus interface is just perfect for point and click games no matter what else Nintendo wants to do with it.

Edited 2010-12-12 18:26 UTC

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RE[6]: I call BS - games
by zima on Sun 12th Dec 2010 19:14 in reply to "RE[5]: I call BS - games"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

So, you're saying that average gamer likes average games? (which are by no means the only ones) That's a shocker...

From where does this obsessions "most games must be what we, the elite, likes" come from? I'm happy with small portion (I haven't researched it, but almost certainly less than 1%) of the total - that's still enough for my lifetime (this thing I'm pretty sure of), even if limiting myself only to games already released.

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