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(ITF Gaming)   Analysts predict PS4 to hit 36 million sales, Xbox One to hit 30 million sales by 2018   (itfgaming.com) divider line 108
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2013-09-13 09:31:00 AM
So, that's 66 million people with no lives, or is there some factor that needs to be applied?
/Don't have a gaming console
//Never have
 
2013-09-13 09:49:30 AM

simplicimus: So, that's 66 million people with no lives, or is there some factor that needs to be applied?
/Don't have a gaming console
//Never have



2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-13 10:10:48 AM
Is it just me or do those numbers seem wildly optimistic?

/not a video game analyst
 
2013-09-13 10:37:53 AM
I imagine the typical job posting for Gaming Industry Analyst has something along the lines of "GED optional".
 
2013-09-13 10:38:47 AM

simplicimus: So, that's 66 million people with no lives, or is there some factor that needs to be applied?
/Don't have a gaming console
//Never have


linustechtips.com

Rev.K: Is it just me or do those numbers seem wildly optimistic?

/not a video game analyst


The shift from straight console to more of a media center will probably move more product. 360 has sold almost 78 million in 8 years and PS3 has moved around the same # (says 75 in one, 78 in another). It's possible.
 
2013-09-13 10:43:23 AM

scottydoesntknow: simplicimus: So, that's 66 million people with no lives, or is there some factor that needs to be applied?
/Don't have a gaming console
//Never have

[linustechtips.com image 447x335]

Rev.K: Is it just me or do those numbers seem wildly optimistic?

/not a video game analyst

The shift from straight console to more of a media center will probably move more product. 360 has sold almost 78 million in 8 years and PS3 has moved around the same # (says 75 in one, 78 in another). It's possible.


Serious question, since I have made my lack of credibility on the subject apparent, what's the difference between a media center vs. using the HDMI port on my laptop?
 
2013-09-13 10:45:27 AM
Glad I bought into SNE at $16.xx...November is going to be huge.
 
2013-09-13 10:46:08 AM
Oh please. The Xbone is going to sell just as much as the PS4, maybe more. The plebes don't care one lick about the shiat Microsoft has been pulling so long as they get their Call of Duty and a microphone with which to spew racist comments at each other.

Besides. An actually good game hasn't been released in years. They're all watered down these days to wrangle cash from the lowest common denominator.

/Yes, even that game.
//You know which one.
 
2013-09-13 10:51:07 AM
Subbyis being disingenuous. 6 million console difference isn't that big especially since by 2018 we'll already be onto the next big thing that we all just HAVE to have! This narrative about who will buy what console is simple: Sony fans already are predisposed to get the PS4, Microsoft fans are already predisposed to buy Xboxone. Seriously, nobody is changing their mind at this point. I am a Microsoft fan, and even despite their marketing blunders early on had no intention of buying another system besides theirs. I like their product more than Sony's. Sony has a built in base of gamers in Japan. Japan has a high gamer per capita than here, of course they will sell more consoles! Truthfully 6 million in that perspective means it's PS4 that inst forecasted to do it's job, Microsoft should be getting way more blown out of the the water if it truly was the sub par product.
 
2013-09-13 10:52:04 AM
simplicimus:
Serious question, since I have made my lack of credibility on the subject apparent, what's the difference between a media center vs. using the HDMI port on my laptop?

Absolutely zero. I personally have a dedicated media center (since I had an old desktop that could do the trick nicely) but a friend does exactly what you mentioned on his Macbook Pro.

/love me some XBMC
 
2013-09-13 10:53:04 AM

simplicimus: scottydoesntknow: simplicimus: So, that's 66 million people with no lives, or is there some factor that needs to be applied?
/Don't have a gaming console
//Never have

[linustechtips.com image 447x335]

Rev.K: Is it just me or do those numbers seem wildly optimistic?

/not a video game analyst

The shift from straight console to more of a media center will probably move more product. 360 has sold almost 78 million in 8 years and PS3 has moved around the same # (says 75 in one, 78 in another). It's possible.

Serious question, since I have made my lack of credibility on the subject apparent, what's the difference between a media center vs. using the HDMI port on my laptop?


Not much this past generation, but Sony and MS are making even more deals with the cable and media companies to integrate their services into their next boxes. The Xbox 360 can already be used in conjunction with a cable box in some markets. The Xbox One will outright replace the cable box in many more markets.
 
2013-09-13 10:53:23 AM

simplicimus: what's the difference between a media center vs. using the HDMI port on my laptop?


Congratulations, you've discovered that Microsoft is adding something to a console that's existed for PC gamers for years!
 
2013-09-13 10:53:53 AM
People who now own one or the other will probably eventually buy a next generation console, but will be slow to adopt them. There just isn't going to be enough perceived improvement to move people, especially when they will have to give up their entire game library due to no backwards compatibility.

Personally not buying one until my current console dies. Even then, I may just get a 360. There are still plenty of good games I haven't gotten to yet, and they will become cheaper after next gen.
 
2013-09-13 10:55:34 AM

simplicimus: scottydoesntknow: simplicimus: So, that's 66 million people with no lives, or is there some factor that needs to be applied?
/Don't have a gaming console
//Never have

[linustechtips.com image 447x335]

Rev.K: Is it just me or do those numbers seem wildly optimistic?

/not a video game analyst

The shift from straight console to more of a media center will probably move more product. 360 has sold almost 78 million in 8 years and PS3 has moved around the same # (says 75 in one, 78 in another). It's possible.

Serious question, since I have made my lack of credibility on the subject apparent, what's the difference between a media center vs. using the HDMI port on my laptop?


I've always preferred my setup of running an HDMI from my laptop to my TV. I can guarantee whatever format of video I'm watching will work. It can be hit or miss when I use my 360, and it still has to rely on a solid LAN connection (unless you run an external HD or flash, or want to spend the hours moving videos to it). The next-gen consoles are touting a lot of media controls. I know you can run your cable/satellite service through the XBone, but to me that seems unnecessary.

I don't really have a dog in this fight right now as I'm waiting at least a year or two before I make a decision on a console. Main reason I like consoles is because my fiancee and her daughter like console games. They don't like playing on PC, and that's great for me because I can hop on my PC anytime they're on the 360. Plus co-op is a lot of fun to play with her.
 
2013-09-13 10:58:36 AM

Rev.K: Is it just me or do those numbers seem wildly optimistic?

/not a video game analyst


i wouldn't be surprised if the number of dedicated console gamers is below 50 million worldwide at this point, software numbers have been awful for what... 2 years straight? nothing is growing in that market but people are acting like it's 2006 again because they keep looking at cumulative hardware sales

it could turn around tho if the global economy starts growing again, but right now the only thing growing is the exodus from the 360/PS3
 
2013-09-13 11:08:21 AM

simplicimus: So, that's 66 million people with no lives, or is there some factor that needs to be applied?
/Don't have a gaming console
//Never have


Is this one of those posts where the generation that grew up on television criticizes the younger generation for staring at a screen?
 
2013-09-13 11:08:49 AM

simplicimus: So, that's 66 million people with no lives, or is there some factor that needs to be applied?
/Don't have a gaming console
//Never have


A bunch of people who really have no life buying both.
 
2013-09-13 11:08:53 AM
Since its at end of life, you can currently buy a PS3 + GTA5 for $270.  I've been wanting a bluray player for a while now, and I don't really do a lot of console gaming, so having the PS4 isn't a priority.  I might pick up the PS3...
 
2013-09-13 11:12:33 AM

Le Grand Inquisitor: since by 2018 we'll already be onto the next big thing that we all just HAVE to have!



Unless there is some titantic shift in display technology, there won't be a next big thing to have in just five years. The hardware generation that is ending this fall (7th generation) is the longest in the industry's history at just under eight years, and despite those eight years of Moore's Law being in effect the qualitative graphical increase seen in the 8th generation will be the least dramatic.

The 8th generation will last even longer than the 7th, barring some massive and unforeseen change in video display technology.
 
2013-09-13 11:15:46 AM

Cubicle Jockey: The 8th generation will last even longer than the 7th, barring some massive and unforeseen change in video display technology.


Really, it depends on how long it takes for 4k TVs to  become pervasive
 
2013-09-13 11:15:51 AM

Detinwolf: Since its at end of life, you can currently buy a PS3 + GTA5 for $270.  I've been wanting a bluray player for a while now, and I don't really do a lot of console gaming, so having the PS4 isn't a priority.  I might pick up the PS3...


If you wait until the PS4 comes out, you'll probably be able to get it even cheaper. Might do the same thing and get a 360 for my kids for Xmas.

They're too young to care about being a generation behind.
 
2013-09-13 11:16:01 AM
Analysts!  Is there anything they can't do?
 
2013-09-13 11:16:37 AM

Cubicle Jockey: The 8th generation will last even longer than the 7th, barring some massive and unforeseen change in video display technology.


jolstatic.fr

At least I really hope it is. There was some clip of a guy about to play Amnesia (or some other horror game) with it on. He made it about 1 minute before freaking out and throwing it off.
 
2013-09-13 11:18:04 AM
Analysts pfft I use them by their real title anal cysts.  They have no idea what they are talking about and when they are proven wrong they never go back and say oops they make a crazy prediction to drum up whichever stock they happen to own.
 
2013-09-13 11:19:05 AM

scottydoesntknow: The shift from straight console to more of a media center will probably move more product. 360 has sold almost 78 million in 8 years and PS3 has moved around the same # (says 75 in one, 78 in another). It's possible.


Why do you think that shift would favor  consoles, exactly?

Almost any video card you can buy, including the shiat ones, for a PC now has actual HDMI ports, making your computer literally easier to plug into your TV than most consoles.  I think anyone actually interested in all-in-one will work that one out pretty fast.

Cubicle Jockey: Unless there is some titantic shift in display technology, there won't be a next big thing to have in just five years. The hardware generation that is ending this fall (7th generation) is the longest in the industry's history at just under eight years, and despite those eight years of Moore's Law being in effect the qualitative graphical increase seen in the 8th generation will be the least dramatic.

The 8th generation will last even longer than the 7th, barring some massive and unforeseen change in video display technology.


The fark are you talking about?  We're actually right on the ITRS schedule for processor and memory design, which is scheduled to move FASTER than moore's law.

... so what ass-backward criteria are you using that's telling you that we're on the "eighth generation" of something and that it's been "long"?  Because it has nothing to do with standard node sizes, processing increases, or even standard formats (which would itself be a stupid criterion, since many standard formats are scalable).
 
2013-09-13 11:19:37 AM

Mike_LowELL: simplicimus: So, that's 66 million people with no lives, or is there some factor that needs to be applied?
/Don't have a gaming console
//Never have

Is this one of those posts where the generation that grew up on television criticizes the younger generation for staring at a screen?


Not me. I have 4 functioning PC and two I'm repairing at home. I spend a lot of time staring at screens.
 
2013-09-13 11:20:29 AM

Esroc: Besides. An actually good game hasn't been released in years. They're all watered down these days to wrangle cash from the lowest common denominator.


GTA5 is both the most expensive game in history, and will probably earn the most revenue in gaming history too. The only movie that cost more than GTA5 was Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End. $300MM to $270MM (no source handy, but I read this somewhere the other day). GTA5 will pull in over $1B in revenue in its first year.

I'm not a fanboy of the series (though I do enjoy it), but this is far from "watered down" from my perspective.
 
2013-09-13 11:22:07 AM

simplicimus: So, that's 66 million people with no lives, or is there some factor that needs to be applied?
/Don't have a gaming console
//Never have


8/10. Getting in at the start was the key.

/3 kids, a wife, 2 part time jobs on top my regular 40 and I own a 360
//yep, no life, lol... just sittin on my ass all day... lol
 
2013-09-13 11:24:56 AM

AdamK: Rev.K: Is it just me or do those numbers seem wildly optimistic?

/not a video game analyst

i wouldn't be surprised if the number of dedicated console gamers is below 50 million worldwide at this point, software numbers have been awful for what... 2 years straight? nothing is growing in that market but people are acting like it's 2006 again because they keep looking at cumulative hardware sales

it could turn around tho if the global economy starts growing again, but right now the only thing growing is the exodus from the 360/PS3


You have to assume some people buying multiple consoles and one of each console.  30 mil in 5 years is low since each CoD title sales about 15 mil and not all gamers play CoD
 
2013-09-13 11:30:27 AM

homarjr: GTA5 is both the most expensive game in history, and will probably earn the most revenue in gaming history too. The only movie that cost more than GTA5 was Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End. $300MM to $270MM (no source handy, but I read this somewhere the other day). GTA5 will pull in over $1B in revenue in its first year.

I'm not a fanboy of the series (though I do enjoy it), but this is far from "watered down" from my perspective.


Who could possibly say that though?  The last GTA didn't do that well it sold about 20 mil across all platforms. MW3 was over 30 mil
 
2013-09-13 11:30:45 AM

homarjr: Esroc: Besides. An actually good game hasn't been released in years. They're all watered down these days to wrangle cash from the lowest common denominator.

GTA5 is both the most expensive game in history, and will probably earn the most revenue in gaming history too. The only movie that cost more than GTA5 was Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End. $300MM to $270MM (no source handy, but I read this somewhere the other day). GTA5 will pull in over $1B in revenue in its first year.

I'm not a fanboy of the series (though I do enjoy it), but this is far from "watered down" from my perspective.


Actually I agree with you on that point. GTA5 is looking to be a masterpiece. Unfortunately I'm a PC gamer and won't buy a console for only one game, so it's gonna be awhile before I get to experience it.

/I most just want to explore that gargantuan map. I mean jesus.
 
2013-09-13 11:31:41 AM

Jim_Callahan: scottydoesntknow: The shift from straight console to more of a media center will probably move more product. 360 has sold almost 78 million in 8 years and PS3 has moved around the same # (says 75 in one, 78 in another). It's possible.

Why do you think that shift would favor  consoles, exactly?

Almost any video card you can buy, including the shiat ones, for a PC now has actual HDMI ports, making your computer literally easier to plug into your TV than most consoles.  I think anyone actually interested in all-in-one will work that one out pretty fast.


Ummm, because your average Fark gamer is not your average consumer? I know it's hard to think like that, but it's true. Otherwise consoles would've died out years ago, Steam would be president of the US, and Gabe would be Vice President (provided he actually put out HL3). Go to your average consumer, tell them "Just buy this video card with an HDMI port, install it, and you can plug your PC into your TV", and they'll tune you out before you hit "with an HDMI port".

Both consoles moved 150 million units in 8 years, it's not that hard to think they'll move at least half that in 5.
 
2013-09-13 11:38:22 AM

scottydoesntknow: Go to your average consumer, tell them "Just buy this video card with an HDMI port, install it, and you can plug your PC into your TV", and they'll tune you out before you hit "with an HDMI port".


No, I mean basically all video cards, including standard ones that come with your machine by default.  Honestly, the majority of laptops already come with a plug and play adapter for it too, it's that universal at this point.

Whereas hooking up your console requires looking up the encryption standards for your TV, which is hardly easily-accessible stuff.  Certain older TV models simply can't accept modern HDMI because of the encryption watermark.

Basically erasing the difference between a multi-use PC and a multi-use console goes both ways, they aren't opening a new market, they're opening themselves up to competition from existing markets which have been involved with the game longer.
 
2013-09-13 11:39:59 AM
GOG Sale

Because this looks like an appropriate thread for it, GOG is having a sale on Square Enix games, which include:

Dues Ex (1 and 2)
Thief (1-3)

Among others (Classic Tomb Raider Series as well) So, if you want to support DRM free gaming, or you want to catch up on these classic games, here is your chance to.
 
2013-09-13 11:42:32 AM

Jim_Callahan: Whereas hooking up your console requires looking up the encryption standards for your TV, which is hardly easily-accessible stuff. Certain older TV models simply can't accept modern HDMI because of the encryption watermark.


I've never seen a 360 or a PS3 not work over HDMI, I have used mine over a 7 year old TV with HDMI and a brand new one and it just works.
 
2013-09-13 11:45:01 AM

Jim_Callahan: ... so what ass-backward criteria are you using that's telling you that we're on the "eighth generation" of something and that it's been "long"?  Because it has nothing to do with standard node sizes, processing increases, or even standard formats (which would itself be a stupid criterion, since many standard formats are scalable).


We are on the eighth generation on video game consoles:

1st gen: Magnavox Odyssey, Atari Pong (and clones)
2nd gen: Fairchild Channel F, Atari 2600 and 5200, Mattel Intellivison, Coleco ColecoVision
3rd gen: Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System, Atari 7800
4th gen: Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, NEC TurboGrafix 16
5th gen: Sega Saturn, Nintendo 64, Sony PlayStation, Atari Jaguar
6th gen: Sega Dreamcast, Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube
7th gen: Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii
8th gen: Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii U
 
2013-09-13 11:46:12 AM

Burr: GOG Sale

Because this looks like an appropriate thread for it, GOG is having a sale on Square Enix games, which include:

Dues Ex (1 and 2)
Thief (1-3)

Among others (Classic Tomb Raider Series as well) So, if you want to support DRM free gaming, or you want to catch up on these classic games, here is your chance to.


Sounds like fun paying $80 for a bunch of garbage games that came out in the 90s and early 2000s.  Suckers born every day I guess.
 
2013-09-13 11:47:28 AM

Esroc: Actually I agree with you on that point. GTA5 is looking to be a masterpiece. Unfortunately I'm a PC gamer and won't buy a console for only one game, so it's gonna be awhile before I get to experience it.

/I most just want to explore that gargantuan map. I mean jesus.


I am a PC/360 gamer, but I am going to wait on the reviews (I never buy a game first day anymore) before I play it.  I mean, I enjoyed IV, but not as much as San Andreas.

/its hard to be just a PC Gamer anymore when you don't have access to unlimited high speed broadband.
 
2013-09-13 11:51:14 AM

simplicimus: Serious question, since I have made my lack of credibility on the subject apparent, what's the difference between a media center vs. using the HDMI port on my laptop?


I can stream media from my laptop to my PS3 and continue to use the laptop for other stuff at the same time.  It also doesn't require me to physically plug the computer in to anything.
 
2013-09-13 11:52:39 AM

GreetingsEarthling: simplicimus:
Serious question, since I have made my lack of credibility on the subject apparent, what's the difference between a media center vs. using the HDMI port on my laptop?

Absolutely zero. I personally have a dedicated media center (since I had an old desktop that could do the trick nicely) but a friend does exactly what you mentioned on his Macbook Pro.

/love me some XBMC


Laptop + HDMI cable is for a hotel trip.  At home, I want a permanent solution.  I've run XBMC on original Xboxes, Apple TVs, old PCs, and when I get around to it, an OUYA.  I just can't imagine consuming media without it.
 
2013-09-13 11:56:45 AM

JonZoidberg: GreetingsEarthling: simplicimus:
Serious question, since I have made my lack of credibility on the subject apparent, what's the difference between a media center vs. using the HDMI port on my laptop?

Absolutely zero. I personally have a dedicated media center (since I had an old desktop that could do the trick nicely) but a friend does exactly what you mentioned on his Macbook Pro.

/love me some XBMC

Laptop + HDMI cable is for a hotel trip.  At home, I want a permanent solution.  I've run XBMC on original Xboxes, Apple TVs, old PCs, and when I get around to it, an OUYA.  I just can't imagine consuming media without it.


Desktop tower behind TV. HDMI into TV. Wireless keyboard and mouse.
 
2013-09-13 11:56:50 AM

TNel: Sounds like fun paying $80 for a bunch of garbage games that came out in the 90s and early 2000s.  Suckers born every day I guess


so, spend $16 for Thief 1-3 and Dues Ex, you don't have to buy Daikatana if you don't want to.  Last sale I got Baulders Gate Series, Icewind Dale Series, Neverwinter Series, and Planescape: Torment for a total  $25.
 
2013-09-13 11:59:00 AM
Everything I'm reading is suggesting the XBone will top the PS4. Microsoft has too many agreements in place with publishers; the XBox version of games must be equal to or superior to the PS4 versions...
 
2013-09-13 12:00:12 PM

Le Grand Inquisitor: Subbyis being disingenuous. 6 million console difference isn't that big especially since by 2018 we'll already be onto the next big thing that we all just HAVE to have! This narrative about who will buy what console is simple: Sony fans already are predisposed to get the PS4, Microsoft fans are already predisposed to buy Xboxone. Seriously, nobody is changing their mind at this point. I am a Microsoft fan, and even despite their marketing blunders early on had no intention of buying another system besides theirs. I like their product more than Sony's. Sony has a built in base of gamers in Japan. Japan has a high gamer per capita than here, of course they will sell more consoles! Truthfully 6 million in that perspective means it's PS4 that inst forecasted to do it's job, Microsoft should be getting way more blown out of the the water if it truly was the sub par product.


You're really, really weird.

First off, you've got brand loyalty, which is weird.  Secondly, you blindly buy anything that brand puts out, without consideration for other competing products, which is weird.  Thirdly, you proclaim this loudly, as if this is some mark of pride for you, which is weird.

I know fanboys exist, and that you are one of them, but fanboys are weird by their very nature.

/but totally agree that 6mil units difference over a five-year span is beans
//neither brand is going anywhere
 
2013-09-13 12:01:14 PM
Me and my water-cooled octocore rig are gonna laugh all the way to the bank... 'cause that's where I gotta go to get the money for that shiat. But I can blow smoke over the water you're drowning under all day long. And watch ad-free everything, pirate the shiat out of anything I want to (and sure as hell going to for $60-70 bucks a pop), and let's not even get started about how they STILL won't let PC and console gamers compete in multi-player matches.

Yeah, I could've gotten 4 or 5 new-gen boxes for this system (based on $4-500 range I've heard). But haha, what am I going to do with them? Parallel them for better performance? Give them away to friends? Well...one just isn't physically possible (excluding all that weird IBM Cell core supercomputer shiat for you nitpickers albeit in an entirely non-consumer context), and the other just isn't..socially...possible.

Foreveralone.jpg in its truest, not granting a dime to MS or Sony (though I understand they both run an AMD graphics card), and happily gaming until my tits fall off.

PC Specs for the interested:
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
AMD FX-8350 (stock 4.0 GHz, aiming for 5.2+ on water)
NZXT Kraken X60 Water Cooler Unit
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 MHz 8GBx2
Asus Matrix HD7970 3GDDR5 Platinum (YUP! :))
Samsung 840 Series Pro 256GB SSD
LG Blu-Ray Writer
NZXT Switch 810 Case Matte Black
W7 Pro - yeah, I'm so hardcore I still run XP.
and a couple NZXT fans to set up push/pull on the radiator.

Networked XP system for file transfer etc, will eventually put a 4TB drive in the new rig.

Side note: the CPU, RAM, and Mobo were gifts, so I had to do the best I could with them.

Troll on, flame on, I'm gonna fire up some FFXII on my PS2 :)

Also the more I think about it, the more I realize need to just buckle down for TFD. As verbose I may be, it's still too much to say to nobody....well, not that TFD would change that.

/End jackthread, you just keep bowing to that master supreme all-glorious unsullied (but not castrated!) ultimate PC gaming race.
//NO, I am not taking out a loan for a PC. That's just financially irresponsible. I just return a lot of aluminum cans...

TL;DR? FU :) Welcome to Costco, I love you.
 
2013-09-13 12:06:06 PM
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2013-09-13 12:08:42 PM
i pretty much gave up on video games around the time the ps3 was announced.  i still have my ps2 and i can buy all sorts of games for it for a few bucks apiece at garage sales and flea markets, and that's enough for me.  most of my friends are still huge gamers and talk about all the new games, but i just don't see the point anymore.  somehow i just lost interest in video games completely in the past couple years.  i've never even played skyrim.
 
2013-09-13 12:12:01 PM

enderthexenocide: i pretty much gave up on video games around the time the ps3 was announced.  i still have my ps2 and i can buy all sorts of games for it for a few bucks apiece at garage sales and flea markets, and that's enough for me.  most of my friends are still huge gamers and talk about all the new games, but i just don't see the point anymore.  somehow i just lost interest in video games completely in the past couple years.  i've never even played skyrim.


You're not missing much. Unless you get a PC and learn how to mod it then it's a mediocre RPG at best. But modded Skyrim is  fantastic.
 
2013-09-13 12:12:24 PM

enderthexenocide: somehow i just lost interest in video games completely in the past couple years. i've never even played skyrim.


I was like that for a few years and just got an Xbox a year and a half ago.  Some games are fun but the kids enjoy it a lot more than me.  I got Skyrim and played it for about 20min and stopped I just can't see what the appeal is for that game.  I don't find the fun in vast open worlds as much anymore.  I would rather a game on rails than one I can go explore forever.
 
2013-09-13 12:14:55 PM

Jim_Callahan: Cubicle Jockey: Unless there is some titantic shift in display technology, there won't be a next big thing to have in just five years. The hardware generation that is ending this fall (7th generation) is the longest in the industry's history at just under eight years, and despite those eight years of Moore's Law being in effect the qualitative graphical increase seen in the 8th generation will be the least dramatic.

The 8th generation will last even longer than the 7th, barring some massive and unforeseen change in video display technology.

The fark are you talking about? We're actually right on the ITRS schedule for processor and memory design, which is scheduled to move FASTER than moore's law.

... so what ass-backward criteria are you using that's telling you that we're on the "eighth generation" of something and that it's been "long"? Because it has nothing to do with standard node sizes, processing increases, or even standard formats (which would itself be a stupid criterion, since many standard formats are scalable).



As previously pointed out, I was referring to video game console generations. What did you believe I was referring to?
 
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