kab: [i0.kym-cdn.com image 500x387]
BumpInTheNight: kroonermanblack: LavenderWolf: Disc drive? You mean people still... physically move data?...yes. Because my options are 'pay 60$ for a physical item with resale and/or trade-to-friend value, which I can obtain in the time it takes me to drive to the nearest retailer' vs. 'buy digital item for 60$ (no discount?!), spend 5-12 hours downloading it, have no loan or resale capability and then have to delete once I have done this X number of times and if I ever want to play it again pray the store is still up and my purchase is 'saved' and I don't lose my account somehow (as happened to me with the xbox)'.Mostly it's the time thing. I want a game I want it now, not tomorrow.I downloaded the 22GB AC4: Black flag in two hours flat, no physical anything except a few mouse clicks. With the way games and their serial keys are getting harnessed into platforms I'm not sure physical media will survive nor the re-sale concept so enjoy that while you can. Personally I pay the price I want for a game without any inclusion of trying to pawn it off to friends or gamestop and the time sunk into such adventures either.Plus if a digital store ever does go under (I've had that happen before with Direct2Drive) I can just yarrrrr it via torrents if its that dear to me.
Dragonflew: Luse: Also see above. Show me an independent offline test and I will admit I'm wrong about it not being 1080p. I simply won't take Microsoft's word for it.Show me where it says it will be 720p offline as opposed to "the availability of the cloud allowed us time to focus more on graphics". I have tried, and all I can find are forums filled with people laughing at those who believe that an internet connection adds pixels.
Lucky LaRue: ManateeGag: wait, I thought the X Box One was going to be the most flawless piece of machinery known to man and make people who are experiencing ps4 issues drop Sony forever!Nah. That's just what the PS4 fan boyz are telling each other to boost their morale after such poor judgement in console selection.
frepnog: realmolo: The thing about the new consoles is that they aren't that much better than the last consoles. I mean, yeah, the hardware is way more powerful and everything, but the graphics aren't all that much better. We've hit a plateau, graphically, especially since TVs are locked at 1920x1080.the issue is that you are equating resolution with meaning anything whatever. It really doesn't. Fact is that just like last gen, as the new games get more and more detailed, 1080p is going to mostly be a pipe dream on both consoles (if you want to maintain 60 frames). both are still relatively anemic machines, PC hardware is ALREADY several generations ahead of the new consoles, and new games are going to do nothing but get more detailed.People that think graphics have plateaued are in for some shocking surprises as devs get a handle on these machines.Think about the graphical differences between, oh, say Mass Effect 1 and 3. 3 looks like it should be on a completely different console. There was a generational upgrade IN SOFTWARE on the 360\PS3, which is the only reason that the current gen consoles lasted so long. Games are going to freaking LEAPFROG what is currently possible, and in pretty short order.In a couple years tho, I'm betting you that BOTH new consoles are going to be struggling with 720p games, let alone 1080.Think about a GTA game that simply looks like reality. GTA5 looks good. The first REAL GTA game on the next gen machines is going to astound.
chozo13: Have not heard of any widespread wiiu launch failures
If you like these links, you'll love
Total accessTotal knowledgeTotal Fark
Sign up for the Fark NotNewsletter!
Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.
When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.
Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.
You need to create an account to submit links or post comments.
Click here to submit a link.
Also on Fark
Submit a Link »
Copyright © 1999 - 2017 Fark, Inc | Last updated: Nov 21 2017 08:01:53
Runtime: 0.509 sec (509 ms)