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#1 Jun 20 2010 at 12:46 AM Rating: Good
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If your PC will not run FFXIV @ playable framerate. Are you going to buy a new PC or buy a PS3 or play on PS3 if you already own one?

For me I am going to wait for PC technology to evolve and just buy and play the game on PS3!
#2 Jun 20 2010 at 12:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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#3 Jun 20 2010 at 12:53 AM Rating: Default
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#4 Jun 20 2010 at 1:32 AM Rating: Good
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My PC will run it fine, but I have been looking into buying a PS3 for some time now..missed out on games like Demon's Souls etc....late to the party as usual..
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Just bought a new PC a month ago that will handle the game very well.
#6 Jun 20 2010 at 9:39 AM Rating: Default
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I hope that FFXIV won't suck on the PS3 (so far games I've seen are pretty ugly actually, Dragon Age Origins etc.). My PC sucks, so I want to play it on the PS3, but I don't want it to be as ugly as DAO. -.-;
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I hope that FFXIV won't suck on the PS3 (so far games I've seen are pretty ugly actually, Dragon Age Origins etc.). My PC sucks, so I want to play it on the PS3, but I don't want it to be as ugly as DAO. -.-;


I haven't seen any "ugly" games on the PS3, but then again I'm one of those gamers that know graphics =/= the game. If you're going to play FFXIV you'll play it for the gameplay if it interests you, because you play video games to play, not watch. Go watch Metal Gear Solid 4 if graphics are a deciding factor. Smiley: grin


My PC scored in the 3-4k range on HD and 6k+ on 720p HD..so I'll stick to PC most likely, PS3 depending if I'm moving around a lot and don't feel like reinstalling.
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I haven't seen any "ugly" games on the PS3, but then again I'm one of those gamers that know graphics =/= the game. If you're going to play FFXIV you'll play it for the gameplay if it interests you, because you play video games to play, not watch. Go watch Metal Gear Solid 4 if graphics are a deciding factor.

"Ugly" is relative, though. I just hope that the PS3 version won't be significantly worse in graphics than the PC version. Oblivion for the PS3 is just ungh compared to the PC version. Even on my old PC is looks and runs better.

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#9 Jun 20 2010 at 10:01 AM Rating: Good
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id say PS3.

Blu-Ray DVD
the PSN is great!
You can add netflix or things like Sunday Ticket (NFL)
or Season pass for baseball
You can buy direct and download movies to your PS3.
Download direct games PS1,PS2,PS3,PSP,Minis

And the PS3 is HD ready 1080P and less.
Can go online with it, Surf the web , Basicaly it would be just like a PC but with a High end Blu-ray player and cool PS3 stuff.

Also to add FFXIV will be encoded for 3D so if you play on a ps3 and its hooked up to a 3D tv your allready ahead of the game. (and no you wont need to buy 2 versions of the game for 3d or regular 2d sence the TV is 3D it converts things to that format)

Edited, Jun 20th 2010 12:05pm by vermillionreign
#10 Jun 20 2010 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
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I can't say I know whether my PC will run FFXIV (have we been given tech specs yet?) but if it can't, I'll most likely work toward getting a new PC, as I'll probably need more than just my laptop for work anyway.
#11 Jun 20 2010 at 11:47 AM Rating: Good
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I can't say I know whether my PC will run FFXIV (have we been given tech specs yet?) but if it can't, I'll most likely work toward getting a new PC, as I'll probably need more than just my laptop for work anyway.


Have you run official benchmark?
#12 Jun 20 2010 at 12:14 PM Rating: Good
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Have you run official benchmark?


D'oh, no I haven't. Thanks Lamnethx.

EDIT: 750 on low res, not even gonna bother trying high res. Time to save up for a new PC!

Edited, Jun 20th 2010 5:26pm by Kaaraa
#13 Jun 20 2010 at 2:39 PM Rating: Good
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Why are there no "I don't need to buy a new PC" or "I already own a PS3" options?

I won't be buying anything. My PC runs the benchmark at 4k and I don't like the idea of spending 300 bucks on a console that doesn't have any games I want that aren't also on 360 or PC. Until PS3 comes down to $200/$250 AND has a good collection of PS3 exclusive titles that I -have- to have, I won't own one.

The same goes for any console, really. I didn't buy a 360 until I could get it for under 300 and it had plenty of games I wanted. Ditto for PS2. Ditto for every console I've bought with my own money.

It's one thing to spend $150-750 replacing one or more components in my computer to keep it playing the most modern games every 2-4 years. It's another to spend $300+ on a console which I need to start purchasing new games to play on it, especially when there aren't many/any games I want for it. Sure, it's nice when they're backwards compatible with my old titles, but if I already have a system that runs those, then the only reason to purchase a new system is to play the new games. Comparatively, my PC only gets better and better and I have probably over 300ish titles for it.

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#14 Jun 20 2010 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent
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As I mentioned in the platform thread, I think starting on PS3 and seeing how both the PS3 and PC versions are performing is a savvy decision. Even when the game is in its infancy, we'll have a lot more/better information to go on.

I plan on building a PC with XIV in mind, probably sometime in 2011. If high end PCs are still not coming close to the 8,000+ bracket for the 1080p Benchmark next year, and I'm reasonably happy with how the PS3 is holding up against PC, I'd probably ride it out for as long as I'm comfortable with it. 3D will also factor in - I don't know how Playstation's 3D will compare to nVidia's, and I don't know when or even if it will be incorporated in XIV. This goes back to the point above about being better informed in the future.

When I do change to PC, the one positive I do know of, is that my input lag to the HDTV will be decreased as it'd then be going to the PC's 1080p. As I understand it, all HDTVs have some amount of lag, but sending the same resolution as the TV's native resolution helps this. Of course, I don't know how the lag will be.. It may make no discernible difference, but at least things can only improve there when changing to the 1080p PC version.

A random thought - I'm going to want a wireless PS3 controller to use on the PC anyway; it seems like a natural progression, lol. Not to say there's anything wrong with starting on a computer, I'm just speaking to my preference.
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I own a ps3, even if i didn't i would buy one. PC's are just too much of an investment since i don't do anymore gaming on the pc anymore.

Most pc games i don't like anymore and since all my fav game companies are not making any new games... yeah no point. Starcraft 2 was a disappointment, all the improvements i hoped for never existed and the rest were, unneeded.
#16 Jun 20 2010 at 7:50 PM Rating: Good
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Also wanted to add this. Do you want to spend hours with a laptop on your bed or couch? Hours of time on your PC in your chair. Or do you want to recline the Lay-Z-Boy and have a keyboard on lap and a controller in hand. (i perfer that option) Thats why i will be playing on PS3

Also not FF related but looking at the Playstation Store i see there is a 3D tab and the game PAIN is allready to be downloaded for 3D.
#17 Jun 20 2010 at 10:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Also wanted to add this. Do you want to spend hours with a laptop on your bed or couch? Hours of time on your PC in your chair. Or do you want to recline the Lay-Z-Boy and have a keyboard on lap and a controller in hand. (i perfer that option) Thats why i will be playing on PS3


I know my situation is not the most common one (having recliners in my computer room) but why do people always assume that there are only two options; "comfortable chair in living room with console" -or- "uncomfortable chair in computer room" and that there isn't a "comfortable chair in computer room" option?

Seems to me that most people who spend a good amount of time on a desktop would benefit from at least having a comfortable desk chair, if not a recliner like I have.
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#18 Jun 20 2010 at 10:29 PM Rating: Excellent
Mikhalia wrote:
vermillionreign wrote:
Also wanted to add this. Do you want to spend hours with a laptop on your bed or couch? Hours of time on your PC in your chair. Or do you want to recline the Lay-Z-Boy and have a keyboard on lap and a controller in hand. (i perfer that option) Thats why i will be playing on PS3


I know my situation is not the most common one (having recliners in my computer room) but why do people always assume that there are only two options; "comfortable chair in living room with console" -or- "uncomfortable chair in computer room" and that there isn't a "comfortable chair in computer room" option?

Seems to me that most people who spend a good amount of time on a desktop would benefit from at least having a comfortable desk chair, if not a recliner like I have.


Considering I play form the USS Enterprise, I prefer a comfortable chair on the bridge.

True story.
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i only scored like a 3k on low res, but it was running smoothly so that's good enough for now. I bought a PS3 about 6months ago in case my computer wouldn't run it. I think I'll buy it for both platforms so I can play in PC for things that require a lot of attention and use the ps3 and a couch for crafting and socializing.
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The One and Only Aurelius wrote:
Mikhalia wrote:
vermillionreign wrote:
Also wanted to add this. Do you want to spend hours with a laptop on your bed or couch? Hours of time on your PC in your chair. Or do you want to recline the Lay-Z-Boy and have a keyboard on lap and a controller in hand. (i perfer that option) Thats why i will be playing on PS3


I know my situation is not the most common one (having recliners in my computer room) but why do people always assume that there are only two options; "comfortable chair in living room with console" -or- "uncomfortable chair in computer room" and that there isn't a "comfortable chair in computer room" option?

Seems to me that most people who spend a good amount of time on a desktop would benefit from at least having a comfortable desk chair, if not a recliner like I have.


Considering I play form the USS Enterprise, I prefer a comfortable chair on the bridge.

True story.


Pics.
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#21 Jun 20 2010 at 11:48 PM Rating: Excellent
Mikhalia wrote:
The One and Only Aurelius wrote:


Considering I play form the USS Enterprise, I prefer a comfortable chair on the bridge.

True story.


Pics.


Screenshot


(I always cover my face when someone is about to take a picture.)
#22 Jun 20 2010 at 11:51 PM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Aurelius wrote:
Mikhalia wrote:
The One and Only Aurelius wrote:


Considering I play form the USS Enterprise, I prefer a comfortable chair on the bridge.

True story.


Pics.


Screenshot


(I always cover my face when someone is about to take a picture.)


A lot of people seem to do that.

Also, I think I've seen you somewhere before. Didn't some assassins kill you at the beginning of ES4 Oblivion?
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#23 Jun 20 2010 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Also, I think I've seen you somewhere before. Didn't some assassins kill you at the beginning of ES4 Oblivion?


No, only my stunt double. I'm much to sneaky to fall for something like that.
#24 Jun 21 2010 at 1:27 AM Rating: Decent
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If you are thinking about buying a PS3 so you can run FFXIV at 1080p then don't bother. Like FFXIII it uses Crystal Tools and FFXIII runs at 720p on PS3 and 576p on Xbox 360.



Edited, Jun 21st 2010 4:29am by Lobivopis
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#25 Jun 21 2010 at 9:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Why would you need to buy a whole new PC instead of just upgrading the stuff that needs upgraded? Because of this I'm going to say your better off with a PS3.
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Why would you need to buy a whole new PC instead of just upgrading the stuff that needs upgraded? Because of this I'm going to say your better off with a PS3.


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If you are thinking about buying a PS3 so you can run FFXIV at 1080p then don't bother. Like FFXIII it uses Crystal Tools and FFXIII runs at 720p on PS3 and 576p on Xbox 360.




humm well when i do a Info on my TV is says 1080i on FFXIII soooo. idk. guess it depends on brand of tv. Mine talks with my PS3 and upconverts.
#28 Jun 22 2010 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
my computer will run it but the wife's will not at all.
So I get a PS3 for Xmas and she gets to play FFXIV on the big screen :)
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PS3 + 50" TV

i'm wondering how many people who have been playing FFXI on PC for years now have skipped buying consoles entirely due to the 1 game taking up 100% of available game time



#30 Jun 25 2010 at 11:58 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been thinking about it for awhile now and decided I'd be better off getting a PS3. I'm used to sitting at a computer but I'll get over it. If I get a PS3 I'll have a blu-ray disc player and I'll be able to play other games on it.
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#31 Jun 25 2010 at 12:44 PM Rating: Good
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If you are thinking about buying a PS3 so you can run FFXIV at 1080p then don't bother. Like FFXIII it uses Crystal Tools and FFXIII runs at 720p on PS3 and 576p on Xbox 360.




humm well when i do a Info on my TV is says 1080i on FFXIII soooo. idk. guess it depends on brand of tv. Mine talks with my PS3 and upconverts.


SE has said that FFXIV for PS3 will be running in 720p; only PC users will have the 720/1080 option.
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RufuSwho wrote:
PS3 + 50" TV

i'm wondering how many people who have been playing FFXI on PC for years now have skipped buying consoles entirely due to the 1 game taking up 100% of available game time




I don't know about everyone else but I NEVER played FFXI on a PC and therefore have multiple consoles.
#33 Jun 25 2010 at 12:50 PM Rating: Good
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New PC because I don't want to play XIV on a 480i TV, I'd rather play it on a 720p monitor.
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I actually went out and bought a Ps3 a couple days after XIV was announced. I'm trying to wean myself off of the crutches I currently lean on in XI - Third party enhancement tools, screen shots of chat logs, etc.
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I actually went out and bought a Ps3 a couple days after XIV was announced. I'm trying to wean myself off of the crutches I currently lean on in XI - Third party enhancement tools, screen shots of chat logs, etc.


I've always been of the opinion that if you can mod it, get it for PC. UT, GTA, Fallout, Oblivion, FFXI, the list goes on...

That's why I only own about a dozen or so titles for 360. Katamari, Four Rock Bands, Two Guitar Heros, a couple fighters, a couple generic button mashers (Onechanbara, X-Blades, etc), and some RPGs (Eternal Sonata, Infinite Undiscovery, FFXIII). I own both Fables and Mass Effects on 360, which are probably the only exception to my general rule.

And I can't think of any games for PS3 that I want. My PS2 plays all my PS2/PS1 games just fine (Does PS3 play PS1 games? This I admit I don't know)

I've debated getting a PS3 but can't validate the cost of a console if I can't think of many games for it.
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I agree that modding games can be fun - but I really like the console experience and had such a hard time adjusting to the mouse method in Oblivion\fallout, that in the end I gave up on them completely. Now, if they had better options to map the controllers like the console version... Ah well wishful thinking gets me nowhere.

I'm wondering what kind of mods we will see for XIV, if any. Windower was born out of necessity rather than vanity (back in the day) and expanded into more than its original purpose, but what will be *necessary* in XIV, I wonder?

We'll see, I guess. :)
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Just thinking out loud (or as loud as forums can be xD)...

So, FFXIV is going to be a very technologically advanced game requiring high system requirements. They also want it to last many many years. So... if I buy a PC that can run it.. I should be able to play FFXIV and other games for many many years also (maybe not the newest games during that time, but still pretty decent ones).

If I buy a PS3, I'll be able to play FFXIV for the same amount of time, but when a new system comes out, I'll feel like I should eventually upgrade to that...

So I guess I need to determine whether or not the "PS4" will come out before I'm bored with FFXIV

hmmmmm
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I've heard before that MS and Sony are trying to extend the life of these systems for another 5 years or so...I'm not sure if this means until the development of a new one begins or the release of a new console. Either way I wouldn't be surprised for a new console to come out in the time that XIV is still heavily populated.
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I own a PS3 already, but I'll probably get a new video card for my PC some time around launch; I prefer the higher resolution available on PC.

Hopefully my C2D will be fine. It's at 3.0 right now, but that's not even pushing its limits on stock voltage. I'm sure I could bump it up more.
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Very little chance of a PS4 anytime soon.

There just isn't much room for improvement hardware wise, until duo-core or quad-core can be mass produced - and developers would need to write console software that can make use of multiple processors.

The blu-ray player in the PS3 is arguably the best blu-ray player available, due to the firmware upgrades that can be constantly updated via PSN. Other Blu-ray players just get left behind as the technology advances.

We put off the PS3 purchase for a long time. Turns out, between Blu-ray and streaming Netflix, we use it more than anything else now. Who would've guessed?


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#42 Jun 25 2010 at 6:00 PM Rating: Good
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So I guess I need to determine whether or not the "PS4" will come out before I'm bored with FFXIV


This, but...

RufuSwho wrote:
Very little chance of a PS4 anytime soon.

There just isn't much room for improvement hardware wise, until duo-core or quad-core can be mass produced - and developers would need to write console software that can make use of multiple processors.

The blu-ray player in the PS3 is arguably the best blu-ray player available, due to the firmware upgrades that can be constantly updated via PSN. Other Blu-ray players just get left behind as the technology advances.


This also.

SNES - 1990
N64 - 1996
Gamecube - 2001
Wii - 2006
New Nintendo - 2011ish

Playstation - 1994
Playstation 2 - 2000
Playstation 3 - 2006
Playstation 4 - 2012ish

XBOX - 2001
XBOX 360 - 2005
New XBOX - 2010-2011?

Statistically speaking, if we follow the same progression (new console every 4-6 years), MS is just on the verge of upgrading and Sony and Nintendo should follow in a year or two.

But, as was pointed out, the hardware that would be required to mass produce a new console for any of the three manufacturers is not affordable enough to do so and still expect to make a tidy profit, especially when you consider that the current MS and Sony Consoles are both still at the $300 price range (360 is less if you get the cheaper arcade version) and companies usually don't produce their new console until the old one has dropped to $199.

On the other hand, Nintendo Wii is $199, but given that they are pushing the new Wii Black, I can't see them coming out with a new system until at least 2012.

So according to history, we should be seeing replacements in the next two years, but that will only happen if quad core or hexacore processors become way more affordable to put in a console.

Also, I gotta admit, we've come a long way from the days of Atari, Nintendo, SNES, Genesis, Playstation.... each console generation has had a noted improvement in graphics from the predecessor where you can stare at the current and previous models and the difference is quite apparent. The only video cards capable of meeting or beating out current gen console graphics cost $150-400. That's a pretty hefty price tag when you consider it has to be part of a console, -and- the developer has to make a profit.

Remember that the first wave of PS3s charged $500 for a 20 GB HD without wifi and $600 for a 60 GB with it. A Playstation 4, in order to outperform a Playstation 3, would have to cost -at least- $400 a piece to make, and that's being generous with the "Sony is buying a ******* of these parts" discounts. Given that most people who consider themselves to be primarily PS3 or 360 gamers are happy not only wiht their current gaming library, but also anticipating newer games, I can't see many people buying the new model yet.

Let's use SE as a benchmark for age:

FF1/2/3 = Famicom
FF4/5/6 = Super Famicom
FF7/8/9 = PS1
FF10 = PS2
FF11 = PS2/360 (PC is not a console)
FF12 = PS2
FF13 = 360/PS3
FF14 = PS3 (Could have also been 360, PC is still not a console)

So by the "three per system" rule, the 360 has theoretically (if we count 14, which COULD HAVE been on it if not for MS) had three games, the PS3 has had two. I can't say for sure, but depending on how much MS and SE have argued over the XBL Gold thing, FFXV may be a PS3 exclusive sometime in 2011-2012, leaving a theoretical FFXVI to be theoretically on a theoretical PS4 in 2013-2014ish (barring theoretical Mayan apocalypses).

So perhaps, realistically, we may expect to see a new XBOX in 2011-2013 and a new Playstation in 2012-2014. By then, we should have advanced our graphics and processors by 2-3 generations at least.
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Neither, just gonna get the best video card I can buy the day it comes out! Than maybe later sli/crossfire it!
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ShockTopMagic wrote:
So I guess I need to determine whether or not the "PS4" will come out before I'm bored with FFXIV


There's always a fighting chance that a theoretical PS4 might receive an updated version of the client as well. It would depend on popularity of the game, timing of new hardware, difficulty of the port, and just how big of an upgrade it would give. I wouldn't say it's a sure thing. While we saw the 360 get an updated port that looked fantastic, by the time the PS3 came out SE was focused on their effort for XIV and other titles. But it's something to consider...
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So perhaps, realistically, we may expect to see a new XBOX in 2011-2013 and a new Playstation in 2012-2014. By then, we should have advanced our graphics and processors by 2-3 generations at least.


That was a very detailed read :P But your target dates seems about right. Sony has made it clear they won't allow MS to have another year head start, so if MS gets trigger happy, Sony will jump in too. But both MS and Sony have been told by the 3rd party devs that they need an extended generation to recoup the investments they've made in going to HD. Not much point at this point in the industry in pushing hardware that the devs won't make games for. The transition to HDTVs is in full swing, and yet we still haven't seen adoption rates high enough for either console manufacturer to feel that the gen is winding down. And the games on each system are some of the more impressive visuals a consumer can get on their shiny new TVs atm, so it isn't like the current hardware looks dated. I think we'll go another couple of years before we hear of upgraded hardware, and even then I'm not sure we'll see the kind of jump we've had the last couple gens. Thinking about Sony and the astronomical development costs associated with the PS3, it wouldn't surprise me to see much of the technology re-used:

They could keep the Cell (by this point people actually are getting to know how to use it) but put more in, and have more SPE's unlocked.

BluRay seems logical to return, obviously a faster drive, but still far cheaper than the slow drive in the PS3 cost at launch

BlueTooth, HDDs, USB connections, HMDI... none of that will need more than an upgrade to possible new specifications

You upgrade the GPU with something closer to relevant at the time and put

MORE RAM!!!

and walaa! PS4. And the development cost would be miniscule compared to the outlay needed for the PS3.

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I'm wondering what kind of mods we will see for XIV, if any. Windower was born out of necessity rather than vanity (back in the day) and expanded into more than its original purpose, but what will be *necessary* in XIV, I wonder?

We'll see, I guess. :)


You know what, I think SE actually learned a thing or two from the Windower plug-ins. First they released their own version of a "Distance" plug-in followed by a chat filter. This last update SE finally released an Utsusemi counter which is so sweet. Judging off the customizable UI so far in FFXIV, it's possible "third-party" mods won't be necessary to enjoy the game. *cough* six macro lines *cough*
#47 Jun 29 2010 at 1:38 AM Rating: Decent
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#48 Jun 29 2010 at 3:37 AM Rating: Decent
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Mikhalia wrote:
But, as was pointed out, the hardware that would be required to mass produce a new console for any of the three manufacturers is not affordable enough to do so and still expect to make a tidy profit, especially when you consider that the current MS and Sony Consoles are both still at the $300 price range (360 is less if you get the cheaper arcade version) and companies usually don't produce their new console until the old one has dropped to $199.

On top of this very detailed analysis, I'd like to throw in that we'll also need something with greater data density than DVDs have at the moment. We're reaching the point where newer games are starting to span multiple disks, and if we increase the graphics quality with these new consoles - and we certainly will - then they're going to grow far larger. Such technologies are out there, of course, but still not readily mass producible. I doubt if we'll see the next console wars within 3 years, particularly as Microsoft and Sony are exploring motion-enhanced systems and will want to bundle their results with whatever they produce next.
#49 Jun 29 2010 at 8:35 AM Rating: Good
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I will probably buy a PC copy first and see how it actually runs on my laptop since it fell just short of the playable benchmark score. If it looks like crap, then I'll go and get me a PS3. Been wanting to get a Blu-Ray player for a while anyway. The PC copy will come in handy down the road when I decide to upgrade to a new computer, but that won't be for a while because my laptop's only a year old and has all the bells and whistles that I want, other than being a juggernaut of a gaming machine.
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