Comment: ‚Thumbs up. Thank you, for showing me one of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen.
That video really elevated my life. It shows me, again and again, why I prefer consoles for fifteen years and counting.
But wait, it not only looks like trash – it is trash! From 2013.
The Xbox One was already overhauled once, with last year’s Xbox One S. And you won’t, ever, get all your PC desktop hardware in an Xbox One X case. You had to rely on notebook hardware instead.
On the PC side of things, a GTX 1060 (with 6GB of RAM by the way) is actually my premier graphics card of choice. And it’s nowhere near as powerful as Microsoft already showed in demos. Although very similar these days, PC and console tech are still hardly comparable when great engineers are working on console software. As Sony already has shown with lots of first party products on PS4 Pro.
With the Nintendo Switch, NVIDIA already has one of the most magnificent pieces of hardware out there on the market. So is ist just me, or envy and greed?
This video is a testament to how ignorant and chauvinistic the „PC gaming“ crowd actually is. Shame on you, NVIDIA. Shame on you!‘
2: ‚(…) There is so much more that goes into a console: starting from the UI, the OS/firmware, the easy sharing capabilities or the streamlined installation processes (although those are actually mandatory nowadays – even on console). All just couldn’t change my mind and changed nothing on my prejudice. My conclusion since around 2002 remained the same: PCs are not meant for gaming at all. At least no gaming as I understand it anymore.
Just the level of standardization (and quality assurance) on let’s say Valve’s Steam platform is pretty low (in fact often nowhere to be found), despite the fact that Microsoft integrated Xbox into Windows 10 a „Gaming PC“ for gaming alone as I understand it, remains an illusion. Starting with the Dreamcast and PS2 gaming on the PC just became irrelevant to me, and needlessly complicated. Hobbyists, technocrats and PC enthusiasts may still like it (better), I simply don’t.
For me it’s pretty clear: PC games are cheap for a reason. There (usually) lower price point is just compensation for all the hassle one may experience when trying to play, configure and actually experience most PC versions: yes, there are certain multi-platform games I would still recommend on the PC for several reasons (like „Tekken 7“, „Conan – Exiles“, „Hunter – Call of the Wild“, „Prey“, „The Surge“ or „Destiny 2“) but the majority of titles I simply can’t and would not recommend over any pricier console release.‘
Replik: „Of course, the real reason why they are often cheaper is because the fees devs and publishers have to pay to the platform holder (20% to console manufacturers) are much lower on the PC (if existent at all), but again, that’s not what it feels to me.
For example, I find it difficult to configure a game on the PC to meet my needs, so that it feels right. The options are often overwhelming.
And on consoles, devs can use certain features like with the specific controller of the PS4 its LED bar, or the built-in speaker. Therefore an experience can be tailored much better on consoles, because everyone knows what to expect from the hardware.
No, I even don’t consider myself being a console gamer – I play a lot of PC games that won’t work on a console sitting on the couch or lying in bed, using a desktop interface like a mouse and keyboard – and yes, a PC can always be stronger – but stronger is not necessarily better or more suitable for gaming.“
Zum Thema Abwärtskompatibilität: „With x86 architecture now implemented on both sides at the same time, there is no reason to limit backwards compatibility to just one generation – as long as future consoles won’t change, again, to a completely different tech and stray away from the PC again. Both stores – Sony’s and Microsoft’s – have now basically taken the road of Steam.
If Sony changes that, when for example the PS6 introduces another new store, and the hardware basically didn’t change since PS4 and PS5, they certainly will have a hard time reasoning that. That’s why this console cycle and this Generation can already very well be seen as the last generation, because it’s the first x86 generation.
And Microsoft somehow already unified its Xbox One and 360 stores: backwards compatibility can also be seen as a long-term investment from Microsoft. It may not be important now, but in the future they basically can sell all Xbox console games to all console owners.
I was very surprised when they announced that Xbox One now even supports Original Xbox discs. They certainly didn’t need to do that.“