Originally Posted by metallicaband
Once you use a high end PC for some time, you'll never be able to NOT look at the graphic flaws in console games lol.
You're talking to someone that enjoys the full spectrum of videogaming from its early commercial days from the early 1970's until today.
So I doubt anything would suddenly make me think that the cream of the current console generation are suddenly hard on the eyes. Even early games like Project Gotham Racing 3 will always be beautiful as far as I'm concerned and I can't imagine ever looking dated to any significant degree.
Originally Posted by barrelbelly
I was one of the "no Blu-Ray" guys early into discussion about it on the closed thread. But my argument at the time had nothing to do with Sony. And neither did a lot of others who supported that POV. Back then, I thought MS would want to push their own proprietary "Blu-Laser" format...HD-DVD. Because even though it had lost the format war with Sony. It could still serve MS' purpose with games.
HD-DVD had not only lost the format war but was dead and buried by 2011. I didn't see any suggestions in the first several pages of that thread that Microsoft would resurrect that as their game medium for this generation. And with Microsoft's desire to be at the center of our living room entertainment centers, it seemed obvious I thought that supporting the still growing to this day Blu-Ray format was a necessity to truly accomplish that since it was the only successful HD disc format on the market.
GameBoy didn't even think this thing would have a optical disc drive of any sort. At least from the first few pages of that thread (I obviously didn't go too far into it since it was many dozens of pages in length), GameBoy was pretty much standing alone and just being arrogant when people argued back that they didn't think it was going to play out that way.
And in hindsight, he was fully wrong. The console is launching in 2013 when he said there was zero chance, it has had an optical drive from the earliest days that we were privy to, and said drive was Blu-Ray.
The exact opposite of everything he argued and acted like he had some special insight into that the AVS community didn't.
Originally Posted by pcweber111
In all fairness the N64 and Dreamcast both did 4 controller ports first
And they weren't even first.
The Atari 5200 SuperSystem was the first home console with four controller ports. It also pioneered analog joystick control in home consoles 15 years before the Nintendo 64 popularized it.Edited by Leo_Ames - 7/8/13 at 2:00pm