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Next Generation Console News: Xbox One, PS4, Wii U

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by EasternBuck, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. EasternBuck

    EasternBuck Sophmore

    With all the news and debates coming out over the upcoming wave of next generation consoles I wanted to have a place where such information could be posted. Looks to be some quality technology being used in these next consoles.

    One new rumour has the xbox 720 having a 16 core CPU.

    From Article:

    "The 16-core processor in particular would be a surprising addition, as it's future tech even for high-end PCs. AMD launched the world's first 16-core processor for the business market in November last year.
    XBW explains: "It's a ridiculous amount of power for a games machine - too much power, even. But remember, Kinect 2 could chew up four whole cores tracking multiple players right down to their fingertips, so it'll need a lot of power."

    This article suggests that the new xbox will have Blu-ray and have a continuous internet connection:

    A few pages that have a good overview of information about the 720:

    For you PS4 guys:

    For Both Xbox and PS4:
    I think this is the story within the story and that is who comes to market first, who takes the time to balance true quality next gen tech with a proper price points.

    From Article:

    "Additionally, Sony has managed to gather a lot of ill will in the gaming community and beyond. You can trace this back as far as the CD rootkit scandal of 2005. Or maybe it was Sony's Ken Kutaragi suggesting that gamers should work more hours in order to pay for the super-expensive launch PS3. Sony became famous for its arrogance and a lot of gamers aren't yet ready to forgive.
    Sony is also reeling from a bad year, cutting 10,000 jobs and reporting a $6.4 billion loss. What will this mean for the PS4? It's hard to say, though games are one of the 3 main focuses for new Sony President Kaz Hirai's turn-around plan (the other two are mobile and digital imaging). With so much emphasis on Sony's gaming business, maybe the company can make amends with the gaming community."

    I personally think Sony needs to be very smart and turn the corner much faster than they did with the PS3. Even though I am a XBox fan I like a strong PS fanbase as competition brings the best for both groups. I also want to see Microsoft come out of the gates with a finished product instead of having me buy 3 different "improvements" of the same console.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
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  2. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo Hey '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    It's really funny that Microsoft said they weren't planning on building a new console. Now they're working on the Xbox 720. :roll2:

    Money talks.
  3. EasternBuck

    EasternBuck Sophmore

    Loudly, very loudly.
  4. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo Hey '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    Granted, it's needed. IIRC, Xbox couldn't use blu ray technology when developing the 360 because Sony wouldn't allow that to happen. Then, they made the mistake of adding an additional disk drive option (for the low price of $199.99), which only played HD DVD (:lol: RIP). Needless to say, HD DVD failed miserably.
  5. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    It is overdue, I was pretty shocked when they pretended an upgrade was not coming soon.
  6. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    I recently read an article that was talking about how much revenue MS feels they're losing in the re-selling game. Apparently, some feel that they may make it so that only new game purchases will be available on the 720. Guess we'll see.
  7. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo Hey '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    Yeah, and games will cost the low, low price of 79.99
  8. EasternBuck

    EasternBuck Sophmore

    Can you imagine what Game Fly,or any other company that relies on buying used game, the sale of used games, or renting/trading games is thinking? Because both Sony and Microsoft was rumored to be considering this. Basically the idea being if you buy the game it would come with a one time registration code that allows full and total access to the game to that console. But If you were to sale your game to another person or business then it would only act as a demo.
  9. fanaticbuckeye

    fanaticbuckeye Rule number one, I'm number one. NCAA14 PS3 Champ

    If I had to guess, I just don't see them completely eliminating the trade in market. Too much revenue to some of their key partners. I would bet they'll charge a fee to register a used game so they still get their money and their partners still make money buying and selling used games.
  10. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo Hey '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    Right. They'll raise the price of their game. Used copies will be cheaper, but you'll have to pay for a "online pass". Guess paying to be on Xbox Live just isn't good enough anymore. :lol:
  11. CentralMOBuck

    CentralMOBuck Senior

    If they want to go the not being able to sell my games route I'll either quit playing video games all together or switch to PC. Even though I'd still be filling M$ pockets w/ money if I went the PC route.
  12. Mac

    Mac That's a pain in the buns

    There's also talks of if you push the wrong button, you're account is charged as well.

    This is getting out of hand. Of course they are going to do this "no used games" idea to some extent. Again another way to milk even more $ out of the consumer. If they do this, I'll stick with my 360 or quit playing video games
  13. WolverineMike

    WolverineMike Senior

    How much better can the games actually get in regards to "next gen?" What can they really do other than upgrade the consoles to be more computer like? Graphics are already top notch in my IMO. I'll stick with my PS3 for as long as I can.
  14. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    That's the point. The graphics are 6-7 years old, if not more since consoles were not comparable to high-end computers of that year.

    Designers have squeezed just about everything they can out of this hardware.

    Battlefield looks great on consoles, until you see what it looks like on computers with up to date hardware.
  15. WolverineMike

    WolverineMike Senior

    I can honestly say I've never played any types of games on the computer other than flash games. So I guess I have no frame of reference in regards to how much better they can get.

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