Saturday, December 10, 2011

Game Industry done it to themselves!

I read how the game industry is failing, but that is very elementary and annoyingly obvious. Consoles have five year cycles since Atari 2600. This generation, consoles have seven year cycles so blame Microsoft for delaying Xbox Loop 24 months later and Nintendo for delaying their consoles 12 months and Sony 24 months! I am sick of the old OpenGL 2 / DirectX 9 games that existed eight years ago.

Everybody should be playing on DirectX 11 / Open GL 4 consoles for a full year. I played Crysis 2 in DirecTX 11 with a Radeon HD 5970 since 2010. I give Cyrsis 2 a 8.5. The difference is tessellation polygons. Xbox 360 doesn't do tessellation or Shader Model 5. Tessellation is the process of creating a two-dimensional plane using the repetition of a geometric shape with no overlaps and no gaps. Manufacturers should've brought out consoles in 2011 and 3DS in 2010. I wouldn't care paying $500 for Xbox Loop or $300 for Wii U in 2011. I am buying videogames, because other electronic stuff being sold offline is stupid (Cds, DVDs, radios, phones, Blurays, iPads, iPods, lesser known gimmicky media players).

I think that PS Universe (British Site) is regressing due the 24 months added to the era. Alexa reviews say the Playstation Universe's forums have regressed since their 2009 (when I left). Playstation Universe is the largest independent Playstation forum. Playstation is better than Xbox IMHO.

N64 -> Dreamcast 1.2 years
PS2 -> Xbox 360 3 years
Xbox 360 -> Wii U six years
PS3 -> PS4 seven years
DS -> 3DS seven years

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