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[url=http://biz.gamedaily.com/features.asp?article_id=9718&section=interview&email=]
Epic Megagames Mark Rein[/url] touches on some of the points I was making about the costs of next gen games and how more powerful tools affects it.


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I wonder how having all those cores and chipsets will affect the usability of the system. I did a paper back in grade 12 about the history of video games, and saw that this has been done before; in the Sega Saturn. Instead of just one 32-bit chip like the PS1, it used 2 16-bit chips on two separate motherboards. For this reason, it was able to render 2d graphics perfectly, but 3d graphics were nearly impossible. Not to mention that the insides were so complicated that it was more likely to break down. Yes, technology has eveolved a lot since then, but I kinda wonder if having the more complicated electronics might be the PS3's downfall.

I also wonder about the price of the price of the PS3. I've also done a research paper on the Bluewave technology, which uses a blue laser to read and write information on the disc. Because a blue laser has a much shorter wavelength, you can pack more information onto the disc. This technology is brand spanking new. It was only discovered how to create a blue laser within the last 5 years. I can surely see how this is going to be the next evolution in digital media (we're all gonna have to buy the White Album again :roll: ), but I wonder if Sony might be putting it out too soon. Either the PS3 will cost a ton of money, or they will lose a tone of money on the systems right from the getgo since they'll have to keep the price low to compete (good thing Sony has deep pockets).


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You know, I have a feeling that the new generation of consoles isn't going to be as successful as the current one. Look at it this way: The 8-bit systems (NES and Sega Master System) were the first to be able to run reasonably in-depth games, with large worlds to explore, a wide variety of things to do, etc. The problem was, they didn't look very good. Sure, they were leaps and bounds beyond the abstract collections of blocks that represented the player/enemies/etc. in the previous generation (dominated by the Atari VCS/2600,) but you still really had to use your imagination if you wanted to see what the developers meant for you to see. Still, it was the best we had at the time so we made do. Then came the 16-bit generation, the Sega Genesis and Super NES, and suddenly we were able to play games that looked good. For the first time ever on a home console, things looked like the things they were supposed to look like.

Of course, the console makers didn't stop there. Unfortunately, they didn't really know how to proceed. Sure, there were other consoles like the Neo-Geo, 3DO and Sega Saturn that were all more capable than the 16-bit systems, but nobody really cared. They already had systems that could make games look good, the fact that these new systems made them a bit better didn't really matter. Then Sony came around with the Playstation, the first home console to devote its focus mainly toward 3D graphics. Suddely, everyone got interested again. This was something new. This was something that the SNES and Genesis could not do (at least not well enough to speak of) so they went out and bought the system in droves. The problem was, of course, that even the Playstation had a lot of trouble rendering large 3D scenes. It worked well for games where the graphics primarily consisted of 3D characters on 2D backgrounds or vice versa, but when you tried to play a full 3D game like Soul Reaver of Medal of Honor, the limitations really started to show themselves. Characters were blocky, draw distances were exceedingly short, and texture maps showed numerous glitches. Sure, the games were still playable. Still fun, even, but the player still had to use his/her imagination a fair bit to see what the developers wanted him/her to see.

Then we've got the current generation of consoles, who are able to do 3D and do it well. They're to the Playstation what the SNES and Genesis were to the 8-bit consoles. Sure, if you look closely you can still see the seams where one polygon ends and the next begins, but in general things look like the things they're supposed to look like. So now we've got a new crop of consoles coming out, and while they may technically be as big a leap beyond the current generation as the current generation was beyond the Playstation, I have a feeling that people aren't going to be terribly enthusiastic about them. Sure, the games will look better than what we've got now, but what we've got now still looks pretty good. The new consoles don't really have anything that the current ones lack, and I think that that'll be a significant problem for the console makers in the next few years.


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