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Re: Begun, the Next Generation Console Wars Have...
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2013, 10:36:16 AM »

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Re: Begun, the Next Generation Console Wars Have...
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2013, 03:15:39 PM »
Prediction: So many people are going to be uploading stupid and uninteresting videos that it will quickly become a meaningless feature.

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Re: Begun, the Next Generation Console Wars Have...
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2013, 09:16:21 AM »

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Re: Begun, the Next Generation Console Wars Have...
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2013, 11:09:53 AM »
Prediction: So many people are going to be uploading stupid and uninteresting videos that it will quickly become a meaningless feature.

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Kind of like YouTube?

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Re: Begun, the Next Generation Console Wars Have...
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2013, 11:55:53 AM »
Prediction: So many people are going to be uploading stupid and uninteresting videos that it will quickly become a meaningless feature.

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Kind of like YouTube?


It's pretty much PS4Tube.

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Re: Begun, the Next Generation Console Wars Have...
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2013, 08:28:13 AM »
i'm thinking they mean announced in June.   i'm still hoping in April.


Microsoft acquires Pando, next-gen Xbox expected in June



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Microsoft have just bought Pando, for $11million. Pando is basically a torrent app that nobody likes.

The dedicated fans at NeoGaf uncovered this from Calcalist, sadly we’re relying on google translate but here goes:

    “Fendo developed a file transfer service between P2P users, and made it the means of distribution based cloud service for games, video and software content giants, while active large file transfer service for consumers and businesses. The purchase was made in part to give Microsoft an advantage in sharing media files for the launch of the new Xbox gaming console is expected in June, and to compete with Sony, who revealed last month its future media console PlayStation 4. “

Calcalist is a business magazine, so they’re not likely to try churn out rumours just for fan boy hits.

The article then went on to say

    “More than 30 million users have installed the software Fendo File Transfer, which allows sending free files size up to 1 GB – SATA. The clients of Fendo one of American television network NBC Universal, which uses its own technology to deliver HD TV PC.

    In recent years the gaming industry has become the biggest client of Fendo, thanks to technology that allows distribution of games with a volume of installation files over 1 GB – SATA. Its customers include Nexon, Riot Games, Turbine, Gala-Net and LevelUp.”
http://www.pixelenemy.com/microsoft-acquires-pando-next-gen-xbox-expected-in-june/

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Re: Begun, the Next Generation Console Wars Have...
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2013, 08:09:34 AM »

Ubisoft leaks the price of PS4 game



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I have done some digging and hidden in a webpage for a UPlay exclusive edition for the new Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. Which will be coming out on all current and next gen platforms but I have just found out the price for the game.

It will be the same as the current gen editions. Priced at £119.99 with the only difference being the PC version which will be £10 less. So there we have it, it looks like Ubisoft won’t be increasing their prices for next gen games. I expect the page to be changed very soon but here is the link to it: here.
http://www.psnation.org/2013/03/25/ubisoft-leaks-price-of-ps4-game/


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Re: Begun, the Next Generation Console Wars Have...
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2013, 06:08:17 PM »
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We haven’t heard much of the PlayStation 4 since its announcement last month. At their GDC conference, Sony went into great detail about the hardware packed inside the console.

CPU

    64-bit x84 arch
    Low power consumption
    Low heat
    8 cores, HW threads
    2MiB L2-cache per 4 core group, 32kib I1 I/D-cache
    PlayStation Shader Language
    Similar to HLSL
    Allows featured BEYOND DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0

GPU

    Tessellation, adding geometric detail to smooth edges or create more organic shapes

RAM

    8GB 256 bit GDDR5

HDD Space

    Unspecified, but will have “a very large hard drive in every console.” 1TB, anyone?

Developer Enviroment

    Windows 7-bit
    Tools are full integrated into Visual Studio 2010 and 2012

We will continue to update you on any PS4 news we receive. Check back at iGo Gaming for more!
http://igogaming.net/2013/03/27/playstation-4-cpu-hdd-and-more-detailed/

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Re: Begun, the Next Generation Console Wars Have...
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2013, 08:59:25 PM »
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AMD on the PS4: We gave it the hardware Nvidia couldn't

AMD came roaring into GDC 2013 with a vengeance. Not only did the chipmaker introduce its first branded line of dedicated cloud gaming graphics cards - the Radeon Sky Series - we got a taste of what it claims is the world's fastest GPU.

Attendees of a Tuesday night press conference saw the GPU, the Radeon HD 7990, make its first public appearance. Later, a set of 7990s powered EA's 17-minute introductory Battlefield 4 demo on the big screen.

And though Sony spent more time talking about the PS4's DualShock controller than AMD's chippy contributions at the conference, Neal Robison, director of ISV relations at AMD, was more than happy to lay it out for TechRadar.

"You don't know how long we've been waiting for that Sony announcement, because we've been working on it for years," Robison said during a sit down in AMD's expo booth. "To finally be able to talk about a culmination of all this effort is really rewarding."
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AMD provided the console's CPU design - eight x86-64, low-power Jaguar cores - plus a next-gen Radeon HD graphics card said to have 18 compute units. Beyond putting two individual pieces of silicon into one game box, the company smooshed them together to create a single APU.

"It's not just about an x86 solution, but it's about that Jaguar APU where it's a combination of the graphics and CPU together and being able to create something that's greater than just putting an x86 PC-like architecture together," Robison explained.

Sony, he said, approached AMD based on the company's track record with the Xbox 360, Wii and other consoles, effectively skipping over Nvidia, which provided the chips for the PS3.

"[Sony's] approach - and they've said this publicly over the last couple of days here at GDC - was, 'We looked at some of the ways that we approached hardware in the past, and we wanted to improve.' And they looked at us as being able as being able to provide that."

AMD could provide an integrated solution through its APU that Nvidia couldn't, he continued, by optimizing information flows, generating greater performance, better power and heat efficiency, and by providing tools and dev relationships to provide the PS4 a strong launch.

"We could say, 'Hey look, these guys already know how to develop on a PC architecture.' It's something that's really familiar to them and we showed Sony the tool chains and the work flows that had been developed by all these content developers that would very easily be able to move over."
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In a recent interview with TechRadar, Nvidia's Tony Tamasi sized up the PS4's specs to "a low-end CPU, and a low- to mid-range GPU" when compared to gaming PCs. The console's innards, Tamasi said, are outdated even now, months before the PS4 launches during the 2013 holiday season.

"Well, of course they're going to do that," Robison said with a laugh when told of the comparison. "They're a little bitter."

He didn't neglect to give a more nuanced response.

"For us, really by looking at that APU that we designed, you can't pull out individual components off it and hold it up and say, 'Yeah, this compares to X or Y.'

"It's that integration of the two, and especially with the amount of shared memory [8GB of GDDR5, 176GB/s raw memory bandwidth] that Sony has chosen to put on that machine, then you're going to be able to do so much more moving and sharing that data that you can address by both sides.

"It's more than just a CPU doing all these amazing calculations and a GPU doing calculations. We are now going to be able to move certain tasks between the two."

Devs, he said, will be able to push the console's capabilities beyond a traditional x86 PC architecture, and multithreading - being able to take advantage of all eight cores - is going "to become a huge deal for a lot of the big blockbuster games."

Robison deflected when asked about AMD putting its stamp on Microsoft's next-gen console, the Xbox 720, but he noted that the company had "tremendous success" with the Xbox 360.

"It was a great partnership and we enjoy working with them," he said.

We get the sense that this relationship isn't cooling off anytime soon.
http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/amd-on-the-ps4-we-gave-it-the-hardware-nvidia-couldn-t-1141607

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Re: Begun, the Next Generation Console Wars Have...
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2013, 09:25:12 PM »
 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

TLDNR and I'm a bit tipsy so blatantly DNR, but AMD talking shit on Nvidia!?

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Re: Begun, the Next Generation Console Wars Have...
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2013, 04:22:13 PM »

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Re: Begun, the Next Generation Console Wars Have...
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2013, 08:41:21 AM »
So far from what I have been seeing on the interwebz of boards I'm on (or lurk) is huge PS4 defense from the Sony brigade. Not so much against the X720 (well, we already know that before MS even makes their announcement that the PS4 is superior in every way lol) but rather against PCs.

My current PC is fucken badass and well worth the money I spent on it. It was way long overdue too. i5 3570k, GTX 670, 16 GB DDR3-1600 RAM, SSD...
Based on the specs and figures we have now of the PS4 (and leaked rumors from X720), it will already be more powerful than the next gen consoles. PS4's CPU is not on par with i5/i7 CPUs and the GPU is just a hair under the GTX 660. Neither PS4 nor X720 will have a GPU comparable to the almighty GTX TITAN. Plus nVidia, AMD and intel are releasing their newer slightly more powerful CPUs and GPUs later this year before the consoles launch. Special place for PC master race. Biggest positive of consoles is that they will be standardized so better optimization will occur on them.

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Re: Begun, the Next Generation Console Wars Have...
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2013, 09:51:44 PM »
Rumors only but apparently the PS4 and X720 CPUs are equivalent in power, no real major advantage with one or the other.
The X720s GPU is being rumored to be a custom version of AMD's newer 7990 GPU. Again, rumors only, but if true, we might see the X720 actually being more powerful than the PS4 next gen

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Re: Begun, the Next Generation Console Wars Have...
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2013, 10:29:36 AM »
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