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6. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 22, 2012, 01:31 Mordecai Walfish
 
The cloud article has some merit, but it does not mean the death of consoles as the "PC Master Race" (seemingly) hopes.

There is a coming sea-change in the underlying technologies and what is feasible, one that is predicted to happen within the next 10 years by many, and that is close to the current lifespan of consoles.

Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony will still have their beloved IP's and they will build them into a different platform. This means things like AR/VR, Cloud, and a smaller box that they will not have to take a loss on as they do with their current hardware (nintendo being the exception to that). The kinect, wii and ps move, as well as their efforts to make the online components a huge factor in their current consoles (again with nintendo as the exception) are clear signs of the direction things are heading.



The article about Wii U's "slow CPU" is an obviously biased one at heart.. they go so far as to mention that the GPU will be a AMD 7-series but then go on to explain that it will only be in the quality range of DirectX 10 level graphics, which is an outright fabrication that seems to be aimed at putting some doubts in people's heads before the launch. AMD/ATI has had DX11 in their GPU's since long before the 7 series, yet in the article they chose to characterize it in this fashion.. seems just a bit fishy.
 
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