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8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 15, 2013, 03:23 NKD
Cutter wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 22:06:
OR is going to be like 64 bit gaming, nothing will materialize for it.

And MS' worst mistake? Steve Ballmer, period.

It's not really comparable. On one hand you're talking about presentation, gameplay, and visual experience. On the other the nebulous promise of increased performance. Oculus Rift offers a certain gaming experience that is immediately apparent when you put it on and try it. Whether people will like it, or whether it's worth a shit is debatable. But it exists, and is something people can evaluate and take advantage of if they so desire.

"64 bit gaming" on the other hand had nothing materialize for it because the phrase "64 bit gaming" is itself a nice nugget of ignorance created by dimwitted gamers and the gaming press when AMD and Intel started releasing the relevant hardware. The only bit of relevance it ever had to gaming was the ability to address more memory, and taking advantage of that in any meaningful way is difficult without running into other performance barriers.

OR may end up being a flop, hell, it probably will. But it's not a very good comparison. One is an idea being sold to gamers, the other is gamers trying to sell themselves on an idea that was never really meant for them.
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