"But technology seems to be moving faster than the developers. I remember being at the GeForce 1 launch and seeing a similar presentation and even now the majority of games aren't using half the features of GeForce 1.
Dan: Well, they're starting to, actually. I mean if you look at the Xbox games... there are some Xbox games that look better than most of our demos."
they are starting to Dan?? Well the Geforce 256 has been out quite awhile now, same woth the Geforce 2 and 3. Now 4 is coming or here rather. So wtf are the games Dan? Just starting to come are they? The ability to play old games faster is kinda moot. No one gives a rats a** to play old tech games faster. They want next gen games NOW, to justify the need for their next gen cards NOW. BTW the XBox means very little to the PC gamer who is waiting for their time at bat with a system loaded with their Geforce cards=ladies in waiting lol
But as you say, "they are starting to come" ... JUST. If we are lucky, we may finally have a handfull by Xmas. What that means is no one had to buy any Geforce cards till this year. Way to milk the consumer.
"Well, sure Xbox games; the Xbox games we're seeing now look amazing - they're using plenty of the features of the nVidia hardware. But this is a PC card and PC gamers seem to getting left in a bit of a dark ages..."
The above statement is true. Gamers have been getting left in the dark ages.
"Dan:Well there's several, though. Comanche 4's pretty cool." <--- Commanche 4 blows. It is a console game delivered as a PC game in disguise.
"We did some really neat stuff in there. It doesn't use everything, but there are a number of games that are about to come out that are pretty cool - I shouldn't talk about it because I don't have the right to - but there's some games using that waving trees stuff. That's going to become really common really soon and is something which you couldn't do with GeForce 1 - at all."
If thats the case, why deliver the Geforce 1 at all? For money obviously, cause it sure didn`t sate gamers who want more than just to play Q3A at really fast speeds. ooooooh awwwwwe ohhhhhh
"The PC, on the other hand, you can upgrade the graphics every six months..."
Aaaaah more money in nVidias pocket. CHA CHINGGGGGG But the games are still not here.
"That's a lot of money to spend every six months"
Sure is for nothing but the promise of "they are starting to come".
"Dan: You don't have to do it every six months, though, but the games will follow." <---- When Dan?
"I look at a graphics purchase on the PC as an investment." <---- the consumer knows only too well how much money we/they have invested in your company because of the promise of the next gen games to come.
"You buy the graphics and it will run everything you want to play today, but faster." <---- this statement just doesn`t float anymore dude.
"And plus, it's ready for the next games that are coming, so when they do show up you have a card that can take advantage of it. If I buy a game a year from now, it's going to run really well." <--- BS Dan
roflmao , you just got thru stating above how these features in certain games just won`t run on a Geforce 1 card.
"Just lastly, Dan, why should our readers get excited about GeForce 4?"
"Dan: Because it's awesome."
Well you are right Dan, the card indeed looks to be awesome. ti500 investors are real happy about now to see the ti500 line pretty well extinct now. The games still are not here, but are coming. Lovely. So everyone should buy the card cause its awesome. Yeah , because thats the only reason to buy the card, cause the games are still not here=vapourwhere.
The games are gonna happen, no doubt. And many will buy the trickle that will arrive this year, and the games shere coolness factor alone is gonna bail your sorry a** out of the fire. But by nVidia milking the consumer with nothing but promises from the Geforce 1 thru 3, you have totally insulted the consumer, and it really doesn`t speak well for you and your company.
I love the cards btw. I owned the Geforce 256, and just upgraded to the ti500. I could care less about new cards arriving.... as long as there are games to justify the need. Having the games to play seems a whole lot more logical than as you put it "buy them cause they are cool".