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Old 01-10-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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Consoles, Gaming Tech in 2013

2013 is going to be the biggest year in gaming tech in a loong time, so it would probably be awesome to keep it all in one thread.

Consoles:

Steambox - http://www.gamesradar.com/piston-revealed-first-steam-box/

Semi Console, Semi Linux computer. Can play steam games on your TV(Even though you can already do this) But with this you can take your steam games to your friends house and chill. You can hook this thing up right to the back of a monitor and start playing games with it.

Ouya - http://www.gamespot.com/features/5-reasons-why-ouya-could-be-a-winner-and-5-why-it-wont-6386841/

Indie game console, only $99. Basically if indie developers wanted to put their games on console, it is friging expensive. with this Ouya, it will make putting your indie game on the TV much much cheaper. People wonder why console games don't get many updates, thats because its costs atleast $40,000 just to patch the game on the console. Ouya has been made to make it much much cheaper.

Playstation 4 - Going to have a streaming service for games, like Onlive.

Xbox 3 - ??


HandHelds: This year in handhelds is going to be about bring console-like games to a handheld device.

Nvidia Shield - http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/01/09/ces-2013-hands-on-with-nvidias-shield-dead-trigger-2-hardware-overview-and-steam-integration-videos/

5-inch Andriod based Windows tablet with touch screen shaped like an xbox 360 controller. Can stream your games from the PC to the device.

Razor's Edge - http://techland.time.com/2013/01/10/razer-edge-hands-on-a-modular-tablet-for-pc-gamers/

10.8 inch Windows tablet, can play Dishonored, Skyrim, battlefield 3, Guild wars 2 on medium at around 30fps, just to give you an idea on how powerful it is.

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:22 PM   #2
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I just don't know how anyone can justify 1300ish bucks on a portable gaming tablet that only gets 30 fps on Skyrim on medium. Just buy a laptop with an i5.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:32 PM   #3
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At the moment I can't afford a new generation of consoles, so I'm most looking forward to the swansong games of this generation, Bioshock Infinite and GTA 5 in particular
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:05 PM   #5
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Yuuuuup, the perpetually frustrating life of a student. I'm considering buying a cheap PS3 so I can experience its exclusives before the next bunch of consoles roll around. Plus "The Last Of Us" looks incredible
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:46 PM   #6
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I have zero interest in hand helds. The tech is interesting but...I'd rather just continue to upgrade my PC. I MAY buy the new Xbox when it comes out.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:51 PM   #7
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I think once I'm out of uni I might get into PC gaming, but at the moment consoles work best for me as they're generally a one-time purchase without the faffing around with upgrades etc. Ditto on the hand-helds though, not had one since my Gameboy
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:21 PM   #8
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I have zero interest in hand helds. The tech is interesting but...I'd rather just continue to upgrade my PC. I MAY buy the new Xbox when it comes out.
This except Playstation and no PC.

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gaming pc is the only way. totally upgradeable.

have xbox and will probs get the new one when its out. just for football and driving sims
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:00 AM   #10
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pc is da best

the indie market is especially taking off
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:19 AM   #11
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:28 AM   #12
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i dont think 2013 will be nearly the year its being hyped up to be for gaming

doubt steambox will be released earlier than 2014, ps4 and xbox wont be out until late 2013

both those handheld systems will crash and burn

the only one of those that you listed im excited for is the ouya and that is just so i can actually develop android games without all the tablet/phone fragmentation to worry about

what i am really looking forward too is in 2-3 years when people start to release cool things for the oculus rift and android processors can actually compete with consoles in the graphics department
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:08 PM   #13
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I can't wait for PC games to stop being nerfed because they have to port to/from outdated X-Box tech.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:51 PM   #14
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This has been happening for 8 years now. Dear god PC Gaming used to be so much better.
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Apple juice, I bet.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:44 PM   #16
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This has been happening for 8 years now. Dear god PC Gaming used to be so much better.
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Looks like good PC games are coming out for 2013 too. New Metro, New Bioshock, New Dead Space...

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Old 01-15-2013, 09:47 PM   #18
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I unno, console like games on the go is kind of an untapped market, could be big, so the first company who can successfully do it will get a huge reward.

Kind of like when the Ipod came out, who the heck would want a 10+ gb mp3 player for 100s of bucks? Now look at it. It ultimately going to depend on their marketing/advertising team.

Also Went to the atlanta game dev meetup today and I think the head of Ouya Inc or a very high up representative was there to showcase/answer questions about it. I also played sonic the hedgehog 4 on it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:36 AM   #19
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when i think of handheld gaming i think of something to pass the time whilst i'm waiting somewhere outside my house. who will do proper gaming on a handheld device?
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maybe platformers are good for handhelds but i can't play rpg, fps or sports on them at all. its like its all happening on a little camera on the world and makes the game seem claustrophobic in a bad way because the device gives no depth to the experience in sounds or vision
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:56 AM   #21
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I dunno man, I think those handheld gaming device would bring Jrpgs/old school RPGs back. I know I got my Ipad loaded with them. Maybe sports games too. I think Golden Sun/Pokemon were some of the most engrossing games I ever played. I think these will appeal to casual gamers who loves to buy cool tech more than anything.


But yeah its going to heavily depend on their marketing team, if they sell enough units, they will have sort of an monopoly on the market for couple of years where developers can make some pretty cool looking handheld games.
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Old 02-18-2013, 04:40 PM   #22
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Update: Wallstreet states that ps4 will have a streaming feature, ala netflix, basically you can insta rent games online withou having to download the game and etc.
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That's pretty sweet if true. Most games don't justify a $60 price tag when they're only worth a single play thru.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:04 PM   #24
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ya if it is true, redbox/gamefly/etc. is gonna be piiiiiissed
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:59 AM   #25
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I thought about getting gamefly but honestly there are stretches of a few months where I wont game and I wouldn't want to pay to keep up the membership when I'm not using it. If its the same pay model as gamefly I wont go for it but if its like $5 to rent a game for a week or something like it used to be that I'd be fine with.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:10 PM   #26
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Agreed. Just signed up for Gamefly because I want to play Dead Space 3 but didn't want to drop $60 for one playthrough. Unless there's huge replay value like a sports game, or online multiplayer that's worth playing I'll just rent it and beat it.

DS3 is pretty awesome so far. Just started the second disc.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:47 PM   #27
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Honestly $50-$60 is not that bad all the work that goes into making it.


But maybe that is just me, I only buy 2-3 PC games a year.
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http://kotaku.com/5985356/source-the-ps4-will-be-out-this-november-and-youll-be-able-to-control-it-with-your-phone


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Orbis is also following the path first set by Xbox Live: our source says "most" of the PS4's online features will require a premium subscription to use. Sony's new online service will be called PlayStation World, our source says, replacing PlayStation Plus.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:40 PM   #29
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Ugh the reason I never got Xbox was because I didn't want to pay for Live. Blows.
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