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Kojima: Console will be dead “in the near future”

Wednesday, 7 April 2010 14:33 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Speaking at this morning’s press conference for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker in Japan, Hideo Kojima has said the consoles will be phased out “in the near future”.

The MGS creator and head of Kojima Productions said that players should have their experiences “on the go”.

“In the near future, we’ll have games that don’t depend on any platform,” said Kojima. “Gamers should be able to take the experience with them in their living rooms, on the go, when they travel — wherever they are and whenever they want to play. It should be the same software and the same experience.”

But SCEJ boss Hiroshi Kawano said that while he respects what Kojima said, he did add it was “a bold prediction”.

We hope he continues to develop for platforms, but we deeply respect his sense of taking on a challenge,” he said.

Earlier this morning, the developer announced a new collaboration with Capcom to include a bonus mode in MGS: Peace Walker that sees Monster Hunter included in the game.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker releases on April 29 in Japan, June 11 in the US and June 18 in the UK for PSP.

The only current console project in developer at Kojima Productions is Metal Gear Solid: Rising for PS3 and 360, which may or may not get a re-reveal this month.

Via Reuters.

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83 Comments

  1. blackdreamhunk

    pc gaming is already on the go. when I travel I use my gaming laptop. steam is perfect because I can ply my games right off the internet.

    I am going to get iphone at some point. I have been meaning to buy one.

    yes consoles will be phase out and sooner than you think. There is a major shift taking place. Not only are major pc companies coming down on game devs and console hardware companies. a good example code masters getting their bought by a pc gaming companies and cloud gaming such as onlive . Dd is destroying retail too. Your only seeing the beginning of hardware companies problems.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    This isn’t going to end well, is it?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Razor

    Part of the reason this generation will go on for so long is because nobody knows what’s going to happen after this generation.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. theevilaires

    I agree to a certain point if devs could make games like MGS peace walker on a hand held as good as Kojima.

    http://www.vg247.com/2010/04/07/mgs-peace-walker-gets-characters-trailer/

    #4 5 years ago
  5. daytripper

    i hope he means the end of console exclusives and embarrassing idiots fueling console wars, no exclusive uncharted, mass effect all the best games on one platform and i would love that.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. blackdreamhunk

    the real truth about console gaming

    http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2009/05/e3-predictions/

    yes the death of consoles are coming faster than you think too as well.

    this console generation has more than pissed off the top of the food chain for gaming. With the talk of pc gaming dying and retail. There is a major shift taking place.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. NGCes26294BIV

    @1

    Do you really think Kojima was inferring that highly priced gaming laptops and desktop PCs are the future of gaming?

    Ha hahahahahahahahahahahaha aha aha a ahahahaha ahaaha.

    …oh sorry, you were serious? :-/

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DaMan

    they sure will be dead at some point in the future, but saying that it “should be the same experience” is laughable, typical japanese bullshit. I know some people enjoy playing console like games on the go, but many don’t.

    btw, I guess this is yet another quote taken in isolation and removed from it’s original context.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. theevilaires

    I agree with Razor’s comment. What else can be done to further approve games.

    We have:

    Custom soundtracks
    Upgradable Storage (HDD)
    Multi media functionality
    Online Gaming
    Wireless controllers
    Motion Controls

    What else can they do besides better graphics and psychics

    #9 5 years ago
  10. blackdreamhunk

    @NGCes26294BIV

    you have no idea do you? enjoy your last generation of consoles because they don’t have a future. code masters 50% percent of their share just got bought by a pc gaming company. That is just the begining of console problems.

    agin cloud gaming and web base gaming is also a major threat to consoles. lets not talk about major pc gaming companies.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    Consoles won’t be dead in the near future.

    Reason is very simple. As long as there are console manufacturers such as Nintendo or Sony, they won’t miss the opportunity making money. If they want to create a machine they have money for that and we can’t do nothing about it.

    Look at the Sony assets. 50 billion dollars. I repeat again 50 (!) Motherfucking billion dollars and you think they will just dismiss its entire division? YOU SERIOUS?

    Cloud Gaming is the only thing that can make a certain generation last a little bit longer, but not completely destroy it.

    Thats a reality and you can say what you want. Hate it or not, but consoles will not go in the near future.

    @7 PC is not that highly priced please… Stop.

    @BDH go fuck your mom, seriously, you are annoying sometimes.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. blackdreamhunk

    @theevilaires

    pc gaming has all the indie game devs new genres and playing styles will always remain on the pc.

    here stuff like this will always be on pc not on consoles new cool genres like this will not be coming to console any time soon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud0yPm31JT8

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Dralen

    I’m not quite sure what Kojima means…but I hope he’s right. Console gaming definitely holds our gaming experience back years, because developers cannot create anything beyond what the box is capable of. It’s a shame really, considering all the advancements in hardware that have been made in the last few years, and there’s very little games that are taking advantage of this. Instead, developers are trying to find new ways in which they can keep the same standard of graphics and make it run on consoles; for example Crysis 2.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    @13 Companies like Sony, Nintendo don’t care about how consoles hold gaming experience.

    Want to play Crysis 2 with max graphics? Buy a PC. Can’t? Your problems. Its a life and we can’t do something about it.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. blackdreamhunk

    “console manufacturers ”

    console manufacturers get their parts from pc gaming manufacturers. Those console are not helping those same pc manufacturers make real money.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. DaMan

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3424/3192435737_6d81f4bb88.jpg

    #16 5 years ago
  17. NGCes26294BIV

    Considering the UK won’t even have a standard 2gb line in all homes in the next two years, let alone enough for HD streaming, I think it’s safe to say that cloud-based gaming is a long way away from the mainstream.

    Oh, and also…

    “code masters 50% percent of their share just got bought by a pc gaming company”

    No it didn’t. It got bought by a private entertainment congolomerate, and ONE of their FOURTEEN subsidiaries is an online gaming portal, Zapak.com.

    Get your facts straight before vommiting on the comment boards.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. blackdreamhunk

    there is a lot more bigger powerful companies in pc gaming that will rip console gaming apart, That is just fact. Also pc gaming is fast adpting platform that means new tech will out strip console real fast. pc gaming and pc gamers are like the borg and console gaming is like the ice queen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAHW7GMbgLg

    #18 5 years ago
  19. theevilaires

    You know what, BDH is kinda right. (No, I’m not crazy!) These consoles are becoming more like PC’s really.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. blackdreamhunk

    that private entertainment company does mustly pc games check your facts!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. endgame

    well that’s pretty much obvious. what he says. and one of the main reasons will be OnLive. can’t wait for that. i’m sick of of all these console/pc wars.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. DeSpiritusBellum

    The guy is talking about a mobile console with the features of a boxed one. What’s with the sensationalism here? It’s an obvious move to me. Once miniaturization catches up, it would be stupid not to combine both types of consoles. Last time I checked the DS was still the best selling console in the world. Add the functionality of a boxed console and probably also a slate PC? Golden.

    @1 If you want to advocate PC gaming, don’t EVER mention laptops. That’s arguably the most faulty, most unsupported, most inadequate platform for games there is.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    @19 they always were outdated PC hardware and what? How is this going to finish console generation?

    #23 5 years ago
  24. blackdreamhunk

    DeSpiritusBellum

    pc gaming is already mobile apple coming out with newer pc’s

    who do you think apple is market targeting here with games. There are already games for this and apple is marketing to pc gamers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBtDuFsBgyc&feature=player_embedded

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Yag_WKwUuA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNkqkUdUjpI

    there is a huge demand for gaming laptop’s. In fact people want to play cutting edge games on laptop too. it’s the reason invida tryed come out with a powerful graphics card to support crysis.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Erthazus

    I think people missed the point that Sony already registered: Playstation cloud.

    Microsoft is doing cloud thingy too.

    Its all going to be the same. Everybody will have its own little slick console and its own CLOUD service and they will use its division for exclusives.

    and people don’t understand it.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. blackdreamhunk

    pc gaming will have cloud however there will always be people making pc games that are none cloud. pc gaming will always have different kinds of game devs and indie game devs.

    pc gaming will always have mod support and old games.

    all those console game right now will some day end up on the pc just like every console games has from many consoles.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. NGCes26294BIV

    @20 I’m sorry, but are you really that stupid?

    They are not a development or publishing company – they buy and sell other businesses, and only one of them is in any way associated with gaming, and even then it’s nothing but a mini-game site like Miniclip.

    You’re like SDF – Funny sometimes, but so close to serious that I can’t help but get angry at it.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. blackdreamhunk

    pc gaming and pc gamers are like the borg

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZEJ4OJTgg8

    game devs, console gamers and publisher who try to fight pc gaming is like this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CN0fui9Nmg&feature=related

    the death consoles is coming

    #28 5 years ago
  29. blackdreamhunk

    @NGCes26294BIV

    I am a really stupid I call losing billions on consoles and high production costs stupid.

    they are burning money right now with consoles

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TJ3Yv_vgUc

    over a 11 000 console game devs bankrupt because of consoles.

    even EA realized they had to make a shift from consoles to pc online gaming.

    your resistance is hopeless you can not stop PC gaming down. So enjoy your last generation of consoles.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. unacomn

    And there it is, Kojima, a man who’s games barely had mouse support on the PC said that the traditional video game console is going to die.
    I will use his words to counter each and every statement that PC gaming is going to die.
    God love you Kojima, you may not understand first person mouse aiming, or coherent storytelling, but God love you.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. blackdreamhunk

    pc gaming is going run console gaming into the ground just like it will on retail. It’s only a matter of time

    publishers and game devs that don’t support pc gaming will get ripped apart. companies like epic games, remedy will not be around in the future.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. justiceblob

    do you know what my favourite part of PC gaming is? Endlessly replacing parts so that I can take advantage of these ‘experiences’ that alienate large chunks of the market. Yay.

    Is it impossible, that I just want to buy a box and not have to fiddle about with it bar plugging in a new gadget once in ablue moon?

    #32 5 years ago
  33. get2sammyb

    @5 if you kill exclusive games then you practically kill the console as is.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Mad-elph

    BDH can you prove anything you say other than youtube clips that are completely unrelated? Give me an EA press release saying they won’t support consoles, show me something that doesn’t say the majors are not making more money on Consoles than PCs, show me something, even a leaked internal memo…. no, nothing, nada? then fuck off. indies make great things but they don’t drive the business like it or not.

    Also Kojima is talking about increased mobility, PCs don’t do that. He is talking about new handhelds that are more capable of things. Such as a PSP that connects to PSN live actively, or another handheld that will bridge the gap of active and passive users (online vs offline only)

    Think before you speak, or get some proof to back you up.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. blackdreamhunk

    @Mad-elph

    I like to give you tube because videos are the ultimate proof so people can see the proof. Unlike you there Mad-elph who has no no proof.

    by the way I use more than just youtube vids to prove my point.

    what do you call a laptop then?????? what do you call the new ipad then. man your not very bright are you??????

    lattops have mobility the new ipad mobility!!!!!!!!!!

    #35 5 years ago
  36. theevilaires

    but consoles are PCs though. Look at the PS3. You can use a key board and mouse with some games (UT3 I think) and even make mods to put into that game just like the PC version.

    You can connect a PC to your HDTV and use a wireless mouse and keyboard or DS3 and Duke3 to play games as well.

    So I guess the console market is the PC market which would explain the fall of the PC market sales :D or I’m just crazy like BDH :D

    #36 5 years ago
  37. blackdreamhunk

    @Mad-elph

    your a retard can you please tell me what is a computer?????

    do you even know what is a pc or a computer really is?

    I am going to make you look your dumb!!!!!

    do you that laptops are considered pc gaming too as well and so is the ipad. Just that desktop gaming pc are jst more powerful

    man these console gamers are real noobs what a joke……..man I have so much faith in the human race I really do?

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Yoshi

    @7 silly boy, you can get a good gaming rig for £500ish :) but obviously you can go higher £700ish for abit more or go to the extremes :) PC Gaming doesnt always have to be expensive :) And if you buy the parts then build it yourself then its even better :D

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Blerk

    Is £500 not ‘expensive’ now, then? :-|

    #39 5 years ago
  40. OlderGamer

    I think in the future will be less about the platform they are on. 100% agree.

    Consoles dying? Yes and no.

    In the near future, I expect to see cloud based services invading concoles, handhelds and PC.

    Most of those devices will be light weight small, and able to play on your TV or on the go.

    So yes, I agree w/Kojima. It is just that it isn’t as flashy and dramatic as the headline reads. I see it as more of an evolution of gaming and not the firey death on consoles as BDH might want to suggest.

    All of this is one(maybe two) gens away, dependant on cloud working, and nothing to worry about. It should be good for most gamers, great for game devs, bad for game pubs, and really bad for brick and morter stores like Game, Gamestop, etc.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Erthazus

    @41 but whats the point? when Sony already registered *Playstation Cloud*, Microsoft doing its own cloud stuff…

    Its all going to be the same shit as before. We all going to see 8th generation of consoles with cloud gaming.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. blackdreamhunk

    @OlderGamer

    ahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahah

    consoles are turning into pc ‘s in fact open them consoles up you can run any kind of OS.

    pc gaming is destroying consoles gaming. by the way pc gaming will not only have cloud gaming but it have many types of games and gaming. Yea pc gaming will always have none cloud games too!

    sony is losing money on them super computers with the ps3

    heck even web based gaming is treat to them consoles. You can now run console graphics for a web based game and the best part it all free for pc gamers.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Mad-elph

    Sure consoles are PC like machines, but closed systems that have fewer upgrades are much more widely distributed than PC gaming. PC component manufacturers are supported they standard contracts of parts supplies to console and non-gaming focused PCs.

    Yes I know a laptop can run, but we suffer bandwidth problems and most laptops don’t have 3G or other cell phone service. So its all just local gaming, unless you are at a hub for wifi, which is no different than sitting at home (therefore it is not mobile)

    I like that you mentioned the iPad, its a closed system, not a PC and can be used as a mobile gaming device. It is WAY more like a console than a PC, so please explain how it shows that PC will defeat consoles.

    You vids don’t prove anything, they never have. The E3 vid didn’t suggest consoles were dead, but rather that their life would be extended by new peripherals.

    Once you can get a laptop that is not dependent on a wifi connection to access Steam or whatever, then you get said device in the hands of millions and have it openly modded not locked to a closed service then maybe maybe PCs will dominate. But you won’t the more focused the mobile space becomes (iPad, PSP, Handheld) and smaller the devices become (harder for Joe public to slip in a new graphics card) then you have people locked to a dependent system (which is no different from consoles).

    Sure some people can mod their laptops, but few do. Laptops are crippled in hardware do to space constraints and heat.

    Plus many companies make more money from console game sales than PCs simply do to a dedicated install base be it 20 million PS3 or whatever vs. the millions of PCs that can’t play the games plus the millions who don’t buy the games.

    If you can show me something that says devs make more money across the board on PC games than consoles, in sales and in profit then you will see devs moving away from consoles. but since the majority of people buy consoles and game on consoles and support console developed games with hard cold cash, instead of stealing it online for PC then you will not see devs move away from consoles. period. Cloud service or not.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. blackdreamhunk

    your closed system is on it’s death bed!

    you will not be runing games like this any time soon
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhd6okJjLbY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w1CHff8bxM

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Eregol

    You can run any type of OS on a console?
    Only with a lot of work.
    The PS3 still hasn’t been hacked, and has had it’s Linux capability removed.
    That doesn’t strike me as any kind of OS.

    Consoles may be dead soon. But I doubt PC gaming will be what takes over.
    Not everyone can afford stupidly expensive rigs, and Indie games can’t sustain a rampant market that requires constant fulfilment.

    #45 5 years ago
  46. blackdreamhunk

    @Eregol

    wow your a real noob sony ps3 has been hacked along time ago. In fact sony’s OS has been dumb onto the internet.

    I am sure hackers are going made picking sony’s software apart.

    keep pissing off pc gamers and you will have more than just hacked consoles.

    not only consoles will be attack by big companies. there is the pc gaming hackers.

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Dannybuoy

    Ultimately as long as I have thumbs I’ll have a console

    #47 5 years ago
  48. blackdreamhunk

    pc gaming will run console gaming into the ground yea pc gaming has game pads too.

    just as good for your thumbs

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Mad-elph

    PS I am an owner of Macs, I play on consoles because it is a better experience. Who needs the headache of dealing wiht drivers and new upgrades ever 6 months to play the newest game etc. The fact that morons pay $600 for a vid card then complain that $600 console with a few games is expensive shows that the people who support PCs are silly.

    YES PC games can have more avenues of opportunity for development. But that is because of the mouse and keyboard. Devs of console games have designed their games to be simple. They want to make the interaction simple so more people buy it. When you have a keyboard with 80plus keys vs a controller with 12 then you are more free to develop things, therefore you get RTS games on PCs vs consoles. But that does not mean the death of consoles.

    It all comes down to closed system (console) vs open (PC) as that is what you’ve argued before. When an open system (PC or laptop) becomes so widely accepted as the only way to play then we’ll see the death of consoles. But that is not the way things are going. People are seeing closed systems as better. Develop a game/app for iPhone or iPad and you will sell more. The iPad or iPhone is closed in much the same way consoles are.

    Cloud will only truely be free and PC like when every phone can connect to the same serivce, not locked to Apple, BBs, Nokia etc… Until then the cloud generation will sell you a box to sit besides your TV that connects to a closed system somewhere.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. blackdreamhunk

    ahahahahahahahahahahahaa

    really now pc gaming is huge. pc gaming has soo meny games that even EA has to move over to pc gaming online. online is the home to pc gamers.

    how are those over 11 000 bankuprt console game devs doing these days.

    do you even know what cloud gaming is….it’s a super computer.

    an open system is trash just like the ice queen is trash. the borg will out grow a close system.

    console gaming is at the bottom of the food that is fact!

    hardware companies don’t make money on old hardware.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Mad-elph

    So where is the hacked PS3 that ruins sony, cause noone has made any software to run on it. No one has stolen any software, so all you have is sony selling consoles and people buying games, no loss for sony.

    Crysis is impressive, as if Project Offset, but again these are games that are possible on consoles, graphically they (the consoles) may not be there yet, but neither at 95% of PCs. Crysis 2 is to be on console too right?

    The images might be nice on PCs, but it is not the only thing in the world is it? Plus that Project Offset didn’t look any more impressive than God of War 3.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. theevilaires

    Well if you want my honest opinion I don’t want to see consoles/PCs go away. I know it may be a pain to keep up with exclusives and what version of a game to buy for which console but I like owning multiple machines.

    The 360 has custom soundtrack option built right in the OS. The PS3 has easy upgradable hard drives. The PC has the best graphics. The N64 and Gamecube had 4 controller ports.

    I just like having all the unique differences. To some it can be a pain keeping up but I love it. I would also love to have a machine that could do all in 1 and the PS3 comes the closest which is why its my prefered system but that doesn’t mean I don’t like having a 360 or other machine.

    I don’t want cloud gaming and I hate the idea of it so much, but as long as its just an option and not a full blown only choice I’m satisfied.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. blackdreamhunk

    Mad-elph

    your so cocky then go tell microsoft and sony to release their new consoles now!

    lets see how confident they are in the console business

    what a joke ahahahahhahahahahahhahaha

    lets see how meny publisher, game devs go bankuprt this time around……lets see them billions burn. lol

    what a joke.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. polygem

    depends pretty much on how you define ´near future´if we´re talking 10+ years i agree. cloud gaming ain´t ready yet. this will take a while. but the idea of playing content on several devices is pretty much my gaming wet dream. but again…this will take some long long years i believe…

    #54 5 years ago
  55. blackdreamhunk

    @polygem

    there is not just cloud gaming there is web base gaming that can now run console graphics.

    lets not for get the new tech pc gaming has like laptops and and the new ipad.

    by the way nothing beats high pc gaming nothing on the market not even cloud base gaming.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. Mad-elph

    the bankuprt console game devs were mostly bought out and phased out, and the people there were brought into the big pubs.

    How many games are started for PCs that never get off the ground? Anyone? We’ll never know really cause all these mom and pop shops you mention don’t cut it when it comes to forking over cold hard cash, which is what console users do every week.

    “do you even know what cloud gaming is….it’s a super computer.” No shit really? maybe its even a stack of 100 PS3? Of course its a central computer, but that doesn’t mean its a PC, can you go and mod it to your liking? nope. Does it run windows? maybe maybe not, it could run linux for all you know. Does it matter, no, because it is a closed service which is not any different than consoles.

    “an open system is trash just like the ice queen is trash” What are you talking about? You keep talking about modding systems etc, upgrading graphics etc…. but consoles sell millions every gen, increasing each gen and people keep buying games all the time.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. Mad-elph

    “Mad-elph

    your so cocky then go tell microsoft and sony to release their new consoles now!

    lets see how confident they are in the console business

    what a joke ahahahahhahahahahahhahaha

    lets see how meny publisher, game devs go bankuprt this time around……lets see them billions burn. lol

    what a joke.” I don’t know what you are talking about, AGAIN. They next gen is not ready, i didn’t say it was, and there is no need to upgrade as the one we have still has life in it and can still provide great experiences. Where did I suggest otherwise?

    #57 5 years ago
  58. blackdreamhunk

    @Mad-elph

    last time i checked I have alot more pc games than your consoles.

    http://adrianwerner.wordpress.com/games-of-2010/

    if i really want to pay console games I can run emulators and yes I can play ps3 games with emulaters.

    go kiss the future of console gaming good by.

    so how are them 11 000 console game devs gone bankuprt because of them consoles.

    you pc gaming has preduce made companies like crytek and cdproject

    I am not even counting the web based games and mmos.

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Mad-elph

    It sounds like you are beginning to back into a corner in 55. Be careful.

    Techs need time to evolve. that is why consoles don’t have the best graphics, but it is also why browser based games are as good as console graphics. Bandwidth is one major thing.

    Next gen consoles will be as good as the current PCs (a 2 year delay of top end lets say) But does everyone care for top end? NO THEY DO NOT, hence you buy a console which costs (now) $300 and you get 8 years out of it. Can you buy a PC, laptop or desktop for $300 that can run Crysis? No you can’t

    #59 5 years ago
  60. Gekidami

    “I can play ps3 games with emulaters”

    lol. Proof that BDH just makes shit up as he goes along.

    #60 5 years ago
  61. Mad-elph

    Did you pay for them all? Can you post receipts on your blog? Link me this emulator please.,, or better hit me with a vid of you playing this emulator.

    #61 5 years ago
  62. blackdreamhunk

    sony is such a dumb company not only have they lost billions on the ps3. super computer buyers buy the a ton of ps3′s and use it as a super computer. So sony is not only losing on the ps3 they are now losing money on the super computer market too.

    what a joke………I guess share holders have money to burn. Just like a ton of game devs with high production costs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TJ3Yv_vgUc

    #62 5 years ago
  63. blackdreamhunk

    @61

    @Mad-elph

    go to bio-ware look up dremhunk and take a good look at my games they are all CE of pc games.

    if I was going to pirate any software i would for something worth my time like maya program or something. something that is not available to average person or does not have a market. like and old pc games or programs that you can’t find for sale. lol

    #63 5 years ago
  64. Mad-elph

    Did a google search, no proof just lies of vids showing it running. Plus you have to buy the PS3 game as the system has not be cracked Oh you bought it, so Sony and the Dev got paid? They didn’t lose any money on consoles, how (IF THIS WAS REALLY TRUE) does this hurt Sony or consoles, just a larger market to sell games.

    #64 5 years ago
  65. DaMan

    bdh, if you could play this gen games with an emulator I wouldn’t own a console at all, I ‘m serious. it wasn’t until 2 years ago that PCSX2 was able to run all PS2 titles.

    #65 5 years ago
  66. blackdreamhunk

    @Mad-elph

    guys like me don’t need to lie and guys like me always have proof so no man can call me lair……the only thing they can say your sources are wrong.

    console noob talking to real pc gamers, this what they would tell you

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiWb6aoe8G8&feature=PlayList&p=6D438C906F42A49B&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=2

    #66 5 years ago
  67. SplatteredHouse

    If it is for enjoyment of players, there should be one console. People are disappointed when a game they want to play is for one other console (the under-used one) if they own another at all. So they either pay out to support the game, by buying a whole new machine as well, or don’t play the game they’d enjoy.

    It’s true that the makers don’t care either way because they’ll sell that extra machine, but I’d prefer gamers to all enjoy and support playing games (with no reference needing to be taken in to mind, of how the game is played.)
    The way that things have progressed in to this gen, is precisely the reason why there should be one cons…Machine, sorry! that allows ALL games (aside from PC) to be played.

    People then just buy and play the games they want. With one machine, it’s an all-new challenge for games to stand out! If Nintendo wants to make its own device, then it can go and explore that (because it has proven success in its own endeavors), but the HD platform should accept all HD games, because without that, and a lack of BASE disctinction, it’s gamers that get the rawest deal, no matter their “platform of choice”!

    #67 5 years ago
  68. ColleenKnight23

    It is well known that money makes people independent. But what to do if someone has no cash? The one way is to receive the mortgage loans and college loan.

    #68 5 years ago
  69. Freek

    The future he’s talking about doesn’t include a gaming PC either.

    It’s a platform agnostic future in wich you simply acces your games on what ever device you happen to have handy at the time.
    Much like the internet is accasable on pretty much anything these days, from your TV to your phone to your computer.

    #69 5 years ago
  70. blackdreamhunk

    Freek

    that could only done by guess what a pc a computer!!!

    #70 5 years ago
  71. mortiferus

    blackdreamhunk… you are an idiot.PC gaming has been reduced to a niche biz. WHo the fuck wants to keep upgrading video cards and Winblows? Nerds like you. Buddy, hey the 90′s are so over! 3DFX is dead!!!

    It’s already being predicted that devices like the iPad will replace traditional desktop PC’s in millions of homes in the not so distant future. And that will reduce PC gaming to an even smaller niche market. Imagine an future six-core/custom GPU iPad that features Wireless HDMI…

    As the years go by brute force GPU’s which power your Crysis et al’ will also go the way of the dodo as Open Computing Language, CUDA, enabled devices become the big money makers for ATI/NVIDIA. These devices will have massive computational power and will be capable of amazing graphics.

    #71 5 years ago
  72. Freek

    No, not specificly. It’s done by your phone, your netbook, what ever entertainment box sits under the TV and also a computer.

    But what he’s talking about is that no one platform defines gaming, that it’s merely something you can acces where ever you are.
    And if you can do that for games you can do that for other software aswell. Meaning that what we know as a PC or a console no longer exists.
    To be replaced by services rather then dedicated hardware platforms.

    #72 5 years ago
  73. blackdreamhunk

    mortiferus do you mmo’s a niche product?

    high end pc gaming is worth 9 billion alone, do you really think hardware companies are going to let console steam roll high pc gaming your joking.

    hardware companies take pc gaming very seriously or they would never had made the pc gaming alliance. companies like onlive take pc gaming very seriously or they would never made onlive.

    a lot of big companies would not eat you small companies alive if pc gaming was niche product……I am osrry but your gaming media can’t lie for you this time.

    #73 5 years ago
  74. blackdreamhunk

    @Freek

    pc gaming became a service a long time ago, it’s that some of you publishers and game devs are late to come to that realization.

    you only need to look at companies such blizzard,bio-ware,arena net and iron clade games to see that.

    #74 5 years ago
  75. Freek

    The mistake you are making is still seeing his comments as “pc gaming” that is not what he is saying at all.
    The device no longer matters, PC, consoles, it’s all meaningless. There are no more platforms in Kojima’s future. And that has not happend yet at all. Steam, WoW, they still require a dedicated hardware platform to run and a game you buy only works on that platform.

    You like to filter everything through your own reality of console vs PC. The rest of the world does not work like that, it is all in your head.

    #75 5 years ago
  76. blackdreamhunk

    at the end of the day

    http://www.birminghampost.net/birmingham-business/birmingham-business-news/financial-business-news/2010/04/06/reliance-ada-takes-50-pc-stake-in-codemasters-65233-26183343/

    pc gaming will own, you can’t games with pc gaming and like siad there is powerful pc companies that will destory consoles and there are alot of them.

    at the end of the day your going to playing on a pc if goes cloud.

    the more game devs trash talk pc gaming I ganruntee them consoles are going to get even more hacked than they are now.

    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5065&Itemid=47

    #76 5 years ago
  77. blackdreamhunk

    by the way even this guy knows what a pc is

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBtDuFsBgyc&feature=player_embedded

    #77 5 years ago
  78. Galactic_Barret

    When will PC gaming completely eradicate console gaming? As in, no one will play on anything other than PCs.

    I don’t think it will, because, like it or not, consoles are the reason gaming is as popular as it is today.

    #78 5 years ago
  79. blackdreamhunk

    @Galactic_Barret

    oh plase popular on consoe please what a joke.

    pc gaming made fps

    pc gaming made consoles

    pc gaming rts

    pc gaming tbs

    pc gaming is the heart beat of gaming

    it’s more like the gaming media trys to lie about pc gaming

    I mean you hear pc gaming is dying every year from the gaming media.

    Microsoft and Sony trys it because to destroy pc gaming.

    all the income for consoles is coming from the Nintendo wii what a joke.

    It take all 3 console platforms just to take on pc gaming platform. that is how big and powerful pc gaming is.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seOJpCcY-4w

    #79 5 years ago
  80. Michael O’Connor

    BDH would shut up if you guys had the basic common sense to ignore him.

    #80 5 years ago
  81. blackdreamhunk

    @Michael O’Connor s

    what you can’t handle the truth……cry me a river!

    #81 5 years ago
  82. natesaninja

    I think it was a blanket statement everyone will be dead in the near future with all these shitty 3rd world countries with nukes

    #82 5 years ago
  83. natesaninja

    @ BDH I think I’m actually a little dumber for tryin to read your posts. I don’t know anyone including myself who’s plays anything on the pc other than casual games. just because you were the first to innovate a technology doesn’t mean you can do it the best

    #83 5 years ago

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    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

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  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

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  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

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  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to Amazon.co.uk and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]

  • Mad Max: first ever gameplay footage revealed

    Today, we get to finally take our first look at gameplay from Mad Max. Avalanche and Warner Bros. have shown off the first gameplay trailer for Mad Max today. The trailer below offers a look at melee combat, car combat, customisation and much more. Give it a watch below: There are a few new screenshots […]

  • Overlord: Fellowship of Evil has four-player co-op like we figured

    Codemasters has pulled the veil back on the next Overlord game, and its a four-player co-op game called Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. Rhianna Pratchett is back to write the story. The game may be co-op at its core, but it can still be played single-player. Each of the four playable character have strengths and weaknesses, […]

  • Update now available for Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon X and Y

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire along with Pokemon X and Y are being updated by Nintendo to fix a few bugs and in-game text. There’s also the possibility of a few hacks and exploits being fixed. Per Nintendo Life (via Serebii), both patches are 250-270 blocks in size, and it’s a mandatory update which […]

  • Side-scrolling cover shooter Not a Hero gets a demo

    Not a Hero, the upcoming game from OlliOlli developer Roll7, has received a demo. The demo for Not a Hero was made available today on Steam. In the game, you play as Steve, the campaign manager for BunnyLord. A time-travelling rabbit who’s running for mayor of London. Think this is an absurd premise? This trailer […]

  • You have until April 30 to export your Green Day: Rock Band tracks to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that those looking to export their song collection from Green Day: Rock Band into Rock Band 3 can only do so until the end of the month. April 30 will be the cutoff date for anyone who wants to export tracks from Green Day: Rock Band into their Rock Band 3 library, […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight minimum, recommended, and ultra PC specs revealed

    Batman: Arkham Knight is looking like it’s going to be quite a taxing game. Nvidia has released a list of the minimum, recommended, and ultra PC requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight. Here’s the full thing: Minimum OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom […]