Dedicated Servers or Pixels. What is more important to you?

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Posted by Evo_nine (1631 posts) 10 months, 16 days ago

Poll: Dedicated Servers or Pixels. What is more important to you? (57 votes)

Dedicated Servers 47%
Pixels 58%

How many on here do most of their gaming online?

Multiplayer is big, with the growth in online play to come over the years, dedicated servers, to me, are far more important than resolution....especially here in Australia where every game suffers horrible lag unless we find a local game.

What will be the difference this gen?

#1 Posted by kingoflife9 (1987 posts) -

Both consoles have dedicated servers. But Xbox is 720p. So there.

#2 Edited by Nengo_Flow (9493 posts) -

Remember when M$ said every game on X1 will be 1080p 60fps...

If they lied about that, what makes you think they'll actually be having dedicated severs for every game?

PS3 had way more dedicated games than the 360 had last gen, btw..

#3 Posted by Evo_nine (1631 posts) -

Both consoles have dedicated servers. But Xbox is 720p. So there.

No need to lie.

#4 Posted by kingoflife9 (1987 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

@kingoflife9 said:

Both consoles have dedicated servers. But Xbox is 720p. So there.

No need to lie.

cod, bf4, madden, fifa....the games I will be getting all have dedicated servers, but you can buy the x1 for the imaginary cloud in the sky, I'm sure it will help you run COD at 1080p.... oh wait IT CANT!!!

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

#5 Posted by waltefmoney (18030 posts) -

Dedicated servers. If you care about resolution buy a PC and buy all your games there.

#6 Posted by YD_11 (1626 posts) -

There are a number of things I prefer over resolution especially when the visual difference people have been on about here is the example.

#7 Posted by -RPGamer- (34283 posts) -

As a campaign gamer, I don't think I could care any less about dedicated servers.

#8 Posted by kingoflife9 (1987 posts) -

Dedicated servers. If you care about resolution buy a PC and buy all your games there.

no, pc gaming is boring. even if it is the same game it feels more fun on a console.

#9 Edited by xhawk27 (7229 posts) -

If you care about pixels you would be playing on a PC!

#10 Posted by -RPGamer- (34283 posts) -

@xhawk27: not true. I prefer console gaming, but I like relatively better visuals.

#11 Posted by KHAndAnime (13394 posts) -

Both consoles have dedicated servers. But Xbox is 720p. So there.

^

#12 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (13375 posts) -

why not both?

#13 Edited by Evo_nine (1631 posts) -

@kingoflife9 said:

@Evo_nine said:

@kingoflife9 said:

Both consoles have dedicated servers. But Xbox is 720p. So there.

No need to lie.

cod, bf4, madden, fifa....the games I will be getting all have dedicated servers, but you can buy the x1 for the imaginary cloud in the sky, I'm sure it will help you run COD at 1080p.... oh wait IT CANT!!!

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

Killzone?

also fifa, madden etc will be 1080p on xbox

#14 Posted by kitty (114543 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

@kingoflife9 said:

Both consoles have dedicated servers. But Xbox is 720p. So there.

No need to lie.

cod, bf4, madden, fifa....the games I will be getting all have dedicated servers, but you can buy the x1 for the imaginary cloud in the sky, I'm sure it will help you run COD at 1080p.... oh wait IT CANT!!!

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

Stating that it is 720p means no games run in a resolution higher than that. Which there are games that do, and you always seem to leave those out in hopes of winning your argument. Fail.

#15 Edited by LJS9502_basic (150289 posts) -

I like single player games....so guess.

#16 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Pixels. I play way more singleplayer than I ever will multiplayer.

#17 Posted by tdkmillsy (1274 posts) -

Both consoles have dedicated servers. But Xbox is 720p. So there.

What you mean like Killzone's dedicated servers????

#18 Posted by RR360DD (11598 posts) -

Remember when M$ said every game on X1 will be 1080p 60fps...

If they lied about that, what makes you think they'll actually be having dedicated severs for every game?

PS3 had way more dedicated games than the 360 had last gen, btw..

Way more? It certainly didn't. They both were predominantly p2p

#19 Posted by NFJSupreme (5150 posts) -

good question. I do most of my multiplayer gaming on PC now because a lot of my friends have gaming PCs (we're older, we have jobs, we like nice things) so its not that big an issue for me. Also while I still think XBL is the over all better and more stable service, so long as PSN doesn't have any of the fiascos it had this gen I don't think the online advantage is big enough to out weigh the other advantages over the xbone. I still think that their are more advantages the PS4 has over the xbone. Especially if you are a console only player. PS4 just makes the most sense unless you just have to play Halo and Forza.

#20 Posted by KHAndAnime (13394 posts) -

@kingoflife9 said:

Both consoles have dedicated servers. But Xbox is 720p. So there.

What you mean like Killzone's dedicated servers????

Exactly. Or Battlefield 4, or anything else...

#21 Edited by k2theswiss (16598 posts) -

Better online》》》》》》some pixals no matter what

#22 Edited by Couth_ (10008 posts) -

both master race

#23 Posted by kingoflife9 (1987 posts) -

@tdkmillsy said:

@kingoflife9 said:

Both consoles have dedicated servers. But Xbox is 720p. So there.

What you mean like Killzone's dedicated servers????

Exactly. Or Battlefield 4, or anything else...

Battlefield 4 has dedicated servers for ps4, as does COD. you fail.

#24 Posted by MonsieurX (29483 posts) -

@waltefmoney said:

Dedicated servers. If you care about resolution buy a PC and buy all your games there.

no, pc gaming is boring. even if it is the same game it feels more fun on a console.

How can it be more fun if it's the same game?

Controllers? Use it with your PC.

TV? Use it with your PC.

Derp? Use it with your PC.

#25 Posted by Newhopes (4500 posts) -

Killzone will not have servers....

#26 Posted by KHAndAnime (13394 posts) -

@KHAndAnime said:

@tdkmillsy said:

@kingoflife9 said:

Both consoles have dedicated servers. But Xbox is 720p. So there.

What you mean like Killzone's dedicated servers????

Exactly. Or Battlefield 4, or anything else...

Battlefield 4 has dedicated servers for ps4, as does COD. you fail.

You fail, because all these games have dedicated servers and that's exactly what I was pointing out.

#27 Edited by KHAndAnime (13394 posts) -

@Newhopes said:

Killzone will not have servers....

They do have dedicated servers, just not in the traditional sense. Nonetheless, they are there and it isn't exactly a p2p infrastructure.

EDIT: Further clarification - P2P features a host player where most of the game logic is done then sent to other players directly (often giving that player the advantage). This features a host player where some of the game logic is done and is sent to a intermediary server, which handles the network traffic for players to send/receive, most of the game network logic is being done locally on each player's PS3's. Removes most of the host advantage and gives better game stability for those with slower connections than P2P.

#28 Posted by Gaming-Planet (13986 posts) -

Pixels. 720p blown up to 1080p is ugly.

#29 Posted by kingoflife9 (1987 posts) -

@kingoflife9 said:

@waltefmoney said:

Dedicated servers. If you care about resolution buy a PC and buy all your games there.

no, pc gaming is boring. even if it is the same game it feels more fun on a console.

How can it be more fun if it's the same game?

Controllers? Use it with your PC.

TV? Use it with your PC.

Derp? Use it with your PC.

because my competition is using a "can't miss" mouse. its not fun. pc is not fun.

#30 Posted by Ginosaji (965 posts) -

because my competition is using a "can't miss" mouse. its not fun. pc is not fun.

Perhaps this is an indication that a mouse and keyboard is a better control scheme for the game in question. Wrestling with clunky controls does not make a game more fun by any stretch of the imagination.

#31 Posted by GTSaiyanjin2 (5806 posts) -

PS4 has both, so I dont have to choose.

#32 Edited by Gue1 (9492 posts) -

all launch games will use their own servers, so at least for now those M$ dedicated servers are pointless anyway.

BTW, COD Ghosts will be 1080p on PS4 and it will have dedicated servers. Deal with that. ;)

#33 Posted by lostrib (34278 posts) -

why not both?

#34 Posted by lostrib (34278 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

@kingoflife9 said:

@waltefmoney said:

Dedicated servers. If you care about resolution buy a PC and buy all your games there.

no, pc gaming is boring. even if it is the same game it feels more fun on a console.

How can it be more fun if it's the same game?

Controllers? Use it with your PC.

TV? Use it with your PC.

Derp? Use it with your PC.

because my competition is using a "can't miss" mouse. its not fun. pc is not fun.

that's not true

#35 Posted by MonsieurX (29483 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

@kingoflife9 said:

@waltefmoney said:

Dedicated servers. If you care about resolution buy a PC and buy all your games there.

no, pc gaming is boring. even if it is the same game it feels more fun on a console.

How can it be more fun if it's the same game?

Controllers? Use it with your PC.

TV? Use it with your PC.

Derp? Use it with your PC.

because my competition is using a "can't miss" mouse. its not fun. pc is not fun.

You mean auto-aim on consoles?

#36 Posted by starwolf474 (548 posts) -

Definitely dedicated servers.

I have a 42" TV and I sit about 8 feet away from my TV therefore it is humanly impossible for my eyes to see any difference between 720p and 1080p, so resolution does not matter at all. I'm willing to bet that the majority of the people that are making a big deal about Xbox games being 720p have a TV size and sitting distance from TV that would make them barely able to the detect the difference between 720p and 1080p with their setup.

#37 Edited by ghostwarrior786 (3816 posts) -

lets see whats more important to me. playing a dead franchise like halo on dedicated servers or saving $100. playing titanfall on pc/x360, utilising power of teh cloud of course, or having kinect in my living room. every game worth playing multiplayer wise will have dedicated servers so i think ill save $100 and choose 1080p thanks

#38 Edited by Evo_nine (1631 posts) -

@GTSaiyanjin2 said:

PS4 has both, so I dont have to choose.

Does killzone? Im guessing all first party ps4 games wont have dedicated servers?

#39 Edited by Sweenix (5397 posts) -

Looks like lems will be touting this dedicated server thing for the next 6 or so years, seeing as every multiplat will be inferior on it :/

#40 Edited by lamprey263 (23096 posts) -

720p is fine for me, parity is going to be a bigger issue for me with frame rate and visual effects and physics, if those aspects can be matched then I'll be fine. The best online games will probably already use dedicated servers anyways, but dedicated servers might actually prove useful in helping smaller developers make responsive online games.

#41 Posted by Syn_Valence (1348 posts) -

When it turns out that not all of Microsoft first party games use dedicated servers, the ownage is going to be massive, so why don't they just stop while they're ahead.

#42 Posted by bobbetybob (19170 posts) -

When it turns out that not all of Microsoft first party games use dedicated servers, the ownage is going to be massive, so why don't they just stop while they're ahead.

I think first party will but the whole "servers are available to everyone" will end up being false and only the big third party multiplayer games will use them.

#43 Posted by MajesticShea (695 posts) -

Luckily Ps4 has both.

All multiplayer games that matter have them

  • Cod
  • BF4
  • Madden
  • Fifa
  • NBA 2K14
  • Killzone
#44 Posted by Evo_nine (1631 posts) -

Luckily Ps4 has both.

All multiplayer games that matter have them

  • Cod
  • BF4
  • Madden
  • Fifa
  • NBA 2K14
  • Killzone

Killzone doesn't have dedicated servers. They have some hyprid p2p crap.

#45 Posted by Shewgenja (8446 posts) -

I'm going to laugh until I implode when it comes out that these "dedicated servers" are running all the azure stuff as well and that it's all just virtualized.

#46 Posted by lostrib (34278 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

@majesticshea said:

Luckily Ps4 has both.

All multiplayer games that matter have them

  • Cod
  • BF4
  • Madden
  • Fifa
  • NBA 2K14
  • Killzone

Killzone doesn't have dedicated servers. They have some hyprid p2p crap.

so you've played killzone MP?

#47 Edited by ELJUDEZ (7386 posts) -

both.

#48 Posted by silversix_ (14052 posts) -

1- FPS

2- Resolution

3- Private Servers

Story of life right here right now

#49 Edited by MajesticShea (695 posts) -

@Evo_nine said:

@majesticshea said:

Luckily Ps4 has both.

All multiplayer games that matter have them

  • Cod
  • BF4
  • Madden
  • Fifa
  • NBA 2K14
  • Killzone

Killzone doesn't have dedicated servers. They have some hyprid p2p crap.

that's not good : (

#50 Edited by jhcho2 (4372 posts) -

Dedicated servers have always been more of a preference than being straight up better. If you're not living in the US or UK, you might actually want to connect with players from your own region. Hooking up to a dedicated server might mean that you're connecting to a server from several continents away, and the latency will be at least 200ms. I would rather hook up with non-dedicated servers from my own country and get 10ms.