GS News - Steam Machines, PC Dominance + GTA V microtransactions
Valve has announced Steam Machines as their answer to hardware, Nvidia says consoles will never best PCs, the GTAV to PC petition is still rising and GTAV Online microtransactions have been confirmed!
NVIDIA cutting down the next gen consoles. Just a coincidence the XBone and PS4 are using Radeon hardware I'm sure.
Not that I don't agree with what he said about PC being superior, I'm just saying.
For the money you guys pay on PC for graphics cards, upgrades every few months and whatnot it ever be better than console graphics wise. I however am happy to stay on the console side. Not that worried about jaggies and 5 digit resolutions. :)
is it just me or do you think the reason why no one has responded to the GTA V thing coming to pc is because it'd be too easy to mod the game then... and I think Rockstar doesn't want (or is afraid of) another "coffee mod" scandal to happen
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So here's what I believe are the facts - Valve has developed an OS that is a Linux variant
Valve has been working with 3rd parties to release Steam boxes that run their OS
Please correct me if these facts are in dispute. While this sounds great, there are issues. The reason games are not great on Linux has to do with hardware drivers for the GPU's. They're terrible. The reason they're terrible is that they refuse to make good open source drivers, as that would make their IP vulnerable. I think they can make closed drivers, but the Linux community seems to hate that, because it's contrary to the open-source philosophy. Hopefully the SteamOs changes that situation. Once there are good drivers, developers will be more willing to support the platform.
However, this is a long-term thing. If they release the box tomorrow, very little will run on it that compares to even console-quality graphics.I like Valve, and I would love for this to take off - but it seems like they have some large hurdles ahead.
Im loving the idea of Steam OS. Pc will always be ahead of consoles as you can upgrade when you want, thats the problem of pcs if today you spend top dollar to get the best stuff out, in 4 years its obsolete, while buying a console in the next 5 years everyone is still playing, I know that consoles are always playing catch up with pcs but for me its a better bussines model, You get cheaper games on pc true but how many people play online on pcs in comparason to consoles? i bet theres more people playing multiplayer on consoles for the simple fact its easier and cheaper, yet i dont know how we are paying for online subscriptions on consoles, we should start a pettition for that!
@clr84651 Why would you want PC to go away?
@clr84651 yea if u like inferior graphics. Look I understand not everyone can afford a High end PC but there's no denying its superiority to home consoles.
@innocent69 I agree
Chris was Niiice :P
@innocent69 THAT'S HIGHLY NOT NICE!!!!!!!!
@EdAl2112 Yup, I think it's a shame people have such a view of PC gaming... My PC cost me around £900 in 2008. I upgraded my mobo and cpu and ram in 2010 (£250). So that's £1150? You'd need a pc anyway for work/internet, which is about £600 (more if you're a Mac user!) for a non-gaming pc. I.e. I paid about £600 more than the average consumer. ps3 was like £500 when it came out. I also pay about £10 (at least!) less money per AAA game. I've bought maybe 40 (AAA) games since 2008 (and a few indies, obvs). so that's potentially £400 'saved' over consoles. So, cost of console gaming would be £500 (if you bought in first few months...) + £600 (presumed PC cost for daily use). Then potentially £300-400 more in games. That's more than £1400. I'm only now thinking I need to upgrade my grfx card to play new gen games on high settings... And a new card will probably cost me a similar price (if not less) than a console. I'll probably be able to afford a new case as well for the same money :)
Personally, I think the PC choice, if done with a bit of planning and careful purchases, can come out more financially sound, + you get better grfx. (Although I did get windows and office for cheap through school... that knocked off like £150 :p)
@EdAl2112 Shoot, I still use my Nvidia 9600 GSO from '08 and can still play a majority of games on medium settings. Inform yourself pal.
@EdAl2112 Agreed, there are upgrades involved. But my PCs usually last a good 3-4 years until I upgrade the video card.
@EdAl2112 LOL @ upgrades every few months. Clear you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about when it comes to PC gaming.
@EdAl2112 Hardware has become so powerful that you should only need a newer video card for a good 3-5 years nowadays.
@EdAl2112 Well you sure are misinformed but whatever helps you sleep at night.
@Goobshoeriot Are people really this clueless about PC gaming?
@Goobshoeriot What are you talking about? One of the main factors and points of it coming to the PC is because of the mods. The modding community for GTAIV is pretty big.
Furthermore, the "coffee mod" (which was actually called "Hot Coffee") had nothing to do with modders' original design. That minigame was already in the game's original code, which is why it was a big deal. The developers were the ones who designed it. Rockstar isn't responsible for mods that other people make for the game. Otherwise Bethesda would be getting tons of flak for all the nude and sex mods for Elder Scrolls.
GTAV is coming to PC, just like every other GTA. It's just a matter of when.
@dunkanlord you don't need this petition darling, feel my hot lips against yours instead
@dunkanlord Doesn't matter. It will come to PC anyway, it always does.
@dunkanlord This is the link http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/rockstar-release-gta-v-on-pc, I am not sure if the comment allow for a live link, but it's on Change.org and search for GTA V PC
@coolmike999 Haven't you heard? Nvidia is wholly onboard with this. But doesn't matter to me, I'll never have a living room PC. Just too hard to do with my racing sim/flying sim, 5.1 surround sound peripherals.
@coolmike999 they'll have to make everything backwards compatible for me. But then what will most likely happen is geniuses will release crazy 3rd party add ons for everything so you can practically do everything you do on Windows with it. So youll use 3rd party drivers. Which in my experience normally work just as good and have other features the real ones don't anyway.
@barrica 64 man servers on Battlefield 3. Yeah, baby!
@barrica LOL and Dota 2 say hi!
@nyran125tk I'm sorry - I don't understand what you're saying. Backwards compatible with what? What 3rd party drivers? The reason GPU's don't work well on Linux is that the good stuff on the GPU is secret, and 3rd parties can't write for it. There are no good 3rd party GPU drivers. Do you have examples to the contrary?