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PS4 and the technical confusion around it.

So, PS4 announcement happened. Nothing exciting there really, except that Sony finally figured out the importance of RAM, oh and the change to processor architecture from POWER to x86 wich is good since now making games for the system is about as easy as it is for the PC. 
But with that change apparently comes alot of confusion for some.
Since they are changing the arcitechture, backwards compatability with PS3 is of out of the question and some people just can't comprehend this. I've seen this twice in the past week. 
First in this weeks Jimquisition.
And once more on AlphaOmegaSins video on the subject, 
and the comment section of both of course. 
Both of them were basically argouing the same thing but Im gonna adress 2 arguments 
that just baffle me.

 Lets go over Mister Jim Sterling first since he does this shit for a living.

"There is Sony again fumbling with an inability to provide backwards compatability
for PS3, even the shit you bought on PSN. Physical discs I kind of get because of the cell processor nonsense, but PSN games? No excuse there, PS4's new innards are no excuse"  - Jim Sterling

Im sorry, what? Do you have any fucking idea how computers work? At all? Im betting the answer is no, because this is pretty retarded logic. The storage media has fuckall to do with any given software functioning correctly. Software is software, If its programmed to work on certain proseccor architechture, it wont work on another one without emulation of that hardware, wich will be discussed more in length when I adress the next person but before that. I do understand the frustration however, it might not be cool decision gaming wise since it limits 
the game library to PS4 games only.
But the thing is that the choice Sony had was either to keep the 
clusterfuck that was the cell processor,
or become more developer friendly. 
They chose developer friendliness, sucks for your backwards compatability 
but thats just how that goes. 
Oh and before you ask the first bach of PS3's had backwards compatability solely because they also had PS2 parts in the system, wich they took out to make the system cheaper to buy.
So unless you want to pay 900 bucks for PS4,
then just accept that there is no backwards compatability.

Now, time to adress another topic, Emulation.
Ahh yes, the thing that makes playing anything on anything possible. 
Ok I'm lying, emulation is pretty much ALWAYS inaccurate.
But lets see what others say about this godsend technology.

From some guy on the comment section of AlphaOmegaSins video

Oh really now? So you're saying that you have achieved perfect ps2 emulation on your PC?
Either you're an amazing programmer that has done his own emulator that the rest of us dont have, or you just dont see the inconsistensies and framrate drops. Say, how much frameskip do you use?
Why do I doubt you? Well here's a link to the system requirements for a perfect SNES emulator. 
You see how absurd those requirements are for such an old system? Yeah so perfect PS2 emulation is literally impossible as of right now, playable sure but not perfect. And how realistic does that PS3 emulation seem now? Even playable PS3 emulation is literally impossible as of right now. 
So yeah there's your fucking emulation.
It's like tryin to fit a square piece trough the trianlge shape hole. It dosent work unless you make the piece out of sponge or similiar material, and after that it isnt the same piece.

In conclusion I really dont fault AlphaOmegaSin for not knowing all of this, He is just a guy on youtube, I can cut you some slack for not googling this one. But with Jim, dude, your job is journalism or so you say. Research is a part of that, you should really learn your shit 
before spreading misinformation.


The darkness in horizon

So ever since the talk about WiiU started, so did the talk about mircosoft and sonys new line ups.
While at first it didnt seem too likely, now it will probably be 
at the very least be accouned by the next E3.

Some seem to be exited, im really not. In fact as far as consoles go I havent been too impressed by the current gen at all. So this is gonna be a longwinded explanation 
to my negativity towards one of my beloved hobbies.

One reason I'm not too intersted in new console lineup is that console launched have sucked in the last few years. PS Vita, 3DS and WiiU have all launched with barely any games worth playing, even PS3 had this same issue but at least companies were kinda holding up. Not recently though.

Another big issue is market demand for rather dull games. Im sorry but  in no way can I say with any kinda honesty, that I find any enjoyment in most western developed games. 
For example the "western" approach to RPGs seems to be to give you a big sandbox with a dialogue system that uses a bland flowchart to determine wheter you're a pure innocent angel or a wittle naughty boy, oh and throw those stats there somewhere. That same flowchart morality mechanic is in many many other western developed games, the reasons why this bothers me should be another post on its own, but for now it helps to know that I dont like binary moral systems.

Also, Military FPS's just have never ever been my thing but even for those who like this stuff, do you really find yearly installment of every game THAT enjoyable? They're not that different.
Also talking about games that are pretty much the same fucking game every year, Nintendo.
Before you hang me as a youngster who just dosent understand the ways on ye olde. Know that I still wish I had my old NES around. But even when I wish that, I cant help but to question why would anyone buy Zelda games anymore, theyre the EXACT SAME GAME EACH TIME. 
No really, just count the differences, and you find that there are maybe a few new characters here and there, and the central gameplay gimmick is different, and by that I mean you use some mcguffin to solve your way trough certain problems.

Also the death of certain franchises is just downright sad,
though it isnt suprising since horror games have pretty much all become pc exclusive facecam let's play fuel, DMC style games are alive only with Bayonetta (and that WiiU exclusivity for Bayonetta 2 still sucks altough, I understand why it's happening), all the while the actual DMC franchise gets rebooted by a bunch of british idiots that dont know a fuck about gameplay. Tomb Raider has been a dead franchise for good decade now (In my opinion anyway). 

So, if most of the major franchises are either not my thing at all, and most the old big franchises are dead in my eyes, what is there left for me to be exited about the new generation?

The answer is nothing.

The big question is what do you think, yes you, who found this by accident or I linked this to, Seriously I want some input on this. Agree, Disagree, Call me a douchebag, whatever, I just want to hear discussion.