[Beowulf] Microsofts trick - was AMD reveals potent parallel processing breakthrough
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed May 8 06:42:30 PDT 2013
On 5/8/13 8:55 AM, atchley tds.net wrote:
> Also, sales of all consoles are down. The new Wii has hardly made a
> blip in the market. Some speculate that the era of consoles is past
> given how many people game on their phones and tablets.
The death of the console has been a nearly constant prediction for the
last 15-20 years. I heard it back when OpenGL Doom came out, and
various folks predicted that packaged software would be the end of
consoles as we know it.
Hence I tend to be skeptical on this possibility, though I have to say,
I am seeing many more people playing games on their pads and phones. I
think the consoles will adapt, and you'll see the phones become
controllers to hook into consoles.
Tangential to this, I've got lots of apps for my iPhone/iPad that
interact with my Roku. Something tells me that using the phones/pads as
interfaces to the games is coming soon if its not here now. I don't
expect to see all out replacement, more like coopetition.
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