CunningSmile wrote:So that's two pretty experienced developers (the other being Carmack) saying there isn't any real difference. Can everyone please knock it on the head with the endless (very boring) spec comparisons now? All the meaningless numbers really make my head hurt.
Really? I'm fascinated by this stuff! I love how the Wii was so underpowered but successful. I love how Microsoft managed to squeeze more power of out of the One after
the hardware was locked down. I'm not convinced by THE CLOUD, but I'm interested in where it can and can't boost a game's appearance. I don't know much about specs but I'm really interested in seeing how close cross platform games will finally look. It's all good to me!
That stuff I do find interesting because most of it is in English and particularly the Wii's success is a human nature study rather than a spec thing. What I want to see an end of is the endless posts that basically amount to a string of numbers and end in "...so as you can see the <insert console> has won the war."
It's somewhere between a glorified game of Top Trumps and a pissing contest, means almost nothing to anyone other than the person posting and is frankly boring, especially when the people arguing about it aren't usually the people in any real position to know anything about how
those specs are going to be used, which with my (admittedly limited) understanding seems much more important then a list of numbers.
Confirmation Bias is a bad thing, I've read a book that agreed with me about that