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  • runner - February 11, 2014 10:50 a.m.

    It's not about making good product to make people want to buy it anymore. It's about crap whatever you can come up with then use marketing technique to persuade/convince/lie people to buy it.
  • Arix - February 11, 2014 4:42 a.m.

    To put it bluntly...no. No we should not.
  • GOD - February 10, 2014 10:43 p.m.

    I think to gamers, the biggest argument against 4K can be taken from Justin Towell's recent article about nostalgia for lower resolutions. That argument being, that the higher a resolution the game has to rendered in, the more this wastes power that could be put towards better gameplay. For example, making a Dead Rising game in 4K would mean having to compromise the amount of zombies you could have rendered on screen at a time. Why blow all that processing power on something that won't even be noticeable unless you're 5 feet from a 50+ inch screen when it could be used for grander and smoother gameplay?
  • J-Fid - February 10, 2014 6:22 p.m.

    Meanwhile, I'm watching TV on my 12 in. Samsung CRT I got in 2000. Quality is still king to me.
  • SnakeinmyBoot - February 10, 2014 4:51 p.m.

    This article pretty hits the nail on the head regarding why 4K is being overhyped by TV manufacturers. It really will only benefit PC users with 24"+ monitors and home theater enthusiasts with 90"+ screens. There isn't even a reason to buy one right now unless you hook your decked out gaming pc to your projector hitting a huge screen. Even the cinema industry has yet to make widespread use of 4K. The equipment with 4K capabilities is expensive with 4K 3D breaking the bank for even a large theater chain to upgrade just a few of their houses. They aren't shooting virtually any movies in 4K. Cinemas will keep pushing 3D since they just got it and it's still selling tickets. 4K would benefit cinemas, but they just don't want to eat the costs. With Hollywood's ridiculous profit shares on the first 2 weeks of a movie, I don't really blame them, and after working for a theater and still having to pay out the butt for food and a movie night, that's saying something. TV makers will have to wait a few years for they early adopters to slowly increase the 4K until it becomes viable enough to be worth the money. With 4K TVs, the only other selling point besides big screens is the fact that they beat the cinema industry in resolution and you still need a big screen or be sitting at eye strain distance to see the difference..
  • Vonter - February 10, 2014 4:32 p.m.

    I want new game concepts from big developers. How about taking a step up to sword play. Or making a underwater game that doesn't suck. Or a spaceship shooting game in the vein of Rogue Squadron. Or a new Space Station Silicon Valley type of game. Or I don't know, making a comedy game that is worth it. Then we can continue looking for how making it look better. That trend is starting to look more like a way to be pretentious rather than to offer fun.
  • shawksta - February 10, 2014 5:02 p.m.

    Whatever he said
  • garnsr - February 10, 2014 7:14 p.m.

    Now that we've got such great visuals I'd like to see more stuff like Aquanaut's Holiday, which some would say isn't a game, but they can make really great atmospheres now, I'd like to just be able to be immersed without having to fight.

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