No such thing as an ironic wank, Ben.
Can't wait to hear and read all the hi-jinx MS is going to pull with the Scorpio. I honestly think they're going to push the DRM HARD for the system as it being a "powerful" system, they don't want to have pirated games(their reasoning I'm sure). Gonna call it now. They didn't get their way with the Xbox One DRM but will re-introduce almost all the same stuff with the Scorpio. Why will it work this time though as I have a feeling it will? Gamers are gonna love seeing all those sweet games and graphics and 4k resolution and 60fps so who cares about the DRM, they'll need the Scorpio! If there's even a *hint* of them re-introducing the Xbox One DRM for Scorpio, I'm out.
Tread carefully MS.
"You could also maybe program the screen to say other things, like “Sony? More like BALONEY!” and then give you a high-five on Twitter."
It's dumb even as satire. It's not clever, and it sort-of jives with his earlier pieces on Scorpio, which pushes it even further towards being plain lame.
The piece is a joke/satire, how did everyone miss the part where he says
It'd be different if he'd be anti-specs in the past, but his most recent Scorpio article was all for pushing the spec thing.
I mean I get Scorpio is powerful but my PC is more powerful and with the right (well wrong I gues) game you can get stutters or frame pacing issues. I can't see MS putting visibility to that to customers.
Not really. Its the reason I bought a PS4 Pro. Am sure I'm not alone on this.
This fps obsession is out of control, it honestly does not matter that much. There are people that think it's the only thing that matters in a game.
I don't require or even ask for 60fps as a standard on consoles, but 30fps locked? Absolutely. And am all for putting pressure on studios that can't manage to hold down even that baseline. If the game advertises 60fps the game should hold to it.
Digital Foundry reports seem pretty popular, so I'd guess there's a decent audience out there for some kind of Fraps-ish overlay at least. Especially as we see more console games putting in more graphics options that can affect performance (because of more PC ports, and because of these mid-generation spec increase consoles).
Might be full on satire here but the idea itself of bubbling up some of this performance information makes some sense - at least on units being pushed for those who want more power and performance.
Nevermind though, this is probably satire, although sometimes it's hard to tell with these guys.
How much of a masturbatory circle jerk is that place that an idea like this gets published with such definitive language as if they, and only they, know.
Like, maybe, you know, a "hey, guys, what about this idea?"
No, no no no, all in, "OBVIOUSLY this is a good idea, right? WE thought of it?"