The bump to eight gigs of ram was clearly a recent addition, and there’s a lot of gesticulation toward the more “wibbly-wobbly” and “timey-wimey” aspects of the backend. By the end, though, they showed a machine that was exquisitely tuned to this particular nanosecond.
Couldn’t have said it better myself. Wait, what?
Just kidding. Here’s what Tycho really thinks:
After absorbing the presentation, I feel confident in saying that the Wii U is the last of the traditional consoles, perhaps the last one ever. Sony’s hour-long apology to publishers for the Playstation 3 (coupled with the leaked Durango specs) make this fairly clear. Dedicated PCs with custom operating systems are the future, if not the present; it might be worth taking a moment to really let that soak in.
I agree completely. This is exactly why I don’t plan to buy another game console – with consoles becoming increasingly similar to PCs, I expect that we’ll see more major releases coming to PCs on day one. Also, screw spending another $400 bucks on a new console and $60 on games when already I have a badass XPS desktop ready to go and and a larger Steam backlog than I care to admit.