Tuesday, April 6, 2010 8:26:04 PM
QuinnNukem: It's a re-release of footage at least 2 years old and it`s been resized down to Youtube res. Hardly surprising it doesn`t look as good as a modern game at ~10 times the resolution.
Have you played Duke Nukem: Eternity with the Polymer renderer? It`s the latest mod for DN3D, which is still being developed by fans, 14 years after release.
It`s a bit of a fuss to install, because you need the original DN3D .grp file, eduke32, dukeplus, the hi-res pack, the polymer renderer and Eternity.
Gameplay footage. YouTube, so it looks much better in actual play:
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 8:12:49 PM
The reason PC advertisement is gone is because console game sales are far superior to PC game sales.
When you add all consoles together and ignore online sales, certainly.
Ignoring online sales reduces the apparent sales of PC games a lot more than the apparent sales of console games.
Developers prefer consoles because they're easier to write games for due to hardware consistency. A PS3 is a PS3, an Xbox360 is an Xbox360...and a PC is one of many thousands of possible combinations of hardware with hugely varying levels of performance and even capability. Even with standard APIs, there are different versions supported by different hardware (e.g. DX9, DX10, DX11).
Console gamers are also used to paying and obviously willing to pay a lot more per game, especially older games. PC games quickly get re-released on budget labels, console games don`t.
Easier to develop for and bigger profit margins, so developers and publishers