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Late Night Tech: AMD to become better next gen. (Multi gpu main article tomorrow)

     So it is not unknown that AMD has been seriously lagging behind Intel, even with their 5ghz processor. The main problem being that AMD has been more focused on extra cores/ straight ghz clock speed. Intel has more power per core, but AMD just flat out has more cores.  This is a problem because games don’t use more than four cores, mainly because this gen never needed more than 3 cores, but this gen has 8 cores. Also, they run AMD processors, also helping AMD optimization.

     So for those who got that processor that said it has 12 cores because it’s bigger, well consider this your lucky day. While I’m not saying we are going to notice an immediate change, as the consoles life span goes on devs will have to make use of more and more cores. So for those who were just throwing AMD away, think twice. It seems more and more AMD is becoming the choice for future proofing.

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Ps4 may not be able to record to external devices.

     Note: This is all based on speculation and rumor, there has yet to be official word.

     Everyone was excited about the new share button, right? I mean you could record gameplay straight from the console, albeit to a little known video sharing site. But it is no substitute to an external capture card. Apparently though, no one told Sony this.

     Now some people may not see this as a big problem, but this could effect anyone who watches or makes videos. It would all but kill the channel use of ps4 gameplay. It would up the price of marketing for it’s exclusive titles, losing the free advertisement of youtubers. It may not seem like a big deal, but there is a reason youtuber who are even as small as only a few thousand views get review copies of games.

     While this won’t directly effect PS4 sales, it could influence game prices. With the extra money that has to go to marketing, it could increase first party price or change the business model of games. It could include in game purchases with real money, even making it so items are harder to get. If those games sell well and make a profit, it could happen in every large game. It could get to the point where games raise in price AND have in game purchases.