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kabdib 463 days ago | link | parent

> Which is exactly what a console is.

Not really.

- The Xbox 360 doesn't have a date/time chip. It gets its time from the cloud (Xbox Live).

- The security architectures of these platforms are extensive, to prevent piracy, cheating and malware.

I'm guessing that the days of standardization of console hardware are over; the mobile market has proven that you can innovate and increase power, and developers are happy to comply (as long as there is money in it). You can't /reduce/ computational power or feature sets easily, but you can certainly improve them.

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