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id Software’s John Carmack has expressed his disappointment at console gamers not being able to plug a keyboard into their systems and access debug menus and tweaks, something that PC gamers have been able to do for years.

Carmack discussed this during his keynote at this years QuakeCon;

“PC guys will be able to bring down the console and turn on all the
little debug tools and peek at how these textures are broken up, It pains me a lot that Microsoft and Sony completely disallow the
ability to plug in a keyboard and tweak with things. It’s even a pain
for us in development that in our full retail builds we can’t bring down
and play with debug tools.”

“I think that’s unfortunate and not any particularly good benefit but as
it is only PC people get to tweak around with that stuff,”

Do you think it would be a good idea to allow console gamers the ability to access debug menus and tweaks similar to PC gamers?

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John Carmack Wishes Console Gamers Could Plug A Keyboard In To Access Debug Menus & Tweaks

By EGM Staff | 08/8/2011 04:56 AM PT

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id Software’s John Carmack has expressed his disappointment at console gamers not being able to plug a keyboard into their systems and access debug menus and tweaks, something that PC gamers have been able to do for years.

Carmack discussed this during his keynote at this years QuakeCon;

“PC guys will be able to bring down the console and turn on all the
little debug tools and peek at how these textures are broken up, It pains me a lot that Microsoft and Sony completely disallow the
ability to plug in a keyboard and tweak with things. It’s even a pain
for us in development that in our full retail builds we can’t bring down
and play with debug tools.”

“I think that’s unfortunate and not any particularly good benefit but as
it is only PC people get to tweak around with that stuff,”

Do you think it would be a good idea to allow console gamers the ability to access debug menus and tweaks similar to PC gamers?

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