Gamertag Radio recorded this roundtable discussion about PC vs Next Gen Consoles. Thoughts?
PC cost of a decent video card 249.99 now add the rest of the computer like CPU you want a decent one costs 199.99 now add the motherboard, ram, case, power supply, dvd drive or blu ray drive. you're already around 600+ Next gen console 399.99/499.99 enough said. If you can afford PC get one and get a next gen console those exclusive console only games are worth it.
PC is lot more cost effective since you can do more than just play games. For example I make a living with mine AND I play games, my gaming console does nothing but cost me money.
Are you that neighbors aunt that everyone talks about online who makes something like $89 per hour from home on their computer?
Of course computers do more, that's what they are there for. But this is about gaming isn't it. I have a decent PC, but many of the games i want are not on it. This same shit is every gen. lol. I love my PC, but games wise. If it were gone. It would not bother me. Console's get all exclusives, and multiplats. There main difference was 30-60fps, higher rez. This time that isn't going to be a problem. Calling BF3 a disaster on Console was silly. Of course less players etc, but it was decent.
Fact is most people need to own a pc in this day and age. No matter what. So to fork over an extra $100 to make it a gaming pc really aint all the match. Espeacially when all all the AAA games are like $5 during the holidays on pc. A lot more cost affective. I got both batman games for $5 and $7. Got every assassins creed game for $5 each. Got deus ex for $5.. i mean the list goes on. This generation is the generation of multiplatform since the architecture is identical basically. Even kojima says metal gear solid will probably be pc. Unless you got a hardon for halo, pc will have more games this gen at higher quality then both consoles. Not to mention that decent gpu is not $249.99. Lets put it this way. The same GPU that the new ps4 has is about $130 on newegg.com. From that point upgrade as far as u want beyond that if u got the money. Cpu on newegg also around $100, mother board and memory combo for another $100, and a decent power supply $50-$100. All and all same price for the new xbox. Take it for what it is. If you need a computer in your home anyway, why not make it worth it. You dont need an xbox in your home. PS, if you cant build a pc, Best Buy geek squad will for cheap, you just bring the parts to them.
decent video card 249.99 wait what ? HD7850 £150 i5 CPU £170 case £30 ram £40 motherboard £80 HDD £50 PSU £35 DVD-rom £10 mouse keyboard £10 total £575 not that much more for a really decent PC that can be upgraded when needed, all them parts you can get online, you can build a PC even cheaper if you go AMD route too! all this crap about PC's costing way too much is rubbish! unless you have no idea what you are doing. Then add in that we can get games 50% cheaper than consoles = WIN for PC how do people not see this lol
Yup in the US that's $885.5 but w.e
I agree with your point. However it's funny that a lot of PC gamers list specs like these when it comes to price point but compare the console games to games running on high end PCs. Consoles are more efficient when it comes to games and PCs are way more versatile.
@Linwelin Where you get some them prices. PSU £35 errr keep well away no deent PSU range from £70 UP Case £30. Sure if you want acrylic cheap rubbish cases. Motherboards can vary in prices from M ATX, to ATX standard
@hiredhelp OCZ do a PSU for £35 next up is an XFX + Corsair, i have no idea where you are getting £70 for a PSU from, 450 to 600w is all you need, anything more than that is pointless for running a single card, and btw XFX PSU's are made by seasonic best PSU money can buy (arguably) Case for £30 yes Bitfenix do a smashing case for 30 quid Bitfenix merc and alpha + Beta. motherboard ATX £80 i know coz i paid that for mine, as i paid the same for all the other parts (actually got my i5 cheaper on amazon £150 + i paid £25 for 8gig memory (price of memory has doubled lately)
Even if I'm poor I would wait a while longer until I saved up more money (at least 1k) to have a stronger future proofed rig. If your not the type of person who goes shopping a soon as they get there paycheck then saving up is not that hard.
yeah...but uhh...all that wont max out newer games, especially like Max Payne 3 or Crysis 3 and other newer games, to run AAA titles on PC costs a lot more than that.
Correction to max out games costs more... to run and look better then even enxt gen consoles.. actually costs less then this guys specs.. Newegg.com people. Check the prices there. Im not stating this crap to be some "elitest". Its not a contest. I'm stating it to help people out. Unless there is some specific game you need to spend $400 or $500 then get a console. Otherwise 90% of the games are multiplatform at e3.
I have a HD5770 and it still runs everything i have thrown at it (i am due an upgrade soon) non PC people seem to think you need the best of everything to play a game on PC, well you don't. A HD7850 will play everything and look amazing! And like i said you could go the AMD route and get a HD7950 options options options :D
"they develop the better graphics on PC because the community on PC is bigger. If it wasn't, why don't they develop for consoles and then port to PC?" Okay, first of all, a lot of companies do exactly that. Second of all, it's false equivalence to say "since the companies are putting better graphics on PC, it must mean that the community is better on PC". Nope. Nope x1,000. Anyway, it all boils down to preference, but there's nothing more annoying than a PC-only elitist. I love strategy games, indie games, FPSs, western RPGs, and stuff like that, so I own a PC. I also love platformers, TPSs, Japanese RPGs, racing games, motion-controlled games, and stuff like that, so I own consoles. People who try to bring PC into next-gen console arguments are like those idiot tech websites who write an article once per week about how the iPhone and iPad are going to kill dedicated handheld gaming forever.
Did she just say that PC has a larger community than Console gaming? The reason why Game company launch pc games is because every game starts off as a PC game. All video games are all made on PCs. Second Red Dead, how's that PC game. As for PC elitism, Shut up. You guys complain and boast more then you actually play games.
PS4 all the way for me
PC & PS4 New consoles will push for greater graphics which is the only problem for PC gamers, waiting for the power to be unleashed. There are two games on PC now which are next gen, Crysis 3 and the new metro.
Group your console with a pc for more hits. Too obvious and desperate for hits.
To be fair in a PC vs Console discussion about Graphic/Power what have you. It is only fair to compare PC with similar specs and can never be upgraded. So when people compare PC to PS3 its not a fair battle. Compare a PC with 512mb RAM and PS3 CPU specs and never upgrade it and see what the graphics look like. That is like comparing a Muscle Car that you constantly hook up to another one that remains factory stock and you say yours is faster....Well no shit.
not are fault you cant upgrade your console :P
And the best looking PC game cannot be run as intended on 70% or more of PCs that are in peoples homes today. While consoles can have shit specs and push damn good graphics without alienating its consumers and pushing for upgrades with every new release.
We could also say most multiplats don't run as "intended" on consoles. Well, at least not anymore except that next-gen won't be exactly be running "max" settings. And with a well built pc, you don't have to upgrade for many years at a time.
There is no argument here. PC's win hands down. A quality PC build can last you an entire generation. After that, upgrading the graphics card is more than enough to get your PC through a 2nd console generation. That said, I don't get why people worship one over the other. In the end it's about the games you enjoy playing. Consoles will never compare with a PC but who honestly cares and if you do then why?
So by your thoughts, a 'quality' PC built in 2000 (PS2 release) and then upgrading the GPU in 2006(PS3 release) should still be playing any game today? For me there is no upkeep with a console. Every game you buy will run, don't have to worry about getting new components/drivers. You don't have to do anything to it. Besides the fact that a PC that can run the games with the same capabilities will cost way more than $400 I built my own gaming PC and I love it, but I only see PC's for those who are extremely interested I tech. Where as a console is where anyone can sit down and play comfortably
I can play every one of my personal ps2 collection (over 60 games) on my pc in 1920x1080 native resolution at 60 perfect frames for 100% free the ps3 cannot even play ps2 games anymore unless you buy them again and they still look like CRAP heres kingdom hearts 2 on pc http://www.youtube.com/watc... sony would charge you $40 for that and it still wouldn't be 1080p 60 frames
This crew at Gamertag Radio just don't have a clue of what they are talking about.
every game you have ever played was made on pc and then ported to whatever you played it on pc is the native home of all games, that is why all games are better on pc yes some games are forced by ms or sony or whoever to be platform exclusive and do not appear on pc (until someone makes and emulator and then they are like EVERY PS2 GAME EVER MADE) 95% of games are on pc already, and the 5% that are not will be eventually the only reason for anyone with a nice gaming rig to own a console is for the 1-5 exclusive games a year that interest you directly for me, I need at least 5 games that I cannot play on pc that I must have before I will even consider a ps4 or xbone I'll probably be waiting over a year after launch
Pc is they way to go if you are a hardcore gamer if not just stick with consoles I will get one for my pc downtime something on the side.
Gameplay vs Graphics.
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