GamingOgre lists 5 reasons why we should purchase and play Mass Effect 2 for the PC instead of the Xbox 360.
1. Crisper visuals. 2. Better controls 3. Cheaper price (I'm assuming) 4. You're a rabid fanboy who can't stand the sight of owning a console that isn't made by Microsoft. 5. Because you touch yourself at night.
EDit: IS made by Microsoft.
Wrong. I own both a 360 and a PS3.
-Only own a 360 and PS3 so I got the 360 version and I love it.-
thank god i got it on my PC
We 360 owner are a bunch of brain-dead turds who have no idea what a PC is and that we were being ripped off by M$ for $10 (buck) every time we buy a 360 game. But now you have gone out of your selfless way to educate the dumbass 360 fanboys ... I STILL PREFER THE 360 VERSION you little vermin.
Hack option isn't a strong argument. Most of the hacks you can make are with Hex Editors, and if you know how to transfer a 360 save file to your PC, you can do the same hacks with just a little bit more work as well. I got it for the PC primarily because I hate my 360 (it has a very loud disc drive and gets hot fast). I owned the first on both 360 and PC, so had multiple save files to use for going forward no matter how I went. @Jason_360: I get why people think saying that buying a Windows OS is the same as buying a game for a 360, but it really isn't at all the same. OS is a one-time purchase and Microsoft sees absolutely no profit from game sales, digital or otherwise, just because the game runs on their OS. 360 is their hardware, software, and platform and they make money off of each disc pressed by a publisher as well as each console sold and each piece of DLC downloaded on the console. Furthermore, the PC hardware is not made by Microsoft and available from many sources, whereas with the 360 you're stuck with just what they have. I would love to be able to swap out my 360 disc drive for one that isn't as loud, but unfortunately that's just not an option.
Own both an Xbox and PC and both run on a MS operating system. Everyone one who gets this on PC have also had to purchase a copy of Windows. The biggest advantage on PC is user created content and extreme AA if you have a good card.
The graphics thing is really the only thing here. If you know where to shop you can get the 360 version for PC price and as far as digital distribution I could care less. Also the game controls nearly perfectly with the 360 controller so I can't imagine the controls on the PC version being any better then 360.
I thought the graphics on ME2 on PC is more or less identical to the 360 version since it isn't optimized at all. Anyone that have both console and PC version can confirm?
Awesome thanks for the information its really helped me on deciding which version of Mass Effect 2 to buy. *Picks up the 360 version* Btw, this site has 2 whole articles gaming journalism at its finest!
1. Your a tiny PC site who need hits 2. You hate Microsoft..also your a tiny PC blog site who need hits 3. You didn't realize that over 2 Million people played the original game on the console and about a million picked have already started playing it on the 360 4. As an N4G.com member..you realize that the 360 haters will potentially skyrocket this blog to the top of the site..and get this tiny PC fan blog site hits 5. You smoke crack when you believe that sitting comfortably on a couch with a beer playing Mass Effect 2 for 10 hours on Saturday on your 65inch HDTV and your suround sound somehow is trumped by a keyboard and a mouse on a desktop or a laptop (no matter how expensive it is) My bad...I was only describing my ME2 experience on #5 The true reason for buying Mass Effect 2 on PC is that your a PC gamer with a hot rig and don't own a 360.. Other than that..you convince absolutely no one in the audience that is reading this on N4G.com..one side of usual suspects will hate and agree with you and the other will LOL and continue to play through ME2 (some on the 2nd time) on their 360s I know I'm part of the latter..and when the sales results are revealed you'll see that I'm clearly not the only one (good luck on the hits though..) Evil
if you have the option of getting the pc version. By all means thats the way to go. The games great and highly addictive. LOL I love how you can tweak a pc game to your likings. For example, I chose vanguard and got the dlc pack and I wanted to use all the cool weapons I got so I looked it up and Google found out all I had to do was slightly edit a game file and done. Hmmm cant wait for the mods for this baby. Just like fallout 3. Not having the pc version is like having a striped down version.
since when is 720p identical to 1920x1200 native resolution or higher? What framerate does the xbox version have, since all my PC games run 60fps at the minimum. What about faster loading times (SDD HDD), cheaper price, better control with K+M...
Yeah because everyone has a 24" PC Monitor capable of running 1920x1200 in there homes, stop talking smack. 720p is a bigger resolution then what the standard PC resolution at the moment Which is 1024x768. When you talk about PC's you automatically assume everyone has a high end PC monitor most people in there homes don't. So for alot of people playing Mass Effect 2 on a 50" HD TV with 720p is a better choice then playing it at 1024x768 on a 17" Monitor. And its good to know you get 60fps min anything more is pointless anyway. Your monitor couldn't refresh fast enough to keep up with your graphics card.
One being the graphics and such. The PC version may not be leaps and bounds over the 360 version but it is better and there is no denying that. Second, for the reliability factor. My PC has never died on me but after 5 Xbox 360's, I am doubting it could make it through this game without dying. I use the 360 for exclusives and buy multiplats on the PC or PS3.
@ Rush: According to the steam hardware survey, which is quite representative, the primary Desktop resolution of pc gamers is 1280x1024, which is 1.3 Megapixels and 33% larger resolution than HDTV (not full hd, mind you). Furthermore, there are only 25% of people with a lower resolution, and almost 50% have resolutions above this. Relative screen coverage for a 17" screen is ~138 quadratic inch in 20" viewing distance, which gives us 6.9 quadratic inch per inch distance, and for a 50" hdtv, it's 1068 square inch in 80" viewing distance, which gives us 13.6 quadratic inch per inch distance. This means a 50" HDTV has only twice the viewing area coverage of a 17" Monitor, at a worse resolution.
#1 Graphixz? Who other than PC diehards are going to complain about the graphics anyway?! Its a fact, the 360 version is gorgeous. #2 Why do I want to play with a mouse and keyboard? I don't. Depends on your preference. #3 Why do I want to want a digital and non-resell copy of ME2? I don't. Not that I'll ever sell my copy, but I have the option. #4 I can't afford $10?! Omg thtz expenzive! Enough said...get a job if $10 more for 35 hour game is too much. #5 Why do I want to mod a single player game and ruin the experience? I don't. Some people like to play the game as intended.
IT isnt a online game so you dont need to be super accurate with mouse and keyboard. Also the controller offers force feedback/analogue movement. I know I could hook up my 360 pad to the computer but I dont have a wire and I dont want one. Ive played FPS on PC ALOT and my fingers on the WASD keys starts to hurt after a while. I like how they assume everyones computer is more capable then a 360. I got a better GPU in my PC but it has a weak processor and limited ram. For someone like me its much better to go for the optimized 360 version then taking a chance with my computer as I honestly dont know how well it would run. Everyone with a 360 can run it great. I also would NOT want a digital copy. ME2 is one game that I really want on the disk. EDIT- THIs GUY(who wrote this) IS A MORON WHO HASNT PLAYED THE GAME- He says "Mass Effect 2, and it’s predecessor, are definitely not those games. When it comes to movement, aiming, choosing special abilities, managing inventory and other functions in the game, a keyboard and mouse cannot be beat." Uhh movement is better with a pad(analogue movement), aiming doesnt matter too much as its not competitive online game, 360 lets you hotkey 3 powers, AND THERE IS NO INVENTORY IN THE GAME AT ALL.
I disagree lots of people aren't buying windows 7. Just got to any torrent site and type in windows 7 and see how many people are stealing it. Then consider how long the OS has been out. You're looking at a lot of people that haven't paid MS anything.
Why is this such a big deal. If you have a good Pc, get it on Pc. If you dont, get it on 360. If you have neither then ps3 version will come along sooner or later most likely. I have it for Pc. Among the reasons posted here, one being i can play it on me laptop anywhere and on my home PC, with settings in excess of 360. The game also cost less, and i would just ebay it afterwards so much for trade in value, its still a complete rip on console games.
@DeadReckoning360 Have a bubble, you made me laugh today with the cold, hard truth.
i have a 360 and a 1080p tv so why would i get it on pc when i would have to fork out for a pc that could handle it? and i hate playing games at a pc with the mouse and keyboard anyway, i like the social aspect of playing a game on a big screen with mates over.
I'm cool with the 360 version thanks..
Yeah most people just prefer the low-fi version to the hi-res version.
I don't have a PC sitting in my living room next to my 67" HDTV. It looks gorgeous so I don't have any complaints..
You can't honestly tell me you really stretched out a 1280x720 image onto a 67" HDTV. That's what PC's are for. Higher resolutions!
I may not have a pc costing thousands and thousands, but Mass Effect 2 looks damn fine on my $200 360 thank you very much!!
If you already own a 360 you'd probably want to get the 360 version. Gotta get those achievements ;p
I don't have my PC next to my tv either but I do have a long HDMI cable. And lol at the ignorance all the disagrees when dude says PC has better resolution; that's a fact and in all probability better frame rate. Thousands and Thousands for a PC hey? Read the article $500 gaming PC. I paid less than a thousand for mine and I haven't had anything it couldn't play although I only needed a new MOBO, Processor, graphics card and RAM. I saved money by using my old Case, power supply, disk drive and hard drive. http://www.maximumpc.com/ar...
I always think about meaningless numbers that pop up on my screen when I do something in-game, it keeps adding to the large number in my Xbox Live profile, until I have large numeration of 5 digit figures, I cannot be satisfied. I mean achievements are way better than playing in 1080pHD without stutter, long loading times, anti-aliasing, among other perks.
1. Because it's not on a PS3 (yet) 2. Because it's GOTY on PC or Xbox 3. Because if it ever were to go to the PS3 Mass Effect 3 will be out 4. If you own a PS3 you have nothing but flops to play this year 5. Because PC is the god of gaming platforms. Every game sold on PC, a copy of Windows s sold because it's required. MS benefits (que the droids but but teh)
Metacritic Xbox 360- 9.6 PC- 9.5
"Every game sold on PC, a copy of Windows s sold because it's required." wow your dumb so every time i buy a game on my PC i buy Windows again ?? + i didn't even buy my Windows i got it free and pre installed on my PC
"Every game sold on PC, a copy of Windows ss sold because it's required" AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA H AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH A HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA H AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH A HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA H AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH A HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA H AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH A HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA H AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH A HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH That's funny because I bought my O.S 3 years ago, gaming was not on my mind when I bought it, and I have bought about 30 games since then. Guess how much money MS got from my game purchases.... $0 Guess how many copies of windows they sold from each of those purchases....0 MS does not profit fro PC gaming IN ANY WAY. The multiplatform games usually only run DX9 anyway, and even if they do have a DX10 mode, it is not a requirement, so there are many people ( the majority ) of PC gamers running XP which is how old now....7 years?, that's 7 years that MS has not made a single cent from every game purchase from each windows owner, you sad deluded fool. EDIT: @Jason 360 You're not too bright are you. People REQUIRE an O.S regardless of whether or not they play games. Windows has the biggest adoption rate. This is in no way tied to PC gaming, and they do not profit from it.
"so every time i buy a game on my PC i buy Windows again ??" Not a very bright one are you? Every PC gamer need to own WINDOWS so if there are 50 million PC gamers there are 50 million copies of Windows... MS benefits. Like I said you're not to bright.
Linux... Solaris... Mac OS... Of course out of these, only Linux has a strong gaming community.
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A PC gamer is a person with more time on their hands(for assembly, software installs, drivers, etc., etc., etc.) and money in their pockets(360 Pre-assembled with a 3 year warranty $200, Mass Effect 2 $45 on amazon.com) than brains in their heads.
Or how about I play it on the console of my choice, the Xbox 360? Sorry, me along with many others cannot get into PC gaming as easily as we can get into gaming on a console. Simple as that. I prefer the simplicity of just sitting on my bed or couch and loading Mass Effect in and playing it on my HDTV. Sure you can hook it up to your computer, but the comfort and simplicty wouldn't be the same. Plus you have a community of gamers if you have an XBL account, and etc. I'm not hating on the PC version, but how Sony fanboys and PC elitists are making the comparison out to be is ridiculous at times, the game will be great no matter what. Also, would you be sitting there playing Uncharted 2, God of War 3, or Gran Turismo on the PC if it came out on that platform and you could choose? Most likely not, because you prefer gaming on your PS3. Same goes with people who own a 360.
I swear to god I've read this exact post on N4G like 80 times. Couch bedroom blah blah blah, fanboys blah blah blah. PC elitist blah blah blah. We get it. Jeez.
And you will read it again and again. It's hardcore vs. casual, what do you expect? The hardcore crowd always makes it possible for the casual folks, and they seem to expect some kind of gratitude for this. But instead, they get ridiculed and beaten with ignorance. This happens everywhere, not just in gaming.
What do you mean it's hardcore vs casual? I don't see anything in his comment that has anything to do with that. There's nothing any more hardcore or casual about playing the same game on different medium, or WHERE YOU CHOOSE TO SIT to play the game! This generation of gamers are really, really dumb.
It's called comfort with your setting, and comfort with the platform/ style you're playing. What exactly is so wrong with that?
There's nothing wrong with it at all, I never said there was. The article itself is dumb. The argument for both sides is dumb. There are perks to both, some people like PC's perks, some like console perks. Your original post was fueling an argument that was stupid to begin with.
Most PC/console games that the PC is involved, theres modding communities at times. So id say the PC versions always are on the better end. Because of mods and modding tools that allows the gamer to create their own unique skinning and mods.
ill get it on the pc which is hooked up to my 46" lcd
Thats the way to play!
lol Why would you do that? TV's have a lower res than most monitors. And the PC can only output as much as it's given. So if your tv isn't 1080i then be ready for a storm of jaggies, even with AA on PC version.
1080i? I think you mean 1080p and a good graphics card can do better than that.
@toaster because my monitor is also at 1080p. sometimes i use my tv and my computer monitor in tandem for some nice gaming sessions. :) i didnt sense any jaggies on my TV at 1080p when playing prototype or Mass Effect 1 tho
The lower resolution of the TV WOULD NOT WORSEN the jaggies! It would smooth them. The opposite (when you have a crisp monitor and poor graphics card/optimisation) is when you would get jaggies.
It would not smooth them, but smudge them.
i should act like i have an awesome PC and will play it on that. Even though most on this douche bag of a site dont own both consoles or a PC that will play most of these game. Most on this site are just total assholes. They try to act like they are fangirls, but in the end the truth comes out.
I agree with everything but the last part. The truth never comes out. How could it? Are you going to go to fanboy X's house and check that they have the alternate console/PC rig?
I think he's talking about verbal giveaways of the sort "i have a totally kick-ass pc, but prefer the gamepad over kb and mouse in halololorz".
PC>360 There is no argument. The only people that say they don't have their PC plugged into their expensive HDTVs are the noobs that don't know that HDTVs can be used as a monitor and a wireless keyboard and mouse makes it easy to sit on your couch and game just like if it was a console (only with better control). Just say NO to expensive online gaming like Xbox LIVE and hello to free online PC gaming with mods and customized controls. Consoles are for the noobs. Game better!
...yet I hate PC gaming, and only game on my 360 (and occasionally on my used 40gig PS3). I love my Bluetooth Logitech MX5500 keyboard/mouse combo....but only for sitting back 10 feet from my 52" plasma, while checking e-mail or surfing the net. Keyboard/mouse is very awkward to me for gaming. Considering a lot of PC games can't be mapped properly...if at all... to a controller, I simply don't consider PC gaming a viable option. Crysis is the only game I've played on my PC in the past decade...and that was ONLY after the patch that fixed the 360 controller compatibility). BTW, I have a MORE than adequate rig...just because ( I like my electronic "toys"): -Intel Quad Core Q9550 -GeForce 9800GT -8 gigs Corsair RAM -Vista 64 bit -750 GB Western Digital HDD
you are either a masochist or insane. Only one of the two would prefer playing in barely HD resolutions, with barely 2xAA, low resolution textures, slow loading times, unprecise controller instead of surgically precise mouse, listen to 100dB loud fans and DVD drive and pay more for games and laggy online service.
People without gaming PC's usually don't know that you can use you 360/PS3 controller from that same couch.
Who cares what platform you play it on, the only thing that matters...is that the ps3 fangirls cannot play it
I can and soon will, but you won't be able to play gems like Uncharted 1+2, LBP, MGS4, Demon's Soul, K2, Flower, Warhawk, Last Guardian, Wipeout HD, Infamous, Valkyria Chronicles, GT5. :) -- your PS3 fangirl
Can you hear the crickets? no one cares. You know how I can prove I don't care...I don't comment in articles about those games. But here you are begging for news of ME2, enjoy your wait. Anyone can post a bunch of exclusive games, that doesn't make them good.
Lol well said dchal.
I don't have to wait, I have a gaming PC and can play it anytime I decide to pick it. I'm too busy playing other PC, PS3 and NDS games at the moment.
Well they can play and enjoy MAG a game that will have a much large lifetime than the hyped for the press ME2 So stop talking nonsense and don´t be a poor asstard bot PS3 + PC = WIN
i couldn't care less about most of the over hyped ps3 exclusives. i got a ps3 to play blurays and the occasional good exclusive. if it wasn't for the bluray player i would stick with the 360. the pc is another platform that interests me but i just don't have the money right now.
Don't have a pc gaming rig, so sorry.
Until another rumored article of it coming to their beloved PS3. Then they will dump their mega powerful PC card and said they will wait for the PS3 version. It is a like automatic, really.
That's stupid unless the PS3 version has some killer DLC (which none ever does) why pay full price for a game when by the time it comes out on PS3 steam will have it for 1/2 to 1/3 of the price?