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PC vs. Console: Stunning Visuals That Make Console Gamers Jealous

When it comes to graphics, the PC has a clear advantage over consoles. Games Aktuell has collected examples of stunningly beautiful PC games that make console gamers' jaws drop. (PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

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LunaticBrandon  +   1305d ago
Obviously. I think it's funny when there are graphical 'debates' between two certain types of fanboys because they're fighting for second place. Although these pictures aren't very good.
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DoomeDx  +   1305d ago
PC is indeed the most powerfull! but everybody says that PC has better looking games. (Which is slighty true..PC is capable of having pretty sweet graphics!)

But name me 5 games on PC besides crysis, which look better then Killzone 3 and Uncharted 3 (And to make it a little bit fair, dont come with the stupid ''we can use 16x Anti Aliasing our in games!'' thing.)

So name me 5 games!
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zootang  +   1305d ago
Where can I get a gaming PC that will be relevant for at least 6 years for $300 and play Blu Rays?
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Seijoru  +   1305d ago
I agree, most PC games don't take advantage of the hardware.
Ducky  +   1305d ago
It's not simply a game looking good.
Resolution is also a big factor.

In my opinion, a game running at 720p and at 30fps, even if better looking, is less enjoyable than a game at 1080p+ running above 60fps. Ofcourse, this also depends on the game... some games are just fine at 30fps.
However, a game such as BC2 on a triple-monitor set-up isn't the same experience as the same game on a console. Despite both versions of the game having similar visuals.

PC is a different league though, sort of like Wii. It's more suitable for a PC to fight Macs than a console... it's like deciding which car has the best safety, and someone suggesting a tank. =/

PC can do lots of things, but it also costs a helluva-lot more and requires a bit of tech-knowledge to work right.
But similar to rolling a bradley through downtown, it also offers a different experience. It might be clunky, but it feels good.
=)
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xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   1305d ago
they can't because they don't exist.
JUDALATION  +   1305d ago
wesley-dw... YOU HIT IT RIGHT ON THE NAIL!!!

lOOK everyone knows that if you put the best on console vs the best on the PC... the PC would win Hands down... But the problem with games on the PC is that 99.9999 percent of games DONT max out the Strongest Pc's Graphical Potential... Because 99.999 PC'S dont have the latest graphics card and upgrades... Crysis was a fail because most PC'S could not run it well because they were too weak!

Sadly all those screen shots did not look MUCH better than God of war 3 or Heavy RAIN!( The best graphics I have ever seen in any game... PC OR NOT!!!) Killzone 3 looks better than Crysis in certain points (the dam map is a canvus) And A console game called Uncharted proved that consoles can make up for their graphical weakness with great design and art style.... While Pc graphics dont have nice detail and rely on the hardware for great graphics...The fact that we are EVEN HAVING THIS DEBATE shows how the Pc games have failed to maximize the Potential of PC'S...
pixelsword  +   1305d ago
I dunno lunatic; some website who only reviews Racing sim games said GT5 was the best looking game on console or PC, he couldn't even think of a PC game that came close.

http://n4g.com/news/663810/...

Look about 33:30 to about 35:00 for his comment.
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UCMEandICU  +   1305d ago
Psst! PC gamer
tuck it in. Your insecurity is showing.
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LunaticBrandon  +   1305d ago
Just this year?

Metro 2033
STALKER Call of Pripyat
Amnesia The Dark Descent
ARMA II Operation Arrowhead
Mass Effect 2
Arvynia  +   1305d ago
Challenge Accepted!

Far Cry 2
Metro 2033
STALKER Clear Sky
STALKER Call of Pripyat
Fallout New Vegas
Mass effect 2
Dragon Age
Just Cause 2
Arma 2
Shattered Horizon
DoomeDx  +   1305d ago
@ Lunactic and the other guy.

Nope, played all of them. They dont even get close to UC3 or Killzone3

Just cause 2, and metro are close though.

and LOL @ Mass Effect 2, Fallout New Vegas, and ArmA2 looking better then KZ3
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Ducky  +   1305d ago
Err... Play them with mods?
Not sure how you can say they're not as good when KZ3/UC3 aren't even out yet.

Lighting in stalker is amazing. =/
Although, it is a game I enjoy more for the gameplay than visuals, but it still has scenes that look photorealistic due to the lightings and textures.
Then again, I'm a huge stalker fanboy. =x

Can I include Anno 1404? I liked the visuals.

EDIT: This reminded me. Someone posted this vid elsewhere. It was pretty interesting.

Related video
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dirthurts  +   1305d ago
You forgot

*****************GEARS OF WAR****************

Dirt 2,
Lost Planet 2
Quake 3 (hey it still counts!)
on and on...
Baka-akaB  +   1305d ago
dragon age ? the game is great but looks outdated on any platform .
Even on pc with the awesome mods .

I'd have ou put the witcher instead at least
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Letros  +   1305d ago
How about 9? Since KZ3 and UC3 are out in 2011, I'll list some PC 2011 titles.

Total War: Shogun 2
Crysis 2
The Witcher 2
Deus Ex 3
FireFall
Forged By Chaos
ARMA 2
Metro 2033
Rage
Red Orchestra 2

Show me 1 game on consoles that looks better than Crysis.

Now imagine being able to play all those games in 1080p 3D, you guys tend to get a huge hard-on for 3D titles, dunno what you're doing playing on consoles then.

edit-added Rage and RO2, I'm sure there are more I missed, keep em coming.
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MegaMohsi  +   1305d ago
Don't forget RAGE
Arvynia  +   1305d ago
@ wesley-dw

Your computer is obviously of sub-standard value if you truly beleive this, let me also point out that i pinned those games against PC games that are already out and some have been out for some time.

If you would like:
Crysis 2
The Witcher 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Dead space 2
Rage
Guild wars 2
Dragon Age 2
Brink
Deus Ex
Operation Flashpoint

...
toaster  +   1305d ago
Letros you forgot Red Orchestra 2, just one of the many games to come out in 2011 for PC.

I really don't understand why console gamers get so excited over 3D. 3D has been on PC since 2008. There is a 3D Vision profile for practically every game (excluding small indie games of course) to come out since. And I'm not talking about just 1080p 3D, I'm talking 5760x1080 and 3840x720 resolutions. Eyefinity and nVidia Surround is where the magic is, not 1080p. 1920x1080 was so 4 years ago, it's rather pathetic that people get excited over 720p.
STGuy1040  +   1305d ago
While there is nothing wrong with PC gaming, I happen to agree with the people here. There isn't a PC for $300 that would last as a gaming platform. Sure, some of the newer PC games look great, but we're also talking about a $800+ PC system equipped with a high-end video card.
mistajeff  +   1305d ago
unfortunately we're only just starting to see games take advantage of dx11 tech, and even dx10 tech which has been around for 3 years. i recently upgraded to windows 7, and you see a world of difference in the jump from dx9 to 11 in games like metro 2033 and aliens vs predator. other games use the tech to an extremely minimal extent-- bad company 2, for instance, looks way better than on console but there's only a small difference in lighting when going from dx9 to 11. some games are just slightly enhanced console ports, which is unfortunate. AC2 and mass effect 2 both look fantastic when maxed out, but you can definitely notice sloppy mid-to-distant level of detail in AC2 and muddy textures in the close ups of ME2. this is likely much less noticeable when running the game at a x720 resolution on a TV as opposed to a x1050 or x1080 on PC.

developers are afraid to put resources into the tech. they can't be afraid to take risks, like with just cause 2, which is exclusive to dx10 and 11 and makes very good use of the tech. (pick it up on steam folks, it's only $7.50 right now!!)
also the pc version of arkham asylum looks PHENOMENAL as well, though i'm pretty sure that's still on dx9. i've never seen a game use physx that well, you get caught off guard by the smallest things, even just a stack of papers falling over.

developers really need to start making use of this tech, and not just for the sake of PC gamers-- it's inevitable that tech like tessellation will be in the next round of consoles, and the more practice they get now, the better things will be for everyone down the line.

@STGuy1040
as much as i love PC gaming, i agree, and i think that's the point of consoles. it's a relatively cheap dedicated gaming computer that lasts a long time. and from a development standpoint, i imagine it must be easier to squeeze the juice out of one dedicated type of machine instead of having to scale to different possible rigs and account for different combinations of components.
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Commander_TK  +   1305d ago
PC destroys the consoles. There's no competition.
y0haN  +   1305d ago
Haha at the kids who think ArmA2 doesn't look better than Killzone 3.
Gamer112  +   1305d ago
I can name 1 game which is better than killzone 3 and uncharted 3 ( even tho those 2 games aint even out yet but anyway...) hello kitty beat any ps3 game out there to date.
tacosRcool  +   1305d ago
PC is the ultimate gaming console. You can build one for $400 w/o an operating system and that totally beats any console hands down.

Oh and without PCs being the way that they are, there would be no consoles
Ratchet510  +   1305d ago
Crysis not even close to killzone 3 and uncharted 3, infamous 2, last guardian, Resistance 3, Ratchet and clank All4One, GT5, LittleBigPlanet 2, Star Hawk. u a PC fanboy you dont know the power of the ps3. The only good pc game is battle field, dragon ball online, rockman online.
frostypants  +   1305d ago
The PC only has better visuals if your PC is capable of displaying them.

Let's not pretend that "PC" is a single hardware platform. It isn't.

There are games made for Windows. That's it. The hardware is a massive variable and most peoples' PCs cannot churn out these sorts of graphics.

Yes, high end PCs can do better things than consoles, especially when things are mid-gen like they are now.

But the differences we see between "good" PCs and consoles today are not even CLOSE to the differences we'd see 10 years ago. The line is far thinner today.
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turgore  +   1305d ago
Crysis Warhead, Arma II: Operation Arrowhead, Cryostasis, Witcher 2 , Shattered Horizon.
Pjuice  +   1304d ago
those games you speak of killzone 3 and uncharted have a way higher budget to make the game, pc devs can do great graphics on small budget and the games don't even stress pc hardware now cause its so ahead of the software most games can be run 120fps on high end rig its crazy ive never seen hardware this far in front of software and the reason its happening cause no big budgets go into pc games there all ports and multi-plats. an argument could be made because consoles are becoming more mainstream games aren't pushing pc hardware as much. btw one game with a small budget and good graphics is Cryostasis which was made by a small russian dev company. and a mid range pc is more powerful than a console now its crazy how good pc hardware is right now cause games are so far behind you can build a system around an hd 5850 for around 500$ right now, which will run anything you throw at it @ a true 1080p or what pc gamers call 1920x1080 or which true pc gamers use 1920x1200 lol. most consoles games don't even run at that rez.
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HolyOrangeCows  +   1304d ago
"PC vs. Console: Stunning Visuals That Make Console Gamers Jealous"

Without considering the fact that you could easily flip it to "PC vs. Console: Stunning Exclusives That Make PC Gamers Jealous", I'd like to say that if you want the better graphics, you ARE paying for it.

A PC that plays games as well as a console WILL cost you more than $300 ("Bu bu but you can buy thriftily" nothing...making the argument that you can buy old and sale-priced parts doesn't change anything seeing as you could buy a console on sale or old or used just the same).

There's a reason we always see these articles instead of ones bragging about 5-years or younger of games that you can only play on PC. And it's not because graphics are more important than gameplay.
NegativeCreepWA  +   1304d ago
Gothic 4 looks also looks better, its just a crappy game though.
ChickeyCantor  +   1300d ago
" I agree, most PC games don't take advantage of the hardware."

You do realise the potential that lies within a project that is compiled for a specific CPU and geared towards certain hardware parts( IE motherboar, ram etc etc).
It would destroy all games of today in technical aspects.

This is not good for developers as you will miss a large group of potential buyers.

To have software run on different CPU chips, it needs to run from early CPU models( like Pentium 4...LOL) . Meaning, to make it compatible with newer models, the CPU emulates some instructions. Meaning its not making full use of the CPU.
So i've heard.

But thats what you get if you want it to be supported by many different CPU's.
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visualb  +   1305d ago
"PC vs. Console: Stunning Visuals That Make Console Gamers Jealous"

lol at assuming Console Gamers don't play on PC =P

+ some people prefer the console experience.

you want to sh** all over that go ahead, won't stop them enjoying it
HappyGaming  +   1304d ago
PS3+Gaming PC = FTW

I could never let go of my PS3 I think PC fanboys are just as bad a the PS3 patrol police...

If you're a real gamer you would overlook things like AA and 1080p resolutions for great gameplay like that in Uncharted 2 LBP MGS4 Infamous and God of War 3...

If I hadn't played this games and if I had been as stubborn as some of the so called "PC elitists" I would feel like half a gamer.
Pjuice  +   1304d ago
most pc gamers know that those are decent games but also know those games can run on pc and when devs hold back pc games just to try to sell consoles more i think allot of pc gamers lash back all these games can run on pc at even higher settings if you have the right hardware but even if you don't a lower end rig should be able to run it on lower settings just like every other game.
jammydude  +   1305d ago
Next up: PC vs. Console: Brilliant exclusives that make PC gamers jealous.
Games vs. graphics, you decide which is more important. Doesn't make you any less of a gamer for picking either, which is why being either a console-only or a PC-only gamer is just personal preference and nothing more.
FinalSpartan  +   1305d ago
We don't need a article to know PC is far superior lol PC is a generation ahead of consoles, but all that power is not being utilised yet.

Crysis is still the definitive graphical game.
tacosRcool  +   1305d ago
3 generations to be exact
frostypants  +   1305d ago
PCs don't have "generations". It's a continual evolution. Without a single standard platform you cannot define "generations".

A brand new PC with high end parts is capable of better gfx performance than the consoles, true. But to make the blanket statement that "PCs are far superior" is dishonest at best. Some PCs are better. Some are worse. It's not a single platform.
rjdofu  +   1305d ago
So, how much do you have to pay for a PC which can run game suppass GOW3, UC3 or KZ3 graphic, at a maximum setting with a decent framerate?
ct03  +   1305d ago
About $400.
frostypants  +   1305d ago
First you need games to be developed that even push said PCs to that point. As of now there are only a sad handful.

And ct03, no, $400 will NOT buy a PC that will let you max out everything that category. That will barely cover the CPU (at least $100-$300), motherboard ($100-$150), and display (at least $100). Nevermind the hard drive (at least $80), memory (at least $60), DVD drive ($20 for vanilla, $75 for Blu-Ray), and case ($50 for a decent cheap one). And we haven't even touched on the graphics card yet. That alone will be at least $150 for a decent one.

$600 minimum is what it would take to get a decent gaming PC. $800 for one that can max out high-performance games. And that's only if you build your own. Retail, add another $200.

PC gaming is NOT cheap. Let's kill that myth before it gets too far.
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Cock4Gamers  +   1304d ago
Actually, the cost of the pc is negligible since everyone already has one in their homes already. Really, the difference between a regular pc and a gaming pc is the graphics card. A $400 graphics card today will make your pc capable of maxing out basically every game at 1080p. Sure, you could go all out with Core i7 processors[yeah, you can have 2 core i7 6 core cpus at the same time], SSDs in RAID 0, and DDR3 Ram, but that isn't needed to max out the games of today. All you need to do is slap a graphics card into your pc and you're ready to go! :)
Pjuice  +   1304d ago
i think you need to shop alil bit you can build a tower around a 5850 right now with amd x4 for about 500 that would blow circles around a ps3, monitor and acc not included but does a ps3 come with an hdtv.....?
for the cost of a ps3 and a good 2d hdtv you can build a sick high end sli rig with a 3d monitor.
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rjdofu  +   1304d ago
@ct03: At $400, you only have enough to buy a graphic card alone, let aside processor, RAM, and all other stuff.

@frostypants: $150 graphic card will never be able to beat GOW3 graphic.

@Cock4Gamers: But i'm talking about buying a whole PC here, not separate stuffs.
ChickeyCantor  +   1300d ago
"$800 for one that can max out high-performance games."

sorry but compared to Europe thats F'n cheap.
for 800 euro(1 050.56 U.S. dollars) you have a casual pc at most. Unless you buy parts after it which will only raise the bar.
scissor_runner  +   1305d ago
Now watch when the rage engine is out and kill zone 3 mods and ut3 mods are made by fans that put the ps3 to shame. It happens all the time yet you guys never see it because of where you get you news at.

Brink and rage will be all a play on the pc for a good 4 years so I'm good.

On top of this what ps3 game runs over 30 fps? The game play in console shooters still hasn't surpassed splash damages quake wars which I still play. Better yet quake 3.

The only game to come close is from japan,,,,
Vanquish.

No one is pushing tessal and benchmarks are done at 3000+ resolutions now. Then top this off with real detail in textures.

15 fps vs 60 and up is not competing. Find a core any thing and you can run every thing. The best console ports where on pc like sf4 playing just like the arcade fast as hell, none of you saw devil may cry with 24 plus enemies on screen with atmospheric effects that where not on the console. Even the online was better. Choice of controls and even a Wii mote if you had the mod.

You guys are just a little in the cheap side and misinformed.
Z777  +   1304d ago
It may be true that pc has better graphics than console games, depending of course what pc you have or what cpu and or graphics cards you may have, but the problem is that since there are so many different pcs with so many different cpus and GFX cards, sound cards, etc it is not as easy to code a game to use the full potential of the pc compared to a ps3 or 360. Ps3 since there is only one ps3 that always has the same chips inside can allow devs to gain expireince on coding and thus produce games with graphics such as god of war 3 or killzone 3. If devs could dedicate themselves to a pc that they can truely create a good game in terms of grfx then perhaps we may see a truely good looking game, take for example Crysis- a truely good looking game and was created ON the PC.
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pr0digyZA  +   1305d ago
Don't approve this no need to start a fight over something so stupid, and wesley stop causing.
Corrwin  +   1305d ago
PCs have better graphics? Get the hell out of here!
I bought a PS3 for £300 3 years ago, it still plays the latest games problem free, and to the best of its abilities.

I doubt a £300 pc 3 years ago could claim to do the same.
kharma45  +   1305d ago
An ATI 3870 x2 or an nVidia 8800 ultra can still play pretty much most modern titles no problem at all at pretty good graphical levels, if not better than the PS3 with it's 7800-series based RSX.

edit - Mis-read your post, sorry! I didn't read the last bit properly about comparing it against a £300 PC, my bad! :)

As for the other bits, it will no doubt push it over the £300. RAM you could spend about £30, motherboard (with integrated sound card) about £50, CPU around £120, DVD £10, HDD £40 and keyboard and mouse say £20 collectively. Does push it pretty far over the £300 mark!
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Corrwin  +   1305d ago
Well there goes £100-150... What will you spend the rest of the £300 on? Let's exclude monitor to make things fair.

CPU? RAM? HDD? DVD? Motherboard? Soundcard? Mouse + Keyboard?
HappyGaming  +   1304d ago
Eeeerm I "THINK" you will need a graphics card maybe?

Unless you want to use the motherboards integrated GFX card and get 7fps in MW2 on the lowest settings.

You will also need a box £20, wires + CPU conductor cream £5 and a PSU £20... so that you can turn the thing on.

Keep in mind I am letting you know what it would be like if you built this gaming PC back in 2007.

Than unless your a Pirate you will need Windows 7 or Windows XP 3 years ago (which won't let you play a lot of Windows Vista & Windows 7 games which would mean you would have to upgrade your operating system a couple of years down the line even if the hardware is fine)

All this things add at list another 100 and I am being generous.

@Corrwin £30+50+120+10+40+20 doesn't equal £100-150 seriously go back to school.

It adds up to £270 and a decent GFX card would have set you back at list £80 3 years ago. Along with the £100 for all the necessary things that work to switch the PC on yet you forgot it comes to a total of £450...

I got a £60 graphics card 2 years ago and my PC was not as good as my PS3 until I gave it another full upgrade last year.

Be serious.
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Corrwin  +   1304d ago
@Gumtrol
Lol you are talking out of your ass...

"PC Gaming is cheap!"

"until I gave it another full upgrade last year. "

Yeah, OK. Well done moron.
Arvynia  +   1305d ago
PS3 in Aus 3 years ago = $1000
PC Bought 3 years ago = $1129

8800gtx Overclocked = 410
Asus SLI MB = 170
Quad Core 6600 OC = 210
DVD drive = 29
800W PSU + Case = 190
4gb DDR 2 = 120

Keyboard + Mouse = $35 for both

Can run almost anything on high-full settings, as well as do my uni work, IMO a much better investment.
visualb  +   1305d ago
"PS3 in Aus 3 years ago = $1000 "

wow that sucks =(..ok so this article only really applies to australia then =P
Corrwin  +   1305d ago
Remind me never to live in Australia.

Even back in 2k7, 1k AUD would be about £390-400, which is still over the odds.
y0haN  +   1305d ago
Yeah and all your games are £40.
hamburger123  +   1305d ago
PC is like a 1000 dollar console
toaster  +   1305d ago
Console is like a $300 lunchbox.
hamburger123  +   1305d ago
...That can play Uncharted 2 and God Of War 3...
ct03  +   1305d ago
Sony can stick their exclusives where the sun don't shine. I'd love to play some of them, but I sure as heck won't buy a console.

Want my money? Then do it like Microsoft and release on PS3+PC. I bought games like Mass Effect 1 and 2. LOVED them. But would I have bought a 360 just to play them? Of course not.
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HappyGaming  +   1304d ago
I wish I had a PS3 lunchbox...

I would be the coolest kid in college.

Play God of War 3 and Eat your sandwich at the same time :D
Baka-akaB  +   1305d ago
Jealous ? Isnt this the other way around with some pc only fanboys constantly reminding others that pc are more powerful ?

Duh ... it's something already and already de facto established , wich is why among debates most people dont care and dwells on it .

If people choose consoles its for their set of console only/mostly games , and their confort of use ... hardly anything else
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dredgewalker  +   1305d ago
I just don't get the comparison anymore. I have a PS3 because it simply has great games that a pc doesn't have and I also have a pc for great games that consoles don't have. I find it hard to believe that there are people today don't have both consoles and a pc for gaming. This is article is just plain ridiculous. We also have to remember that gaming started on consoles before the pc.
Pjuice  +   1304d ago
gaming started on a computer......lol and a console is a computer just with limited capabilities and a controlled network.
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radphil  +   1304d ago
The funny thing Pjuice, is that people are going to ignore it, when all a console is, is a concentrated PC.
perfectCarbonara  +   1305d ago
But does it play Uncharted ?
Commander_TK  +   1305d ago
I'm pretty sure it would have if Naughty Dog made it for PC, and it would have looked better.
dirthurts  +   1305d ago
Pretty lame article.
The concept is correct but it's poorly done and obviously pretty fanboyish (coming from a pc gamer primarily here).
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   1305d ago
the concept is correct?...if you think i'm in anyway jealous of any pc game your sadly mistaken...

i'm doing just fine with kz and uncharted graphics and gow3 winning graphics of the year (yeah i'm really missing out on the best of gaming lmao).games like heavy rain,ff13,uncharted 3 (witch is raising the bar once again), kz3 (witch looks omfg amazing in it's alpha stage).

i neither want or need anything the pc has to offer. half life3 is the only game that would make me consider upgrading.
dirthurts  +   1305d ago
Wow, here I am putting down the article for being fanboyish, and here you come from the other side of the fence making an argument about nothing. Wow. Just wow.
I didn't diss you little console or games, so why defend them?
I also have a Playstation 3 (and 360) and the only games I play on the console are Uncharted (admittedly fantastic), Metal Gear (pretty good)and Gears of War(my secret love).
Played KZ and it wasn't that great. Pretty average gameplay (hate me).God of War I haven't played yet, but the demo was fun enough.
That being said, PC is for me. I don't feel the need to defend it, as it's whatever I want it to be. I built it, and I chose the specs. I can't stand the dated hardware of consoles. They where dated when they launched, and they are certainly showing their age now. So enjoy that.
jammydude  +   1305d ago
@ dirthurts
At first I was like :D he doesn't like fanboys

then I read this " the only games I play on the console are Uncharted (admittedly fantastic), Metal Gear (pretty good)and Gears of War(my secret love), Played KZ and it wasn't that great. Pretty average gameplay"

and was all like :O

but then I read this "I dont feel the need to defend it"
and was all like :L
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Inzo  +   1305d ago
Whats funny is this guy is only showing PC exclusives or multiplats!
kharma45  +   1305d ago
"only showing PC exclusives or multiplats"

Well what else would they show? =S
DoomeDx  +   1305d ago
LMAO
Shok  +   1304d ago
FAIL
Convas  +   1305d ago
I know the PC is stronger than the 360 and the PS3 combined. I choose not to put all my focus on PC Gaming because (A) I don't have the funds. (B) What consoles lack in power, they make up for in parity. Meaning any game that came/comes out in the past/the present/the future, I can just pop into my 360 or PS3 and not have to worry about needing a better GFX card to play it.
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scissor_runner  +   1305d ago
Thanks to us Devs designing for consoles first you don't even need a dx11 card yet to play most games. If the ps3 ever gets an emulation or just the dev kits from pc ported or leaked you'll see ps3 exclusives with better frame rates. The core i7 simulates the cell spus just fine since you can run 8 threads.

Not much is coming out now though every one is getting ready for the next wave. I don't even think brink uses the rage engine ether. Should be fun reguardless.
Pjuice  +   1304d ago
ha my buddy has a pc that i built him in 03 and can still play alot of games on lower settings but he can play em, and when he upgrades he can still play them and more unlike your locked pc (console).
sway__z  +   1305d ago
Just making a PC comparison over consoles is a BIG fail!

You buy consoles so that you don't have to keep upgrading the Graphics card every 3-6 months.

For a PC to be an awesome gaming rig, you have to pay a significantly for it, so what's the point of this article....?
kharma45  +   1305d ago
You don't have to keep upgrading your graphics card every 3-6 months for PC, a good one will last your around 2 years at least.
dirthurts  +   1305d ago
"You buy consoles so that you don't have to keep upgrading the Graphics card every 3-6 months."

For some of us upgrading our video card every change we get is a pleasure, not a pitfall : )

Just wanted to keep that in perspective.
scissor_runner  +   1305d ago
Most still use 8 year old hardware or the 8800 series he'll a few still have the old ati cards. They all still run great unless porn has ravaged your box lol.

Hey but I wonder how people are going to feel when the new nintendo and ms boxes are released. Better yet when the next ps is released?
sway__z  +   1305d ago
@Kharma45

I admit I don't know much about the longevity of Graphics cards, I apologize...but it's still pointless comparing.
Baka-akaB  +   1305d ago
it's pretty much like a street or pro racer bragging over the superior performance of his tuned car , over a commercial and regular inferior model .

It's indeed stupid , pointless and stating the obvious .

No one likes a captain obvious .
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jp_footy2  +   1305d ago
i hate it when they generalise consoles because you have PS3, Xbox 360, Wii who are all powerful in that order.
matey  +   1305d ago
Its true ps3 has Uncharted,360 has Halo,Wii has Galaxy 1/2 all these games have won big awards and prove the real graphics of the respected systems except Galaxy has won a Bafta plus more game of the year awards than the others.
Xfanboy  +   1305d ago
PC has best graphics!! but console is were the focus is so it will get most of the AAA treatment..
It's a shame the powerful hardware isn't used to it's full extent!!
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Here are my 6 games though!!
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
& an extra f2p play game!
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Graphics are nice to have but I really can't have this experience on a console!!
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

lmao a lot of f**kin vids huh??
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matey  +   1305d ago
PC is 10x better look at black ops on PC it looks stupid good and Far cry,Crysis the PC has next gen graphics compared to current consoles easy the PC has some games that look real end of.
RevXM  +   1305d ago
Black ops looks horrendeus.

10x is an exaggeration, but its not really much of a competition.
Ps3 exclusives + Gears of war looks really good, but
Pc wins in the graphics department no doubt.
In my opinion its time for the 8th gen consoles.
theonlylolking  +   1305d ago
I dont need to be jealous when PS3 games look as good and better.
xtremegamerage  +   1305d ago
I think we can all agree, both PC's and Console games can have great graphics.

Just enjoy them:)
Xfanboy  +   1305d ago
I say for the full experience from great games like Uncharted 3 to The Witcher 2!! this is the best combo PC+PS3= the good life!!

I never seen 3 hdtvs work together!!! holy sh!t!!
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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RevXM  +   1305d ago
Pc+ ps <3
Aibo  +   1305d ago
Point of this article is that more expensive stuff is better then cheap one :)

I said it thousand times and I'm going to say it again: PC is NOT gameing console and DOESN'T have dedicted game programing, so it DOESN'T have so many AAA games. On the other hand, console is NOT PC and you can't do word, excel, photoshop... on it.

So, console gamers should hold their tears becouse expencive PC is faster and can do more things, and PC gamers should know they will never play masterpieces such as ICO, Uncharted, Alan Wake, Heavy Rain, GT5, various Final Fantasy...
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ian72  +   1305d ago
They don't make me jealous. I have a PS3 and very good PC which runs new games very well but buy all my multi-plats for PS3. I only buy PC games if they aren't on PS3.
I play PC and PS3 on my 32inch LCD TV and the difference in quality is very small. (TV only plays in 720p/1080i)
I would rather get games for PS3 than PC 'cause of the ease of use. Getting dualshock to work on many PC games is a pain to set up (not very good with mouse and keyboard). Too many settings to get right on PC also. PS3 is put in disc and play, no messing with settings, gamepads etc.
Baka-akaB  +   1305d ago
I love playing pc oriented games or multiplatform fps on the pc , especially when hooked up to the big plasma .

For the rest i often choose console because of the controllers (sure you can still use the pc , but come on keyb+mouse on a sofa is hardly ideal , and some games dont handle pads well or at all ) , genre that are consoles only (asides from emulation for older consoles and arcades ) and the obvious console only games .

I dont care much , if the game is only beautiful through tricks , smokes and mirror , like kz2 .

However , i'll care a huge deal about the art and design .. something often overlooked on pc lately for raw resolution power and perfs .
Thank the gods , not by some of the best studios , like blizzard .
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user858621  +   1305d ago
So wait I should cough up £500-600 because pc games has teh "resolutions"????

as for pc gaming my graphics card started overheating now what do I do replace for £100, maybe its my case? replace that £20-30 or wait... I could say f*ck the hassle and just get sme games for ma 360 and ps3 hassle free
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Trunkz Jr  +   1305d ago
I'm a PC Gamer, and it's STUPID!!! Utterly dumb to compare PC and console graphics. It's like making a 5yr old fight a 18yr old. Consoles HAVE to use their video card and their stuck with it for years, where as we can change and get the latest graphics, so it's not really fair to compare at all.

I like seeing PS3 vs 360 graphics, or AVI vs Nvidia something a little more comparable.
NarooN  +   1305d ago
This debate never made sense to me.

"Stunning visuals that make console gamers jealous"

Okay first off - I game on both consoles AND the PC. I don't do it just to say I'm cool, I do it for the games. Brand-name loyalty is pointless.

Secondly, the only console gamers who get jealous over PC graphics are graphics whores, and guess what? If you're a true graphics whore, you'd have a powerful rig to begin with.

The entire comparison is retarded, especially given how PC tech is advancing non-stop with no real limitations whereas a console is a one-time investment which can last you years to come. If I want my rig to be more powerful, I go out and buy upgrades accordingly. If I want some badass games, I buy whatever console has some games I really wanna play and go about my day.

TL;DR - WTF MAN.
gamer8179  +   1305d ago
I still can't figure out why everyone fights over better graphics. As long as the game is fun and doesn't hurt my eyes to look at it, I don't give a shit if theres another game with slightly better graphics.
gameangel  +   1305d ago
Firstly, those screenshots on that site REALLY suck. If the mission was to show how much better the PC looks, this was a fail, because these shots are so grubby everything looked s***.

Secondly, it's a pointless argument. We all know that PCs can be frequently upgraded with more expensive parts than what are found in consoles. So of course - when pushed - PC games will look and perform better than console games...

But it's just not about graphics. Despite the power advantage, the PC will never be the number one device for gaming because too many exclusives only appear on console and piracy is strangling PC gaming to death.
ShinnosukeRFD  +   1305d ago
i have a ps3 so i don't need a gaming pc
i would only get one for team fortress 2 and a ps2 emulator that's about it. so to that here is my response to pc's having visuals that would make people like me(a console gamer)jealous....

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Belasco  +   1305d ago
Is it obvious to anyone else how the Sony fanbase suddenly became graphics whores this gen? I seem to remember last gen with the original Xbox, when sony fanboys marginalized the fact that the Xbox had a clear advantage graphics wise. I game on all platforms myself, and PC trumps both the Ps3 and 360. Gauranteed the disagrees come from Sony fanboys.
Gohadouken  +   1305d ago
I wont bother to disagree :p .

But arent clearly the xbox fanboys of then , even bigger graphic whore and worse by the way your example set them up ?

I mean they had far worse tech even more behind pcs ... no access to a library as rich , actually console oriented and varied than the PS2 , gamecube or the dreamcast ... mostly hands down from pc games .. and yet they were bragging about better graphics ?
djfullshred  +   1305d ago
fanboys are all the same, regardless what brand name logo they have tattooed on their asses. Their opinions are infantile & irrelevent, because they are mindless kool aid drinkers.
j-blaze  +   1305d ago
PC may have Stunning Visuals in "SOME" games which are very rare...
also continuing to keep PC ‘high-end' will be a constant, often expensive battle as bigger and better graphics cards come out, for example...

but consoles are simple and has better and more quality and visually impressive games ... plus PC gamers do miss out on a whole raft of amazing games crafted by genius Japanese developers whose focus is mainly consoles.
solar  +   1305d ago
are you really that delusional?
Letros  +   1305d ago
Bit ironic you have a Dante avatar while spouting about genius Jap devs(assumingly CapCom).

http://store.steampowered.c...
solar  +   1305d ago
hey this again.

buy what you want. play what you want. idiots.
djfullshred  +   1305d ago
If so many gamers were "jealous" of graphics alone when it comes to playing games, then the console makers wouldn't be doing such a great business.

Not knocking PC power at all, but accessible gaming means low price hardware & lots of content to choose from. That is why console gaming has surpassed the PC gaming businesss. Graphics are good enough on consoles right now for gamers not to really care about the difference in power a top of the line PC has for games.
Ame_No_Shiryuu  +   1305d ago
just tell me what the f*ck is this..?, is it really need to compare with..??, a 4-5 years old console to current level PC hardware capability..??, man.., you guys are indeed delusional.., if you want to compare, compare the uncharted 3 or killzone 3 graphics with 2006's PC game..!!, how's that..??, PC graphics suX ballz isn't it??.., and i'm not even talking about bucks yet here.., which makes it suX even harder...
ultramoot  +   1305d ago
According to the rabid PS3 fanboy - "B...B...B...But the PS3 version is more artistic."

Yes, it's a flamebait article, and a flamebait comment on my part. But this is N4G. Who honestly gives a s**t if an article is flamebait or not? People are gonna fight in the comments section anyway.
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