The PC vs console argument has been raging on since we can remember, he's another insight into that topic.
The standardized min-spec thing isn't a bad idea, but there's no one to really enforce it in any sort of way. On the console side, the platform developers clearly don't want to open it up to third party development. See: Sony vs. Geohot.
aren't sony and valve doing that exact thing? edit: im mean sony is opening psn for valve and steamworks.
Valve is doing what? ... not allowing third party development? O.o Edit: Hmm, not exactly the same thing. They're allowing a developper to add it's own little suite to the developper's own game.
The Pc doesn't need standardized Minimum specs and it would be STUPID to do so and here's why. 1. INDIE developers who have very little funds but big ideas can't afford to use the $$$$ DX11 engines so their games are built on low spec DX9 engines. A minimum spec standard may force Indie developers into more difficulties in making a game like MINECRAFT which is so low ball spec I'm sure it wouldn't have been made under a "Minimum Spec Standard' 2. If you want a minimum spec standard, go buy a console as the problem with PC gaming is not enough HIGH END SPEC games because of people not upgrading to DX10 (which sucked for developers to program) but DX11 fixed all that. 3. The PC is all about pushing the next level so a minimum spec would just slow down those of us who want tomorrows technology TODAY. Besides the minimum spec standard would just change so much that people would get confused anyway. Every new graphical technique kills another older graphics card. You just don't want developers sitting around designing games around the low end. Most developers look to push the high end every time out and that's why games get better. 4. Crysis, STALKER, Metro 2033, Arma II, X3 Terran Conflict, Bad Company 2 and many other games would not have been possible if the developers were sitting around having to adhere to a standard minimum spec. Arma II and X3 are CPU heavy while Metro 2033 and STALKER are Gpu heavy so it would force developers to all be the same instead of unique in there approach.
Its like saying Human vs God. The creator always wins.
lol! PC&Console>dvd player
Sofa > Chair
Humans created God. Religious discussion time!! No, but seriously, that's not really what the article is about.
Ohh myyy goooood. lol
LOL that made me laugh. his statement then a user named jezuz answering right after! lol
Consoles will never be open for full modding. DLC milking is way too profitable. The most popular shooters will never even get user created maps. $15 map packs must bring in a fortune considering how easy it is to make a map.
Posting in obligatory flame war thread. (BTW, PC is superior to consoles, always )
yeah but they always seem to love pointing that out and acting like it makes them better. so i stay away from it. lol
only in the graphics department my friend and mods.care to list anymore ( none superfluous)reasons as to why gaming on a pc is greater then consoles?....
Well there's those 2 things, name 2 things the other side? I'm not on either side tbh, I'm just curious of the point of your argument.
Well it is true, Everything from coding to testing starts from the PC's main frame. But yet, there is no reason to talk about this, I as a gamer have reason for what i play on.
PC is obviously better than consoles. Even handhelds are starting to take away hype from consoles. Just look at the NGP. Kojima said he's working on a game for both the PS3 & NGP meaning there will be much less PS3 exclusives from now on because they'll be porting them to the NGP making the PS3 itself pointless. Then of course we'll have a bunch of Sony fanboys saying "B-b-b-but it's still SONY exclusive" lmao.
Well if they were SONY fanboys it wouldn't matter because the PSP2 is a SONY product, fool
"making the ps3 itself pointless." so you'd rather play on a small 5 or 6 inch screen while your sitting on the couch at home? no thanks i like my 65" tv. If anything anti-sony people like youself can now validate the "it's not a ps3 exclusive if its on psp" excuse because now it'll actually be the same game on both ps3 and psp (ngp)
PC is the superior platform but cost more, console is good enough for those wanting to save money.
Having games i want to play on my PC. My PC has nothing going on right now. while the consoles are getting a ton of games. The only new game i might add to my PC would be Dead Space 2, since i'm playing the 1st one, but other than that, nothing is really coming out for the PC.
ummm...you know 96.7% of all console(sony and microsoft)games come to the pc, i'nm playing darksiders right now in 1920x1200p with forced 32x sli anti aliasing and 16af and it literally SHITS on what it looked like on console bfbc2 in dx11 is not even the same game Batman AA PC destroys console what games are not on PC exactly uncharted 2 played it (9.2) killzone 2 played it (9.0) god of war 3 beat it twice (10) halo3 and reach played both (7.5) alan wake 540p played it for 4 hours (7) now heres what ur missing STARCRAFT 2 GOTY (10 + 1 + ! awesome) The Witcher (10) (you won't get the second one either) Civ 5 Crysis 1 (10) and all the 1,000's of free single player mods http://www.crymod.com/fileb... age of conan (8.9) WoW 10(go ahead and tell urself DCO is better...lol) league of legends(it's free and awesome (8.5) Neverwinter Nights 2 (8.5)and the 1,000,000 hours of mods Warhammer Online (8.0) Dawn of War 2 and 2 expo's (9) Sup Com 1 (9)and 2 (7)(technically number 1 is on the xbox but lol...3 frames per second) S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (9) Star Wars: The Old Republic Diablo III Guild Wars 2 Rift Terra Online ok enough...I'm tired, there are so many reasons, and honestly, as a gamer, you owe it to yourself to play them all, I love my ps3 still loved it more in 2006, even more in 2007, wayy more in 2008, demons souls, uncharted 2 2009 so yeah lots of love, 2010...hmm only god of war 3, I loved my 360 in 2005 and 2006 and a little in 2007 it's 2011, that thing is long gone both consoles are so old to me, I have moved on "it's not you ps3, it's me, i swear, yes I've been sleeping with my pc on, yes i used you for a bluray player more times this year than anything else"(it's the ps3's version of a booty call and she does not like it) "I think we should see other people"
MGS4 LBP Valkyria Chronicles Demon's Souls Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja storm 2 Warhawk White Knight Chronicles Final Fanatsy 13 Yakuza Socom MAG GT Resistance Ratchet and Clank MLB the show Rockband/Guitar Hero Singstar Motorstorm Gears of war 2
so you're giving us this big list of games (some of which i never heard of or care about, rpgs are not my things) and then you tell us that we owe it to ourselves to play them. but you sell your ps3 and xbox which have really good exclusive games that you won't be able to play on your precious pc. ummm ok... shhhhhhh
I don't care enough about your point to argue, but seeing that you've bothered to make a list that long - I can't help but wonder when it was that you became a social retard.
@lizard81288 Something tells me you didn't even take effort to try.
I don't like RPGs, or FPS. 3rd person shooters is where i draw the line. for me, and from that list LMS posted, most of them are RPGs or FPS.
Then at least please state that. From what one gets from your initial message is that you imply as if there's nothing period out on the PC.
Another PC vs console article? I just finished building a brand new, top of the line PC and I own a PS3 and a 360. Get a job and stop bitching you bums. Then you can enjoy everything.
Thanks for being a douche about it, sir.
I don't care. When I got laid off, I found another job. You don't need a $100k/year job to afford these things. I don't even make that much money, but I can afford these things. If you can't even find a crappy job that you hate right now, you're really not looking hard enough. A shitty job is better than no job.
You just need to be a little persistent and u you cab find a new job.
Then get off N4g and go to a job searching website
Lol. Bubble for you.
But I do at least like how this author had some ideas about standardizing minimum system requirements. This topic has just been done to death, but this was better than most PC vs Console articles.
Console vs PC should stop. I mean literally. There's just no point of fighting as whenever there's gaming console there will always be a gaming PC. And even without console, PC will still remain strong as a gaming platform.
They have been trying to standardized cockpits for years. But still the fuel selector valve ends up here or there, above or below. It is a fairy tale to discuss such things. It won't happen. Devs make game engines to accommodate their needs. And thus the games require the proper and specifically individual minimum requirements.
I swear I have a disagree fan. You are such a little kid.
PC the best but what it will play on it yeah WoW , counter strike , multi games have better graphics on consles ( cause of developer ) I want real RPG GT5 KillZone 3 infamous playstion move that the diffrent people want consle beacause it smaller more comfortable big screens , don't need new processer after 4 years don't need to use pipe techs to cool the processer developer want garante to sell good and pc it game of hackers with all my respect to others opinions
i game on PS3 only but i'm not so blind enough to say that PC is less powerful than PS3. but that doesn't make me run to PC because all the games i want to play are on PS3... and most of them are PS3 only.
The games are made on pc remember that.
Having a minimum standard for PCs would be great. This would create a base line for devs to shoot for and then they could create to the maximum hardware for the future. Then everyone would be happy, until they moved the base line up..............
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