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10 Reasons PC Crysis 2 will kick consoles' Asses!

Crytek didn't show PC footage of Crysis 2 yet. Noone knows why, but rumours say it could rock. We don't like rumours that's why we trust in tech demos. PC Games shows 10 Cry Engine 3 Tech Demos that show off the real PC's power. Power that will definitely make PC Crysis 2 kick consoles' asses. Check the tech after the jump! (Cryengine 3, Crysis 2, Dev, Industry, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Maikrobi  +   1480d ago
Sweet
I can't wait until march! I definitely gonna play Crysis 2 on the PC!
hennessey86  +   1480d ago
i cant wait for
it to be honest. Ever sinse i played crysis on my friends pc ive wanted crysis on consoles. Even at 720p it blew anything on my ps3 and 360 away easily. I thought the demo looked stunning especially due to the fact that its running on a really limited console now but hey valve got halflife 2 to run on the original xbox.
Ducky  +   1480d ago
... but HalfLife2 wasn't really that intensive. Source engine's scalability would've helped too.

There's a few games that could rival Crysis2's graphics on either consoles. Still, Crytek is trying to put up a visual show. Competition is always nice to push things forwards.
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jammydude  +   1480d ago
There's more than just a few console games that could rival Crysis 2 visually on consoles... KZ2,KZ3,UC2,UC3,TLG,GT5,Gears, Reach etc. Crytek haven't optimised their code enough, it seems, to live up to their claims of "best looking console game"
Can't wait for the PC version, though. That's the one I'm getting ;) better be more gorgeous than Crysis 1.
Kalipekona  +   1480d ago
The only games in the same ball park as Crysis 2 on consoles are maybe Uncharted 2, Gears of War 3, Rage, and Killzone 3.

The tech Crysis 2 is pushing is amazing for consoles.

Obviously the PC version is going to crank everything up to 10!
- Ghost of Sparta -  +   1480d ago
Crysis 2 looks like a PS3 launch game on 360.
geodood  +   1480d ago
@Kalipekona
Nah, C2 on consoles isn't as visually impressive as also KZ2, TLG and UC3 - there are other games but they're too different to compare.
The tech crysis 2 is pushing for consoles is pitiful. The LOD is ridiculous, the geometry and environment texture resolution is far from the best seen on consoles, the tearing isn't too impressive and the edge AA is awful - even QAA would've done a better job

PC version FTW. Console version FTFL. Not even great graphically by console standards.
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kaveti6616  +   1480d ago
Reach and The Last Guardian?

Crysis 2 on 360 looks a lot better than Reach does.

And we've seen so little of TLG that making any conclusion about whether it will look better than Crysis 2 is moot.
the worst  +   1480d ago
overrated Crysis1 & 2
Crysis 2 way overrated
Crysis 1 boring ass gameplay overrated
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the_best_player  +   1480d ago
Frist Crysis was zzzzzzzzzzz
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Velo50  +   1480d ago
Oh wow you found a Glitch. Thats so hard to find in games now days....
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   1480d ago
10? only need one
hiredhelp  +   1480d ago
sorry jump on here. but WHAT!!
silly article is this trying to dismay console people. look flamebait. i have a very high powerd rig. every pc gamer knows you dont compare or boast about how a game runs looks to a console version. its gonna do the dogs dangles. but what crytek have been trying to do with the help from cryuk' (freeradical) is get a built engine to run on consoles to make them shine and perform well on consoles give gamers what they want. pc gamers who can affors to have a decent rig will always be in first place. and console gamers know this. so why is this article even being put threw.
its lame.
SebTh  +   1480d ago
I'm pretty sure, PC Crysis 2 must look like these tech demos!
PCA  +   1480d ago
Otherwise
it would suck. Xbox 360 Demo gave me nothing =(

Started playing Crysis 1 with NaturalMod and hi res texture pack again right after the crappy paddle demo..
CaliGamer  +   1480d ago
Wow, the PC (Upgradable) will beat the console versions (rigid and cyclical) of Crysis? I'm blown away.

Who would have thought this would be true?

In similar news, internet speeds today are much faster than they were in the 90's. What a world we live in.
VenomProject  +   1480d ago
That was so win.
--------  +   1480d ago
Common sense.
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My PS3 is a fucking beast of a console, powerful as hell as far as other consoles are concerned. But still, it baffles me when console fan-boys proclaim that their machine would destroy a $1000-$2000 gaming rig - hardware wise.

I'm not one for PC gaming myself (not my style) but if you want the worlds best graphics at the fastest speeds, buy the next graphics card. I don't really see how anyone can say that PC's are limited, if you know how to build one, you'll always have the best hardware.

Thought I'd show some love - 360 Live is awesome, the PS3 is a f-cking monster and Gaming Rigs are forever upgradeable. Fanboyism does my head in.
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StbI990  +   1480d ago
What matters is the games IGHT?

Jrpgs (final fantasy, blue dragon) > Geeky RPG, RTS
and all others genre no matter what d fck does grapphics add up, plays better on with my Dual shock 3 and xbox controller than that fuckery of a keyboard.

In ur fudup pc gamers.
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TehStubit  +   1480d ago
@Stbl990
Implying JRPGs aren't geeky -_-
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Pandamobile  +   1480d ago
Lol, try not to fail so hard next time Stbl.
zero_gamer  +   1480d ago
The Ultimate Tower reigns all.
OGharryjoysticks  +   1480d ago
Killzone 3 eats PC graphics like breakfast cereal with the marshmallows in beer.

Nice try =)
bluwulf  +   1480d ago
It eats every retail released console games graphics. PC is still the bar, but the 360 has nothing to offer that competes except in 2011, a mp beta... of course we've all heard this song & dance before from the xbox community with graphics.

Its always "the next unreleased game is gunna be bettah than PS3!" Comes, releases, dudgs like alan wake and its onto the next one. "zomg RAGE is going to be the one!"

Fun fact:

While Killzone2, Uncharted 2, GT5 is all compared to Top PC graphical games...

0 360 games ever are.
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tudors  +   1480d ago
@bluwulf a lot of people actually think the Crysis 2 demo on 360 looked better than KZ3, myself included, if all the downplaying was true then Xbox-360 should not even be capable of the graphics it produced in the demo and we haven't even seen new single player footage yet.
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Tachyon_Nova  +   1480d ago
Killzone is only compared to PC games by ignorant people who havent played pc games on a high end machine. It competes with say Metro 2033 in literally no areas graphically.
bluwulf  +   1480d ago
Its not downplaying when I can factually say no 360 games are compared to PC graphical beasts. Its a fact. Sure, lets just say in 2011 the 360 finally has a game that can compete(which it doesn't at a technical/spec level). It just means that admittedly this entire generation has been dominated by Killzone & Uncharted. which have walked all over the 360 when it comes to visuals, unless you're saying that Crysis2 is better than KZ3, but worse than Gears? Since Kz2/uncharted walk all over the unreal engine. Its still factual what I'm saying.

Theres nothing on the 360 that can even come close to comparing to Crysis and its always been that way. The 360 is capable of running a better engine than the unreal engine for sure, But its not capable of running a MP beta with 32 players with the scale/physics/lighting/animati on/stream loading of Killzone2, let alone 3.

360 fans think this every year, over and over. Everyone claimed Alan Wake & Splinter Cell looked better than Uncharted2\MGS4. Saying one thing is different than the reality when GDC awards & tech analysis are done. Its been 5 years, and of course the only thing that 360 owners can mention once again...is never anything from the past. Never a past release, just a future one. This isn't downplaying as well. Why isn't Crysis 2 compared to Gears2 or Halo? You know the answer.

The hilarious fact, is its a multiplatform game.

You're amazingly admitting that Crytek(LOL), has more know how & the resources to create a game engine better than all of what Sony's and Microsofts first party & third party devs have created, as well as making it multiplatform. Crytek, the same developer that was condemned for building severely bloated engines & buggy ones just on one platform, the PC. Again, its the same thing said every year, and as always.... it has none of KZ's post processing, a limited player count & scale. Doesn't stream load, etc. This means that Crytek is the best developer out, right? Since t hey've done what no 360 dev has managed to do in 5 years? Or I guess. And that means that Id will be the betterest ever-ever?

You guys are seeing deferred rendering done well for the first time, which is why its severely mind boggling to you. I remember people said Vanquish was also better than KZ2.. same pattern, different year.

Replace this years crysis with:

Metro2033
Splinter Cell
Alan Wake
Ninja blade
Enslaved
Mass Effect
Banjo Kazooie
Vanquish
Crackdown 2
Prototype

and its the same folks saying its better than Killzone or uncharted, or ratchet, or infamous, etc.

Edit:

Tachyon, well.. reviewers & media sites are morons. But they aren't stupid enough to compare Crysis to Halo & Gears. Graphically. No one is that blind.

Kalipekona,

No one ever says Killzone3 is perfect, and you're trying to rip to shreds a 800mb demo.

What you're entire useless block of text wont admit, is that KZ3 is the best looking console game out, despite its flaws, that runs 32 players online.

of course you're "I am willing to bet that" Because theres nothing on the 360 that can touch KZ3's performance/scale/lighting/str eaming all combined. Just bits and parts, hell, Call of Duty has better TEXTURES at certain points than Killzone2, but does that mean that it now qualifies to compare to the entire package? No.

The same way you try to be underwhelmed by KZ2/3, by saying the lighting is "OK" you sure as hell can apply that same exact lame comment to Crysis2, and well, every console game.

Same with your Aliasing comments, Apply that to Crysis 2 as well.
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geodood  +   1480d ago
No tudors, just no. Awful edge AA and low LOD, pop-in issues, low resolution environment textures and shadow issues do not make a better looking game than Killzone 3. The PC version will look better graphically, for sure! But the 360 beta of Crysis 2 was nowhere near killzone 3, or even killzone 2, visually.
Kalipekona  +   1480d ago
You guys seriously overexaggerate how good Killzone 3 looks. I have put quite a few hours into the beta and it does look great, but not as amazing as you guys are claiming.

The textures are mostly middle of the road. There are a few impressive textures here and there, but generally the textures are just average.

The lighting is ok, but it isn't really that accurate. Much of the lighting looks kind of flat. There are isolated light sources that cast shadows, but away from those direct light sources it is almost as if there is no lighting interacting with the textures. Killzone 3 definitely doesn't have real-time global illumination and true HDR lighting like Crysis 2 does.

Killzone 3 does look sharper and clearer than its predecessor as it seems Guerrilla moved away from using the Quincunx anti-aliasing used in Killzone 2. This results in a sharper, clearer looking game, but the trade off is that the jaggies are now more apparent. Whether they are indeed using the rumored MLAA or not I cannot say. All I know is that the aliasing is pretty bad and much more noticeable than in Killzone 2.

All in all it doesn't look that much better than a game like Gears of War 2. Killzone 3 has the better lighting, but Gears 2 has the better textures. I am willing to bet that Gears of War 3, with its new real-time lighting engine, will look better than Killzone 3.

Oh and Alan Wake looks far better than MGS4. They are both sub-hd, although Alan Wake is lower resolution out of the two, but in every other way Alan Wake is far more impressive from a technology perspective.
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D3athc3ll  +   1480d ago
mother $%^#$^$#!

Metro aint looking that good ffs!!! All reviews agree on my opinion. The guns and characters look like shit!!! ffs! its just a dark game with great lightning!

Anyway, Crysis 2 looking better than Killzone 3, Rofl! The pc version yes, but the 360 one! lol

@tachyon_nova

You are incapable of seeing good graphics!

@bluwulf

You seem to hate the 360! I think it also got some great looking games! If you look at how Gears of War 1 and 2 turned out, you gotta admit, they were beasts in their time! I can only think what Gears of War 3 will turn out to be!

I do agree that it cant and will not outdo the ps3 in graphics!, but most of the time, it can still compete, and most time the 360 version of the game = looks better than the ps3 one!

Lately the ps3 seem to be getting back at all those years the 360 versions of the game looked better! Maybe they just started developing for the ps3, and not just porting it over!

PS3 win the console war in terms of graphics, point!!!!

I would just like to see if the ps3, in the lifetime it got left, will be able to deliver a Crysis 1 graphics game!! Not taking the tech used in consederation, but just the look of the game! Crysis 1 was and is one good looking game!
Chnswdchldrn  +   1480d ago
Sorry I sort of spit on you when I laughed at that ridiculous comment
specialguest  +   1480d ago
Sorry, but the original 2007 game Crysis is still the king of graphics.

Realistic forest mod: http://www6.incrysis.com/sc...

http://www6.incrysis.com/sc...

More here: http://www.incrysis.com/ind...

Anyone who tells me KZ3 looks better than this is lying.
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bluwulf  +   1480d ago
Everyone knows the PC is the king of visuals. But its a PC, the same thing most gamers ignore and say:

1. PC gaming is a joke & its dying
2. It costs 1000000 dollars to make a crysis rig
3. I don't want to sit at a desk to play...

etc.

The PC has been thrown under the bus this entire generation as far as its significance. But now all of a sudden its relevant again?

The PC renders every single 360 vs PS3 article moot, and console visuals in general moot. However, its not as if everyone owns a PC. Its just hilarious to see how many PC fanboys there are now at days when it comes to visuals. The same way the Wii is ignored due to its appeal to casuals when it comes to sales because "Soccer moms buy them!"

Easy enough, PC is #1, PS3 is #2 since its compared to PC visuals all the time, and the 360 comes out a little bit above the Wii. Since both are never compared to the PC's visuals.

If people are always going to hide behind the PC, then that renders this entire Generation irrelevant when it comes to graphics wouldn't you say?

Killzone \ GOW3 has better visuals than anything on consoles, just like Uncharted, but not better than Crysis.

Crysis is 1 game, that everyone flopped here on n4g as well. I think the PS3 has more variety when it comes to visuals than the PC has as well. While not in wuxga, they are still good.
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D3athc3ll  +   1480d ago
@specialguest

Doesn't it bother you that pc did not bring out a better looking game than crysis 1 in the last 4 years or so?

Crysis only game looking better than ps3 exclusives!! Just shows you how well the consoles are doing in terms of graphics!

Killzone 2,3 and Uncharted 2 and GOW 3, etc. are all ps3 games that looks better than well, all pc games except crysis 1! I dont care if Call of Duty on pc looks better than the console version! Killzone aint on pc or uncharted and will never be!

Weird that they haven't showed any pc footage?? Hope it looks as good as all think!

Cant wait to see it though!
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RedDead  +   1480d ago
Woah, wtf: http://www6.incrysis.com/sc...
http://www6.incrysis.com/sc...
http://www6.incrysis.com/sc...

I still find Crysis to be unbelievable.

D3athc3ll
There have been games that look better than ALL console games. Take a look at ARMA 2. Oh yeah and Metro 2033 on Pc. As below says.

Also : http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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Rubberlegs  +   1480d ago
Which are mods, the actual game itself doesn't look any better then any major current games. PC devs build up nice engines but they never fully use every feature in them and that's when you get mods like this.
specialguest  +   1480d ago
All of you have valid points
I'm not a PC fanboy by any stretch. I'm just replying to OGharryjoysticks who believes KZ3 is the end all be all of graphics.
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Thrillhouse  +   1480d ago
@D3athc3ll
Metro 2033 on PC looks better than Crysis in many cases.

But you're right, not a lot of PC games lately have been pushing the system. That's not a testament to the power of consoles, it's just that developers aren't putting the effort in to push the PC's hardware.

DICE are doing the right thing, developing Battlefield 3 with the PC as the main platform.
D3athc3ll  +   1480d ago
uhmmm, no metro does not beat crysis!!!!

omp! anyway, Crysis is king yea, but you still gotta admit, ps3 visuals are outstanding taking the hardware into consideration!

Arma2 looks good yea, but no way u can compare that one on ps3 exclusives! The gun models looks shit, and the charactars looks like half life 2 :D. Great environment and grass and trees and jeeps and helicopters hehe. I sound like a fanboy, which i am a bit, but id still admit when something kick ass in terms of graphics like Crysis 1, and hopefully 2!!

Arma2 is one realistic game! Wow. And what a huge open world! Nice fps! Needs a $300 000 PC to play full graphics :D

Go read the reviews on metro plz! Aint looking that good, nor is it that good!

Has anyone played MOH airborne on pc lately. Im impressed with the graphics for such an old game! wow!!
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Motorola  +   1480d ago
KZ3 does NOT look better than that. KZ3 has the best graphics ON CONSOLES so far. I think everyone should have realized that by now....obviously PC owns it but you gotta shell out a bit of money to get gfx better than KZ3 at a insane resolution.
StbI990  +   1480d ago
Even with that FOG...KZ cork Crisys 2 off all the way.

Next time try not to compare pics in that BIASED manner...

Foggy Vs clear...next///white vs black.
Master of Unlocking  +   1480d ago
@ specialguest
That's off topic though. What you showed were mods, not the original game. Plus, Killzone 3 is not set on planet Earth, so of course it doesn't have that kind of forest.
Xbox360PS3AndPC  +   1480d ago
Only Fanboys Will Say Killzone 3 Has Better Graphics Than PC, BTW Crysis 1 Waves & Says Hi
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D3athc3ll  +   1480d ago
rofl @ your commet xbox360ps3andpc!

Metro on pc aint that good! - Yeah better that the console version, but still far behind great looking console games like killzone and uncharted, etc.

gO back to playing crysis, since it's the only game u can stand on, if u want to compare visuals!
Sarevok  +   1480d ago
Metro 2033 ..? really?
TOSgamer  +   1480d ago
Did you see Metro 2033 PC running on a dx 11 card with tess and ADOF on? If not then you haven't see Metro 2033 PC.
jammydude  +   1480d ago
WTF! No. Killzone 3 looks very, very good. Even for a PC game KZ3 looks amazing, it's definitely up there with the best. However, "eats PC graphics like breakfast cereal"??? No. Honestly, Crysis 1 looks much better IMO. I'd prefer to play KZ3 but Crysis 1 trumps it graphically and technically by a looong way
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Angels3785  +   1480d ago
Crysis looks better. PERIOD. You sound VERY ignorant saying otherwise. Just look at the specs for ps3 compared to PC. Ps3 doesn't even have 1 gb of RAM!!!!!! My advice to you PLAY crysis first before you say KZ3 looks better. I was just like you I though Ps3 owned all (check my comment history) Then I bought myself a nice PC and I realized what an idiot I must have looked like saying PS3 had PC beat. Seriously...........wake up.
Here is my psn trophies in case you don't believe me.
http://us.playstation.com/p...
StbI990  +   1480d ago
All is crsis, crisis, crisis, crisis...it just show pc gamer ARE indeed IN CRISIS lol

Show me one action game that looks better than Gow 3? or uncharted 2?

Any racer game than looks better than GT5 premium cars?

Any jrpg that looks better than versus XIII...

And what will be their answer?...bu bu bu bu crisis...GROW D F UP pc gamers...it is not like we care about pc gaming graphics...SHOW US GAME, ^.^
mushroomwig  +   1480d ago
I love Killzone 3 but I still had to hit the disagree button, I can't believe you honestly think that a console is technologically better than a PC.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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DeathMetal1474  +   1480d ago
Only on N4g
"Killzone 3 eats PC graphics like breakfast cereal with the marshmallows in beer"

Only on N4G/PS3 would a stupid fanboy comment like this get agrees.

What a sad lot you are...
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specialguest  +   1480d ago
PC version only needs 2 reasons
Superior graphics and 60fps or greater.
Fallouts  +   1480d ago
really? i had no clue that a pc can be more powerful than a console. what is it like every 3 months theirs a better graphics card?!
Xfanboy  +   1480d ago
@OGharryjoysticks
lol good one!!
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
& that's 6 months ago! pure crystal clear textures.. no muddiness like killzone mud engine...

@t 720p 30fps ps3 is pushing it kid!! don't get to happy unless kz4 becomes small leveled like Uncharted 3 then they can up the graphics & actually make a huge leap ahead!! :)ps3 has no graphics kings this year or the next year after crysis sorry!!

Bf3 & crysis 2 use dx11 on top of that they will own though!!

lol controllers? for fps? lmao noob tools!!!

@below or you could just buy a new gpu since cryengine 3 is better optimized this time around!!
http://www.neoseeker.com/ne...
"This isn’t necessarily a game you can’t play today, or where you need another two years to max it out. - crytek

your comment is full of consoleritis & is repulsive to me..
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OGharryjoysticks  +   1480d ago
quit smokin' hog bro. The only reason you replied was because you know deep down I'm right and it hurts your PC ego to know that a console game looks better (mud and all the tons of other stuff in every screen and in crazy action) than your ol' faithful PC which used to be something =)

You better watch out too because the next Sony handheld after the NGP might beat your PC as well. That's how they do it in Japan. Those people work just so they can play video games and watch cartoons - it's life.
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jimbone79  +   1480d ago
WoW man, I can't tell if you are just trying to push peoples buttons or if you really believe the shit that’s coming out of your mouth.
jammydude  +   1480d ago
Hmm, your comment comes off just as poorly as his did, I'm afraid :/
Crysis 1 looks much better, I agree, but saying things like "killzone mud engine" and "small levelled like Uncharted 3" make you just as bad as him.
1. Killzone 3 doesn't look 'muddy' (very technical term btw)
2. You've no idea of the scale of UC3's levels, so why say that?
Kinda ironic that your name is Xfanboy when you are clearly nothing but a fanboy :P
OGharryjoysticks  +   1480d ago
Jammy, go jam your opinion in your sphincter. Your "as poorly as his" comment is not welcome here.
--------  +   1480d ago
Nice name, nice bubble. /s
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@Xfanboy

Bad trolling - not provocative enough I'm afraid. Better luck next time bro!
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Stewie2k8  +   1480d ago
yea I'll spend £1000 to upgrade my PC AGAIN just to play crysis 2, no thanks, I'll get it a few months after its out on PS3.
Stewie2k8  +   1480d ago
PC fanboys are the worst of the lot. why dont you compare stuff like AMD and intel or ATI and nvidia? stop trying to bring down consoles.
DeathMetal1474  +   1480d ago
Actually PS3
fanboys are the worst. Every exclusive is the best game ever, if it gets a bad review the reviewer is biased. YOU guys make these stupid comparisons, and I have yet to see a PC gamer with Nvidia for life or Intel till I die in their sig like the sony fanboys.
jdktech2010  +   1480d ago
lol....I spent 550 bucks on a PC from scratch that can max a lot of the games out there today including BC2 and Crysis....lol at 1000 whatevers....
GamerSciz  +   1480d ago
I have been thinking of building a new PC and this might be a good time what with Crysis 2 and Battlefield 3 coming out this year.
Incipio  +   1480d ago
Let me guess, without even reading (someone tell me how close I am)

- Higher frame rate
- Better effects
- Better textures
- Better draw distance
- easier control
- better anti aliasing
- better motion blur
- higher resolution
- better animation
- better physics
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Letros  +   1480d ago
I think you left out, Better Experience
Motorola  +   1480d ago
Thats opinionated. When all that besides "easier control" is all fact
TheKhoaNguyen  +   1480d ago
nice list, but you should at least read the description on top =)
Ares84PS3  +   1480d ago
While I do agree with what you are saying, one thing is absolutley a preferance. Controlls. I hate to play with a m/k for example. I'm more comfortable with a controller.

Also, I'm sure that EVERYONE knows that the PC can produce superior graphics do to it's constantly changing hardware. I just don't agree with the fact that it constantly needs to be rubbed into console gamers faces and make them feel like they are some form of lower people.
GamerSciz  +   1480d ago
You forgot mouse and keyboard...
Incipio  +   1480d ago
easier control = mouse and keyboard (at least in my opinion that's what it meant when I wrote it)
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pollocks  +   1480d ago
Hmm, more precise, yes, but what do you mean by easier? One could argue the comfort and accessibility/portability of controllers make them "easier" than KB+M combo. Do agree with the premise, though, S'all about the Mouse for shooters.
Incipio  +   1480d ago
Well I am more fluid and precise with KB/M, so I guess it is easier for me. I tend to panic with controllers when trying to be very precise. I started off gaming on computers as a child so I guess I have a predilection (or bias, as some would say) towards the use of good ol' KB/M
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Stewie2k8  +   1480d ago
So mostly just better graphics? I don't care about being disagreed with. I just simply wont waste a lot of money to get a "better" experience. only thing that interests me on pc is RTS, RPG and modding. when i get a better paying job then I will upgrade it more :D
HeavenlySnipes  +   1480d ago
Yup
PC elitists coming over here to gloat that their hardware which is 6 years newer than ours and costs more is better.

I love how they claim Crysis is the best looking game. Show me footage from a $300-400 computer from 2006 that looks better than God of War 3 or Uncharted 2 etc.. and then we'll talk.

Posting vids and picks from supped up computers and shit doesn't impress me at all.
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TheKhoaNguyen  +   1480d ago
You seem to forget, that the mere hardware costs for the ps3 exceeded the retailer's price in the end...
B1663r  +   1480d ago
Except in 2006 the ps3 cost $600...
HeavenlySnipes  +   1480d ago
Same thing
Even if the computer costs $600 it wouldn't be able to run all those things above posters are posting. In fact this is footage of Crysis on a old computer. I doubt computers from like 3-4 years ago can run all these mods.

Crysis on newer computer and the second from Crysis on a old computer.

Related video
Mista T  +   1480d ago
@HeavenlySnipes
well, if you want next gen now and don't want to wait around for new consoles you can get this, not to mention this is pre built

http://www.newegg.com/Produ...
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zero_gamer  +   1480d ago
Seriously? You're comparing a 300-400 dollar piece of junk from Wal-Mart and a 600 dollar console? That is a very terrible comparison.
DeathMetal1474  +   1480d ago
I have a Computer
form over 4 years ago and it can run all those mods
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Stewie2k8  +   1480d ago
I got my PS3 for £300, its better for me than paying hundreds of money every year to get the best graphics. I admit i fail with m/k at FPS games 'cos, i hardly ever played much on PC, i only use it for RTS and RPG games.
Pandamobile  +   1480d ago
Oh look, another console kid thinks that you need to upgrade your rig every year to play games...

A top end PC in 2006 still plays anything today at higher resolutions, higher framerates and higher graphics settings.
Stewie2k8  +   1480d ago
was wondering when you would finally show up to defend the PC to the death :)
Pandamobile  +   1480d ago
enjoy being out of bubbles
TKCMuzzer  +   1480d ago
Interesting but lets face it, not many PC players would go 5 years without upgrading their PC.
Pandamobile  +   1480d ago
So? Doesn't mean you have to.

I love upgrading my stuff. It's exciting.
TABSF  +   1480d ago
I'm same as panda on this

My first rig back in 2007 would still smash PS3 and 360 at multiplats and it cost less than PS3 at launch.

The money I've saved on getting PC games on Steam has allowed me to save up to get an amazing rig if I dare say so.

My RIG (PC)

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T @ 3.6GHz @ 1.325Vcore
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SLi @ 800MHz, 1600MHz, 4000MHz
PPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 240
RAM: 8192MB PC2-8500 1066MHz DDR2
Storage: 2722GB

I find upgrading fun and exciting.

Just got 3 120mm fans and 1 140mm fan today and there amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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jy_mrnd  +   1480d ago
I agree with pandamobile i love upgrading that's just one reason why i became a pc gamer!
guitar_nerd_23  +   1480d ago
just a thought my pc was built last year ive got an i7 to 4ghz 6gb ddr3 and a 5870 and it sucks balls at tesselation benchmarks

what is it gonna take to max crysis 2 if its all full on dx11? is that even realistic without a top end x-fire / sli which would cost me the price of 2 xbox arcades to upgrade to

i think itll be like crysis 1 and un max-able on current hardware, it will also undoubtedly be the prettiest game to date

everyone fights so much about graphics performance these days i personally wish the focus was on art style
TheKhoaNguyen  +   1480d ago
According to an Interview with EDGE Crysis 2 will run smooth with latest high end hardware... to me it seems btw that your graphics card is outdated. The CPU looks fine.

DirectX11 is meant to make games faster by better Multithreading and compute shaders. DX10 on crysis 1 was a mess. Cry engine 3 is much more optimized, accoring to cevat yerli, http://www.next-gen.biz/fea...
guitar_nerd_23  +   1480d ago
hows my gpu outdated? its faster than the 6870 that superceeded it, thats what they said on hexus at least

edit: i need more bubbles i want to talk more! :(

@below yeah futuremark hates me a bit, ive actually got a pretty crap nvidia card in to fudge some physx for me though

i was talking about the unigene one in particular i can run it but at higher levels of tesselation i get about 15-25fps
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TheKhoaNguyen  +   1480d ago
sorry mixed up the numbers. i used nvidia ever since and was thinking of AMD 69xx series... what tesselation benchmarks do you use anyway? 3d mark 11? if you use it, futuremark makes you think everything on your rig sucks =))
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   1480d ago
who gives a shit really?....from what I've heard the 1st crysis was a mediocre piece of sh*t with great graphics and from what i've played of the mulitiplayer demo, they could've kept this sh*t on pc.

i don't think console players are going to lose sleep knowing that c2 runs better on pc.i wise it would've stayed on the pc let them have this crap.
guitar_nerd_23  +   1480d ago
dont hear- play and see

you could talk to four different people who are fully into one platform and they might tell you all the ones they dont play are "mediocre piece's of sh*t" would that make you give up gaming?

its a great game and im not even that into fps'
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   1480d ago
i'm not willing to upgrade a pc to run the thing. and this comes from friends i can trust when it comes to fps and they're pc fanboys (ps3 pc combo types) and they told me crysis 1 is a mediocre exp with great visuals.

i'm not big on fps either but i know a good on from a bad one, and that crysis 2 demo on xbl is hideous, especially when comparing it to KZ3 online offering.they should've kept crysis on pc we don't need another fps.
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Thrillhouse  +   1480d ago
91 on metacritic is mediocre?

Crysis has some of the best gameplay a first person shooter has seen in the 5 - 6 years.

See: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

How about play it for yourself and not judge something on what you've heard.
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xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   1480d ago
yeah and the user rating is 7.9 lol, i'll listen to the gamers rather then listen to a bunch of failed writers (reviewers) trying to get payed.
starchild  +   1480d ago
User scores on metacritic are useless. Fanboys go on there and rate down games on platforms they don't like.

PS3 fanboys are always hating on Crysis even though most of them have never played it. Interestingly Crysis has higher average scores than Killzone 3.
maxqubit  +   1480d ago
I'm not surprised. 360/PS3 tech is 2005/6. Current PC tech is 2010+

Console games can still be good looking because console games are optimized. The first truely optimized PC game has still to see the light (read won't ever happen) PC simply uses excessive unoptimized RAW power (which comes at a price) to produce nice gfx

But true the gfx 'gap' between PC and 360 is growing. PS3 perhaps has some more juice. As xbox FPS gamer I would like to see MS seriously consider a new Xbox. Otherwise I might have to jump ship sooner or later and go back to PC where I once was pre-2002/xbox/halo
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ME1989  +   1480d ago
What a stupid ass article. Should have renamed it:

10 Reasons why 2011+ technology beats 2004 technology!
jdktech2010  +   1480d ago
how can you be 2011+ technology when it's just now 2011...did you come back from the future and didn't tell anyone?
ME1989  +   1480d ago
2011+ means 2011 and onward.

Nvidia just released their GT500 series of video cards last month (Jan 2011), and more cards will be out by the time Crysis 2 hits. So yes, it's 2011 technology.
GrumpyVeteran  +   1480d ago
Hate that site.
xtremegamerage  +   1480d ago
PC is always going to win graphically if you have a good system.

I played crysis,crysiswarhead. On dx9, and then switched to dx10. Was better, but performance was not.

Yes it does indeed look fantastic when maxed. And somewhere in between it looks good.

But you drop a few settings down like alot of people had to when it came out and it looks poor.

Crytek even stated on low, it looks worse then farcry maxed. And it does.

On the 360 side, there is gears of war, bumpmapped to the max, textures are ok. Gives it a unique look. Reach does a fine job in places. But most texturing is on the ground etc.

For the PS3, there's UC1,UC2,GOW3,KZ3 etc, and possibly Infamous2.

Do they look as realistic as crysis, no. But with under 512MB ram. They look great.

Another thing seems to be the 30-60fps thing.

My normal vid card had problems as is being rma'd.

At the momment i'm using an old 1900xt with an old dualcore cpu. Running Deadspace 2 maxed 1440x900(monmax)@30fps. synched. Unsynched it goes to 40-60fps in places.

Shows how decent these cards actually are tbh.

But for PS3, Most games are synched at 30fps. Does not mean they cannot run higher. I know for a fact UC2 unsynched runs at 50fps+

It really depends on what the dev wants.

Personally i will play KZ2, once i get my card back i'll play BF3,CRYSIS 2.

And i'll even check out crysis 2 on PS3.
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Masterchef2007  +   1480d ago
thats what most people fail to appreciate. Is that even today with consoles that contain hardware thats over 5 years old they still manage to dish out some impressive visuals. And what amazes me the most is that they keep improving. I was expecting them to hit the ceiling years ago but time and time again devs prove me wrong and release a visually stunning console title. I honestly thought games like GOW3, Uncharted 2, Killzone 3, Reisistance 3, Final Fantasy 13-2, LA NOIRE would never come out on consoles with such great visuals but i was wrong. I know Noire, FF13-2 and Resistance 3 are not out yet but they still look impressive.
2fk  +   1480d ago
i completely agree the PC has better hardware than ps3 and 360....i have ps3 and 360 and i dont play games on the pc but i can admit this.
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TABSF  +   1480d ago
Its more than just Crysis that destroys console games

Most multiplats look better than the crop of PS3 and 360.
Vorgier  +   1480d ago
All this pointless arguing about what looks better is depressing.
crazyclown  +   1480d ago
hey look

you spend 1000+ every couple of years

we spend 299 once

guess what? it plays the same noobs so you lose
Vorgier  +   1480d ago
Where the hell did you get that number?
ninjagoat  +   1480d ago
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

This interests me at the start ps3 bottom left xbox 360 bottom right clear difference imo. playstation is stronger graphically by quite some distance look at the ground and wall textures and compare its there for all to see.
Masterchef2007  +   1480d ago
The PS3 version is looking pretty good. I only hope that the gameplay is just as good as the visuals.
Agent VX  +   1480d ago
Crysis 2 on the PC will easily be the best looking video game to date on any platform. There will not be any game on either the PS3 or 360 that will come close to looking as good as Crysis 2 on the PC.

The consoles are aging graceful, but today's PC vid cards run circles around the consoles.
vandal GAB  +   1480d ago
Console versions will be a mix of low medium and high settings in accordance to there strengths and weaknesses yet still be the one of the best looking console games. PC will have the option to run everything at v.high settings it will look incredible and be the best looking game to date! It's a Win whatever system you own.
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redsquad  +   1480d ago
So in the case of PS3 versus 360, "graphics don't matter"
But when it comes to PC versus consoles, they suddenly do.

It's a funny ol' world.
RumbleFish  +   1480d ago
I think nobody should care if the PC version kicks consoles' asses. PC players got nothing from that and there are many people who simply don't want to play games on PC. Everybody gets the game. Enough reasons to be satisfied for everybody.

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