Duke Nukem Forever looks good on the PC, despite the long development cycle. But the console versions show a whole other image quality with heavy aliasing and dumbed-down lighting quality. Check the screenshot comparison for proof.
Oh my! 6-year-old consoles can't keep up with the latest PCs! How could it ever happen??!
Yeah because DNF is gonna be the next graphical benchmark right ? lol. Give me a break, this game looks terrible no matter what platform, but it seems to have fun gameplay to back it up.
@Ocelot Thats very common with Gear Box games. This happend allot in Boaderlands.
PC gamers just do not seem to understand that its Gameplay>>>Graphics.
@LocO_o It actually very common with the unreal engine in general. Texture pop in is in Gears 1,2 and I'm willing to bet Gears 3.
Big deal there is a few jaggy lines? you PC morons going to magnify and zoom in just to find jaggy lines and low res textures. Newsflash no one cares as long as it looks good and DNF is not exactly the next graphical powerhouse game is it now... Killzone 3 & Uncharted 2 said hi to PC gamers lol oh Crysis & Battlefield 3 said hi back to console gamers haha
Bf3 & Metro on pc will say bye to consoles & move ahead! Do you know how MSaa makes games look better? it's used in bf3! And 1080p has more pixels and 720p leave some the picture cut out even though you play on bigger screens you see less of the game world than me! Greater field of view on pc. 180 degree turns, Anti aliasing matters, higher frame rate, monitors are better for first person shooters because of response time unlike tvs & higher frame rate on gaming pc! Moron there are a lot more things than AA that makes pc better! ok?
Wahey im in kindergarden. Is this a private fued or can anyone join in. OMG really??
@BeastlyRig you must not like bubbles very much
Is there really a need for an article stating that the PC verions of a game looks better than its console counter parts?
I have to laugh at these. Yeah, the PC is better than the versions for the now-old console hardware. BUT...it's still nowhere CLOSE to the difference we'd see between console and PCs last gen, and the gen prior to THAT wasn't even worth comparing. So yeah, the PC version looks better, but it's not the night and day we saw back in the old school days.
Yes that because consoles being the main platform now is holding the PC gaming back, as Devs go for buck rather than pushing Graphics Hardware. So why push hardware now that they can settle with fixed hardware. ps When I say holding PC gaming back I mean in graphics.
Nope. PC gaming has simply become commoditized. It has nothing to do with consoles and everything to do with corporate greed. And sorry, even PC games that push the limits don't reflect the same superiority over consoles games that they did in the 1990s. People can disagree, but they're wrong. Sorry, it's fact. Nobody who gamed back then can disagree with a straight face. There was a massive shift in the playing field when consoles finally started pushing texture-mapped polygons. As graphics approach photo-realism, it takes more and more horsepower to make smaller and smaller discernible improvements. Thus, it takes more and more money to maintain a smaller and smaller visual advantage for PCs, even after you account for technology cost depreciation. It's a hyperbolic curve. This is one topic I'm not willing to cede any ground on. I challenge you to find a developer who disagrees.
Oh no a pc game looking better than console games?? This has been going on since the day the consoles got released lets move on please. Only thing that worries me if these are real it looks TERRIBLE on consoles..
Consoles never keep up with PCs--be it 1,2,3,4,5 6 ect years old lol
Well, I'll get this when I build a new rig in July ;)
talk about tiny images
Hit up the image original size link in the bottom right hand corner.... The game has always been a PC game. The console versions are ports really, which is why they are below usual quality i would say. Its built for PC hardware (old PC hardware cos of the game's delays!) and not for console like most games of this type. Because of the delays and the constant upheavals in development, you can't expect a graphical powerhouse regardless of platform.
I am gonna get it on steam but differences are minor the most obvious thing is the 360 seems to have half the poly count on the guns, that sucks but other than that they look decent.
I don't know how you got disagrees. The gun textures on 360 version makes it look like the guns are from ps2.
At least the Full-HD would bring out the clarity of the image. Not to mention the crisp frame-rate to compensate. Just played it on the demo and I was pretty stoked. -End statement
Where is the AA. No msaa on the 360 even x2? No mlaa on the PS3.
Could they make the images any smaller?
'Image original size' Bottom right corner, click it to see it in native (console native, obviously not PC).
Leave it up to the Germans to make a huge deal out of something everyone should already know. I just got one question for them. "Your point is???" Oh and I forgot to add. I will still get the inferior console version (PS3) since it's more convenient for me.
I just got one question for you...your point is? Have fun with the inferior version
My point is that there is no point in a PC vs console comparison since the consoles are 5-6 year old hardware tech and PC's always evolve. Almost every 6months you get a new GPU, motherboard and other stuff which you can use to upgrade your PC. But not everyone has the time and money to invest in PC gaming. I used to be a PC gamer but got tired with all those adjustments and playing around with the settings and all that. For me Consoles are just way more convenient. PS; I will so enjoy my inferior version, so much more than you will your PC version! Trust me on this.
Computers arent that complicated Ares84. So you were lazy and didnt feel like putting some time into maximizing your PCs potential. Who cares... a cheap 500$ computer can blow any console out of the water. Hell, my computer from 5 1/2 years ago was the same price and it looked better than consoles back then. Obviously its a matter of opinion whether you think its more convenient or not, but you do make it sound like PC gamers replace their graphics cards, processor, and motherboard every 6 months which is definitely not the case. Maybe every 2 or 3 years... which seems perfectly reasonable to me, and you still have better than current gen graphics... P.S. I will enjoy my superior version, an inexplicable amount more than you will your inferior version. Trust me...
Looks like just about every console vs PC comparison.
sounds about right.
Pc version it is then :)
Wow and this is a surprise to people? The game has been delayed so the visuals in general are not cutting edge, however you KNOW the console versions would look a lot worse based on the fact these consoles are 5+ years old. Why so surprised?
No ones surprised. Its just fuel for the Console v. PC war that will never end. Yes, consoles have a larger established base for end users to play against each other because its less of a hassle, standardized games and tech with a OS built specifically for gaming and media. Then again, of course PCs with ever evolving hardware will always have the graphical superiority, not to mention being able to mod games, use console controllers, and have more control with the keyboard and mouse. The war will always wage on.
game is real bad no joke
Having it pre-ordered on ps3, so I'm getting it day 1 either way.
OH NO, inferior PS3 version, for an already inferior game, sayeth twat!!!!? Their's way too much good stuff for me to even pop this garbage in any of my systems.
This is a game that screams for a service like Gamefly.
you guys can make the pictures bigger on the lower right. Also they don't look to much different, all 3 are very close surprising.
Last I check most consoles don't look better then PC, PS3 comes close to looking the same (but that doesn't count if you use something upgrade the picture). I don't know what this site wasted their time posting this when I think everyone already knows this.
Not sure if your aware, many N4G article arent about bringing you news or teaching you something new. It's about getting you to click on the website, simple as that, a graphics comparison is one of the best ways.
I've posted my opinions of the demo as a Blog Post, if anyone's interested, it's in the pending section. Overall, the demo was extremely disappointing...
wow jaggies, who wouldnt have known -_-
Im surprised its actually that close. Game looks pretty good i think actually.
Oh man if you're going to do a comparison at least use the same brightness level across all versions. I hate it when people do that to make a certain version look better.
Is there any difference in the photos? I don't see any.
I downloaded demos for both consoles... And from MY comparsion the PS3 version is v-synced, with little to no performance problems, while x360 has some tearing and more visible slowdowns, x360 has better picture clarity and some better textures... So pick your version better performance x slightly better graphics..
WOW! Its like a bunch of kids fighting in a playground right here.
the difference is not that big. About the same for every multiplatform.
Terrible aliasing on the consoles. Did they even use any AA on the consoles?
I fail to see the point of comparing screenshots with console versions. We know the PC is best--are we going to post pictures of the sun and say it's bright? Comparing screenshots is a fanboytard's game...
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnmmm the gun textures on 360 version suck ass. This game doesn't even look that good so why can't it look the same on all versions?
Probably the same reason most games dont look the same on all platforms. They have different hardware, and a different way to program the game, not including any technological feature differences, like MSAA and MLAA...
Well no f***ing duh. Duke Nukem: Forever was made with PC tech in the beginning of development. It was merely luck that it ended up on consoles. PC will always be 2 generation ahead of consoles that's a fact.
I don't understand of comparisons with such low resolution images and no option to see then in their native resolution...
Eh, looks better than New Vegas.
I tried to come up with a funny storyline to the development of this game, similar to the Terminator 3 storyline. They did not stop judgement day... they just delayed the inevitable; DNF IS coming to consoles :( One of those tl;dr storys
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