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Gears of War (PC) Review: "A Welcome Reminder Of How Much Better PC Gaming Can Be"

The PC version of Gears of War is a welcome reminder of how much better PC gaming can be, and that it can do big, stupid action way better than the consoles that took stupid to the masses. And the extra levels that won't be released on Xbox because it can't handle them? Well, that's just funny.

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razer3461d ago

PC has the advantage on constantly updating technology to have better experiences but consoles made this game what it is also the extra dev time helped this game to be better than the console version. What an unfair fight and for PC nerds to use it as some rally cry of why PC gaming is so much better is lame.

As a personal preference I can't stand K+M and I'd rather not game at all then play games on the PC's with their constant software and hardware problems.

Anego Montoya FTMFW3461d ago

"As a personal preference I can't stand K+M and I'd rather not game at all then play games on the PC's with their constant software and hardware problems"

me too.

i love console controllers.

fermcr3461d ago (Edited 3461d ago )

well actually... i hate console controllers. I prefer keyboard and mouse.

as for this... "As a personal preference I can't stand K+M and I'd rather not game at all then play games on the PC's with their constant software and hardware problems"

What software and hardware problems are you talking about??? ...the biggest problem with the PC is between the Keyboard and the chair :)

MK_Red3461d ago

I actually love both. Mouse+Keyboard and console controller both have their unique advantages and fun factors.

projectile3461d ago

You can't sit laid back in your couch with your K+M. And i don't know how many use the pc in combination with tv/projector with full surrond sound.
One or two of the reasons why I like consoles better.

TheSadTruth3461d ago

hmm, I may pirate this to see how good it is, no way they are taking my money twice for the same game

on a separate note, I wonder how multiplayer on the pc will work.. a "charged" sniper shot on the console will instantly knock a player down if you hit them in the body.. if it still functions like that on the PC that it will be very overpowered because it is insanely easy to hit someone ANYWHERE with a mouse, especially a game with slow movement speed like GoW.

Also I hope they made it so strafing doesn't reduce the accuracy of your shots, and they all still land in the reticule. I'm not talking about hip strafe shooting either, I mean when you aim and try to strafe at the same time and it auto misses.

tplarkin73461d ago

It's ok to point out that the controls work well on the PC, but the reviewer stated that the KB/Mouse is always better.

Using a KB/Mouse for an FPS is no different than using a light gun 1 ft away from the screen. So, by "better" they mean "so accurate that it's like cheating".

dantesparda3461d ago

"What an unfair fight and for PC nerds to use it as some rally cry of why PC gaming is so much better is lame."

No Lame" is that excuse. Lame is all the 360 fanboys trying to make the 360 out to be much better than the PS3 when the differences between most of their versions is even less than this. Lame is you whining cuz you cant stand the fact. Accept it kid!

And "PC nerds"? Like all you fanboys (on all sides) aint just "console nerds"!

skagrerrrr3461d ago (Edited 3461d ago )

those who actually disagreed are just crybaby fanatics or they don't have PCs to begin with or their PC are crap.

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PS360PCROCKS3461d ago

"well that's just funny" what a jackass

Azures3461d ago

Well you can't deny that consoles are becoming more and more like PCs. And less hardware problems? The 360s lifespan tends to say otherwise, I just witnessed my friend's machine rrod the other day.

Amplifier3460d ago

"less hardware problems"

I guess overheating doesn't count right?

duarteq3461d ago (Edited 3461d ago )

I think we all know that pc can be a great weapon when we talk about gaming and hardware inovations. But, there is always a But, sometimes is really difficult to get for instance same quality as we do with consoles like PS3 or Xbox360 without giving a lot of money. Yes, i would like to have a quad-core and a 8800 GTS or similar and 4 Gbytes of memory but how much is the cost of that 3 things, comparing to consoles ? Even now the Next-Gen Consoles have higher resolution. so i made an investment of buying a PS3 and i'm well satisfied. I know that if i buy a game for the console it will play fine, ok ok some framerate problems here and there, but are acceptable. If i want to play a PC game with all graphical sets to maximum i really would like to be billionare so that i could buy the best hardware in town.
That's my opinion

**** TO powervr ****
Gostei da cena do em português :P
É apenas a minha opinião, Tb tenho PC e sei que a resoluçao e os jogos serão sempre melhores pois a tecnologia é puxada pelos jogos e o pc é o sistema mais rapido para demonstrar novas capacidades em termos graficos. A Lei de Moore reflecte isso ao nivel tecnologico. Nesse aspecto as consolas serão sempre limitadas. Ainda bem que há mais tugas aqui.

E o teu nick é da velinha PVR lol lembro-me disso perfeitamente.

ulath6663461d ago

Consoles do NOT have the upper hand in resolution.
I cant even remember the last time i played a game on my pc with such a low res as 720p. The standard (read old) 4:3 lcd resolution is 1280x1024 which is higher than most games on either of the two current gen consoles.
And take a look at the article posted on N4G the other day that tells you what to buy to get a comp that manages all the newest games in decent settings for about the same price as a console.

powervr3461d ago

Duarte...
so you think 600 euros (the price for the ps3 you bought) is cheap comparing to some pc's?

well...
obviously an 8800 GTX is not cheap, but inside the ps3 there is an outdated 7xxx GPU, and we already are capable to buy some desktop pc's
below 600 euros with Better gpu's, more memory, better cpu's...
(Even better than xbox 360)

And obviously PC can do everything ...and better...

I have my PC in my living room and mostly I use the xbox 360 controller to play games...

Mouse and keyboard is better ...but...I prefer the ergonomics of the controller in my sofa...
:D

ps3 and even xbox 360 to some extent are already outdated...
that is the problem...

What is more hilarious is sony considering 10 year life span for ps3...
well, for some folks even wii and ps2 is ok...
:D

Now in portuguese...
Duarte um pc barato com dual core está baratissimo a memoria nunca foi tão barata e os discos compras um por menos de 100 euros com n vezes a capacidade da tua ps3...

sincerametne as consolas podem ter os dias contados...pelo menos estas que tentam competir com os pc's...
como pode a ps3 competir com o pc se nem consegue competir com a xbox 360 que continua inferior aos pcs...hum?

só o facto de serem in order cpu's em ambas consolas deveria fazer questionar um pouco as incapacidades das consolas...

mistertwoturbo3461d ago

powervr

you have no idea of what the hell you're talking about. and in actuality, nobody is really denying the fact that a $2000 PC will have better graphics than a $279 360, or a $399 PS3.

But that's not the point, it's the games are what matters.

The FACT is the negatives out-weigh the positives for a maxed-out PC:

Positive:
-Excellent Graphics
-Excellent Frame rates

Negatives:
-Expensive
-Mouse and Keyboard not fit for all games, best for RTS or FPS
-Small Screen size (average computer monitors, not super-geeked out 140' projector guys)
-Lack of compelling titles. Yes, lack of compelling titles. It's not until the PC gets games like Metal Gear Solid 4, Final Fantasy 13, Mass Effect, etc. til it makes any difference.

And if even it does get those games, you have to cut off your legs to really enjoy it. I mean the internet touts Crysis as the most advanced graphics ever to date, yet only a handful of people are even going to play it at "true next-gen" max settings. Everybody else still just sits back and play it in current-gen.

So why go out and drop $2000 on a PC setup, when you can just grab a 360 or even PS3, hook it up to a TV, kick back on your bed, and just enjoy playing a game.

Gorgon3460d ago

Mistertwoturbo: Some of the reasons you put there are personal opinions, not facts.

-Mouse and Keyboard not fit for all games, best for RTS or FPS

This is wrong. Console controlers are also not fit for all games, so you can't use this argument against PCs.

-Small Screen size (average computer monitors, not super-geeked out 140' projector guys)

Again a wrong argument. The screen size depends on what you buy, just like the console people. I doubt most console palyers are playing on 60'' screens.

-Lack of compelling titles. Yes, lack of compelling titles. It's not until the PC gets games like Metal Gear Solid 4, Final Fantasy 13, Mass Effect, etc. til it makes any difference.

Wrong again. Compeling titles depend interely on your personal preferences. I don't care a rat's ass personaly to the games you mentioned, execep Mass Effect (which will end up on the PC any way, just wait). FF 13, MGS 4, HAlO, GoW, etc you can keep them all.

powervr3460d ago

duarte também deves ter reparado que a ps3 pode provocar uma estagnação no mercado dos pc's...

acho até que se não fosse a hegemonia da sony no mercado das consolas, a microsoft nunca teria feito uma consola...
o mercado dos videojogos estava completamente a secar os pc's...

A xbox 360 é uma lufada de ar fresco também para os pc's...
já que os acordos de exclusividade da microsoft geralmente contemplam o vista...

sinceramente se fosse como em portugal só playstation á frente, estariamos mal como consumidores de pc...muito mal mesmo.

Ainda bem que o mundo não é como portugal...
e sinceramente parece que haverá equilibrio...
quer dizer entre a ps3 e a xbox 360 mesmo que em diferentes territorios haja desequilibrio.

como em portugal...onde parece que só existe playstation...
Isso é mau para os consumidores...
digo eu...

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JokesOnYou3461d ago

but I just dont like it much, sure if you have the right set-up it outperforms consoles but console gaming with a controller on a nice tv (HD) is just alot more engaging for me. Gears is still an awesome game to play on my 360.

JOY

powervr3461d ago

[quote]but I just dont like it much, sure if you have the right set-up it outperforms consoles but console gaming with a controller on a nice tv (HD) is just alot more engaging for me. Gears is still an awesome game to play on my 360.

JOY [/quote]

well my pc is in my living room connected through hdmi it's an 83 cms LCD ...could be bigger...of course...

And mostly I use my xbox 360 controller to play in my "BIG" 16/9 LCD
So what is the problem?

It's very silent...less noise than with my xbox 360 actually I can't hear my pc, (large fans, low rpms)
And it's in acrilic...
fits excelent in my living room with my audio system.

I actually do not need and dvd player...
I probably will buy an internal bluray or hd-dvd player for my hi def movie viewing...
:D

The best swiss knife I can think off...

snakeater33461d ago

try playing mgs4, ff13 or uncharted on your high end pc lofl...all u get is some stupid fps\s and nerdy rts! hehehehehhe....so much for your swiss knife

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