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PC > Consoles
Yeah, but being a PC gamer causes you to use the word jaggies. And how can you respect yourself after using such a word? It is much worse than epic, or even ginormous.
Actually, the term is aliasing-- "jaggies" is used by people who don't know what they are talking about.
"Actually, the term is aliasing-- "jaggies" is used by people who don't know what they are talking about." this ^
PC misses a lot of big games though. I love steam but I wish games would release for the PC at the same time. Red Dead Redemption (my favourite game) doesn't exist on the PC. Fifa 11 is actually Fifa 10 in the PC version (joke!) LA Noire I'll have to wait like I had to with Assassins Creed. Then there is all the PS3 and Xbox 360 exclusives that are rated very highly. Don't get me wrong PC gaming is great! But not all that glitters is gold.
I don't understande why it's OK for xbox 360 and ps3 talks crap to each other and which system and graphics are " superior". If you said uncharted 3/gears 3 is best looking game you will get praised and a lot of agrees, but if you say that pc games has a LOT more power and better graphics you get disagrees and the old, tired "ugh its because on pc!" or "pc doesn't count" So? Does that somehow nullify the fact that it got better graphics??? How it doesn't count? Or graphics doesn't count unless we are talking about uncharted 3 or gears?
Not speaking on your specific incident but I have seen 'disagrees' in such situations because the PC wasn't part of the debate. I believe most intelligent, objective people would realize that PCs potentially have better graphics than consoles. I say 'potentially' because it all comes down to the developer and the programming.
PC gaming can be much more rewarding than console gaming if you have a good enough rig--not just visually, but if the game runs better, logically, it will play better too. Though, it does require a lot more patience than console gaming. PC gaming does have a dark side though--tinkering with graphic settings til' no end has driven me crazy. Downloading tools to improve gaming performance just to see GTAIV with ICEnhancer running at a solid 40-50 FPS. Some games I've spent more time modding then actually playing--name any game made this gen by Bethseda, and I'll have spent more than 300 hours on it collectively. Not to mention gaming requires a lot of self control, since most games will allow you to easily press tilde* to open up the console and cheat your ass off. And in really challenging or tedious tasks, it can become a difficulty to keep yourself off the tilde without ruining your gaming experience. And this is where I enjoy consoles. The lack of modifications, the lack of easy cheats--the balanced nature of them--this is what they grant. Everything is as the dev intended it to be. And for games I want to mod, or games that allow the tilde, I always make sure to play the console version first, so I don't get too far ahead of myself. *I apologize for the incorrect use of the tilde key, I didn't want to confuse people with command consoles and gaming consoles. EDIT: @dark-hollow: Buddy, chill. PS3 and 360 fans bicker because the console experience is much more versatile. Plug in and play. But it has changed, and nobody cares about comparisons anymore since most games look pretty much the same--the only difference being the Xbox 360's extended black, which can easily be emulated on the PS3 by turning up the contrast on your TV. I remember how overwhelming it was installing my first GPU, and most people aren't flexible enough to take the steps and build their own PCs, especially due to expense. They just want to play, and bicker amongst themselves. We have to respect that.
It all comes down to what you are trying to get out of the game. In the end, the destination is the same. It's just depends on how you want to get there. The whole PC vs. consoles debate is similar to an expensive high-performance car vs. modestly priced average car. Both vehicles can get you to the same places but, of course, the expensive high-performance car can get you there faster and flashier. The modest vehicle will also get you there just not as fast. You may save a lot of money but you won't be getting any envious stares. Everyone can acknowledge that PC's are more powerful regarding performance and graphics. For the people that are all about PC, that's cool. Do you. For the console crowd, they are happy with playing on the consoles and it is enough for them. Let's face it, it's not like we're talking Atari 2600 graphics here (believe me, I know). We're all playing the same games (except for exclusives) and we're all having fun, right? Me, personally, I love playing on my 360 and PS3 but I am also looking into building a mid-range gaming PC to play some of the PC exclusives I see on the horizon. Just do your own thing and Game on!
The Glorious PC Gaming Master Race vs. the Dirty Console Gaming Peasants
i'd rather be one of the "Dirty Console Gaming Peasants" than a jerk.
Someone can't take a joke.
gentlemen i cant stand your face. So if you dont knock off your idiotic comments i shall kill your family and devour your dog alive. LOL kidding Yeah some people just cant take a joke in N4G
How DARE he jokes in n4g??? Gaming is SERIOUS business here!!
How about you watch Zero Punctuation: The Witcher. You'll see were i got it from. Learn to take a joke better. Also, YOU'RE THE JERK!
that I come on this site to read comments like this for laughs?
i don't think you're a jerk, it was about that meantality not any specific person. i'm really a nice guy.
Games > Box that makes it work
this is stupid article looking for trolls. every1 knows consoles can never live up to a pc. if ya have doubts google it. end of topic
PC's don't count when it comes to grafix. It only counts when you compare ps3 to 360.
THIS ^ They fight over "loading screens" and which version is brighter/darker, has 5% more pixels, BUT if you are a pc gamers then god forbid you if you talk about the OBVIOUS differences between pc vs consoles.
Inb4 700 degrees and flame wars.
Despite what PC fanboys say. Console are still great. Now go cry me a river because you will never stop me from buying console games and enjoying them. How does that feel? With that aside i myself am planning on building a gaming rig to play The Old Republic on max because if there's one type of genre that i cant play on consoles are MMOS.
If you're a console gamer, you really shouldn't let PC fanboys get to you. I don't.
Why would you continuously tweak the settings , WTF really ????? You may adjust them at the start a few times to suit your PC's spec but after that you probly won't ever again.
I used to be exclusive PC gamer until PS2/Xbox. Spent a lot of money buying the "secondary 3D video card". I got tired of having to tweak the PC when I get new games and then having to tweak again to ensure older games stay compatible. For gamers who only care about playing the more recent games and not caring to keep "100" game titles compatible on the same PC with single boot OS, PC works. There are some very old games I just enjoy and try to play the early Windows DirectX 6 and earlier games today. Have fun getting them to work properly especially games that were made for 3Dfx. Yes I know I'm comparing "old" gen PC games but on the PC, is there really a generation definition? If there is, then do you define generation on the PC on what supposed to be compatible with each other? 3Dfx probably can be called a "gen". On game console, the game just work (sure more and more need patches today). Even the 1st launch game title will run on the latest revised console hardware of the same gen 5-10 years later. Second, because game console within the same gen has the same hardware performance spec, it's an advantage in ensuring game developers have to optimize their games to run the best possible on the limited console hardware. On the PC, as newer faster hardware comes out, the game developers don't really care to do much optimizing for the older hardware. Their attitude is just get the gamers to upgrade the hardware. When PS3/X360 came out 5-6 years ago, they were $500+. Will $500 PC hardware from 5-6 years ago be able to run today's games as well as the game console version? Today, PS3/X360 is $300 or less. Will a $300 PC today be able to run the games as well in 5 years compared to the game console version?
A 5 year old PC will run games just as well as the consoles, if the developers make them for that hardware which is the point most of you seem to miss. You can sit there and spew on about how developers don't optimize for older hardware, but that's all they've been doing for years now.
I play games; dont care about platforms. Just so happens that most of the best games ever are on consoles.
There are notable games that are exclusive to PC (Civilization, Minecraft, Starcraft, diablo, WOW, Guild Wars...) but that's beside the point cause consoles are dirt cheap...Anyone that has a gaming rig should have the money to get a console. I have both and I play both equally for the reason you mentionned...so I guess that I agree with your statment (except that I would change "ever" for "recently")...
How much longer will my PC be able to run games? Nvidia 550ti Intel Core i7 2600 3.4Ghz 8gb DDR3 RAM Corsair 750 Watt PSU i hope to at least be able to play Skyrim on Medium
Gees you'll be fine for a while...Consoles lead the industry, so games on PC are pretty limited. Until recently I had an 8800GTX and was playing most of the recent games at max settings (or close). If you feel that you need more, your logical upgrade path should be SLI, you have the PSU for it...here's hoping your motherboard has 2xPCIe. I wouldn't worry about Skyrim either.
It's a good rig mate, you'll be playing for the next ten years though performance will gradually decrease.