PC fanboys on the left and console fanboys on the right. Alright, take a seat and listen up. Developers want you to fight it out. Don't believe me, my opinions will make you see the light. The whole thing seems to obvious to me.
I think that MW3 screwed the PC out of Elite because they have had pirated copies of MW3 already. Good read though.
the game could also be downloaded on the 360 as we speak so doubt that is the reason
"However, nobody can disagree that the money you spend on a console vs a PC puts the console in the lead for cash vs. what you get." I would completely disagree with this comment on the article. I think console gaming is rather expensive due to high prices of games. A PC that significantly outperforms a console can be had for 500usd. Hence the difference between console and PC is a mere 200usd. Less in the 360's case because you need to pay to go online on a yearly basis. However once you account how cheap games on the PC are and how much more a PC can do vs a console, the PC easily wins the cost effect arguement. Sure you can build a 2000usd PC and then argue PC gaming is expensive, however by that time you are comparing a ferrari to a kia and then complaining about price. The only reason call of duty elite is limited to console is because these are 2 different crowds, Activition knows they can milk the console crowd this way, however they wont be getting much of a response from PC gamers. As it is the console gamers that buy DLC maps by the truck loads anyways, Console gamers most of them anyways dont know such stuff can be made for free, its just that developers are being greedy and not shipping games mod options, however since most console gamers are ok with it, its a gold mine for pubs like activision.
Not long ago, I would of told you PC gaming is overrated, IMO the reason PC steps all over console gaming Is 99% of the PC counter parts are cheaper then console version and allow you to have mods were the console version does not though It cost more. PC has a much bigger library Communities last longer and seem more dedicated, amd are also alot friendlier then console communities. Only thing I'd go to consoles for Is the exclusives like my Ps3 hardly gets used now but I want Uncharted 3 etc but cos Pc gaming has such amazing offers I can wait for It to go down In price on ps3 with ease Oh and the fact PC games tend to give you more value for money, better visual presentation player counts et
T-900 - Great comments, just want to say a few things. "The only reason call of duty elite is limited to console is because these are 2 different crowds, Activition knows they can milk the console crowd this way, however they wont be getting much of a response from PC gamers" You say it right here. This is the whole problem in my opinion. Sure, there is two different systems but we are one crowd. We are all gamers. There is no reason that the Elite should not be released on both. The other thing is that my statement is true. Yes, PC once you put a couple extra hundreds in there is a better system, but not everyone has the money for that. With PC you are paying for more then just gaming. You have the ability to do alot more. Just trying to figure out why the developers seem to have this divide. Great points though.
Could have a point. It always seems that games get "leaked" or "hacked" for PC releases early. I understand there are pirated copies floating around on console too but not nearly to the extent of on PCs
people need to understand that pc gaming is a completely different genre (if you can call it that) than console gaming. sure you get certain games wich overlap in both port for example you canplay cod on both or you can play BF3,crisis and assasins creed on both the pc and console. but what pc gaming is about is the other games that cant be as of yet ported to console like starcraft an diablo and dota. the way i personally see it is that pc gamers should not put them selves under the same roof as console gaming cus their different.
Very true. Lots of different games make it, different. So developers treat it different.
Well you cant play the pc pirated version until release day, you can play the console pirated versions today. So i think its worse on console atm
Well you would be lucky to find a crack for a PC version of a pirated game even few weeks after release. For console you dont need a crack, once you console is modded all you need to do is download, burn, play. With PC you actually need to look for a crack that works and make sure its not some virus, hell even when a crack does work there are often chances of the game not working properly, no such thing on console.
I'm not sure it's a "planned" thing, but there certainly is some merit to the argument. I guess by keeping gamers arguing with each other, it's keeping their game in the spotlight.
Not sure piracy has anything to do with this. It just seems like a no brainer to take time and ensure the game has the same abilities on all systems. Just seems the developers keep you holding on for more sometimes and they enjoy reading the thrashing that occur in forums across the world. Simply because one system has something the other does not.
A PC does more and it always will. Oh and it's cheaper :)
It CAN be cheaper, I have £500 worth of graphics cards :)
correction PC does more and always will, and it is more value per a dollar spent. Its not just that it does more it does things BETTER. Something that console only players fail to realize or acknowledge!
sometimes i feel like there are too many 5th graders publishing these stupid articles. Is there a GROWN UP video gaming site that someone can recommend? I feel too old for n4g.
Modding for PC games is often much easier and better and there are more communities for modding. By modding I mean creating new maps and DLC for the gmae. Look at the Unreal Tournament series, there are tons and tons of community maps for the PC, but also game types that are specially made. You can also create your own character models and voice packs, upload them to your server and store the source files on your pc and you have custom setup for yourself. Also in PC games you often have more organized clans where you can play multiple games at any given time within the same clan using PC based programs like Ventrilo or TeamSpeak, Xfire, Steam or others to communicate real time with dozens of people and jump in out of any number of games. The program allow you to speak or type to the people all the times, whether you are in game or not. You can get in one game and play, jump out and into another game or server and play again and be in constant communication.
I think developers 'create' these differences between consoles and PC's because they can earn much more money by providing DLC's on consoles than they can on PC's. It is a continuous flow of money, where-as PC gamers can mod, create and develop their own content for their games, for free.
If developers want to earn their keep, they should develop and release more games on consoles.
Very true. It just seems like some don't want to take the time to make the game for everything.
A pc will always do more things better than the console, there just aint 2 ways about that fact There are pros to getting a console, however 1. Easiness of set-up. Its just plug in and play essentially, PC takes about a good hour our 2 to set it up and install all your stuff, but if you REALLY look at it its not that more difficult than setting up a console. 2. Exclusive games, there are some good exclusive games that as a PC gamer I wish would come to PC, such as uncharted 3, Gears 3, the halo games,and other console exclusives. While PC has exclusives as well, i will admit they are fewer in number and a bit less exciting than the consoles exclusives. 3. Social atmosphere. This is a double edged sword, for consoles they pretty much throw a microphone in your face and say okay go talk online, so you can either get really good social atmosphere with friends or such or with little kids. For PC, you can pretty much communicate any way you want, but it is more likely that your friends own consoles as oppose to a PC. Those are the three reasons consoles may seem preferable over PC, any other reason you can think of is probably fabricated and pure myth. I left console gaming because I didn't care about the above 3 things, I wanted, in all honesty, the best graphics I could possibly get in every single game I got, and I didn't want to pay xbox live every fuckin year. Also, I wanted better controls and such and more control over my game experience which PC pretty much has to offer in spades (mouse and keyboard, custom graphics, etc.) You also gotta consider PC games have been getting shafted as of recent in terms of ultimate shit ports, whereas the console counterparts are perfectly fine. At the end of the day, it depends on how you want to game which depends which platform is best. PS3 and 360 are about the same, but the PC can offer a graphically advanced experience if you are willing to put extra time into it. Please don't call me a graphics whore, as I'm just a guy who enjoys games that are maxed out at 60 fps. You gotta rememebr that they call video games VIDEO games for a reason; theres the video aspect of it, and I prefer if the video aspect of a video game looks stuning. Thats all
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