PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 Vs. PC Gaming - Unscripted Access Episode #21

"Nintendo announces pricing and release date for the Wii U, Sony hosts their 2012 Tokyo Game Show Conference as we cover live during Unscripted Access, Apple unveils the iPhone 5, and much more gaming news and nonsense that listeners have come to expect with Unscripted Access."

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decrypt2312d ago (Edited 2312d ago )

Well most 95% of the games on all platforms are the same. Since most games are now multiplat. PC is the clear winner in multiplats due to superior quality, Mods and cheaper prices.

What it comes down to is exclusives. I think Xbox is the platform with the least of those. Most Xbox console exclusives are already on the PC.

Between the PC and PS3, they both offer a variation of exclusives. PS3 does more TP adventures like like Uncharted or maybe God of war.

PC has exclusives like RTS games Shogun 2, Dota 2 (those are very different games u wont find any thing simular on any other platform). So i would say PC does something thats not there on any other platform. Lets not foget the modding community that gave life to games such as Portal, CS, DayZ.

I am personally a PC gamer and due to the vast number of games on the platform and its unique feature where you can actually build a library with it (since there is no such thing on PC as generations) A PC built today will play games for 25 years back. The library on PC out does any platform out there. Hence personally that leaves me with no time for anything else.

On the console front if i had to make a pick i would pick the PS3 over the Xbox 360.

aquamala2312d ago

Yep I have them all and

Septic2311d ago (Edited 2311d ago )

I have them all and its

PC>>>360>>> PS3 for me

It's all down to preferences really. When I do game, I game online a lot and after the PC, the 360 is the console of choice. The PS3 is frustratingly backwards when it comes to online play and playing with mates. I can't even send voice messages? I mean, the original Xbox could do that!

Also, I prefer most of the exclusives on the 360. No PS3 FPS comes close to Halo and with Halo 4 round the corner, that is going to take a big chunk of my gaming time.

The online portion of games on the 360 are far better imo when it comes to exclusives anyway; Gears of War 3 easily trumps the likes of Uncharted (who's MP is an after-thought anyway) with Horde Mode, Beast Mode and proper MP with dedicated servers etc). Forza with its excellent community support and I just think its a better game than GT (although arguably not as good a simulator)

I prefer the PS3 for my fighting games simply because of the controller. Interestingly, most of the Beat em ups actually run better on the 360. Yes, I do have both versions of the games below:

Mortal Kombat 9- Loading is MUCH faster (online sync is faster etc) and performs better as well. With the PS3, if you execute an Xray move, you get this odd delay until the Xray move phases out (and the delay is inconsistent) so if you have a combo you can string after the Xray, this really messes your timing up. The 360 is always consistent. Online play is smoother and a more social affair in King of the Hill mode etc.

SF2THD: Again, the 360 version is way more smoother. Just try and change the controls during a match on the 360 version compared to the PS3. You get this annoying pause every time. Also, the same goes with the options. Furthermore, the PS3 confuses profiles and the button layouts mapped to them if you play locally. So basically somtimes, it attributes the wrong controls to the wrong player.

Street Fighter 4: The loading on the PS3 was maybe 3-4 times longer than on the 360.

Still, I've always ended up buying the PS3 vesrion of the game because 1) the PS3 is in my living room and 2) the controller is better for beat em ups.

It all comes down to player preference though. The PS3 is the better console for third person games and single player games I find. To be honest though, this has been the generation of multiplatform games so you can't go wrong with either. With MS bagging the likes of GTA, TEKKEN, FINAL FANTASY and now MGS, among other games, you can't really go wrong with either.

However, to truly enjoy this gen, you should get all platforms. That way you don't miss out on anything :)

stragomccloud2311d ago

I have them all as well, but for me it's PC>Wii>PS3>Xbox 360.

This is because the Wii had a number of very interesting core games that are quite different, and play quite differently than any other platform's offering. Though, as I am a PC gamer first and foremost, I have to give props to PC as number one. The sheer back catalog of games alone makes PC number one in my back. Long live Age of Empires!!!!

Outside_ofthe_Box2312d ago

The PC will be an afterthought for at least 3-4 years after the PS4 and 720 release though.

Outside_ofthe_Box2311d ago (Edited 2311d ago )


Consoles are more popular and an overall better investment for gamers in general. There's a reason why PC gamers are always saying that consoles are holding PC gaming back. It's because devs are putting more attention into consoles instead of the PC, thus PC gaming will momentarily be an afterthought when the PS4 and 720 release because all the potential profit will be on next-gen consoles, therefore devs will spend more effort on them.

Sorry elitists, but it's the truth not ignorance.

Oh_Yeah2311d ago (Edited 2311d ago )

consoles are restricted pc's...the end. but yeah some games dont make it to pc, such as exclusives, some sports games, fighters, and some others. so its nice to have a sony, and nintendo console (if it doesnt get emulated). but xbox? no, at least not this gen anyway, all but 3 of their exclusives are on pc plus you have to pay to play online plus your internet bill. there is really no reason to own a 360 unless your that big of a halo/gears/forza fan.

save up, get a decent 500$ or so pc with a gpu that plays all games, hook it up to your tv with hdmi and grab a 360 or ps3 controller. Itll pay itself off with cheaper game prices, itll play all video files (both free if you want to test or w/e) it lasts longer than a 8 year cycle..just upgrade it, it plays every previous system through emulation, you can record and make your own music, ugh i can keep going but ill stop there.

Muffins12232311d ago

Acully as a pc gamer,i agree with you.Pc has gotten alot of attention in the past 3 years due to the fact that consoles are outdated now......

Burnin2311d ago

uhh yeah... specially when both PS-Meh & Xbox-Whatever will be running on what is now a mid-range PC (or worst)


R6ex2311d ago

My switch from consoles to PC was less than satisfying.

I hate the tonnes of fiddling with settings and hardware on the PC. Sometimes, the controls even does not work, despite all your effort.

On consoles, everything just work out of the box.

I'm still pro-PC now due to the graphics.

Come PS4 and 720, I'll go back to console-gaming.

The quality of the gaming experience matters.

Yardie2311d ago


For me the PC offers much more than just better graphics.

i recently made the switch from ps3 to PC, my main reason for doing so was for the freedom, the freedom to choose whether to use a controller or mouse and keyboard, to change the settings to improve the performance, to multitask (play music, podcasts, videos, browse videos etc).

i used to think that PC was all about the graphics over gameplay, until i did some research, finding games like tribes ascend, mechwarrior online, hawken and primal carnage, which all seem to make gameplay the priority.

if the only reason you play on PC is because of the graphics, then PC gaiming is wasted on you.

FanboyPunisher2311d ago

Because they can rip off and make more profits of consoles sheep.

PC gamers have higher IQ, if you have a LOW iq pc gaming will seem like a challenge or even to properly setup a system.

PC arnt just gaming systems, they are the tool to everything. Computers, playing games and learning to mod on them can get you jobs in the industry based on the mod work alone.

PC gamers are for smart people, Consoles are for sheep and dense people that like things simple/casual/etc.

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tachy0n2312d ago

a gaming PC and a PS3 is the best entertainment you can get...

oh and dont forget a PSVita for on the go gaming!

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adorie2311d ago (Edited 2311d ago )

was playing gamecube/nintendo exclusive Resident Evil remake on Dolphin emu, via gaming PC. It's so gorgeous compared to being on my gamecube.

PC is so good. I can play any PS1 or PS2 games I own on emu too and get better graphics out of it.

AIndoria2311d ago

"better graphics out of it. "
Out of PS2 games? ....Right.

beerkeg2311d ago

'"better graphics out of it. "
Out of PS2 games? ....Right. '

Yes, out of ps2 games. Because with emulators you can add extra graphical options and increase the resolution much more than could be done with a ps2.

hellvaguy2311d ago (Edited 2311d ago )

"PC is so good. I can play any PS1 or PS2 games I own on emu too and get better graphics out of it."

After hearing from a few people from work and school, Ive unsuccessfully tried several times to downloading Dolphin emu. It just keeps redirecting me to different websites and each time installs more and more spamware.

Pretty much sums up my frustrating pc experience as a whole, with mmo's (Warcraft, Star War's Online, Guild Wars2, Rift) being the exception and the only reason why I still pc game.

AIndoria2311d ago

Heavy Rain and Valkyria Chronicles await you, my good sir.

PersonMan2311d ago

I doubt a modern PC that runs Battlefield 3 can run a game from 15 years ago. The hardware and software has changed so much that those games are probably not compatible. That's a negative for owning a PC. The more you upgrade, the more other stuff breaks that used to be just fine in the past.

What happens when they drop support for an older game and the newest video drivers and OS are not compatible with it anymore?

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DivineAssault 2312d ago

PC>PS3>Vita>3DS.. nuff said

SnakeCQC2312d ago

and then the nintendo wii u far far far after

hatsume-miku2311d ago

You're wrong! WiiU is superior to the actual consoles!

SnakeCQC2311d ago (Edited 2311d ago )

lol ive seen the batman e3 vid it looks like crap and i think the wii u is weaker than the ps3/ 360 /watch?v=TRr6JG15RK4

Samus HD2311d ago (Edited 2311d ago )

3DS has better games and of course nintendo Games (its exclusives) so I think 3DS will be over psV (3ds>Vita) ..unless you are comparing POWER

ATi_Elite2312d ago

PC Gaming is something else and really there is no reason to compare PC Gaming to Console gaming cause they are two different worlds.

I guess cause the PC gets the same multiplat titles that the consoles get is why we have the comparison but other than that No Comparison.

Console Gaming has it pluses and community
PC Gaming has it's OWN pluses and community

Current Play List: Firefall Beta, Planetside 2 Beta, Guild Wars 2, TERA Online, DayZ, Takistan Life, Arma II, Take on Helicopters, Torchlight 2, DotA2

all PC Exclusives!

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Trago13372312d ago

why not just enjoy PC AND consoles?

AIndoria2311d ago

I seriously don't get why you got all the disagrees lol. Probably some snobby elitist PC fanboys. I apologise for the idiocy of our kind, sir. I own a PC, and I own a PS3. Yep, Epicness.

BaconBits2312d ago

I like PC gaming but I love sitting on my couch playing something streamlined for the system (console). With a console the designers know exactly what they are working with and no need for driver updates and what-not. That is why they can make pretty decent games for 6-7 year old consoles. Once consoles can support games like BF3 like they do on PC I probably will not go back to PC until the next leap.

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