Taking off the metaphorical rose colored galsses of the average console gamer.
u see that console gamers? This is what ur missing out on... Dont worry the consoles will soon catch up..god knows where pc gaming will be by then...
I'm not missing out on much at all. A decent PC would cost me around $800(screen not included). Sure it may be able to play games @ really high resolutions, but not all games are that visually impressive in artistic design. So an "ok" looking game in 1600x1200(or whatever) is no better than it running @ 720. Payed half of that for my console and I'm set for years. PC is yet to have any games I can't get on consoles that truly interest me. I'm not into RTS, FPS or MMO games. Other than those, there would be a ton of games I would miss out on if I was only to have a PC. Games like: Batman Arkham Asylum Splinter Cell GRID, Dirt 2 Half Life 2, Call of Duty, Crysis 2, BFBC2 Dead Space...etc. I'm able to play on console as well. But to PC gamers, console gamers will always be wrong. And some won't even let us enjoy our games without scoffing and mentioning something about how a certain game would look so much better on their PC and how we just don't get it, etc. Also my PS3 is PhysX capable (custom Nvidia GPU and whatnot). Again, this is just my opinion and I stick by it.
Consoles .................... $400 High End Gaming PC .......... $5000 to $10000 or more You do the math
Aikuchi, you are so far off on your cost estimates, I'm not even going to grace you with the correct ones.
I said High End Gaming PC, you know with all the bells and whistles. Falcon Fragbox .............................$ 7087 Alienware Area 51-ALX(DELL).................$ 8519 Hardcore Computer Reactor X(Drooling).......$10481 Newegg Parts to build your own..............$5309 did no include monitors, prices for PCs only
jealous console fanboy is jealous. He knows fully well that a beast pc costs less than 800. He's just nerdraging so let him vent.
akiuchi must be talking about monitor keyboard motherboar case gpu cpu powersupply paying someone else to make it for you monitors keyboards and if youre computer is worth 5grand you must have like 3 monitors at 2560x1600 running crysis on maximum but either way when the next generation of console launch we wil have the same thing
You'll be years behind like usual, you don't even have 1080p and 60 fps yet
yeah way to disagree with me because the only high end graphics card at that time were dual gpus at 1 gig every other high end single gpu was 512MB with 24 pixel pipelines example Nvidia GeForce 7900 GTX sayign that the consoles werent at that level even is laughable
Aikuchi + 10000 PC = Super lame troll.
well most of us cant afford to spend thousands of dollars on pc upgrades...
Thousands of dollars, that's hilarious. My upgrades in the last 4 years: Graphics card for $150. I just finished Mass Effect 2. In 1200p with 16x AA.
PC gaming will always be ahead of the curve. Can't ever deny that.
yes pc gaming will always be ahead hardware wise....but consoles are more in peoples price range..
PC gaming sets the curve.
...an article that starts by mentioning people who trash talk gaming platforms other than their own, then goes on to do that very thing. I used to be a PC gamer, so according to this article I should never have been lured away by any console after being shocked and awed by the technology behind PC gaming. The fact is that when consoles launch they are capable of things, gaming wise, that are only possible on fairly high end home computers and they do it for a much lower price. As that console generation wears on, PC components both drop in price and are replaced by better tech. So yeah, PCs remain in front tech wise but only if you continually spend to upgrade. I'd much rather spend money on my gaming platform of choice, then spend the next five years of my gaming life stretched out on my couch looking at my big TV and listening to my home theater system. If you can't see why it is an attractive option to be able to hook a single box into your home entertainment setup that plays music, movies and games then I don't know what to say, but I will tell you where PC gaming will be when consoles catch up. It will be out of most peoples price range and off their gaming radar. Peace and good gaming to all.
GeForce 7900 GTX, you say consoles were at the same level? I find it funny that the 7900GTX has benchmarks all over the internet of it attaining Max Setting 1920x1080 Resolutions at playable framerates in the Multiplatform Games at that time, Yet consoles were somehow Unable to do the same. :( IE Fear. Quake 4 Elder Scrolls Oblivion ETC.) Funny the consoles Being Handicapped at that time as well was never brought up. Another example of rudimentary implementation of Features or hardware in consoles. TOUT-ed to be the cutting edge, Real thing.
Have not upgraded my Pc in 3 years and it destroys your consoles, actually plays games in Hd, and oh yeah it's a computer something you need to have and already have that does many more thing than a console ever could. You can spend under $1,000 and have an awesome PC
pc gaming is superior but nobody's buying games for it. why?
Motherboard. MA785gm-us2h $79.99 AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition (unlocked to 4 cores overclocked to 3.6GHZ $82.99 ATI Radeon HD 5750 $129.99 (much more powerful than ps3/360 GPU Kingston HyperX NVIDIA SLI-Ready 2Gb 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) $58.99 Grand total of $351.96 TAX FREE FROM NEWEGG!! Really breaks the bank :P I had an Old HDD laying around = free or $50 for a new one. i had an old dvd drive laying around. or new $19.99 or 59 new blu ray drive. If i had to buy EVERYTHING on this list $479.96 Done, at lower than P$3 retail. Either way don't tell me I had to buy a monitor i could say you had to buy a tv for your console. Does 2560x 1600 1080x1920 on all new titles. S#^t it even runs Crysis 1600x1200 at 45 FPS.
i didnt know ps3 was priced at above 479 dollars unless youre talking about when ps3 came out but then again none of that stuff on the list was that cheap when the ps came out
Regardless This sytem is 2 to 4 times more powerful than the ps3. so look at it that way. Count pixels or whatever you need to do to understand, pc is just as cost efficient as a console depending on how high up the totem pole you want to go a PC can take you there.
It really is all about brand loyalty. You don't see people swinging around their 4 year old cell phones going, "this phone smokes the iPhone!!" "Nokia's cell phones are the bomb, Nokia FTW!!! OMG check my exclusive ringtone!" The consoles have been showing their age for years, probably since the release of Crysis.
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