GamerZines writes: In honour of the lovely tech people finally upgrading our office gaming rigs, we thought we'd compile a list to celebrate the magnificence which only the PC provides.
1. Games library that will put any platform to shame. This includes all the classics, current gen games, roms from nes, snes, n64, ps1,ps2, wii and the arcade and much much more. 2. Games cheaper by 10-20usd at launch thats huge when you buy 20 games a year(20 * 15usd= 300usd saved a year thats enough to buy a high end gpu). 3. Discounts on DD services are insane(bought bioshock 2 for 14usd, metro 2033 for 24usd) 4. a 4yr old gpu now outperformance anything a console can do, 100usd gpus of today provide enough power to run 95% games of today in 1080p. 5. Backward compatibility that will have console gamers wish they never got charged for HD remakes. Yep its true you can today play most of 10yr old titles from the Past on the PC in HD resolutions and you dont need to pay anyone to do it. 6. The platform is completely self repairable. Ever had a dvd-bluray drive on a console fail, then have to buy a new console. Doesnt happen with PC, disk drive fails gets replaced, PSU fails gets replaced(under warranty or new if no warranty). 7. PC platform provides largest verity of controllers, can use mouse keyboard, 360 controller, DS3, wii mote.
Yeah but all your ROMS and emulators are ILLEGAL!
I can give more than 6 why it sucks
Not if you own a physical copy.
Emulators technically aren't illegal. It's the roms that are illegal. But who cares? FBI/Cops don't give a crap about people playing on emulators. Do you think that they'll go to every single person who has one? -_-
eh at least I can insert my Snake Eater disc into my PC and play it. Backwards compatability is overrated?
I remember that PC on the pic was being sold for £3.5k in PCWORLD.co.uk 2 years ago. I am a PC/PS3 gamer but most of my favourite games in the last 2 years have been on the PS3... I don't get why people assume the PC always has the best games because unless you are into strategy games (which i hate) than consoles get some really good exclusive games that you must play. I could never allow myself to miss out on UC2 MGS4 KZ2 LBP or GoW 3 and Motorstorm. Those games are amazing on all levels (apart from KZ2 which lacks a bit on the story) All in all I think everyone needs a PC and a PS3 not just on of them. EDIT: Oh and there is GT5 you can't miss out on that game if you like cars!!!
Starcraft 2 is near lol
Technically, ROMs and emulators aren't really illegal anymore. Say I want to play Strider on the Genesis. Even IF I don't own the physical copy, Capcom no longer makes a profit from the game anymore and hasn't for years so if I play a ROM on my PC I'm technically not stealing from anybody. The regular law does stipulate that you must own a physical copy of the game in order for a "backup" ROM to be legal, but even then do you really think the cops and FBI are going to chase down every single person in the country with an illegal ROM? A tonne of the developers who made 8-bit, 16-bit and even 32-bit ROMs aren't even in business anymore, so who exactly am I stealing from if companies don't lose money from my ROMs? :)
"a 4yr old gpu now outperformance anything a console can do, 100usd gpus of today provide enough power to run 95% games of today in 1080p" cough cough *flexes transistors. 8800gtx
The freaking games!!! PC elitists can quote specs all they want, but when it comes down to it, most of them are still playing old stuff like counter strike, diablo 2 and starcraft.... The PC as a platform has no response to the likes of Gears 2, Uncharted 2, Killzone 2 and Halo 3. Not to mention the complete disregard for fighting games on pc... Whatever....
new =/= better Halo- nothing has been done that has not been done on PC at a much higher level. Custom Edition released on PC has better stuff than 3 lmao Gears series- One released on PC, no one liked it. Uncharted- k KZ2- nothing original. you're just listing games you like, and it seems your only defence when PC gamers list their favourite games is is that theyre old. well old is only a bad thing when new things do it better.
Does anyone really think killzone 2 and halo are considerably better shooters than the wide range of what Pc has to offer? I certainly do not. KZ2 for one relies on its visuals even more than crysis, which is the better game and happens to look a lot better too. There are dozens of great Pc online shooters that are more fun to play IMO than halo. Take your pick
What people don't seem to get is that it is different genres who thrive on PC and Consoles, the only genre which is good on both PC and Consoles is FPS.
Yep you're right Substance... But does it have Uncharted, God of War and all those other great console exclusives? Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of PC gaming, but the bleating of PC fanboys just comes across as insecurity and trying to justify their purchases. And just because PC's can do higher res, doesn't mean it has better looking games. Yes yes, we ALL know about Crysis - we've been hearing about it long enough - but there's this thing called art direction too. And I have seen very few, if any, PC games match the art direction of God of War or Uncharted 2. Can't we all just get along!!
HL2, Zeno Clash, Samorost 2, hundreds of indie dev's, Machinarium, need i go on? console games dont do anything new because the developers cant. they have to make millions or the developers get cut up and closed down. look at Clover. Okami was a great, beautiful game. didnt sell well, cut!!! dismantled!!! unemployed. dont come in here with "art direction" crap when talking about PC games. your argument wont fly. what most console gamers dont realize is that there is sooooo much more their games can be doing. but developers are hand strung by limitations that consoles inherently have. dont you want more from your games? or are you ok with lackluster experiences that could be far better on a far better gaming platform?
PC has some of the most beautiful games ever made. So many indie titles trying new and innovative gameplay and visual styles.
also gaming pc's make damn good work and media pc's useful for way more than just games
1. Mods 2. Biggest game library 3. High resolutions 4. Backwards compatibility 5. Upgradable- this is a good thing because u can decide whether or not to upgrade u arent forced to buy a new comp unlike the consoles when their generation is up or has failed. 6. Precise controls 7. Cheaper hardware and the trend shows that graphics hardware is getting cheaper and less costly to play games in 1080p 8. Cheaper games 9. Steam, nuff said 10. RTS, MMO - two big genres, most of its games r only playable on the PC 11. Emulators More than six reason already why u should game on a pc. Much better gaming experience than a console But console trolls come and either say "bu..bu TEH PC CANTZ PLEY DEH UNCHARTED 2 AND TEH PS3 EXCLUSIVESZ" well, can u play pc exclusives? There r several pc exclusives already in 2010, more than both consoles put together. Dont believe me? Check this link out: http://adrianwerner.wordpre... Then another argument is: "bu..bu YOU CANT HOOKZ UP DEH PC TO TV AND SITZ ON DEH COUCHZ" well, u can hook up ur pc to a television and game on a couch then theyll try to win the argument by saying "bu..bu TEH PC ISZ VERY EXPENSIVEZ , MORE DAN PS3" yes the pc is more expensive but u get what u pay for. Some of u say pc costs like 2000 dollars when a good pc can actually cost 800 dollars. Sure its more than a console but pc gamers get cheaper games so in the end, in the long term, pc gamers have more money than console gamers out of desperation the last argument will be "bu..bu NOBODY CAREZ" NO one cares about the ps3 and sony and how theyre god too. No one cares if u worship the sony god and no one cares if the cell is da best (even though a pentium can defeat it)
This is common knowledge. No need to make another PC thread about the advantages of PC gaming over console gaming. @i find it funny I can give 20 more reasons why Console gaming sucks. Your point?
no platform is absolutely superior, every one of them have their advantages and disadvantages, and that causes people to prefer some over others, but there's no factual way of proving that "this" > "that"
There are a lot of console exclusives that PC only owners can't play. I would die if I couldn't play GOW 3, Uncharted 2, or Killzone 2. And those games look better than 3/4 of all PC games. -_-
You mean you have to play those three games until you die of old age? What is the name of this illness? But seriously, tastes vary. GoW3 and KZ2 are certainly pretty good shooters, but I don't see anything worth dying for there. I don't know Uncharted 2, but from what I've heard it seems to be a revised Tomb Raider clone. I also don't see much replay value in those games, so either you play only a few minutes a day or you will be dead in another three weeks.
LOL!!! i love QTE's!!!! they are to die for!!!! UC2 is my 3rd fav game of all time. but i wouldnt have died if i didnt play it. KZ2 is the most bland, uninspired game ive played in years. if that is your standard of a good game, then well, you have pretty low standards.
i want to play team fortress2 and half life 2 again.the only thing that's stopping me is my budget. i don't know how to build my own pc and don't have the time to do it.
http://pc.ncix.com/ncixpc/n... http://pc.ncix.com/ncixpc/n... http://forums.whatthetech.c... http://www.maximumpc.com/ar... You can even buy a pr-made PC for $800 from Dell that will run most games at 1080p 40+fps in high. http://www1.dell.com/ca/bus...
see i like consoles too but i know that the pc can do so much more. i play emulators all the time on it lol.
here is a budget build http://www.tomshardware.com... its for 550usd it can run mw2 @1080p around 80-90fps crysis in high settings 1080p runs in 35-40fps.
It isn't hard and takes less time than you think. I remember freaking out when I made my first build from scratch, but it was really easy and a lot of fun in the end.
If you've ever played with Legos, you can build a PC; it's that easy. Even though I had a friend recently tryed to build a PC and ended up putting thermal paste in the cpu socket. I'm sure if you look up PC on the N4g search engine, you can find articles to help you out building a pc that gets you the most bang for your buck.
building a pc takes an hour max and i've done jigsaws harder than putting pc together.
the dude that applied for a managing job with a premier league side based on his results and experience with football manager?
was it Fabio Cappello?
Bahahahaha Theo that was pro. @ Cranberry - cheers mate, couldn't remember which club it was.
It was Middlesborough and Steve Gibson was an absolute legend when getting in touch with the applicant. http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
that was off topic, but still funny
#7 because you can't circle fap to console specs
that again means buying extra hardware. PC doesnt need that.
The fact that games are cheaper. Yes the hardware is more expensive but even new releases are $10 cheaper than consoles. Just got Bioshock 2 off of steam for $14. Still a $60 game for 360 most of the time.
shame that PC gaming requires a lot of money input to ensure that you get the full graphical experience
while the console versions town down the graphics to the point that it's not even running in HD. Running COD4 in 1080P all high textures and AAx4 running at over 100+ fps compared to the console versions that is like 640p with no AA and low/mid textures running at locked 60fps.
No it doesn't.
shame that consoles can never be upgraded with some hard earned cash, it's like gaming communism...
to have gaming rig, base console (in my case PS3, others may prefer 360 or even Wii) for exclusive games/console experience (love it) and a portable console (PSP for me but DS also awesome) thats the perfect set up, but it takes cash! =O PC is a must for a complete gaming experience though, especially for FPS's and Strategy games!!
It is what I have.. PS3, 360 and Wii for games that don't come out on PC, along with the great exclusives PC for everything else, if a game is coming out on PC i'd likely get it on that (unless it is a Ubisoft game with the stupid DRM which i refuse to support). I recognise that the PC doesn't get the same kind of support that the first parties give to their consoles, but the online communities spawning from mods and maps, dedicated servers on games, the massive range of ways to communicate, the vastly superior control options, much better hardware and no limitations (other than the developers) make the PC a great platform to game on. I'm not taking anything away from consoles, because i love them too - but the PC always feels like a very exclusive, social and drama-free (very few stupid fanboys) and that is why i'll always love it.
I have a 9800gt/wii/psp :)
Of course PC gaming is better, and it's always going to be better. Like I said in a previous post, the only thing a PC cant do that a console can, is play it's exclusives. And in fact, that will change over time when emulators come out. I can give a lot more than 6 reasons why PC gaming "rocks". Also, for Ju, who believes that a PC is not capable of being used without a mouse and keyboard, any controller can function as a mouse and keyboard with certain software, jackass. Please quit confusing a console with the capabilities of a PC and it's community.
Playing Sniper : Ghost Warrior right now. Really enjoying it, although it has a few quirks.
starcraft 2 got leaked yesterday lol proof http://img808.imageshack.us... http://img293.imageshack.us...
yeah thats why most gaming news is about console gaming, because so many people care about PC. dont get me wrong i having a gaming pc and some games are better on pc, but the fact is i cant play GOW3, LBP, MGS4 Alan wake, Gran turismo etc etc on my pc, soooo yeah plus upgrading all the time is BS
You own a gaming PC, but you apparently upgrade it constantly. Why do I doubt this?
why would need to upgrade all time more like ever 2-3 years when a game needs more cores or when graphics card comes out of date and that takes years.
ofcourse its over the course of 3-4 years but u know what happens? u go from playing at high specs to medium high to med etc etc. while a consoles life normally see's increase in performance and last 8-10 years. dont get me wrong, games like fallout, obvlivion and mass effect are way better on pc but theres downsides to pc gaming aswell
There is one golden reason why console gaming is better, it's just easy. No configuring operating systems, graphics settings or drivers. No making sure you fit the minimum specs and upgrading every time a new Crysis is released. No sharing the PC with the other half so she can play FarmVille or Solitaire. You just put in the disc and play, simples.
Not everyone likes having everything stupidly simple.
Nop, that's a golden reason why PC gaming is better, tweeking you OS and drivers setting. You can't make your games look and run better, we can.
From the rebuttals I see here, there is no reason to freak out on how PC gaming rocks. The article never said Console gaming sucked. It only gave the reasons why PC Gaming is great. People should be open minded about things and not get slaved to a single platform. Yes, I agree with mauleriscool about true 1080p gaming with COD4 and other games. Heck, even Freedom Force, which I bought from Steam dirt cheap $2, supports 1920x1080p. If there is a multiplatform game that is available for PC, I would get the PC version if I can. It's just my personal preference - with the same price I will get a better experience (plus the fact I'm just feel at home with a mouse and keyboard). I originally played GTAIV on PS3 and I grabbed the PC version from Steam for $4.99 recently. I didn't know what I was missing with regards to crisp graphics and the density of Liberty City. Of course there are titles that I would love to play that are only available for consoles, and that's why I have a PS3,too. If the 360S proves more reliable than the Elite, then I might grab one this Christmas. I've been holding off on being part of the 360 crowd because of that notorious RRoD. One thing I can't break free of PC gaming is because of Civilization III and IV (and soon V). The first Playstation had Civilization 2, but the AI wasn't that great. If anybody here loves console gaming, great, I'm happy for you. We just love PC gaming, too. And I can afford keeping up the overkill of my PC's on games.
i dont care how great pc gaming is, pc gamers are usually snotty and stuck up assholes
What kind of comment was this then? LOL...
Gamers are whiny uniformed litle fanboy kids that are immature. BUh BUH the cell!
Keyboard and mouse kinda sucks some times.
For platformers but it is the only way to play strategy games. Real time strategy happens to be my favorite genre.
"Keyboard and mouse kinda sucks some times." Not for FPS or Strategy & RPG. maybe platformers and racers neither one i'll play on PC just with a joypad on a console.
http://www.youtube.com/watc... Thanks Sony you do care!! Please lie to yourself and say this is not true next gen!!!
All i have to say is PC gaming for life!
"As if we needed any reminding" covers it.