As gamers can see both Half-Life 2 and Portal are looking fantastic running on Xbox 360, and the latter looks almost identical without in-depth nit-picking.
PC users don't need a 360.
then yeah but that isn't the case. But it wouldn't make sense for a high end pc owner to downgrade to a 360 (unless its for halo3) and XBL is coming to PC.
I did not know that Portal was that graphically intense that the consoles would not be able to pull it off? Now - do the same comparison with Half- Life 2 or Team Fortress 2 - and you will see where the console lacks abilities.
PC version is noticeably sharper - not nitpicking, it's very obvious.
1920x1200 > 1280x720 pc gets the win for me.
People tell me im a MS hater fanboy because i dont like the 360. I reply "i already own a MS product". I dont NEED a 360, all the xbox games id actually want to play are better on the pc, so whats the point? Besides, i dont have to pay anyone a fee to play online on my pc or ps3. Edit: oh yea, and that game engine is kinda old now...neither game (HL2 or Portal) looks all that good in my opinion.
but 360 still almost gets it close so still good. only fanboys really nitpick for no reason
except the 360 player is obviously better.
An xbox 1 vs the xbox 360 would be a good comparison to see the difference between current and last gen hardware.
Hehe, portal is so much fun, i got it on pc and lovin it but gettoing orange box on 360 for live on team fortress. if u have a good enough pc to run these games its cool but people have to remmeber that many still got integrated gfx chip or some bullsh*t card that cant run this so 360 version is a godsend
360 looks excellent and would choose that any day over fighting with drivers, bullsh!t video cards and hunched over a keyboard and mouse like a fat nerd..
Haha Xbox 360 is a piece of junk. Sorry you lose and so does everyone that bought an Xbox 360. Defective. No HD sound. No bLU RAY. nO Blue tooth. No more big franchises. Youhave to put double a batteries in the controller like Nintendo LMAO. Halo sucks 640p. They only have tried to copy everything Sony does since day 1. They will never win. I hate micrsoft and my broken crappy system. Ihate it. Microsoft doesn't deserve to be making game consoles. They don't apologize, they just throw more money on top and try to cover it up. Microsoft is pathetic. I hate power rangers fighting aliens. GAY
One thing to note between the two Portal versions though is the difference in control. As you can see - and probably imagine - the game's puzzling antics are a lot more laid back with an Xbox 360 joypad (and less jerky), which is one of the reasons we prefer the console version over PC. bu bu bu bu teh k&m
The PC has way more accuracy and precision with the keyboard and mouse than any controller with joysticks, if you played the pc version of anything you would know that. God ignorance is bliss. (The only thing that bugs me about Kb+M is that you dont have the ability to just walk when ever you move its either your just standing there or your running)
People ask me, why don't you play on XBL ? Well the reason is because the majority of people on live are idiots like razer, etc, etc. "360 looks excellent and would choose that any day over fighting with drivers, bullsh!t video cards and hunched over a keyboard and mouse like a fat nerd.." 1. You take a high-end PC and that will smash the living hell out of consoles, any day of the week. 2. "hunched over a keyboard and mouse like a fat nerd.." so you'd rather sit hunched over like a fat moronic nerd making a stupid ass comment. 3. One more time. If you play games, make comments on a game news site, then don't throw around the word "nerd" because it just makes you look f***ing stupid. 4. "pc fanys may cry!1" Why would they ? They get most of the great titles 360 gets for $10 cheaper and 90% of the time they look better. So, yeah, great argument by another dumbass Xbot. Yahoo.
Your post read my mind. Bubbles for you.
I have a PC and a PS3 I don't see the need for a 360 at all.. XBox 360 = Poor mans PC "so you'd rather sit hunched over like a fat moronic nerd making a stupid ass comment" - Haha, great comment!!
4. "pc fanys may cry!1" Why would they ? They get most of the great titles 360 gets for $10 cheaper and 90% of the time they look better. So, yeah, great argument by another dumbass Xbot. Yahoo. for the price to run pc game as good as the great 360 games they get..... $10 is nothing.....btw how much is that new vidoe crad that just came out?
You don't need the best/newest vid cards to run games at the 360 level. a $150 geforce 7800gs card can run oblivion at max settings, bioshock and orange box at high settings and will proably be fine for gow and crysis too. Thats less than half the price of a 360.
UT3 on pc the best Video Card that will get you 30fps on pc with 8XAA @ 1280x1024 = GeForce 8800GTS 640MB priced at 430$.... i think its safe to say ps3 n 360 is the cheapest way to go.
Whatever, the recommended specs, put out by epic/midway THEMSELVES lists the nvidia 7800 card in my earlier post as the recommended card for ut3. On a decent pc that card will give you performance at or above the ps3 and the 360 level and you can buy it right now for $150, and it will probably be even cheaper by the time ut3 comes out. When you combine that with better modding, more maps and better control, pc is the way to go for ut3.
... but to price JUST the price of the video card is kind of OFF. Last time I bought a video card and sat it on a desk, it didn't do much. You still need a PC with it with RAM, and hard disk space, a decent motherboard, duel core .. etc ... so .... in the end .. do I think the PC verison looked better ... sure ... by a big enough margin to pay the extra for a PC over a console .... NOPE !!! Truth be told, I even say the margin is small. I also like the fact the games for consoles are being tested on the EXACT SAME PLATFORM and SPECS of the machine I have in my house ( my 360/PS3 is the EXACT same as the one the devs are using) I am glad I left PC gaming and went to a console. Never looked back and don't plan to any time soon. My biggest hurdle was going from Mouse and Keyboard to a Paddle. IT TOOK A WHILE, but I actually much rather a controller now. No more searching for keys to use your grenades, reload, activate and item, throw smoke .... now it is ALL in my hands. (BUT RTS for sure need a K&M) A beer in the living room in my lazy boy with a 61" HDTV to me is much more comfortable and mainly ENJOYABLE. But hey .. to each their own I guess. But I see no reason for EITHER side to try and be evangelistic and convert the other.
a 1280x720 resolution doesnt do that screen size much justice compared to running a pc with a 22" flat panel widescreen monitor at 1920x1200 or if lucky enough, 2560x1600
I can't tell you for sure how many pixels are on the screen of my 61", but I CAN TELL YOU .... regardless .... it looks FRICKEN AWSOME !! Pixel count or not. JUSTICE looks to be done VERY VERY WELL from my lazy boy. Maybe for sh!ts and giggles I will hook up my laptop to my TV
I'm both a console and PC fan but I prefer to play Half Life, Portal and TF2 on the PC as they were designed for that system, not the 360 and PS3. Much like I would rather play Halo 3 on the 360 than PC or GT5 on the PS3 then PC for example.
some of you guys are hypocrites, talking about how "only fanboys nitpick" yet when a ps3 gets a port from 360 and it's pretty much identical except for a few things, you guys bash the ps3. it's ok then, but now now? p.s. i own orange box for 360 and throughly enjoy it, i could care less if it looks "slightly" better on PC.
Bubbles for you.
i'll take that
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