Dan Greenawalt - "PC is an Unstable platform"

GB : This is what Greenwalt had to say, “There are a lot of PCs that are really powerful now and yet a lot of the games don’t look much better because it’s an unstable platform. You have to make it for the lowest common denominator. So, would more power and more RAM help? Always. But it wouldn’t help immediately.”

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CrimsonEngage3206d ago

Nails been hit on the head. PC players can always argue that PC > console but that doesn't matter unless your PC is a monster and the truth is there are more people with PC's that are about as powerful as an Xbox.

reynod3206d ago

Dont need a monster PC to out do a console. Monster PCs from 2007 easily out did consoles. Today in 2011 a 400-500usd PC will out perform the monster PC from 2007. While consoles have stayed stagnant. Hence to out do the console experience can be done very cheaply on PC. In fact a 400-500usd machine of today will play most games maxed out at 1080p.

buddymagoo3206d ago (Edited 3206d ago )


You can buy a PS3 and a 360 for the money you are talking about. If you can afford all three and enjoy a lot (and I'm talking about a lot) of games then you really need all three. If not, a console will do just fine!

WrAiTh Sp3cTr33206d ago

And the way pc gamers talk, it's as if the graphics on their pc's make console games look llike PS2 games. Go play Gears of War would not believe your eyes.

Substance1013206d ago


Thats where most people get deluded the consoles entry price, later on only to get ripped by extremely high prices of games. Thats exactly where PC wins.

For anyone who wants to play alot of games PC gamign is easily the cheaper option.

CBaoth3206d ago

and it looked like someone smeared vaseline all over my display. Don't fret though, MS fanboy, I'd say the same thing about R3 as well. But then again I play console exclusives for the gameplay & fun, not for e-peen factor

SilentNegotiator3206d ago

400usd suggests that you have a $300 (Nix the OS) system. You are NOT going to build a decent rig with $300/400. I know, I know; "But I can steal the OS with the Internets!" - Yeah, and I could just steal a console and call it free, too.

Put $500/$600 minimum into a rig or you're wasting your time.

And of course, you can't play Uncharted 3 or Gears 3 on a PC no how powerful it why bother compare the two platforms?

DaTruth3206d ago (Edited 3206d ago )

A PC would be great... with a PS3, but I have 3 games out of 25 that had a PC release and 1080p/16xAA/60fps doesn't make me want those games I didn't want at 720p/2xAA/30fps!

ninjahunter3205d ago

People, namely console gamers have this crazy idea that if its not 1080p 60fps and maxed out settings then your not matching consoles. reality check: consoles are medium/low settings on modern pc games at 30fps with an amazing sub-720p resolution. Your not gonna break the bank to match that.

Want a fantastic recipe to match these results? Take your old 2003 pc throw away everything except the dvd drive and hard drive. now you can get a core 2 duo(2.2ghz) combined with a motherboard for $100, a nvidia 8600 gt for $35, 3gb of ram for $40, a 300watt PSU for $40, windows 7 for $85. and if you know nothing about computers you can get someone from a computer parts store to assemble it fairly cheaply (lets say $50). and the fun thing is that all these parts come with their own cooling!

Tally it up the results and thats $350 with assembly. this will play a vast majority of multiplat games at console equivilant settings at a nice 30fps. And it even does more than gaming!

or you could just buy an equivilant laptop for $500 off newegg.

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Dits3206d ago

PC games have had system requierments since day 1, not sure what this interview is telling us

Sarcasm3206d ago

It is telling us that Turn 10 are incompetent developers.

MasterD9193206d ago (Edited 3206d ago )

Consoles have become more common IMO compared to PC gaming.

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thebudgetgamer3206d ago

oh, snap. the anger is coming.

makes sense though almost every pc is different.

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