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#46 Jack Unterweger

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:57

I'd rather buy one £350 box than 2 or 3 £200+ graphics cards, £150 processors, etc.. to guarantee gaming for 10 years.


word! or buy one xbox and one 400 euro pc for internet, office, etc.... and know what you are still cheaper and better of than with a pure gaming pc. but some poeple obviously love to burn their money anyhow they can :laugh:


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:57

Yeah but the PC Master race likes to crow about how their graphics are always superior to that of consoles, try playing a latest game using a 3-4 year old graphics card, there is no way you can run them in anything higher than medium at native resolution.

I'd rather buy one £350 box than 2 or 3 £200+ graphics cards to guarantee gaming for 10 years.


My only question to you though would be: how many computers did you buy over that time though?

Also, I've bought two graphics cards at $130-140 each since 2004 (my first desktop I ever bought). That's $260-280... No one is saying that PC gaming is better, but rather that it isn't expensive as one might think. That's all...

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:13

Not even remotely.

1. Dated hardware
2. crazy expensive games for consoles
3. Poor price to gaming performance
4. PC gaming is alot more cost effective and derives more utility.
5. NO Steam, or Steam Sales, because not everyone is super rich !

End of Discussion. Period.

#49 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:15

Not even remotely.

1. Dated hardware
2. crazy expensive games for consoles
3. Poor price to gaming performance
4. PC gaming is alot more cost effective and derives more utility.
5. NO Steam, or Steam Sales, because not everyone is super rich !

End of Discussion. Period.

Ok, but what about the new consoles?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:15

My only question to you though would be: how many computers did you buy over that time though?

Also, I've bought two graphics cards at $130-140 each since 2004 (my first desktop I ever bought). That's $260-280... No one is saying that PC gaming is better, but rather that it isn't expensive as one might think. That's all...


Considering that in 2004 there were no Intel Core CPU, you either don't game or you purchased a new CPU meanwhile, meaning that you spent quite a bit more than $280.

Any 600€ PC purchased in 2006~2007 can't run games that the Xbox 360 can today. Used games for the 360 are very cheap. PC gaming is more expensive.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:17

Ok, but what about the new consoles?

They're about the same? Consoles are always going to have dated hardware compared to PCs, and games are always going to run worse or at a lower spec, that's the main benefit of having a console (The hardware is crappy, but it's consistently crappy, a launch 360 is exactly the same as a 360 made today)

Sure, PCs might cost more, but you get more out of them, at the expense of increased compatibility issues.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:20

Sure, PCs might cost more, but you get more out of them, at the expense of increased compatibility issues.


That is debatable due to crappy ports, which are quite a lot of them.

For example, this generation of DirectX (11) has been almost useless for PC games. There's still not even DX11 multithreading support in AMD drivers.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:26

My only question to you though would be: how many computers did you buy over that time though?

Also, I've bought two graphics cards at $130-140 each since 2004 (my first desktop I ever bought). That's $260-280... No one is saying that PC gaming is better, but rather that it isn't expensive as one might think. That's all...

Went from Core 2 Duo > Core 2 Quad > Core i5 Nehalem > Core i5 Sandybridge and HD4850 > GTX470 > HD5850 > HD7850 graphics wise and they are only mid range parts. Sure you can buy low to mid range GPU but to be the PC master race you need everything high end to run games at the kind of detail they like to brag about and that is EXPENSIVE.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 13:02

The only console I have ever owned is a PS1 and that was well worth the money, everything after that was just rubbish, yes graphics better but the gaames were not as originala s they were for PS1. I have been PC gaming since then. But even now I hardly switch my PC on.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 13:07

Yes, I am very interested.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 13:17

Not interested. I like my PC.

Hum... actually, yes. I am interested. I am interested to know how Sony and Microsoft will screw its customers with restrictive business practices.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 13:40

Not interested. I like my PC.

Hum... actually, yes. I am interested. I am interested to know how Sony and Microsoft will screw its customers with restrictive business practices.

What like many developers do with DRM on PC?

I'll bet you are quite happy buying digitally from Steam who don't let you trade in games.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 13:41

Interested yes, however, I do not think that i will buy one straight away.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 13:43

The only things I am looking forward too in these new consoles is.. MARIO KART :D Wave Race and maybe a new Crusin USA

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 13:53

if you really need to bring the new xbox online everytime for gaming, then definitely not. the best thing with the 360 is that u can play copied games. it makes the conosle affordable. pc gaming is too expensive and the playstation is just trash for the reason you cant play copied games.

i will keep my 360.


i suspect that most people just download their games - no matter if for consoles or pcs. i pay 2,5 euros roughly for every xbox game. and i paid 300 euros for the console - once.
with pc you have to upgrade your hardware all the time, while with consoles the game companies are forced to optimize code and other things for a given hardware spec.**
face it, pc gaming is much more expensive no matter how you calculate.


Well then by your theory that would make PC the better weapon of choice. Build a PC and pirate your games on it. Not to mention it would be MUCH easier to do on an open platform and you'll be getting the games for free. Also, don't you have to use a PC to create your "copied" games...

and it shows with games having screen taring and very bad frame rates.**