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Posted 03 January 2011 - 13:19
Posted 03 January 2011 - 15:01
thanks for the props. and yeah my typing sucks. welcome to the internet?
also treemonster, it sounds like you got a whole setup planned and it's exciting that you're psyched about getting a 360. what took you so long? you have a lot of catching up to do. and BTW i do respect you and enjoy reading your posts, but it's THE, THE, not TEH!
Posted 03 January 2011 - 15:19
Posted 03 January 2011 - 18:32
Posted 04 January 2011 - 12:57
Posted 04 January 2011 - 21:52
Posted 06 January 2011 - 17:32
meh games like gta4, kotor, etc are the exception for pc. in gta4's case it's MS pushing GFWL without supporting or QAing it properly when they should know better. they do have the experience and track record in pc games afterall. most pc games take very little effort to get working
hear what you're saying, there's been a lot of convergence in the last five years, PCs are more like consoles and consoles are more like PCs. but i don't agree that a pre-built PC is as simple to work as a 360...no way man. just look at neowin, even here you get people who can't run GTAIV on their PC, and that's a really recent game. that just doesn't happen on the 360. it's more than just popping in the disc, it's the whole experience. of course you're right that stuff on the consoles is overpriced - yeah 250GB ain't much for what you're paying, for sure. but you're paying for ease of use and guaranteed compatibility, both are never a given with the PC. even with the best assembled pre-built PC users get problems the next time a driver comes out, or MS decides to patch the OS massively, or whatever. doesn't happen on consoles. the 360, in our case.
anyway, this isn't really about PC vs 360, you're making the right move by getting the console, i already asked you what took you so long. i think you should also get used to playing FPS's with the controller...i like it a lot more than keyboard and mouse now. and i reiterate, the 360 is a great games machine but not a great media center, leave that to your PC. even something simple like playing VCD's (i know, i know, what can i say, i'm a collector) is impossible on the 360 despite what MS initially said. that's just an example. PC's way better for media.
Posted 07 January 2011 - 16:40
Posted 14 January 2011 - 09:42
actually it's called steam, and it's easier there. a large fraction of games on teh pc are available on steam. the biggest splinter for pc gaming social networking is blizz vs steam, and you can still tell your steam friends you're playing a blizz game automatically everytime you launch them by adding them to steam and launching from there(i honestly wish they'd take this one step furtherand detect the .exe launch automatically from teh desktop short cut for example). and with steam i can create my own community page, add members and post, set up events, monitor members game time usage and other stats, link pics and videos, text chat, start voice chat with online members, post links to my voice chat server of choice(mumble vent ts3) all without ever launching the game first, and switchign between games i don't even have to get out of my seat, or stop voice chatting with my friends.
sorry to rain on your parade.
Posted 16 January 2011 - 13:08
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Posted 17 January 2011 - 13:12
That isn't the norm on XBL. Alan Wake downloaded in about 40 minutes for me, and worked on the first try. Actually, I never had any problems downloading the Games on Demand titles, except Fable 2 (which wasn't supposed to be a free download).
a game this size would've taken an hour to download on steam. over xbl it took 5 hours.
Posted 17 January 2011 - 13:42
Posted 17 January 2011 - 13:57
Posted 17 January 2011 - 14:04