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(Games Industry International)   Sorry, console fanboys, but no next-gen console will ever out compete a high-end PC again. Truth to the left; Denial to the right   (gamesindustry.biz) divider line 17
    More: Obvious, system console, Crytek, non-disclosure agreement, denials, console wars, Eurogamer  
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6506 clicks; posted to Geek » on 23 Feb 2013 at 9:30 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-02-23 04:55:47 PM  
9 votes:
fc03.deviantart.net
2013-02-23 09:41:32 PM  
3 votes:
i50.tinypic.com
2013-02-23 07:31:46 PM  
3 votes:
I'd rather wait 10 minutes for a game to install on my Playstation then spend an hour tracking down drivers. At least I can do it unattended and do something productive while I wait, like whack off or something.
2013-02-24 09:33:48 PM  
2 votes:

Giltric: People will spend 1k on a laptop to do work on and another couple hundred on a console...why not spend all of it on the laptop and play games with it?


Because I'm not poor.
2013-02-23 09:45:19 PM  
2 votes:

Mr. Fuzzypaws: I'd rather wait 10 minutes for a game to install on my Playstation then spend an hour tracking down drivers. At least I can do it unattended and do something productive while I wait, like whack off or something.


You can't whack off while installing drivers? Just goes to show: consoles are for amateurs. PCs are for pros, bros.
2013-02-24 11:53:12 AM  
1 votes:
This is my favorite internet b*tch fight.

"The way I waste time and get a false feeling of accomplishment is better than the way you do it!"
2013-02-24 09:27:03 AM  
1 votes:

d22zlbw5ff7yk5.cloudfront.net


Consoles:
* No need for constant expensive upgrades
* Integrated hardware between CPU and video tends to be faster than even some high-range PCs for the first few years
* Even at the end of its life, a modern console still has killer graphics and sound, almost on par with the latest PC graphics (ie: latest Devil May Cry vs. Crysis 3)
* Comes with dual stick controller, which just works better for some games (third person, puzzle, action)
* Less occurrence of cheating
* No driver bullshiat or configuration required
* Consoles are just more popular than PC gaming, so the community is larger

PC Gaming:
* Capable of being at the top of the graphics food chain
* Comes with mouse/keyboard, which just works better for some games (FPS, complex strategy, MMO, flight sims)
* More customizability and access to mods
* Steam tends to be on top of the market value for PC gaming (though, consoles will wise up soon enough)
* Many games start out as PC games, so there's a greater access to some types of games (esp indies)
* Greater access to where you can play them (laptops in the car, for example)

Why argue? Why have this war? Everybody should know these points and just acknowledge that both have their pros and cons. I play games on both. I also play games on my phone, which is absent in this debate. Or my NDS.
2013-02-24 08:34:12 AM  
1 votes:
See, PC gamers drive like THIS, but console gamers drive like THIS.

Got my gaming start on consoles but Steam got me back into the PC fold. Part of that though is that for work reasons I have a pretty beefy rig at home that wasn't intended for gaming, but it can run most modern stuff. I've never bothered to have a PC above the $400 off-the-shelf WalMart Dells before this because I never did much with them beyond coding and browsing and media, part of that is because I don't like trying to untangle all the different processors and graphics cards and mobos and ask for advice on various sites and check specs and alternate rigs and getting the best stuff from "last year"... I know that's playtime for a lot of folks but it sort of stresses me out and then I always still feel like I overpaid.

I think I'll still go with console for primary, PC for auxiliary. But every platform has exclusives worth mentioning.
2013-02-24 01:12:35 AM  
1 votes:
www.gamasutra.com
Sears! You n00bs.
2013-02-24 01:11:01 AM  
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: As far as I can tell, gaming PCs are for shut-ins who want to play 18 hours of some MMO per day, and consoles are for people who otherwise have a life but who want to plug and play some fun games a few hours a week.

Building a pc to play games seems like building a coffee table to play Monopoly on.


ITT: The generation of smartphone and social media users asserts that another demographic is hopelessly addicted to technology and the internet.
2013-02-23 11:21:13 PM  
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: 0. Like it or not, games like Angry Birds, Farmville, Cut the Rope, and Fruit Ninja are "real" videogames, and no biatching about how "real" gamers only play Call of Duty, Crysis, and World of Warcraft is going to change the fact that casual gaming has been more popular than twitch/FPS gaming since the invention of Pong, followed by the popularity of Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Tetris, Myst, Lemmings, and thousands of other casual titles that were played by more people than any FPS or RTS, ever.


I dislike Angry Birds, Farmville, Call of Duty AND World of Warcraft.  I DON'T KNOW WHERE I FIT IN! :'(
2013-02-23 10:45:08 PM  
1 votes:
Main thing I hate about console gaming:  Load times.  That being said, I think there's a market for both.  Sometimes I just want to sit on a couch with a controller in my hand, and sometimes I want to sit at a desk and game with a mouse and keyboard.
2013-02-23 10:19:11 PM  
1 votes:
www.mopo.ca
2013-02-23 09:53:03 PM  
1 votes:
fusillade762: This right here. Absolutely cannot play any FPS with a console controller.

I can play a FPS on anything.

Likewise, I played racing games on a PC with a mouse and keyboard.

// as a joke once, I played a level in halo using a Guitar Hero guitar ... I would never do that in multiplayer though ... unless I was playing against other people who were using Guitars.
2013-02-23 09:43:32 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-02-23 09:35:43 PM  
1 votes:
I gave up pc gaming once I hooked the xbox up to a nice big screen tv and played it kicked back in a nice comfortable chair.

nows theres nothing on my lap except your mom.
2013-02-23 07:15:13 PM  
1 votes:
Current gen consoles are pretty damned good, and next gen will be better, but I like my MSI laptop with it's guts stuffed full of gaming hardware.

Here's the crazy... I was just contemplating getting a second 57" TV and mounting on the other wall so we could play on two consoles at once. I've been making stupid amounts of money.
 
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