If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Gamespot)   Microsoft to support the XBox 360 for three more years ... then you're XBoned   (gamespot.com) divider line 49
    More: Interesting, Microsoft, marketing executives, stern  
•       •       •

3152 clicks; posted to Geek » on 05 Sep 2013 at 5:10 PM (45 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



49 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2013-09-05 04:29:33 PM
3 more years isn't too bad.
 
2013-09-05 04:38:39 PM
11 years is a pretty good lifespan for a console, I think.
 
2013-09-05 04:40:59 PM
Knowing Microsoft, that 3 years is going to turn into 4 years and then 5 years, just like they did with XP.

Incidentally, I'd be happy if Sony supports the PS3 like it did with the PS2 (the most recent game to come out on the PS2 was released in late 2012 - 6 years after the PS3's release).
 
2013-09-05 04:49:42 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-05 05:14:22 PM
That's fine for me. Around that time the kinks and issues with the next-gen consoles should be worked out and I can decide which is better based on the library and capabilities it has.

Over 100 more games planned for it is quite a bit.
 
2013-09-05 05:14:52 PM
and nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-09-05 05:15:18 PM

RexTalionis: Knowing Microsoft, that 3 years is going to turn into 4 years and then 5 years, just like they did with XP.

Incidentally, I'd be happy if Sony supports the PS3 like it did with the PS2 (the most recent game to come out on the PS2 was released in late 2012 - 6 years after the PS3's release).


I think Ms will 'support' it via third party games and indies, but I doubt you'll see any more first party stuff on it after the currently in dev games.

I suspect sony will honestly do the same to the ps3.  Gt6 will probably be its last major first party game.

Both will keep producing them so long as they continue to sell units at a pace that justifies creating them.
 
2013-09-05 05:19:54 PM

Shostie: 11 years is a pretty good lifespan for a console, I think.


PC's last a whole  lot longer.
 
2013-09-05 05:21:11 PM

Shostie: 11 years is a pretty good lifespan for a console, I think.


I'm inclined to agree. Easily twice as long of a lifespan as what previous generations were offering. (starting at NES to SNES to N64 = Starting at Xbox 360)
 
2013-09-05 05:22:09 PM

Warlordtrooper: Shostie: 11 years is a pretty good lifespan for a console, I think.

PC's last a whole  lot longer.


PC's you bought 11 years ago wouldn't be the useful for playing games.
 
2013-09-05 05:23:31 PM

Antimatter: RexTalionis: Knowing Microsoft, that 3 years is going to turn into 4 years and then 5 years, just like they did with XP.

Incidentally, I'd be happy if Sony supports the PS3 like it did with the PS2 (the most recent game to come out on the PS2 was released in late 2012 - 6 years after the PS3's release).

I think Ms will 'support' it via third party games and indies, but I doubt you'll see any more first party stuff on it after the currently in dev games.

I suspect sony will honestly do the same to the ps3.  Gt6 will probably be its last major first party game.

Both will keep producing them so long as they continue to sell units at a pace that justifies creating them.


I think Sony was caught with their pants down this generation. Launching a year later than the xb360 and costing $500-600. Despite catching up eventually I think they want the current generation to end so they can try and get back to the lead they enjoyed during the PS1/2 era.
 
2013-09-05 05:23:38 PM
I wonder if the--

Nope. Can't even finish the thought. I remember when I transitioned from PS2 to 360, I did so because the PS2 games at that point were largely ports put together by the infant sons and daughters of the unlucky D-list dev teams to get the assignments. My guess is after this year, the 360 & PS3 will get the same treatment.
 
2013-09-05 05:25:14 PM

Carth: Warlordtrooper: Shostie: 11 years is a pretty good lifespan for a console, I think.

PC's last a whole  lot longer.

PC's you bought 11 years ago wouldn't be the useful for playing games.


I'm thinking of going through some of my old computers to see if I can find one that I can use to play this in DOS, because DOSBox is giving me a lot of trouble.

upload.wikimedia.org
static.giantbomb.com
 
2013-09-05 05:35:02 PM

Carth: Antimatter: RexTalionis: Knowing Microsoft, that 3 years is going to turn into 4 years and then 5 years, just like they did with XP.

Incidentally, I'd be happy if Sony supports the PS3 like it did with the PS2 (the most recent game to come out on the PS2 was released in late 2012 - 6 years after the PS3's release).

I think Ms will 'support' it via third party games and indies, but I doubt you'll see any more first party stuff on it after the currently in dev games.

I suspect sony will honestly do the same to the ps3.  Gt6 will probably be its last major first party game.

Both will keep producing them so long as they continue to sell units at a pace that justifies creating them.

I think Sony was caught with their pants down this generation. Launching a year later than the xb360 and costing $500-600. Despite catching up eventually I think they want the current generation to end so they can try and get back to the lead they enjoyed during the PS1/2 era.


Sony's issue was they let Ken dream too much without actually bothering to talk about how well the device would preform and how much it would cost them.

the cell was a neat idea:  cloud computing in the home, where all your devices using cell could add power to each other.  I'm just not sure how the CELL they designed was suppose to do that.  In the end, ARM was the company that succeeded in putting all their chips in damn near everything, though there is no home cloud with them yet.

There was a reason they basically took him away from the project and let Kaz handle it, and then gave the ps4 to Cerny.

That being said, they aren't going to abandon it now.  It's finally profitable as a system, and well, they own the market in asia, most of Europe, etc.  They are in a good place to sell it as a budget console for the next few years till the ps4 really hits it's peak.

The 360 is much the same.  At this point, it's all just gravy, and MS will milk their uk/US sales till the xbone is full steam.

Nintendo was the only one who basically mercy killed the wii before the end, abandoning the console a good year before the wii U was available.  They seem to forget it even exists these days, so focused on wii U.  The DS at least got some AAA titles post 3ds.
 
2013-09-05 05:42:21 PM

RexTalionis: Knowing Microsoft, that 3 years is going to turn into 4 years and then 5 years, just like they did with XP.

Incidentally, I'd be happy if Sony supports the PS3 like it did with the PS2 (the most recent game to come out on the PS2 was released in late 2012 - 6 years after the PS3's release).


Sony was still manufacturing the PS2 until earlier this year.  Consoles generally have a 10 year lifespan.
 
2013-09-05 05:43:36 PM

gingerjet: Consoles generally have a 10 year lifespan.


No, consoles this past generation had a 10 year lifespan because neither Microsoft nor Sony wanted to shell out for R&D for the next generation after incurring so much cost in the last generation.
 
2013-09-05 05:44:32 PM

Warlordtrooper: Shostie: 11 years is a pretty good lifespan for a console, I think.

PC's last a whole  lot longer.


Oh - that's so cute.
 
2013-09-05 05:46:45 PM

RexTalionis: gingerjet: Consoles generally have a 10 year lifespan.

No, consoles this past generation had a 10 year lifespan because neither Microsoft nor Sony wanted to shell out for R&D for the next generation after incurring so much cost in the last generation.


And really how much RD do you need to take a midrange gaming PC and stick it in a small box.
 
2013-09-05 05:51:25 PM

Warlordtrooper: Shostie: 11 years is a pretty good lifespan for a console, I think.

PC's last a whole  lot longer.


That's a good one, nearly feel out my chair.
 
2013-09-05 05:57:05 PM
nxeassets.xbox.com
And coming this fall, Xbox is proud to announce our goal to develop one-hundred games for the Nintendo Entertainment System over the next three years, including Halo One, which will ship in a 272-cartridge Limited Edition format.  Wow.  I can't wait to see how much damage is done to the environment in order to make a single copy of Halo One.
 
Ant
2013-09-05 06:04:40 PM
I'll probably end up getting an XBone. I have a Xbox 360, PS3, and a Wii, but the one that gets used most for actual gaming is the Xbox. I haven't found any PS3 exclusives that I actually like, aside from Little Big Planet, and maybe Gran Turismo (although I like Forza better). I really dislike games that are too Japanese.
 
2013-09-05 06:07:26 PM

Ant: I'll probably end up getting an XBone. I have a Xbox 360, PS3, and a Wii, but the one that gets used most for actual gaming is the Xbox. I haven't found any PS3 exclusives that I actually like, aside from Little Big Planet, and maybe Gran Turismo (although I like Forza better). I really dislike games that are too Japanese.


You didn't like Last of Us? I think Sony first party devs are close to rivaling Nintendo.
 
Ant
2013-09-05 06:11:03 PM

Carth: Ant: I'll probably end up getting an XBone. I have a Xbox 360, PS3, and a Wii, but the one that gets used most for actual gaming is the Xbox. I haven't found any PS3 exclusives that I actually like, aside from Little Big Planet, and maybe Gran Turismo (although I like Forza better). I really dislike games that are too Japanese.

You didn't like Last of Us? I think Sony first party devs are close to rivaling Nintendo.


I've never seen it. Maybe I'll check it out. I'm not a big Nintendo fan though.
 
2013-09-05 06:25:02 PM

Carth: Ant: I'll probably end up getting an XBone. I have a Xbox 360, PS3, and a Wii, but the one that gets used most for actual gaming is the Xbox. I haven't found any PS3 exclusives that I actually like, aside from Little Big Planet, and maybe Gran Turismo (although I like Forza better). I really dislike games that are too Japanese.

You didn't like Last of Us? I think Sony first party devs are close to rivaling Nintendo.


pretty much this. the ps3 exclusives are so much more interesting and creative than the xbox 360 ones. assuming this will be the same for the ps4, that's the next-gen console i'm buying this time around.
 
2013-09-05 06:30:37 PM

Carth: Ant: I'll probably end up getting an XBone. I have a Xbox 360, PS3, and a Wii, but the one that gets used most for actual gaming is the Xbox. I haven't found any PS3 exclusives that I actually like, aside from Little Big Planet, and maybe Gran Turismo (although I like Forza better). I really dislike games that are too Japanese.

You didn't like Last of Us? I think Sony first party devs are close to rivaling Nintendo.


I kind of think that Microsoft's first party devs don't nearly have the reputation that people make them out to have. I perused through a listing of Microsoft Studios' franchises and the only ones that were big hits in the last several years (and are coming next generation) are:

Fable
Halo
Killer Instinct
Project Gotham Racing
Quantum Break
Forza
Crimson Dragon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Studios
 
2013-09-05 06:30:52 PM

Ant: I'll probably end up getting an XBone. I have a Xbox 360, PS3, and a Wii, but the one that gets used most for actual gaming is the Xbox. I haven't found any PS3 exclusives that I actually like, aside from Little Big Planet, and maybe Gran Turismo (although I like Forza better). I really dislike games that are too Japanese.


sure, whatever works for you, i found myself switching back and forth between all 3 consoles last gen (before ditching them all for steam 2 years ago)... i can't really say i had a favorite, they all did their own things great (and a lot of things poorly)... i will say that when i only owned a ps3 from 2007 until the end of 2008 i got burned a lot with sony's offerings

the worst thing you can do for yourself is listen to the hype, just playing what you want to play rarely goes wrong
 
2013-09-05 06:32:40 PM

RexTalionis: Carth: Warlordtrooper: Shostie: 11 years is a pretty good lifespan for a console, I think.

PC's last a whole  lot longer.

PC's you bought 11 years ago wouldn't be the useful for playing games.

I'm thinking of going through some of my old computers to see if I can find one that I can use to play this in DOS, because DOSBox is giving me a lot of trouble.


I have no idea how to help you other than to say that I still play a lot of the old Build engine based DOS games. Namely redneck rampage because I'm silly like that. the Key was putting XP into windows 98 compatabilty mode and installing various shell drivers and emulators for the sound and video environments.

no DOS box used at all.

point being, if the game was popular enough, there should at least be fan support to keep the game running.
in the case of build engine? The actual guy who built.... build, came uo with most of the enviromental drivers to use it on modern hardware.

with all that said.. I'm still using XP and have yet to upgrade my gaming console past a gen1 Xbox... of course, I'm, also the kind of person who would scratch build a analogue PONG console.
 
2013-09-05 06:37:00 PM
I canceled my PS4 pre-order, just because I'm not interested in spending that much this year, and I decided that-- since I have a bunch of games purchased in Xbox Live from years past-- I'd go back to the Xbox 360 for a couple more years. So this article is good news for me.

Especially since the price of the 360 is dropping. I found a new 250GB console bundle with two games and the headset for $50 more than the 4GB nothing-included Xbox. A little trading, and bang I'm back into my games and add-ons, and bonus-- The HBO Go actually works on the Xbox 360 with Comcast, while it didn't with my Roku.

Now, if only Xfinity would work without needing to be on Xfinity Internet. Comcast's lame streaming requirements are chapping my ass.
 
2013-09-05 06:39:15 PM

Cerebral Knievel: I have no idea how to help you other than to say that I still play a lot of the old Build engine based DOS games. Namely redneck rampage because I'm silly like that. the Key was putting XP into windows 98 compatabilty mode and installing various shell drivers and emulators for the sound and video environments.


I might wind up just running DOS in a virtual machine in one of my desktops. When I ran A Final Unity in 1996, I had a ton of trouble getting it to run back then, too (and I had a Windows 95 machine at the time). No biggy. I've waited 17 years to play it again, I can wait some more.
 
2013-09-05 06:42:37 PM
Yeah... I plan to play Watchdogs, too, but I don't need no stinking PS4 or XBoxOne to do it. My PC is more than up to the task.
 
2013-09-05 06:46:56 PM

ZeroCorpse: Yeah... I plan to play Watchdogs, too, but I don't need no stinking PS4 or XBoxOne to do it. My PC is more than up to the task.


After seeing that 15 minute clip Watch Dogs is starting to look more like Assassins Creed in modern times. Ubisoft definately has an idea what an open world game should play like. Hopefully it lives up to the original expectations.
 
2013-09-05 06:52:03 PM
A PC version of GTAV should be out by then. After that I really have no interest in anything I can't also get on PC.
 
2013-09-05 07:20:30 PM
Maybe it's how I grew up, but I still like PC gaming much more than Xbox or Wii.  Of course my Atari 2600 still works, and I have about 50 games for that that I'll play for ols time's sake.
kstella.sourceforge.net
 
Ant
2013-09-05 07:58:10 PM

AdamK: the worst thing you can do for yourself is listen to the hype, just playing what you want to play rarely goes wrong


I'm not loyal to one or the other. I have bought a few non-exclusives for the PS3, but mostly it's just my Blu-ray/Netflix/Amazon player. PS3's music player sucks for playing off the network though. Why can't I build a playlist on the fly like I can with the Xbox?
 
2013-09-05 08:34:33 PM

Mentalpatient87: A PC version of GTAV should be out by then. After that I really have no interest in anything I can't also get on PC.


Why? PCs that can play this stuff at equivalent detail cost more. Yes they do. YES THEY DO.

And before you play the "most people already have PCs card", I'll play the "Most people have sh*tty PCs or work laptops, but not the sort of PC you are thinking" card.
 
2013-09-05 08:49:44 PM

Warlordtrooper: Shostie: 11 years is a pretty good lifespan for a console, I think.

PC's last a whole  lot longer.


So does Trigger's broom.
 
2013-09-05 09:06:45 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Mentalpatient87: A PC version of GTAV should be out by then. After that I really have no interest in anything I can't also get on PC.

Why? PCs that can play this stuff at equivalent detail cost more. Yes they do. YES THEY DO.

And before you play the "most people already have PCs card", I'll play the "Most people have sh*tty PCs or work laptops, but not the sort of PC you are thinking" card.


Why, simply to piss you off!
 
2013-09-05 09:29:56 PM

Carth: Warlordtrooper: Shostie: 11 years is a pretty good lifespan for a console, I think.

PC's last a whole  lot longer.

PC's you bought 11 years ago wouldn't be the useful for playing games.



An Xbox360 lasting 11 years would be akin to Al Bundy's crappy Dodge rolling over it's odometer.
 
2013-09-05 10:01:16 PM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Mentalpatient87: A PC version of GTAV should be out by then. After that I really have no interest in anything I can't also get on PC.

Why? PCs that can play this stuff at equivalent detail cost more. Yes they do. YES THEY DO.

And before you play the "most people already have PCs card", I'll play the "Most people have sh*tty PCs or work laptops, but not the sort of PC you are thinking" card.


Well, forgive me if I don't shed a tear for your crappy PC. Mine's up to the task, and I already own it as opposed to the new consoles which would be a separate, new purchase that would do 1/3 of what my PC already does.

I will still get a next gen console at some point, but the urgency is no longer there. They can't make a console under $500 that will be anywhere near as powerful or useful as my PC at this moment in time, and probably for the next decade. The upgrade curve has gotten much smaller.
 
2013-09-05 11:23:08 PM

Luse: Carth: Warlordtrooper: Shostie: 11 years is a pretty good lifespan for a console, I think.

PC's last a whole  lot longer.

PC's you bought 11 years ago wouldn't be the useful for playing games.


An Xbox360 lasting 11 years would be akin to Al Bundy's crappy Dodge rolling over it's odometer.


I've had mine since '05. I guess we'll see.
 
2013-09-06 12:46:16 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Mentalpatient87: A PC version of GTAV should be out by then. After that I really have no interest in anything I can't also get on PC.

Why? PCs that can play this stuff at equivalent detail cost more. Yes they do. YES THEY DO.

And before you play the "most people already have PCs card", I'll play the "Most people have sh*tty PCs or work laptops, but not the sort of PC you are thinking" card.


It depends. Your first homebuilt PC will be more expensive, but after that you can save lots of money by reusing parts that don't need replaced. The case, monitor, optical drive, input devices and hard drive can be reused/replaced later. Maybe the power source as well. Motherboard+Processor+RAM is dirt cheap. A decent video card that'll last you a while should be available for under $200. Once it's up and running, occasional expenses upgrading parts are more than balanced by savings on games, so long as you wait for sales. Sure, maybe you won't be running 3 monitors, and maybe a few years in you start having to dial down some settings, but so what?
      Honestly the current multiplatform approach to games has made PCs much more affordable, by slowing spec bloat and making hardware effective much longer.
 
2013-09-06 07:41:45 AM
I haven't RROD'ed in years now after Microsoft replaced my 360 twice, so I'll take another three years.

/Of course I've just cursed myself now.
 
2013-09-06 07:55:07 AM

wraith95: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Mentalpatient87: A PC version of GTAV should be out by then. After that I really have no interest in anything I can't also get on PC.

Why? PCs that can play this stuff at equivalent detail cost more. Yes they do. YES THEY DO.

And before you play the "most people already have PCs card", I'll play the "Most people have sh*tty PCs or work laptops, but not the sort of PC you are thinking" card.

It depends. Your first homebuilt PC will be more expensive, but after that you can save lots of money by reusing parts that don't need replaced. The case, monitor, optical drive, input devices and hard drive can be reused/replaced later. Maybe the power source as well. Motherboard+Processor+RAM is dirt cheap. A decent video card that'll last you a while should be available for under $200. Once it's up and running, occasional expenses upgrading parts are more than balanced by savings on games, so long as you wait for sales. Sure, maybe you won't be running 3 monitors, and maybe a few years in you start having to dial down some settings, but so what?
      Honestly the current multiplatform approach to games has made PCs much more affordable, by slowing spec bloat and making hardware effective much longer.


yeah, having built both low-end and high-end PC's you can build a good one nowadays for dirt cheap... really the emphasis for a good gaming PC should be the GPU, because games don't really push CPU's an awful lot anymore, and that's where AMD comes in with bang-for-buck performance

i recently bought $2000 worth of upgrades, and really that was mostly because i also use my gaming pc as my work pc - had i not bought an i7 3930k behemoth of a cpu - which required a new motherboard, and a new psu, and a new heatsink/fan that was so big i needed a new case... i could've spent $400 on a new gpu and nothing else and be fine for the next 5 years if i was just using the thing for gaming
 
2013-09-06 08:02:32 AM
Sweet, so when I'm partying with my PS4, my 360 will still have support!

/late to this thread I know
//too little too late Microsoft, sayanora xbox brand
 
2013-09-06 10:30:10 AM
3 years of support isn't that bad actually. It may take me that long to get interested in next gen consoles again after all the bullshiat they threw out at us.

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Mentalpatient87: A PC version of GTAV should be out by then. After that I really have no interest in anything I can't also get on PC.

Why? PCs that can play this stuff at equivalent detail cost more. Yes they do. YES THEY DO.

And before you play the "most people already have PCs card", I'll play the "Most people have sh*tty PCs or work laptops, but not the sort of PC you are thinking" card.


Ding ding.

My brand new pretty decent work laptop can barely run Starcraft II...that I uhh use for work ummm stuff.  Minecraft runs ok if visibility is set to normal and I don't ride a horse.
 
2013-09-06 10:36:38 AM

dentalhilljack: I haven't RROD'ed in years now after Microsoft replaced my 360 twice, so I'll take another three years.

/Of course I've just cursed myself now.


Yeah good luck with that.  It'll die, and probably soon.  I got a brand new one in January, the 200 dollar 4 gig, and bought myself a hard drive.  4 months later I had to send it in to M$ to get fixed, and they stole my hard drive to boot.  Good times. Needless to say those scumbags will never see another dime from me after GTAV comes out.  Really wish I had bought a PS3.
 
2013-09-06 02:52:07 PM
Well, unlike the Xbone, after M$ stops supporting my X360, I'll actually still be able to play all the games that I've purchased, for as long as the machine keeps working. Since I'm a single player or split-screen coop only, the games will play exactly like they always have.

This is exactly why I'm uninterested in an Xbone.
 
2013-09-06 07:15:27 PM

wraith95: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Mentalpatient87: A PC version of GTAV should be out by then. After that I really have no interest in anything I can't also get on PC.

Why? PCs that can play this stuff at equivalent detail cost more. Yes they do. YES THEY DO.

And before you play the "most people already have PCs card", I'll play the "Most people have sh*tty PCs or work laptops, but not the sort of PC you are thinking" card.

It depends. Your first homebuilt PC will be more expensive, but after that you can save lots of money by reusing parts that don't need replaced. The case, monitor, optical drive, input devices and hard drive can be reused/replaced later. Maybe the power source as well. Motherboard+Processor+RAM is dirt cheap. A decent video card that'll last you a while should be available for under $200. Once it's up and running, occasional expenses upgrading parts are more than balanced by savings on games, so long as you wait for sales. Sure, maybe you won't be running 3 monitors, and maybe a few years in you start having to dial down some settings, but so what?
      Honestly the current multiplatform approach to games has made PCs much more affordable, by slowing spec bloat and making hardware effective much longer.


Sort of.  Depends on the march of technology, your skills in choosing your initial parts, and disruptions in terms of Os's and new functions that demand upgrades.  To really get the most out of your PC games in terms of functionality, features, performance, etc, the areas where PC games can really shine, you need to upgrade fairly often.

It still doesn't solve the price issue ether.  Consoles will always be cheaper, baring some major shift in PC prices.  Paying for upgrades to stay current would still give you an overall greater sunk cost then the console side would, less you are buying multiple consoles at launch or something.

As much as I love my PC and gaming on it, I'm finding it harder and harder to justify the costs as console power increases.  My next round of upgades, whenever they happen, will probably be the last I can really justify just for gaming.

stewbert: Well, unlike the Xbone, after M$ stops supporting my X360, I'll actually still be able to play all the games that I've purchased, for as long as the machine keeps working. Since I'm a single player or split-screen coop only, the games will play exactly like they always have.

This is exactly why I'm uninterested in an Xbone.


MS scraped the always on DRM for the xbone after they were slaughtered by ps4 preorders.
 
2013-09-06 08:43:54 PM

Antimatter: Sort of. Depends on the march of technology, your skills in choosing your initial parts, and disruptions in terms of Os's and new functions that demand upgrades. To really get the most out of your PC games in terms of functionality, features, performance, etc, the areas where PC games can really shine, you need to upgrade fairly often.

It still doesn't solve the price issue ether. Consoles will always be cheaper, baring some major shift in PC prices. Paying for upgrades to stay current would still give you an overall greater sunk cost then the console side would, less you are buying multiple consoles at launch or something.


Dude, I think you're upgrading too much, especially these days. My point earlier was since most games are multi-platform now, you simply don't see the huge jumps in requirements that used to occur in PC games. Sure, If you always want to run new games at ultra high quality, you have to upgrade fairly often, but if that's not important to you, your hardware should have a lifespan approaching a console cycle. Building a PC to match a ps4 or xbone would probably be expensive, but my current computer will probably play those games just fine on lower settings. Since console hardware is basically locked until the next gen, I can catch up later when the costs have gone down.

I'd also argue that the major draw of PC games right now is price. I have almost 300 games in my steam library, many (but not most) of them AAA titles, with an average cost of a few dollars a game. I could stop buying games entirely and never upgrade my computer again and still have a few years worth of games
to play.
 
Displayed 49 of 49 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report