And I'm still waiting for rockstar to make a decent port. I can't even run LA noire on my much higher than average machine.
rage is the engine used by gtaiv and max payne 3, la noire uses a custom engine by team bondi, it also doesn't have euphoria
also, rockstar proved that euphoria and rage can run on a modern computer at 60 fps with max settings fairly easily, gtaiv and la noire were just shit ports
la noire used havok, a physics engine basically used universally throughout the industry
seriously, just play max payne 3, that is probably the best pc version of any game made in the last 3 years, i swear
At this rate, my 360 may actually die before the next one is released. I was wondering how ms was gonna sell their $99 xbox. I think I have my answer.
When you buy a pc for 200$, you are nowhere near running a newer game with somewhat decent performance. You need to spent more to be fully capable of playing a game. Then you also need additonial stuff like different softwares.
So you compare a plattform which has a superior quality but also a far superior price, it's not really a fair comparison. Yes, pc is definitly the way to go, but there's a huge gap between a simple xbox and like a high-end rig.
It's like comparing a motorbike to a bycicle, both get you to a point. But the quality and price differs greatly.
But all in all, it's a matter of preference, a somewhat casual gamer is happy with an xbox. If you want to get more involved you buy a gaming rig on a long run.
You can very easily build a nice gaming machine for that price, not to mention all the savings you will make on games through steam.
who cares about consoles vs. pc in 2012 they all run the same games
Steam offers a lot of great deals, but you can also get some cheap consoles games. Although Steam has a definite advantage.
Most games have the same features/mechanics on consoles. Awkward might also be a bit exagerated?
I can 360 pretty comfortable if you ask me
ps3 was $599 and sony still made losses with every console sold cause of blu-ray lmao
A mouse cursor moves with your hand, your character moves in direct response to you.
With a analogue stick you push your stick in a direction and wait a while for your character to turn round at a set rate, its crap.
I've yet to see a console with a proper thread based IM system, instead you have the equivalent of email which is terrible.
Mods are practically unheard of, if a game looks crap on a console its like that for all eternity, while on the PC it can be fixed and updated by 3rd party developers over time.
PC is simply better for gaming in every way, and all of that "CONSOLES ARE SOSHELL!" crap is pointless. What modern game actually has split-screen? the Wii is the only one I can think of which works well in that way.
Also, xbox for instance offers a party system which is neat, you can join a party with friends and talk with them and always be on the same team and game. Yeah the messages are really unflexible, but the system is more bound to actually using voices.
Mods are really a downside, but for some people that is no biggy, also there aren't many games today that offer mod support. I can only think of Skyrim and Stalker now. Splitscreen is really a underrated way of playing, I had more fun playing splitscreen with few pals while drinking some beers and generelly chilling out. Pc is somewhat not so social.
Besides both plattforms are ambivalent and have strong and weak points, generalizing like "PC is simply better for gaming in every way" is abysmal.
It has the largest collection of games out of any platform too, as well as superb backwards compatibility with older PC software, and even old console games.
Well, I mostly use voice to talk to my buddies. So I am fine with it, it is the easiest thing to do. Messages seem a bit unnecessary. Although only my opinion.
Lan Parties still have another feel to them than being with friends and playing on splitscreen.
Yeah, it has more pluses, but the cost also increases of actually having a decent rig. It is much more versatile in any way. Simply considering that an xbox doesn't even have a browser. I just want to make a point that consoles are not utter shite like a lot of people claim. And that the pc is a great plattform, but also far more expensive.
Yeah, but a controller feels more intuitive. But this is just opinion.
I always used my pc to play games and I really liked it, now I own the 360 for 2 years and I really like how some games are handled with controllers. Especially hack/slash RPG games or other third person games. It also adds a bit to the feeling for a game.
There is also a large ignorance for gamepads on the side of "PC gamers", it is to much consolized and such (often stated by people). But honestly that is pretty stupid.
Assassins creed just isn't the same with a mouse and keyboard.
If the 360 lasts for a decade I will record a video of myself burning money.
(okay not really)
glorious pc gaming master race
probably delaying it because their sweatshop workers are on strike
>Just going on FP
>See the title of this hread
Also, I hope next Gen they're system isn't fucking dogshit, I went through 9 360s before I sold it and got a Ps3.
at least they finally got it right with the slim
>2012 and not having all of the consoles + a gaming pc
I swear it's like PC gamers misunderstand simple points on purpose.
Personally, I would have ditched the thing after the second failure.