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Not all games are available for PC, so depending on your taste in games, PC may not cover everything, regardless of how capable any hardware you build may be.

Although it's understandable for some if you spend well over $1000 on a PC (to say nothing of top end $2-3k builds) built primarily as a gaming platform that they would insist on playing more games on PC out of principle.

But if you have a capable PC, it is a much harder sell to continue playing multiplatform releases on a console considering console copies typically cost $10 more on release and will always play at a lower frame rate and limited resolution.

Personally, I have a hard time buying console ports for this reason unless they happen to be heavily discounted and I just don't care enough about the difference in visuals and performance. Often, I end up buying both console and the PC version later when it's discounted on Steam.

But despite what any PC gamer would have you believe, console gaming is still more convenient as there is a lot less to tinker with in terms of installations and settings, both hardware and software. Yes, there are installations and updates on consoles, but the process is generally one button press.

Also if you're used to gaming on a big screen HDTV, it is a lot less convenient to use it with a PC since the primary controller is mouse and keyboard. Even with a wireless set up, you still need a lap table or keyboard cart, or have to switch from keyboard/mouse to controller if you use a game pad for PC gaming. I haven't used the HTPC hooked up to my HDTV in months and prefer to use the one at my desk for gaming.

But currently the ideal way to game on PC is not on a big screen HDTV anyway, but on multiple monitors (at a computer desk unless you have a nice multi-monitor array stand), which simply isn't available on console.

Everyone has different tastes and preferences though. I think anyone who simply prefers the typical living room console experience would be less likely to convert to PC as their main gaming platform.



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greenmedic88 said:

But currently the ideal way to game on PC is not on a big screen HDTV anyway, but on multiple monitors (at a computer desk unless you have a nice multi-monitor array stand), which simply isn't available on console.


The things I would give for Xbox 360 to support 3 monitor surround display...

I'd buy 3 consoles, have 3 copies of Halo Reach and be a happy camper for the rest of my life. :)

Halo 1 on PC does 3 monitor surround for christs sake...and that was a butchered port.

Considering that Forza 3 can do this on the 360...I don't see why MS wouldn't try withy other games.

Come on MS...remember your PC roots!



Let me guess.. this thread goes a little something like this:

- Gears 3 best looking game ever
- No a PS3 game looks better
- List wars
- Crysis tops all lol
- PC is better than Consoles
- PC dosesnt count
- Tech list wars
- No one wins
- Repeat thread when the next big trailer goes online!

/Thread



gears 3 does look really good, i think the 360 can do anything graphicly the ps3 can do. just takes the right dev to showcase, thats the big difference this gen in terms of graphics. sony's dev use their own engines and the games show it because their made for just the ps3.  either way the 360 and the ps3 will have quite a few showcase games yet before this gen is over. gameplay and story are the most important thing to me in a game, graphics are 3rd.



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Killzone 3 will have better graphics! There, 1-Up.



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Tigerlure said:

Killzone 3 will have better graphics! There, 1-Up.



Keep your graphics, I'd rather have a better overal  game i.e. HALO:REACH



zgamer5 said:
Reach said:

Well RaGe is for Mostly members of Gaf and others major sites the best looking game in any system now by far...


your post makes no sense.

btw are you the son of selnor?


i agree every bit.

Lyrikalstylez said:
Tigerlure said:

Killzone 3 will have better graphics! There, 1-Up.



Keep your graphics, I'd rather have a better overal  game i.e. HALO:REACH

i never heard you saying that to OP who started the gaphic discussion overall



well 2mn americans would be ready in line to pre-order and boost the sales like usual..seriously lame series as Halo. Oh this time they have added a chick in it... PS3 titles like Uncharted 3 or Killzone 3 or GT5 should be blowing all this crap out of the water... how more better it could be if those brain-dead 2mn ever chose to buy quality stuff on PS3.



STEKSTAV said:

Let me guess.. this thread goes a little something like this:

- Gears 3 best looking game ever
- No a PS3 game looks better
- List wars
- Crysis tops all lol
- PC is better than Consoles
- PC dosesnt count
- Tech list wars
- No one wins
- Repeat thread when the next big trailer goes online!

/Thread

You hit the nail on the head.

Mad respect for this post bro 



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Lyrikalstylez said:
Tigerlure said:

Killzone 3 will have better graphics! There, 1-Up.



Keep your graphics, I'd rather have a better overal  game i.e. HALO:REACH

That has nothing to do with the topic. But then again, I expect no less from you.



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