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I'm really about to step to the other side (consoles). These days I can hardly tell the difference graphically between PC and console graphics and console developers are being bought out for exclusives, and PC ports are almost aleays botched. id just botched Rage. ID.

Im not here to rant, I just need some level headed person to advise ne whether or not to make a switch before I upgrade again


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post #2 of 49
consoles are cheap just do both pc gaming is far Superior imo but to each their own i like to tinker!
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post #3 of 49
Personally I see no reason not to do both. I go back and forth between my PS3 and my PC as I desire, most games still seem better to me on PC than console. I know I'll go PC for Skyrim, at least, even if I don't end up upgrading...
post #4 of 49
Just do both. PC gaming will never truly die, but consoles do have nice perks, mainly ease of use. PC can push graphics far and beyond what graphics can only dream of.
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post #5 of 49
Different platforms for different games, in my opinion.
FPSs, RTSs and the like should belong on PC almost exclusively, whilst platformers, some RPGs, driving, action adventure and the like should go on console.
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post #6 of 49
It depends on what you want out of your game system. If you are looking for ease, go for a console. It's nice to just slide the game in and play sometimes. If you are looking for customization stick with PC.

If you have more friends that play on console it can be a factor too. My vote is for PC at this point, since you are all set up for PC gaming.

But hey, why not both?
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post #7 of 49
Have you played a console lately? I saw my friend playing CoD on his 360 and the attack heli looked 2d... All the graphics are also kind of blurry too. But really the main reason for me is mouse and keyboard. Also love my eyefinity but that is pricy. And mods Mods are great.
    
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post #8 of 49
well here is what i think:

PC=FPS, RTS & Sims.

Console=Adventure,RPG & Sports. (Excluding the games that have Mod Support)

So you should get a console that has the most games that YOU!!! like dont listen to fans of any company and switch between it and your rig.

P.S: its the game play that matters the most.
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post #9 of 49
do you not spot the differences in the resolution, sharpness, aa, af, textures, and lighting between the platforms? can you not feel the differences between latency on a p2p system and a dedicated server?

the only reason to play on a console that i see is for the exclusives or if the pc just has the most horrendous port.

since you already have a pc, why not just get the games for it? not to mention that most games are also cheaper.
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post #10 of 49
console games are for known hardware so are tuned accordingly I think the closest equivalant to a console graphics hardware is about a 8800gts
so if you are willing to tune your pc etc and spend time then the graphical outcome will be much better than consoles, consoles have the convenience of plug and play i.e suitable for noobs
looking at you system as a whole I personally would get a sandy quad platform and a second 460 for sli as that is the seems to be the best bang for buck if you are an nvidia person
Edited by feznz - 10/6/11 at 4:26pm
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