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Originally Posted by kweechy View Post

Again, the price difference isn't [PC]/[Console]. Everyone needs a computer.
The price difference is [GamingPC-PC]/[Console].

Which is still substantial enough and not user friendly enough for most people to consider it.
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Another argument for costs of PC gaming: The IGP in my 890GX was able to match my 360 in terms of graphics and performance on quite a few games (GoW1, FO:NV, Oblivion and a handful of others) so a Llano with it's IGP would be more than enough.
    
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post #173 of 214
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Originally Posted by Quesenek View Post

This is true. I could play BF3 just fine on my 9600gt that I bought back in February 2008. I might not have been to my native resolution or even medium settings but it still looked miles better than the Xbox 360 and the PS3 versions it even ran a good 40 FPS AVG.

Based on what? What is better? You're running it at 1080p? Or other effects way up? Because if not then it should look the same or even worse.
 
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Based on what? What is better? You're running it at 1080p? Or other effects way up? Because if not then it should look the same or even worse.

http://bf3blog.com/2011/06/battlefield-3-to-run-in-720p-30fps-on-consoles/
http://www.gamesthirst.com/2011/06/18/confirmed-no-1080p-for-battlefield-3-on-consoles-ps3-footage-is-latest-build/

You already fail. He just has to keep the resolution at 720p and whatever he can do with that card will be better than consoles. The only thing that card shouldn't be able to do is Tessellation.
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The resale value of console used games makes the calculations off.

Done right, you can buy a used game and sell it for the same price or $5 less than what you paid.
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The resale value of console used games makes the calculations off.

Done right, you can buy a used game and sell it for the same price or $5 less than what you paid.

Lol, if you buy it, rush through it in a week and list up for sale right away, yea... but plenty of people replay them for a few months and by then they're worth ~$10 at best.
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Another argument for costs of PC gaming: The IGP in my 890GX was able to match my 360 in terms of graphics and performance on quite a few games (GoW1, FO:NV, Oblivion and a handful of others) so a Llano with it's IGP would be more than enough.

Again, comparing hardware from a time WELL AFTER CONSOLES LAUNCHED.

Unless you make up a lot of money from buying games, then you guys are just flat out wrong, PC gaming is more expensive. To get equivalent PC hardware and performance to what's in a PS3 you would've needed to spend at least $1,000 at launch.

If we go with the conservative figure of only $1,000, and lets assume you can save $10 per game, you'd need to buy at least 40 NEW games to recover that initial cost. For someone like me who buys 3-4 new games a year, I would never make up the difference.

Again, I'd say that a $1000 PC from 2006 that would compete with the PS3 is VERY CONSERVATIVE, as Blu Ray drives alone were $500 msrp at launch, the 7800GTX was $450 at launch......do I even need to keep going?

Just get over it.....PC GAMING IS NOT CHEAPER THAN CONSOLE GAMING
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Many people buy expensive cases because they look pretty: these people are stupid

This just goes to prove the writer of the article doesn't know what the hell he's talking about. I don't know, are you guys who buy expensive cases, stupid? And want it for looks only?

I guess people who buy expensive monitors buy them because they look pretty too, same with motherboards. rolleyes.gif
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hmm...if he had that PC, and torrented most of his games, it would not have cost him much, at all, keeping his yearly costs down. he would not have to worry about store credit values and be able to just delete it after playing should they not like it.

also, i read the article but i do not know if they failed to mention digital services and deals. maybe in 3 years, the game get s to 66-80% off, which then is a way better deal that retail console release. with the money they would have saved waiting for the game to be at the right price point over 3 years, they could buy a new GPU or something to be able to run it later if they could not do it already.

so yes, entry price might throw a bit of the communities off, and in the long run it may be expensive if you pay retail for stuff. but if you can cut corners in some areas, it's not so bad.
Edited by rgrwng - 12/15/11 at 12:39pm
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http://bf3blog.com/2011/06/battlefield-3-to-run-in-720p-30fps-on-consoles/
http://www.gamesthirst.com/2011/06/18/confirmed-no-1080p-for-battlefield-3-on-consoles-ps3-footage-is-latest-build/
You already fail. He just has to keep the resolution at 720p and whatever he can do with that card will be better than consoles. The only thing that card shouldn't be able to do is Tessellation.

Consoles don't run BF3 at 1080p or even 720p. It's actually up scaled from non-hd resolutions.
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