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No matter! If ya buy the same game for ps3 and pc and ya want to run both games to its FULL potential where are ya gonna dump the most scratch? seems pretty obvious. by the way what pc game provides same desktop multiplayer?? apples and oranges.....
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by the way what pc game provides same desktop multiplayer??



PES2011 (among some others though the number is considerably less).

 

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If you buy a console, you're going to have to buy a pc anyway to configure the modem drivers, word processing, internet access. One might as well build a souped up computer and not have to worry about a platform other than OS.
    
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You're all acting like it requires the latest greatest tech to make a pc game worthy... Console plays at 720p and works on outdated hardware, my 8800gt can be had for 50$ and outperforms a console by FAR.
Not to mention with the new APU from AMD it's stupidly cheap to build something half decent.
Console= controllers 50 bucks a pop for anything decent, not mad cats or any of that other cheap crap consoles usually come with 2 so add another 100$ the Microsoft and Sony controllers.
Saying that you can sit in one room and play with people... have
you looked at the console market lately. virtually NO games allow same console multi player.
Adding in tvs and monitors? really? nice monitors around 300$ (mine is a 23 inch 1080p and was 120$)good luck finding a NICE tv for that price it shouldn't even be introduced into the equation.
Consoles break... a lot xbox more so than the ps3 from my experience. Repair costs or a new console with possible lost data.
If you're talking about a Wii... get out... seriously just get out xD it's a completely different market of gamers.
I will give them the Kinect though, audio recognition software ain't cheap and the stock windows voice recognition is complete rubbish.

Dude your logic if flawed.

You're saying:

build a crap - half-decent computer that run games at low - medium settings without any peripherals whatsoever = cheap

buying a console + a NICE TV + sony-microsoft-branded controllers + reparation cost (as if PC doesn't need reparation rolleyes.gif) = costly

There's something missing somewhere.
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http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/121/1214544p1.html

for £200 you could also build an Athlon II X3 triplecore rig, 3gb ram, 250GB hdd, HD4650. which pretty much matches the performance of an xbox.
while for £300 you can build something that will outperform both xbox and ps3
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No matter! If ya buy the same game for ps3 and pc and ya want to run both games to its FULL potential where are ya gonna dump the most scratch? seems pretty obvious. by the way what pc game provides same desktop multiplayer?? apples and oranges.....

Off the top of my head:

Left 4 Dead
Any of the sports games (excluding some of the racing games)
Flatout 2
The X-Men games
Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Guitar Hero
Lord of the Rings Return of the King
Shadowground
Lego Star Wars
I think Dirt 3 allows split screen as well

That aside, split screen is ancient and rarely relevant. Online gaming is the way of the current decade. I honestly prefer not having an annoying friend sitting next to me and eating my food, lol. I'd much rather chill on my own and play over VOIP.
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By the way what pc game provides same desktop multiplayer??

Off the top of my head:

Left 4 Dead
Any of the sports games (excluding some of the racing games)
Flatout 2
The X-Men games
Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Guitar Hero
Lord of the Rings Return of the King
Shadowground
Lego Star Wars
I think Dirt 3 allows split screen as well

That aside, split screen is ancient and rarely relevant. Online gaming is the way of the current decade. I honestly prefer not having an annoying friend sitting next to me and eating my food, lol. I'd much rather chill on my own and play over VOIP.



Throw the sports games in aswell (FIFA, PES). Street Fighter. Red Faction Guerilla. Burnout. Unreal Tournament 3.

 

There's also some ways to play Guild Wars with multiple accounts on one PC aswell.

 

Not sure if it does or not but I think Dungeon SIege 3 might aswell (I'll have to check on that one).

 

There's quite a few that do, they're just not really that known as most people probably don't play multiplayer on a single PC.

 

 

 

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Is this the same thread that I participated in a couple days ago? I have a 360, PS3, Wii and PC. When your comparing the 360 to PC I have to agree that over time PC is way cheaper than 360. PS3 is a little better because you don't really need to pay for online, but games for both cost me 67$ new, and they practically never go on sale.

I bought so much crap for my 360 like battery chargers and battery packs, extra controllers, overpriced memory sticks, and all of that stuff was a rip off.

Where PC games for me cost me practically nothing. I'm not even talking about piracy here, I'm talking about steam sales.

The point was also brought up about proprietary accessories. The fact that when you upgrade your PC, you get to keep your accessories. PC accessories like headphones also work on other devices. When you buy the next generation of consoles you have to buy all new controllers and other accessories.

Consoles are designed to make money, if they didn't make money Sony and Microsoft wouldn't be selling them.
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I like the part where he bought a 21in monitor for PC, then a 32in HDTV for the consoles. This article is totally fair!
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Is this the same thread that I participated in a couple days ago?

*Looks at date of OP*

 

Nope! rolleyes.gif

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