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Its a lie... The world record for quickest main quest playthrough of skyrim is about 9 hours and something minutes.
Apparently someone decided to go hard core and there are now guys beating it in 2 hours.

I believe a person could finish it in a short amount of time, if that was their goal. I was more curious as to the "why" a person would want to do it.
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PC Gaming isn't as expensive as most people think, you're only bound by your budget. You can pick up a Phenom II X4, motherboard, and ram for about $200, leaving you money to put into a nice video card, maybe an SSD, a decent power supply, case, CD Drive, accessories. If you do switch I really recommend not cheaping out on the mouse, keyboard, mousepad, and speakers/headset, as they also help make the experience (for better or worse)
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I believe a person could finish it in a short amount of time, if that was their goal. I was more curious as to the "why" a person would want to do it.

I had the same thought.


Its not about the time spent its about the quality of the experience Im guessing that the quality of the experience is seriously deteriorated if you run through the main quest at that speed.
 
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

you forgot to add the cost of a TV in the console cost.
I assume the $1000 pc has a monitor included in the price so the $400 console should be $800 to include the LCD TV
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No idea where you got those prices. and why not include the ps3 ? :|
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Well here's the general cost if you don't want to have +60 fps max settings in every game; more like +60 fps on high settings.
253
More one pricing:
300
All from this website.
This list is hilarious, no offense. I bought my first xbox 360 on release (2005), paid $250. Bought 2nd xbox $300 in 2010. That's automatically $250 off the xbox side since the list says getting 2 xboxes costs $800 and I got two for $550. You technically don't even have to buy a new console (no one is forcing you to do that. If you have the elite version of the 360 with the 120 GB or 250 HD, you are still fine) So for the life of the xbox 360 generation, one could possibly only have to invest $300 on one console and be fine.

Incompatible accessories (lol wut?). I have had the same two controllers for all of these years (been opening them up and cleaning them all the time). The first one came from the first console and the second one came with the second console. I've had the same mic (wireless mic) since about 2006. So instead of $300 in incompatible accessories, it's $50. $250 difference. Technically it's $0 since most of you guys have probably bought some pair of gaming headphones in this process (sweeping generalization, I know).

Next, I buy the xbox subscriptions when on sale. I.e. 12 months + plus one bonus month for $40 last year. $40 times 4=$160 times 2=$320. So $320 instead of $480. $160 difference.

So $2540-$250-$250-$160=$1880.

I'm not going to factor in a tv, since if you are buying an xbox, you would assume that you have a tv. I'm also not going to factor in the used games market. 1 game a month for 4 years (lol wut?). I buy about 3-4 new games a year. The rest of the time, I wait for the deal of the day/deal of the weeks/Black Friday Sales/Holiday sales etc...And besides those, I go with the used games market.

You have to be a smart consumer and console gaming will definitely cost significantly less than the pc route.

On topic-I would say go to a friend's house and try it out and see if you like it.
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Just remember the "You get what you pay for" rule. A Console has crap graphics, all sort of thing can go wrong with them, You can't really do anything other than play games and watch movies on them.

A PC is just so much more practical, you have all you productivity, and entertainment rolled into one. Much better in the long run if you ask me.
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You know that I went to gamestop yesterday to pick up Alan Wake and this is how this played out. I asked the gamestop employee if he had Alan Wake on PC & he told me he was sold out. He began telling me that I should get it for console as PC gaming is dead, Expensive and pretty much is better on console. Anyways not wanting to get into a pissing match with him I just walked out. Im sorry but I have been a gamer of both while using PC more then consoles. PC is 100 times better then a console, Graphically, Mod ability, Games are cheaper & there is nothing like a keyboard & Mouse setup.

 

I am not saying consoles are junk as they do have a place but believe me "OP" gaming on a PC will change your life

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You know that I went to gamestop yesterday to pick up Alan Wake and this is how this played out. I asked the gamestop employee if he had Alan Wake on PC & he told me he was sold out. He began telling me that I should get it for console as PC gaming is dead, Expensive and pretty much is better on console. Anyways not wanting to get into a pissing match with him I just walked out. Im sorry but I have been a gamer of both while using PC more then consoles. PC is 100 times better then a console, Graphically, Mod ability, Games are cheaper & there is nothing like a keyboard & Mouse setup.

I am not saying consoles are junk as they do have a place but believe me "OP" gaming on a PC will change your life

Actually you are wrong at one thing

PC is not 100 times better than Consoles.

At least 200 biggrin.gif

Gamestop employees are trained to say that Consoles are better I suppose, and I am assuming most of them have consoles and the best PC they have is an office PC that was built about 8 years ago with an outdated CPU and GPU even for that time.

My guess is that these people play these PC games on those terrible PCs with averaging 5 FPS with low texture quality, and than when they play it on a console, they feel like they are in haven.

I purchased my PS3 in 2008. Everyone was telling me how gret it was and i just bought it without testing it before.

First game I had was Resistance.

When i launched it i was so shocked at how bad the graphics were. I had a gaming PC back then, but was on the verge of upgrading and even that had better graphics in any other game.

I spent just over 2 years with PS3, i DID enjoy it but honestly coming back to PC i dont think i will do my gaming mainly on consoles anymore.

i will probably consider getting a ps4 if it comes out, for exclusives. I missed few PS3 exclusives last few months after selling my PS3, so i will give them a try in PS4 if they will be compatible.
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PC gaming is dead, Expensive and pretty much is better on console

What I love about this is that Buying a game for PC is quite abit more cheaper than Consoles. Also, if PC gaming is dead and unpopular, why is he sold out!!!! DIDN"T THINK OF THAT DID Ya GAMESTOP!
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