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Console gaming graphics = Ford Festiva
PC Gaming Graphics = Ford GT40.

Sure, one is more finicky, but which one do you want to look at?
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Originally Posted by Fan o' water View Post

Console gaming graphics = Ford Festiva
PC Gaming Graphics = Ford GT40.
Sure, one is more finicky, but which one do you want to look at?

If that thing was sitting in my driveway..... Looking at it would be one of the last things on my to do list. If I had to look at a festiva in my driveway I might have to hurt myself. I love ford and all but *shudder*.
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Originally Posted by jordanecmusic View Post

Thats what they tried to do with crysis 2. The problem being was, if you compare Crysis (PC downscaled to consoles) and Crysis 2 ("Multiplatform engine")
1. The game gets "consolized"
2. Game tends to be linear
3. Draw distance tends to affect all platforms including PC
and there are even more issues I am not getting in depth with that I can say...
Reasons why games should be made for PC then downscaled to consoles:
Crysis 1>Crysis 2
Witcher 2>Fable?
Halflife 2 (Orange Box in general) > Killzone?
Left 4 Dead series (Sorry ps3, u get bread island)>Dead Island
BF3 (hybrid of PC (good stuff about the game) and Consolization (bad stuff about the game))>MW3
Clearly as we all know, the video games you see on consoles are ORIGINALLY made on pc then optimized to consoles. It is not hard to do craft a game for PC then downscale it to console. There are many advantages to that in fact.

The issue with developing around the PC is that it tends to be much more costly (lacking budget) and time consuming (limited development time) than developing around consoles becaase of the hardware configurations, drivers, etc.
It isn't a simple process.
The PC has too much variation while each console runs on the same hardware, and this can extend the development time.
Most developers are after money; they'll pretty much go for the cheaper option and make a lot of money that way.
They'd rather spend shorter time and money staisfying over 90% of their customers on consoles rather than the small percentage of PC gamers.
Also, the game might not sell well, so they don't want to put all the time and effort into such work if things don't turn out well.
Unfortunately, PC gamers aren't the center of the universe, so we'll have to live with being less of a priority than console gamers.

Interesting read by a fellow OCN member:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1001145/console-ports-101
Edited by AbdullahG - 3/16/12 at 6:42pm
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Originally Posted by Fan o' water View Post

Console gaming graphics = Ford Festiva
PC Gaming Graphics = Ford GT40.
Sure, one is more finicky, but which one do you want to look at?

Depends. I can't say titles like GT5 or Forza 4 look light years behind everything Ive ever seen on PC. So as for those examples, I'd rather look at the Ford Festiva
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Originally Posted by AbdullahG View Post

The issue with developing around the PC is that it tends to be much more costly (lacking budget) and time consuming (limited development time) than developing around consoles becaase of the hardware configurations, drivers, etc.
It isn't a simple process.
The PC has too much variation while each console runs on the same hardware, and this can extend the development time.
Most developers are after money; they'll pretty much go for the cheaper option and make a lot of money that way.
They'd rather spend shorter time and money staisfying over 90% of their customers on consoles rather than the small percentage of PC gamers.
Also, the game might not sell well, so they don't want to put all the time and effort into such work if things don't turn out well.
Unfortunately, PC gamers aren't the center of the universe, so we'll have to live with being less of a priority than console gamers.
Alot of truth to this thumb.gif
     
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Alot of truth to this thumb.gif

Credit goes to lordikon.
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The question should be why aren't you PC gaming yet. Not that consoles aren't cool and all, but let's face it PC gaming is much better imo.
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Better graphics
Higher FPS = Smoother gameplay
Mouse + keyboard allows you to do whatever you want, turn a 180 in a millisecond and after a second snipe with really slow sensitivity, unlike on console.
+ If you got friends on PC it is hella fun just ******* around while VOIPing with them.

what he said lol ^^^^^^ smile.gif
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So where is this guy? Has he even posted in this thread once after the first post?
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So where is this guy? Has he even posted in this thread once after the first post?

Maybe he's too busy getting derailed from behind?
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Maybe he's too busy getting derailed from behind?

Lmao.
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