Originally Posted by lordikon
Originally Posted by Boinz
by quantum leap, they mean 3 generations ahead of current consoles, meaning still behind PC.
Behind in performance, ahead in ease-of-use (no worrying about hardware reqs, no driver issues, etc...), reliability (fewer bugs, almost never crashes or freezes), and usually cheaper as well. So excluding the group of people the prioritize performance, that leaves a much larger group of people that prefer consoles.Rant aimed at the elitists on this site (not particularly the person I quoted above):
A fun game is fun, regardless of platform, regardless of graphics. There's nothing wrong with owning only a console, only a PC, or both, and nobody deserves ridicule for owning any kind of gaming machine. The fact is that they like games, and what they choose to play them on is their choice. The "glorious PC master race" argument is extremely immature and childish, reminds me of the insecure bullies in school that tried to make themselves feel important by showing physical superiority, but nobody really cared. While the PC elitists are busy crawling up on their pedestal so they can lecture about their superior hardware, everyone else is busy having fun and playing games. Why are they 'elitists'? Because it's like a country club where only the best hardware gets in so all of the pretentious rich guys can pat each other on the back and compliment each other on their epeens, while the rest of the world goes about its business and couldn't care less. I'm all for people wanting to get the best possible performance for a game, or the highest graphical settings; They should do whatever makes them happy, and it's their money to do what they want with. What isn't cool is when they feel superior because they put $1500 into their gaming rig instead of $300 like a console gamer. Other people have different preferences and priorities, not everyone is like us here on OCN and dump large swaths of money into a gaming rig that is usually outdated in 3-4 years, some people don't have that kind of money to throw around, or have other things they would prefer to buy instead, like putting that kind of money toward a car.
You clearly don't understand PC gaming...
A 300 dollar device that runs games barely at 720p where as PCs surpass that resolution by a significant margin and destroys it! Mind you, the ps3 at launch was sold for 899 dollars here which is already more expensive than what I built my PC for.
Also,who says you need to spend 1500 dollars each time you upgrade? I build my current PC for 750 bucks, and lets just say that things aren't exactly cheap compared to what you get in the states and I also paid a little extra for mine because I wanted to OC it and get more out of it. You know you don't have to rebuy every new gear for PC; you can reuse the case, PSU,monitor,mouse keyboard for your new build and that's the beauty about building PCs.
You can customize it so that you can keep the cost down. A Cheaper PC will beat a console no question about it.Besides you shouldn't compared to a PC at all. It's like comparing a bicycle to a motorbike.