Originally Posted by moocowman
I really feel like people have their expectations set a little too high for these next generation consoles. PCs have made a lot of progress during the current gen's lifespan. At this point, the next gen. console are just the equivalent to a low end PC and they're priced that way.
I agree. At $400 you really
can't be expecting a whole lot from them. At least compared to gaming rig.
Figure if you built a rig for $400 it probably wouldn't have a decent video card, if any aside from on board. But if you built a rig for $600-$650, that extra $200-$250 budget would allow for a pretty decent card that could max out 1080p on most games out there. Figure GTX760 or whatever AMD's equivalent is, I know my GTX760 hasn't found too many games that it can't max out at 1080p.
This is why I don't do the whole PC vs Console thing. I see no point in comparing them, they cater to two different styles of gamers. If you want something where you can sit back and relax, go for a console. If you want to be all up in the action with super precise controls, go PC. Or if you're like me, do both. I like RPG's on consoles more than I do PC for the most part, but I like fast paced shooter on PC more. Unless I'm having a lazy day and just feel like sitting back in my recliner and playing games, then I play whatever on the console.
This is one reason why I like the idea of the Steambox right now, or more particularly the streaming feature. If they can do it good. That way my "console" is a PC and I don't have to go buy yet another
copy of my games if I want to play on both. And I won't have to build a whole other gaming rig if I can use the power my main rig has. Would be perfect for me.Edited by Shrak - 10/28/13 at 11:38pm