I got thru 7 pages of this thread. Who wins?
IMHO, gamespot is a business, with a business minded agenda. They feed the audience what they want, packaged nicely just how they want it. A few posters commented on some of the screens, noting that settings could easily have been adjusted, or they were unable to reproduce the quality of some screens.
All systems have there place, so who wins? Wii, haha, clearly it must be the winner, the others systems are vying for second place.
Under what conditions will you get a fair comparison? Do you compare only games that have simultaneous system releases? Does the PC use hardware from when the PS3 / 360 were released? If so, does it use the prices of then or now? Are online subscription fees included? Etc, etc, there are a ton of imbalances.
Right now, as I sit with 2 dead 360s, a Wii, a PS3 (early xmas gift), waiting for my Q6600 and gtx260 FTW to arrive (if they every willâ€¦), I think its fair to say all platforms have their pros/cons and fanboys.
Personally, I prefer to buy a game for the system it was originally designed for. 20 years on, I still like Nintendoâ€™s offering, albeit limited as far as 3rd party releases. Iâ€™ve given up on 360s, yes I know I can send it back to get replaced, but its not free or cut nâ€™ dry if you are overseas. The PS3 fills the void left by the 360 for me. Ultimately the difference between the games on the PS3 and 360 is no big deal. Iâ€™ll take my shooters and my MMOs on a PC anyday.
So who wins? Is it Microsoft, Sony, Intel, AMD, Nintendo or NVIDIA with blurred vision from the dollar signs of all the money we spend? Or is it the gamer, spoiled with more choice and flexibility to enjoy the latest entertainment and innovations from these companies?
The winner isâ€¦