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I would have to say console gaming is cheaper IF you don't buy a lot of new games all the time. They are quit expensive.
 
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post #82 of 190
IDK way people keep saying well if you're going to get a Xbox you gotta get a big HDTV Tv.

I had a Tv before my Xbox.
I don't buy a Tv because my Xbox needs it I buy a Tv cause it big & has a nice picture, People use Tv's for more stuff then just playing a Xbox people..
    
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post #83 of 190
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pibbz View Post
Most people use laptops. Only PC gamers have desktops around. Console gaming is way cheaper. Alas, this is a PC elitist forum so you have this thread full of kids trying to justify their $1000 gaming desktops.
OOOORRRR

Like most of us have consoles, PC and a brain that doesn't distort reality.
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post #84 of 190
A PS3 costs $300, and for a tiny bit more you could get a pc that could play games at the same quality at the same resolution as a ps3. For example, Call of Duty: Black Ops(i use it because it's popular, not because i think it is good) runs at a resolution of 960x544 on the ps3. So, i went on newegg and put together a pc that i think could run black ops at 960x544 with 2xMSAA. This is what i came up with:



Honestly, that could play black ops at the same quality as a ps3 for only $48 more expensive. Then you think of how easy it is to buy pc games cheap. For example, i cant recall ever paying more than $20 for a single game, thanks mostly to steam. So you buy 3 pc games for $20, versus 3 ps3 games for $60, thats $60 vs $180, so the pc would have already payed itself off. PC gamers don't NEED to pay as much as they do for their computers, but they do because its enjoyable, no 2 computers are exactly the same, you can do more than just play games on it, you can upgrade or change out parts at your will, and if it breaks, they can fix it without sending it to sony for a big price.
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post #85 of 190
PC Gaming:

It Only Does
FPS
MMOs
Expensive graphics cards
Hunched over keyboards
Relies on Windows
CD-Keys
No Games
 
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post #86 of 190
No, the $59 9800GT > $299 crapsole, because PC is a must have item in the household,
so everyone has it anyways, so all you need is just upgrade your graphics card.
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post #87 of 190
Quote:
Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
Cheaper or not, gaming on a console will never appeal to me.

I chose the PC, I'll stick with it. It's the superior platform, end of discussion.

Can you have the joy of customizing your own console? Upgrade your console? Fine tune your console? Do multiple things at once with your console? I think not.

PC = Real Gamers.
I totally agree!
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post #88 of 190
I figure the cost is about the same for the average user. Everyone has a TV and a computer. Using my father as an example, he has a nice LCD TV and a newish HP PC he bought from best buy. Both were around $600. The PC has a AMD 965 proc, 12 gigs of ram, and a 500 gig hard drive. For the cost of a new elite/super/ultra/whatever PS3 or 360 you could slap a 570 in the HP and call it a day.

Admittedly in the future it may not be able to run new games on max settings but it will still run rings around a PS3/360 and you can do a hell of alot more on a PC than you can on a console. The average PC gamer also doesn't need to upgrade every 6 months. As someone before me said, most games are ports now and it is rare to have games like Crysis or Metro that bring a gaming rig to it's knees. That may have been the case 5-8 years ago but its not that common now.

Now you could say that after about 4-5 years you would have to replace the PC completely to keep up with games but at the same time most people do that anyway. I don't know anyone who has a computer that is older than 4 years so that can't really be considered an additional cost of PC gaming. Even if you did consider it, you would also have to take into account the eventual replacement of your console. Just going from personal experience, a current gen console lasting 5 years is the exception, not the rule. I personally replaced 3 360's and a PS3 before I got fed up with them, sold all my games and built my current computer (which i needed to do anyway because my old PC was getting very long in the tooth).
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Try running a flight sim or realistic milsim on a console. An impossibility.
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post #90 of 190
Nope, it's not. At least not in the run of say... 5 years.
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