Originally Posted by 8-Ball
Yea well he's a SUPER ignorant console fanboy.
He said all you guys and this forum BRAIN WASHED me to believe that the PC is better than the X360...
He said to wait for Gears of War 3 and see...
Honestly, Unreal Engine 3 is a fine engine, but the X360 only manages 30fps or so I believe.
And it's just funny how console gamers are happy with a steady 30fps.
Even my other console cousin watched me play COD a few months back, and he said " wow it looks real smooth compared to the console."
While I do think that about 3/4 of the people in this thread is really just as bad as any ignorant console fanboy (as in hypocrites), and are completely misinformed to boot......
Your friend is stupid as PC gaming does have a edge in the graphical and controls department. But that doesn't mean that PC gaming is "infinitely superior" like everyone seems to insist.
30FPS is greatly playable. Personally, I can tell the difference between 30 and 60FPS but that doesn't mean that I can't play 30 or even 20FPS. 20FPS is atrocious and some games on the consoles tend to dip
down there sometimes, but 30 is perfectly fine and the visuals behind it suite it fine.
I think it's more funny how some PC gamers think they need 100+FPS to play a game
Exactly. 30FPS is suffiecient. Sure, 60FPS is more fluid but we're talking really insignificant differences here. It's when console games drop to 20~FPS during intense scenes where the argument can be made.
He also said that something about "size proportional"...
that if the Xbox 360 were the size of a desktop, it would be more powerful LOLOL
His size proportion point is actually correct in a way. In order to keep price of manufacturing down and make sure that consoles are small/compact - everything is integrated into the motherboard. Consoles do not have full size GPUs in them. If you honestly thought that prior, then you need to evaluate everything you've said negatively about this guy. Their GPUs are integrated like GPUs in laptops are which significantly degrades them in comparison to a PCI-E GPU like the one in your rig.
Another point, out of the HUNDREDs I could make out of this thread, is that the ignorant people sitting here making comparisons of their GPUs to the GPUs in the consoles in terms of "horsepower" simply goes to show how little
they know about videogames, development, and the visuals that go into them. You can have a $1,000 GPU (not even counting the rest of the computer), but guess what - that $300 console can provide visuals that are just as good as your 1k GPU at a decent resolution. Sure, your PC might have better visuals in the end but the significance is so stupidly small that it's pathetic to even brag about 90% of the time. Dead Space 2 and Mass Effect 2 are perfect examples. Ok - sure - you get better native resolution, AA, and 60+FPS rates. BUT: in comparison overall, the games look strikingly the same and you're playing on a beast of a machine that is triple, quadruple, sometimes quintuple
the cost of a console and you're going to sit there and brag about 60FPS? Don't make me laugh people.
Developers who can make games for a single set
of hardware (console) can design graphics that are super impressive compared to designing graphics for an infinite amount of different sets of hardware (PC). You can't directly compare them like alot of you are doing. It's a completely different development process.
Console visuals are pretty incredible for hardware that is about 5-6 years out of date, and your BADASS $2k THAT IS CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY can barely output visuals that top it off.
The only people to blame here are developers for that, because they don't take care of that expensive equipment that you have and put it to use like you intend. But alot of you seem to think that they do anyway, and that's false lol
Crysis looks great, but comparing it to Halo, when there are much better looking games on consoles than Halo, isn't going to get my vote.
Exactly, great point. To compare Crysis to something as pathetic as Halo is ridiculous. There are hundreds of better looking games than Halo 3 on the consoles, hell Halo 3 doesn't even push 720p resolution. It's like 640p.
You can buy full retail games via the Xbox Live marketplace and install them to your Xbox 360 too.
Yep. Same thing on PS3.
In fact, both Xbox and PS3 both have great demo and deal offerings on those full games. PS3 for example - you can download the FULL game and play it for 60 minutes. When your trial is up, you either buy the game and keep playing or simply delete it. I believe the Xbox has some similar games like that and even lets you get a discount or two at times. Most games on the PC don't even offer a demo yet alone a full trial, nor deals to go with it.Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 2/11/11 at 1:21pm