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if they made consoles upgradeable then we could all be on the same playing field or at least caught up with the latest Direct X. This is the technology age. No reason to believe that people can't learn to upgrade a graphics card in a console if the console maker makes it easily accessible to the user.

QFT. I built my friend's computer, he had never seen one built before. About 6 months down the road, his motherboard breaks. He decides to send it back and get a new one. He got it back and put it back together himself. I think many people are capable of putting a graphics card into a computer.
    
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Originally Posted by UrbanSmooth;12695226 
So, it really comes down to $60 vs. $60 (the cost of the game, we know this), so, for $60 for a PC Gamer, you get: better graphics, resolution(s), controls, 3D, multiple monitors, and hopefully, DX11!

Crysis 2 will support DX11.
http://exophase.com/21714/report-crysis-2-to-ship-without-dx11-support-coming-in-post-launch-patch/
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Built my PC for less than $1000 and I'll be able to max out any game for the next couple years. I keep trying to convert people over to PC gaming and they're always like "Man, I don't wanna spend a couple thousand on a PC". I tell them I can build them a computer that will be a decent gaming machine for less than $700 and they look at me like I'm about to do a magic trick.

the pc in ur spec cost less than 1k online price?
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3000$ computer if its hooked up to a 1500$ LED 52" TV =D

it's still only 1920x1080, you could max that no problem with a 6850
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1st of all, the article is biased. You don't need a 3,000 PC to run crysis, warhead or crysis 2. It will most likely be maxed out with decent frame rates with a 480 or something of like performance.

The fact that they're not making the full PC release the best it could be at the time and are waiting 2 months to release the DX11 patch shows that they couldn't care less.

They're not counting on the graphical aspect of the game to sell it - as they did with the first 2 releases -, and the game will most likely NOT be a benchmark, they just want to sell it as some bad cawadoody competition to show that those games can be done with their engine.

Want a benchmark? BF3 devs have been boasting about their engine and it's pros. They've also - so they say - been making the game for pc and then porting it to console (which according to them has proven to be easier than doing it backwards), which means that they will be putting a lot on emphasis on the engine's capabilities.

My prediction? BF3 will look better than Crysis 2, and will probably run better too.


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ugh I HATE video side by side comparisons. Especially Youtube. No matter what HD option, codec, bitrate, container, ect you use - Youtube ruins the quality after reconversion. You can't see anything properly. I'll wait to the Digital Foundry comparison with screenshots and their video analysis.

If I must judge from the crappy video, the PC is pretty darn good looking. So much for the people saying "console port!!!! LAME" and "the graphics are going to be held back!". If these videos show some differences, I can't wait for DF.
Still it isn't to say that the 360 version itself isn't pretty awesome looking itself. Pretty cool to see how far consoles have come and are able to perform for such out dated hardware. The games simply keep getting better visually! There is no denying it.

To be fair though to the people crying "console port" from before, these graphics do not excuse the very taken back, bland, typical multiplayer gameplay and changes. They should've left the Crysis Wars multiplayer formula not redesign it for console players if that were indeed the case in order to compete with other titles like CoD and BC2.
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360 clearly looks better what's a PC?
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1st of all, the article is biased. You don't need a 3,000 PC to run crysis, warhead or crysis 2. It will most likely be maxed out with decent frame rates with a 480 or something of like performance.

No. You apparently don't read Joystiq alot. That was sarcasm at the end of their post, facetious if anything. They were poking fun at the previous Crysis because that's what it cost to run it even decently at max at the time. I spent $1k alone on 2 8800GTXs in preparation for the game.
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Don't justify cost as most of us have already invested time and money into our rigs. It's not like we're all going out to build a new rig for Crysis 2.

So, it really comes down to $60 vs. $60 (the cost of the game, we know this), so, for $60 for a PC Gamer, you get: better graphics, resolution(s), controls, 3D, multiple monitors, and hopefully, DX11!

True, however, the recommend GPU is a $249 video card. (GTX560Ti) A few people here do not have that kind of hardware. To compare PC cost to XBOX 360 cost, the XBOX wins hands down... And to play a $60 game, its not worth the cost to do just that. Many people post, "I want to build a new gaming rig", well then that thread would fit into this category... Because now you're building from the ground up...

About 6 months ago I was a extremely heavy PC gamer. (My avatar is my gaming rig) I just recently switched over, because of the cost of PC hardware... I had a room built just to game in. Its my "MAN CAVE". 7.1 audio, with in-wall speakers, the works. Now its for my XBOX 360. There are no software issues, driver conflicts, or anything else that could come up. It just works every time. Playing games is more exciting to me than investing $500 every year to play games with eye candy and incredible detail. Something has to give...and it was my wallet. I have to keep 5 PC up an running all the time.

I have a ton of gaming hardware to get rid of, however I don't have enough REP's to sell here... x52 joys sticks, Logitech G25 racing wheel... a ton of stuff to sell....
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