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Console or PC?

Discussion in 'Gamers Corner' started by Toby Liversedge, Apr 13, 2013.

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Console or PC

  1. PC

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  2. Console

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  3. Both

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  1. Toby Liversedge

    Toby Liversedge Member

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    I've been a big fan of consoles since the playstation one, (I missed out the megadrive era for some reason that's now clouded in the mists of time) and now currently I'm an xbox 360 fan.

    I know a lot of people think that PC's are better because you can upgrade them and so outperform consoles a couple of years after release, and that there is a much wider game choice. However when a console is first released it will be of a standard of a mid to high end gaming rig (current next gen consoles will use 8 core cpus and dual gpu) but will be of a much more affordable price. All the games I love to play, that is to say any elderscrolls, fallout, forza, splintercell etc are released on consoles. And you never have the "will it run at a decent frame rate?" issue.

    But now the big rumour about the next xbox is that it may require an always on internet connection to run. I live in a rural part of the UK and my internet is not only slow (Lucky to get 150kbs) but also intermittent. If this rumour is true then I'll have to make a decision as to whether to still get the xbox and have the odd frustrating moment when my internet drops but still be able to play the latest games or buy a budget gaming pc which might not be able to run the latest games.

    I think the price of the next xbox will be at most £300 and for that sort of money it'll be difficult to get a powerful enough pc to play the next gen titles.

    There's only one issue that might sway me. If the new Elite is pc only!
     
  2. Tuilalcaron

    Tuilalcaron Well-Known Member

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    It really is a a tough choice to be honest - Remember that although your PC hardware may be dearer, the games are always cheaper so for me in the long run the costs balance out between console and PC.

    Also a lot of the games will work with the xbox 360 controller for windows too if you get a PC and can't get used to the keyboard and mouse thing. (Once you do get used to it though it so superior to a controller in every way)

    Your best bet is probably to wait until 21st May when we are supposedly getting more details about the next xbox before making your mind up completely though.
     
  3. Bla

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    I'd say both. I don't get the whole PC vs console discussions. Real gamers should play on whatever is available, whether it be a PC, console, handheld or even a phone. (Snake, anyone?:p)
    But maybe that's because I don't lean towards a certain genre. Some games are better on PC (RTS and FPS for example), while others are better on consoles (Sports, RPG). Each platform has its own pro's and cons, but it doesn't make one superior to the other. :)

    Edit: Oops, looks like I didn't finish my post. But if I were you I would wait for the next Xbox announcement first, before deciding which one to choose. And there's still the PS4, like Jordan said.
     
  4. TheWOLF26

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    PC all day long. WAYYY better than a console except the pricing. Games look awesome on PC and on console it's like your 6yrs old brother is drawing. The graphics you see on console is low quality option on PC
     
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    me 2 PC, you can do a no. of modifications with it
     
  6. Flynn Greenberg

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    For me pc gaming not that i have anything against consoles coz i do not i simply prefer pc gaming i use bot the keyboard and an xbox 360 controller
     
  7. Simon Butler

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    PC all the way, will always have far superior games graphically and can fit more content into the games. The PC is upgradeable, a console is not so YOU can define how powerful it will be and YOU can design how it looks. A PC isn't just a computer, it's a statement about yourself. PC users don't follow the flock, we lead it :p
     
  8. NatoR

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    Just say PC!
     
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    PC for sure!
     
  10. Simon Butler

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    Nator if only it was that simple hahaha
     
  11. Pramienjager

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    The problem with console, and I love their ease of use and simple layouts also, is that when you talk about the PC issue of "will it run at decent frame rates" the part you miss is that for PC users the max capable on a console is barely decent.
     
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    RPG better on console? Skyrim would like to have a talk with you.
     
  13. garren mcgaugh

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    This isn't even much of a debate, Pc destroys console. Also with the push consoles are trying to make in the next 2 generations it will be basically like having ur controller hooked up to a pc anyhow...so we see the issue i think.
     
  14. Zobator

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    Instead of just saying "PC!!!8!" I'd want to point at the fact that generally speaking console games are more expensive than pc games. I don't know how much games you intent to buy but if it's more than just a few, I'd say that PC isn't really as expensive as you think opposed to a console...
     
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    Personally, I love PC gaming.

    I have nothing against consoles, though. My PS3 just get used as a BR player at the minute though.. No doubt I'll get a Next Gen console not too long after release mind..

    I have a freind in work that plays CoD, Who trys to argue that "PC Gaming is easier 'cos of a Mouse and keyboard". After having him try play a few Counter-Strike rounds vs medium bots, he started to believe that it's not the fact we have keyboards and mice, but that practice makes perfect. He was still no good on them after 2 hours... xD
     
  16. Toby Liversedge

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    I have a lovefilm account. I pay £15 pm and so can have 3 games at a time with unlimited amount of time or choices. The last game i bought was Forza Horizon. I only buy Forza or Elderscrolls and rent everything else. I've played over 260 games through lovefilm.
     
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    The only difference is the graphical quality and with a game like skyrim that's a minor bonus. On my xbox 360 skyrim looks great, my friend plays it on his pc and sure graphically it's a little better, less pop up textures, further draw distance texture detail, smoother close up but so what. It's still exactly the same game to play. And even though it's a little bit of a gimmick, having the ability to do voice commands through my kinect adds a little extra to the game play that pc owners can't do.
     
  18. Toby Liversedge

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    Firstly there's not a huge difference in the quality of graphics between pc and console and that's because most games that come out on both platforms are firstly written for consoles and then ported over to pc. Secondly I rate a game on its playability rather than how good it looks. One of my favourite games is morrowind. Graphically its very outdated but I still play it because of the depth of gameplay.

    Saying something is better because it looks fancier is a poor arguement if you're a proper gamer.
     
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    Would love to have the cash to do both but it's gonna be one or the other for me.
     
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    I've always been on the xbox side since the first xbox over the ps2. The 360 was always a better option than the ps3 as it has backwards compatibility. I'm not sure about the next gens. If ms go the way of always on then I may consider ps4. My friend has a ps3 and I love the uncharted series. I must admit though I'm beginning to think about a pc more and more. I only have a couple of issues, one of which being space. I would probably buy a wireless adapter that lets me use my xbox controller.
     

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