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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Surely, every advantage people have mentioned above is actually a disadvantage to gaming.

    A level playing field allows you to compare, anything else means you cannot.

    All PCs are different so the playing field is always different.
    I see where you are coming from with this, but I would say that the only gaming experience that matters to me when I build a gaming rig is mine, also having a technically superior rig to others in the game has not actually helped me become a better player. But I do like playing at a higher resolution, I like the enhanced eye candy, faster frame rates and smoother animation that I feel improves the level of immersion in a game. None of this makes PCs better than consoles, all it means to me is that these are some of the reasons that I prefer PC to console, I only game for a few a hours a month, but use my PC for so many other things over the rest of the month, if I wanted to, I could do those other tasks on a tablet and then stick to gaming on a console, but I don't want to.

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Consoles are awful for casual gaming. Every time I fire up the PS3 it tells me I need to update, then the game says it needs an update, then it is time for bed.

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Sorry,but it is. Just because a politician says they don't means something does not mean they are talking the truth.

    You need to go on more tech forums,where console gamers are called the "peasant" race and so,and that meme is repeatedly used in a derogatory way.
    I'm well aware that console gamers become the 'peasants' under the PCMR mantra.

    The point of yours I disagreed with is that I have not seen other PC gamers denigrated by PCMR because they 'aren't playing at 4K' or because they 'only have a 5770'. And when it's hinted at, it's usually slapped down pretty quickly.

    I can certainly see why some people dislike it, and even within the industry people are quite nervous, but I think you've picked the wrong angle there to attack it on.

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    I'm well aware that console gamers become the 'peasants' under the PCMR mantra.

    The point of yours I disagreed with is that I have not seen other PC gamers denigrated by PCMR because they 'aren't playing at 4K' or because they 'only have a 5770'. And when it's hinted at, it's usually slapped down pretty quickly.

    I can certainly see why some people dislike it, and even within the industry people are quite nervous, but I think you've picked the wrong angle there to attack it on.
    Well I have. It even comes down to the fact when people have said £300+ is a lot for a graphics card,and they have been attacked as not wanting to spend enough on computer parts,or jealous since people can spend more than them.

    Edit!!

    This is on other forums,not Hexus,but you forget the effect E-PEEN and general showing off can have.
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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    I've encountered many situations where:

    I've been called all sorts of names for gaming at 1080p with an i3, such as 'poorf*g'.
    I've been called names for using a controller on games like Skyrim. I enjoy sitting back and enjoying the game with a controller in my hand.
    I've been called names for being a console gamer on PC.

    Yet, other than the "little kids on call of duty" (which, by the way, is blown completely out of proportion), I've never had any hatred, other than by people literally spending their time messaging people to tell them how PC is superior (yes, there are people that have consoles just to tell other people how bad they are).

    So, yes, PC may have better graphics, better modding, more freedom. But damn, are some of people on there absolute (insert word here).

    I'm not saying all people on consoles are wonderful by the way, I personally encounter less of them.
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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    I refuse to read through 5 pages of the same tired arguments over which is best, I have commented above and I'm not really certain that I actually added anything new to the conversation that's been going on for as long as it's been since I switched from my PS2 to my PC nor do I care.

    What I will say is that I have some console only friends and as a PC gamer I will never get the chance to play online with them as there are very few games that support a cross platform online experience. I would also add that some of my fondest gaming memories were on my PS1 and PS2 consoles, so while games are technically better now that doesn't always make them more playable.

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Well I have. It even comes down to the fact when people have said £300+ is a lot for a graphics card,and they have been attacked as not wanting to spend enough on computer parts,or jealous since people can spend more than them.

    Edit!!

    This is on other forums,not Hexus,but you forget the effect E-PEEN and general showing off can have.
    But really no different from the Android/apple discussions and the iSheep slur. All petty name calling, because at the end of the day, PC gaming and console gaming both have their pros and cons. A console is pretty much good to go out out of the box, a PC may need tweaking and configuring to get the best out of it.

    And the same arguments get applied to proponents of Intel over AMD, and vice versa, or Nvidea over Radeon.
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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Yes it is.
    BUT not if you opt for some of the so called Gaming pcs that really aren't.

    However, if you build yourself a proper gaming pc it will blow the consoles away on all levels.

    Consoles I believe are set at a 30fps limiter. That says it all.

    I guess you should define gaming pc.

    I think lines are becoming blurred when you have people with a Radeon 7750 and something like an intel G1620 then calling it a gaming pc. Yes you could play most stuff on a 1024 * 768 tv but I mean cmon.

    On the other hand, if you have a 4770 4790 Xeon E3-1231 v3 FX 9590 etc and 2 to 4 r9290s and a 4k monitor or three then you will notice a huge difference between a proper gaming pc and a console.

    I must point out though that to game many prefer multiplayer. Consoles you don't have problems getting people to play with you. The likes of origin have big problems with some games.

    Not many people can afford to spend 5 to 10 times the price of a console to get a proper gaming rig.

    I know I have opened a can of worms here and am sorry for that and fully expect a couple of posters to come on and tell me how their cheap build is a gaming pc but IMO it really isn't.

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    But really no different from the Android/apple discussions and the iSheep slur. All petty name calling, because at the end of the day, PC gaming and console gaming both have their pros and cons. A console is pretty much good to go out out of the box, a PC may need tweaking and configuring to get the best out of it.

    And the same arguments get applied to proponents of Intel over AMD, and vice versa, or Nvidea over Radeon.
    I don't deny it,but I think the problem is that companies have tapped into E-PEEN as a form for bigging their wares more and more now. £1000 special edition cards,GAMERZ branded stuff and so on,so you get people who have spent a lot due to it,needing to justify their big purchases and belittling people.
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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Regarding cross platform play - I believe the new DX12 Fable game from MS is going to have that,which should make things interesting.


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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Elite dangerous are looking at ways to do this in the future too though It will probably be at least a couple of years

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Quote Originally Posted by mysticmagic788 View Post
    Elite dangerous are looking at ways to do this in the future too though It will probably be at least a couple of years
    That makes some sense for Elite, the HOTAS stick I use is console compatible USB so there wouldn't be any of the usual "but they have auto aim on consoles" stuff as controls would be the same.

    Still, I wish they would spend the time writing a Linux client instead. Elite is currently the only reason this PC is booted into Windows.

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Well I have. It even comes down to the fact when people have said £300+ is a lot for a graphics card,and they have been attacked as not wanting to spend enough on computer parts,or jealous since people can spend more than them.

    Edit!!

    This is on other forums,not Hexus,but you forget the effect E-PEEN and general showing off can have.
    I've seen it too, mostly on forums based in the states for some reason, I won't name any but they are quite well known and I've joined and then stopped posting on some of them after discovering the petty levels the members will stoop to. I prefer a forum where I don't regularly have to contend with trolling and abuse from all directions.

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    O my things have gotten out of hand... I was only bored

    Truly though, I prefer to game on PC, but the most fun I have ever had with a game was on the WiiU. So it is basically it depends on the game, and who you play with.
    I just wish devs would stop removing multiplayer content from PC titles, the code is already there and can be ported. No reason to take out content just because PCs aren't traditionally used for local coop.

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    But really no different from the Android/apple discussions and the iSheep slur. All petty name calling, because at the end of the day, PC gaming and console gaming both have their pros and cons. A console is pretty much good to go out out of the box, a PC may need tweaking and configuring to get the best out of it.

    And the same arguments get applied to proponents of Intel over AMD, and vice versa, or Nvidea over Radeon.
    Don't try and slip your apple propaganda into this debate, we all look down our noses at you!

    nice try tho
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