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me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to Snakeoil

Re: The future of Gaming? PC or Console?

Ah, yes the mobo not taking more RAM would limit you. I assume the mobos dont allow for overclock ether?

I can kinda see why one would upgrade a lot of the mobo kept forcing it.

CPU isn't that big a deal if OC'd, heck the guy with the 460 I know used a c2d e6600 at 3.9ghz until this summer when microcenter had a sale and he got a 2500k mobo that allowes ocing and 8GB ddr3 for $280-ish.

Don't have to spend enormous amounts of money, just get enough for a few years and call it good bit by bit.


McBrain
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join:2010-05-06
Kalimdor
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reply to Ghastlyone
I gave my xbox to my step-son about 2 years ago...haven't gamed on a console since.

The price argument is pretty pointless, since you're going to end up paying roughly the same amount for a console as you do a pc.

Just think:

xbox 360 elite ~$300
a second, third, and fourth controller ~$50-$150
2 or 3 games ~$120-$180 (let's face it, COD and Madden basically dominate console sales)
xbox live sub ~$7/mo.

That's roughly $600 start up cost excluding a television and isp costs, just so you can play the world's most popular football game or fps with 3 of your buddies online.

But to agree with several of you, the future is digital...I'll stick to my
PC, if only to avoid this situation:

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zvTRQr7ns8


Damn GameCube...
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ironweasel
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reply to TheThing
said by TheThing:

who plays consoles?

Blue collar, beer drinkin, flannel wearin, pickup truck drivin guys... who don't have time, or understand PCs

but have time to buy a dog when they already don't have enough tiem with their kids

gonna buy me a game of madden... drink some beer and beat my wife... ignore the kids.. and take the dog for a walk

Holy shit, dude. Really?

I own and play on my Xbox360 from time to time because Forza isn't available on the PC platform. I've been around computers for over 20 years, have been building / repairing them for 15, been in IT professionally for around 5 and I hold a current CompTIA A+ certification. I own a console, and have owned quite a few in the past 2 decades, yet I still manage to understand PC's to a substantial degree.

Your mind must be blown.
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Krisnatharok
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I can't tell if he's an intellectual lightweight or just a really bad troll.

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to McBrain
300 + 150 + 180 + 7 = 637. Yeah you can get a decent gaming pc(windows and KB+M included in price). Then hook it up to the same tv you would a console, download black mesa source, tf2, planet side 2, lol, spiral knights, GZdoom, the gpl version of railway tycoon(STFU, I LOVE trains), and any of the f2p games here »store.steampowered.com/genre/Fre···_4_4__12

Then once the sales start up you are saving money.


TheThing

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I AM
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There is one genre which consoles can't touch. MMO's. The depth of MMO games are far greater than any console game.

But each has a bright future. What I don't get is why can't someone (or microsoft) make an emulator for us to play xbox games on a PC. Can't be that hard right?


bionicRod
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said by I AM:

But each has a bright future. What I don't get is why can't someone (or microsoft) make an emulator for us to play xbox games on a PC.

Microsoft wants you to buy an XBox.


Grimm

join:2011-05-23
reply to TheThing
If I had to choose, toss me into the crowd that thinks Console, however I think they both have their places as has been touched on already.

Where I think console comes out ahead is that it caters to the casual much more than the PC.

Me personally: I sit at a desk on a computer all day everyday at work. When I come home, I have VERY LITTLE want to do the same thing to game, so I pick up my 360 controller and either play a game or watch me some netflix/hbo go while lounging on my couch. With the way this world is going with more and more people sitting at a PC all day at work, I know for a fact I'm not the only one who feels that way.

This forum is a little biased(lol durr) but there are more people out there who would rather just pick up and play than who would want to go through the hassle of configuring everything a PC. Whether or not its easy to do is besides the point. People have enough on their minds and the reality is is that for most, it's one more thing they don't want to tackle if they don't have to.

Edit: Also, I drink beer, don't wear flannel, don't drive a pickup, and don't beat my non-existant wife

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I AM
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said by Grimm:

Edit: Also, I drink beer, don't wear flannel, don't drive a pickup, and don't beat my non-existant wife

SS or it didn't happen.

Edit: Also only a dumb comment PC gamers say. Because on console you cannot SS!

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to Grimm
You can use a controller with a pc, netflix too. Wireless KB+M even. the 'fact' that a console is more relaxable is a fallacy. You can sit on a couch and play on the pc just as much as a console, you dont need to sit at a desk to play pc.

I don't care if you like console more, if you do more power to you, but don't spread the myth that you cant sit back and relax on a couch with a pc like a console can. You can even hook it up to the same tv.


Ghastlyone
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I don't get that either. There's a huge majority of console gamers out there that have no clue or knowledge about the fact that you can purchase Wireless Xbox 360 controllers for Windows PC gaming.

Don't believe me? Just read any comment sections on Youtube videos of PC gameplay using a 360 controller. LOL

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
Yeah its crazy, heck thats the main reason I was able to convert my little brother to the pc side. Well that and mods. At least all my personal gamer friends know this, most even do it.

Its mind boggling though, a wireless or even wired controller and be plugged into a pc but most people are amazed when they find out.


Grimm

join:2011-05-23
reply to TheThing
Dude chill the fuck out, seriously. I never attacked anyone or "spread any myth" bullshit as you say. Quit putting words into other people's mouths. I gave you my opinion, as others have also, and you jump down their throat. Take a chill-pill.

I know, I can use a controller on the PC. I don't want to though. And for that, a console fits the bill. Obviously my observations aren't known fact but the fact that there are so many consoles sold leads me to believe I'm not alone.

I'm also more into console exclusive titles that aren't sold for PC. And whether or not you want to retort that some or a lot of these can be had on the PC, if I can not legitimately purchase them, any other avenue is not worth the hassle for me.

AGAIN: my own opinion.
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Goggalor
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reply to Ghastlyone
said by Ghastlyone:

I don't get that either. There's a huge majority of console gamers out there that have no clue or knowledge about the fact that you can purchase Wireless Xbox 360 controllers for Windows PC gaming.

Don't believe me? Just read any comment sections on Youtube videos of PC gameplay using a 360 controller. LOL

Are you positive about using a wireless 360 controller with a PC? I have heard that you need the wired version and that a wireless 360 controller using the wired charger won't work either; something to do with drivers...
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Goggalor
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I prefer a console because that is what my friends have. Simple as that... well, that and I have a bunch of achievements with my XBL gamertag.

(I have a Wii (no Wii U as it does not have a Zelda exclusive yet and no, Wind Waker HD does not count), a PS3, a 360, and a PC with an EVGA GTX 670.)


Ghastlyone
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reply to Goggalor
said by Goggalor:

said by Ghastlyone:

I don't get that either. There's a huge majority of console gamers out there that have no clue or knowledge about the fact that you can purchase Wireless Xbox 360 controllers for Windows PC gaming.

Don't believe me? Just read any comment sections on Youtube videos of PC gameplay using a 360 controller. LOL

Are you positive about using a wireless 360 controller with a PC? I have heard that you need the wired version and that a wireless 360 controller using the wired charger won't work either; something to do with drivers...

This one right here...

»www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004QR···_s01_i00

Works absolutely perfect. I've had no issues on games with controller support.


Goggalor
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Ahhhhh, so it is a separate controller from the regular 360, using its own wireless receiver. Gotcha. Thanks.


Ghastlyone
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said by Goggalor:

Ahhhhh, so it is a separate controller from the regular 360, using its own wireless receiver. Gotcha. Thanks.

Yep

It's got a little dongle that plugs into a USB port with a reciever on the end. I plug mine into the back of the PC and it just rests on top out of the way where you can't even see it.

Controller takes 2 AA batteries and has full rumble support. Battery life is superb.


I AM
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OK truth is. In the future we're all going to grow up and not play games.

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to Goggalor
You need to buy a little transceiver for it, but yes you can. My brother has one, and I have personally used it even.

As far as using what your friends have, I can kinda understand that. I mean I play a lot less console because my friends and I play on pc together.


Subaru
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reply to TheThing
Well.. I've had my console for almost 3 years now (PS3) and part of the reason why I got it was not having to wait almost a extra year for another GTA game for the PC and the fact I don't have to worry if the game is not going to play right or have issues.

I still love pc gaming but it's nice to be in bed and gaming.


Thaler
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reply to TheThing
Trendwise? I'd have to say console. While I think both markets have grown, console's growth rate seems to be the bigger of the two. I have no exact figure/source to back this up, but just an observation I've seen in my geographic/social area. Plus, PC game developers always seem to be bitching about their market like a stuck pig. Console developers...not so much - well, until they've developed the latest next-gen turd.

Personal preference? Console. When I buy one, it's good for X years of operation (omitting mechanical failure) and I don't have to worry about another player beating me due to a hardware difference. Cost of entry to the system is fixed and level. Plus getting into a console game is often faster than installing/establishing a PC version.

PC gaming could be vastly helped by standardizing the experience similarly to consoles. Give me a computer with a fixed price and a guarantee that I can run at least this year's games on "High" without a hitch. I could care less what the specific price is, but just blows ass to drop $X on a system, only to find out later that the game you want to play runs like dog shit, because it was optimized for a different video card manufacturer.


I AM
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We got it all wrong. The future of gaming is in tablets and smartphones.


ekster
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That's already here. The real future is in our brains. We'd just plug in and get and immerse ourselves into a virtual world directly.

Otherland is the perfect book series about it.


Archivis
Your Daddy
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said by ekster:

Otherland is the perfect book series about it.

OH MY GOD IM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO READ THAT SERIES I CAN FINALLY TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT THE MASSIVE AMOUNT OF PAGES THAT I READ
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ekster
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It doesn't feel that massive as I'm currently reading the third book of the Three Musketeers series. 2000+ pages!! in one book.

But Otherland is awesomeness too. I love it when the story just keeps going on for that long and stays interesting the whole time.

Though I got to admit, I didn't finish reading the Otherland series yet. I will be getting back to it as soon as I'm done with the current book.


Archivis
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How far did you get into the Otherland series?


ekster
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Read the first two books.

And I will be tempted to re-read them as well, most probably.


Krisnatharok
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reply to Archivis
I've been consumed by the Black Company series. Finished the first two books. Absolutely fantastic if you like dark fantasy/military fiction.
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