Originally Posted by MrViolin
LOL. Everything in PC>console. Well, this year Nvidia's releasing another line of geforce... I forgot the name :/ kepler? wait no... was last years I think. Kevlar I think. AMD so behind T_T
I was just making fun. There isn't a overall best system. It is up to what the users want. Some want a more intergrated system.
Pros of Consoles:
Cheap, can run gaming at $200
New updated interfaces
social programs (Xbox marketplace or kinect stuff and PS home)
Voice chat (consoles have most people voice chatting) built in
everyone has the same console when playing online
multi media station for media like netflix or programs
Also has news, and current updates
Cons of consoles
Power, they are weak
The require extra crap like wireless adapters
New versions make people buy crap
Xbox requires live gold subscription
Everything is at a premium(20GB's for $40)
Company controls every step of it.
Cons of PC
- Consoles are "weak" compared to today's PC's in terms of power. But having a system that uses a faster design or chip base (Xbox's is based off ATI X1900T) doesn't mean it is similar to a computer using that card. Games are highly optomized for consoles today. Some games actually have worse performance on PC. The market is so profitable for consoles and where most game dev's are mainly that most games are simply "ported".
- PC Gamers almost always use type chat. Most games don't support VOIP. Some use external programs but most don't. If some decide to use external program, they have to hope, other people in the place playing are using it too. Typing is slower.
- While cooperative team playing is more prevelant on PC. Lack of an established voice chat system is a problem
- For a console, if stuff happens weirdly, its the game dev's and console company's fault. If something is weird on a PC. It introduces a huge other field of needing to fix what is wrong with your PC. Drivers, Driect X, Open GL, Microsoft 2008 Redistro, Physx
- Very expensive
- PC's are multi media too but are not as intergrated. Steam BIG Thing isn't a good alternative.(yet?)
- Very powerful systems are possible
- Very expensive also
- it is also your computer
- uber multi media options
- Play in 1080p and with all the eye candy you want. Most X360 games are rendered in 720p. PS3 is half 720p with AA, and half 1080p with no bells and whistels.
- Much cheaper games, and deals
- Do what you want with it
- Upgradeable parts
- Manly and Glorious
- Keyboard and mouse and their options for upping Gameplay. Monitors too.
- Better surround sound/virtual sound IS a possibility. Most don't have a better audio system than what the consoles have but a possiblity of an upgrade is there
So yeah, it is all up to you. Some like some things, some don't like others.