I keep hearing the same argument from PC fags.
"Consoles are just as expensive as gaming PCs. I can build a gaming PC that would perform BETTER than an Xbox for the same price as an Xbox" - derp.
You are so fucking full of shit. You can't build a PC for anywhere near the price of an Xbox that would be any good for vidya playing games.
Why are PC fagots in so much denial about how much they spend on their console?
>pic related. It's a typical PC gamer.
Im not sure if you're joking but you literally can build one for the same price, and on top of it being a gaming machine it does everything else a pc does and cheaper games. Just search 450$ gaming pc bud.
what this guy said, if you use rebates and sales to your advantage and buy the parts spread out over time you can actually get a bad ass rig for 500$.
With that being said, i spent 1600$ total on mine so far (including upgrades) and i've had it since 2001.
I've seen this video. It's complete bullshit. He excludes critical components, such as SATA cables, a monitor and his build doesn't even include an operating system.
After you buy Windows 8, ($119), and a monitor ($150) you're looking at a $670 dollar console you fucking moron.
True, it's a matter of opinion, but hardcore PCfags always say "how bad a console is" even though they basically have the same limits, in the graphics and engine compartment.
Since I got a pc I just stopped playing console all together. There is a better variety of games, I can go on the internet whenever, download movies and shit as I please. Console is limited and for peasants.
Then how about Xbox live/PSN? Another controller? A headset possibly? A Tv if you dont have one? 60$ games that are years old, and with those you're looking at a very expensive console you fucking imbred.
A) You can get windows for free in many places/pirate it, 2 you can get monitors for cheaper than 150, or just us a TV with an DHMI cable instead, but I suppose you wouldn't know that. On top of that no expensive peripherals, no monthly charges, cheap/free games and your'e actually saving yourself money buy not getting a console.
Come back when you do your homework.
I used to game only on PC but recently bought an Xbox One because lots of my friends had it.
That feel when you never have to fuck with drivers or updates. Also, never make tech support forum posts or run dxdiag and all that shit because if it's fucked up on your Xbox, it's fucked on everyone's. It's great, too, not having to fuck with the graphics options to try and get the best game experience.
I have little desire left to play PC games anymore. It's nice when devs bust ass to make their games optimize better and better for my console hardware rather than me busting my ass to keep beefing up my computer to keep up with PC game developers. It sucks having to cater to lazy devs who don't optimize for shit.
I only play PC now, but its not a matter of one being better or worse for me. Yes I built a $1500 pc but I could have build one far cheaper I just like the sales I can get on PC. and teh fact that used console games cost way too much even after their old, thanks to places like Game stop....
Same limits? How so considering a pc version is usually better optimized to take advantage of newer tech like DX12 and nvidia physX and such. And the graphics are not even close, pc gamer or not everyone knows that.
I wouldn't go as far to call then shit, but it depends on what suits your needs.
jesus man, cant remember the last time i had to run dxdiag.
Either you are talking out your ass, or are simply an imcompetent pc user, in which case the simplicity of console is certainly for you.
The thing is, you can just plug in a console and it'll play. You have to set up your computer, spend half an hour tweaking the settings, and deciding whether or not to overclock to get dat high-res working, before you can be satisfied and play your game. By that point, I've already killed 2 bosses, looking at the best graphics the original game's producer put out. PC's response to that is mods, but minecraft ruined the perception of mods not being for 8 year olds.
I used to be like OP. I preferred consoles because I knew they could run the games I bought, and the shitty laptop I had couldn't, but I would pretend there were real reasons consoles were better.
Now I have a PC and it's great. I've never had so much fun with my games. I started modding my mainstream games, but I also have gotten to play a lot of indie games I probably never would have been exposed to if I stayed on console. I know that's not every console gamer's experience, but I hated browsing games on my xbox. I have been really pleased to give 0 shits about console wars or whatever...it's nice to know I don't need to shell out all the cash. There are a few exclusives I'll miss, of course, but nothing life-shattering.
>looking at the best graphics the original game's producer put out
Consoles can't even output 1080p in most games, and the only reason the graphics look tolerable is higher viewing distance.
Okay, $100 more for the monitor and i get as many free fucking games as I want, and if I actually wanted to buy them, I could buy them for cheap on g2a or wait for steam sales.
Built an $800 PC in 2011. Since then: upgraded video card 2x, upgraded RAM, added SSD, upgraded OS.
Got an Xbox 360 in 2006 for $300 and spent $0 upgrading it until Xbone came out.
Lol I dunno why you'd have to upgrade your video card twice since 2011. unless you bought the latest shit every time it fucking got released.
Also, you can sell your previously used parts in case you forgot.
Tell me how much you're spending on each new game again?
>> ITT angry consolefag doesn't understand that a $200 console isn't worth as much as a $400 PC.
Let me put this in simple terms.
PC can be used for lots more than gaming. PC opens you up to the PC / Mod / Steam community which sadly is better than dealing with children whose parents bought them a console because they aren't allowed on PC. Speaking of consoles, that $200 console you just bought has a recurring online fee of roughly $10 a month. Average that the life span of most consoles is 8 years, you just paid $200 + $920 for a mediocre product.
Do you even into math, nigger?
Frankly I have an xbox account so I know it costs a bit more than that, but even by your logic, 8 years of console life x $30 would be $240 + $200 if you didn't buy the console at release. $440 you can still build a good PC, which you can use for everything in your life and trust me, still plays next gen content.
Bull shit. Give me links and price of links.
Why do PC fags always go back to mods, if you're machine so great why do you need mods to make it better? And when gta wasn't out on PC you faggots always went to GTA 4 mods and how GTA 4 mods make it look better than 5. It may look better but it was still 4 you can't polish a turd
I have Linux and Windows rigs as well as Apple Laptops. I also own android and IOS tablets and phones along with a couple generations of consoles. I like them all and use them for various purposes, some work better for certain things or are more convenient for me to use. In the end, use what works best for you and fits into your budget.
a few arguments can be made about PC gaming.
1) no matter what, consoles will ALWAYS have inferior graphics, because they are frozen in time at the time which they were released, which usually, by the time the console gets released, the graphics hardware they decided to put in it is halfway to being outdated anyways. That being said, maybe you don't care about nice graphics, maybe you just want to play games, sure, that's your preference.
2) Games played on PC are usually more strategically intensive. Face it, first person shooters don't involve much strategy, they could, but they don't. PC has more RPG and strategy based games, which again depends on preference
3) Xbox/Playstation communities are much more general because they are cheaper and require no thought to get working, plug it in, turn it on. This means that there are far greater numbers of children and complete retards who play Xbox, because the general population of people who want to play video games is a subset of the general population, which is comprised of mostly retards. therefore these people are going to gravitate towards something they don't have to take time and thought to set up.
4) Which gaming setup do you like? Some people like having the finesse of a mouse for aiming, or just flat out prefer mouse and keyboard setup to a controller. Others like to be able to sit on a couch with a small device that fits comfortably in their hands.
5)There are other advantages to having an abnormally powerful computer besides playing video games. Its a computer, it can literally do anything that code can be written for, and if your computer is powerful, you can be sure that it will be able to handle any task that you throw at it quickly and smoothly with no questions asked.
Bottom line, PC is for nerds who like strategy games and do other things with their computers that are computation heavy. Console is for casual gamers who dont mind playing with idiots constantly
If you give a fuck either way youre a fucking fag.
I own oboxone but I dont give a fuck if people play PC or how much better PC gaming is quality wise because all I wanna play is fifa and shit for like 2-3 hours a week. Id rather play sitting on my couch with a huge screen and be able to have people over and play. I deff see why people want to game on PC though you cannot deny it is better quality im just used to xbox and am getting to that age where video games arent that important to me. End of the day if youre a "hardcore gamer" and game on consoles youre probably a fucking autistic 16 year old. If youre a "hardcore gamer" on PC youre probably a lonely fag. Who gives a fuck its a fucking video game.
Dude i sit at a desk all day on a computer for work. Mobile is better I can watch tv and browse /b/ during commercials. Youre the fag. The captcha is a lot better on mobile too. You probably own an iphone dont you faggot.
>if you're machine so great why do you need mods to make it better
Are serious? That doesn't even make sense, you're not modding your PC, you're modding games on your PC.
Nothing is perfect, anything can be improved. A great game can even be better if you mod it to your preference.
Can't build a decent gaming pc for $400 but if you add a couple hundred more $$$ then you can play just about whatever you want. Almost
Old ass games on retro consoles? PC's got you. New games? Torrent.
You can get mods for you games without installing modchips or flashing your drives.
PC is freedom.
>The thing is, you can just plug in a console and it'll play.
It really comes down to preference. There's people who wanna come home and plop on their couch, hit 1 button, and start playing a FPS for a few hours after work.
Then there's people who want to sit in a computer chair all day, scour through mods and steam, and play with their face 10 inches from the screen.
it just comes down to what kinds of games you play
I built my current computer in 2008 for $1400.
It's a Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor, 2.40 GHz, 8M L2 Cache, LGA 775.
I overclocked it to 3.2 GHz, installed 8 gigs of DDR2 and two GeForce GTX 680s in SLI
I went old school with my Zalman pure copper after market CPU cooler, for no other reason then nostalgia.
I don't see any reason to replace what i have for anything over the next several years. No Game needs more than 8 gigs of ram, I have four cores and there are currently only a few games that use more than 4 threads.
I'll build another rig when there are multiple ddr4 compatible motherboards available.
well dumbass 2.0 most people have a t.v already and a ps4 comes with all the components you need you do not have to search for different pieces like when you build a laptop from scratch fast and simple
It's like people think that because you have choice to get mods, it's somehow the only thing you'll do.
I have a couch next to my computer, I can turn the screen slightly, have a sit down and take the controller.
With consoles, you are confined into sitting on couch, but PCs are a lot more versatile. You can even use your TV. You can do everything you can with consoles and more.
So it is preference. It's a preference of someone preferring not to have choice.
counsoles are better for multi tasking i hate it when a game goes fullscreen i have to quit to the desktop which takes close to 15 secs with a counsole all you need in life is a 200 dollar pc to surf the web for porn and music while you game on your plasma flat screen hd 50 inches surround sound tv
Yeah, but you paid $1400 for it.
How is that better? For that price, you could have bought an xbox 360 and EVERY FUCKING GAME THAT CAME OUT FOR IT.
Consoles are great for a group on a couch, but a minivan can do the same. PC's are Ferrari's while consoles are Camaro/Mustang's. Sure, they got a lot of power, but they aren't a Ferrari. Grownups play on PC's, hands down.
Quality over Quantity, dude. Some games can't even run in 1080p or above 50 fps on consoles. I'd rather spend that bit of time making my game look nice and smooth on a PC than dealing with shitty quality and frames on a console.
im not him and not using the same zalman but...
>not knowing zalman actually makes good stuff
>not knowing zalman is the only company designs capable of making the slimest profile air HSF till even today.
i dont blame you, you must be the new kids of this generation.
What, like one of these 'butthurt console fags'?
All games on all systems, console, PC, and even mobile have their own benefits. Acting like PC is godsend is pure trash and you should give back the $1,500 your mommy gave you to spend on your shitty PC
Nah, I just like to get my money's worth in functions when I buy stuff and not have some company dictate when I update and how my system works.
Learn to use Linux and you can do whatever the fuck you want.
You sound like some guy who watches all the top PC Channels, but has never owned a gaming PC.
Got linked via IRC, you fucking normie faggot.
>Go back to Tumblr
>Implying I use that shithole of a site because of a filename.
I just don't understand why you have to constantly defend consoles, just who are you trying to convince? I have a Wii U and a PC because I like the games Nintendo brings out and because any triple-A titles worth having come out on PC anyway, why you gotta be so mad?
There is literally nothing wrong with being normal.
I only recently started collecting, I decided to get rid of most of them though, only keeping the decent ones.
Been making OC with a few people.
Pic related, OC
ha. i have a 1500$ pc i paid for out of pocket, from my own job. i have a ps4 and a wii u both collecting dust like a motherfucker. why would i not want a game to look better? why would i not want more compatibility? no fucking disks, no bullshit space to worry about, because i have 3 fucking terabytes.
so much more to do. and to say you'd rather keep it simple and stay with consoles is naive and stupid. you just want to stick with consoles cause that was the better part of your life and now you're a sad waste of space.
If you live in the USA, you could totally build a PC for $500 that would out perform xbox and PS3. That being said, why not spend about $1200, build an absolute fucking beast and let it pay for itself by either pirating games for free, or using third party websites to buy steam games at 1/3 of the price of console games. I built my rig for about $1400, I play games in 1620p, and I pay about a third of the price than you do your console games. In one year, it will have paid for itself.
Feels fucking great playing next gen games, in higher resolution, higher frame rate, with less load times, and the best part? Community mods that make the games infinitely better looking and more enjoyable to play. With mods, some games that are 10 years old, being played on my PC, look better than recent next gen games being played on your PS4/Xbox one
All that being said. I have a sick gaming rig, Xbox one, and PS4, because I'm not a poor ass peasant. But I literally only have the consoles for exclusives. Everything else gets played on the PC for the reasons listed above.
>you assumptuous fag
I have a gaming PC as well as a Wii U, XBONE, 3DS and I also play a couple mobile games. I play good games, because good games come out on my different platforms, THAT'S the age we live in.
Nobody seems to be talking about how GOOD you can make a PC look, while yes you can get your little LED strips for Consoles; they will never look as good as PC's such as this
Oh no, I've got a big fucking list but I figured I'd spare you from a tl;dr wall of text. My job is weighing pros and cons while watching the prices of PC parts. That way I can be an effective consultant for all types of systems.
Take this bit of info. You could trick out a Raspberry Pi 2 for about $150 and have it play every game from DOS, NES, SNES, N64, GB, GBC, GBA, PS1, Atari, and Genesis. (plus the few I likely forgot) That includes a screen, battery, speakers, and controller. That system starts at $35 and can be built into a gaming machine beyond any handheld.
as if pc gamers are on the couch with their bros and not spilling doritos out of their mouth onto their keyboard while they beg their twitch followers for help with the rig fund.
the age we live in? the age we live in is convenience, you fucking dolt. nothings convenient about buying lower quality anything, owning anything below the best.
Yea I actually play both. I used to be way too big into WoW. Then I grew up a little and started playing sports games with friends in person. Now that I live on my own again I'm getting back into more RPG games. I'll probably go back to PC soon enough
Consoles don't take time to fine tune the performance because they can't even do that. GTA V showing some dropped frames on your old Xbox 360? You can either shell out 400-500 on a new console or live with it. On PC, you can lower the settings for better performance if you want, and save money for an upgrade that will improve performance in not just that game but all games.
The most settings a console will let you change is the gamma, the sensitivity, and the profanity filter your parents make you keep on.
actually, most the internet knows. specs say it all, and thats the end of the argument. if you'd rather buy a console with lower specs, then do it. it's just a waste of money, when all you have to do is put together something as easy as fucking Legos.
Yeah, because every PC gamer has a Twitch account. Confirms that over-generalization.
I actually was sitting on the couch the other day playing games with my friends on the PC. Consoles don't get you friends, you do. It doesn't matter what you game on, it's not correlated to being a fat friendless neckbeard. Some people just like their doritos, others don't.
He didn't piss on the handle. Also, thinking about it, if I had to use the toilet after him, and I saw him walk out afterwards, I would have probably ended up punching him in the head.
A Gaming PC doesn't need to have the same graphical capabilities of a console to be better. Console fags buy their games at Wal-Mart. PC Master Race purchases their games on the pirate bay.
Enjoy your 60$ games.
My library cost me about 20 cents in electricity.
1. troll thread
2. the point is not that PC $ < XB $, its that good PC $ < worse PC $ + XB $.
If youre going to be buying a pc anyway, why get two worse machines when you could get one better one?
>50 free games
You're essentially renting them, you're paying a monthly fee for them, and if you stop paying it, you can't play them, you also can;t play games online if you stop that fee.
On PC, you can play almost whatever the fuck you want for free, forever.
That sucks super hard. The workaround makes tethering indistinguishable from normal data usage (Unless you're a fucking idiot and don't change your browser's User Agent because you don't know what is computer).
I'm using an olderish Unlimited Data plan that never throttles regardless of how much I use it.
I hope that doesn't come to my state, I would have to pay for internet.
I love it when women claim that guys who do this sort of thing are pathetic. If guys prefer this over women, isn't it really women who are pathetic?
Op is right. problem is pc gamers are retarded childs who lick daddys balls so they get big mony pc. call themself masterrace but all in all they are just some fggt bitches who suck balls for getting 3k gaming pc.
console is godrace that one who created pcpeasants in the first place. the console god race needs pc for reaserch and work like money and stuff with that money the consolegods buy their own whores to lick their balls.
you see the difference?
stfu pcfaggots and lick daddys balls!
yes. T-mobile did.
I used to tether my laptop all the fucking time, so when they changed it I noticed instantly. I burned through my 5 gig limit on Youtube the first day without realizing it. Took me 9 phone calls about 2 hours each before I got a straight answer from someone.
I find it funny how GTA V was €45 on release for pc. And still at €60 for the potatoboxes after all these years.
>I can build a gaming PC for the price of a console!
Okay PC fags, feel free to show me a ~$400 gaming PC that lasts the length of a consoles life (PS3 lasted 9 years and they are still making games for it). Not only that, show me a gaming PC where the graphics INCREASE has time goes ON. fucking faggots
Consoles are good for developers mostly, consumers could do better just buying parts (obviously, any pre-compiled system is going to be more expensive than the sum of its parts).
Consoles are nice because developing for standardized hardware is 149% easier
That's fake and gay.
As far as I understand if/when the changes outlined in the Net Neutrality rules take effect (some ifs involved there) It will become unlawful to advertise an "Unlimited plan" and then also throttle it. It might not be anytime soon but hopefully change is coming.
>not liking fake pussy over real shit.
i can believe its not butter, fucking faggot.
Bait aside, when a male that doesn't actively pursue females in the wild is a beta and his genes will die out making him a failure of his species. Or a success depending how you look at it
As many gamers will say, each has their benefits. Handheld, PC, console, mobile, all stand their own ground. As a gamer, and even as a person you should just be able to recognize this. I can't imagine most of you get out very often thinking your PC is the do-it-all S.O.B. you make it out to be.
Ya know it's been proven that people who play video games not only solve more difficult puzzles/problems, they do it significantly faster than their non gaming counterparts. This is why luminosity became a thing
People choose what they are familiar with. That doesn't make it better.
For you there probably wasn't a decent computer in your childhood. In the absence of a functional piece of hardware you looked to the second-rate consoles because they were "dedicated" to playing games. Why buy something more complicated when you can buy something simpler for cheaper?
The problem is that consoles only do one thing with a mediocre result. PCs can do the same thing at a relatively similar price, as well as any number of other things at what could be considered "free".
You pay a premium for the functionality that is being a "PC". Everything to free mods to free games, an internet browser, third party patches, PC-Exclusive games, and much more.
If you are only going to play console games then a console may be for you. But a PC is undeniably superior.
xbox 360 was about 400-500 in 2008 plus yud have to pay for membership $80, plus idk how every many games you have lets say 10x~$80 about $800 on 10 games, then you realise its a xbox so it has shit graphics and gets the red ring of death a few months after you played it 24/7.
PC 1400 can play every game (xbox/ps3) ( for free ) plays games till about now, no red ring no membership.
>couldn't handle sidescrolling.
Without net neutrality the internet will eventually be no longer a place where we can converse in privacy. It's slow right now but the steps are already being taken.
The bill as it is at the moment isn't perfect but it will almost certainly allow other ISPs to perform capitalism on the likes of Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner and AT&T. With competition they will be forced to reduce prices and increase quality. Our infrastructure is already decades behind some European and Asian countries. We let it happen and now we need to fix it.
Consoles do not foster additional friendships. If anything were going to support friendships it would be PCs with easy access to Social Media, more multiplayer games (including MMOs) and dedicated voice chat programs. Not to mention the larger number of available options compared to consoles for when you have guests.
If money is not an issue then you should have purchased a good PC.
Simplicity I can't argue with. Maybe the complexity of the gaming apparatus is indicative of the same in a person.
So you must be a fat and ugly faggot when you need 3 monitors. seems very retarded. but there is help mate. take a bath a razor blade and make some good and deep slices on your arms. that will clean the blood and maybe you wont need any monitor at all.
Friendship isn't a selling point for hardware please stop sounding like a retard
So you basically what it comes down to is you're just a lazy faggot who choose inferiority because if a machine has more than 3 functions you can't be bothered gotcha
As a guy who owns both, gaming pc and ps4 the only thing good about console is that you don'T have to worry about the console getting too outdated to run games.
I keep my pc built until i have to lower the settings to medium and upgrade it. also driver bugs (as for gta v or every battlefield) are annoying. but besides that if i play games it's 90% pc 10% console.
I basically only buy games for console which are exclusive. as soon as it's also available for pc I get it for that.
I'm currently locked in chastity and my wife won't let me out until I buy one of these.
It's a s stereo camera for Oculus Rift
She want's me to wear my Oculus Rift while locked in my straight jacket and tied up tightly inside a custom built, hollow box-spring she had made for our bed while she gets fucked by other men wearing the camera.
She never tells any of the men she fucks that I'm under the bed. I have no idea how she plans on getting them to wear it without telling them bout me. She says she wants me to look her in the eyes while she's getting fucked by a real man.
Never marry a Psychiatrist.
I really want Linux to be the best operating system that there is.
But it just... isnt...
the problem is that everyone flocked to the proprietary piece of garbage that is Microsoft Windows. Everyone loves to hate it but it's the most user-friendly and widely used operating system, despite being such garbage.
If there were an easy way to run windows applications on Linux there would be no reason for anyone to use Windows.
As it is, anyone who wants to create a PC and have it function up to a certain standard needs to have an installation of Windows on their machine.
It isn't that anyone really likes Windows, it's just that there are too many things that rely on Windows to function.
God fuck Microsoft.
Good on you bro I actually have an appointment for paid sex with the Queen of England tomorrow morning afterwards me and Vanilla Ice are gonna go jet skiing out near Malibu while we sip on our thousand dollar bottle champaign
They played an extreme roll in making PC gaming accessible and playable on lower-end computers. NES and a few other consoles were ahead of PC tech for a while solely because they were dedicated for gaming.
If you are into a broad selection of games then it's pretty much both anyway.
any strategy games, plus various others are either only available on PC or are just far better to play.
Consoles are nice for sitting on the sofa and playing casually, ease of use and the controller make it nicer for some things.
Still if I had to bin one I would drop the console every time.
your sentences are poorly formed, so its hard to tell what youre saying, but it sounds like youre arguing for NN for all of the reasons that its bad.
Also I just looked it up. For some reason I always get the principles of net neutrality confused with a particluar bill that went against those principles. Oh well, maybe the memory will stick this time
I think... you win
You are the official king of cucks
This means nothing to his point. "consolegods made pcfaggots." Gaming has been around on pc much longer than consoles, and just because John Carmack was late to the fucking side-scrolling game doesn't mean shit.