Originally Posted by bostonbuddy
Don't plan on getting great pc games when next gen comes out.
Now is probably the last time you'll have games out on pc that look better then consuls.
After next gen comes out consul games will look better then pc, just like they did the first year after 360s came out. After the year or so it takes for pc perf to catch up all you'll be getting is poor ports of consul games, if they keep porting them at all.
It goes way beyond graphics when it comes to PC gaming.
People who game on pc game on pc for specific reasons. The number 1# reason because it's PERSONAL COMPUTER, meaning you can personalized to your liking in every single possible way.
When you buy a console, you're stuck on that one console until 4-6 years later when the new comes out. I just laugh when I see special edition xbox's that have for example a MW2 or Halo cover lol That's the console version of an upgrade, a new face plate.
But it goes way beyond that. On PC, the replay value of games is 1000x than on console. Lets use games like L4D, COD4 and TF2.
On PC, people are constantly coming out with new maps for campaign, online, survivor...etc I can't even count how many custom and top top top quality maps I have for both L4D & L4D2. While on consoles they only have the maps that came with the game and the DLC that valved released and that's it. There's so many awesome mods for L4D like for example, the teletubby mod which is brilliant.
I guarantee there's almost no one playing L4D (1st one) on xbox atm, 'cause they're bored. And I always get the feeling on console as soon as a new game comes out, they completely forget about the previous one. Always see kids going to stores and trading in their games for new ones.
Look at COD4 on pc, the Galactic Warfare mod or Paintball mode. Again the console versions have only what came with the game.
TF2, probably the best example. TF2 STILL has complete full support after so many years AND still has new content almost monthly I would say. So many huge updates and content recently while the console version has completely nothing.
You can do everything on pc. People use computers every day, either for work, internet, school, music, social interactions, gaming...etc So why not go out of your way to make a computer that is for you; a "pc". If you don't like a component, change it. You don't like your keyboard or mouse, change it. Don't like the OS, change it.
For the most part, I like to play all games on max settings. But every once in awhile, like SC2 for me, I enjoy it better on the lowest settings. That's just me. And that's what great about pc, you can change the graphic settings to your liking or change it so it's enjoyable for you. And of course on console you can't.
Another great feature that I absolutely and I mean this, I absolutely LOVE is eyefinity. While console gamers can pick out the biggest tv, they will never be able to game on 3+ monitors with such high resolutions. Playing on 3+ monitors just makes you go "why didn't I do this sooner?"
And not to mention you are already paying for internet, why pay extra to play online? Unbelievable that you have to pay to play online on console. And not to mention all the crap that they charge you for. They charge you to change your gamertag, gamer picture, to buy new themes for your background, new clothes/items for your avatars...etc
Complete rip off. As we all know if you don't like your name on pc, go on steam or whatever and change it lol Free of charge. On PC we can have multiple accounts while consoles have only one.
So at the end of the day, pc is lightyears ahead for gamers because you get to game to your likings, to what fits you as a gamer. It goes way beyond graphics. Even though pc graphics absolutely PWN!!!!