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Feature Article

If You Haven't Tried PC Gaming, Then It's About Time You Did

Power to the people.

Everyone loves to argue whether gaming is better on consoles or PCs, but let's be honest: it really comes down to personal preference. But, if you haven't given PC gaming a chance, you really should. Free from the shackles of brand identity and oversight, the PC, as a platform, creates an ecosystem defined by freedom, first and foremost. It harbors innovation and experimentation, and apart from the associated cost of powerful hardware and the desire for console exclusive games, there's no reason why you shouldn't invest a little cash and take the plunge into the world of PC gaming.

Why, exactly? Allow me to elaborate.

Thousands of Games to Choose From

For starters, there are more games available on PC than there ever will be on a traditional console. PCs are backwards compatible with games that are years, if not decades, old. Granted, it takes know-how to overcome some operating system incompatibility issues, for which the Internet at large is a great resource, but there's nothing stopping you from playing most of the thousands of games released on PCs over the last 30 years or so. You've potentially got a lifetime's supply of games at your fingertips.

At the moment, there are 12,698 PC games available on Steam.

Open Publishing Format

Sure, there are quality-assurance tests to overcome to get your game onto Steam, Valve's digital game sales and distribution service and the most popular among consumers, but based on the variety of games in that catalog alone, it's a welcoming place for offbeat and unusual games. This leaves developers free to create games as they wish; they don't even have to worry about getting them rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board. The bottom line: There are few bureaucratic concerns for developers when developing games for PC. If they want, developers can also skip the likes of Steam altogether and publish their games completely independently. They might not want to, but the point is, they can. There's no platform that's more open to technical and artistic experimentation than the PC, and as good as that is for developers, the resulting variety of games to choose from ultimately benefits consumers.

Configurable Hardware That's Not as Expensive as you Think

In terms of hardware, consoles are static products. The hardware inside, apart from maybe the hard drive, will never change simply because you want it to. PCs are great because, ultimately, you're in control of how powerful your machine is. Maxing out a PC can be extremely costly if you need to be on the cutting edge, but it's not an all or nothing game. You can upgrade your PC piece by piece, and since the price/performance ratio scales with time, you won't have to drop a huge sum of money in one fell swoop to keep up with rendering techniques and the capabilities of consoles.

Even if you're building a PC from scratch, you can get started without spending much more money than you would on a new console. In April, we tried to build a gaming PC that's comparable in performance to a next-gen console for the same price as an Xbox One with a Kinect, which was the only option at the time. We built one machine based on AMD parts, and another with Nvidia and Intel hardware. Our tests prove that, at the time, a gaming PC running cross-platform games can outperform consoles in most cases, for about the same cost. Again, after a few years, you can throw a little more cash towards new parts, and theoretically topple the rendering capabilities of consoles. Yes, you may spend $200 to $300 on a single upgrade, but that's cheaper than buying a brand new console if/when the next generation arrives, which probably won't happen for a very long time.

PC upgrades are a simple affair once you know what you're doing.

The Potential to Play Games Anywhere, Anyway You Like

One of the great things about hardware technology is that as it improves, it also tends to shrink in size. Therefore, we are now able to have thin laptops that are also powerful, and that means gaming on the go has never been easier or more convenient. Massive gaming laptops still exist, but with the likes of Razer's Blade and Blade Pro, we're beginning to see a shift, and it's possible to carry a device that's more powerful than a console, with its own screen, in your backpack.

It's also worth mentioning that, beyond laptops, PC gaming at home is no longer limited to the desktop. Technically, it never was, but it's now easier than ever to send a video signal to your living room. Again, Valve is leading the way with its in-home streaming application, which allows you to send content from your PC to a cheap and small device connected to a TV with little technical expertise required.

As a PC user, you also have a massive selection of accessories and peripherals to choose from. It's a bit of a wild west situation, in that manufacturers from all corners of the globe are experimenting with new hardware, especially now that virtual reality is a hot commodity, but that just means there's a greater chance you can find a mouse, keyboard, or controller that's perfectly suited to your needs. There are also solutions for people with disabilities, including controllers that work with your feet, eye movement, and gestures of all kinds. In terms of accessibility, the PC is second to none when it comes to gaming.

Game Mods are Easy to Create and Share

It's easier than ever for the player to double as a developer if they want get something new out of an existing game. Want to play Grand Theft Auto IV with the powers of Iron Man? No problem! Had enough of Skyrim's dragons? Swap them out with Macho Man Randy Savage! User-generated content continues to grow in popularity, and developers are getting better at giving people the tools they need to create add-ons and mods for their games, but the ubiquity of said tools, and their potential, is greatest on PC. In a lot of cases, PC games are highly flexible, allowing you to use external tools to create new assets, and alter code to change the behavior of in-game elements. Plus, with Valve's Steam Workshop pipeline, accessing and sharing mods is easier than ever. Mods allow players to explore the extent of their imagination and share it with the world, and for better or worse, anything goes on PC when it comes to mods.

Macho Man Randy Dragon.

Cheap Software and Services

The Steam summer sale just wrapped, and those who dared to open their eyes and their wallets probably ended up buying a few more games than they reasonably needed. Why? Because so many great games were cheap to the point that it would be silly not to buy them. Maybe game X wasn't attractive at $20 because you weren't sold on its premise or gameplay. But when that same game is $5, the risk of investment wanes, and you're more likely to take a chance. The allure of low-risk purchases can lead to a backlog scenario that many PC gamers are all too familiar with, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Who cares if I have 20, 30, or 100 games in my Steam library that I haven't played yet? At least I have them should the day come that I run out of something to play.

To be fair, there are often sales on console games, but there are barriers to accessing those prices. Most of the time, you have to belong to a premium subscription service like PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold to get these discounts, but also, to play games online. Unless you're talking about subscription-based massively multiplayer online games, you're able to play online multiplayer PC games free of charge in nearly every case.

What About Consoles?

I still love console gaming as it exists today, but I appreciate it for different reasons than I do PC gaming. For now, there are reasons to argue for both sides of the PC vs. console debate, but if you've shied away from PCs in the past because they're not immediately user-friendly, consider giving PC gaming a chance for the reasons mentioned above, and you may find yourself pleasantly surprised by everything the platform has to offer.

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2124 comments
Speranza318
Speranza318

If you want the best experience in gaming, you have to pay for it.  It has nothing to do with preference.  No one would rather see a game run at 30fps with medium to high settings when they could see it at 60fps on ultra settings and advanced graphical enhancements at a higher resolution.  The limiting factor is the price.

Sweetew
Sweetew

I don´t get some of you people.

You´re trying so hard to defend your platform, that it makes you look like little kids having an argument over which toy is the most "superior" when the fact is that both consoles and PC´s have strength and weaknesses.

I got a PS4 and a gaming rig that can run most games in high-ultra. But you know what? I use them for different things.

Last night, I just finished the last of us, and it is one of the BEST games I have ever played in my life. Not because it does something new, but what it does, it does masterfully. And the multiplayer is goddamn awesome.

My PC I use for gaming aswell, mostly strategi games and whatnot. I just purchased Endless legends which I find better than CIV 5, and boy am I having a good time with it. I of course also use my PC for browsing and creating content.

But here´s the thing. Yesterday I spent 2½ hours getting my DS4 to work in Dark souls II on the PC, and that was frustrating as hell, but I ended up making it work.


But there are days when I just want to sit in comfort without sitting hench over my desktop, and I find a controller to be so more comfortable to play with than a mouse and keyboard.


Then there´s steam. While certainly a great platform, I have come to not like Valve so much, because of their incredible hostility towards their consumers. What´s that, you just purchased a game that was broken beyond anything. sorry we can´t help you. What´s that, you just bought a game that was falsely advertised. Sorry we can´t help you. There are no such thing as a refund from valve, and even EA has better customer service than valve by offering refunds,

While I certainly see the same issues on the playstation store, but I very rarely buy digital games, as I much prefer them to be physical. I like to own my games, an increasing rarity in this industry.

Thankfully the European court is starting to side with customers and not corps like valve.

mobywv
mobywv

consoles are for kiddies, pcs are for adults.   It's that simple.

scottw84
scottw84

Can knock a cheap gaming PC together for about £500-600, it'll run all titles currently out, perhaps not on full settings but good enough to make it look nice. Once you have that get Steam and kiss your money good bye.

hajime_saki
hajime_saki

Both are great.

PC have the power to run new graphic, easily upgradeable, latest technology in every aspect, lots of game dated from several decades ago up until now.

Consoles have the exclusive titles, better gameplay and stories.


I won't say that PC games are bad, but yeah, most of it is crap. But PC has thousands of games, that if you compare the number of good games on PC, can easily beat the number of good games on console.

Both offers unique experience, that the other one might not be able to do.

Playing DOTA, LoL or WoW on consoles is out of question. But playing Fatal Frame, Monster Hunter or Atelier Series on PC is a hassle (*cough* emu *cough*).

PC games usually designed as one machine one player, which is nice if you want to focus.

Console games usually designed as one machine many players, which is nice for playing against your friend side by side.


Indeed, PC is superior in hardware, but consoles has its exclusive games. Both offers great experience.

So, don't bash each other when you never tried both.


PS: I'm not into FPS.

alechair
alechair

I work on the CGI industry, so I do have quite a powerful pc at home, mostly for freelance jobs. 

But since I'm not into the animation stage, I usually don't need a powerful videocard. 
Since I can't afford a PS4, this year I decided to give pc gaming a chance and bought a GTX 970 last week.
I felt like this video was totally unhelpful.
I don't think modding is a plus, most of the times all you get is buggy crap (that's my experience with mods at least).
Pc gaming ain't cheap. And it isn't confortable as playing on your couch with friends.

You should have put more emphasis the advantage of the mouse/keyboard control scheme, which is great for fps/rts games.

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

I spent 400$ 10 years ago and have played some of the greatest games in existence, some of which you can't get on  Pc. The cheaper games thing is a myth, I guess this guy has never seen a sale at game fly and I constantly get games on xbl for 3.49$. Sites like Cheap ass gamer will steer you in the right direction on how to find the cheapest price.You pay for online but that whole 3 dollars a month  does not cost more than buying a nice Pc rig that  will last you 2 or 3 years. Oh yeah, I could give a crap about the Pc back log, old game suck, and there are to many new games to play anyway.


I come home crack open a beer get on my lazy boy and game. Want to move to another room go to a friends house no problem, try that with PC. Have friends come over and we all get to play, good times.


Don't get me wrong I've had some of the greatest experiences on PC, but it's costly and it's a hassle I don't want to deal with after getting off 12 hour shift, push a button and I'm gaming. To each their own. 


Graphics? Pffft, game play is and always will be king, imo. Who cares if it looks a little better? You want to pay the price that's your business, I would rather help somebody out , but that's just me. 


gamebuyer22
gamebuyer22

So my Father recently bought a new computer. Laughably overpowered for what he uses it for. It's a Dell XPS desktop. Cant remember the model number. Anyways its Core i7 with 16gb ram, 4gb of an Nvidia GTX 700 something,yadda yadda. 

So i bought Crysis 3 cheap from Best Buy to take over to test it. It had all settings at high by default and it ran at 10 to 15 fps. I turned everything down to medium and it ran better but still under 30fps. So a $900 PC cant play Crysis 3 well?? Really. His computer trounced even the recommended requirements. Would this PC play most games?? PC games are very unoptimized i get that. 

I just bought a PS4 a few weeks ago. Most of the games are very comparable to the PC versions. Such as Far Cry, Diablo, COD Advanced Warfare,  Wolfenstein, Aliens, Mordor, Tomb Raider etc. $400 PS4 is still a better deal than a $900-1000 PC that cant run Crysis well.

hammoud
hammoud

I'm really curious, what's a good AAA grade PC exclusive with the graphics that would merit spending $2000 on a rig?

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

...and if you do own a gaming PC, make yourself a treat and download Renegade X, the remake of Command and Conquer : Renegade

hitomo
hitomo

I still laugh at u consoleros playin those 4 year old 'next-gen' games ...


I am in the lucky position to alwaya Point to the fact that I Need all that equipment for my work and not only for gaming ^^ ... but seriously, what u are used from consoles today is not more then mobile gaming on a tv compared to pc games

riotinto876
riotinto876

@hajime_saki You sure wrote a lot for someone who said so many incorrect things. Consoles have better gameplay? lol wut? Do you even know what gameplay refers to? I fail to see an association to the platform the game is on, since you mentioned you don't play fps games, otherwise pc would have an advantage there.

97% of games are multiplatform, and those who have local co-op on console, will most of the times also have it on the pc version if it makes sense to have it.

There are mobas and mmos on consoles as well, so I don't see why you would require a PC for those either.


I get your love everybody point, but please, make it with valid arguments.

archav3n
archav3n

@starranger_spen They can't play RTS nor even MOBA too! For the record, even FPS games have auto aim assist.

nicolasetespqr
nicolasetespqr

@alechair Doesn't a 970 cost as much as a ps4?


Modding is kind of inconsistent. You can get buggy crap, and you can get some of the best experiences in gaming history (like Project Reality for BF2, or Blitzkrieg mod for Company of Heroes).


I have a pc plugged to my TV right know. It's a black box with controllers coming out of it. I don't see how it is any different than a console.



In any case I agree, the only real difference (And majoy selling point) with PC gaming is the advantages of mouse/keyboard.

jellyman68
jellyman68

@VegasDawg Cheaper games isn't a myth at all. Most games are cheaper on PC from release date. I've never seen a PC game that I wanted that cost £45 on release, yet just about every PS4 game I own cost that much. I just paid £45 ($68.97) for GTA V on PS4 and I see it's being offered for pre-order for PC for £35 ($53.64). That's typical for almost every game released.

Not only that, but I got 5 free games with my GPU that would have cost nearly the price of the GPU if I'd bought them on console. 

zefur
zefur

@VegasDawg lol. Your entire statement is laughable. The door is that way angry console gamer -->

nicolasetespqr
nicolasetespqr

@VegasDawg Is it a myth?


Ain't that funny considering how in this very website there is an article displaying christmas gaming deals that shows how you can get Battlefield 4 for 5$ on PC and 20$ on PS4/Xbox on the very same store?

elessarGObonzo
elessarGObonzo

@gamebuyer22 because your dad is dumb enough to buy a prepackaged ripoff from Dell doesn't mean it's the platform's problem.

nicolasetespqr
nicolasetespqr

@gamebuyer22 a) pc games being unopotimized has nothing to do with the platform itself, but with the developer being unable to (or purposefully not wanting to) do it properly.


b) in most multiplatform games, the graphics of the console version are lowered (either resolution, or framerate or settings).


c) PCs are not just for gaming, they can do a lot of more stuff, and therefore are more expensive (initially).


d) PC games are way cheaper.


e) Crysis is one of the more demanding games in the market.


f) The hardware of a PS4 is made by AMD, it's not like they have a magical hardware supplier that makes stuff run better. If a PC with equivalent hardware runs slower, either the game is not optimized (again, not a pc's fault) or the graphic settings are lowered in the console.


g) Being "a better deal" is a very subjetive matter. Fact is, a PC offers you countless more options (and not just in gaming) than a console does. 


h) you still need an additional device to post here, so unless you got that device for free in your console bundle, then the console deal is starting to look worse and worse.

elessarGObonzo
elessarGObonzo

@hammoud none. with the extras: my 6 HDs, peripherals, and top of the line cooling i'm still ~ $1000. maxing out the settings of every modern game I run @ 1080p with added 16x QSAA filtering and higher DSR resolutions.

now add in the fact that I'm creating CGI, creating 2D art, editing & creating videos, editing & creating music, burning cd dvd & blu-rays, building web pages, creating & editing spreadsheets, and everything the internet has to offer all in one system. i'd say it's well worth it.

nicolasetespqr
nicolasetespqr

@hammoud Depends on taste.


To me, PC is not superior because of graphics, but because of the complexity and depth it allows in its games.


That said, I guess the only pc exclusive that is demanding due to graphics is probably ArmA. Most PC exclusive games don't really need a powerful rig, but a keyboard to be played.

sammoth
sammoth

@hitomo  While myself a PC gamer for the better part 30+ years. I see no problems with people playing consoles as well. It's comments like yours that are an embarrassment to the gaming community as a whole.


Little Known Fact : Not all PC gamers play on Gaming rigs less that 4yrs old.

Sweetew
Sweetew

@archav3n @starranger_spen Not true. If you had done a little research you would know that it is possible, and that a moba like game already exists on the PS4.

elessarGObonzo
elessarGObonzo

@nicolasetespqr @alechair for some reason this comes up every time PC is mentioned. consolite ignorance?

comfort is not an issue when gaming on PC.

there is a 60' HDMI cable running from my main gaming PC to my 47" LG3D television which has a large comfortable sofa and a recliner. using my 360 Gamepad for Windows or my wireless keyboard and mouse when sitting here playing the simple action games or shooters. also have at my desk my 27" LG Cinema3D monitor with my gaming mouse and keyboard for more in depth rpg or strategy type games where i'd rather be closer to the screen with my arms propped on my plush leather office chair and feet sitting nicely on my Rosewill footrest.

alechair
alechair

@nicolasetespqr it does cost as much, but games are cheaper. waaaay cheaper.
the difference-to-a-console experience, is noticeable for people who is not into tech stuff.
for example, having your girlfrind playing little big planet on the ps3.

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@nicolasetespqr @VegasDawg Lol, because that's the only place to buy games. Do a little research fanBOY, they are out there. You might have to use google, don't get a blister. Stupid and lazy post.

gamebuyer22
gamebuyer22

@nicolasetespqr @gamebuyer22 

Im fully aware of how PC gaming is. My PC is from 07 and can do pretty much anything, but play recent games. I had a PC in the 90s that played pretty much anything. Same as in late 90s and early 2000s where my computer blazed every game. Now companies expect your PC to just brute force games instead of actually optimizing.

My point is though if a $1000 PC wont run Crysis 3 acceptably what will?? Also i didnt say the PS4 games were as good visually as PC. I said comparable which is true. Most of the Ps4 games released have "High" PC assets. 1080p and 30fps(sometimes 60fps). No one expected the $400 PS4 to be played above 1080p at 120fps.


I own 14 PS4 games and i havent paid over $25 for any of them. Several were sub $20. All new. Best Buy Black Friday or deal of days is where i got them. Or Buy 2 get 1 free. Sell 2 and keep one basically. Plus i get 20% off every new game purchase.



VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@nicolasetespqr @gamebuyer22


b) Graphics, pfft, give me game play. There goes all that money you save on your games.


C) NEWS FLASH: Everybody has a PC.


d) I pay 3 to 10 dollars per game , I forgot though you spent your money on graphics, I spent that money or more games. You might have to use google to find cheap console games,lol.


e) Funny I paid 3 bucks for Crysis 3 and have no problems whatsoever and it looks great. I forgot you can't get cheap games on console.....lmao...fanBOY myth.


f) Blah, blah, blah who cares? Push a button on my console...no problems.


g) Repetitive... everybody has a pc, DERP.


h) More blah, blah , blah....EVERBODY HAS A PC, DOUBLE DERP.

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

@sammoth @hitomo Who said a problems with people playing consoles?

There's no Problem even if you are playing hide and seek LOL!

You made me laugh so Hard when you said Not all PC gamers play on Gaming rigs less that 4yrs old.

My PC is 5 Years Old and i can still run Modern Games late 2014 :D

hitomo
hitomo

@sammoth @hitomo  I update parts of my rig every 2-3 years ... so its never out or up to date, ist organic ... ans what does the 'gaming community' has ever done for me, except trying to manipulate me on order to favour mediocre mainstream products ... ?


when I show my friends who dont know pc gaming ryse, they think its all prerendered somehow, when I Switch to u tube and show them ryse cutscenes taken from the xbox Version, they refuse to believe / accept the fact / the reality of it happening ... (happened in 2013 actually)


thats how spoiled and in-side the box console Players are, thats how tehy where shapped during the last 15 years of Mainstream market


I am not ur enemy, dude ... really

nicolasetespqr
nicolasetespqr

@VegasDawg @nicolasetespqr 


Aham, so you consider that paying 10$ today for USED games (Xcom, LA Noire) for Xbox that I got for PC around 2 years ago for 6$-7$ BRAND NEW on Steam is cheaper.


That's cute.



Baaaaaaaa.

nicolasetespqr
nicolasetespqr

@VegasDawg @nicolasetespqr Google? feel free to point to me a single major retailer in which you can get console games as cheap as in Steam.


The very devs/publishers (ie Electronic Arts) often sell the console versions at a higher price in their official stores... even at launch...

Those are just facts, don't know how mentioning facts makes me fanboy...



(you know what does actually make a fanboy? taking fact statements as personal attacks).

nicolasetespqr
nicolasetespqr

@gamebuyer22 @nicolasetespqr Comparable is subjetive. To me, the difference between 720p@30fps with lowered graphics and 1080p@60 fps (which is pretty much the standard these days, there are way higher settings) is huge.


Eventually you get used to everything, but the different is pretty clear to my eyes. Also, again, the lack of optimization is not a fault of the platform, is a fault of the developers.


I checked for instance Diablo 3 (which is not a particularly demanding title) for  PS4 at a friends house and it looked like crap compared to how the demo looked on my pc with medium settings and a very old graphics card.


In any case, you are not really missing a lot with Crysis 3, so don't worry.


I never said you can't get cheap console games, I said pc games are cheaper as a general rule.

nicolasetespqr
nicolasetespqr

@VegasDawg @nicolasetespqr @gamebuyer22


Who said a single word about graphics? You can get the same gameplay on a pc and on a console, that has nothing to do with the platform... console games are actually developed on pcs, so please.


I spent my money in graphics? I'm using a 5 year old HD4870, nice try. Games I'm currently playing: Europa Universalis, Gunpoint and Don't Starve. You don't really need a Titan to run those, you know.


I got BF3 for less than a dollar, not impressed to be honest. I never said you can't get cheap games on consoles, I said PC games are cheaper as a general rule.


You are right, I'm sick of having to call my 10 MIT engineers team everytime i want to turn my pc on.



By the way, doesn't acknowledging that everyone has a PC make a PC a better deal, since you don't have to buy 2 devices to do basically the same stuff? I'm sorry but that kind of defeats your point.

alechair
alechair

@nicolasetespqr heck no... I'm to old to be a fanboy, hahahaha.
I just love videogames and try to buy my stuff wisely.
I had almost every console in my life, I love consoles.
Right now I'm making my first major pc-gaming approach, since for me, computers always were tools for working, not for playing.
Still I think each one has its advantages. 

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@nicolasetespqr @VegasDawg One more thing, I can take any game I have to the MS store and get a 10$ minimum in return. How much do you get back when you trade your games in? Dang I paid 10$ for most of my games and I'm getting 10$ back...PC cheaper. lmao only in your wildest dreams.  I'll be waiting for that one fanBOY. Bhaaaa is correct.  School is out, hope you learned something today.

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@nicolasetespqr @VegasDawg Just would like to shove games with gold and ps plus down your non functioning brain.. You can't beat free or as you would say 3 dollars a month.lol  Cost me 35 bucks for 548$ worth of games. Still think it's cheaper?

You loving the drm? Take your myth and shove it where the son don't shine fanBOY.

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@nicolasetespqr @VegasDawg Tell me the difference dum dum, you get the original codes.....YOU DON"T GET THE PHYSICAL COPY. Fing sheep you can lead them to a brain but you can't make them use it. lmao. 


No differnce whatsoever between new and these games, not to mention .where are your physical copies?

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@nicolasetespqr @VegasDawg Example: Wolfenstein 20 bucks on steam...oh my.... wait for it.....give me a second I have to warp to the future.......got it.........it's 10 bucks at game fly, It was nearly impossible but I did it......MYTH DEFEATED.


Happy Holidays.

gamebuyer22
gamebuyer22

@nicolasetespqr @gamebuyer22 

I can see the difference between 30fps, 60fps,720p and 1080p as well. Though no PS4 game displays as low as 720p. Like i said most PS4 games use PC high assets. Some like COD Ghosts, Advanced Warfare and Diablo 3 use the PCs highest assets. Every PS4 game is 1080p except Battlefield 4 900p, Watch Dogs 900p, and Assassins Creed Unity 900p. PS4 also has several 1080p 60fps games.


I respect your opinion but Diablo 3 is basically identical on PS4 and PC. So if you say Diablo 3 looks like crap on PS4 then it definitely does on PC.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-diablo-3-ultimate-evil-face-off

Oh and i played though Crysis 3 with the lowly PS3 version haha.

nicolasetespqr
nicolasetespqr

@VegasDawg @nicolasetespqr


For 1€ a game? The calories that I have to burn walking to gamestop cost more money.



You don't get 10$ in return, you get 10$ for giving away a game that costed you quite more than that and that you will never be able to use again. So no, its not cheaper. 



And if you won't take my word because you insist on calling me a fanboy (which is funny since I was playing with consoles 10 years before I even touched a PC) scroll up to the very first comment and check how a guy who actually prefers consoles says, and i quote, "[pc] games are cheaper. waaaay cheaper."

nicolasetespqr
nicolasetespqr

@VegasDawg @nicolasetespqr Well, given that they were giving Left 4 dead 2 (aka one of the best games of the past years) or Metro 2033 for free not so long ago, that they were selling BF3 for less than a dollar yesterday, and that I have got more games from Humble Bundle under 50cents per game than I know what to do with, I'd say yes.


Hell... I got the entire GTA franchise with all its expansions for 7 bucks...



You have to pay for PS+ to play the multiplayer of games you already own and be given crap games that you can't even chose and you call me a sheep. Cool.


Cool, cool, cool.


nicolasetespqr
nicolasetespqr

@VegasDawg @nicolasetespqr I have physical copies of several games (Namelly BF2, Medieval 2, 2 copies of World in Conflict, BFBC2, BF3, Arma2, Starcraft 2, World of Warcraft and The Burning Crusade) and they are all eating dust in a shelf. Hell, I even bought games I own phyisically again just for the commodity it means to have them on my Steam library... and guess what, I did that because the price was ridiculous.


Phyiscal copies are not really a selling point these days to be honest. With a fast internet connection and 4TB of extremelly inexpensive storage space, I much prefer having them as backup images in my drive or even better, stored into some powerful server wasting space in some Valve facility and not in my much more limited in space (and way more expensive per square metter) flat.


And if you REALLY, REALLY want it on a disc (don't really see the point, but whatever), you can always burn the image on a dvd for the cost of a bubble gum.



Dum dum? yikes, your dialectics are getting more mature with every commentary.

elessarGObonzo
elessarGObonzo

@gamebuyer22 @nicolasetespqr you guys sound like republican vs democrat assholes. just use a fact when it supports your rant and then act like it's something that doesn't matter when you're on the other side of the fence.

but, it's a fact that neither the PS4 or the One are getting good resolutions, frame rates, or utilizing all the DirectX11-12 effects and filters available. one of them may do one or the other, 1080p or 60fps, but neither can handle both consistently or use modern anti-aliasing or post processing.

i'm glad people are still enjoying their consoles and gaming in general but just give up with the bs about it being on par with PC gaming.

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

@nicolasetespqr @VegasDawg Some people you just can't reach......smh???  I proved to you that you can game on console for the same to even lower prices, FACT! You can buy those used games for 10$ and trade them in instantly and you will get 10$ store credit , I assume.. Free game.That's all there is, the defense rest your honor. You just have to think a little. You can do this up to 5 times , ya hear xboxers, A lot of people like to hate on MS, but they have great deals like this all of the time, Steam is not the only company in the whole wide world that put games on sale. I'm sorry I was name calling that was childish of me. I was already irritated when I starter to write, you didn't deserve that. Happy New Year, may we all game in peaced

VegasDawg
VegasDawg

Wanted to edit out the first sentence I was going to act like an a$$, but I started thinking. And I know how to spell peace.