Why even own a console?

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#101 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27858 posts) -
[QUOTE="locopatho"][QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"][QUOTE="DarthClark"] Its not here now but one day the tablet will be graphically as powerful as a desktop if history is any indicator.

No it won't, are handhelds as powerful as consoles?

Yeah, look at the Vita, it's definitely beyond the Wii and close to 360/PS3 levels. There are PS3/Vita multiplats as well.

There are PC/tablet multiplats but that doesn't mean the high end games.
#102 Posted by locopatho (20345 posts) -

[QUOTE="locopatho"][QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"]No it won't, are handhelds as powerful as consoles?blue_hazy_basic
Yeah, look at the Vita, it's definitely beyond the Wii and close to 360/PS3 levels. There are PS3/Vita multiplats as well.

There are PC/tablet multiplats but that doesn't mean the high end games.

Yeah be we aren't talkin Angry Birds here, we're talking full, 3D, retail games, appearing the same on PS3/Vita.

We aren't gonna see Skyrim on a phone or anything like that anytime soon but the gap is closing way faster then I ever could have dreamed.

In 10 years handheld games went from this:

metroid_fusion_2.gif

to this:

killzone-mercenary.jpg

#103 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27858 posts) -

[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"][QUOTE="locopatho"] Yeah, look at the Vita, it's definitely beyond the Wii and close to 360/PS3 levels. There are PS3/Vita multiplats as well.locopatho

There are PC/tablet multiplats but that doesn't mean the high end games.

Yeah be we aren't talkin Angry Birds here, we're talking full, 3D, retail games, appearing the same on PS3/Vita.

We aren't gonna see Skyrim on a phone or anything like that anytime soon but the gap is closing way faster then I ever could have dreamed.

In 10 years handheld games went from this:

Yea I mean I agree i suppose that they are getting closer, you're right, but they will always be behind due to space and cooling limitations. Its one thing to produce nice looking images, its another thing altogether to have a mass of AI, operating intelligently and with proper physics, textures, ambiant shadows, lighting etc
#104 Posted by Puckhog04 (22606 posts) -

Why own a gaming PC? All you get is RTS and MMO games...:|

See...I can do it too.

#105 Posted by GamerEye (1670 posts) -

Why own anything really?

#106 Posted by MonsieurX (30402 posts) -

[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"][QUOTE="locopatho"] Yeah, look at the Vita, it's definitely beyond the Wii and close to 360/PS3 levels. There are PS3/Vita multiplats as well.locopatho

There are PC/tablet multiplats but that doesn't mean the high end games.

Yeah be we aren't talkin Angry Birds here, we're talking full, 3D, retail games, appearing the same on PS3/Vita.

We aren't gonna see Skyrim on a phone or anything like that anytime soon but the gap is closing way faster then I ever could have dreamed.

In 10 years handheld games went from this:

metroid_fusion_2.gif

to this:

killzone-mercenary.jpg

Could at least show a gameplay picture for both... :|
#107 Posted by carlisledavid79 (10503 posts) -
Well if I didn't own any consoles then there would be games I want that I couldn't get to play. Really isn't rocket science to work out.
#108 Posted by rockydog1111 (2076 posts) -

Plain and simple, cause I like them along with my PC. I'm not a fanboy and they get games the PC doesn't get.

#109 Posted by clone01 (24828 posts) -

To play games.

#110 Posted by immortality20 (7957 posts) -

Why own a PC if you don't want one? People do like playing on consoles, even though PC fanboys can't fathom it. We know, you're sooo much better than us.

#111 Posted by SNIPER4321 (10144 posts) -
[QUOTE="carlisledavid79"]Well if I didn't own any consoles then there would be games I want that I couldn't get to play. Really isn't rocket science to work out.

you have avy of HL2 and sig of squall from FFVIII? wierd avy/sig combo. make no sense..
#112 Posted by MonsieurX (30402 posts) -
[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"][QUOTE="carlisledavid79"]Well if I didn't own any consoles then there would be games I want that I couldn't get to play. Really isn't rocket science to work out.

you have avy of HL2 and sig of squall from FFVIII? wierd avy/sig combo. make no sense..

Not everyone has the same (horrible) game tastes
#113 Posted by clone01 (24828 posts) -
[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"][QUOTE="carlisledavid79"]Well if I didn't own any consoles then there would be games I want that I couldn't get to play. Really isn't rocket science to work out.

you have avy of HL2 and sig of squall from FFVIII? wierd avy/sig combo. make no sense..

Not everyone is a close-minded idiot about their gaming tastes.
#114 Posted by locopatho (20345 posts) -
[QUOTE="locopatho"]

[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"] There are PC/tablet multiplats but that doesn't mean the high end games.MonsieurX

Yeah be we aren't talkin Angry Birds here, we're talking full, 3D, retail games, appearing the same on PS3/Vita.

We aren't gonna see Skyrim on a phone or anything like that anytime soon but the gap is closing way faster then I ever could have dreamed.

In 10 years handheld games went from this:

metroid_fusion_2.gif

to this:

killzone-mercenary.jpg

Could at least show a gameplay picture for both... :|

Does it matter? They've gone from SNES to PS3 level in a decade is my point.
#115 Posted by MonsieurX (30402 posts) -
[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="locopatho"]

Yeah be we aren't talkin Angry Birds here, we're talking full, 3D, retail games, appearing the same on PS3/Vita.

We aren't gonna see Skyrim on a phone or anything like that anytime soon but the gap is closing way faster then I ever could have dreamed.

In 10 years handheld games went from this:

metroid_fusion_2.gif

to this:

killzone-mercenary.jpg

locopatho
Could at least show a gameplay picture for both... :|

Does it matter? They've gone from SNES to PS3 level in a decade is my point.

Yes it matters.
#116 Posted by Ricardomz (2329 posts) -

Playstation: God of War, Heavenly Sword, Ratchet & Clank, Infamous, Uncharted, Little Big Planet, Twisted Metal, Heavy Rain, Metal Gear Solid, All Stars Battle Royale, Gran Turismo, The Last of Us, etc...

Xbox: Halo, Gears of War, Forza Motorsport, Lost Odyssey, Banjo-Kazooie, Alan Wake (console vers.), Fable (console vers.), Blue Dragon, Crackdown, Just Dance, Kameo, Left 4 Dead (console vers.), etc...

Wii: Super Mario Galaxy, Dead Space Extraction, Super Smash Bros, Boom Blox, New Super Mario Bros, Mario Kart, Wii Sports, Metroid Prime, de Blob, The Last Story, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Xenoblade, etc...

This majorly. Console exclusives.

#117 Posted by locopatho (20345 posts) -
[QUOTE="MonsieurX"] Does it matter? They've gone from SNES to PS3 level in a decade is my point.

Yes it matters.

Why? You get my point either way.
#118 Posted by themagicbum9720 (6505 posts) -

[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"]Some people think PC gaming is expensive yet they buy multiple consoles inculiding handheld which cost more than Gaming PC. also why plasma TV dont count as cost? OB-47

Because most people already own a TV, meaning all they need to buy is the console

most people already own windows, speakers, keyboard and mouse, monitor, case, sound card, etc, meaning all they need to play games is a gpu that doesnt bottleneck, blow up their psu and is compatible with the motherboard they already own, even if they needed to replace a few things it's still cheap if you know what to get. yet every one here adds all those things that are already owned to the cost of a computer. if they add that, they should add a tv to their console cost, which could be more expensive or the same as an average gaming computer(barely 1k), depending on what tv they own.

if i add my tv to my wii, it comes to 780 not counting taxes(42 inch plasma was 300 dollars off on sale and tax free) my computer cost a little more than 4 times that ($3,435.93 and counting) not because i needed to spend that much to play games, but because i like upgrading and overkill and do more than play games.

/endcomment

edit: gamespot broke my paragraphs

#119 Posted by meconate (10476 posts) -

For a second when I read the topic, I thought you were gonna ask why people bother owning a console if all they can do is spend their time b*** about every game that comes out... I was wrong.

#120 Posted by percuvius2 (1982 posts) -

My PC won't get Halo 4 and NHL games always seem to suck on PC.

#121 Posted by GOGOGOGURT (4470 posts) -

It's fun.

#122 Posted by godzillavskong (7899 posts) -
[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"]Some people think PC gaming is expensive yet they buy multiple consoles inculiding handheld which cost more than Gaming PC. also why plasma TV dont count as cost?

Well it seems like you do get better deals on pc games. It seems like there are always sales going on at Steam.
#123 Posted by godzillavskong (7899 posts) -

Why own a gaming PC? All you get is RTS and MMO games...:|

See...I can do it too.

Puckhog04
There are a lot more than that, which I'm sure your aware of, although as far as exclusive pc stuff, there may be a majority of RTS, and MMO games.
#124 Posted by godzillavskong (7899 posts) -

Why own a PC if you don't want one? People do like playing on consoles, even though PC fanboys can't fathom it. We know, you're sooo much better than us.

immortality20
I own all three. PC, 360,PS3,and Wii. Wait, that's four. Best to play em all and not choose sides.
#125 Posted by ArisShadows (22645 posts) -
I like games?
#126 Posted by blackace (20855 posts) -

At this point in the gen, consoles arn't really worth much aside paper weights or doorstops.. All you get is a jaggy, lesser gamingexperience. The extremly rare worthwhile exclusive doens't warrant paying 200$+ per console not to mention controllers other peripherals. And tbh i'd rather avoid the dozens the casual fps's, movies, wannabe racing sim's, and rehashed fighters... Only fathomable reason to own a console is if you cant afford a decent PC or to play with console only friends..

Inb4 Elitist

jimmyrussle117
Because you can't play many of the PS3, Wii and XBox 360 exclusives on a PC. Most of the decent PC games are now on consoles. There's no reason to play games on a PC unless you're a graphic whore and care about mods. I'm neither.
#127 Posted by HaloPimp978 (7295 posts) -

GAMES.godzillavskong

This

#128 Posted by Blackbond (24504 posts) -

Because even a King likes to enjoy the common folk and peasants every now and again

EXPOSED!!!

#129 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"][QUOTE="LegatoSkyheart"]

So many Exclusives!

MonsieurX

not a single good one.

Too much colors.

Yeah, needs more brown and gray to be playable!

#130 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (28418 posts) -

video games...

#131 Posted by mitu123 (153911 posts) -

Why own a PC when it doesn't have all the games everyone wants?

#132 Posted by Vatusus (4673 posts) -

Inb4 Elitist

jimmyrussle117

nah, you're not an elitist... just an idiot

#133 Posted by WarOf1993 (88 posts) -
Amazing how the dumbest questions get the most responses.
#134 Posted by mariokart64fan (19522 posts) -

quite frankly i dont have a choice on limited income - and having to save up to replace a car atm , also the fact that pc does not offer me these games

1 mariokart

2 marioparty

3 zelda

4 forza

5 dkc

6 metroid

7 wii sports resort

8 top gear

9 turok

10 perfect dark --- and other exclusives from wii and back

#135 Posted by blackace (20855 posts) -

Because even a King likes to enjoy the common folk and peasants every now and again

EXPOSED!!!

Blackbond

Yeah, I play PC games every now and again too. lol!!

*****************************************************************************

Why own a PC when it doesn't have all the games everyone wants?

mitu123


And many of the games we do want are already on consoles.
#136 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27858 posts) -

Because even a King likes to enjoy the common folk and peasants every now and again

EXPOSED!!!

Blackbond
Post more.
#137 Posted by blackace (20855 posts) -
[QUOTE="Blackbond"]

Because even a King likes to enjoy the common folk and peasants every now and again

EXPOSED!!!

blue_hazy_basic
Post more.

List them all. lol!!
#138 Posted by RR360DD (11978 posts) -
I was a PC gamer last gen but never bothered to upgrade because I just didn't want the hassle. I'm perfectly happy with my 360/PS3/Macbook Pro combo.
#139 Posted by ZombieKiller7 (6255 posts) -

There's lots of viable setups.

Laptop + 360 = play everything, do everything

Desktop PC + PS3 = play everything, do everything

I don't see what the argument's about.

If you don't have a console then you're missing out, but for some people what they get on PC or console (solo platform) is enough for them and that's fine.

PC used to be "must have" now it's not.

PC used to be "best experience" now it's not.

As devices get smaller and more advanced, "High Def" becomes easier to achieve and beefier hardware becomes irrelevant, even phones are HD now.

This creates anxiety for PC gamers who see their platform largely becoming irrelevant.

Unaccustomed to this irrelevance, they sit on forums 24x7 bashing other platforms, and in turn BEING bashed for their rampant dickishness.

The whole thing is just so pathetic and unncessary.

Digital is universal, EVERYTHING is "PC" now, your phone is PC, your PS3 is PC, your 360 is PC, tablet is PC, Windows is PC, Mac is PC.

That's what Tim Cook means by the term "Post PC era."

PC = personal computer

It doesn't mean "Windows/Intel"

#140 Posted by Newhopes (4579 posts) -

Almost Zero interest in PC games.

#141 Posted by tenaka2 (17040 posts) -

This creates anxiety for PC gamers who see their platform largely becoming irrelevant.

ZombieKiller7

Didn't you get the memo? Consoles are dying.

#142 Posted by ZombieKiller7 (6255 posts) -

[QUOTE="ZombieKiller7"]

This creates anxiety for PC gamers who see their platform largely becoming irrelevant.

tenaka2

Didn't you get the memo? Consoles are dying.

Yeah right, text me when they're dead, it'll give me an excuse to catch up on my Steam backlog.

#143 Posted by locopatho (20345 posts) -

[QUOTE="ZombieKiller7"]

This creates anxiety for PC gamers who see their platform largely becoming irrelevant.

tenaka2

Didn't you get the memo? Consoles are dying.

Consoles have sold more and gotten more dev support then ever this gen :) Don't lie, it taints Kung Fu Panda when you do : ' (
#144 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (27858 posts) -
[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

[QUOTE="ZombieKiller7"]

This creates anxiety for PC gamers who see their platform largely becoming irrelevant.

locopatho

Didn't you get the memo? Consoles are dying.

Consoles have sold more and gotten more dev support then ever this gen :) Don't lie, it taints Kung Fu Panda when you do : ' (

*looks @ sig* yes ...
#145 Posted by blackace (20855 posts) -

[QUOTE="ZombieKiller7"]

This creates anxiety for PC gamers who see their platform largely becoming irrelevant.

tenaka2

Didn't you get the memo? Consoles are dying.

The same thing was said about PC gaming. LOL!! Memo must have come from a troll. Consoles aren't going anywhere. We already know that there will be another Wii, PS and XBox within the next 2 years. What's funny is even with software sales being lower in 2010, 2011 and 2012 for consoles, they still outsold PC software sales every year. lol!!
#146 Posted by Timstuff (26837 posts) -

elitist... consoles are just as good as pc's for gaming.campzor
:lol:

Consoles are cheap, PCs are high quality. Consoles are good for gaming if you have no money, but that is not the same thing as being "just as good." Also, PC games are a lot cheaper so the price argument really doesn't mean much anyway. So yeah, consoles are not as good for gaming unless you're lazy and don't care about quality.

#147 Posted by locopatho (20345 posts) -

[QUOTE="campzor"]elitist... consoles are just as good as pc's for gaming.Timstuff

:lol:

Consoles are cheap, PCs are high quality. Consoles are good for gaming if you have no money, but that is not the same thing as being "just as good." Also, PC games are a lot cheaper so the price argument really doesn't mean much anyway. So yeah, consoles are not as good for gaming unless you're lazy and don't care about quality.

Games by Nintendo (Mario, Metroid, Zelda, and dozens more), Rockstar (Red Dead Redemption), Platinum (Vanquish, Bayonneta), Naughty Dog (Uncharted series), Bungie (Halo series), are some of the highest quality in the world and never make it to PC. Don't lie please :)
#148 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"][QUOTE="locopatho"] Yeah, look at the Vita, it's definitely beyond the Wii and close to 360/PS3 levels. There are PS3/Vita multiplats as well.locopatho

There are PC/tablet multiplats but that doesn't mean the high end games.

Yeah be we aren't talkin Angry Birds here, we're talking full, 3D, retail games, appearing the same on PS3/Vita.

We aren't gonna see Skyrim on a phone or anything like that anytime soon but the gap is closing way faster then I ever could have dreamed.

In 10 years handheld games went from this:

metroid_fusion_2.gif

to this:

killzone-mercenary.jpg

Nice proof that graphics don't matter.

Metroid Fusion is still supremely playlable while KillZone is.. well, KillZone...

#149 Posted by locopatho (20345 posts) -

[QUOTE="locopatho"]

[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"] There are PC/tablet multiplats but that doesn't mean the high end games.nameless12345

Yeah be we aren't talkin Angry Birds here, we're talking full, 3D, retail games, appearing the same on PS3/Vita.

We aren't gonna see Skyrim on a phone or anything like that anytime soon but the gap is closing way faster then I ever could have dreamed.

In 10 years handheld games went from this:

to this:

Nice proof that graphics don't matter.

Metroid Fusion is still supremely playlable while KillZone is.. well, KillZone...

Of course. The point wasn't "Killzone better then Metroid", the point was "OMG handhelds went from SNES to PS3 level in 10 years!"

#150 Posted by mark1982 (557 posts) -

A large portion of my favorites in my game collection consists of Japanese products (Vanquish, No More Heroes, Bayonetta, Tekken, Mad World, Zelda, XenoBlade, SoulCalibur, The Last Story, Okami, Metroid, Shadows of the Damned, Muramasa, huge PS2 backlog, etc)

Am I suppoed to give all these up and join the Master Race exclusively? I think not... I will hang around with the low class Japanese developer peasants since they support consoles. As long as they support consoles and make video game excellence I will be there.