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Windows 7: Pc's or Consoles?

View Poll Results: Which is better????????????????
PC 36 81.82%
Consoles 8 18.18%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

25 Mar 2010   #41
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

Pc is dearer but more configurable and consoles are cheaper and easier to play games (Just pop the game in and away you go).


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25 Mar 2010   #42
StealthyBoss

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit and 64 bit
 
 

console!!! xbox 360!!!!
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25 Mar 2010   #43
bustya

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I prefer the PC because it is so much easier to control and aim using a keyboard and mouse. Unfortunatly, the gaming industry is going the way of the console.
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25 Mar 2010   #44
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

The pc shall bounce back.
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25 Mar 2010   #45
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StealthyBoss View Post
console!!! xbox 360!!!!
Yes, but can it run Crysis?
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25 Mar 2010   #46
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

I feel like PC's will always be the front line of gaming. and this is why:

consoles evolve when companies compete to build the best System

PC's evolve when companies compete to build the best Components
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25 Mar 2010   #47
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Someone stated that consoles are cheaper... How?

PC's and consoles are both upgraded... More often than not, PC's are upgraded for something that has nothing to do with gaming--so that cost isn't even a factor. If you want an overall performance increase and decide to upgrade your processor, your gaming performance will increase too. But more often than not, a processor is bought for overall better system performance (though the case can be made for the hardcore PC gamer who will buy a new processor just for gaming performance. I believe that is the exception rather than the norm). We see $500 graphics card and think that's a monstrosity. Whereas most of the mainstream and upper-mainstream cards can be had for less than $400 -- right on par with the cost of a console.

But what of the games themselves? Every Sunday sales paper I see NEW RELEASE console games going for $60! The same on PC is $30 to $50 -- how is a console cheaper?

For instance, with my setup: I bought my Radeon 4870 not too long after it's launch. Still got it. Added another one though, but still got the original (CrossFire). It will serve me well without needing an upgrade until they break. Matter of fact, I'll go on record to state that my two Radeons will last longer than most of your (first) Xbox360's! How many of those have you all had to go thru yet?
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25 Mar 2010   #48
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Depending on what point you are already at, consoles can be cheaper. I had a ps2 and an old comp. I bought a pretty expensive laptop for gaming. I could have bought a PS3, but I wasn't thinking like that. my laptop costs 2x the price of a PS3, but it serves more functions than just gaming and it runs way better than a PS3. (Lolcatz: I can has Crisis?)
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25 Mar 2010   #49
mpcrsc562

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Depending on what point you are already at, consoles can be cheaper. I had a ps2 and an old comp. I bought a pretty expensive laptop for gaming. I could have bought a PS3, but I wasn't thinking like that. my laptop costs 2x the price of a PS3, but it serves more functions than just gaming and it runs way better than a PS3. (Lolcatz: I can has Crisis?)
Not so... You chose to buy an expensive laptop for gaming. We all know that a PC is more than just a gaming experience--as you stated--it serves more functions. So how can you honestly say that a console is cheaper just from that example?

My PC was a fully functional PC before the Radeon(s). The first Radeon I purchased was at $249 and the second was at $160 (on clearance)--putting me right at the $400 price point of a brand new console (at least for the PS3)

For your example, you'd have to figure out the cost of the components meant for gaming and subtract everything else. The gaming components are what make your laptop a "gaming" laptop. Remove those and you still have a fully funtioning PC!

And reading thru your post again-- Yes, if I wait until now to buy a Xbox360 or PS3, or even Wii, they will definitely be cheaper--as they have been out for a while. The same thing applies to the gaming components for your PC too. A brand spanking new GTX480--for argument's sake, $500. A year and a half after its release, will you still find it at $500?

But this was my real point in being cheaper or more expensive:
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But what of the games themselves? Every Sunday sales paper I see NEW RELEASE console games going for $60! The same on PC is $30 to $50 -- how is a console cheaper?
Don't the games go into the cost of ... gaming?
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25 Mar 2010   #50
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

The numbers speak for themselves, as far as online gaming anyway. At one point WoW alone held 60% of the worlds total online gaming market. And as we all know WoW is computer only.
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