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    [Editorial] PC Master race vs Next-gen consoles: Both are a f$@!$ lie.


    I saw many people upgrading their rigs with some expensive hardware parts, such as = VGA (Video cards) and PSU’s to keep with those electricity consuming bastards. Same goes with CPU’s specially AMD FX which those consume 125w to 200w with the Vishera 9320 and memory sticks up to 16gb or even more.

    Personally i did an upgrade but only CPU and a VGA, thus from my understanding if you are preparing for a *World war 3 of gaming* you don’t need that much. Specially when game catalogue is more poor than Vita.

    So let’s dissect some several logical reasons why PC gamers are expending huge bucks on their gaming rigs and why some just simple decided to switch to next-gen consoles.

    PC gaming:

    This year was and still is the most scarce one in gaming material, 2 *titans* appear with their new products = *next-gen* and they made virtual revolution.
    As a PC gamer more than a console one, i felt that i was falling behind with my almost 3 years old hardware. So i thought to myself and decided to upgrade what i could and leave the rest for a near future.
    When i started to make some *numbers*, suddenly realized that several people who are currently following that wagon of being a “marketing whore”, decided to bet even higher not in changing several parts for upgrade but build something new. Funny fact, that building a high-end PC for gaming purposes is way too expensive and for that price you could get a PS4 or Xbox-One or both.

    Then you have a constant *comments war* on several internet boards and specially youtube. Will add too Gamespot with their biased *videos* showing how a game runs on PC/PS4/Xbox-one.
    No brainer there, that war is on and more alive than ever. While many may or many not notice that we don’t have enough material to use with such high-end rigs.
    Forgot to mention that Dead Rising 3, runs like shi@! and has more issues than GTA 4 when got release for PC that need almost 15 patches to get it right.

    PC gaming community is stuck and depending too much from what PS4/Xbox-one could release. You will see many PC games such as: Outlast, Dying light and so on getting released on next-gen consoles. While Microsoft with Xbox-one only decided to *let go* Ryse of Rome and Dead Rising 3.
    In some point feels like a *condescending marketing strategy* from big companies, like Sony and MS.
    They managed to reach with new hardware a similar performance of some high-end PC gaming rig and that set off another *f-bomb* between fanboys.
    War of comments, just plant a seed and watch it grow:

    I got tired of watching a fu@$@!$ youtube video and see a huge amount of comments about random guys and girls showing their specs and saying that Next-gen console can’t reach not even close a High-end pc gaming. In every single community happens the same, it’s all about FPS and 1080p and 720p and so on.
    If you observe instead of just *look* you probably will notice why so much interaction between users, fighting over nothing and saying *who will emerge victorious*.

    Due to lack of gaming content, they just let those fanboys battle to death until they have no *ping* anymore. More they talk, more interaction, more money for each site and so on.
    MS and Sony already did they part while joking around about their console specs and what you can do with them. Adding more wood to the fire.
    But take your time and check how many games you have on your steam account today and how many you can pre-order to justify expending big amount of money on a high-end PC gaming rig.
    Just to play terraria?, make no mistake i love that game but come on..

    Even South Park made their part also with several chapters about *Console wars* where Prince Kenny wanted a PS4 while Cartman an Xbox-One.
    So the idea from the beginning was to unleash that virtual war between console users and PC gamers and guess what?, so far so good. It’s working perfect.
    Next-gen consoles:

    I tried both and both work as expected. Played several games on both consoles and noticed as many of you probably nothing *jaw-dropping*, but this last Call of Duty on PS4. Really showed me something that i didn’t experienced before = A new kind of MOCAP (motion capture) that got me hyped for several hours.
    I’m not a COD fan but lured me to play and play even more to understand the argument behind that game, even if it’s another *generic FPS*.

    Also tried Shadow of Mordor and i got the same feeling: “Why the hell many consumers chose to build some high-end PC gaming rig?”. When you have the same or *best optimized* game on a console for a lower price.
    Many got tempted and decided to switch sides. I don’t blame them, PC hardware is NOT cheap specially when you live in a *galaxy far far away* and a next-console specially PS4 is more affordable than a high-end build
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    So let’s go a little further into this theory of mine:

    I could say that TODAY, next-gen consoles are at the same level of a High-end gaming PC build. I don’t know what will happen in with gaming in general, but one thing for sure gaming constantly keeps changing and evolving and even sometimes trying to go back to those roots that generate certain nostalgia on certain consumers.
    Maybe that’s one of many reasons that we see so many *indie games* with a retro touch in them. Cheap and addictive as *gambling*, prices are more than ok and those offers are tempting enough.

    Both being at the same level with current gaming content makes you wonder how much next-gen console *life-span* expanded or just shortened or for how many years will last.
    We are talking about new hardware on this next-gen consoles focused 90% on gaming and the rest on social-media networking.

    So we could say too, that both consoles have their own networks *facebook/twitter-ish* and their primary goal is to share everything you play when you want to.
    Select button got removed from PS4 and Xbox-One controllers to add *Share* button to them.

    Indeed that hive mind of that “PC Master race” is a lie but a gullible enough to keep the consumer hyped enough to keep buying and buying more.
    Also is pretty obvious that a PC is way too different from a gaming console, but this year that line appeared and maybe some didn’t noticed that.

    Console = Entertaining system, just buy and download and ready to play and share with your friends.
    PC = Work, editing videos and lastly gaming.


    Thing is Sony as Microsoft knew that they could go head to head with current hardware for PC in the market. Also they knew that for those prices you could get your PC gaming build AND a console or if you are short with your money. Just buy a PS4 or Xbox-One and you can play to everything avoiding that way expending fortunes on your PC build to make it a fuc@!%$ beast.
    And if you go deeper = *Franchises*. Did you see Metal gear Ground Zeroes on PC?, after more than 7 months of being released on multiple consoles?.
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    Steam machines.........is the future i'm hoping for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qraze1 View Post
    Steam machines.........is the future i'm hoping for.
    I like the idea, but idk if that *hybrid* will work. Only 100 of them (i think) were created and i didn't see any substantial progress with them.
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    well.... i agree there's no difference between consoles, but PC definitely has better graphical quality/fluidity than consoles provided you have high end hardware. of course i agree that going the PC route would not be the best bang for your buck, but if you have the disposable income to spare, it can really give a wow factor to your gaming experience. now that youtube allows 60fps, i believe more pple can come to appreciate the difference in fps. there seems to be a trend now for console exclusives being ported to PC i.e. Final Fantasy XIII, Metal Gear Solid V, although its after a certain period. i'm willing to wait for the port though, for the best experience in exchange for playing later. FFXIII had its graphical options locked though , hoping for mods to solve it.

    TLDR; if you're not particular about graphics/fps PC=PS4=XB1, else PC>(PS4=XB1)

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    Quote Originally Posted by predprey View Post
    well.... i agree there's no difference between consoles, but PC definitely has better graphical quality/fluidity than consoles provided you have high end hardware. of course i agree that going the PC route would not be the best bang for your buck, but if you have the disposable income to spare, it can really give a wow factor to your gaming experience. now that youtube allows 60fps, i believe more pple can come to appreciate the difference in fps. there seems to be a trend now for console exclusives being ported to PC i.e. Final Fantasy XIII, Metal Gear Solid V, although its after a certain period. i'm willing to wait for the port though, for the best experience in exchange for playing later. FFXIII had its graphical options locked though , hoping for mods to solve it.

    TLDR; if you're not particular about graphics/fps PC=PS4=XB1, else PC>(PS4=XB1)
    True, but i don't follow that *trend* of *maxing out* most of the ports we PC gamers lately we are getting. You used as an example FF XIII, graphics options locked.
    I got tired of waiting for a proper release of many games which consoles had the exclusive.
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    ps4 / xbox one games = $59.99, dragons age will be 69.99 and of course special editions can go up to 200 with most games getting around $100 in dlc added on.

    pc games = heavily discounted via steam and piracy runs rampant 0 day, unlike consoles which take years.

    Pc may have more expensive hardware but you usually spend on hardware once. You spend on games once a month for 5-10 year life span of a console... Pc is cheaper. Just slightly more up front.

    That being said.. I'm a console gamer because of multiplayer, split screen, etc being far more console centric while pc is mostly about the single player experience.
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    I used to be a firm console believer - but then .. Sony took my linux away ... later on .. the game became clones of other games ... the eyecandy got bettter, whereas game mechanics became much simpler ... the story got weaker .... and the hardware got obsolete. Now's the time of next-gen - - - and i cannot ... so far .. as much as stand it. There are so many games coming out .. and yet so little to grab my attention. These days you can build so much better pc for 500 ... it's not like I have confidence that the new console is using it's own developed and dedicated HW. I'd love to get the ps4 just for the uncharted game and the hell blade .. but yet ... is it worth my money.

    Taking look at how the mobile HW evolves i think I'm going to skip this gen for big HW and big bucks - - - seems like those new gpus like mali t7, adreno series 4, powervr g6, and nvidia k1 will do some serious business .. . how much you ask ? well ... maybe not this generation .. but certainly the next one will be able to play wii games via dolphin so .. for little money .. i get this tiny HW that I can use at home as "retro" gaming ... i can take it anywhere i want .. and it's gonna cost me 50 - 80 euros .... . . .. will do as my home theater PC .. saving electricity ... waiting for good games to be made again

    I don't say that there aren't any ... but looking at those re-cycled ideas and people going bonkers for stupid reasons makes me feel that somehow.... the gamer's breed has degraded .. a lot. So I'll skip a few years maybe ... taking the best out of what I've missed over those years .... hoping for the times to change.
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    if all we had were just n64's, we would still be having fun.
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    I had about all the consoles/pc's you could ever have from commodore 64 to atari to intertelevison to etc...etc up to pc gaming rigs,I leave this all to my son as a parent there is no time for gaming no more sadly through all my years the pc does have an advantage over consoles,but not by much.Its close though.PC components are not cheap and you cant just pop all the plugs out and head to your friends house with a satchel.its really a fixed position a lonely place(besides the multiplayer and lan parties).oohhh i miss those days,

    I have been to ps3 lan parties which does not have that nerdy feel to it.Anyway its really comes down to sociability.pc=nextgen= fun,this is why we have it,enjoy it while you can cause in a blink of an eye your middle aged..lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by fromzero View Post
    ps4 / xbox one games = $59.99, dragons age will be 69.99 and of course special editions can go up to 200 with most games getting around $100 in dlc added on.

    pc games = heavily discounted via steam and piracy runs rampant 0 day, unlike consoles which take years.

    Pc may have more expensive hardware but you usually spend on hardware once. You spend on games once a month for 5-10 year life span of a console... Pc is cheaper. Just slightly more up front.

    That being said.. I'm a console gamer because of multiplayer, split screen, etc being far more console centric while pc is mostly about the single player experience.
    I don't know where you live but here in Belgium most games get released at the price of 50 euro, xbox one and ps4 alike and most wii u games get released at 40 euro's here

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