[N4G] PC -is- the Next-Gen 7 replies

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Zedo Mann

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#1 11 years ago
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#2 11 years ago

I'm not sure I fully agree. Most games aren't made or optimized properly to work well on the PC and most people simply don't have the know how or have the best of the circumstances to support an "uber" gaming PC. Not sure whether this has an impact or not but computers are made to do other work as well and have many other active and inactive functions, some not even controlled by the user which can cause glitches and degradation of the efficiency of the computer (or at least it's ability to run anything until you decide to reformat). Consoles don't have any of this. You just "plug-and-play". You know basically just go straight to the gaming.




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#3 11 years ago
Siddharth Gupta;5184330Consoles don't have any of this. You just "plug-and-play". You know basically just go straight to the gaming.

I prefer to have a little more work put into my gaming. Personalize it a little bit.




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#4 11 years ago

I still don't know from where this feeling that building a good gaming computer has to cost a massive amount of money comes from.

A computer is actually the cheaper long term solution and if we will indeed have at least further four year of the xbox360 and ps3 the pc's superiority will again clearly show.

Basically we're back to the traditional circle.

New console generation comes out. Top of the line pc ahead, but average pc lagging, largew price discrepancy. 1-2 years prices are evening, consoles are still stuck in the same hardware, thus average pc catches up to them. After this comes the game of cat and mouse. The hardware that outperform consoles is quickly becoming cheaper, consoles are also attempting to shirk costs. This ends by PC hardware outperforming for the same cost. After this we have another boom of the PC.

That's the main difference between the two. A pc has a gradual pacing of improvements. The consoles have have a stepwise pacing and are always slightly behind. Because as was said in the article, new technologies tend to be pioneered on the PC most of the time.




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#5 11 years ago

PC's are constantly improving, which is why it will always beat consoles, every month there are new parts released for PCs, consoles are always stuck in that fixed position. If your not good with computers then consoles are better, but to be honest it isnt that hard to build a PC.

Completly agree with Junk angel.




Zedo Mann

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#6 11 years ago
Junk angel;5184495I still don't know from where this feeling that building a good gaming computer has to cost a massive amount of money comes from.

Could this have anything to do with it? Pre-builts suck.




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#7 11 years ago

True that, manually built are way better, cause you don't have to worry about the hardware having a problem due to rough handling en route to your house.


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#8 11 years ago

Ugh, and here I was hoping I'd never have to hear the term "next-gen" again. This entire article is ridiculous, from the premise to the conclusion. I really don't understand why everybody insists on pitting all these machines against each other, as if we didn't have enough of the X-Box vs PS3 bullshit, lets now bring personal computers into it.

First of all, the author appears to have absolutely no understanding of the therm "next-gen". He throws it around like some vague ambiguous synonym for "better" while trying to make a point based on technology. "Next-Gen" originated with consoles and it should end there, it was a term simply referring to a new generation of consoles and consequently all games appearing on them. As we saw a sudden leap of the capabilities of consoles, the difference between games for old and new systems was only accentuated because of the technical limitations of the previous ones.

Games overall didn't suddenly get better, more advanced and more awesome. There was quite a steady flow upwards which eventually hit a wall with the X-Box or PS2, but it simply kept going on PCs, around the time of X-Box 360s release game developers had to tone down their games so the previous consoles can handle them - while releasing the "full" versions on PC.

This is why the entire "PC is next-gen" argument is flawed. There is no such thing as next-gen on PCs, because computer hardware simply doesn't come in generations. Quite frankly, the phrase "PC is the new next-gen" makes so little sense, it's laughable.