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Old 04-28-2009, 08:35 PM   #3031
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It's the same with consoles as well ya dork.
not true. console lifespan is 4 to maybe 6 years on average.. and unless its ps3, typically costs under $300
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:44 PM   #3032
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Sony was saying that we would still be using PS3 10 years from now (now being when it was first released, and we being the 5 people that bought them lolz)

but yeah, you definitely don't have to "update" a console nearly as much as you would if you were a PC gamer. Don't you work for a gaming company? Figure you could get some phat discounts.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:50 PM   #3033
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Don't you work for a gaming company? Figure you could get some phat discounts.
not a gaming company, more visual fx
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:45 PM   #3034
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not true. console lifespan is 4 to maybe 6 years on average.. and unless its ps3, typically costs under $300

If you take into account the: hdtv (which you pretty much need for a 360/ps3, there is way too much bloom and shit in new games to be pushed through standard composite video) and the outrageous prices of console peripherals and games, the cost of pc vs console turns out to be about the same in the end. Its really come down to which you personally prefer and/or feel more comfortable playing on. word.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:56 PM   #3035
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Yeah, it costs me $300 average every 2-3 years to upgrade my PC.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:58 PM   #3036
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I was playing 360 on a standard def tv for about a year. Looked fine to me.

Thats like saying every PC needs a 2TB HDD and 2GB SLI video card setup. Its nice but not necessary.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:15 PM   #3037
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yar, I had an 8800 gtx I bought off a friend second hand the frist month it was out, and it just died < a month ago. paid 200 bucks for a gtx 260 and I can max crysis :P every since ati(amd)/nvidia were called out on that price fixing scandal gpu price-performance ratio has been kick ass.

Same with processors, since intel got their shit straight and kicked that hot ass penitum 4 shit out the door and got hoppin on c2d. since the memory market is takin a shit you can get like, 4 gigs of ddr2-800mhz for < 80 bucks. with solid state hard drives on the rise you can get nice ass hard disc drives (like the velociraptor) cheap as hell. shits, I paid 100 bucks for my 500 gb interanal hdd over a year ago.

I personally feel the pc enthusiast/gaming market is becoming a lot more accessible to more casual gamers.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:17 PM   #3038
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I was playing 360 on a standard def tv for about a year. Looked fine to me.

Thats like saying every PC needs a 2TB HDD and 2GB SLI video card setup. Its nice but not necessary.
Maybe its just because i'm an avid pc gamer used to a crisp 1920/1200 resolutions and a solid 60+hz refresh rate. But when I first got my 360 and fired up battlefield bad company on composite video I had to turn it off after 5 minutes and go buy an hdmi cable :P
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:19 PM   #3039
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wait composite or component? Component still can do 1080i.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:22 PM   #3040
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wait composite or component? Component still can do 1080i.


plus, an sli set up with those harddrives would run at least 4 grand. There are cheaper stuff on the market that perform exceptionally close to what high end sli comfigurations put out for thousands less. High end gaming is more like a luxury. My samsung hdtv was 800 bucks and it rocks 1080p ( bought the floor model though, saved a few hundred bucks xD )
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:26 PM   #3041
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Yeah I'm using a 32" Samsung LCD...1080i, $550.

I can't count the cost of an HDTV in addition to a console since I use this for stuff besides gaming. Its a secondary monitor for my laptop, its for movies..

a PC monitor is useless for anything else unless it has HDCP built in which unfortunately is just now starting to become standard.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:30 PM   #3042
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Yeah, I got my 24 inch monitor late last year and s-video/hdmi were just starting to come standard. Which is nice because now I can hook my 360 to my monitor and all that jazz but a monitor doesn't beat a huge flatscreen when you have people over.
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Maybe its just because i'm an avid pc gamer used to a crisp 1920/1200 resolutions and a solid 60+hz refresh rate. But when I first got my 360 and fired up battlefield bad company on composite video I had to turn it off after 5 minutes and go buy an hdmi cable :P
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yar, I had an 8800 gtx I bought off a friend second hand the frist month it was out, and it just died < a month ago. paid 200 bucks for a gtx 260 and I can max crysis :P every since ati(amd)/nvidia were called out on that price fixing scandal gpu price-performance ratio has been kick ass.

Same with processors, since intel got their shit straight and kicked that hot ass penitum 4 shit out the door and got hoppin on c2d. since the memory market is takin a shit you can get like, 4 gigs of ddr2-800mhz for < 80 bucks. with solid state hard drives on the rise you can get nice ass hard disc drives (like the velociraptor) cheap as hell. shits, I paid 100 bucks for my 500 gb interanal hdd over a year ago.

Yep, I've seen outrageous prices @ newegg.com for harddrives and the like.. it's actually kind of annoying, I dropped about 900 dollars on my new computer and then the next day I look @ new egg and they have various sales that could have saved me some money. >>

regardless, if you want "top of the line" pc gaming system, you'll most likely shell out more over a period of 6 years than you would for one console and one tv, since you don't have to upgrade the console, ever, and the technology used is all there, whereas new things are coming out every other month it seems like, albeit not necessarily a "have to buy to play" purchase. I was using an old Dell from 2001 until half a year ago or so, so I'm still enjoying this machine I have now, being able to play Crisis on the highest settings and receiving no lag and my computer not overheating is still "" to me.

Have you transferred yet?
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:03 PM   #3044
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Sony was saying that we would still be using PS3 10 years from now
That will probably will true, as it will be with the Xbox. The reason though is not that these machines would be so good, but more the opposite:
Sonys' PS3 is still making red figures for each sold unit because production is too expensive; it was a giant flop business-wise from the beginning, and if they want to get their money back, they will have to wait some years until contracts with game-developers pay out. Same goes for Microsoft pretty much, the development didn't pay up until now.
Lone successor is nintendo with it's cheap family console.

I guess this will be the last "classic"-console generation, for some reasons:
Top notch (nvidia/intel) - graphic-cards/processors are so cheap to buy, it would be waste of money to build a custom chip (as seen already with the PS3), so if you want an economic console you lose the aspect of individual design (wich though is necessary for the identity of said device).
Then the players' focus is more and more on interactive online games (and really cheap casual/browser stuff) wich need registration (wich means the big advantage of bootleg-safety consoles classically had will dwindle) and are better handled on PC normally. Then there is still the problem that most console players want to "plug-and-play" wich is in contradiction to the trend of buying games over the interwebs.
I guess in the long run consoles will be replaced by easy-to-use and well designed living-room PCs, they are already on the way.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:07 PM   #3045
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Have you transferred yet?

She's only 64 right now, I got carried away pvping with my dk since I did a re-spec to blood :o
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:24 AM   #3046
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lately i've been playing the Marathon trilogy, the old mac fps by bungie. pretty much what halo got a lot of its style from. anyway, I grew up playing this game since it first came out in 94 and its still as good as i remember. the story is amazing, one of the best of any sci fi game. makes halos story look pretty stupid. a lot of people call it a doom clone but thats just retarded. this game has soooo much more depth in every way than doom. especially storyline wise haha.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:31 AM   #3047
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:59 AM   #3048
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lately i've been playing the Marathon trilogy, the old mac fps by bungie. pretty much what halo got a lot of its style from. anyway, I grew up playing this game since it first came out in 94 and its still as good as i remember. the story is amazing, one of the best of any sci fi game. makes halos story look pretty stupid. a lot of people call it a doom clone but thats just retarded. this game has soooo much more depth in every way than doom. especially storyline wise haha.
Aww memories Used to spend a lot of time with those games back in the day when I was a kid. I think it was for Marathon 3 that I spent many many hours designing my own maps with the map editor. Good times!
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http://www.xbox360achievements.org/n...ltiplayer.html

Co-op online is a must. And it would be sick if they had some sort of thing where you had to reach a certain part of the map first to win.
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Co-op online is a must. And it would be sick if they had some sort of thing where you had to reach a certain part of the map first to win.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:23 PM   #3051
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Aww memories Used to spend a lot of time with those games back in the day when I was a kid. I think it was for Marathon 3 that I spent many many hours designing my own maps with the map editor. Good times!
I use to spend countless hours designing maps too! if I still had the map editor i'd be down to try it out again, but they don't have a good one for mac osx
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If you consolidate everything into your PC it makes lots of sense. I live in a tiny apartment so by investing money into an awesome pc and a nice pair of studio monitors i have games/music/tv/movies in a tiny box. Plus mouse/keyboard is far superior. Any FPS with a controller is a fucking joke, but that doesn't matter with COD trash with uber-forgiving aim and silly iron sights.
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If you consolidate everything into your PC it makes lots of sense. I live in a tiny apartment so by investing money into an awesome pc and a nice pair of studio monitors i have games/music/tv/movies in a tiny box. Plus mouse/keyboard is far superior. Any FPS with a controller is a fucking joke, but that doesn't matter with COD trash with uber-forgiving aim and silly iron sights.
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If you consolidate everything into your PC it makes lots of sense. I live in a tiny apartment so by investing money into an awesome pc and a nice pair of studio monitors i have games/music/tv/movies in a tiny box.
It's called a nice tv with a home stereo. Add a gaming console to that and...bang! Home entertainment. The picture is much larger and the sound will be nicer. I honestly could never sit down and watch a 2 hour long movie in front of my computer. It would never happen.
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24" monitor, nice studio monitors, comfortable computer chair

keyboard + mouse >> console controllers

pc > console

mods > console

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lol

42" HDTV > 24" monitor

Home stereo with quality amplifier and speakers > Studio monitors

Shittiest couch in universe > most comfortable computer chair

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pc > console
Only for certain types of games. Personally, I prefer the controller for my FPS needs and for something like Madden. RTSs and RPGs are usually better on pc.

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42" HDTV > 24" monitor
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