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#38 - vedgetable (06/12/2013) [-]
this is the face i imagine every pc gamer has when nobody has an arguement agianst the pc
#735 to #38 - anonymous (07/09/2013) [-]
Except that almost every individual PC differs from one another and aren't one entity as most retards consider it to be. **** , it even costs more and can be less reliable. Also, xbox 360 and ps3 exclusive titles? Yeah no they don't exist on a PC so **** your **** .
User avatar #576 to #38 - awesomenessdefined (06/12/2013) [-]
Ports. Ports Everywhere.

Also no used games. Are you for real going to make the argument that people can go out and buy PC games?
#484 to #38 - anonymous (06/12/2013) [-]
I think the biggest argument against PCs is the time and effort. A lot of the bonuses you get with PC gaming, such as the cheaper cost against quality, requires a decent amount of time and patience.

Let's be honest, how many of us can really be arsed to invest in something which may be better financially and physical, when we can buy a console at a not far off price, but will still play all of the games we want with our mates?
#227 to #38 - kyrozor (06/12/2013) [-]
Of the PC is so good, how come they didn't make a PC2?
User avatar #285 to #227 - Fgner (06/12/2013) [-]
Technically they made a lot of sequels. i686, i868, AMD64.
User avatar #290 to #285 - popkornking (06/12/2013) [-]
Thank you Sir Buzz Killington the Third
#332 to #290 - Fgner (06/12/2013) [-]
You're very welcome, my good sir! Just doing my duty as

Sir Buzz Killington the Third!
#207 to #38 - golbot (06/12/2013) [-]
im a PC guy, but it does ******* suck having to get a new graphics card or whole new computer every time a new total war game comes out.
User avatar #196 to #38 - zukowashere (06/12/2013) [-]
The only thing a console does is stop idiots who don't know how to work a computer from breaking their own. Kinda like a Mac, there's less to change and thus less to goof up.
User avatar #105 to #38 - nigeltheoutlaw (06/12/2013) [-]
>it's expensive
>no splitscreen
>RPGs are rarely ported onto the PC
>updates and fixes are automatic
#393 to #105 - garethof (06/12/2013) [-]
I plug two xbox controllers in to my PC to play splitscreen all the time
And Steam does the updates for me.
User avatar #75 to #38 - harvestwolf (06/12/2013) [-]
What past experiences have taught me, playing on a PC is not socially acceptable when you have friends over.
User avatar #264 to #75 - angelodlt (06/12/2013) [-]
Unless everyone one has a computer or else yea it sucks
#201 to #75 - anonymous (06/12/2013) [-]
That's why you get a Wii. Much, much more fun gaming than anything else, as long as you play with friends. PC for everything else.
#72 to #38 - eivomt (06/12/2013) [-]
wat, there are several arguments against pc.
first of all its extremely expensive if you want a good one
second pc gaming is all about having the best computer whereas on consoles its a fair fight seeing as everyone has the same specs (cept network connection but that cant really be avoided)
third a pc is quickly outdated and is more susceptible to viruses etc.
User avatar #277 to #72 - angelodlt (06/12/2013) [-]
I dont want to fight but i just want to share my opinion dont hurt me
Well first of all pc gameing isnt about haveing the best computer, if you cant run a game on your computer i doubt youll play it, so why would someone suffer playing horribly with people who can run a game?
Also, if you dont know what your doing or what anti-virus programs to use, or just basically cant tell the diffrence between legit and fake, why go through the risk of buying a pc in the first place?
ok thanks
#427 to #277 - eivomt (06/12/2013) [-]
not trying to start a fight either im just saiyan if you want the good games to run smoothly then it is going to be more expensive. now i don't get viruses often (i think) but my computers generally lose speed over a few years, i dunno why cause I dont really know much about computers. and surely you must be joking about that last bit, a computer is more or less a necessity for pretty much everyone nowadays, at least in the western world, but I don't have the money for a good gaming-pc. I'm okay with sacrificing some resolution or whatever for a cheaper alternative aka a console. to each his own though, I'm not trying to say pc-gaming sucks I just wanted to point out that there are arguments against it
#433 to #427 - angelodlt (06/12/2013) [-]
i accept every thing you say
let us love now
User avatar #71 to #38 - dinonator (06/12/2013) [-]
high price? drowns in red thumbs
User avatar #70 to #38 - bronynexgen (06/12/2013) [-]
Three reasons will always exist for a console:
1. Social: With a console, I can go split creening with friends and rage at Halo or Super Smash Bros. Something that the PC can't really do.
2. Financial: A decent PC can cost you between$700-1000. The upcoming PS4, on the other hand, is only $400, for the same hardware that the decent PC has.
3. Convenience: On a console, you can almost literally, just plug and play. On a PC, however, you have to worry about downloads, updates, and keeping the system clean.
User avatar #73 to #70 - DisgruntledTomato (06/12/2013) [-]
>Same hardware as a decent PC

No.
#122 to #73 - zekest (06/12/2013) [-]
well many games are made primaly on consoles so even and ps3 and xbox 360 with 512mb of ram and 256mb of gpu were able to run newest games like ac3, I doubt that my notebook with 4gb of ram and 512mb of gpu would be able to do that on lowest settings
#103 to #73 - bronynexgen (06/12/2013) [-]
Here's a decent PC. The PS4/XBone(r) has about the same stuff power-wise as this, for $500 cheaper, The grand total for this PC was over $900, without wireless support, and trying to be as frugal as possible, without skimping on power.

Same hardware specs, give or take, and much cheaper.
#116 to #103 - zekest (06/12/2013) [-]
so you know that network adapter is INSIDE your motherboard?
User avatar #114 to #103 - DisgruntledTomato (06/12/2013) [-]
It really depends on what you consider to be a decent PC, I would consider a decent PC to be able to run Bioshock Infinite on High, the hardware you have specified will not be able to reach that. To be honest I am still going to get PS4, but it is silly to make comparisons from console to PC simply because hardware wise the PC will always win. Also advice to those seeking a new gaming PC, ebay and newegg are your friend. You will always find really good cheap second hand hardware from rich gamers who want the very best and sell on their old hardware.
User avatar #141 to #114 - forbesydemon ONLINE (06/12/2013) [-]
My 3-4 year old laptop can run Bioshock Infinite on High and is definitely not as high spec as that. It's not as hard as you'd think. Sure, it crashed once or twice but that was out of dozens of hours of gameplay. But my laptop was around $800NZD whereas the new consoles are just under that and a lot more grunty. I prefer PC gaming but alot of PC users need to realise that the new wave of consoles will be a much better option for the average gamer until PC's catch up in a year or two.
User avatar #119 to #114 - bronynexgen (06/12/2013) [-]
I would not recommend second hand hardware, sorry. The warrentee for that is probably only 60-90 day, and it could have problems with it that caused the other guy to sell it.
User avatar #121 to #119 - DisgruntledTomato (06/12/2013) [-]
It depends who you are getting it from, really. I would agree not to randomly go and buy stuff from sneaky vendors but for the most part it is a safe option. I built my PC using second hand parts and it works great.
User avatar #125 to #121 - bronynexgen (06/12/2013) [-]
I see. I'll look into it when I have the money to build a new machine. Maybe in a few years, when Moore's Law makes my other one become obselete.
User avatar #620 to #46 - fuckingtrolls (06/12/2013) [-]
Backwards compatibility on the PC?
What is that like minesweeper or something?
User avatar #706 to #620 - tylosaurus (06/13/2013) [-]
For older games. There was an example in another thread:
The elder scrolls: Arena.
User avatar #568 to #46 - spartusee ONLINE (06/12/2013) [-]
Minus the last one.
#389 to #46 - garethof (06/12/2013) [-]
Surely this is exactly why PC is better than a console then?
#507 to #389 - anonymous (06/12/2013) [-]
you dont get the joke do you?
User avatar #397 to #389 - tylosaurus (06/12/2013) [-]
Surely, why don't you judge yourself?
#401 to #397 - garethof (06/12/2013) [-]
sh.
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User avatar #313 to #46 - cryingchicken (06/12/2013) [-]
Well to be fair the main argument I hear is that most people have a ps3 because they want to play online with people from their school. This makes sense because its not like the entire school is gonna switch to pc gaming just because you have and it's not like you're going to be able to convince each of them individually either regardless of how much better pc gaming is. So while the online support for pc may be better what's the point in having it if all of your friends are on psn? Also consoles are cheaper generally. The ps4 is going to be £350 but a similarly performing pc will set you back £400 not including the price of software and peripherals.
User avatar #368 to #313 - comanderspy (06/12/2013) [-]
in the long run, consoles are a very stupid way to game. let me show you
AAA title
day 1
pc: $50-$60 console: $60
month 1
pc: $45-$60 console: $60
month 2-4
pc: 30 console: $60

and it goes on and on like that, i mean, have you seen mass effect 1,2,3 on the psn, its still ******* 60 bucks. or pretty much any other game. this is because steam has adapted to the market and the amount people are willing to pay for a non physical copy of a game. a physical copy costs lots of money to distribute, steam has to sell it 60 on day one or the whole system collapses on itself, everyone would go to pc no doubt to buy $30 games on day one, sometimes they are paid to keep the price high.
#501 to #368 - ohnotwoone (06/12/2013) [-]
its because there are no used games on the PC and the devs/ publishers can afford to cut the price.
User avatar #521 to #501 - comanderspy (06/12/2013) [-]
yes, that is the market adapting to the system put in place on pc
#526 to #521 - ohnotwoone (06/12/2013) [-]
Exactly!
User avatar #371 to #368 - cryingchicken (06/12/2013) [-]
well for me it goes like this

day -1: $0 from piratebay

please don't hate me for being a horrible pirate.
#390 to #371 - comanderspy (06/12/2013) [-]
you ******* scum, have you at least bought any game that come from the developers you steal from?

i will admit, i was there, in pirate bay, once... downloaded red alert 2. played like nothing in the world, then sim city, then other titles (cysis, cod mw1.) but i promise you that somehow you feel something inside when you buy a game you truly love. when i bought tf2 (when you could that is) is when i started to deviate from the **** that is pirating, idk, its just something nice, giving money to someone who deserves it.

but dont get me wrong, i still pirate photoshop and adobe producst, they can go suck a bag of dicks... 99.99 for some **** product that has way better clones for free... yeah.
User avatar #522 to #390 - theprocrastibator (06/12/2013) [-]
This. I always feel some form of regret when I get stuff from the bay (yarr) and then I go buy a game. Not the one from the bay (yarr), but it's still a game nonetheless.
#412 to #390 - anonymous (06/12/2013) [-]
i use piratebay to try out different games and buy the ones i like. When buying a book, i want to read some pages and not some 5 sentence extract, so i can look at its quality and utility.
User avatar #413 to #412 - comanderspy (06/12/2013) [-]
huh, good point, i hope you actually buy them but yeah, they dont do demos any more do they?
#442 to #413 - anonymous (06/12/2013) [-]
not really
User avatar #400 to #390 - cryingchicken (06/12/2013) [-]
I do buy some good games but then there's games like crysis 3 which i just download to check out the graphics and then delete the next day, seeing as the only good thing about the game is the graphics and that gets old fast
#405 to #400 - comanderspy (06/12/2013) [-]
there are benchmakers for that... but i guess thats a good point, just dont pirate indies like dont starve, indies dont have huge corporate publishers like EA to back them up when sales are not good, indies just die and disappear
User avatar #465 to #405 - rangerofthesea (06/12/2013) [-]
battlefield 4...
#466 to #465 - comanderspy (06/12/2013) [-]
what about it?
User avatar #472 to #466 - rangerofthesea (06/12/2013) [-]
me and my buddy are gonna play the **** out of it too!
User avatar #471 to #466 - rangerofthesea (06/12/2013) [-]
im so ****** hyped for it...i am going to be getting me a new 2 grand rig this august, and i have 50mbps internet...im soooooo ******* ready to play that sum bitch
#475 to #471 - comanderspy (06/12/2013) [-]
holy **** dude... 2K? y-you dont need to go so ******* hard man... thats like server tier **** . with 1.25k you are more than all set for a couple of years... i mean bf3 runs perfect on ultra on my $800 rig (most of the money went on aesthetics lol) but if you can afford it, go for it.

whats your name thingy in origin (obligatory ' **** origin' comment)

<----yfw
User avatar #478 to #475 - rangerofthesea (06/12/2013) [-]
oh i dont NEED it per say, but i want to not have to ******* spend money on it again for a few years...lol
#481 to #478 - comanderspy (06/12/2013) [-]
my rig right now (i wasnt kidding lol) i ******* love it at night. i wish i could sync the keyboard to a dubstep song... but thats just asking too much
User avatar #606 to #481 - bookyle (06/12/2013) [-]
Yo, all that for $800? Is the screen included?

What's your set up?
User avatar #724 to #606 - comanderspy (06/15/2013) [-]
sorry for not responding, but yes about 800 (maybe 850) with the screen and keyboard (mouse was 19! but the keyboard was 75, now 55 in amazon)

these are my specs
8GB ram
Intel Core i5-3470 Quad-Core Processor
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 OC 2GB (graphics card)
Intel Desktop Motherboard LGA1155 DDR3 1600 ATX
1TB hard drive

i just pretty much just looked for the cheapest monitor, im upgrading it later but it still good enough.
User avatar #486 to #481 - rangerofthesea (06/12/2013) [-]
yeah bro my case is a corsair obsidian series 800d
User avatar #491 to #486 - comanderspy (06/12/2013) [-]
(see, this is what you console fags are missing out on!)

pretty sweet, but its 2blocky4me. mine is a NZXT Guardian Black, pretty good, except for the **** clips for the graphic cards that go in the back, they are really fragile for some reason, broke 2, but i like the ammount of fans it has, never had a heating issue with it
User avatar #563 to #491 - rangerofthesea (06/12/2013) [-]
also the power supply IS ON THE BOTTOM BEYOCH!
User avatar #556 to #491 - rangerofthesea (06/12/2013) [-]
it has 11 bays and a dust filter on the bottom for the power supply, meaning none of that nasty build up of dust inside the computer...will also help with cooling
and three fans built in...i may even liquid cool it
User avatar #597 to #556 - comanderspy (06/12/2013) [-]
lol i dont really see the point in liquid cooling, that just seems like overkill, there is no game right now that could over heat a chip that came out in the last year. maybe if you were running 4 different crysis games and bf3 both on multiplayer 32v32 maps on a reasonably hot day. lol idk
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#48 to #47 - tylosaurus (06/12/2013) [-]
It's a joke.
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User avatar #106 to #49 - messerauditore (06/12/2013) [-]
how did you not see that when it takes up a huge portion of the bottom of the picture...?
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User avatar #708 to #686 - messerauditore (06/13/2013) [-]
the text for it is bigger than the other ******* text that you read. there's no excuse.
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User avatar #711 to #710 - messerauditore (06/13/2013) [-]
misreading and not seeing it are two different things.
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