michael_d wrote:A gaming PC for $600/$700 would not be any better than Xbox 360 or PS3.
Chrispy_ wrote:michael_d wrote:A gaming PC for $600/$700 would not be any better than Xbox 360 or PS3.
Go away and stop giving this poor chap lousy, incorrect advice! Do you even read the TR articles? Here's a quote from that article, showing a slide from EA DICE Chief Architect Johan Andersson's keynote speech:
"Low [Graphics Options] = Lowest possible. Similar visuals to consoles, lots of stuff disabled"
Here are the numbers from the article. The HD6850 in the $600 TR econobox build gets:
40-50 FPS on HIGH detail running at 1080p
60 FPS on MEDIUM detail running at 1080p
Now, having seen the XBox360 running this, I think I'm optimistic in saying that the old console manages:
30 FPS on MINUMUM detail running at 720p
In what world is the $600 TR econobox "not be any better than Xbox 360 or PS3"?
I'm guessing it's the same world where people thing Intel X4500 Extreme graphics are good for gaming....
michael_d wrote:What if he decides to get a more potent video card next year? That PSU will have to be replaced. The low end dual core CPU has no future either due to multithreading. IMHO a decent gaming rig will set you back by about $1000/$1200 and more.
My main problem I think is that investing in an old console feels like a bad idea when console ecosystems have limited lifespans compared to the seemingly limitless lifespan of PC's
To play all my old console games, I'd need a storeroom with every platform whose successor wasn't backwards compatible
who's to say that Microsoft won't phase out the XBLA service in the future to push their latest and greatest replacement, just like they urinated on XP users wanting DirectX 10?
SPOOFE wrote:You mean, a closet? A dresser drawer? How many Neo-Geos did you own?
SPOOFE wrote:Who's to say that [generic large powerful entity] won't do [action that results in something considered negative] to [PC's] at [undetermined point in the future]? FUD much, my friend?
Meadows wrote:michael_d wrote:Consoles cost twice as less than your econobox.
I died a little bit inside.
derFunkenstein wrote:My Genesis (got that in 1994), Saturn (1999), and PS1 (not my first one, admittedly) fire right up. The PSOne is still supported today on the PS3.
derFunkenstein wrote:nobody cares about your space problems.
Chrispy_ wrote:Now you're just being obtuse. A NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Master System, Genesis, PS1, GB, GBA, and Game Gear put together all take up more space than my laptop which has emulators for all of them.
Chrispy_ wrote:I never actually owned a Neo-Geo, though back in the day I wish I had.
chrispy_ wrote:But I still have a PC just like I did 15 years ago, exactly becuase the platform has survived, supported, for at least that long. Find me a console from 15 years ago that is still supported and I'll listen.
chrispy_ wrote:I lack the ability to predict the future, so I'm comparing epirical data between PC's and Consoles from the last decade instead. Speculation is speculation, but we can make educated guesses at least rather than wildly assuming the world with turn to crap in the future..
Chrispy_ wrote:Yeah, this isn't my problem, you need to re-read my post. I live in a capital city where storage space is at a premium.
Chrispy_ wrote:I have 6 storage crates to hold my XBox360, Wii, PS2, an eyetoye, more cables than I can shake a stick at
Chrispy_ wrote:and the RockBand instruments. That's more space than both my snowboards and a Downhill bike frame put together.
Chrispy_ wrote:As time goes by though, support, availability of parts and availability of games for them gets worse, whist emulators for them get better.
Chrispy_ wrote:Playing Wario Ware on the big screen is brilliant. IIRC, playing two-player on one GBA with it's blurry LCD screen and battery-gobbling habits was less fun.
Chrispy_ wrote:derFunkenstein wrote:nobody cares about your space problems.
Damn you americans and your big open spaces
derFunkenstein wrote:Indeed, but what I've found is that the amount of stuff you have grows proportionally to the amount of space you have, and stuff:space is always a ratio > 1.