360 Vs. PC

Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by Ryman03, Nov 12, 2005.

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Which system do you prefer in terms of graphics and gameplay?

  1. CPU

    81.9%
  2. 360

    6.9%
  3. I still play Atari!

    1.7%
  4. I don't care, and in this case I shouldn't be voting.

    9.5%
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  1. JeyNyce

    JeyNyce Ancient Guru

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    NEW YORK - Gaming fanatics turned out overnight across the country to buy up Microsoft's Xbox 360 as it went on sale today. GameStop, EB Games and Best Buy opened hundreds of stores across the country for midnight launch events. Buyers also lined up at 24-hour Wal-Mart stores.

    Most retailers have refused to say how many of the consoles they have in stock, but Microsoft Corp. has conceded that an ambitious plan to launch the console worldwide within a few weeks will mean fewer consoles initially in North America.

    While many of the eager buyers were focusing on the system's high-definition graphics and gaming aptitude, executives at Microsoft see video games as just the beginning.

    The new consoles, which also can play music, display photos and show DVDs, are at the center of a strategy that will eventually tie in elements of Microsoft's new online initiative, called Windows Live, said company Chairman Bill Gates.

    "In the living room itself, Xbox 360 is our centerpiece and a product that redefines what goes on there," Gates said.

    Gates said Monday that he expects Xbox Live, Microsoft's service that allows gamers worldwide to play one another, to eventually work with a Microsoft instant messenger that is slated to become part of Windows Live.

    Windows Live is Microsoft's newly launched effort to better compete with free, advertising-financed Web services like e-mail and search technology from competitors led by Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc.

    Microsoft already offers limited ways for people on Xbox Live to communicate with those on Microsoft's messaging software, but the new offering - not yet slated for release - would expand that significantly.

    Gates said he's also expecting a new Xbox service called Microsoft Points, which lets people prepay for things like virtual armor or other game-related items, to eventually work with Windows Live, so people could use a single account to pay for offerings there, too.

    Analyst Rob Enderle said the move to more closely link Xbox Live with Windows Live intends to bolster loyalty to Microsoft products. Microsoft "can tie that stuff together so that you as a customer become wedded to the Microsoft platform for everything you do," he said.

    Microsoft's major console rival, Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3, also is expected to offer alluring digital entertainment capabilities when it debuts next year.

    With the new Xbox system, Microsoft also is significantly expanding what people can do - and buy - from Xbox Live itself.

    Gates said one big bet is that game companies will use Xbox Live to sell incremental upgrades and additions to existing games, thus extending a game's life.

    Analyst Matt Rosoff with independent researchers Directions on Microsoft said efforts to sell game add-ons through Xbox Live are probably more likely to immediately meet success than the grander plans to become a home entertainment hub.

    Microsoft - and Gates in particular - have long touted the idea of the high-tech living room and den, but the concept is still too geeky for most people, Rosoff said.

    While Gates may spend lots of time thinking about how important Xbox is to his corporate strategy, the Microsoft co-founder said he doesn't have much time to play the game system himself.

    "I'm not a heavy gamer, I'm a light gamer - something to do with my job," Gates said.

    "The people on (the Xbox) team can all kill me within about 60 seconds on Halo, so I try and avoid them."

    After standing on a city street for more than 28 hours, with only a blanket to protect him from the cold and rain, Peter Gonzalez had no doubt about what he should do next: stay up all night playing video games.

    The 19-year-old college student was among the gaming fanatics who waited for hours to be among the first to snag an Xbox 360. Stores began selling the systems at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

    "I feel amazing," said Gonzalez, who was first in line at a Best Buy store and planned to play all night before heading to an 8 a.m. class at the College of Staten Island. "It's going to be worth it."

    At a 24-hour Wal-Mart location in Woodbridge, Va., where hopefuls sat in folding chairs that snaked around several aisles, staffers said the waiting line had exceeded their inventory by 10 a.m. Monday.
     
  2. Paul L

    Paul L Maha Guru

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    Racing games now that's why I like consoles the game pad though is fine for racing but a bit slow & inacurate for FPS games.. why won't they let casual gamers have the tools to do something as fast as they can think it?. It just makes no sense not to allow the option of keyboard & mouse usage then we really would be talking 360 Vs. PC.. but shamefully I can't see a thing about this option. I'd love to dive into the xboxs live side and frag some console kid in order to show them how it's done.
     
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    Ditto ... come hear once a day as a de-stresser!!! Evolks gut wrenching laughter almost without Fail!
     
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  7. JeyNyce

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    It shouldn't matter, if your PC make you happy then who cares about the 360
     
  8. Red~Mage

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    This is interesting... Call of Duty 2 is pretty harsh on a PC, but runs fairly well on the Xbox 360.

    Quake 4 runs and plays damn good on a PC (my x800xl ate it up) but plays horrible on the Xbox 360.


    I don't get it. :(
     
  9. DrSiN

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    Well none of the games released so far catch my eye. I was expecting a lot more .

    And as for the graphics on the games , they dont look anything like what weve been promised :(
     
  10. Red~Mage

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    That's the hype machine for you.

    These are still the first tier of games however, there will be a drastic improvement in 1-2 years. ;)
     

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    Some say call of duty was optimized for the 360 for launch. I dont know if it is true, but i played them both, and although the 360 version played extremely good, it just doesnt match The pc.
     
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    agree 10x, this post should have ended the thread :p
     
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    Gamespot's review of COD2 on the 360 doesn't seem to think it runs any better than on a top of the range PC, and with less players in MP
     
  14. dismal

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    Correct.

    The control is exactly why I can't stand to play or even own a console system. Where is the superior control that the keyboard and mouse provides? The game pads got nothing on a KB/Mouse in First Person games. I would not consider purchasing any console unless there was a KB/Mouse as an optional purchase. - I think there is one for the Xbox and PS2? Not sure and don't care. - But hook me up with one and a PS3, that could be cool.
     
  15. BlueDragonXP

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    sorry to say this man but i think you just sux thats why lol

    man i can play racing, action adventure, sports games on my PS2 perfect on a controler.

    FPS and RTS better on the PC

    but you making the controls sound useless lmao

    hmmm now let me think... your gonna play Metal Gear Solid 4 (not FPS) with a key board and mouse? ok lol i will use the controler. OWNED.
     

  16. simonknight

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    Gotta agree bluedragon. I used to be a keyboard elitest as well untill I got POP2, and FIFA2005. Playing those game with a keyboard just plain sucks ass. Then I got Indigo Prophecy and that game almost requires a gamepad. However, I will never use a gamepad for any game that requires pinpoint aiming and the controllers arent good for that.
     
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    Some game genres are best played with keyboard & mouse. Others are better with a gamepad (or other specialised controller). What many people seem to forget is that you can (shock, horror!) use a gamepad with a PC! Logitech make very good PC gamepads and you'll find they are just as good as console gamepads, and all decent PC games that could benefit from a gamepad include full support for them.

    The controller argument is one that console supporters are doomed to lose as you can use any controller with a PC, but with a console you don't have the option of the keyboard & mouse for games that play best with them (FPS, RTS, RPG etc).
     
  18. Red~Mage

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    You guys are silly.

    Console games are not designed to use Mouse & keyboard.
     
  19. meatfestival92

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    Quake 4 = opengl, runs better on nvidia
    Xbox 360 = d3d, ati

    CoD2 = d3d
    PC version of CoD2 = badly programmed

    :D
     
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    Lol,BOS is boring but Project Offset is a new one i am looking into,havn't got time to do excellent sigs,so i just quickly did this,only took a few mins.

    Lol,well the review of Quake4 proves it!!the ati gpu doesn't like the doom 3 engine,what we guru's know already,it is better on nvidia,good to see a honest review for a change,but still is a good console,but us pc heads have already had next gen gpu's for a bit,so it isn't as exciting to us:)Trust me the guy who reviewed the 360 Q4 would like it running on my 7800.:)
     
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