Nvidia Calls PC "Far Superior" to Video Game Consoles

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WarpathPS

Yeah NOBODY used to blow out NES, N64,and Gamecube cartridges games in a desperate attempt to fix them because they would not load, and freezing playstations/xbox's were always fun to deal with along with their scratched discs.

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Renegade Knight

Consoles used to win that way. As games got more complex I started seeing the games hang and crash my consoles.

Now games generally work on PC's about as well as on consoles so I don't see any advantage in that area.

For me it's mods. I can do them on a PC. I can't on a console.

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PCWolf

gmvolk: you sir, are a incorrect. Console Games also have bugs and annoying problems that require patches & updates just like PC games do. The days of Console Games "Just Working" out of the box ended with the the PS2 & GameCube. I do agree with you that it all really comes down to what platform has the games you want to play.

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gmvolk

true, I've had games crash and lock on my xbox, but generally speaking there is no compatibility issue as on the pc. Plus no software or drivers to worry about. Again, I don't think either is truly better than the other, it comes down to which one has the games you want to play.

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AFDozerman

I have never had the highest-end hardware and have never had a compatibility issue with PC gaming. Seriously, you'd have to be looking at the sub-300 dollar notebooks to find something that 90 percent of games can't scale down to. That last 10 percent? 400 dollars and you're golden, or just run in a window.

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gmvolk

I've had quite a few PC'S over the years, some high end some low and have had gaming issues on for one reason or another. My laptop of only a few years old, low to mid, can't play team fortress at all. Course that could be my crap internet.

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AFDozerman

Have you been using the same OEM?

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appleroxinhouston

I'm for the PC, because you have laptops that can play good games, and their superior desktop power, the unbeatable keyboard and mouse, multi-tasking, and such. all consoles are are cheap boxes that are for the gamer on a deep budget.

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aarcane

PCs are awesome for gaming and productivity.. Consoles are such a hassle with the custom firmwares and the modding, and then you have to figure out how to back up your disks so you can install them... Then it's a game of cat and mouse to not break your system and lose all your games. With the PC you just buy on steam and the game is instantly installed and ready to play. No backups, no modding, no CFW, and no game of cat and mouse. Just buy, download, play. Backups are super simple, too. Export the steam library, and voila, done.

That said, there are a few (VERY few) titles that are both console exclusive, and worth the time and hassle investment.. Legend of Zelda. Super Mario. Final Fantasy.. But if you stay a few generations behind, you're usually good to go on those.

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Morete

Portability. (Even if the box is small, the large monitor is an entirely different issue). Two players using one console at the same time. And most important, all of the non-stop maintenance that PC's require and driver issues with many games. Pro-console gamers lose patience with PCs and are willing to sacrifice graphics for convenience and time. People that choose PCs over consoles have to all be called PC enthusiasts. I don't see how they couldn't.

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WarpathPS

It is obvious you do not use PC for gaming as most console peasants do not. Also what is a "pro console player"? exactly. Is that like a sober console player who does not play in a double wide trailer? You obviously have blocked out the days of people blowing out a cartridge or reloading a cartridge or disc over and over in the hopes that it will load or stop freezing. I even remember Microsoft putting out patches in a panic to fix stability issues with the Xbox. PC's do not have "non-stop maintenance" as you are confusing people who upgrade and tweak their PC's as a hobby to people who just use them for functionality. Consoles have no such ability for plug and play upgrades. Consoles are more expensive and are inferior.

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EKRboi

I don't understand what you mean by "all of the non-stop maintenance that PC's require and driver issues with many games". When I see people say things like this I tend to think they don't know what they are talking about and are just regurgitating things said by others who don't really know what they are talking about. The only maintenance I do to my gaming PC is drag it out to the garage, open it up and blow the dust out of it every few months.. something consoles would benefit from if opening them wouldn't void their warranty.

As for driver issues... yes it does happen. I cannot speak for AMD/ATI but NVidia is usually on top of things, and 9 times outta 10 its not even the drivers that are the problem its the game. How many times have you taken your new game you picked up at midnight on launch day and stuck it in your console only to be met with "downloading update". On the driver side it's not like it's rocket science downloading and updating drivers either. Plus its not like games don't come out for consoles that have mega problems.. BF4 on PS4 is a great current example of this.

If you like consoles, cool.. if you like playing on PC, cool.. but neither is without it's problems.. I choose to deal with the "problems" on the PC because of vastly superior graphics and I honestly suck at FPS's with a controller.

Lastly of the 109 games I own on steam and the 9 on origin.. all of them play just fine. Yea BF4 still has some issues.. but so do the console versions. Plus when I update to new hardware.. all those games still work. Usually not the case with new consoles.

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LatiosXT

When it comes to multi-plaformed games, the PC version will always take precedence. I can always run it better than a console version, and even if I can't really for some reason, in the near future I can. And some games have more "perks" if you will on PC, such as the massive amounts of modding you can do on The Elder Scrolls games.

However, there are some games that I want to play on or are only available on a console. However, some publishers are making it terrible for any platform. Like recently I found out that Ubisoft included a key for what is an "online pass" to Assassin's Creed: Black Flag. However, I found out I might've actually needed it, because I couldn't play the single player game in its fullest if I didn't submit it and allow Ubisoft to install UPlay on the console (this is the PS4 version). I expect to be free of stupid DRM like this and CD keys on a console.

But overall, it's about the experience one platform provides over an other. While I might get a richer experience on a PC, I still have to deal with the myriad of faults that could happen. And while I may not get that same experience with a console, I can just plop down and start playing (usually)