PC Games compared to Console Games?

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I've been noticing that PC Games are getting alot cheaper once they release. Like for example, the game Doom 3, it was $59.99 When I got it on the release date, next four weeks they reduced it to $30 dollars. Next month, I see it for only $15.

For the console games, they stay the same for weeks and weeks. I'm waiting to get Battle Front 2 for the Playstation 2 ever since it was released, and atleast a month and a half from the release date, there's no price drop, still $50, and for the PC version it's clearly $35 bucks.
 
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I guess game prices follow the adage "Less is more".
 
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its easy to get a bootleg version of a PC game and not a console game, so to make more ppl buy the game they lower the price
 
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Doom 3 was $59 at retail? In Canadian dollars, you mean? I bought mine at an Ebgames in Virginia, and it was $49.99, I'm 99% sure.
 
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its easy to get a bootleg version of a PC game and not a console game, so to make more ppl buy the game they lower the price
It isnt easy to pirate console games? Riiiiiiiiiiiight....
 
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Hey, if you have a PC, why are you complaining about console game prices? Battlefront 2 is also available for PC, and it doesnt suck as much as the PS2 version. Just buy it for PC. It has better multiplayer, better controls, better graphics, everybody wins... except you, because now youre stuck playing Battlefront.

Wow, thanks for that, Cuc. Very enlightening.
 
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Piracy drives prices up, not down. PC games are cheaper because anyone can make a PC game, all you need is an enterprise edition of a compiler, or know how to code in assembly language. For every game you make on a console, you have to pay a license fee to use their propietary technology. PS2 uses a seperate encoding from standard DVD-ROM, so you have to pay to burn something to that format. Gamecube uses a highly unorthodox method which requires burning equipment bought from Nintendo (contrary to popular belief, this is why Nintendo has so few games, they have the highest license fees of any of the three companies). X-box uses standard DVD-3 and DVD-9, but they also require you to pay a license to use their systems to sell games. PC manufacturers have never had the ability to charge software vendors because PC belong to an Open Architecture format that anyone can develop for.
 
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I have pretty much always found PC to be superior in a lot of ways. Whether it is pricing, control, customizability, or quality. But the consoles have their roles. For example, those third person action games (Devil May Cry, for example) will always be a console based bit. The consoles just do it better, is all.

But 'better' is a relative term. Games like Halo for example, they are painfully sluggish and imprecise when I--a longtime UT veteran--pick up the controller. I don't know about anyone else but it quickly becomes frustrating for me to die because I had to work to get my character to react properly to an attacker ten feet to my left. Now, some might say I'm just not good at the game, but if you think for a second you'll understand what I mean. The controls, no matter how good they are, will never match the PC's hand-to-eye intuitiveness.

But now Cuc has explained to everyone what some of us more educated game moguls already knew: the licensing fees are monstrous for the consoles. Because of this, you find less and less companies concerned with a quality game and more and more companies concerned with a product that will sell.

That alone is my prime reason for backing the PC. People always say its super expensive but honestly if you have a decent job its not hard to save 500 dollars. And then you're good for a couple years, if you buy smart. Plus all the games are cheaper and have infinitely more replay value than any console game (and that is sans the stupid 'unlockable bull****' gimmick, too).
 
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Pc is the best for me, I have never had another type of thing to play games with, I only play ps2 and stuff at the shops, FOR FREEE W00T!

But one reason is, that graphics can't get better with games on consoles, higher prices of the actual console and for the games, and more options on the pc, on the keyboard and mouse.
 
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Pc is the best for me, I have never had another type of thing to play games with, I only play ps2 and stuff at the shops, FOR FREEE W00T!

But one reason is, that graphics can't get better with games on consoles, higher prices of the actual console and for the games, and more options on the pc, on the keyboard and mouse.
Graphics can definetly get better on consoles as developers learn to maximize the consoles output. Look at Xbox release games compared to something like BLACK. There is a threshold tho, unlike PC games. But to keep up, you need to spend roughly 1-2 thousand dollars every 3 years or so. Personally, I like both because your never going to entertain friends with a PC game, but console multiplayer is magic. And your never going to get an amazing strategy game on a console.
 
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I agree with what Pride said regarding genres suiting methods of play. DMC3 was a good example, I find most action/adventure games (Onimusha, Silent Hill, Tenchu) to be better suited to the ergonomics of a controller, ditto beat-em-ups. However, FPS's, where direct control over accuracy is a must, will always find a better home with a keyboard and mouse.
 
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Consoles have the best RPG games.

PC has everything else.

Sums it down to that for me.
 
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Yes, but Ravendust, we always seem to forget that anytime the computer so desires it could make a third person action game and require a joystick. THey even make a gamepad that is IDENTICAL to the PS2 controller. So unfortunately, our assumptions about consoles' strong points could change any day, which turns the good points of consoles into beacons of their own impending doom, technically.
 
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If there's a PC game out that doesn't require the use of Pay to Play like MMORPGs, then it can easilly be pirated by keygens and cracks.

Take me. Been a year since I actually BOUGHT a PC game.

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However, I prefer console versions. The PC versions of games, even with my PS2 to USB joystick, sometimes tend to give me problems. I'll only get a PC version of a game if it has benefits as a PC version, like FFXI where I can have better graphics and hack my own music in.
 

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~*Logan*~ said:
If there's a PC game out that doesn't require the use of Pay to Play like MMORPGs, then it can easilly be pirated by keygens and cracks.

Take me. Been a year since I actually BOUGHT a PC game.

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However, I prefer console versions. The PC versions of games, even with my PS2 to USB joystick, sometimes tend to give me problems. I'll only get a PC version of a game if it has benefits as a PC version, like FFXI where I can have better graphics and hack my own music in.
Isn't Half-Life 2 supposed to be hard to pirate?
 
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Lol, Logan is a noob pirate. I haven't bought any game since Half-Life came out.

But hes right. Any game can be pirated unless you actually need to pay for it more than once.
 
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Consoles are FUN! I love playing them at friends' houses. However, when it comes to FPS games, consoles just don't cut it. Give me a mouse and a keyboard please :/

Also, customization, graphics and such, go PC! I <3 You!

It all depends. Do you want a quick gaming fix? Consoles are for you. Do you want overall "betterness" ? PC for the win.
 
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Lol, Logan is a noob pirate. I haven't bought any game since Half-Life came out.

But hes right. Any game can be pirated unless you actually need to pay for it more than once.
Too bad this thread isn't named "Do you pirate games and if so, how many have you done?" You're balancing on the edge here, which side do you want to fall on?
 
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i like both PC and Console, Yes the console is better for RPG and everything else really and PC is better for FPS and Stragy IMM, but saying that good thing about a console is most of the time u buy a console game slap it in its already able to play max graphics where ur PC might lag at max, and also FPS i h8 on the PC but love on console is Halo, I never had a prob wiv FPS on consoles and never found halo to be slow in anyway to my reactions just need to turn the senstive up in the options just like u do on a PC with a mouse, but the bottem line is really a PC was never invented to play games but a console was just for games thats what i think. Yaaarrrrr
 

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