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Gaming PlayStation 4 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 29 Nov 2013.

  1. SchizoFrog

    SchizoFrog New Member

    5 May 2009
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    @ rollo

    I am confused by you saying that people are using TVs with their new PC builds and then you go on to say you need to factor in the cost of a monitor when costing a PC build. If you are factoring in the cost of a monitor (£200-£300) why not factor in the cost of a TV with the console (£300+)??

    Console games also need patching these days and often people download them instead of buying physical data so I wouldn't count the installation time against the PC, I would only count it from clicking the icon and the game starting.
    As patching for consoles becomes more and more prevalent I think you will find more and more developers releasing 'broken' games for the console market too.
  2. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

    16 May 2008
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    Most people have tvs that they can use older tvs without hdmi sockets. You need a hdmi socket to use a tv as a monitor and it looks pretty awful.

    I aint a console gamer and wont be buying either till they drop in price if the exclusives that playstation and microsoft had i would not buy them at all.

    Steam at its best gives about 4mb/sec download for the record on a 80mb connection. Sonys psn network actually is faster on certain items.

    Just dont think price is a valid grounds to downvote them on. As you can not price build a pc for the same cost. You can get 40inch tvs in asda for £150 btw that will be more than enough for the kids bedroom that its likely to be heading into.

    Monitor cost is around £110 for a decent 23/24inch monitor these days if you shop around. Benq do several at that price bracket there monitors are excellent for the price. You aint buying a dell ultrasharp for a budget build computer anyway. £10 for mouse and keyboard and £80 on the OS is the £200 I was thinking off for other components.
  3. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

    22 Mar 2008
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    C'mon, you can't just cherry pick bits of an argument to support your cause. You wanted examples of when PC gaming isn't plain sailing, and I provided them off the top of my head. I could give you many more if I really wanted to...

    Yes, on a PC you can still hack/edit/whatever to try and get things working, but that's the point of a console. Put the disc in the right box and away you go.

    Console gaming does have some problems - especially the last generation (360, PS3) with updates, installs and firmware. The new consoles have massively mitigated this - I was booting in to Assassins Creed IV within about 30-40 seconds of putting the disc in on Friday. This is far superior to even the PC, where you still have to complete the whole install or download. As for network failures/hacked accounts I can count on a single hand the number of times this has happened in the entire previous console generation - but they hit the news because of the sheer number of players involved. Equally, these network downtime issues etc. can hit any provider - Steam regularly falls over during the sales for example.

    Yep, but the new consoles are smart. Patches download whilst the units are on standby automatically, so they're ready when you want to play. Installs happen in the background, after an initial push of content to get you playing.

    Broken games? Sadly yes, this is going to be more common to an extent.
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