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"PC master race, console peasants"
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serifsansserif wrote:
Well, at least we didin't have to explain floppy floppies (5.25") vs. hard floppies (3.5")


... and kids today complain about load times, hahaha ...
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serifsansserif wrote:
Well, at least we didin't have to explain floppy floppies (5.25") vs. hard floppies (3.5")


... and kids today complain about load times, hahaha ...


my first hand me down computers...



Though honestly, I owned the second before I owned the first, and right after that I got a Win 98 machine....
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Posted 4/10/15 , edited 4/10/15

alvhinne wrote:

thats why im asking coz i dun get it. how & why it started


http://www.reddit.com/r/PCMasterRace was a subreddit that started years ago as a Joke by PC gamers. It's main purpose is to promote consumer awareness and has in the recent years developed into a place to go if you want to see jokes on the matter.

Here's the better explained version: http://puu.sh/h8DZs/4649abcf38.png

If you did not care for exclusives, the PC of the same value as a console simply has better performance in terms of games without needing to spend the often quoted price of "$10,000".

This post here gives a general idea of what I'm talking about.

http://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/wiki/guide
http://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/wiki/index


Finally: the interview on the origins of the PC Master Race (Translated from Portuguese) https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eurogamer.pt%2Farticles%2F2014-10-31-entrevista-a-pedro19-o-homem-por-tras-da-pc-master-race

Better translation: http://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/2ky2p9/our_glorious_pedro_the_man_behind_the_pc_master/clpume8
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I'd much rather have a discussion based upon that profile picture of yours.

I've found my new love.

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Posted 4/10/15

JayMunchy wrote:

I'd much rather have a discussion based upon that profile picture of yours.

I've found my new love.



Whose? Mine? O:
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Posted 4/10/15 , edited 4/10/15

metalmine wrote:


JayMunchy wrote:

I'd much rather have a discussion based upon that profile picture of yours.

I've found my new love.



Whose? Mine? O:


Nope.

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Posted 4/10/15

JayMunchy wrote:


metalmine wrote:


JayMunchy wrote:

I'd much rather have a discussion based upon that profile picture of yours.

I've found my new love.



Whose? Mine? O:


Nope.

alvhinne-Sama's


LOL yea. Quite a DP
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Posted 4/10/15 , edited 4/10/15

JayMunchy wrote:

I'd much rather have a discussion based upon that profile picture of yours.

I've found my new love.





im actually surprised how articulate people in here (in CR). i mean i left this forum not too long ago but wow it reached 4 DAMN PAGES


on my profile pic? i can make another thread for this if you want to. just dont derail this one


metalmine wrote:


alvhinne wrote:

thats why im asking coz i dun get it. how & why it started


http://www.reddit.com/r/PCMasterRace was a subreddit that started years ago as a Joke by PC gamers. It's main purpose is to promote consumer awareness and has in the recent years developed into a place to go if you want to see jokes on the matter.

Here's the better explained version: http://puu.sh/h8DZs/4649abcf38.png

If you did not care for exclusives, the PC of the same value as a console simply has better performance in terms of games without needing to spend the often quoted price of "$10,000".

This post here gives a general idea of what I'm talking about.

http://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/wiki/guide
http://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/wiki/index


Finally: the interview on the origins of the PC Master Race (Translated from Portuguese) https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eurogamer.pt%2Farticles%2F2014-10-31-entrevista-a-pedro19-o-homem-por-tras-da-pc-master-race

Better translation: http://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/2ky2p9/our_glorious_pedro_the_man_behind_the_pc_master/clpume8



oh thanx bru. freaking reddit did it again. is there a thing reddit didnt start
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Posted 4/10/15

rcsatcrunchyroll wrote:


dodgelikesbacon wrote:
rsc definitely knows his stuff


I'll admit to being out of practice; what I know is pretty vintage. (And money for building computers is not nearly as plentiful as it was before the recession, that's for damn sure.) I can back up what SSS said before, though. Back in 2003, the Windows XP PC I got as a gift from the folks after graduating university was about $1,200 (Sony Vaio, actually pretty good for a store-bought model), and it was decent. Great for browsing the web, but I had to get new RAM (1 GB DDR1) and new graphics and sound cards before I could even think of playing the games of the time in anything more than a stuttering, stop-and-go fashion.

And even then, it had trouble doing the big-time shooters. This was the time when Far Cry was used as a way of testing your hardware, rather than being played for its merits as a game. If you could run that bad boy, you had a rig worth keeping. ... I couldn't. LOL. And Alienware was the go-to company if you had serious money to burn.

Still a good computer, honestly. It's retired from active service, since the advent of HD video makes it unusable on the modern Internet, but it's still great for playing older games, especially the ones that can run under DOSBox.


It's actually pretty cool reading about the vintage stuff from people like you and Serif who experienced it first-hand. The first OS I remember using was Windows 95 but all I cared about was playing games back then. Never paid attention to anything else. Then again, I was like 5 or 6 y/o at the time. Haha.

Huh. I didn't know that about Far Cry. So I guess Crytek made 2 benchmark games. I remember when Crysis came out, the phrase, "Can it run Crysis?" was born. Lol.
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Posted 4/10/15

alvhinne wrote:


JayMunchy wrote:

I'd much rather have a discussion based upon that profile picture of yours.

I've found my new love.





im actually surprised how articulate people in here (in CR). i mean i left this forum not too long ago but wow it reached 4 DAMN PAGES


on my profile pic? i can make another thread for this if you want to. just dont derail this one


metalmine wrote:


alvhinne wrote:

thats why im asking coz i dun get it. how & why it started


http://www.reddit.com/r/PCMasterRace was a subreddit that started years ago as a Joke by PC gamers. It's main purpose is to promote consumer awareness and has in the recent years developed into a place to go if you want to see jokes on the matter.

Here's the better explained version: http://puu.sh/h8DZs/4649abcf38.png

If you did not care for exclusives, the PC of the same value as a console simply has better performance in terms of games without needing to spend the often quoted price of "$10,000".

This post here gives a general idea of what I'm talking about.

http://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/wiki/guide
http://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/wiki/index


Finally: the interview on the origins of the PC Master Race (Translated from Portuguese) https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eurogamer.pt%2Farticles%2F2014-10-31-entrevista-a-pedro19-o-homem-por-tras-da-pc-master-race

Better translation: http://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/2ky2p9/our_glorious_pedro_the_man_behind_the_pc_master/clpume8



oh thanx bru. freaking reddit did it again. is there a thing reddit didnt start



LOL yea. The things 4Chan started
Posted 4/10/15 , edited 4/10/15
I have PC with GTX 970, PS4, Wii U and 3DS. Honestly, I'm not too impressed with PC. As long as it plays games perfectly fine, I am satisfied.

I spent more times on Wii U and 3DS(for Pokemon) than any other gaming platforms.
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The biggest issue is that the people who understand technology know that whilst currently the "next-gen" consoles are great - a few years down the line all they are doing is halting the development of more aesthetically demanding games. The PC market is full of terrible console ports because most devs don't even see the PC as a viable market anymore nor have the money to properly port games.

I'm not saying consoles are bad, they are actually good for a lot of things. Multiplayer locally was something that was amazing in the past, and I believe even now. It's fun to play games when your friends are all over your place or vice versa. But as an industry, gaming is producing the same old thing over and over again because consoles just cant handle anything better. Of course, PC's are also limited but the development of hardware has allowed us to reach a point where games are beginning to look more and more realistic every year and eventually we wont even be able to tell - long way yet but it's possible. That time could be sooner if game devs cared more about the PC market.

I'm not saying it comes without problems either, the PC market is harsh - there is a lot of different computers out there and although there will be some people who have exactly the same PC, different hardware means that optimising the game for one system isn't going to cut it. And testing the game on all the different hardware out there is nearly impossible without employing the help of the gamers themselves.

Nowadays I think the PC Master Race thing is just too much. there was a time when it was funny but it's beyond a joke now. I can't speak much since I refuse to buy a console - maybe that's because I spent so much on the PC in the first place :/
Posted 4/22/15 , edited 4/22/15
The moment I got a job and could afford to have all of them if I wanted was the moment I stopped caring.
Personally, I like gaming with a mouse and keyboard for the vast majority of games, and I'll take a PC any day of the week but that's me. If you prefer a console, more power to you.
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Many console players assume all PC gamers have all these expensive rigs. That's not even remotely true. They even complain about people with 1.5k rigs. Well, PC gamers have PCs (no shit lol) and they use them to do regular everyday computer stuff but also use it for gaming. Console players would obviously have their console but also a PC which they would use for everyday computer things.

Example time: The price of a console with a game or two is 500 dollars and let's say they paid 1000 dollars for a PC. Meanwhile, the average PC gamer (who tries to aim for max settings in games) owns a PC that can do both for the same total price of 1500. But still, still, some people have more expensive rigs. But then again, during Steam sales and other PC game sales around the internet, gamers can buy games for super cheap. Meanwhile console players buy 70 dollar base price games with discounts like 50% max being a great discount, so it all balances out.

The thing that gets on my nerves the most is when console players act as if all they own is the console and no PC. Like, really, you own a $500 console while PC gamers have a $1500 PC, but you're saying you don't also own a computer in your house or wherever? Please, I remember one argument I had with a friend clearly because as he was saying how my rig is like 1k more than his console, he was typing up an essay on his $2000 MacBook......seriously....so I'm the rich one here? People like that COULD have build PC gaming rigs more powerful than the consoles, but they chose not to because they wanted the console, fine. Simple as that. Of course I'm not saying this applies to everyone because I know people with one console and then like a 400 dollar laptop, but realistically it applies to a lot people who clearly have to the money to be so invested in this gaming culture that they can argue with each other about it.

Last thing, exclusives. People are always saying PC doesn't have excuses and that all PC gamers beg for console games to be ported over and that those ports are usually bad because no one cares about PC. Well.......if you didn't know PC has more exclusives then all the consoles. It's just because you don't go out of your way to look for PC exclusives that you assume PC has none, Civilization, those MOBAs that have taken over the world (LoL, DotA), Total War franchise and all those RTS games like Starcraft, CoH, Star Citizen, etc, etc. And let's not forget the games that came over from PC to consoles like Smite, CSGO, Warframe, Diablo III, etc, etc, etc. I'm not trying to prove that PC exclusives are way better or anything, just trying to show that they exist and just because you haven't heard of it before doesn't mean it's bad, or this, or that. But of course PC players want some console games ported over. Every console community wants games they can't play of their system to be available on their system. PC players want more Final Fantasy, they want The Last of Us, they want Bloodborne, they want lots of stuff. But I know console players who crave games like Civilization.

So in conclusion, even though it comes out a little bias towards PC gaming in my post (sorry about that D:), you can't make arguments when you know nothing about the other community of gamers that play on another system than you. Sure PS4 has lots of 30fps games but it's got games like Bloodborne and other built-in features like the stuff they did with Cloud and are still working on. Sure Xbox One is the weaker but there are great multiplayer experiences like Titanfall and all the new F2P games that have come over from PC like Neverwinter and Smite (since Blacklight and Warframe are like dead on PS4). Sure PC gaming is a little more high maintenance and problematic at times, but there's sexier graphics on good PCs are and they have their own great exclusives too.

WDF HOW'D THIS END UP SO LONG?!?!?!?!
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@Wyv3rn The worst part of this is how Microsoft, the creator of windows which is what the majority of PC gamer's use on their desktops, refuse to support the PC gaming market as much as they could with their influence. Instead they spent more time and money making the XBOX and limiting certain games (e.g. the Halo Series) to that console. I've played up to Halo 3 and I loved those games, it's just a shame that I couldn't get them on my PC.

I'm currently in the process of putting a pc together for my sister and she'll have a gaming rig which is capable of playing most AAA games at mid-high settings for about £500. I mean, being an enthusiast I have a bucket load of hard drives and dvd drives lying around, so that price isn't exactly right - but for about £450~500 you can build a very decent gaming rig, and with steam sales/gog/humblebundle as well as the vast number of "game key" sites getting new games cheaper than consoles is always fun.

YES we had to wait an extra few months (lol who am i kidding it was 2 years) for GTA5, but hell I don't care, it plays really nice, and looks a lot nicer than it ever did on the consoles, and I'm happy about that.

My first gaming PC was a mid-range one, which cost me about £650. This was when PC gaming WAS more expensive (about 6 years ago when i7's first came out if i remember correctly) just because of the hardware costs for things like SSD's and large storage drives. But now, a 1TB HDD is under £40, you can get a relatively large ssd for under £100. Nobody said you have to buy the best of the best that are recommended by pro gamers, you can stick to budget for a lot of parts which don't necessarily matter when you start out. The important thing is to spend money where it counts, like a good motherboard and power supply. Processors as far as gaming goes wont matter for the most part, and even an i3 can run a LOT of games without breaking a sweat. As a rule of thumb, whatever your budget a 3rd of that should be dropped on a graphics card if you want to game on a PC. and that's literally true in the majority of cases.

Speaking of cases - a friend of mine bought one for £30, that's a lot cheaper than what I paid for mine (£130) and you can go cheaper still if you don't care about l33t sw4gger looks or features like removeable hard drive cages.

The biggest point i'm trying to make is that the majority of people that argue for and against these points dont look at the facts. They just state what they hear along with jokes without any real evidence. Console gaming ISNT cheap either - having to pay £20 more for brand new games over PC release is definitely something I refuse to do for AAA titles, a lot of which end up being dissapointing to me these days anyway with the exception of GTA5 i haven't bought a new game that has been worth my money in about a year.

I think some of the argument comes from jealousy as well, we're all gamers and we all enjoy playing games but human nature to be jealous of something you don't have but want. I still want a console but I don't know what to buy since I don't have a preference for exclusives, but my PC has kept me busy and with a games library of over 150 games - I'll never have nothing to play.
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