I'm not a modder so much as been observing it as a gamer of GTA and trying some other odd games on the side, but you might want to put some proof to your own words by informing me and others about what you know, where is the breadth and scope recorded, per se??
Proof regarding which part of what I said? There's a quote feature for a reason bro.
Remember besides Sony coming to help Rockstar with GTA IV on PS3 (which I mentioned froze up constantly and worse and worse for me, prompting a re-purchase on Xbox360), there was 50 Million greenbacks paid from Microsoft to shore up the 360 with the DLC exclusive. Yes, I think you should be more upset with Microsoft's handing of Xbox console gaming versus their own Windows API; Direct X 10, 11, and dare I say, 12??
Remember that I asked you for proof on that. Seeing as Rockstar was dealing with Microsoft at the time, that seems highly unlikely.
I will add that I'm reading a number of Maximum PC articles as of late, they are pretty rude about console gaming too, but they at least tip their hat to the idea of gaming with power on a budget, which in their estimation is accurate because a major gaming rig on PC is not cheap, it simply isn't
True. But you wouldn't need to spend more than $500 - $700 on a PC if developers optimized their games properly and if Microsoft even bothered to optimize their operating system.
Why is it that a piece of low budget crap like the Xbox 360 can run games at 60 FPS with only 512 MB of RAM, a triple-core 3.2 GHz CPU and an upgraded ATI X1800 GPU? You're probably iching to tell me "well duhz it's a different technolojy" well I'm ichning to tell you NO! It's not. They are all computers, all the parts inside the Xbox 360 game console exist in one form or another for personal computers as well.
Can't answer that? Well I can, the answer is very simple: because it's not slowed down by Windows.
The second most popular excuse the so called "gaming specialists" (console fanboys) tend to come up is "well yesh mister PC's are made to run a wide variety of programsh n' shit" oh and the Xbox isn't? You didn't get TV, wi-fi, radio, web browsing, etc etc etc since the Xbox 360 first launched? Please.
There are a handfull of games out there that work on Linux (maybe more, haven't toyed with it in quite some time). Try running some of them, see if you still need a 2000$ rig after that. Sure, games probably won't look so great on Linux, due to a lot of the software that PC games use being made specifically for Windows.
I'm not saying PC games should demand the same amount of resources as console games do, being able to combine different components does have it's drawbacks, but the system requirements that PC games have these days is just ridiculous, and they wouldn't have them if Microsoft and the game developers gave a shit.
Oh and like I said some time ago, PC's might be more expensive if you compare the initial costs to that of the console's, but try taking the following into ecuation:
-consoles break more often than PC's, and when a PC breaks you can usually just replace the broken component, not the whole thing.
-you can maintain and fix minor problems with your PC yourself. tinker with your Xbox 360 and see if Microsoft doesn't throw your warranty off the window.
-PC games are A LOT cheaper than console games, even more so if you're a sale hound on Steam.
-on the PC you don't risk getting banned from the network for god knows what reason, and be forced to buy a new one.
-there are more free games on PC than on consoles, and
most of them are
Edited by TUN3R, 09 January 2013 - 03:49 PM.