I’ve played Gears xbox 360 1 &2 on the same TV and it looks nice no doubt. I’ve also played Killzone 2 on the Playstation 3 on the same TV set and again it looks great.
But after hooking my PC up to the same 52" HDTV the consoles can not come close not even with a 100ft pole.
The hardware I use in my PC is AMD 3.2ghz quad core CPU w/4 GB of 1066 FSB ddrII memory a Geforce 260 900mb of memory with a dedicated 450watt Gaming card PSU. with dual PhysX cards 1x BFG 128mb PCI Physx card & built on Geforce 8200 with 256mb of shared memory.
The games I used to compare with the consoles were Gears of War and Crysis.
Gears Of War was to compare to 360 Gears of War
Crysis to compare to Killzone 2 Playstation 3 since there is no KZ2 PC I had to use a game they tried comparing to.
Bottom line not one of the consoles could compare either in terms of frame rate or visual quality.
I ran both at full detail dx10 1920×1080.
While I know consoles can barely push 1280×720 upconverted to 1080 it was only fair I see which looked better by the maxiumum push the PC can do since the consoles do that themselves.
Most developers claim that cancelation of PC games is due to piracy and that people like to play on thier couch with surround sound.
If you take alook around you can see console games are released on the scene long before PC games are.
And with todays hardware everyone can play thier PC games on the comfort of thier couch with surround sound I just did it:)
And let me say it was a much better experience not only in visual terms but in the same comfort all those console gurus brag about that PC gamers can not do.
Developers are missing out on alot of technology consoles can not touch all because thier pockets need to be over filled.
And they will continue to make rehashed games for the consoles just to make a buck instead of trying something new by pushing the boundries of hardware that consoles just plain lack.
The list of games canceled from PC:
These are just a few off the top of my head what a shame Heavy Rain on a PC would look awesome this is what the developers were looking for great story folllowed by great graphics.
The PS3 is only able to push the game at 720p and it did get some slow down here and there and load times could be heavy just as the name implies.
To bad PC version was canned better frame rates non existent load times w/better textures and much higher resolution even 1680×1050 would have been a major step forward compared to the Playstation 3’s shoddy 720p.
Ohh well the trend seems to be growing Pc games are constantly be canceled and the low end consoles seem to be taking the stage it’s really a shame because if it weren’t for PC pushing the enevelope consoles would still be crappy pixelated wanna be 3d games running at 320 resolution without online game matches with buddies.
Looks like a scarry future no more PC games pushing the limits of technology which only leaves us with future consoles with set hardware that only gets upgrades every 5-10 years it’s a sad state of affairs this is all the future gamers have to look forward to:(