Originally Posted by Sean_W
If you think you can just pop in a disk and play with today consoles for optimal play, you're wrong. Consoles are more like PC's now days. Install to HDD or play from disk, longer load times, patches and all that with lower fidelity. Tinkering is the nature of the PC, so unless all PC are the same spec, it's going to stay that way.
Spendng a few minutes setting up a game for optimal play for the gain of better fidelity is worth it. Enjoy your longer loading times, swapping disks, while it loads in a quarter of the time on my PC and I'm up and running.
Depends on what game you play. I've yet to play a game on the 360 that you have to install on the HDD. Every game I've played on the 360 has been pop in a disk and play. Simple, done. XBL has been excellent, no problems so far and graphics look great in 1080P.
PC gamers don't spend just a few minutes tweaking, they spend longer than that.
Take a look at the current BF3 thread. SETTINGS AND TWEAKS GALORE OMGWTF!!111 I just want to play the game, not tweak. I just spend most of my day tweaking networks and servers, so it's the last thing I want to do when it comes to gaming, aka my hobby. I'm sick of tweaking/tinkering.
Devs are screwing PC gamers over more and more, and I finally just got tired of missing out on awesome games because of it.
I'll take longer loading times and swapping disks for an easier setup and the ability to play with my co-workers and friends. None of them have decent PCs (they don't want to play on what they work on) and they all game on the 360.