which system?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by irishgrizzly, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    Should I get these for the PC or 360?

    Left 4 Dead
    Fallout 3
    Dead Space

    I have a decent enough system (mac pro 2.8MHz, 8800GT, 4gb RAM, XP) for them. What system would you get them for and why?

    I have a feeling most will say PC, but I just want to hear the opinions.

    Cheers!
     
  2. opeter macrumors 65816

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    I would get it for "PC", since you Mac Pro is well fitted for these games (maybe you need to upgrade the graphic card for Dead Space and Fallout 3 if you want to use all extras and eyecandy in big resolution, but i think, that the GeForce 8800GT should also handle these tasks).

    For the Xbox360 version: do you have an Xbox? Not? Than you must calculate the following: a new Xbox price + Xbox games price (the price of these is always more than the price of the PC equivalent game) = final price.

    So if I were you, I would go with the PC versions of these games.
     
  3. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    My monitor is only 21" so don't have to wack the resolution up too high.

    Yeah, I've got a 360 already.
     
  4. opeter macrumors 65816

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    A 21" monitor? If it's an LCD, than it got a 1600x1200 pixels native resolution...

    Ah, OK, i didn't know that. Than it's your choice... choose wiselly.
     
  5. txa1265 macrumors 6502a

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    The other two are a toss for me, but on Fallout 3 *please* get the PC version, to support the *real* place it belongs ...
     
  6. ManWithhat macrumors regular

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    I agree, Fallout 3 will monumentally be better on PC.
     
  7. XianPalin macrumors 6502

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    I'm going for Left4Dead on PC for sure, it's fast paced and from what I've heard and seen at PAX it's just too much of a pain to play on a controller, unless you turn up the sensitivity real high I guess. Just seems like a mouse would be worlds better. Plus it's from Valve... PC is where it's supposed to be.

    I'm still up in the air about the others.
     
  8. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

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    trouble is most of these release a week early on the 360... :eek::eek:
     
  9. jsgrabo macrumors regular

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    personally, i'll take a keyboard and mouse over just a controller for any game any day. more comfortable for me.
     
  10. Dagless macrumors Core

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    PC, just for the better controls, higher resolution, free online play, "mod"ability.
     
  11. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I would say the 360, since you said the Mac pro is only 2.8Mhz :D :D :D
     
  12. jsgrabo macrumors regular

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    ^loller blades!
     
  13. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yep, made it myself, It's got a casio calculator processor chip in there.:p
     
  14. t19880821 macrumors regular

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    Whenever I have a choice between PC and console, I would always go PC.... depending. If my machine can't run it SMOOTH, I will get it for 360. The upcoming games like Fallout 3 and Far Cry 2 cannot possibly run smooth on my MBP without sacrificing delicious eye candy... so I'm getting them for either PS3 or 360. Since I think Far Cry 2 multiplayer will suck on consoles, I'll most likely get them both for PS3.
     

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