Home | Community | Message Board


Kratom Eye
Please support our sponsors.

Community >> The Pub

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Shop: Kraken Kratom Red Vein Kratom   Bridgetown Botanicals Bridgetown Botanicals, CBD Edibles   PhytoExtractum Buy Bali Kratom Powder, Kratom Powder for Sale

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinebeneath
One Way Street
Male User Gallery

Registered: 10/30/07
Posts: 1,239
Loc: The un-united kingdom
Last seen: 8 years, 8 months
xbox 360 or pc with controller?
    #8384557 - 05/10/08 09:30 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I want to be able to play a bunch of games and was thinking of getting the xbox 360 but if i could do all the things the 360 can do on my pc i might just do that.

I've got 2GB RAM ,80GB hard drive and 150GB hard drive, and a shitty video card.
I might buy an xbox 360 controller that you can use with a PC but i don't know how compatable it would be with games.

Advice?


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineg00ru
lit pants tit licker
Male User Gallery


Registered: 08/09/07
Posts: 21,088
Loc: georgia, us
Last seen: 2 years, 2 months
Re: xbox 360 or pc with controller? [Re: beneath]
    #8384562 - 05/10/08 09:34 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Well most good pc games are designed for a keyboard. If you want more 'micromanaging' types of games that are very specific, stick with your pc and get a new video card. If you want games that are simpler and easier to just pick up and play, but still a lot of fun, get the XBOX.

Personally I like consoles better. There are more games that I can play for extended periods of time and they lend themselves to more social situations with your friends.


--------------------
check out my music!
drowse in prison and your waking will be but loss


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinebeneath
One Way Street
Male User Gallery

Registered: 10/30/07
Posts: 1,239
Loc: The un-united kingdom
Last seen: 8 years, 8 months
Re: xbox 360 or pc with controller? [Re: g00ru]
    #8384571 - 05/10/08 09:40 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

can you download torrents of xbox 360 games? do you just stick them on the xbox hard drive?


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineg00ru
lit pants tit licker
Male User Gallery


Registered: 08/09/07
Posts: 21,088
Loc: georgia, us
Last seen: 2 years, 2 months
Re: xbox 360 or pc with controller? [Re: beneath]
    #8384573 - 05/10/08 09:43 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

No you have to buy each one from a store and insert the disc every time you want to play it. They're all upwards of 50 bucks a game too, but computer games are pretty pricey as well.


--------------------
check out my music!
drowse in prison and your waking will be but loss


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinecitricacidx
FunGuy
Male User Gallery


Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 07/23/07
Posts: 9,027
Loc: GA
Last seen: 7 years, 7 months
Re: xbox 360 or pc with controller? [Re: beneath]
    #8384614 - 05/10/08 10:33 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

beneath said:
I want to be able to play a bunch of games and was thinking of getting the xbox 360 but if i could do all the things the 360 can do on my pc i might just do that.

I've got 2GB RAM ,80GB hard drive and 150GB hard drive, and a shitty video card.
I might buy an xbox 360 controller that you can use with a PC but i don't know how compatable it would be with games.

Advice?




As someone who works in the gaming department of a computer store, I will go ahead and give you my opinion.

The Xbox 360 will play games much better than your setup. No offense. The 360 was made solely for the purpose of gaming, therefore it is meant to handle graphics much better. Which is not to say that computer can't out preform the Xbox 360, but if you have a shitty video card, you're looking at poor graphics.

Any Wired Xbox 360 controller can plug in to a computer, you just have to get the drivers for it. They also make a wireless receiver that can connect up to 4 Wireless 360 controllers to your PC, and I imagine it comes with a CD that has the drivers. If the game you want to play on your PC has the option to change the controls around, you *Should* be able to use the 360 controller with it.

The 360 run $349.99 for the premium (20gb hard drive) and $449.99 for the elite (120gb hard drive). You could choose to buy either of those systems, or you could take the same money and beef up your computer. What kind of processor and video card do you have?

Remember that the 360 is also a little more social than a gaming PC. It's much easier to play Call of Duty 4 with multiple friends on your 360 (and a big tv screen) than it is to try to get 4 friends around your computer monitor.

Quote:

beneath said:
can you download torrents of Xbox 360 games? do you just stick them on the Xbox hard drive?




Technically, yes, you can. But it would require modifying your Xbox to the point where you wouldn't be able to play online and totally voiding your warranty. And trust me, you want that warranty on the 360. Those things fail. Epically


--------------------


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinebeneath
One Way Street
Male User Gallery

Registered: 10/30/07
Posts: 1,239
Loc: The un-united kingdom
Last seen: 8 years, 8 months
Re: xbox 360 or pc with controller? [Re: citricacidx]
    #8384679 - 05/10/08 11:07 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Core 2 Duo E6400


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineIrdamage
Autobot


Registered: 11/19/05
Posts: 1,491
Loc: Canada
Last seen: 4 years, 3 months
Re: xbox 360 or pc with controller? [Re: beneath]
    #8384690 - 05/10/08 11:14 AM (12 years, 9 months ago)

360's would be for your casual gamer who wants to avoid the mucking about with computers.

A PC is for the serious side of your gaming and work :smile:.


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinecitricacidx
FunGuy
Male User Gallery


Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 07/23/07
Posts: 9,027
Loc: GA
Last seen: 7 years, 7 months
Re: xbox 360 or pc with controller? [Re: beneath]
    #8384781 - 05/10/08 12:05 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

beneath said:
Core 2 Duo E6400




That's a good processor. Video Card?


--------------------


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinebeneath
One Way Street
Male User Gallery

Registered: 10/30/07
Posts: 1,239
Loc: The un-united kingdom
Last seen: 8 years, 8 months
Re: xbox 360 or pc with controller? [Re: citricacidx]
    #8384806 - 05/10/08 12:20 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

some shitty geforce thing , can't remember the model.


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinebeneath
One Way Street
Male User Gallery

Registered: 10/30/07
Posts: 1,239
Loc: The un-united kingdom
Last seen: 8 years, 8 months
Re: xbox 360 or pc with controller? [Re: beneath]
    #8384825 - 05/10/08 12:29 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I played half life 2 on this computer and it seemed to work quite well though


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlineg00ru
lit pants tit licker
Male User Gallery


Registered: 08/09/07
Posts: 21,088
Loc: georgia, us
Last seen: 2 years, 2 months
Re: xbox 360 or pc with controller? [Re: beneath]
    #8384832 - 05/10/08 12:32 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

If you play online games having a good video card is pretty important. That's all I use a computer for usually is online games.


--------------------
check out my music!
drowse in prison and your waking will be but loss


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinecitricacidx
FunGuy
Male User Gallery


Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 07/23/07
Posts: 9,027
Loc: GA
Last seen: 7 years, 7 months
Re: xbox 360 or pc with controller? [Re: beneath]
    #8384857 - 05/10/08 12:45 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

beneath said:
some shitty geforce thing , can't remember the model.




When you get a chance, try to figure that out. I was gunna say what series is it (5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, etc) but that's not always accurate. For instance, my 7900 GS is slightly better than an 8600 GT.


--------------------


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OnlinemndfreezeM
Shroomery Secret Service
Other User Gallery


Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 04/22/02
Posts: 18,637
Loc: PuppetMasterFlash
Last seen: 36 seconds
Re: xbox 360 or pc with controller? [Re: beneath]
    #8384875 - 05/10/08 01:00 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Honestly, as an avid PC gamer and a converted 360 gamer, overall I would go with the xbox. Its worth the money especially if you have internet and can afford to spend 50 bucks a year roughly for xbox live membership. Its awsome.

The PC was/is my stomping ground for gaming for the last 20 years and I've owned many consoles but none recently until my xbox. Now gaming on my PC happens for lan bashes when rock band / GH2 isnt up and running for whatever reason.

I'd go Xbox route personally if gaming if your main thin gyou would be dong with the iten. xbox live alone makes it fucking radical and gnarly to the max du0d.


--------------------
Nothing says love like grannies prolapsed anus!

quote]Urb said:
I know... Its fucked up... Ill fix it minyana..[/quote]


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineD4NK
Omni-Potent
Male User Gallery


Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 1,707
Loc: A Different Parallel Real...
Last seen: 8 years, 4 months
Re: xbox 360 or pc with controller? [Re: mndfreeze]
    #8384893 - 05/10/08 01:10 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Sounds like your PC is pretty decent (other than the vid card), I would probably grab a ~$150 to $200 graphics card and your PC would be very gaming capable. Then save up for another week or month and grab a 360. That is, if you can afford it.

Also, with a 360, you have to pay $50/year to play online. Just another expense to be aware of. PC games can be pirated, 360 games generally can't.


--------------------
  Moderation is key 

  "There is no god higher than truth." 



Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OnlinemndfreezeM
Shroomery Secret Service
Other User Gallery


Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 04/22/02
Posts: 18,637
Loc: PuppetMasterFlash
Last seen: 36 seconds
Re: xbox 360 or pc with controller? [Re: D4NK]
    #8385614 - 05/10/08 04:42 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Pirating 360 stuff can be done but is a pain in the ass, does void warrenty and does break live play so its lame to do it. However, when takling GAMING the 360 blows the PC out of the water now as far as most genres of games. I find a few are still better on the PC, like MMO's and the selection of real time stratedgy like Age of Empire or Rise of Nations.

IMO the 360 is worth the money, most games are worthwhile as long as you read reviews and pay attention to what consumers are all buying and you are SURE to love the system.

Hell, the 360 can even stream mdeia over a network from your PC to play/display in your living room if you set it up to do so.

I'm currently playing through bioshock to get some achievments I missed the first time and am enjoying the story just as much as I did before when I completed it.

Gears of war also never seems to get old. Deathmatch is fun, teh co-op is always a blast, etc.


--------------------
Nothing says love like grannies prolapsed anus!

quote]Urb said:
I know... Its fucked up... Ill fix it minyana..[/quote]


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinedenots87
Shroomerite
 User Gallery


Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 125
Loc: B-Town
Last seen: 10 years, 3 months
Re: xbox 360 or pc with controller? [Re: D4NK]
    #8385623 - 05/10/08 04:44 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Xbox:
- Ready of out the box, plug and play
- Large, managed online/downloadable content
- Hooks up to any TV
- Cheaper overall
- On/offline Multiplayer
- Is not outdated yearly with faster models
- Retained value (computers lose value fast)

PC:
- Better graphics with right hardware
- Hardware, game, driver, other computer issues
- Higher system price
- Online only multiplayer
- More choices for hardware, games
- Outdated almost yearly, constant upgrading to keep up with newer, more hardware intense games

360 wins IMO, fun to get sucked into and play for hours.


--------------------


Post Extras: Filter  Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Shop: Kraken Kratom Red Vein Kratom   Bridgetown Botanicals Bridgetown Botanicals, CBD Edibles   PhytoExtractum Buy Bali Kratom Powder, Kratom Powder for Sale

Community >> The Pub

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* XBOX 360, PS3, Nintendo Revolution
( 1 2 3 4 5 all )
bf6 8,152 96 09/27/05 12:22 AM
by sh0e
* XBOX live! LearyfanS 706 14 05/22/05 04:10 PM
by Thin White Duke
* Xbox-360 Tien 343 1 05/13/05 05:34 PM
by Mitchnast
* xbox 360 ingame footie? p4kSouL 264 0 09/28/05 09:22 PM
by p4kSouL
* Walmart and Xbox
( 1 2 3 all )
downforpot 5,687 47 08/20/05 01:33 PM
by Tao
* Should I play doom3 on pc or Halo 2 on xbox? Captain Loafy McPoopdick 466 5 06/13/05 11:47 AM
by Cytokine
* My xbox situation
( 1 2 all )
TYL3R 1,829 25 08/14/05 03:16 AM
by EvilEwok
* Anybody got a modded xbox? Legoulash 1,100 12 05/23/05 02:47 PM
by drtyfrnk

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Entire Staff
1,348 topic views. 4 members, 9 guests and 28 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Print Topic ]
Search this thread:
Kratom Eye
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2021 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.06 seconds spending 0.012 seconds on 16 queries.