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The true gamers will have a pc and console and probably held helds as well

Pc "master race" is just arrogance, insecurities and small mindedness summed up

Edited By: StevenBrown on Jul 23, 2014 14:52
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cos pc users can spell peasants?

dont think pic very good tbh and language in breach of coc so possible holiday incoming :)
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console scum
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http://images.vg247.com/current//2012/03/PC-Gaming-Master-Race.jpg
banned#4
Sorry for the image,

I just saw It on reddit
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http://www.reddit.com/r/PCMasterRace/wiki/guide

PC Master Race also refers to our hatred of Mac and Apple products in general - not just the console peasants.

Edited By: PhearFactor on Jul 22, 2014 23:57
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I can summarise the dominance of the PC in two words.

Power & Usability

Undoubtedly, the latest pc kit today will cost thousands, but will have more power than tomorrows latest console kit - meaning more pixels, more fps, more colors, more display ( 4k is so old hat now).

Usability - its kind of in the name really - but console games are not made on consoles are they?? PC's of differing ilk, are used to create those wonders you console gamers purport to say are just made for consoles... In addition PC's offer so much more than a console with its 'retro' controllers and gimmicky, yet impractical voice commands and gestures, can compete with eg. you will not get a law student verbally writing his final year dissertation on a console because going to back to check pieces of text, or citation would be extremely difficult given the limitations the above control methods actually offer.

The PC however can be all that and more.... you want to play streetfighter on the PC, plug in a XBOX pad and away you go....You want to write a quick email, .. type away.... you want to edit out those red eyes in a picture form a drunken night out, paintbrush away..... etc etc
The PC is just an efficient tool to satisfy almost everyone's needs

PC's have their problems though especially when it comes to gaming.
The developers, programmers, and publishers want fast money and care less about gaming and the quality of games they produce and more and more about profit which is a sad thing especially when you consider 'PC gaming' has pretty much replaced board gaming worldwide.

The gaming industry can have parallels drawn to the football leagues.... What was once done for pleasure - is solely about cash....
The surge of in game purchases, and for eg, MMO clones all f2p, all using a different color palette but all fundamentally the same, will only increase...Subscription based services have almost!![sic] met their death bed, and this acknowledgement is there in the console world with XO compared to the 360....These companies want your money regardless of platform.... and they will get more creative in how they do it....
And this can be shown in the fact that show few games being developed soley for the PC - how many PC ports do you hear of being taken to console?? Whereas on the contrary its almost every game!!
But I digress....

In a nutshell, PC's will always out perform a console in every way - but comparatively its reliant on the software being there to do so.
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Lucifer_UK
I can summarise the dominance of the PC in two words.

Power & Usability

Undoubtedly, the latest pc kit today will cost thousands, but will have more power than tomorrows latest console kit - meaning more pixels, more fps, more colors, more display ( 4k is so old hat now).

Usability - its kind of in the name really - but console games are not made on consoles are they?? PC's of differing ilk, are used to create those wonders you console gamers purport to say are just made for consoles... In addition PC's offer so much more than a console with its 'retro' controllers and gimmicky, yet impractical voice commands and gestures, can compete with eg. you will not get a law student verbally writing his final year dissertation on a console because going to back to check pieces of text, or citation would be extremely difficult given the limitations the above control methods actually offer.

The PC however can be all that and more.... you want to play streetfighter on the PC, plug in a XBOX pad and away you go....You want to write a quick email, .. type away.... you want to edit out those red eyes in a picture form a drunken night out, paintbrush away..... etc etc
The PC is just an efficient tool to satisfy almost everyone's needs

PC's have their problems though especially when it comes to gaming.
The developers, programmers, and publishers want fast money and care less about gaming and the quality of games they produce and more and more about profit which is a sad thing especially when you consider 'PC gaming' has pretty much replaced board gaming worldwide.

The gaming industry can have parallels drawn to the football leagues.... What was once done for pleasure - is solely about cash....
The surge of in game purchases, and for eg, MMO clones all f2p, all using a different color palette but all fundamentally the same, will only increase...Subscription based services have almost!![sic] met their death bed, and this acknowledgement is there in the console world with XO compared to the 360....These companies want your money regardless of platform.... and they will get more creative in how they do it....
And this can be shown in the fact that show few games being developed soley for the PC - how many PC ports do you hear of being taken to console?? Whereas on the contrary its almost every game!!
But I digress....

In a nutshell, PC's will always out perform a console in every way - but comparatively its reliant on the software being there to do so.

I like how you summarise in 2 words and then go on to write a novel.

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/a4/a4c88fea9d9e86014fcda46ffe9ad48cb6a1d2b72da70692321c6832ab0b75d9.jpg

Edited By: haritori on Jul 23, 2014 11:37
banned#11
It is better and more expensive, but it also means you have to put up with Windows, and I can't stand Windows.
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It's not. It's just more unneeded arrogant nonsense.

Jtc. Hardware in pc can obviously be better in most cases. It's the attitude that is arrogant and not needed.


Edited By: dontasciime on Jul 23, 2014 13:31: ------------------
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Anybody whose enthusiastic about games, gravitates to the PC eventually.
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BlightySpike
Anybody whose enthusiastic about games, gravitates to the PC eventually.

Anybody that is enthusiastic about gaming should realise the platform does not matter.
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Dont know but one things for sure.. they are the most insecure 'master race' ever and are giving console peasants a lot more attention than we are apparently worth.
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The true gamers will have a pc and console and probably held helds as well

Pc "master race" is just arrogance, insecurities and small mindedness summed up

Edited By: StevenBrown on Jul 23, 2014 14:52
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StevenBrown
The true gamers will have a pc and console and probably held helds as well

Pc "master race" is just arrogance, insecurities and small mindedness summed up

"Computer/Video Games... are you Casual or Hardcore?"
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StevenBrown
The true gamers will have a pc and console and probably held helds as well

Pc "master race" is just arrogance, insecurities and small mindedness summed up


i second that.... If you are a 'gamer'.... you will have a pc, you will have last gen consoles... and probably lurking somewhere is an old nintendo sat in its box next to the gamegear and and gameboy.... which will sit next to those mini arcade games that used to take giant batteries but you used to spend hours on to try and beat you old score....
thats me folks.... DOTA 2 this fortnight.... about 180 hrs.....
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I am a member of the PC master race now bow before me you 720p console minions.

I think its because you invest time and effort not just a one off payment also most hardcore gamers use their PC for other things including work, graphics design etc. I love my PC although it didn't cost a fortune I would be sad if it went pop.
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I'm a member of the Master Race because I want the best, and I want it for as little money as possible.

PC Gaming is great partly because it is so cheap. Assuming you have a reasonable (~£400) desktop PC already, all you really need to do is add a £120 graphics card (such as the R9 270X) and, depending on your current spec, a new PSU (like the Corsair CX430, for £30), and you have a PC capable of running all the latest games at detail levels, resolutions, and framerates far, far higher than the new-gen consoles.

As for getting the games, Steam and Origin are free and very user-friendly services, and both offer great and very popular games for free. For most games, Steam/Origin are considerably cheaper than they are on consoles, and for older games (like, 2012 & before), on AAA titles in particular, the prices just sink. You can currently buy Tomb Raider, Skyrim, Bioshock 1 & 2, Overlord 2, all the Xcom games, The Darkness 2, and Mafia 2 for under £10 altogether, for example.

PC Gaming is better, cheaper, and much more flexible than console gaming. Gamers who stick to consoles are really missing out, and it's a shame that they have to put up with sub-1080p resolutions and 30fps gaming on their new systems.
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to be this good takes AGES
banned 2 Likes #23
I have all the last gen consoles and had pre-ordered this gen but when the specs and lack of dlna support was announced I canceled and bought a pc. So glad I did it blows the consoles away with ultra settings, 1080p and 60fps.

That said when the price drops more on the console and more importantly halo 5 comes out I will buy an xbone to play halo.....
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pigbutty
I have all the last gen consoles and had pre-ordered this gen but when the specs and lack of dlna support was announced I canceled and bought a pc. So glad I did it blows the consoles away with ultra settings, 1080p and 60fps.

That said when the price drops more on the console and more importantly halo 5 comes out I will buy an xbone to play halo.....

I think you hit the nail on the head there. PC gaming is great but there will always be console exclusive titles by in bedded 1st / 2nd party devs.
I plan to get a PS4 when the library warrants a purchase. Probably in a year or two. Even the Wii-U library is coming on strong. I love a good platformer and there's a least 3 good ones on the system already. Its all about the games. But for now my PC, old gen PS3 and 3DXL suits my needs.
#25
I have a pretty good gaming PC that the "master race" would probably say pees all over the PS4/XB1.

However, I also own a PS4 so I can play exclusives like Killzone Shadowfall (with my mates) as well as The Last of Us Remastered, and the new Uncharted when they come out. Games like NFS Rivals, BF4 and AC Black Flag will all be played on my PC where I can buy them massively cheaper.

In fact, I've owned most gaming consoles since the Mega Drive, SNES all the way to PS4. My first so called gaming pc was a Commodore 64. Does that count?
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greysquaill
I have a pretty good gaming PC that the "master race" would probably say pees all over the PS4/XB1.

However, I also own a PS4 so I can play exclusives like Killzone Shadowfall (with my mates) as well as The Last of Us Remastered, and the new Uncharted when they come out. Games like NFS Rivals, BF4 and AC Black Flag will all be played on my PC where I can buy them massively cheaper.

In fact, I've owned most gaming consoles since the Mega Drive, SNES all the way to PS4. My first so called gaming pc was a Commodore 64. Does that count?

No
banned#27
Pc gaming sucks, Always issues with needing to update graphic cards, Updating other random drivers, Needing to upgrade different parts. Then another piece of software might conflict with the game you're trying to play, So then you have to go figure out what's hapenning with that. Thennnnnnnnnnnnnn. By the time you've done all that, You get to play for half hour before going to bed cause you've been messing about all day.
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seanbwfc
Pc gaming sucks, Always issues with needing to update graphic cards, Updating other random drivers, Needing to upgrade different parts. Then another piece of software might conflict with the game you're trying to play, So then you have to go figure out what's hapenning with that. Thennnnnnnnnnnnnn. By the time you've done all that, You get to play for half hour before going to bed cause you've been messing about all day.

Can't tell if trolling... It's really not that hard once you know what you are doing, or know someone that does.

PC gaming is not only better quality and configurable, but graphics exceeded 'next gen' consoles even before they came out. Just think how far ahead they will be in 2-3 years. I'm expecting a lot of console gamers to realise they can get a better experience on PC over the coming years, guaranteed to have some high performing exclusives that won't even run on a console too..

Edited By: delusion on Jul 24, 2014 10:15
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I own a gaming PC, have done for many years, and absolutely love it, I can't see my self ever ditching the PC, however.. I hate this 'PC Master Race' ****, it's just a little joke, but there are actually people out there who dedicate their lives on trolling gaming sites with all this PC Master Race crap. I own a PS3, 360, Wii, 3DS and VITA on the side, admittedly, I don't play them as much, but do love some of the console exclusives, hence why I'll wait to go next gen when there are more games out..

It's just funny how these trolls that claim the PC to be a 'master race' can't play every game out there, a true 'master race' would be able to play everything, yet you don't get any of the console exclusives, good ones too, missed out on TLOU, Uncharted, GoW (after the 1st) etc.
How'd you expect to shed light on console users that don't know much about the beneficial PC gaming by slinging dog **** at them and calling them 'peasants' and what not, grow a pair.
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delusion
seanbwfc
Pc gaming sucks, Always issues with needing to update graphic cards, Updating other random drivers, Needing to upgrade different parts. Then another piece of software might conflict with the game you're trying to play, So then you have to go figure out what's hapenning with that. Thennnnnnnnnnnnnn. By the time you've done all that, You get to play for half hour before going to bed cause you've been messing about all day.

Can't tell if trolling... It's really not that hard once you know what you are doing, or know someone that does.

PC gaming is not only better quality and configurable, but graphics exceeded 'next gen' consoles even before they came out. Just think how far ahead they will be in 2-3 years. I'm expecting a lot of console gamers to realise they can get a better experience on PC over the coming years, guaranteed to have some high performing exclusives that won't even run on a console too..

Can they though? The same thing could have been said last gen but it was never fully realised because the majority of console ported games ended up poorly optimised. Saying it's capable of more now means very little when it's the console benchmarks that are going to dictate how the software looks. Devs don't want uneven experiences across platforms and as Ubisoft (for instance) has shown s they're prepared to neuter it if necessary.

As a "hardcore" gamer the only part of PC gaming that has had me at all envious has been the relatively recent indie scene, and 99.99% of that is making it's way over. (and the stuff that isn't doesn't require a serious rig to play) everything else; the FOV, draw distance and all the other dead horses that are shamelessly flogged, hold absolutely no appeal to me. They mean nothing. Love games. Not platforms.

Edited By: Krooner on Jul 24, 2014 10:47
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lol alot of defensive desperation here!
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Krooner
delusion
seanbwfc
Pc gaming sucks, Always issues with needing to update graphic cards, Updating other random drivers, Needing to upgrade different parts. Then another piece of software might conflict with the game you're trying to play, So then you have to go figure out what's hapenning with that. Thennnnnnnnnnnnnn. By the time you've done all that, You get to play for half hour before going to bed cause you've been messing about all day.

Can't tell if trolling... It's really not that hard once you know what you are doing, or know someone that does.

PC gaming is not only better quality and configurable, but graphics exceeded 'next gen' consoles even before they came out. Just think how far ahead they will be in 2-3 years. I'm expecting a lot of console gamers to realise they can get a better experience on PC over the coming years, guaranteed to have some high performing exclusives that won't even run on a console too..

Can they though? The same thing could have been said last gen but it was never fully realised because the majority of console ported games ended up poorly optimised. Saying it's capable of more now means very little when it's the console benchmarks that are going to dictate how the software looks. Devs don't want uneven experiences across platforms and as Ubisoft (for instance) has shown s they're prepared to neuter it if necessary.

As a "hardcore" gamer the only part of PC gaming that has had me at all envious has been the relatively recent indie scene, and 99.99% of that is making it's way over. (and the stuff that isn't doesn't require a serious rig to play) everything else; the FOV, draw distance and all the other dead horses that are shamelessly flogged, hold absolutely no appeal to me. They mean nothing. Love games. Not platforms.

I think there is a much bigger gap between current gen consoles (PS4/XB1) and PCs compared to last gen (PS3/360) and PCs. Not only that but SSDs falling in price, feature rich UEFI motherboards (very accessible), and very cheap mid range graphics cards have made high performing PCs completely affordable, as well as easier to build/configure/maintain.

PC games are already available with resolutions above 1080p, and we will see 1600p/4k gaming being common place well before the end of PS4/XB1 cycle so I don't see why more developers won't develop with the PC in mind as they can then showcase true next gen (they wont want to be left behind). I am certain there will be higher quality exclusives coming to PC in the next couple of years as they will really be on another level to the capability of consoles (real next gen), console ports would be irrelevant but yes will still likely happen.
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greysquaill
In fact, I've owned most gaming consoles since the Mega Drive, SNES all the way to PS4. My first so called gaming pc was a Commodore 64. Does that count?

Yup. Mine was a Speccy with 48k. My Dad was all proud of me as I set it up on the kitchen table when I first brought it home from Rumblelows. Thought he'd sired a boy genius, only to find his hopes got pop when I fired up Manic Miner, with its lovely opening ditty. :)
banned#34
I dunno they both have their advantages/disadvantages.

At the price point of this gen of consoles you'd only just be able to match the performance with a PC, but if you want to venture into higher res gaming like 4K you would have to spend a lot more. Steam sales and the like are good, but on the flip side you can't sell your games on when you finish with them. If you do it right on consoles you can play all the latest releases for about 2/3 weeks for about a fiver a pop.

Edited By: KillFelix on Jul 24, 2014 11:54
banned 1 Like #35
Why pay about £20k for a 'Gaming Rig' when you can buy the latest console for around £300?

And all you get for that extra $$$ you spent? pylons & trees
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seanbwfc
Why pay about £20k for a 'Gaming Rig' when you can buy the latest console for around £300?

And all you get for that extra $$$ you spent? pylons & trees

It's more than just a resolution thing with PC's.

They had 'better than Watchdogs' graphics for over 3 years ago with the aid of mods etc.
#37
Why the condescension? Some people happen to like being tied to a restrictive hardware platform, some people like having to trade in their old games in order for the next game they want to play to be affordable, some people like the anti...cip...ation of waiting like dogs for their dose of "free" gaming served to them every month with their network subscription. Some people like being seduced by the hype, they like to be told they're part of a special group who are the only ones allowed to play exclusive games that are somehow so much better than the great games that everyone can play.

Yes, some people simply prefer to take the submissive role, they like to be on the receiving end, to be serviced if you will. There's nothing wrong with that. All this name-calling should be reserved for the bedroom.
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seanbwfc
Why pay about £20k for a 'Gaming Rig' when you can buy the latest console for around £300?

And all you get for that extra $$$ you spent? pylons & trees

Stop trolling! :p
#39
Always been about the exclusives for me, gameplay rather than FPS & resolution...and yes I suffered low FPS in Blighttown but I didn't care.

Uncharted 1 was the game that decided PS3 for me last gen.
Bloodborne is my most anticipated game for 2014/15 and bar Elite Dangerous & Divinity - Original Sin I haven't really had the urge to get a gaming PC.

Andy,
(not a true gamer (_;))


Edited By: [email protected] on Jul 24, 2014 14:20
#40
[email protected]
Always been about the exclusives for me, gameplay rather than FPS & resolution...

[ http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/any-xbox-one-news-today-1700625?p=22288477 ]

[email protected]
...UK marketing boss of Xbox: “I defy you to really see the difference.” (between 30 FPS and 60 FPS on anything smaller than 60 inches)
http://www.kitguru.net/desktop-pc/console-desktop-pc/matthew-wilson/xbox-exec-doesnt-think-you-can-tell-the-difference-between-30-or-60-fps/

So there you have it, lets not discuss it anymore (_;)
KillFelix
Haha! What does screen size have to do with frame rates exactly?!

I thought there wouldn't be much difference but I have Tomb Raider on PS3 and 4. Ignoring the graphical differences 60fps felt so fluid and 30 felt like I was watching a flipbook, I was actually really surprised!
[email protected]
Exactly. Fair enough if you can't see the difference between 720 & 1080 but if you can't tell the difference between 30fps & 60fps then you really shouldn't be in the gaming business.
The problem is that you just come across as a liar or incompetent, or both.

Hmmm....

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