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Dilema, where to play games

Which do you prefer?


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Shtef

Member
First of all, this is not thread about connecting pc to tv, we all know it possible, for some peope its just inconvenient to move the pc from one place to another or dont want to run long cables around the apartment.

Anyway I cannot decide where to play cyberpunk.

On my pc i can get 100+ fps/1440p, gsync and use keyboard and mouse, which is much better for fps games. But i would be playing on tn panel which doesn't have hdr so picture looks very washed out after using my TV.

On series x i get to play it on big 65" tv with beautiful hdr image, surround sound but with controller (i am really bad using it for fps games) and its also 60fps ( after using 144hz its really noticeable).

What to do? I am always for getting more fps (dont use ray traycing) but hdr image is so much better than the image on my monitor and i cannot decide.
 

RoadHazard

Gold Member
FPS in particular is better on PC (although I personally don't mind playing them with a controller), but almost everything else I'd rather play with a controller in front of the TV.

But I don't know how much of an FPS Cyberpunk actually is, how accurate aiming it requires etc. If it's mostly a first person RPG experience I'd rather play it in "chill out mode" on the couch.
 
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Skyfox

Member
It's a never ending arms race so there will always be balancing choices. It's important to remember the cassette tape days with 2 colors and 2fps.
 

Skyfox

Member
HDR TVs can do 120hz for pretty cheap now. Sell your TV, buy a newer one and use gyroscopic aiming controller (switch pro) on your PC.
 
Cyberpunk plays like ass on consoles. Low FOV and input lag makes aiming not responsive. Play it on PC or even better, make an exception and move your PC to your TV just for this game, it's worth it.
 

kubricks

Member
Realistically? The Steam deck or Nintendo Switch in bed. It is the only option for me lol.
That beautiful 65" TV is being occupied by my family and kids 7/24.

If we are talking about FPS, then 100% on PC with Kb+M.
 

Fredrik

Gold Member
I know the feeling but PC have won me over because of mods, ultra visuals and higher framerates. I play some games with controller on PC, like Elden Ring. Cyberpunk is played with mouse and keyboard.
 

CeeJay

Member
I voted console. My PC (gaming laptop with a 1060) gets used for games that are not on console and games that I feel work better on it (games that benefit from better CPU and loads of memory) such as Civ, Crusader Kings, Kerbal, Dyson Sphere, Cities Skylines etc. Anything that plays better with a controller gets played on console mostly, I just prefer the experience sitting on the couch in front of the big screen. The laptop is also great for when the main TV is being used by someone else, for whenever I want to couch co-op on our own screens and is great for taking away on holiday or work training/conferences etc. I just use whichever device works best for what I want to do at the time and although I have loads of games on Steam with Gamepass it means that I have access to mostly the same catalogue across devices and can switch between the two with the same game saves and just continue where I left off. Add in cloud streaming to my phone (which I use rarely tbh) and I think I got most bases covered for my needs.
 
Nothing wrong with playing on a pc but you cannot beat laying down on a couch, wireless controller in hand playing on a large TV screen. Which of course is console gaming.

Bonus points for a nice sound bar too.
 
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Sub_Level

wants to fuck an Asian grill.
I have my tv, ps5, and pc directly in front of my bed so I can lay down and play videogames, watch sports, watch porn, etc
 

lh032

I cry about Xbox and hate PlayStation.
Buy a 120hz HDR TV for your PC and a 240hz monitor for your home console, best of both worlds.


Dude, 3 monitors are enough for wide range, even if you wanted to surround yourself with displays 32 is crazy.
im using a 32 inch monitor currently, i wish it was bigger lol
 

HBx2000

Member
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BlackTron

Member
I feel your pain man...sometimes this toss up of where to play a game makes me procrastinate so much I don't even get around to buying or playing it.

But it's a system that kind of works because it helps me be patient and play games for cheap or free later.
 

Jaybe

Member
Do you already own it on both platforms? Seems like you already have it on XSX. Is this whether you should buy it and play on PC as well? If it’s on sale and has mods your looking for. I’d say go for it with your set up.
 
My first run through was on my PC with a 2080 Super, then again after I upgraded to a 3090...Tried it on my Series X after the next gen patch and while it looks cool....ima just say the bump in quality - including ray tracing made it look like poetry in motion. I think im done with the game until they put out SP Campaign DLC...but man riding around the city at night with it maxed out is something special to me.
 
Consoles for the exclusives but also get a device for steam link. I always play my PC games on my TV using Steam Link installed on a mini pc. There's been updates so you can now stream up to 8k resolution and refresh rate goes up to 120hz..
 

The_Mike

Member
how about PC at 120fps on a TV :D
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Need a 165 Hz monitor at minimum and g sync. G sync is a game changer.

If you can afford it, pc always if you are reaching for high fps and graphics.

If you are a poor scrub, and don't care about performance and fps, console.
 

64bitmodels

Reverse groomer.
First of all, this is not thread about connecting pc to tv, we all know it possible, for some peope its just inconvenient to move the pc from one place to another or dont want to run long cables around the apartment.
Cmon man, all you need is a power cable, cable for hdmi, and cable for mouse and keyboard assuming they're not wireless
It's not much different from connecting a console to a TV
That being said if you really had to choose, TV. Cyberpunk isn't the type of game requires 120fps
 

GymWolf

Gold Member
Cyberpunk is a PC game. It looks good on PS5 but not as half as good as on PC. Besides most of the gameplay fits better on PC being an immersive sim and all.
The game is a cakewalk and it is absolutely playable on a controller with zero problems, as of right now i have almost 120 hours all played with a controller.

Not sure why immersive sims need m+k since i played every immersive sims in existence with a controller at max difficulty.
 
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The game is a cakewalk and it is absolutely playable on a controller with zero problems, as of right now i have almost 120 hours all played with a controller.

Not sure why immersive sims need m+k since i played every immersive sims in existence with a controller at max difficulty.

Accessibility and easier. Never said its impossible to play with controller. Just feels better with mouse and keyboard just as thid person hack and slash games feel better with controller. Also aiming. Simple as that.
 

GymWolf

Gold Member
Accessibility and easier. Never said its impossible to play with controller. Just feels better with mouse and keyboard just as thid person hack and slash games feel better with controller. Also aiming. Simple as that.
I guess that the pretty easy challenge of these games never made less than optimal aim a big problem.

Also i usually play immersive sims as stealth assassins, they usually have shit combat so i don't really engage in gunfights.

Dark messiah was a white fly (but that was mostly melee)
 
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I'm torn appart by those kind of games since on one hand, M+KB would be the ideal control scheme for most of the time... but then you have driving sections, and those are always better with a controller imo.
 

GymWolf

Gold Member
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Need a 165 Hz monitor at minimum and g sync. G sync is a game changer.

If you can afford it, pc always if you are reaching for high fps and graphics.

If you are a poor scrub, and don't care about performance and fps, console.
You can buy an oled tv with gsync for less than 1000 euros, probably WAY less.

And don't kid yourself, the people who actually play at 4k165hz are like 100 in the whole planet, the "common" way is usually 4k60.

And oled tv today max support 4k120.
 
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