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Is it worth buying an xbox one if you have a good pc?

DrunkenHomer

Novice Member
Hi does anyone think its worth getting an xbox one even though I have a very high spec pc?

I was thinking of getting one mainly for Kinect but cannot see many Kinect games yet. Although the Kinect sports looks good, some people have said its rubbish.

Can anyone advise if its worth doing as I am so undecided

Many thanks
 

tony kop77

Well-known Member
I have a high spec PC and xbox one. Kinect sports only played once thought was rubbish. Dead Rising and Forza are quality though.
 

DrunkenHomer

Novice Member
Thanks , it was the Kinect sports that I mainly wanted but heard it was not very good, think I will wait it out abit until better ones come out
 

Det

Distinguished Member
Honestly suprised a few XBoxers on these forums aren't badly joking about being a "true gamer" if you own PS4/XB1. It's been almost two days so that comment is due soon. :rotfl:

Anyways, no need to get either console now, except maybe the Wii-U. Because you can't get those experiences at all on PC.

Kinect, while extremely useful, has largely disappointed me on the games front so far. A bit p'd off too because that and TF were two of my primary reasons for getting an XB1 and all Kinect integration into games so far has been an afterthought outside of Kinect Sports.
 

Boozehound

Banned
Honestly suprised a few XBoxers on these forums aren't badly joking about being a "true gamer" if you own PS4/XB1. It's been almost two days so that comment is due soon. :rotfl:

Yes.... however, when I say it, I'm joking. Not always the case on these forums...

Anyway, I agree with Tones. The only reason I could give for you, other than exclusive games, is the community aspect of Live. I was hugely into PC gaming for a long time but, despite having real and online buddies, the sense of community just wasn't there - Live is the opposite. I've actually made real friends purely from gaming on Live and I mean that literally - there's a few of us going to one of the guys weddings later in the year who we randomly got chatting to on MW2 a few years ago.
 

Det

Distinguished Member
@Det weren't you the main proponent of the "true gamers own both" point of view in here? :laugh:
No.

I am one of the main proponents of owning both, but I've never said "only true gamers own both" unless it was specifically said in a joke. I know I've said something about a true gamer jokingly in the past but I'm not wholly certain if I said it in regards to both consoles. Highly doubt it, but I don't feel like trawling through my posts to find where I used it that one time.

Now it just makes me laugh how often dudes are hinting at me using it in a serious context. Get a life. :rotfl:
 

King Tones

Distinguished Member
Yes.... however, when I say it, I'm joking. Not always the case on these forums...

Anyway, I agree with Tones. The only reason I could give for you, other than exclusive games, is the community aspect of Live. I was hugely into PC gaming for a long time but, despite having real and online buddies, the sense of community just wasn't there - Live is the opposite. I've actually made real friends purely from gaming on Live and I mean that literally - there's a few of us going to one of the guys weddings later in the year who we randomly got chatting to on MW2 a few years ago.

Absolute BS, complete and utter lies !
There is no way Yennil is getting married.
 

New Start Neil

Distinguished Member
Hi does anyone think its worth getting an xbox one even though I have a very high spec pc?

I was thinking of getting one mainly for Kinect but cannot see many Kinect games yet. Although the Kinect sports looks good, some people have said its rubbish.

Can anyone advise if its worth doing as I am so undecided

Many thanks
I agree with @King Tones

It comes down to games games games.

If there are no games in the XB1 (or any console, for that matter) that tickle your fancy, then why bother?

I don't have a PS4, purely because there are no games that I fancy, so I didn't buy one.

Also, I'm not sure there's a direct comparison between your PC and an XB1, as monster gaming "rigs" don't tend to be front and centre in your living room where a console would traditionally live, so there's a big difference right there.
 

kav

Distinguished Member
That's dated thinking Azzin, I have my rig linked to monitor and main tv, it's a really common way to set up these days. :smashin:
 

New Start Neil

Distinguished Member
That's dated thinking Azzin, I have my rig linked to monitor and main tv, it's a really common way to set up these days. :smashin:

I'm not sure I agree Frank, while it may be fairly common here amongst AVFers (and similarly tech themed websites), I still don't think it's common for people to have a rig in the living room.

I know more and more peeps are hooking up laptops etc via HDMI, but full blown gaming rigs? I'm not so sure.
 

GMC79

Distinguished Member
Im holding off untill there is more games i want, if a new PGR (i hope, unless i missed it? lol) is announced i will be more ready to dive in as im not buying just for Forza 5 yet (but be tempted at a 299 fm5 bundle) and nothing else i would want to play so will stay with PC for now.
Once that and gears & halo etc are near to be around id be happy to buy, not now tho.
 

ozzzy189

Distinguished Member
No, or a ps4.
 

Boozehound

Banned
A few years ago I gave up PC gaming for the world of "low brow" console gaming and yes, the graphics might not be as nice but I'm delighted I left PCs behind. I ended up caring more about eeking an extra frame per second out of my games than I did about playing them. The social side of PC gaming is also very poor (imo of course) whereas I've made alot of friends (real and virtual) through live and almost never fund myself online alone.

Gaming's not about maxing the resolution in Crysis 3 on your 21" 4k monitor, it's about relaxing, competing, having fun and (again imo) socialising.

There's hundreds of reasons to invest in either console and there will be plenty more over the next few years - if you think 1080p is a tenner and change then dive in.
 

addyb

Distinguished Member
It all depends on the exclusives really. I own a gaming laptop (Alienware 14) and have also owned consoles at the same time. I did have an Xbox one but traded it for a ps4 but at the moment the Wii U and 3DS are giving me the console fix I need as they have the games that interest me.
I love the pc community in terms of modding and I think the steam network is fantastic with a raft of games available. So laptop is used for pretty much all multi plat games and I just buy the exclusives on whichever console.

Tonight it was a case of boot laptop, switch 360 pad on and away I went on wolfenstein slouched on the sofa like a sloth :)
 

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