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Batman: Arkham Asylum Patch

The version 1.1 patch for Batman: Arkham Asylum should now be available on Games for Windows LIVE, among other things adding PhysX support to the superhero game (there's a new video on the YouTube with comparisons with and without PhysX). A manual version of the patch is also available thanks to The Patches Scrolls, available on FanGaming, FileFront, Gamer's Hell, The Patches Scrolls, and Strategy Informer.

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77. Re: Arkham Asylum Patch Sep 25, 2009, 02:17 Jerykk
 
That has nothing to do with convenience. Social gaming is not convenience, convenience is a tertiary factor to social gaming.

Both consoles and PC can be used for social gaming. LAN parties are proof of that. However, most people that are interested in social gaming are more likely to get a console. Why? Because it's more convenient. Hauling your PC to a friend's place is inconvenient. Going to your friend's place and playing a 2-player game on his console is not inconvenient.

Most people do not say "Well I bought a 360 to play games with my friends but I really wanted them all to buy PCs" because that thought process isn't part of the decision making to begin with.

I've actually heard that a lot. I know some PC gamers who bought the 360 version of L4D, even though the PC version is very clearly the best. There are many PC gamers who end up buying the console versions of games because that's what their friends have, even though they would rather play the superior PC version. However, if three of your friends have the console version, it's much more convenient for the group if you buy it too, rather than the three of them buying the PC version and upgrading their PC. Again, convenience.

It is not convenient to just play with your friends, it's called having fun in a group dynamic.

Yes. This is called a LAN party. But again, it's less convenient than consoles which is why it's less popular. This really isn't that hard to grasp.

Most consumers cannot upgrade their computers or unaware of the possibility.

I still don't see why you keep presenting this point. Yes, the majority of people are technically inept. Yes, the majority of people favor convenience over quality. How does this change the fact that the PC is the superior platform? Just because there are shitty PCs out there doesn't change this. If I had a broken-down Ferrari, that wouldn't change the fact that the Ferrari as a car is superior to other cars. My own Ferrari may be crap but that has no bearing whatsoever on the quality of the line itself.

The most successful game in the PC gaming industry that I can recall offhand - World of Warcraft has sold barely 1/5 of number of Nintendo Wii's in the world.

You realize that WoW has subscription fees, right? And is significantly cheaper to produce than a console?

The subset of the market that you and I comprise has little to do with the rest of the gaming world.

It's a good thing this isn't a popularity content. I'm not arguing that PC is the most popular platform. It obviously isn't. It's simply the platform that offers the best gaming experience. A lot of people obviously don't care about the best gaming experience, either through ignorance or complacency. That's okay. It doesn't change the fact that the PC offers the best gaming experience.

There is no superior platform, there are simply different platforms with different experiences, capabilities, gaming libraries and features.

Yes, yes, you've said this a million times. It doesn't make it any more true. The PC is technically capable of offering superior gaming experiences. You want better graphics? You got it. You want better performance? You got it. You want to use the best control scheme for any given game? You got it. You want the best online multiplayer? You got it. You want social gaming? You got LAN parties. You want the widest range of genres? You got it. You want the largest library of games? You got it. You want mods? You got it. These are all objective, quantifiable qualities. The PC has more of these qualities than any console. That is why it is superior.

I also do not inanely attempt to relate them all to convenience simply to suit an argument I lost by making arrogant presumptions influenced solely by my own choices, that's you.

Well, no, it can't be me because my argument remains fully intact. I can relate all console strengths to convenience because that's really what it all boils down to.
 
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