Originally Posted by MSmith83
I think any console-only gamer who cares so much about the premium visual fidelity afforded by 1080p+ rendering and highest quality post-processing should strongly consider saving up for a good PC gaming rig. We need more PC gaming converts... a lot more.
I think a lot of the arguing about this comes from the apparent mystery surrounding building one's own PC.
There are those that argue that 1080p isn't necessary, which is just as ridiculous today as it was back when people used to argue that nobody needed 1080p televisions. Of course it's easy to take that position when one hasn't experienced gaming at higher resolutions. I remember being blown away by Skyrim when I first played it, and then having my mind re-blown when I tried it on PC @ 1080p, then having my mind re-re-blown @ 2560x1440 with 2K textures.
There's a similar kind of BS argument that goes on in the cycling
world. If you go to bikeforums.com, you can find plenty of threads with people who swear that carbon fiber / light bikes / aero bikes are a waste of money, and that their trusty steel / aluminum bike is good enough for anybody. They will invoke the same BS anatomical arguments, saying that "the average rider cannot take advantage of the extra stiffness / lightness / aerodynamics" (see: "the average player can't tell the difference between 720p and 1080p"). Then they buy a carbon / light / aero bike, and they post about how they're amazed and they're "converts."