Originally Posted by wicked_lord
@phenom, I am not sure what type of laptop you have but my laptop handles all games that I play in its highest graphic settings which includes GTA 4 which is a graphic sucking intense game for PC. I have an AMD A10 3.20ghz w/ 1TB hd, Radeon HD 7660G split memory gpu/cpu.
8GB DDR3 and I can adjust the memory to be used on my gpu lets say i want 2.5gb on my GPU and 5.5 on CPU I can adjust it in my cpu/gpu control app.
I paid $549.99 (originally $999.99) at best buy just over a year ago. Only complaint I have is 15.5 inch widescreen.
Think I mentioned it on the forums awhile ago a few times that I put aside a lot of my gaming things and focuses.
I actually still have my gaming PC tucked away but in pieces. I stripped it down to find out why it wouldn't get past BIOS POST, turned out the CPU connectors on the motherboard were warped from all the pressure it deals with causing disconnects between the metal leads once the motherboard warmed up and expanded even the tiniest of bit. I just never really got around to fixing it and don't really have a need to.
Instead of building or fixing my gaming PC I decided to go with a more mobile choice and picked up an HP laptop (G7 series)
(upgraded to 8GB memory) which was a decent laptop back in 2010 - strictly for work purposes (FTP, Photoshop,text, email etc...)
Basically I gave up the gamer aspect of my life to focus on more important things such as my family and work and if there's time at the end of the day then I'll turn on my XBOX 360 for an hour or so. -IF-
So there's no way I could justify that kind of money just to upgrade to play a game on PC. That's just stupid.
4k TV ($1,000+)
Gaming PC ($700 - low end)
Roughly $1,700 just to play a video game I already own?
I have more important things I could do with that much money like buy new tires for my Cadillac and fix up my 93 Imperial or even go on a nice vacation again to the beach with my family.
Ontop of that I've been a fan of Rockstar's games ever since the original GTA 1 top down game back in the 90's. They've never had a release as bad as GTA V... Heists were supposed to be released OVER A YEAR AGO, the game is still very buggy and people still abuse all the exploits in the game. Single player is effected from all the glitches they tried to fix on the MP side and the game is STILL 100% exploitable.
I find myself extremely irritated at the end of every session of GTA V Online since it ends up with the same thing... you defeat someone over and over so they resort to their "tank" or run and continuously grab jets for easy kills, sticky bomb your car or use a car that they can't be shot from the rear and back up to you and try to kill you from their vehicle... either that or it's some 7 year old on the mic cussing with their high pitched obnoxious voice. It really makes me just want to play single player or just stop playing which I've seriously contemplated selling my XBOX 360 and my whole collection of games. What's the point?
Pay more money to a business that is just trying to make more money off me from a game which is still broken and incomplete over a year later?
No thanks. Have fun with GTA V (next-gen) @ 4k though I bet it will be sweet!