30 fps is quite good. 60's better, but any higher can't even be noticed by human eyes. Of course even 30 fps and 60 fps doesn't even register as much to humans either. Actually, yes, yes it does. Most people with fair vision can easily register 60 FPS, and indeed, it's very hard to calibrate back down for a lot of PC gamers. 60 FPS is generally a requirement for people who get real good at PC shooters, due to the fact that the higher refresh rate allows for much greater accuracy. It's difficult to see the difference without actually doing both. People with good vision can even see refresh rates of up to 120 FPS/HZ, and indeed, there's a growing market for it. The easiest way to see the different in frame rate is to have a lightbulb that blinks at different frequencies. Monitors back in the 90s had terrible refresh rates and were known to mess people's eyes up because your brain could tell that the light was blinking, even at 60 HZ.
Draven, I've read your posts for a while, and I find that you seem bent on stamping out any liking for consoles that anyone in this topic has. And now, I see why you contradicted me every time I said a PC that beats a console must be higher priced than the console. You build your PCs out of parts that total a certain price. No rebuttal, I don't particularly like the wars.
But a premade PC must be about 2000 dollars to beat a console. As for building, if it can't beat an Xbox for 300 dollars (Yes, the console's price has dropped since its release, but so have the prices of good parts) your argument is invalid. I explained this in the last topic, I feel repeating myself is a waste of my time but since the server ate it, go to this handy website. It's a price chart for parts, and you'll find that no, you don't need a magnificently expensive PC to get things done.
On top of that, while a good PC can beat an Xbox in graphics, as has been stated earlier, the difference between 720 and 1080 isn't that noticeable. Consoles have superior controls, and their exclusives tend to have better gameplay than PC exclusives. Xbox as in original Xbox or Xbox 360? No matter, a PC for around 500~ will play Crysis at 30 FPS which, again, isn't the greatest but since I've never had a PC which can go better, my eyes adjust and I don't care. The difference between 720 and 1080 is a staggering one in terms of visual density, but it's understandable how one wouldn't immediately notice it. Movie wise, it doesn't change as much, but in a game? You bet it makes a difference. The superior controls I will not debate because it assumes video gaming is dominated by one genre with one control scheme, which is not. The point is flawed in it's very deliverly. Exclusives? We've had a few but I'll grant you, the PC isn't targeted as much for an exclusive market.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not like you, I don't hate PC gaming the way you hate consoles. In fact, I don't hate it at all. But I do find console gaming to be superior for gameplay, and I find that its graphics are better than a similar priced PC's unless you build a PC yourself. Even then, the difference is nothing spectacular at all. Console gaming provides a better overall experience. The first part is your opinion; play what you will on whatever machine. I still crack open my friend's game cube from time to time, sometimes age doesn't hurt the game itself. And if you feel consoles are superior for gameplay, it's your own tastes. As for the end bit, well, a $300 PC isn't going outperform an Xbox 360 by any spectacular means, but that's not the point. The point is it can compete and, for an extra hundred or so, can go above and beyond.