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There are cheats for most PC games vs. same game on console. I guess that's kinda cool. If you played a console game through a few times into complete boredom, cheats can bring about some new fun.
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post #32 of 42
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There are cheats for most PC games vs. same game on console. I guess that's kinda cool. If you played a console game through a few times into complete boredom, cheats can bring about some new fun.
GTA anyone? haha
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I'm actually quite surprised that Sacred 2 is natively 1920x1080 on the Xbox 360.
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Coming from a mainly FPS background, the increasing focus on consoles has a negative impact on the types of games I like. Case in point, Brink. It's by no means a terrible game, but it is most assuredly a console game first. They dumbed it down so that it could be played on a controller, so the PC version is left with one button to do everything and in certain cases will take control of your character directly.

This is from a developer that made their name on the PC, making similar games. But in an effort to make it more accessible to the casual audience, they ended up with a dull, disjointed product, with clunky movement, that in the end just isn't fun for me. It's frustrating because you can see a good game hiding under the surface of it all, but it's just out of reach.

In other genres it's not as detrimental, but as for FPS I'll stick with QL and ET until a dev can produce something that's an actual improvement.
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post #35 of 42
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If piracy wasn't so rampant, PC games would easily be favored.
It's not piracy. If it was they wouldn't be releasing games for PC, period. It's Console gamers who are willing to shell out 60(and rising) on anything and an addition 15 for some maps without question.

Ports don't bother me as much as the over simplification of gaming in general. Games are just interactive movies for the most part now, atleast the games coming from North America. Most games from Japan are the complete opposite, but either don't see release in the west, or people aren't buying them so they follow the same trends(or try to), but they are behind technically and are passed on.

Would love more Japanese games on the PC.
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Why can't I downvote you, this site is Bullsocks.
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Games are just interactive movies for the most part now, atleast the games coming from North America.
Well said sir
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Kryptonite is a material that is the ultimate weakness of superman, if you guys don't already know (wiki it if you're interested)

With so much discussion about console ports, dumbed down games and so on. Don't you guys just freak out, or simply go into rage mode when some developer of a to-be-released game from a popular series go: we are trying to make the game more accessible to more gamers out there, making it more appealing to a wide range of gamers etc etc etc etc....

This is an unstoppable trend since console platform does contain more gold in it. And no offense guys when I say 'rage mode', I just built my sig rig recently, havent tried any so called console ports yet, but i got DA 1 and 2. I'm still imy last stages of 1, so I don't know how 2 is yet. I probably feel like crap just like a lot of you when I start playing 2, or I may not.

It seems like only the witcher and bf series are going to save it, but some people are also reserving comments on that, saying that we should wait till their console counterparts that come out after the pc version and sell billions of copies THEN see if those developers would change their minds about using pc as main platform.

Hate to say this but that really might come true, especially when console versions of witcher 2 have already been announced.

What do you think they could have done? What do you think WE could have done? Are there any other good dev out there still holding their ground on developing real PC games? Discuss.
This is why I play Arma (An actual simulator) they are only going to make the more realistic not less.
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Consoles are retard proof, the masses are all pretty special and favor not thinking, hence consoles being so convenient and more than 2/3 of the market share when it comes to gaming. It is all quite economically prevalent and not hard to understand.
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Games in general to me have become less creative rather than more. Some of my favorite games are 5+ years old. Consoles to me have just ruined gaming. its not so much the graphics or any of that to me although that is a great bonus when it is there. It is just the gameplay itself. Everything is being dumbed down for the console. Now it is like being led around by the hand through the developers story so you don't God forbid stray to somewhere other than the main plot. Or even worse have to actually think for yourself.
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