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Why do I read threads like this? I know exactly what it's going to say already, and it just puts me in a bad mood.
I guess I was bored or something, but I ought to drift somewhere with less angst...

Uh, erm, I guess I need some sorta on-topic bit huh?
Hmm...well, if I gave you a choice between food that was practical, but tastes bad; and food that is just as practical, but tastes amazing, which one would you want? The second, right? If a game is already awesome, and I can have it with better graphics as well, then why the hell not?
    
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I use my sig rig to play console games from 20 years ago... anything pre-ps3 I run on my PC with the respective console controller adapters, I have a ps3 for those nice exclusives like Bleach and Disgaea and Japanese imports (less than 2 weeks till PSVita!!)

I like gaming on PC for Multi-monitor (not eyefinity, I like doing other things with my game window maximized) and games that run higher than 720p (I believe only 3 or so games on consoles actually run @ 1080p like WipeoutHD, the rest are upscaled from 540 or 720 and blurred with no or little AA).

While I do not particularly care about graphics "quality" I do care about resolution and draw distance (that fog that appears 5 meters ahead of you on consoles...) especially if the option exists to improve it.

Note: Still playing Soleil on Megadrive to this day, what a great soundtrack and immersive adventure smile.gif
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You're missing a very important point that I mentioned twice, but nobody paid attention, because all the "My opinion is correct-er than your opinion" post are way more interesting, er? wink.gif

An entire major genre is completely unplayable on consoles. RTS. Everything else you can play on both, with minor drawbacks for each platform in different scenarios. BUT

Before graphics mattered THAT much (read "before noobs started having opinions"), RTS was the most played genre, with CS servers running empty during the WarCraft era.
Then StarCraft / Age of Empires before it, and C&C 3 and 4, and SC2 after it.

I hear Generals 2 is on its way.

Until I can play that on a console, you guys are just not serious.
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Feels good being better than most of you in this thread.tongue.gif
Don't really care what platform the game is on.. PC, console, mobile.. Only thing that matters (for me) is that the gameplay is fun and I have fun playing it.

Also:
OCN should have user title called just "Gamer".
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post #135 of 163
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Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing View Post

I was kinda shocked when I read this. Back in 1995 ( or so...) my mom and dad got our first PC, I was like 7. I have lots of memory's about my step dad teaching me out to install game's like Mech Warrior, Tie Fighter and Cyberia 1 and 2 though DOS lol. My first console was a Panasonic 3D0 (10x better than Playstation 1). When I was a little kid and didn't take game's very serious I didn't care if it was on PC or console. Now as a young adult I hate console's like no other. IMO there is only one way to experience a game, that is though PC. Graphics don't matter. Its more the keyboard and mouse that I like. I feel using a controller limits what the player can do in a game. I am of the opinion that nothing can compete with a PC for gaming, dose not matter if the graphics are on low, ultra or any of that. PC is better!

I was started very early with computers around 4 or 5, With the computers I mention in my earlier post. During dos days. When we go shopping for other stuff. I would go where the computers were and loaded up a game in dos. Doing so shocking the Sells people and other people my age, when they see me playing a dos game which was Jazz Jackrabbit 1. Made the sells people and the people that tried to load the games before me look dumb. As I saw a bunch of people that tried to load the games up while not being in the game's directory with the application in it.
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For my young age I knew alot about computers, so whenever I loaded up a game in dos at a store the sells clerks mouth drop so did other kids at the time. I figured it out my self, my dad only showed me computers. My first one that he got me was a Tandy computer from radio-shack, Its monitor was Tan and brown. I was at home with Dos. Kind of funny when adults feel dumb when they see a young child using a computer running dos back then better then them.

Yea, kids these days have no clue how much of a pain installing a game could be lol. DOS was a total nightmare, but as kids most of our generation got it down pretty darn good. Kinda glad I have not had to open DOS to install or play a game in forever!
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I kinda disagree with what you said. I don't think that PC gamers are obsessed by graphics to the point where a game with bad graphics = a bad game.
For example, Minecraft looks like a pile of poo on the graphical side, but the PC community enjoys it very much and is very active on this game. Another example is Deus Ex, which also looks very bland graphically but is awesome for its gameplay and story.
I think that PC gamers dislike some games (even if the games have good story + gameplay + graphics) because they are craptastic ports (i.e. Batman Arkham City) or they have draconian DRM (Ubisoft games) or they are very very limited with no SDK support.

Very much this.

Although, Yes, I also complained about EA, not BF3 specifically, just battlefag and failrigin forcing down our throats, not to mention the Pre-load bugs, delays and all the other glitches in BF3 we get as opposed to the consoles, Its a good game, the PC vs Console war is just nothing, a PC CAN become a console if you want it to, A Game Controller and a few software/drivers here and there. thumb.gif



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Yea, kids these days have no clue how much of a pain installing a game could be lol. DOS was a total nightmare, but as kids most of our generation got it down pretty darn good. Kinda glad I have not had to open DOS to install or play a game in forever!


Wew... I agree, most of my friends dont know shiz. And.. am I too young to know a bit about DOS and how to use it? (Age 19) biggrin.gif
   
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you guys remember tf1 spamming grenades on 2fort lol epic thumb.gif

Such good times... love me some TF 2fort.... nothing quite like it! thumb.gif
    
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i didnt read through this whole thread and im sure most of the things i am about to list have already been said;

I like PC games better because:

RTS games dont work on console
MOBA games dont work on console
MMO games dont work on console
mouse is infinitely more precise than a controller (the new CS is going to be a joke for PS3 players have to be on the same sever as PC players....)
keyboard is way better than a controller
the computer is customizable in so many ways that consoles are not
you have the freedom to do anything on your pc during load times or while waiting on friends ect ect..
game creators are able to make more powerfull games (graphics/sounds/load times/ect)
i can use the voice chat program of my choice, along with any other 3rd part software i like
oh and... better games

i feel like you are either really slow or trolling when you say PC gamers just like the graphics ....
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I play games on both the consoles and the PC. I started as a console gamer in the 90s, then decided to build a PC for gaming in June 2007 and did that for about a year and a half. I liked the graphics, storage space, multitasking and mods on the computer but that wasn't enough to continue. So I moved back to my consoles.

My reasons were as follows:
1. I hated paying for subscriptions for almost every game I played. 15/mo. for the main 7 games was double what I was paying for a YEAR of Live in which I could play all my games @ $50/year.

2. I feel the computer gets more and more expensive to keep gaming on. It seems every time I got online, some newer, better parts for the computer and my system was starting to fall behind, FAST.

3. I spent 400 dollars on my Xbox on release day and it plays all of the games for it just fine. I spent ~650 to build my sig rig and it struggles with alot of the newer games. (some people spend that on gpu's alone!)

4. I have the freedom to move around and play from where I feel comfortable. Sitting upright in a chair while gaming takes a toll on my bad back. Also, moving a console to another room or building takes a few minutes which is awesome since I move around a lot. Moving my PC, keyboard, mouse, monitor is not really ideal and can't all fit in my backpack frown.gif

It really came down to money being the factor of why I stopped major pc gaming. Now, I mostly play Skyrim on low, Civilization V and the Sims 3. I pay for college out of pocket so money was/is tight. But I graduate soon and I've been considering getting back into it. biggrin.gif
    
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