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That's funny since Morrowind is still my favorite game rolleyes.gif
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Counterstrike
Minecraft
enough said? We PC gamers do enjoy playing the game yes we like graphics because we KNOW what PC is capable of if we were like console there would never be new consoles because why upgrade?
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I actually thought this was a troll post at first. a) Consoles have all the better game? b) All PC gamers care about is graphics?

A ) I love some console exclusives but their RTS and MMO games are virtually nonexistent. FPS games seem to be very popular on consoles but there controls and performance (non-visual) do not compare to the PC. The Witcher 2, Starcraft 2, Shogun, The old Republic, Diablo 3?... Don't say the PC doesn't have any good exclusives anymore. It's also worth noting that a lot of the older exclusives on PC have a longer life span than most consoles games (Look at Counter Strike).

B) Ever look through my steam collection? Look at the date some of the games were first published then look at the date I purchased them. I wouldn't be playing through The Longest Journey if all I cared about were graphics, and that's certainly not the only or most dated game that have been playing. Finally, if all PC gamers care about are graphics then why would most of them own consoles also (seeing as they are obviously inferior)?

The decision between getting a game on PC vs console isn't only about graphics... Price, performance, mods, controls, and even the community play a large part in explaining other reasons why someone may prefer the PC.
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I actually thought this was a troll post at first. a) Consoles have all the better game? b) All PC gamers care about is graphics?
A ) I love some console exclusives but their RTS and MMO games are virtually nonexistent. FPS games seem to be very popular on consoles but there controls and performance (non-visual) do not compare to the PC. The Witcher 2, Starcraft 2, Shogun, The old Republic, Diablo 3?... Don't say the PC doesn't have any good exclusives anymore. It's also worth noting that a lot of the older exclusives on PC have a longer life span on PC than consoles (Counter Strike).
B) Ever look through my steam collection? Look at the date some of the games were first published then look at the date I purchased them. I wouldn't be playing through The Longest Journey if all I cared about were graphics, and that's certainly not the only or most dated game that have been playing. Finally, if all PC gamers care about are graphics then why would most of them own consoles also (seeing as they are obviously inferior)?
The decision between getting a game on PC vs console isn't only about graphics... Price, performance, mods, controls, and even the community play a large part in explaining other reasons why someone may prefer the PC.

Its funny if you look at Steam usage statistics in the last couple of days, Skyrim has the most active players followed by Counter Strike.

I dont see why people are still playing Counter Strike, but then again I never liked it.

Also a console is just a simplified PC. I do a lot of "console" like gaming using a PC. Sitting on the couch just relaxing using a 360 controller, its nice, plus I get a lot more functionality out of my PC then I would out of a console.
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I'd have to say very, very few PC gamers (=/=hardware enthusiast) are mainly about graphics. In fact, many PC gamers play very outdated games. I for one love to push my rig as far as I can w/ graphics, however, I still play Simcity 4 (2003), Day of Defeat: Source (2005), CS:S (2004), and many others. I also love SNES, N64, and PS2 games even though they are very much out of date. This isn't isolated to me, I don't know a single PC gamer that doesn't play some old game or at least a game that's not graphically amazing... Starcraft, Minecraft, WoW, (craftcraft? lol), Ultima, etc....
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I started with CS 1.4 on my dad's old PC.
Played CS:S on my first build.
Played WoW, and even built a rig to play it stable.
Played sc2 since beta
Played BF 2(and now BF3)
Metro 2033
Deus Ex
Mass Effect 2
Batman Arkham Asylum/City
Left 4 Dead 2
Need for Speed Shift(1 and 2)

I have a PS3 and an XboX specifically to play with my friends. They never had a PC gaming background

PC Gamer at heart.
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I'm a PC gamer. I've been one since 2007 after getting the Ati HD4870. The war between consoles and PC has been there for more than 5 years. And PC gamers always have the same excuse: The PC is better for having games with better graphics, without realizing that the best games are for consoles and not for PC, which leads to think that in games everything is not graphics. So here's my reflection:
PC gamers don't enjoy gaming, the enjoy graphics. And that's why you get the best rig, just to play the game on the maximum settings. And if graphically a game doesn't meet your expectations, no matter how awesome it is, it's BS (like BF 3 for example, where a lot of people had the nerve to complain about blurry textures, when the lightning and particle effects are awesome). And that's true.
A game is not all graphics; it's a story, a gameplay, realism and a design.And don't mix design with graphics because they are 2 different aspects. Realism is a match of various things: Graphics + physics and particle effects + story events + sound. So as you can see, the graphics attribute is always in company with another attribute.
And don't get me wrong; I'm a complete PC gamer. I don't own any console (and never will). I'm just trying to make a real point about us. Here there are too many PC gamers that make me sick when they talk so bad about BF3, for example. And it's because they compare it with the consoles. They launched the Back To Karkand maps, and people are starting to complain about them. Why, dudes, why? They are the exact same maps as they were in BF 2, wait, not the exact same, with 100x times better graphics! And they aren't satisfied, because nothing will satisfy those people. That's why they make me sick.
So that's it. I want you to give me your comments and opinions. But try to be honest with yourself.

I have been PC gaming since DOOM 1.....Call me crazy but I still play on occasion games from
10-12 years ago,crap I love HL1 still and load it up for giggles atleast once a year COD2,love it,NFS the early versions were great
and Graphics are not even something I think about.......I think about STORY LINE, CHARACTERS,HISTORY
FACTS and NON FICTION............all is whats missing in today graphics heavy junk that Console(main stream gamers) gamers have
made us all become FLAT,BORING and ALL FICTION.....So let them kids complain all they want IMO the older stuff was
way better,even with old graphics...
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I'm a PC gamer. I've been one since 2007 after getting the Ati HD4870. The war between consoles and PC has been there for more than 5 years. And PC gamers always have the same excuse: The PC is better for having games with better graphics, without realizing that the best games are for consoles and not for PC, which leads to think that in games everything is not graphics. So here's my reflection:
PC gamers don't enjoy gaming, the enjoy graphics. And that's why you get the best rig, just to play the game on the maximum settings. And if graphically a game doesn't meet your expectations, no matter how awesome it is, it's BS (like BF 3 for example, where a lot of people had the nerve to complain about blurry textures, when the lightning and particle effects are awesome). And that's true.
A game is not all graphics; it's a story, a gameplay, realism and a design.And don't mix design with graphics because they are 2 different aspects. Realism is a match of various things: Graphics + physics and particle effects + story events + sound. So as you can see, the graphics attribute is always in company with another attribute.

I don't know about other gamers, but the reason that I build my pc is soon that I can play good games now and good games later. I don't think graphics are the most important thing that gamers see in a game.

for example, crysis was praised for BOTH amazing graphics AND a good story, crysis 2 was praised for great graphics but criticized for it's limiting gameplay.
   
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I have been PC gaming since DOOM 1.....Call me crazy but I still play on occasion games from
10-12 years ago,crap I love HL1 still and load it up for giggles atleast once a year COD2,love it,NFS the early versions were great
and Graphics are not even something I think about.......I think about STORY LINE, CHARACTERS,HISTORY
FACTS and NON FICTION............all is whats missing in today graphics heavy junk that Console(main stream gamers) gamers have
made us all become FLAT,BORING and ALL FICTION.....So let them kids complain all they want IMO the older stuff was
way better,even with old graphics...

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well said, I also play old pc games I have been playing quake 1 and 2 with friends , ut2k4 the bombing run ( so damn fun) thumb.gif ultimate doom, diablo 2 , ground control so many awesome PC games ..
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