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I tried this during the school year, and now are being on Winter break for about 3 days, I already miss the bigger screen real estate, faster performance in pretty much every program, and like someone mentioned, game prices. I remembered how much it killed me buying even used PS3 games for 2-3 times the price you can get them for on any given Steam sale.
 
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went from hard core pc gamer 4 years ago, bought a 360 overheated, then ps3 slim. I am happy, games might not be real 1080p, idk it all depends on what all your real friends have.
    
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What is ti with poeple that need to choose? Just play whatever game on whatever platform you choose to. Keep both. I play on PC and PS3. My main gaming platform is the PS3. So what? Both platforms have their advantages and disadvantages. There is no right or wrong. There is only plain fanboyism as this thread already shows us again.
PS3 games aren't expensive as everyone says. You just need to know where to buy. But are they pricier overal compared to PC games? Yes, a bit on new games. Few pounds. I got the Augmented edition of Deus Ex on releaseday for 44 euros. Older games are very cheap as well.
Just keep both and play where you feel like. You prefer FPS with mouse and keyboard? Then play them on a PC, you like SP adventuregames on your sofa with a controller? Play it on a console. I prefer the controller but can manage with a keyboard/mouse.
It's about what you prefer. Not about what fanboys of any platform are trying to make you believe.

Except the inherit problem with this is you can do all of that on the PC you have already. There isn't any fanboyism in this thread, I'm just stating my honest opinion on the subject and my experiences with the PS3. The PS3 is essentially a dumbed down PC and you'll end up with the same experience you have already except you have no control over it. I can list tons of factual evidence for the PS3's experience that make it nothing more than a pain in the ass to use.

Console games are expensive, hell, COD BLOPS is still going for 50 bucks but it's been as cheap as 25 dollars on Steam. 44 euros? Seriously? Thanks to green man gaming I got the same game for roughly 21 euros. Older games can still be just as expensive as new copies, especially if they're in high demand where most of the time they seem to magically jump in price.

You like SP adventure games? Plug in a 360/PS3 controller and play on your PC, or just grab a HDMI cable play that way. It's how I played Human Revolution and countless others.

And I can give a ton of experiences with pcs that make it a pain in the ass to use. Both for general stuff and for gaming. I didn't know you could get deus ex hr augmented edition for that little money on releaseday. Over here the prices are about 5 to 10 euros less for new pc games.

At the end of the day a lot fo people want to buy this box, plug it into the tv and just play. No drivers you have download, no windows issues, no nothing, everyone equal hardware and go.

But like I said each to his own. If you don't feel like it then don't. I can't see anyone playing a rts on a console. But even fps are fine on a console. People can make huge issues out of little things. At the end of the day you sit down and enjoy your play on either. Unless you don't enjoy it, then sell it on. I enjoy both but prefer my ps3.
 
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Now, thing is, I absolutely see what you are saying. I don't game on anything but my PC, and have a 360 I used to game on that has been relegated to the position of media hub.
What I do not think you are taking into account is the fact that console gaming allows multiple people to enjoy a game together , even those not inclined to building and maintaining their own PC gaming setups. It's all well and good for me to game on PC as I have a few friends who are also into things like MMO's and have the time and knowledge to deal with PC gaming. Yet MOST of the people I know would rather take the easy method when it comes to gaming. Turn on console, put BF3 disc in, find friends in friend list, and press "go". I understand that PC gaming CAN be as easy, but many people don't.
Unfortunately, in almost any area, you are going to have a tough time convincing people that a superior experience that requires a modicum of technical knowledge is preferable to an inferior experience that requires almost none.

Except this argument is completely invalid. Taking care of a PC is technological equivalent to doing a load of laundry.
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I went from PC, to PS3, to PC, back to PS3. I love both but the thing that keeps me coming back to PS3 is the community, PSN, and trophies. I loveeeee trophies!!!! Been working on getting more plats, and with Vita around the corner I don't see myself playing my PC much until D3 comes out.
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Now, thing is, I absolutely see what you are saying. I don't game on anything but my PC, and have a 360 I used to game on that has been relegated to the position of media hub.
What I do not think you are taking into account is the fact that console gaming allows multiple people to enjoy a game together , even those not inclined to building and maintaining their own PC gaming setups. It's all well and good for me to game on PC as I have a few friends who are also into things like MMO's and have the time and knowledge to deal with PC gaming. Yet MOST of the people I know would rather take the easy method when it comes to gaming. Turn on console, put BF3 disc in, find friends in friend list, and press "go". I understand that PC gaming CAN be as easy, but many people don't.
Unfortunately, in almost any area, you are going to have a tough time convincing people that a superior experience that requires a modicum of technical knowledge is preferable to an inferior experience that requires almost none.

Except this argument is completely invalid. Taking care of a PC is technological equivalent to doing a load of laundry.

Go ask your mum to fix your pc then.
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Except this argument is completely invalid. Taking care of a PC is technological equivalent to doing a load of laundry.

More like advanced legos
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I ONLY use my PS3 for fighting games, Metal Gear Solid, God of War, Gran Turismo, and Blu-Ray...

I will NEVER purchase an FPS on the PS3... not even COD

That's just me...
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Ok take this coming from an avid gamer, on console and pc.
Do what makes you happy and what you have fun with. Dont let people steer you wrong because you are the one that needs to enjoy what you do not try to enjoy what other people say to enjoy.

I play on pc, ps3 and 360 and have been for many years and will continue for many years. Some games i enjoy playing on one platform while other i do not.
Also some platforms have a better gaming community than others on certain games...

IMO a controller is very simple to get down for FPS game but the RPG games are much better on PC. Keep an eye open on "The Last of Us" on ps3 too, its made by Naughty Dog, who made Uncharted series. Great stories and cinematics smile.gif
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If you have to go PS3 then buy this... and keep the keyboard and mouse http://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Mouse-Keyboard-Converter-Playstation-3/dp/B0040UAYI4
     
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