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post #11 of 48
In my personal opinion, PC gaming is tedious, but it's worth it if you're dedicated and enjoy it. For example, a brand new game comes out for both PC and Console, console gamers just pop it in and enjoy. Some of us PC gamers have to deal with game breaking bugs due to specific components, etc, thus we must wait for patches, or come up with our own temporary (or sometimes permanent if the developer is lazy) fixes. Either that, or the game is just a horrible port and the optimization is god awful.

It's a toss up, but computers are my life, and I do way more than just game, so it's worth it to me.
post #12 of 48
I like my ps3. No need to be a pc gaming fundamentalist, we can all enjoy it all, so long as all excludes the 360 wink.gif
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I have a PC, 360 and PS3. I use the Ps3 and 360 for social gaming and my PC for the OMG that looks epic games...
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post #14 of 48
Depends on the game, really.

I don't own any consoles either. So it's strictly PC for me.

I preferred console over PC a few years back, but really switched between the two. Now I'm all PC because I'm used to it and I really don't feel like sinking money into a console when I can be doing something to my rig. tongue.gif
 
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post #15 of 48
I suppose it all depends on how your brain works.
Like me, once i hit the pc life i could no longer play console games no matter what they was, i can't go back in graphics, only forward, this does take alot of games away from me as i do'nt play the console exclusives anymore as they look so bad but this is just how my brain works, there's no going back, only forward!
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post #16 of 48
They have their ups and downs.

PC is good for serious gaming, and I think serious goes hand in hand with a more mature audience, also on PC its mainly online multiplayer. So for example, on PC we are working hard together as a team (sometimes) to complete a goal,

However on the other hand consoles are good to just casually game.

I love getting into my games and trying hard to win online,

But I also loved chilling in my bed playing fable 2 and borderlands until ungodly hours in the morning, casually. smile.gif


If I had to choose though, PC definately gets it. I sold my console infact.

As for the graphics, yeah graphics can be amazing on PC but they are only icing on the cake (though boy do I love icing)
The core fundamentals seem to differ significantly between PC and console - for example on PC we are much closer to our screens so we are much more alert, and we have unmatched precision with our mice, so online shooting games are of course going to be a lot more fast paced and intense. I am sure if some of my colleagues who game on consoles were to watch me play a PC game, they would assume I had an aimbot or something, most people dont understand how fast you can snap onto a target, and that changes gameplay significantly. So apart from graphics, they have their ups and downs.

Besides, who cares if your graphics arent that great on a console, your generally sitting too far away from the TV to notice the jaggies from lack of anti aliasing or the blurriness from lack of high resolution textures or anisotropic filtering, console gaming is more about casual fun. thumb.gif
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post #17 of 48
Im the same way with graphics, so PC it is. But I did purchase an Xbox 360 slim over the holidays for a couple reasons. Rocksmith, as I am learning to play the guitar and I heard the PC version isnt due out until near June, and sports games. With the exception of NBA 2K12, and MLB 2K series I cannot get my sports fix on PC. EA sports use to take care of my needs, but they stopped making Madden, NCAA Football, and MVP Baseball for the PC. Also the WWE games are fun. Other then this no way I could stand games on 360 if they are also on PC.
post #18 of 48
I've got them all. 360, PS3 and Wii. They sit mostly unused by the hdtv.

I have to agree with the OP 100%. I made the same mistake he did trying PC and got hooked. I compared Mafia 2 one day for fun on both the 360 and then my PC. Picture quality not even close.

Then you have games like Fallout 3, New Vegas and Skyrim where the modding community takes over and makes them so much better.

By the way, this is a note to some of you kiddies in this thread. The OP is allowed to have an opinion and not be chastized for it. Seems some of you have forgot already by the look of some posts.
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i cant leave PS3 nd X360 just because of xclusives
uncharted series have been terrific ,gears .halo , killzone sereis ,forza ,GT5 ,the new Naughty Dog game coming up ''The Last Of Us'' etc etc They are all good looking games..
and consoles are great for social gaming when friends or relatives come by
     
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post #20 of 48
when i first started playing pc games there was nothing else that could really even come close to it. consoles were really far behind the pc back then in the mid 90s. after years of pc gaming i have tried to play with consoles. ps1, ps2, ps3, xbox, segas, and even xbox 360, and at the end i always end up coming back to the pc because i just like pc more and there are so much better controls for pc. better wheels better joysticks better first person shooter control with a good mouse and keyboard. plus you get to replay games even old games after you upgrade your hardware seem new again. i think that console gaming is actually the future but as long as we still have the pc and someone else playing a game behind it i will be in the other side playing on my pc. i will be the last pc gamer in the world.
    
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