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post #11 of 190
I haven't been on consoles since PS2, and whenever I go to a friend's house to play some co-op on PS3, I miss my mouse, my keyboard, my freedom of settings and tweaks. Like all of the above said, if you have the cash to build a decent gaming rig, you're in for a whole new level of entertainment in my experience. BF3 on ultra and 64 players is massive fun, when you're waiting for your copy of "insert game" to finish downloading in Steam...

If there's a bug in a game, there's most likely also a fix on the web for it. Many nuisances are being dealt with relatively fast (depending on developer). I can't think of a reason not to be gaming on a computer thumb.gif

And in response to your concern of software problems and etc.; I haven't come across anything - yet! - that I haven't been able to sort out by either consulting the community here on OCN or just searching on google smile.gif
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Considering they're implementing CD Keys into consoles now, yes. It's time for everyone to move.

The only reason to stay with consoles is gone now.
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post #13 of 190
I used to love my PS3

I now have a very good PC for gaming

I can say I will always stick to PC gaming from now on.

i WILL buy a new console when the next generation comes but most probably this will be PS due to the exclusives. Also I like my ps3 when friends are over and we play Fifa series.
post #14 of 190
This is a pretty bias place to ask that question but i would say pc if you have the money
post #15 of 190
Player count = no problem, sure there's less players on Pc than Xbox/Ps3 but that's expected.
Plus you get better graphics with a higher framerate depending on your hardware.
And you can use either a controller or old school Keyboard+ mouse, whichever you prefer.
more player slots per server (depends on the game, but BF3 is a good example).
Online is free, no need to pay $60 a year.

Most people say that PC is more expensive than xbox, but in actuality it isn't, I paid $700-$800 for the parts to build my PC, however I save about $100 a year due to steam sales and the fact I don't have to pay $60 a year for online services.
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You haven't really been gaming unless you've finished Crysis at max settings.
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I don't know of anyone that has gotten into PC gaming that hasn't been happy with it. I grew up on consoles ( my 1st being an Atari 2600 and owned everyone since up to the PS2) but since building my 1st gaming rig I haven't touched a console or missed it. I do like the PC gaming community better ( not that it doesn't have it share of (insert against OCN TOS names here). Also the graphics and the ability to upgrade and change things as you wish is awesome. Half the fun for me is upgrading and just generally trying to make my rig better. Also no subscription fees to things like xbox live or PSN and the ability to mod your games. I also agree with the previous poster about the cost vs consoles. You can get a perfectly capable PC and not spend a ton of money. By the time you factor in console games cost, recurring yearly subscriptions etc I would say the prices even out.
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If you got time and money go for it......... I do. thumb.gif
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The only problem is see is that its not cheap. PS3 or XBOX can play your games for 5-8 years. PC can play at most 3 years before you need a new one. If you try to MAX out games make that every year a new PC.
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Originally Posted by gzubka View Post

This is a pretty bias place to ask that question but i would say pc if you have the money

Hehe, well there is a console forum on this site somewhere but I've never checked into it biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by EVILNOK View Post

I don't know of anyone that has gotten into PC gaming that hasn't been happy with it. I grew up on consoles ( my 1st being an Atari 2600 and owned everyone since up to the PS2) but since building my 1st gaming rig I haven't touched a console or missed it. I do like the PC gaming community better ( not that it doesn't have it share of (insert against OCN TOS names here). Also the graphics and the ability to upgrade and change things as you wish is awesome. Half the fun for me is upgrading and just generally trying to make my rig better. Also no subscription fees to things like xbox live or PSN and the ability to mod your games. I also agree with the previous poster about the cost vs consoles. You can get a perfectly capable PC and not spend a ton of money. By the time you factor in console games cost, recurring yearly subscriptions etc I would say the prices even out.

Yeah, I can't see myself buying another console unless it's a total game changer. Upgrading the rig is the way to go thumb.gif
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