Originally Posted by ProfeZZor X
Unlike the OP, I've already started on building my gaming rig, and look forward to getting into PC gaming. But with all this talk about PC gaming versus consoles, is there a healthy medium between the two? For example, since I have no PC until I finish my rig, I'm pretty much stuck using my PS3 until I finish the build this summer (or sooner). I kind of like the controllers on game consoles, mostly because it fits in my hands and doesn't hurt... Well, not for the first three hours at least
... My question is: Are there adaptors or programs (or however you want to describe it) on PC's whereby the user can plug in say - a PS3 controller, and use it to play PS3 games? I know there are all sorts of additional PC accessories such as steering wheels and pedals, joysticks, fighter plane controllers, and even arcade style controllers for specific types of games, but I was wondering if such a thing exists to experience PC gaming using a console controller or the games featured on both PC and console...Or am I so out of touch with today's technology and feud between PC Gamers and Console Gamers that this kind of half-way concept is frowned upon?
Also, some of you Gamers mentioned that PC games are visually better than console games but often share the same titles... With that said, can console games be used on a PC. And if so, are the graphics converted upwards? Obviously there's some programming differences between the two formats, but if they're both on a blu-ray disc, wouldn't the resolution be slightly similar? I'm sure once my rig is complete I'll be all for PC gaming 100%, and you probably won't be hearing me ask any more noob questions like this from then on out. But when the transition between the two formats happens, I was just wondering if both hardware and software technologies can be utilized at once. Or in this case, one used with the other.
The best thing to do, instead of trying to make the ps3 controller work on the computer is to buy a computer controller that already has driver support and all. There are also any accessories you could want such as wheels, pedals, joysticks, etc all built FOR the computer, so control your games however you want.
As far as your question on the quality, it's not the limitation of the blu-ray, it's about the programming of the game. The part of consoles that gets PC gamers upset is that the games are programmed to suit the specs of a PS3 or Xbox. That means when they program it for the computer, they aren't reprogramming everything (in a lot of cases) to have the insane graphics and full game experience that modern PCs can handle. There have been PC games that were reprogrammed for the console, one that comes to mind is Dragon Age 2. It was so-so on the console, but that was a game really meant for the PC. You'll notice the difference of the two worlds there.
Playing PS3 games on the computer would definitely hurt Sony's business, so they're going to do what they can to not allow it. I'm not sure if there are hacks and tricks around it, possibly are. But you're beginning a long road of research if you really want to go that route. I'd stick to PC games on the PC and PS3 games on the PS.