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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 wink.gif... 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? redface.gif
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.

Congrats on the new PC. When I first got into PC gaming years ago I used consoles a lot, at first I was split between the two (mediocre PC vs counsel = same thing different input). However once I started getting high end hardware it was no contest, Just playing on the consoles was lacking...slowly I drifted from consoles and don't like them anymore.

One of my fiends use's an Xbox 360 controller to play game's on the PC all the time. I'm thinking about getting one fore racing game's as I can't afford a wheel and keyboard is lame trying to steer and break a car. Most any game should support using it without 3rd party software. There are also controller's marketed at PC's only too. But the 360 is better than most IMO.
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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 wink.gif... 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? redface.gif
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.

I personally use Xpadder with my 360 controller on PC if it doesn't have built in functionality for a game, PS3 controller should work with Xpadder since non microsoft controllers aren't supported in as many games.
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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 wink.gif... 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? redface.gif
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.
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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.

Thanks for the vaulable advice. I'm sure with more research I will be able to come to a sound conclusion on which means I will use to control my PC games. And like other PC Gamers, I will eventually succumb to using PC controllers once my rig is done. Fortunately for me, I'm not into aircraft or driving games, so those are accessories I won't have to worry about purchasing.
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I personally enjoy controlling most games with a keyboard and mouse. I can still open a can on black ops (haven't bought a PS3 game since release of that) with a PS controller, but I couldn't imagine trying to play Diablo 2 (don't play anymore but one of my all-time favs) or Starcraft 2 on a console controller. Not happening, ever.

On the discussion of interfaces, my biggest disappointment to the gaming community is everyone's love for the Kinect. I hate it. Don't get me wrong, it's way cool that I can kick a soccer ball on the screen using my body. But what a LAME line of games we've embraced. I'm going to roll a bowling ball with the most terrible graphics I've ever seen? Really? So now there is more and more money being pumped into this crap, and less and less into quality games. Makes me rage like the hulk. And what about the kid in the wheelchair who can't play a video game in 10 years when everyone has bought into Kinect and there are no more quality games? Sigh... oh well...out of my control. /rant
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You should be a PC and console gamer. If you're strictly a pc gamer then you miss out on good games like the uncharted series and dark/demon souls. If you're strictly a console gamer, then I guess you miss out on better graphics and the ability to use mods.
    
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You should be a PC and console gamer. If you're strictly a pc gamer then you miss out on good games like the uncharted series and dark/demon souls. If you're strictly a console gamer, then I guess you miss out on better graphics and the ability to use mods.

Very good points. But I still can't stand those things... PC for me!
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Also sorry if this has been said before. But a big pro for me about pc gaming is that its a pc, one second you can be browsing OCN, while your game is minimized, and you got your own music playing on a separate window, with files downloading in the background. Cant do that on a console. I like the multitask ability of PC, that and the user created content that PC games usually have. Most games wouldn't be were they are today if it wasn't for user created content, Believe it or not it really makes a huge difference.

As well as of course better graphics, frame rates, stuff like that.

But i guess the biggest con would be that its more expensive (unless you build a budget gaming rig), and its more complicated, you actually gotta know your stuff somewhat or youll be lost. But I say the pros outweigh those.

I also like how many free games they are for PC, alot of freeware programs out there (no not talking about torrenting), actual free games aka league of legends or TF2 for example. Plenty of other free games that have quite a bit of entertainment value in them considering I've never spent a dime on them.

But its ultimately up to you.
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I just returned my PS3 after 2 weeks. I found a controller to be a horrible experience and the Graphics are piss poor (Yes I know the console is old so I cant complain much here) I did not have a great experience as I do on a PC. I did pick up a vita and I love it but Im def skipping this gen for consoles. What did you decide OP (PC or Consoles)

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I just returned my PS3 after 2 weeks. I found a controller to be a horrible experience and the Graphics are piss poor (Yes I know the console is old so I cant complain much here) I did not have a great experience as I do on a PC. I did pick up a vita and I love it but Im def skipping this gen for consoles. What did you decide OP (PC or Consoles)

While I agree that console's are a waste of time(and space) for my personal use. I do love having an X-Box 360 (or similar variant of) around to use with my PC. I use them with racing game's! IMO there is only 2 ways to play a modern racing game. Method A would be a nice/high quality steering wheel, gear shift and pedal assembly. Method B is the XBox 360 style controller. I would love method A over B but the price difference make's it a no brainer in my situation. Silly pressure sensitive gas and break pedals.... lulz
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