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Hello all pc gamers. I was wondering what your input was on the state of pc gaming as it is now and in the future. I am from a small town in Canada and I know since the Xbox 360 and PS3 everyone around here dropped off pc and only plays consoles. Now I will admit the only computer I owned was a sweet $300 toshiba laptop for about 4 years when I jumped on the console wagon years back as well.

About 2 years ago I started reading into pc gaming again and I was excited with all the new hardware like ssd's and crossfire/sli, so I splurged and built a beast. Now, i've added on and replaced about everything I could have and wished I would have saved and started a new build with these new 3GB cards for eyefinity, but that will come soon enough. Anyways, to get back to the point, I was wondering if PC gaming is getting more popular around you and the society where you're living. If so, how much? I've noticed there's quite a few members on steam now (4 million) and BF3 seems to always be busy.

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Yeah I think PC gaming is getting more popular, but I don't think however, that means that consoles are getting less popular. I have personally moved from Xbox to PC but I still much prefer the console online. PC has the appeal of free games........... not that I condone piracy.
 
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Yeah I think PC gaming is getting more popular, but I don't think however, that means that consoles are getting less popular. I have personally moved from Xbox to PC but I still much prefer the console online. PC has the appeal of free games........... not that I condone piracy.

Most pc games are free to play online, as ps3 is also. But as for xbox I would like to put my $60 a year gold membership towards a new game or two. Speaking of games......I love how much cheaper they are compared to console games.
    
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Console for me. I always end up selling my consoles but end up buying one again. First of all, PC gaming is a lot better in all areas except hackers. Hackers make me regret purchasing the game and uninstall if no action from the developer is taken (cought...mw3...cough) I'm a BF3 type of guy but after playing MW3 with some friends online, I decided to buy a 360 just to stay away from the PC MW3 hackers. biggrin.gif
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Console for me. I always end up selling my consoles but end up buying one again. First of all, PC gaming is a lot better in all areas except hackers. Hackers make me regret purchasing the game and uninstall if no action from the developer is taken (cought...mw3...cough) I'm a BF3 type of guy but after playing MW3 with some friends online, I decided to buy a 360 just to stay away from the PC MW3 hackers. biggrin.gif


Are the 360 hackers cooler or something? biggrin.gif On a serious note, I think PC gaming is fine. As a group I think we've had it better than we ever have as far as variety of games go. Personally I haven't bought a console since the PS2 was released.(not really counting the Wii or 3DS I got my daughter).
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Hello all pc gamers. I was wondering what your input was on the state of pc gaming as it is now and in the future. I am from a small town in Canada and I know since the Xbox 360 and PS3 everyone around here dropped off pc and only plays consoles. Now I will admit the only computer I owned was a sweet $300 toshiba laptop for about 4 years when I jumped on the console wagon years back as well.
About 2 years ago I started reading into pc gaming again and I was excited with all the new hardware like ssd's and crossfire/sli, so I splurged and built a beast. Now, i've added on and replaced about everything I could have and wished I would have saved and started a new build with these new 3GB cards for eyefinity, but that will come soon enough. Anyways, to get back to the point, I was wondering if PC gaming is getting more popular around you and the society where you're living. If so, how much? I've noticed there's quite a few members on steam now (4 million) and BF3 seems to always be busy.
Let me know what you think. smile.gif

I think PC gaming is totally on the rise. These days with google search and site like OCN.net almost anyone who can read english is capable of building a rig of any budget. Not to mention PC game's are getting better and better. I love PC gaming myself. Dropped console gaming for it:)
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Ya i agree. PC gaming is going to make a come back. Console gaming is just becoming less and less popular due to the fact that most of the people who play on consoles, play because of FPS games and the consoles are cheap but FPS games are becoming redundant and the companies only seem to care about money.
For example Infinity Ward has yet to fix any LAN issues that affect the MLG Varient setting (the settings that the pros use).
Also there are only around five tournaments a year for CoD and four of them are hosted by MLG.
I could go on about this topic but the point is companies like Riot, Blizzard, and Valve know that competitive gaming is important to their fan base. Personally this is the major reason why i have made the switch from CoD to LoL and Dota2 because there are always players streaming, the "Meta" changes everyday and a tournament is always on to watch.
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Console for me. I always end up selling my consoles but end up buying one again. First of all, PC gaming is a lot better in all areas except hackers. Hackers make me regret purchasing the game and uninstall if no action from the developer is taken (cought...mw3...cough) I'm a BF3 type of guy but after playing MW3 with some friends online, I decided to buy a 360 just to stay away from the PC MW3 hackers. biggrin.gif

Yeah, there is not much of a point in playing a console game like those on PC. Anyway, PC gaming is on a rise and I generally expect a slight rise whenever a generation of consoles is about to be phased out.
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Yeah, there is not much of a point in playing a console game like those on PC. Anyway, PC gaming is on a rise and I generally expect a slight rise whenever a generation of consoles is about to be phased out.

Not only that but as console's try to emulate pc's more I think people will just end up spending the money on a PC. Back in the day a console was ONLY for playing a game, now they are multitasking. An xbox 360 is already a glorified laptop, complete with cooling problems even.
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Once you start to get money, you will love PC gaming. Especially once you see the true beauty of the games you plan. New 2560x1440/1600 monitors make the gameplay amazing. Along with the thousands of different customizations, and different hardware setups you can have, you can have alot of choices in PC gaming.

I think alot of people are seeing the power and choices of PC gaming. Its growing, and defiantly more popular. The problem is there are arrogant idiots out there that still think the PS3/360 are the best for games because they are only made for games.

Also, with consumer level computers power on the rise, people are starting to game on their average home PC, and then looking to push it to the next level. I assure you thats how most people on this forum started out. The fact that just about anyone with a new computer can play games with better graphics than their gaming console is a major selling points.
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