Originally Posted by Marafice Eye
No, most of us don't. There's a reason we adore Steam sales. While the console players are stuck with $30+ dollar games (on sale too for that price) we routinely get the same games for $20 or less during the sales. 300+ games on Steam so far and I'm not about to stop now.
Just keep collecting them, don't need to play the just coll---... Oh wait, that's just me... (Has been out of the gaming 'mood' for the last 9 months)
Anywho, it really depends on money and preference as usual.
More of the people I 'knew' IRL have consoles than computers, and their computers are usually low end single core laptops they use for Word, MSN and Facebook.
That said, I know they don't really see the point to 'computer' gaming. Sure we played CS1.6 / CoD1 and such back in the day on the school computers, but that was it. They didn't see the excitement in a computer to warrant spending 2-3x the price of a console.
That and it was mostly Sony consoles that dominated with those friends, nothing beats a bit of Valkyria Chronicles 2 or Tekken or Dissidia though pretty much every lesson where a computer wasn't available xD!
If you want to know my reason for Console gaming, it's the exclusives.. Console exclusives.. Sure you'll whine and complain that the Graphics are better on a computer, but a real gamer plays the game for the game. The fancy graphics are the optional extra. I'd opt to play Star Ocean (Even my JP Blue Sphere GBC game) over pretty much any of the recent games that have come out.
I still adore Star Ocean: The Second Story (PS1), hence why Rena Lanford is still as my display picture ~ <3
Originally Posted by DracoManX69
Look I understand the ease of use of consoles, hell, i've even got a ps3, (got it for free with my bravia) but when it comes to price (at least here in aus) i still think thats pc's can be cheaper, for example I help a friend of mine build a new gaming pc for $250, the only thing he already had was the case, and admittedly we did use a cracked version of win 7, and he does play cracked games, but lets be honest, isn't that what most pc gamers do anyway, the only games i've got on my ps3 are a couple of cod games and some ps3 exclusive i.e. infamous
Proud owner of an apparent 800+ Steam games (Although that includes DLC content) and have easily built up a collection of retail games.
Yes, some people do download and play cracked games. Some people ONLY do that. But the majority of people either don't play for long due to lack of online capabilities or achievements or whichever and usually end up buying the game thereafter.
Also if you want to go down that route, hack a PS3, Xbox, PSP, DS, most consoles.. and you get 'free' games.Edited by ShadowEW - 9/24/12 at 4:17am