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To be extremely honest, Minecraft!

Then it just grew into Steam. tongue.gif
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I like to bring my DSi into the toilet and hop on Flipnote Hatena.
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post #13 of 122
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Originally Posted by Solstice11 View Post

I know they exist out there, it seems it's less likely to come across them on a PC. Also I never really fire my Xbox up anymore unless I want to play some Forza. thumb.gif
I'm sorry I didn't mean to imply that all PC gamers started on consoles. In hindsight it seems that I did unintentionally doh.gif

Haha I know, I have been PC gaming since the mid 90's, what with Tie Fighter, System Shock, C&C 95, etc. My first console was an Nintendo 64 and it wasn't that great, I played some games with friends but it didn't get much use. The next console I actually owned was an Xbox 360 and it was relegated to Netflix player, although I did get a little crazy with MW2 on it. I just never liked the fact that 99% of the online console gamers seem to have either a physical or mental maturity level of a 12 year old. Xbox live is really, really bad. I've always preferred PC and never felt bad about it.
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As a little kid, my family was not entirely rich, or at all even close to being rich. We lived in a community which was quite small, but we still had our friends. That being said, the first ever video game console we had was an NES, which I think only one game caught my eye on, and that was Metal Gear.

Anyways, then we bought a Sega Genesis, and I got hooked on Phantasy Star 4 which I had the opportunity to rent from the video store nearby. After that though, consoles didn't hold onto my attention span, so my family decided it was time to invest in a computer.

First computer we bought was a prebuilt Gateway machine, which was about on par with all the other computers you could buy in that day. Finding games like Rise of the Triad and Doom for me made the 1500$ purchase of the computer worthwhile. As time would go on, I simply did not remember any need to buy a console, although I did buy a Nintendo 64 for somewhat of the nostalgia aspect, but also for the fun of games like 007: Goldeneye which today is seen as a joke. Other than that, back in the day the computer and watching games develop and stuff like PC Gamer demo cd's kept me in the mix.

That's how I learned mainly where games were coming from and how the industry was moving. Also, my dad had a friend who had sold him a copy of Quake that was burnt onto a CD, which forever changed gaming to me. Diablo was also a time killer, but not as much as Quake was. Just playing Quake online with other people competitively gave me a whole new outlook on gaming, and look now, as it's what is the most popular trend in gaming ever.

When Quake started getting mods, the gaming scene to me was completely over for consoles. Not once did I see this immersiveness and online community until then, and it changed the way I seen gaming forever. After most of my Quake and Quake II online "career," I had a Dreamcast which Street Fighter Alpha 3 was consistently being played on. Always itching to improve my characters, it was a lot of fun, and Skies of Arcadia upped the bar a lot too.

Come down later when I'm building my own computer, Counter-Strike took up much of my time. There was something about being the last guy alive and having to take down a whole enemy team that was adrenaline junky stuff, and I was one of the few who could do it consistently. Needless to say, a lot of my life was clocked into Counter-Strike. One of the first day Counter-Strike players right here.

Well, I put down gaming for a bit, and joined the military. Built a new computer, even bought a Wii, Xbox 360, AND PS3 so I had it all. But still, my heart stays with computer gaming and the way that it continues to shape and evolve the entire gaming scene. Now, I'm just patiently awaiting the return of the greats, so that we can have stuff like Gamespy browser again and skip the online lobby matchmaking junk. We'll see...
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I just simply got tired of playing my 360 and now its just sat for about 4+ years collecting dust
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post #16 of 122
I haven't looked back since playing Ultima Online way back in the day 97 or so I think.
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well for me It's a few things
1. graphics are usually better as you said (and if you're PC isn't great a lot of games you can lower settings to play better)
2. Price yeah ok my current pc cost me about $700 so it is $300 more than my PS3 but it's a much better system can be used for more than just games and really was only that much because I need everything (first build) but steam games go on sale constantly and even regular price is a bit lower (eg I got SR3 with tons of DLC for $12.50 that's $60 with no DLC on console and GTA4 the complete collection another $60 game on console I got for $8 so if you have patience to wait for a game you can get it at great price and tons of cheap indie games such as Binding Of Issac that are amazing
3. now this takes some explanation I love controllers they are easier for me so that kinda put off a bit then I found Xpadder/JoytoKey so that even games that don't support joypad I can still play them with it pretty much only game I play with keyboard and mouse is MineCraft
4. as you sad mods mods mods they are ******* amazing from realistic needs, and frost fall on skyrim ._. DOTA2 and the weapon add ons I mean tons of good ones that you can only partially do on console and it's a little more complicated

sadly no monitor means I can't play many right now so I'm back on my ps3 for now
 
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post #18 of 122
Skyrim....and its sexy look after 255 mods. but, im over gaming and just like upgrading pc for the lulz.......wish I never entered the pc world would have more money in my pocket (jk would still lose to my wife)
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I grew up with PC's. My parents never had the extra money to buy game consoles with, so I never had one until I was out of highschool and had a job. That's mostly because the ps3 was a good deal if you wanted a bluray player anyways at the time tongue.gif.
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First we had a crappy dos computer. I then got a playstation for my bday and played on that for some years. Then i got a better pc and discovered multiplayer games on PC and never switched back, I later got a PS2 for a very low price but i never played as much on it as i played on PC. But that's about 7 years ago now. PS3 was too expensive and 60€ for most games was also too much for me, so i never got the later gen consoles.
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