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post #102 of 122
Right from my Childhood, I love Pc gaming very much because of my Friend. He plays often cricket, football in 4th std and i used to watch it like a Audience. After i bought a system, i used to play since now. I won't get bored with Pc games.
post #103 of 122
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Originally Posted by deafboy View Post

It's not cheap nor worth it IMO but here ya go:

http://xim3.com/

Thanks a lot ... Why do you say you think its not worth it? Some problems you know of?
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post #104 of 122
Accessibility and price is what did it for me.

My PC is always on so firing up a quick game is easy, whereas to play on my console requires changing inputs and turning it on before I can play. It's a small step but.........

The other thing is price. PC games are just much cheaper due to sales and whatnot, which doesn't happen much in the console world.
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I changed becuase of the community and being able to build a system and call it your's and see other peoples systems to see what they had and talk about it why would I waste $200 on a plastic box aka the console. Now I'm not going to say all people who play console are stupid but all the people who I know that play console are so stupid and don't know whats going on in the world.
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I couldn't afford another console and console games which were much higher than PC games. After the dreamcast died I found myself in direct need of a PC but not so much in need of a console so it just made sense to me to try gaming on the same machine I was planning to do my work on. I did get another console a few years later but there was a few years in my life that I only played pc games because the console was too expensive. Didn't take me long to enjoy the keyboard and mouse combo more than controllers.
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post #107 of 122
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The title pretty much says it all. What ultimately made you switch to PC gaming?

Not really sure. I was playing PC games in the good old shareware days. Doom is the first game that I really remember playing fondly (and giving me nightmares). I think I was bred a PC gamer. I always loved computers, not just in terms of gaming. I've owned various consoles and while I don't own any right now, it could change. I'm always open.
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Wing Commander and DOOM. The last console system I played regularly was a SNES and I've never looked back.
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I've been doing this for 15 years.
First GPU I installed was a Voodoo Banshee.

I will die with a GPU in my hand.
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immersion in terms of graphics and other technical aspects (physx, dx11 .. etc.) but also that i've always enjoyed having custom pc. I rmbr my first desktop was bought from store, pre build gateway. but then i learned how to build custom pc and never looked back. it's nice to know you have very nice, new, somewhat high end hardware, and that you can replace it whenever you want to get even more performance. but i still play consoles for certain games - halo and fifa xbox live and uncharted/god of war/heavy rain/last of us/beyond for ps3.
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