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I still use both consoles and pc.While PC games usually have better graphics and lets you customize what you play, it just doesn't have enough of the types of games I like. Consoles do.
I use my pc for the multiplatform games, and my consoles for the exclusives and multiplayer.
    
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I actually started on pc's would always go to my parent's work and they had windows 3.11 and I fell in love with Chips Challenge, rodents revenge and skifree. Eventually got a sega, but that broke, and my parents werent going to buy another. So I got a computer I think I was in the 8th grade, bank of america would give away their old computers to students that wanted them or w/e so I took one. I was stoked it was a free system, bought madden 01 and a controller and it ran pretty well, also used my brothers broodwars copy.

Ended up with a brand new computer I think it was christmas 03, bought madden 04 on sale and call of duty
Then 360 came out I got one (think it was the 1st console i got within a year of it's release) and fell in love with it, besides a few matches of bf2 and united offensive here and there, and the pc madden league I was in, I was devoted to the 360 until starcraft 2 came out went back to pc and haven't look back with League of Legends and steam to bide my time, my consoles are dust collectors now, I used to use the ps3 for netflix but it doesnt even work.
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I never really switched. My dad was an "early adopter" kind of guy and we always had computers in the house. My older brother would get games on floppy disk like commander keen and nemesis.

Since then, I have always had a PC to game on, even if it was not always something that could be considered a "gaming PC". Then again, to play day of the tentacles or Sim City, there was no requirement to have a monster rig in those days anyway.

Nowadays, the main draw is FPS. It is my preferred genre, and it is just much, much more fun to me on mouse and keyboard.
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I've been a computer gamer since I ever touch Apple II snake game. Does that count?

 
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Back in the day, my first foray into PC gaming was Star Wars: Knights of the old republic which we all know as the precursor engine to mass effect. now this game was seriously awesome for its time. I purchased my first proprietary graphics card just for this purpose. it was PCI (ROFL)...

A little while later I had some friends in college that could play multiplayer on halo CE in the dorm network, and I thought that was pretty awesome.

still clung onto xbox for halo.. xbox live rolled out... had a great time with that including having a 4 man slayer team that practiced together and we were quite good if im honest. If anyone remembers the ranking system on halo2 we were level 50 team slayer, just saying.

fast forward to college, I built myself a rig for the sole purpose of seeing this fabled, ubiquitous Crysis first hand. this was just after the ATI 4870 had just come out and the drivers were well... ok... I pulled like 30fps average with some low, some medium settings.. then I overclocked my phenom II for the first time to gain fps in that game, and it worked great! was able to run all medium and like ONE high setting lol. at that point I was hooked! also this was that same timeframe that I discovered UT3 was an amazing LAN game, also started playing HL2: DM which is still a blast,

Now, the sky's the limit. our generation is seriously lucky being able to experience first hand the progression from NES (my first console) up to todays modular powerhouse desktop computers. PC gaming really is the master race (no racial) biggrin.gif
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post #118 of 122
I originally had a PlayStation 3, but then later bought an Xbox 360 because that's what all my friends had, and played games on together. Most of them stopped playing, and I kept having to play by myself. I ended up getting so addicted to playing, that I wanted to have the best experience playing. I noticed the mods/customization of PC games, and also the increased graphics, and finally, seeing the prices of the games during the Steam sales made me do it. I had the money, so I put a few thousand into building a gaming PC and that's what I've been using ever since. And I'll never go back.
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I've always been a gamer I started when I was around 6 or 7, the golden 8-bit era and moved up each next gen console from there on up. And of course too back then arcades were popular and practically everywhere, I've had my fair share of Street Fighter II hustling and 25 cent tutorials of how to do the Guile throw freeze glitch. But I didn't get into PC gaming until four years ago when I bought a pathetic HP Presario desktop from Bestbuy. Shortly after getting that piece of crap HP desktop I found out about Crysis and how insane the graphics were that I became obsessed with being able to actually play the game. I then went through the trials and errors of being a total noob upgrading a prebuilt. First came the 2gb's of ram since the HP only had 1gb and 32bit Vista, then came some awful no name graphics card that I bought from ebay (I got ripped off of course). After that I started the forum lurking, jumping from site to site researching and asking the noob questions which eventually led to OCN and a rig that could decently play Crysis at 1440x900 resolution and low settings/med settings. Of course being the noob that I was I always played at max settings enjoying the awesome graphics at a whopping max 20 frames lol. So to make my long winded answer even more long winded, it's Crysis that made me switch to PC gaming.
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I started on PC - I can't remember if it was the Windows 3.1 machine or the Windows 95 machine. I played a lot of ZZT (Dos game). My brother had an Amstrad which I tried a few times. I can't even remember it though. Eventually I moved on to the SNES and Mega Drive (Sega Genesis) as that's what was popular and I liked platformers. Then I moved back to PC for games like Civilization II and Command and Conquer. I spent a lot of time on consoles after that for RPG games (Final Fantasy, Grandia, Kingdom Hearts, Disgaea, etc) and later FPS games (Halo, etc) and others.

These days I've been coming back to PC as I left my XBox 360/PS3 games back in my home country and have picked up a lot of the cheaper games on Steam/Origin in the sales. I do feel like it's easier to find decent people to play with too via forums/etc. They have that for consoles too, but it seems more common for PC gaming (in my opinion). I do miss using a controller at times for FPS games or other games with aiming, but I guess I just need to practice. tongue.gif It also helps that my friends have XBox 360s and PCs and the subscription model of XBox Live has driven me away, as I might play once/twice a week depending on when friends are free.
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