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For a long time I played both on console and PC.

My gaming history goes about like this:

NES
Playstation
First PC: 200MHZ pentium + voodoo 3d accelerator
PS2
Second PC: Athlon XP +3200 + FX5500
Xbox

Now this was when the Xbox 360 came out. I was so looking forward to the promised HD consoles but when I played the 360 and later the PS3 in a store I was very disappointed in the way games looked. Seeing as I had played FarCry and HL2 on my old PC I could not believe the amount of aliasing the console games had. To me it just did not seam that good after 1024x756 with x2-4 MSAA. Granted it was not really the consoles fault but a choice made by the developers to properties other things over resolution and AA.

Anyway that's when I decided to save up for a new PC instead and became a PC only gamer.
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Another person whose played and owned a number of consoles. Last console bought was ps3 and had it for around 3months . . .SOLD! I LOVE eye candy and HUGE FPS fan, which dominates on pc, keyboard and mouse setup. Thanks! If i think about it , it could be from what i saw on my buddies pc with his two 8800gts sli. Wow i was blown away with the graphics on COD and Command And Conquar. That marked my goal of pc gaming and s0o it began. . I tell everyone It's not expensive, its simply called a Investment ( Gaming PC )
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I switched to PC gaming for the MMOs and LoL
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Scorpion49 View Post

I resent the implication that everyone played consoles first and graduated into PC's later. tongue.gif

why resent ? is it implying something ?
care to explain ?

well
i choose PC because i can upgrade part by part.
tinkering the case
overclocking
the best part of buying a pc is ensembling until it can run.
for the game part the 1st time i played MMO is on PC and i love the interaction between players.
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post #26 of 122
I was always a fan for PC gaming.

Mouse and Keyboard - More control

MODS!!! - I love me a well modded game! (Skyrim anyone?biggrin.gif)

In general a more mature spectrum.

Graphics. Yes I admit... I'm an eye candy junkie.

Every once in a while I cheat on my PC though... but only in titles which are console only, like the Metal Gear Series, or God of War.
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got fed up with getting rrd on xbox and 360 and i could build a basic pc for less than the cost off a new ps3
    
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post #28 of 122
I've always gamed on PC, all the way back to the MS-DOS days. I never really found any joy in console gaming. The graphics were never really up to my standards, there is a lot more customization with PC altogether, and it combines my hobbies of learning about computers and gaming. The sheer power of PC is really what makes me stick with it, I love powerful computers and gaming is something that utilizes it. I learn more about computers everyday and plan to go to college for network engineering so I'm around them constantly, did I really ever have the opportunity to become a console gamer?

Edit: I'm also a hack-and-slash addict, and I find that there is a lack of role playing games on consoles... let alone hack-and-slash in particular. Diablo 3 and Torchlight 2 are probably my favourite games.
post #29 of 122
I went from an Xbox 360, to a PC.

I made the switch because I wanted to be able to do everything on one system, listen to music, play games, browse the internet and other things.

I much prefer to play with a mouse and keyboard, apart from in racing games.

I like that I can further my PC, upgrade it, mod it, make it look prettier. The possibilities are endless, making it a very good (though expensive) hobby. smile.gif
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I have almost always been in PC gaming really. it all started out on my parents pentium for with an ati x2600 (i think) which in the end, became really slow because of all the tweaks i was applying to make it faster as a ten year old tongue.gif

At the time, i also had an N64 (which still get used from time to time) and a PS1.

Then i got a pc of my own, which was fast enough to support GTA: San Andreas ENB series, from when on i also started caring about graphics.
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