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It all started with CS:1.5!

I had a bunch of my friends who were brought into the PC crowd by their dad who used to play. I sat over at their house a few times, and finally conjured up the cash to go buy it. I loved the feeling of mouse and keyboard, and being submerged infront of the screen.
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Counter Strike Source when it came out.
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Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post

LOVE this analogy. My PC is also a workhorse. Its built to do everything. Music player, home computer, photo editor, bluray player, 3D CAD workstation, word processor, music editor, movie maker, bench marker, internet surfer, HTPC, business computer, homework computer, online shopper, folk art(case mods), graphic design, video game player, etc. Can't do all that on a console. And what you can do I can do better. biggrin.gif

Yup. In the end, it's about Choice, and Freedom of Choice. The more to choose from, the better.

It'll be a sad day if that choice is lost. That, among other things, is the real benefit of the PC platform.


Plus, modding games is cool.


"Modern" consoles have little appeal to me. Because as they grow more complex in terms of functionality, they also include more bugs, and because it's a (mostly) closed platform, you're at the mercy of the manufacturer to fix it. So in that situation, all you can do is twiddle your thumbs.

Considering the number of hardware failures, bugs and server downtimes with this gen, thats alot of time sitting doing nothing that you could've otherwise spent trying to fix it yourself.

To me, a real console is Nintendo 64 period and earlier. Nintendo's the only manufacturer who, imo, have kept to the real "console" traditions. So while Nintendo focuses on making their gaming experiences unique (with unique I/O Hardware) other developers appear to be leaning towards Media Center style, simplified PC's. And anything they can do, my *real* PC can do better.
Edited by Thingamajig - 2/1/13 at 6:58pm
post #94 of 122

My Atari 2600 seemed under powered and didn't offer any of the flexibility of the Commodore 64. Nicer games, programming, hacking, primitive internet - so much fun! 


Edited by Fletcher Carnaby - 2/1/13 at 7:22pm
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post #95 of 122
Consoles have no online games worth playing.... Cod this Cod that..

PC has tons of online games that are populated with tons of people and there not just shooters (or should I say shooter?)

Other then a way way larger game selection (multiplayer ones)

You can do everything on a PC not just limited to gaming.
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post #96 of 122
I didnt switch.
I grew up doing it. thumb.gif
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When i saw what kind of graphics and sound you can get from playing on a PC i instantly jumped ship. I still play my Xbox for games like COD and HALO since it is not to big on PC.
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I number of reasons> I had always loved using computers and building one seemed cool. Then I looked into it and saw all the awesome stuff you could do with a gaming computer and how awesome games looked. Not to mention I wanted to make all of my friends jealous, which succeeded thumb.gif
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I started on the PC and ill die a PC'er.
Grew up playing UT99, Quake, Doom, MS Flight simulator, C&C, Freespace, Delta Force, and many others when I was 8(now 20 almost 21).
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post #100 of 122
I've never owned a console, I never could get used to the lack of control on consoles any time I tried. Keyboard and mouse just seems much more natural.
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