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After playing Xbox for 10 years and only recently in the last 2 years getting into PC games, I came to notice one thing. I suck at video games and I could school anyone on a controller with a mouse. This became apparent when playing the single player portion of Far Cry 3. At first I was playing it on my Xbox 360. I hated it because the controls were too hard. Last week I decided maybe that I would get it on PC and see how it played there. I am amazing at it now. I like to earn an extra 1000 XP by taking outposts undetected. I do this by finding a perch, crouching, and getting headshots. Sometimes I throw grenades and molotovs into the area for some chaos but that is only so I can bring them out of cover to snipe them. I was horrible at COD on Xbox, but when I play BF4 for PC, I am amazing.

I don't really have a point to this post. I guess I am just here to tell people how amazing I am at PC games compared to Xbox 360 games.
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When I had my PS3, I was getting 30+ kills no dead COD4. I was really good like 6 KD if I recall. PS3 died (right after I purchased COD4 sequel). Shortly after I switched to PC and bought COD again but I was so bad, I couldn't enjoy it. I would hardly get 2-3 kills in a row.
Even a year later, when I was playing with my friend on their PS3/Xbox I was raping them hard but PC felt like it wasn't intuitive.
I have to mention I never played sniper (and it does suck on console with a controller).

Could be because even the best console player is still a noob compared to a PC gamer tongue.gif
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I have to agree with the post above. In 2007 I used to be amazing at CoD4 S&D on PS3. I would be the last one left and get all 6 kills tons of times. That was when I was like 12. I'm not as good now. frown.gif

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I'm above average on Console and PC. But, my Console self doesn't wan't any part playing against my PC self.
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I wish there were more cross-platform multiplayer shooters just so we can silence any doubters. Most gamers have had the same experience as you. KB+M wins any day of the week, and not even just for shooters. Having a mouse to control where you look makes platforming more accurate in games, having extra keys helps with functionality so much (hotkeys). I only use a controller for racing games.
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I can't even watch "let's play" videos where the player is using a gamepad - it's downright painful to watch, even the ones who think they're good with the controller/have been using it predominantly.

It's true that some people become impressively skilled at using gamepads. It's fascinating to watch the strategies they use to try and overcome the handicap. But they're only skilled by gamepad standards, and there's a certain futility about that.
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This is the best thing I've done with a controller.

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The guy was sprinting and zig-zagging on speed mode too. 10x zoom... the reticle doesn't really help in guessing the distance though.
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