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I play my 360 and PS3 at my desk along with my pc games, comfort is never an issue. However yes boredom can set in, I think it has to deal with the fact that on a PC you can do whatever you want all while playing your chosen game.

Want to search the net and check your mail while playing CoD? you can do that [ Makes it easier for me due to multiple monitors so console on one,pc on the others ]. Consoles do not offer that, hence the use of Ipod touch or the use of your smart phone while you play. Makes it a little easier on a console. I can also say that console games to not feel as deep as a PC game. Maybe because you had to pick up a new gpu to play whatsitcalled. feels more personal in a weird way. All the parts decisions, the shipping,the actual build you know what I mean? just feels more personal.

as for PC gaming remaining more superior? 150 Million PS2's sold, 47 Million PS3's and even more Xbox 360's. The average home does not have a rig solid enough to even play GTA IV. Which is superior? who cares..what you enjoy is what matters just not to anyone else.
Building a PC to game has that personal touch.
And besides, for people who don't have smartphones...
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I grew up on consoles and didn't have my own gaming PC until early 2005. Since then I've been balancing them pretty well. The types of games I prefer (JRPGs, action-adventure, etc.) have always been few and far between on PC, so I still find myself leaning towards consoles.

I'm also not really concerned about graphics. PS3 and Xbox 360 games look gorgeous to me, as do the 10-25 year old games that I play on a weekly basis. Gameplay is and always will be the reason I play a game.

Of course, I love my PC and wouldn't wanna go without it any more than a console. They don't feel any different to me. A good game is a good game, regardless of platform.
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there's no tweaking or system building or overclocking or benching involved.
I disagree. While I do very much support graphic tweaking, I think both Nvidia and ATI, and while we're at it, Intel and AMD as well, should do something about their product naming. This is by far the most confusing part of the PC platform. With consoles, it's dead simple - nowadays the choices are: Xbox360, Wii, PS3, you don't have to worry about anything else. Just buy the game, pop it in the tray and voila. With pcs, on the other hand, it's a whole different story. I don't mind it THAT much, personally, but your average gamer doesn't really want to figure out all that stuff - how much ram to get, what cpu, what gpu, etc., etc.

Would be nice if somebody made a standardized performance control of some sort, like an app that benches and gives a grade to your rig (3dmark, basically), but the crucial difference is, you print several of these marks on the game's box. So for low/medium performance you gotta have a grade of 1000, for medium/high - 2000, for ultra - 3000+. It would make much more sense to people who don't bother about educating themselves about computers. They just to to the shop, ask a 2000 mark rig, and there you go.
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I disagree. While I do very much support graphic tweaking, I think both Nvidia and ATI, and while we're at it, Intel and AMD as well, should do something about their product naming.
AMD owns ATI

Kind of agree with that but most of the retail stores around me sell old hardware at ridiculous prices which probably prevents most people from actually building their own computer.
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Kind of agree with that but most of the retail stores around me sell old hardware at ridiculous prices which probably prevents most people from actually building their own computer.
Yeah, this is a major reason why people think PC is an expensive platform. I see stores that still sell Pentium Dual Cores and old video cards like 9800/8800 for pretty steep prices. That's why a universal benchmarking tool of some sort will be immensely useful - people who aren't tech-savvy wouldn't be ripped off by a greedy store/chain.

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AMD owns ATI
I just can't bring myself to say AMD Radeon. Sounds extremely weird.
Edited by nielsbohr - 2/18/11 at 6:18pm
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Yeah, the fact that it's hard to easily judge graphics cards by numbers is an issue. That's why they're all pointlessly adding a bunch of memory on, so they can make themselves stand out.

It might be nice if there were some universal, reliable benchmarking standard that actually reflected general game performance. Then, you could slap a simplistic score sticker on the package, ie "UltraScore: 4.3 (can play most games on medium settings)"
Alternatively, the back of the package could list out some framerates in popular games at certain resolutions/settings, so someone can know exactly what to go for.
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had an elite. realized that my c2d was better then than my 360 elite. lol.
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I own all three.
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Bought my ps3 mostly just for bluray. I cant stand to play FPS's on it, but in games like God of War3 controller works great.
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