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Mouse: Accuracy, too good of accuracy if I may say. I never held a gun before but I doubt most ppl would be accurate as they are with a gun as they are with pointing and click. tongue.gif

Disadvantage: My mouse doesn't vibrate which gets me into the game person.

Keyboard controls feel kind of weird to me even tho I've been using a keyboard my entire life. Used to play math blasters or whatever it was called on the keyboard back in 1992-1993 when I was much younger.





Controller:
Vibrations and trigger buttons that feel like you are in the game a bit more.

Disadvantage: Alot harder to aim than it is with a mouse.



I'm that oddball on here who does pc gaming mostly with controllers. And I know some of you despise pc gaming on first person shooters with a controller.
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post #2 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone;12770832 
Disadvantage: Alot harder to aim than it is with a mouse.

I find it harder to aim with a mouse than a control pad, lol.
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I'm that oddball on here who does pc gaming mostly with controllers. And I know some of you despise pc gaming on first person shooters with a controller.

You're not the only one. Nothing odd about having your own personal preference. Screw what anyone else thinks. As long as you're enjoying yourself that's all that matters.
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Originally Posted by Lifeshield;12770884 
As long as you're enjoying yourself that's all that matters.

Most important aspect of gaming almost everyone tends to forget cool.gif
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As long as you enjoy the game, it doesn't matter what you use. If using a controller is more comfortable that use it!

Only thing I hate about controllers is the lack of functions, which is why you can't remap your controls on most console games. With your keyboard you can remap every funtion in the game to whatever key on your system......
    
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After playing console for years I've noticed that my accuracy shot through the roof when I changed to PC.
The only thing that you benefit from the controller is that you can sit on your couch and it's better for racing games.
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Benefit of mouse + keyboard is you don't have auto aim on so you are actually achieving something.

With a controller for a console game you just had auto aim since your aim is so terrible the game needs to help you. It would be like a regular person competing in the special olypmpics.

I'm still waiting for the day we can play FPS games against console users, sadly, this may never happen :

http://www.gamertell.com/gaming/comment/average-pc-gamers-are-better-than-expert-xbox-360-gamers/
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aiming with a gun is harder than some may think, I tried a air gun on long distance, not that easy ...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp;12771233 
Benefit of mouse + keyboard is you don't have auto aim on so you are actually achieving something.

With a controller for a console game you just had auto aim since your aim is so terrible the game needs to help you. It would be like a regular person competing in the special olypmpics.

I'm still waiting for the day we can play FPS games against console users, sadly, this may never happen :

http://www.gamertell.com/gaming/comment/average-pc-gamers-are-better-than-expert-xbox-360-gamers/

This is a thread about PC gamers who use control pads, not console gamers.

Please don't confuse the two.

As for the story I've heard that spun in so many different ways I find it hard to believe any of it. Having happily played both console and PC for many years I can say with good experience that the very best of console vs the average of PC is an extremely exaggerated story at best.

I'm an average PC player (with a mouse), I'm willing to bet some of the best of the best on consoles would absolutely destroy me. That pretty much screws that story up the butt sideways. smile.gif
Edited by Lifeshield - 3/17/11 at 4:51pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pendulum;12771154 
After playing console for years I've noticed that my accuracy shot through the roof when I changed to PC.
The only thing that you benefit from the controller is that you can sit on your couch and it's better for racing games.
But if you have a steering wheel the debate between gamepad/keyboard is useless
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lifeshield;12771490 
Please don't confuse the two.

Well I don't see how it is still any different. You WILL suck more using a controller than a keyboard and mouse unless you have some defect or something I guess.
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