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Originally Posted by TriplePlay;13004530 
Well I like shooters a lot, and I do very much prefer a mouse/keyboard for shooters.

As far as hardware goes, there's not really a reason to pick consoles since they are just basically low-end PCs with limited functionality. However, the standardized hardware does make it easier for developers, which is no doubt why they are lots of attention from devs.

Some games I do prefer a controller though (mostly racing games and some non-shooter action/adventure games), which negates the keyboard/mouse argument for those specific games. I do however have a 360 controller for my PC, which then negates that argument.

Anyway, I bought a console because PS3 has a lot of exclusives that I really wanted. Plus, my parents bought me a laptop for college (as much as I wanted a desktop for gaming, a laptop really is quite useful for college). However, they refuse to support my gaming habits. So, my choice was either to buy an additional gaming PC ($800+) or get a PS3 for $200 (I got a good deal). I went with the PS3, especially since there were several games that I couldn't play on my PC. I'm glad I bought it, I love my PS3. However, I do generally prefer having a PC for gaming, and I absolutely cannot wait for my dad to order my motherboard and CPU sometime this week (hopefully tomorrow!) and I can finally have a respectable gaming rig for once.


I prefer PC gaming, but I absolutely understand console gaming and I am glad I bought a PS3 about three years ago.

so basically easy of use, convenience, and accessibility
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post #22 of 117
pc gaming is cheaper in the long run. Steam makes it so cheap to have a large library of good games. $100 for everything valve has ever made is a great deal. The weekend deals are also fantastic. the spontaneous greatest hits packs are great. I have spent about $400 in games since the beginning of February and have like 70+ tittles to show for it. About 30 of which are really good games. On xbox and ps3 i have spent about the same and only have 16 games to show for it. Plus, no more RROD or YLOD. Better graphics (on most games) and a machine that truly does everything. Yea the pc cost more but a nice $600 pc can work. Just play at medium settings, it will look like a console game anyway. Big box pc's are a rip but local shops usually have better deals.
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post #23 of 117
I picked PC because consoles were never introduced to me before I got interested in PC's.
If you ask me to pick now I would probably have the same decision. The only thing console's have over a PC for me is that most of my friends are console gamers.
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post #24 of 117
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Originally Posted by goobergump;13004468 
I mean some people just enjoy working with computers. Some people hate it. If everyone built their own pcs then dell, hp, etc... would go down the toilet. Not every consumer has the time nor the motivational effort to sit down and learn about this stuff. It's like cars. I know jack squat about cars, I'm pretty sure you could go to the junkyard and rebuild one for 1/10th of the cost of a new one if you knew what you were doing. I choose pc because I grew up with pc gaming. I'm a pc smile.gif
It's free knowledge and free knowledge is gold. People who lives in modern industrialized countries are usually very dependent on their computers, then if it one day fails, why not save yourself the trouble by letting a company fix it using weeks? People lack interest in what is important and/or they depend on. This world would be nothing without a few individuals gathering as much knowledge as possible because they know it's important.


Computers have become important tools in everyday life, then why shouldn't we learn about it? Who knows when some alien might send down a bolt of electric nukeness and all RAM chips falls out of their sockets and everyone suddenly needs their computer fixed which would take 10 seconds to do by themselves.

Yeah, you go figure.
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post #25 of 117
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Originally Posted by xXDarkenSoulXx;13004621 
The only thing console's have over a PC for me is that most of my friends are console gamers.

Unfortunately this is true for me as well; I've had to pick up several multiplayer games for the PS3 instead of PC because most of my friends have a PS3 and a crappy computer. Oh well...
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post #26 of 117
I didn't see this brought up, but unless you host lan parties, consoles are more 'social'. I can bring 3 other friends over and sit down and play on a console.

I prefer gaming on a pc by far but the social aspect and the PS3 exclusives is why I have both.
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post #27 of 117
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Originally Posted by tyuo9980;13004190 

and my rig can do everything much faster than that crapbox or ps3 put together.

Can you watch blu-ray movies on your rig?

By your logic I could buy a PS3/360 and a netbook and spend less then $600. I won't need to worry about wanting to constantly upgrade a pc, won't nerd rage over how consoles are the reason my latest game isn't super perfect, and could invest that extra $200 in the stock market and become rich. It's only logical.
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Ugh. Majorly flawed argument: First, are you going to sit at your desk 24/7? Second, console is easier to be moved around. Fianlly, PCs aren't fashionable anymore tongue.gif
    
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post #29 of 117
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Originally Posted by tyuo9980;13004346 
does the time researching not balance out with the benefits you get with it?

sure but only to a select few people. the mass market of consumers dont want to fix issues with things that they did not cause
    
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post #30 of 117
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Originally Posted by robwadeson;13004864 
Ugh. Majorly flawed argument: First, are you going to sit at your desk 24/7? Second, console is easier to be moved around. Fianlly, PCs aren't fashionable anymore tongue.gif

i dont have to. i can hook up my pc to my tv as well.

since when were consoles a fashion statement?
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