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Because pc has nVidia Surround = 3x fov 3x more immersive compared to crapsole.

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Because PC has Eyefinity = 3x FOV, 3x more immersive compared to console and with only 1 GPU.
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Surely it makes most sense to be a pc AND console gamer? That's how it is for me. You don't need to get everything at the one time and since the life of a console is generally 5 - 6 years, that isn't really an excuse.

Why restrict yourself to one thing? Variety is the spice of life. But if it comes down to a choice of which to get first, of course pc would have to win.
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  • Better graphics
  • Graphical customisation
  • Software mods/console based game modifications
  • Higher resolution
  • Higher FPS/stable FPS
  • Cheaper games
  • Steam
  • Community
  • Better quality games in general (CS:S > CoD)

    ...and last but not least and certainly the most important factor;

  • Mouse and freakin keyboard
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We always used to play 8 player Fifa at my student house. 4 people on each console, both on different sides. That was amazing fun and something that we could not do on PC.
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Why restrict yourself to one thing? Variety is the spice of life.
I pretty much agree with this. I'd rather own both and have the best of both worlds.

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...and last but not least and certainly the most important factor;


*Mouse and freakin keyboard
Out of everything a PC offers this is the last thing I find important.

Actually with most games I buy I check to see if I can use a control pad, lol.
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Out of everything a PC offers this is the last thing I find important.

Actually with most games I buy I check to see if I can use a control pad, lol.
What kind of games do you play? The control pad only works well for racing and some third person shooters. Everything else is quite better on M + KB
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What kind of games do you play? The control pad only works well for racing and some third person shooters. Everything else is quite better on M + KB
I play all sorts of games, from FPS to RPG's. Examples of games in my library are UT2004 and UT3, AvP, AION, Guild Wars, Global Agenda, Blood Bowl, Eve, Splinter Cell, Test Drive Unlimited, Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2, Half Life 2, Dragon Age 2, Sacred 2, Torchlight, Stalker, among others. I find control pads much more comfortable to use. In general I'll use mouse and keyboard for MMOs and RPGs where hotkey shortcuts come in handy.

While no pro I handle myself well enough with a control pad to not get slaughtered all the time. I'm actually worse with a mouse and keyboard when playing shooters actually, lol.

It's simply a matter of preference. I'm happy enough using it and wont get pushed into using anything different just because a majority think otherwise.
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I play all sorts of games, from FPS to RPG's. Examples of games in my library are UT2004 and UT3, AvP, AION, Guild Wars, Global Agenda, Blood Bowl, Eve, Splinter Cell, Test Drive Unlimited, among others. I find control pads much more comfortable to use. In general I'll use mouse and keyboard for MMOs and RPGs where hotkey shortcuts come in handy.

It's simply a matter of preference. While no pro I handle myself well enough with a control pad to not get slaughtered all the time.

I'm actually worse with a mouse and keyboard when playing shooters actually, lol.
Hmm. I do think you should at least try to get better with mouse and keyboard. After a while, it gets so natural that control pads will feel bizarre.

But preference is preference.
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Hmm. I do think you should at least try to get better with mouse and keyboard. After a while, it gets so natural that control pads will feel bizarre.

But preference is preference.
I played Guild Wars since beta with mouse and keyboard. It's not like I can't use it, or that I've never given mouse and keyboard a chance. I just don't like using it over a control pad where I have the choice. Especially when I can just sit back and put my feet up while playing.

I don't play to be the best, I play to have fun. As long as I achieve that then I'm happy.
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I played Guild Wars since beta with mouse and keyboard. It's not like I can't use it, or that I've never given mouse and keyboard a chance. I just don't like using it over a control pad where I have the choice. Especially when I can just sit back and put my feet up while playing.
Oh well that's one pro of the controller.
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