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post #1 of 156 (permalink) Old 11-10-2009, 01:39 AM - Thread Starter
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I just got a PS3 (mainly for Blu-ray) and don't think I'll be coming back to the PC except for exclusive games. Reason? Well 2nd hand games are easier to come by and it's more social and well...it just seems like it's unlikely games are going to be much better on the PC anymore.

Does anyone else feel the same way these days?

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I have an Xbox 360 an although I don't like controllers I could get used to them but the one thing I could not get used to on the 360 is the resolution they play at! An that is why I will always be a pc gamer!

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post #3 of 156 (permalink) Old 11-10-2009, 01:43 AM
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Can I have your 9550 then?

Me, I have a console and a computer, and i prefer the computer. I like the hardware aspects, and I like problem solving. I don't normally buy brand new AAA titles (my most recent purchase was Mass Effect 2 off steam for $9.99), and I tend to stick with certain games for a fair while. Only downside for me is that the hardware is more expensive, but I view it as a hobby, not a recreation.
I suppose that's actually the core difference between PC and console gamers.

Consoles are a means to an end. PCs are a journey.

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Just to be annoying, I'm going to disagree.

I live near a games store (happens to be EB, I'm in Aus btw) and I can easily pick up cheap games for $20AUD.
Not only that, but most PC games will be coming out with better graphics - DX11, people.
Also, I think while Halo has maybe the biggest multiplayer community ever, the popularity of PCs means the internet gaming population is growing fast, especially with the increase of good multiplayer in games (I know from exp. GTA4 is great).

In fact I'm selling all my consoles =)
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Why would you ditch the pc cause you have a console? Console versions of games are always poorer and even second hand are around the same price as the pc version.

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Nope. I love me some PC gaming. Im a PC gamer for life.

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Why would you ditch the pc cause you have a console? Console versions of games are always poorer and even second hand are around the same price as the pc version.
Because consoles are easier.

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Nope. I love me some PC gaming. Im a PC gamer for life.
Same here, I came from consoles to full-time PC Gamer

Although there is a good point made, that console games are more "Social" online and offline.
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Same here, I came from consoles to full-time PC Gamer

Although there is a good point made, that console games are more "Social" online and offline.
Yeah the only reason I would buy a newer console is to play with my girl.

She just cannot master PC gaming. Hell, she cant even start doing the basics. With FPS she ends up stuck on a wall face first every time every second. :/

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I wouldn't say they're easier when the 2 xboxs I bought got RROD within 6 months. I've since given up on consoles and have 60 unplayable 360 games to my left Consoles lifespans are unreliable. When a new one comes out, your current one is useless. PC's just go on and on

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