June 18th, 2009, 07:34 PM #1
Decided to start a thread in regards to a few things that have crossed my mind recently.
1: Do you guys prefer a game system or a PC as a platform? Seems to me that a game system has a lot of advantages in terms of hardware, but by virtue of it's design kinda eliminates some games from its library(RTS particularly it seems)
Well... I guess that is all that has crossed my mind. Any thoughts on PC gaming and whether it's going the way of the dinosaur?
OH! And I re-installed Sins of a Solar Empire. Fun.
June 19th, 2009, 10:32 AM #2
It depends on the game... I prefer Team Fortress 2 on PC better than PS3... I prefer COD:WAW and Modern Warfare on the PS3 than on the PC... For me it really all depends on the game.
June 19th, 2009, 10:48 AM #3
I almost always prefer games on the PC, especially fps games - the mouse control is so much tighter than any game controller.
the consoles do a better job with action sports games and racing games.
June 19th, 2009, 11:19 AM #4
Action/sports games on the console, FPS, racing/flying sims on the PC, as I don't think true sims even exist on the console.
June 19th, 2009, 01:01 PM #5
Mouse control is definitely better on the PC for FPS, but I prefer the convenience of knowing that if I go out and buy a game for my xbox/PS3/Wii, it WILL run on my console without question. No driver updates, video card upgrades, etc. There's nothing more annoying than buying a game and not being able to play it without dropping another couple hundred bucks and an a few hours of your time.
June 19th, 2009, 06:34 PM #6
Both, but I tend to gravitate more toward the consoles unless the game is PC-exclusive.
June 19th, 2009, 08:00 PM #7
This is what is pushing me to sock away a few hundred for a system. I bought Fallout 3, by the specs I can play it, but there are stretches of it that are so choppy and frustrating. I'm sure they look incredible too.
Originally Posted by Bandit
June 20th, 2009, 07:56 AM #8
The Sims just sold 1.4 million copies in it's first week, so I wouldn't say PC gaming is dead by a long shot.
As Bandit said, PC's can get annoying if you are not upgraded for your gaming tastes.
However, that being said, the PC gaming community has an unmatched modding community! Even when the developers "break" a game or release a version with tons of bugs, the modding community is right there for you, even going so far as to release "unofficial" patches when the company won't.
The community also mods some of our favorite games and extends their replayability many, many times. For example, I believe I was completely finished with Modern Warfare, then the PC community released a Desert combat mod which restored my interest in the game and playing again online multiplayer. Add to that the DLC is usually FREE on PC.
Want to get new stuff for your favorite old games on PC, check here:
(check the left column for the game of choice)
PC games definitely have their upside, but for MP drop-in/drop-out gaming, the consoles have the edge.
Last edited by PPharoah; June 20th, 2009 at 07:59 AM.
June 20th, 2009, 10:48 AM #9
What is considered to be the greatest baseball game ever...MVP Baseball 2005...lives on thanks to an extensive PC-modding community. It's an old game, but good luck finding cheap copies.
The worst thing about PC gaming isn't the hardware requirements, it's the f***in' elitist, snobby, anti-console PC crowd.
June 20th, 2009, 11:28 AM #10
My roommates just bought Sims 3, having enjoyed Sims 2 for a while. When they got home, they installed it on the desktop computer and WHOOPS... need a new video card. Sooooo... a trip to Fry's and $60 later, I cracked the computer open and installed the card. After a few hours of me screwing around trying to get the video card set up, they were finally enjoying their new game.
Originally Posted by PPharoah
Personally I've always enjoyed PC gaming and never been a big fan of game consoles. I only recently bought an XBox 360. I can do a LOT more with my laptop than play games. But game consoles are limited to little more than just that. However they have been making advancements. I'm interested in seeing where Project Natal goes.