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Old 02-07-2008, 05:07 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Most pc gamers grew up when consoles had nothing compared to pc graphics, and as such have tended to stick to pcs.
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:47 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Keyboard & Mouse
Online Play (Online play is great and free on PC, Xbox 360 costs money, Playstations sucks)
Better FPS, RPG, and Strategy games

Play Counter-Strike on an Xbox and then tell me you don't know why I have a gaming PC.

Plus, my PC ***** slaps any stupid little console.
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Strategy games and RPG's. You can edit everything about RPGs, and add stuff on, which is expanding for the 360, but no individual mods. And strategy simply sucks on console
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Most pc gamers grew up when consoles had nothing compared to pc graphics, and as such have tended to stick to pcs.
hmmm....i dont think "most" tho, maybe some
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we aint all as old as you
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we aint all as old as you
lol i no, lots of teens here
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:59 PM   #37 (permalink)
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we aint all as old as you
In my opinion it wasn't until the last generation of consoles that a pc wasn't just way better. And really I would say this generation is really the first comparable time.
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:57 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I'm on the fence with this one, the reason i would side with PC games over console games is because of online play. I hate xbox live and will never spend money to play a game online.

I would side with console games because i enjoy using a controller over mouse and keyboard and they used to have a lot better single player campaigns, and much better storyline/gameplay then what they do now. i find 9/10 console games are flashy, extremely short, and have no replay value.

But if you look at the price performance side, consoles win, no problems, 400$ xbox vs a 1500-2000$ high end gaming rig? i just really hope Metal Gear 4 blows me away because i am quickly losing faith in my dear consoles
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With PC's you have faster load times. That is what drove me away from alot of the Console games is the super long load times. and plus with a PC you can always upgrade parts if you want to later to play better games.
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everything has been said. A gaming PC offers much more than just a regular console. Of coarse you are paying much more for similar graphics, the experience is much more deep. I think the best to put it and as it was partially said -

Consoles are for people who want to play games and PC's are for people who want to really get into their games. The amount of customization and upgradability that a PC offers is far superior to that of any console and honestly with a gaming PC...gaming itself is only half the fun. The other half is all the other things that go with it such as overclocking/modding/benchmarking/etc.

Basically as another person said, if at the end of the day you really don't know why you spent this much compared to what a console costs then you won't see the glory of having a gaming PC that you can make unique to yourself. Freedom is the key with a pc- and that is why it will always attract the die-hard gamers.
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