[Rant] It's no wonder why you folks are so fanatical about PCs 33 replies

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gravy666

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#1 10 years ago

The last couple of weeks I've only played games on my computer. I've gotten fairly skilled with the mouse and keyboard. Now it's pretty common for me to spin around and pwn those pathetic Spies trying to backstab me. Counter-Strike is still a bit out of my league so far, but I'm getting there.

My consoles collect dust. Those loud, overly-restrictive, obsolete, inferior plastic boxes of cheap hardware just don't cut it for me. I hate getting freeze-ups on the Xbox 360 when I open up the dashboard, because the stupid console doesn't even have an entire gigabyte of RAM. The puny single-core CPU is nothing compared to my quad-core. My budget video card can run much higher resolutions than either the 360, PS3, or especially the Wii can produce.

Gamepads don't offer nearly enough precision nor buttons to game properly.It's too bad there isn't any cross-platform play between PCs and consoles, because I'm sure I could teach T-Squared a lesson or two about hardcore gaming.

This near-obsession with PCs that I have has even crossed over into my real life. The coordination required has really, really, really come in handy. Earlier in the arcade today, I tried out Time Crisis 3 again and hardly missed any shots. I beat the entire first stage without getting shot once, making me like Legolas or something. But anyway, I beat the entire game and got the fourth highest score on the machine. It's a nice feeling walking into an arcade, knowing that you're pretty much the best gamer in the room.

Just a few days ago I re-purchased Left 4 Dead and its sequel, but this time off of Steam. I plan to sell my Xbox 360 versions of the games, because the gamepad controls suck, but mostly because the people playing on Xbox Live are total dickheads. One time I tried telling them how to avoid the horde, they though I was bullshitting them. After the horde comes, two of them have about half of their health left and the third guy is already dead. I came out telling them that I told them so, to which they told me to fuck off because I messed them up. Eventually we were rushed by another horde plus a tank, and they all quit the game. In more typical matches, the other people don't have headsets and they all just do their own thing and die alone. I've played with the PC folks, and they definitely display much higher levels of intelligence.

So there's my rant.




kow_ciller

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#2 10 years ago

"Told you"

That is all.




crisissuit3

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#3 10 years ago

I'm the exact opposite of you. Even though I (sort of) love my PC, I just don't play it a lot. Its just that a lot of people my age are big console users and so I mainly play my 360 to play with friends. If I had a few friends who played PC games, I would probably be on it more often.




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#4 10 years ago

I do agree with you for the most part. PCs have a much better feeling to them than consoles, not to mention the graphics are just remarkable on PCs. But PCs do have their downfalls. I mean major, major downfalls. For example. It's much easier popping in the disc and ready to play, or maybe after a few minutes of patching on a console. Rather than on a PC when your waiting an hour+ installing, typing in serials, making an f-ing EA or other bullshit account, patching, googling problems you later find that the patch didn't fix, reading workarounds, finally finding a workaround, trying to get the workaround to work, then back to playing your amazing looking game that you can then later mod as you wish, unlike consoles. :)

So in the end all the bullshit you have to do to play a simple game on the PC is very much worth it for the keyboard/mouse, graphics, mods and cheats.




Authuran

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#5 10 years ago

I play more games on my console then PC, but I still use it for some of my favorites like Battlefield 2 and Counter Strike lol :) I think a console is better for hardcore gamers because everyones got the same difficulty (yes, graphics can make a game harder or easier) and everyones BASICALLY using the same controller, none of these hundreds of dollars high tech mouses and stuff. Also, its easier to play a console game with the reasons l l G l l stated, registering with online accounts, installation, bugs, etc. I much prefer sittin on a couch and looking at the TV while playing rather then having the screen two a foot from my face frying my pupils.

Then again, PC has custom stuff like mouse control, graphics settings and text chat. I love mouse control, that's a huge bonus. Mice are much more precise then analog sticks, and the use of a mouse can make operating under intense games easier, while using a controller just confuses the crap out of me when 20 other guys are shooting at me, missing, and i'm trying to pick up another weapon but failing (modern warfare 2, never again).




Mastershroom Advanced Member

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#6 10 years ago

Authuran;5349569I play more games on my console then PC, but I still use it for some of my favorites like Battlefield 2 and Counter Strike lol :) I think a console is better for hardcore gamers because everyones got the same difficulty (yes, graphics can make a game harder or easier) and everyones BASICALLY using the same controller, none of these hundreds of dollars high tech mouses and stuff. Also, its easier to play a console game with the reasons l l G l l stated, registering with online accounts, installation, bugs, etc. I much prefer sittin on a couch and looking at the TV while playing rather then having the screen two a foot from my face frying my pupils.

Then again, PC has custom stuff like mouse control, graphics settings and text chat. I love mouse control, that's a huge bonus. Mice are much more precise then analog sticks, and the use of a mouse can make operating under intense games easier, while using a controller just confuses the crap out of me when 20 other guys are shooting at me, missing, and i'm trying to pick up another weapon but failing (modern warfare 2, never again).

Any illusion of skill created by the "even ground" of console play is completely removed since they have auto-aim.




kow_ciller

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#7 10 years ago

Authuran;5349569I play more games on my console then PC, but I still use it for some of my favorites like Battlefield 2 and Counter Strike lol :) I think a console is better for hardcore gamers because everyones got the same difficulty (yes, graphics can make a game harder or easier) and everyones BASICALLY using the same controller, none of these hundreds of dollars high tech mouses and stuff. Also, its easier to play a console game with the reasons l l G l l stated, registering with online accounts, installation, bugs, etc. I much prefer sittin on a couch and looking at the TV while playing rather then having the screen two a foot from my face frying my pupils.

Then again, PC has custom stuff like mouse control, graphics settings and text chat. I love mouse control, that's a huge bonus. Mice are much more precise then analog sticks, and the use of a mouse can make operating under intense games easier, while using a controller just confuses the crap out of me when 20 other guys are shooting at me, missing, and i'm trying to pick up another weapon but failing (modern warfare 2, never again).

The only problem with that high-end hardware argument is that the top players usually play with all their details turned down and usually play with cheap keyboards and mice. Expensive peripherals are usually reserved for the masses.

Honestly, console games are heavily made for the masses since its all so easy to do. Nothing to install, no drivers, no anything. Auto-aim included, etc.




>Omen<

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#8 10 years ago
gravy666;5349498The puny single-core CPU is nothing compared to my quad-core.

I'm with you on gamepads sucking and much of the immature crowd playing on LIVE, but you're way off on the CPU bud.

The 360 actually uses an IBM designed tri-core Xenon CPU that is capable of processing two threads per core. The PS3 by comparison has 9 cores, only 7 of which actually handle rendering. The 360 CPU has sufficient cache built in, the PS3, next to none. The PS3 is actually MUCH harder to write for, mostly due to the lack of sufficient cache. And the 360 has one of the easiest to use SDKs of any platform. The 360 is actually the easiest platform to write for of the main 3.

Of course the PC is still the cream of the crop, but it's not just the fact that console titles outsell PC 4.5-1 that we see so many games ported to PC, it's the ease of development.




MrFancypants Forum Administrator

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#9 10 years ago

[COLOR="Black"]I never understood why someone would want to play a FPS game with console controls. And console hardware. And console subscription internet connections.

Those things may be nice for casual gamers but they don't cut it for me. [/COLOR]




Junk angel

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#10 10 years ago

To be honest this console generation completely passed me. When given a console game, I'd more often than not grab for the d-pad than analog sticks. There's just such a better layout with those.

But I agree - the PC rules supreme in this regard. Even with the cheapest peripherals, you're going to have a much better modicum of control than a console can ever grant you.

Most of the time, as long as you aren't on a terrible port, the game will look better and run better as well. And if you feel a need for competitive gaming in FPS. As far as I know, there's virtually three main games. Quake 3 Ut04 Cs 1.6|Css

And all of these virtually run on any hardware of the past . well almost 8 years.