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    Default As a PC gamer, I am realizing the benefits of consoles.

    Consoles just receive significantly more support from developers on regards to triple A titles. Also, most of my friends play on consoles than PC which makes it boring for me to play on the PC side.


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    brb just going to mod the games myself on my PC instead of waiting for devs.

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    The only benefits I see with consoles is that you can run any game for the coming 4-5 years at least.

    Downside is that at the end of that lifecycle, you're running games at about 2FPS.

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    The only benefit of consoles are console exclusive games.

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    Consoles are more common. Honestly out of everyone I know I have one friend that is in to pc gaming, everyone else is either team PlayStation or Microsoft.

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    Consoles get more updates sure.

    Unfortunately, they call it DLC over there, and charge money for it.
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    can't say i really care about either of those things too much.

    what does matter is that pc games are forever, and modding. also they're cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by postrook View Post
    can't say i really care about either of those things too much.

    what does matter is that pc games are forever, and modding. also they're cheaper.
    I remember somewhere here someone posted the difference in sales prices for Sleeping Dogs and of the 3 platforms it was available on, PC was the cheapest, but PS+ users got that game for free (along with many others).

    That small sub you pay for PS+ more than pays for any sale you could get on a game.

    People mod console games too. Been doing it for a while actually.
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    you can buy sleeping dogs on the steam sale for like five dollars, can't you. that's already cheaper than ps+ right there, and unlike ps+, it's not a shitty subscription. those 15 dollars a month or however much it is adds up if yr a poor student like me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by postrook View Post
    you can buy sleeping dogs on the steam sale for like five dollars, can't you. that's already cheaper than ps+ right there, and unlike ps+, it's not a shitty subscription.
    Uh...I got Sleeping Dogs, for free with a sub, along with a number of other popular titles on their rotation system. I got that game a long time ago, way back when it wasn't being sold for what it is now.

    Edit: I got it 6/3/2013 and they were not selling it for cheap on steam then, I believe it was 40-50% off.

    50$ a year for a sub that grants you free games worth more than that total over the duration is not a shitty thing.
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    I got a full year of plus for $30. And have a few years stacked.

    And eh...modding games seems like a novelty at best. I rarely find a game I like enough to want to play more than twice in a row. And the most heavily modded games like gta and skyrim have more than enough content already. My attention span is usually stretched thin by the time I'm done with those games anyway.

    But whatever.

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    When games make the jump to digital only for consoles I'll switch to pc fully. I like having physical discs but its getting phased out. If I have to buy digitally I'll do it at the cheapest place...which is always pc.

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    PC + Nintendo is all you really need. Play the console for the Nintendo exclusives, and PC for rest. And about being able to run all the games for years on consoles, if you purchase a good graphic card you will also be set for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abubakr View Post
    PC + Nintendo is all you really need. Play the console for the Nintendo exclusives, and PC for rest. And about being able to run all the games for years on consoles, if you purchase a good graphic card you will also be set for years.
    Playstation has a number of unique exclusives on it as well; in particular for me would be the NIS, Atlus, Level 5, and even just some of the PSN titles.

    And Nintendo still has a lock on Handheld gaming. They are still doing good against mobile gaming.

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    I got a full year of plus for $30. And have a few years stacked.

    And eh...modding games seems like a novelty at best. I rarely find a game I like enough to want to play more than twice in a row. And the most heavily modded games like gta and skyrim have more than enough content already. My attention span is usually stretched thin by the time I'm done with those games anyway.

    But whatever.

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    When games make the jump to digital only for consoles I'll switch to pc fully. I like having physical discs but its getting phased out. If I have to buy digitally I'll do it at the cheapest place...which is always pc.
    30$? Well damn, that's even better. That's 2.50$ a month for free games and discounts on other games, not to mention a whole bunch of other stuff usefull to PS3/4 users. While I'm messing around I really need to re up mine.

    I feel like this about modding: if there are a bunch things that you have to add or change about game for you to enjoy it, then the original game isn't worth buying in the first place and that's exactly how I felt about Skyrim. There's a difference between people modding out things that ruin gameplay or general bugs, and basically adding a bunch of content you feel has been left out/done better. There are plenty of console games that have tremendous amounts of replay valve as is and I've never felt the need or desire to change how they are in major ways.

    Oh and don't get me wrong, when it comes to multiplatform games that are also on PC, yeah PC is the best when it comes to sales because of Steam (hell I just bought some games off there). But they don't have everything I'm interested in.

    Like I said before, I don't understand the whole console vs PC thing. There's fun stuff on everything so I just get everything.

    Except for Xbox because F#@! Microsoft (they don't have anything I like anyway).
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    PC gaming was set to be the way people game today. However, Microsoft was greedy.
    Rather than backing their existing platform, the PC, they decided to double dip by creating their own console.

    It's stupid. Three consoles later and they've almost come full circle. Consoles now include so many non-gaming features that the selling point of being "optimized for gaming" has almost faded.

    By next gen that trait will most likely be diminished to the point that the only difference will be the format the devices play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerM View Post
    PC gaming was set to be the way people game today. However, Microsoft was greedy.
    Rather than backing their existing platform, the PC, they decided to double dip by creating their own console.

    It's stupid. Three consoles later and they've almost come full circle. Consoles now include so many non-gaming features that the selling point of being "optimized for gaming" has almost faded.

    By next gen that trait will most likely be diminished to the point that the only difference will be the format the devices play.

    Nintendo has pretty much always been focused on putting out strictly a "gaming machine" but people forget that in Sony's case, they actually marketed the Playstation as a more practical approach to a home entertainment system, in every sense of the word. There was a time when even the first Playstation was considered to be a solid CD player on it's own.
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    i also own a ps3 for the exclusives. but i just really hate subscribing to anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abubakr View Post
    PC + Nintendo is all you really need. Play the console for the Nintendo exclusives, and PC for rest. And about being able to run all the games for years on consoles, if you purchase a good graphic card you will also be set for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by postrook View Post
    i also own a ps3 for the exclusives. but i just really hate subscribing to anything.
    Hey, I used to be the same way as you, until I had my eyes opened up by Oister about it. He and a few other members here actually made some posts about it a while back which convinced me to try it out. It's worth it though.
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    Nintendo isn't really evolving much differently. I have a Wii U, there's quite a bit of non gaming features.
    However, my comment wasn't directed toward Nintendo or Sony. Their console evolution has been natural.

    Had Microsoft gotten behind the PC as their "gaming machine" it would have changed things greatly.
    In a time when technology was evolving and things were being consolidated they took a step back.

    To put in perspective the wrongness of what they did lets compare it, hypothetically, to removing the clock from phones in order to sale watches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerM View Post
    Nintendo isn't really evolving much differently. I have a Wii U, there's quite a bit of non gaming features.
    However, my comment wasn't directed toward Nintendo or Sony. Their console evolution has been natural.

    Had Microsoft gotten behind the PC as their "gaming machine" and it would have changed things greatly.
    In a time when technology was evolving and things were being consolidated they took a step back.

    To put in perspective the wrongness of what they did lets compare it, hypothetically, to removing the clock from phones in order to sale watches.
    What I hate is that year after year they tell PC Gamers "We're going to support PC more often" but it never happens.
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    The only reason I would ever get a console (PS4) is for Destiny. That's equivalent to $500 just to play a single game because there is nothing on PS4 that interests me.

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