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Old 04-01-11, 11:39 PM   #1
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Default 12 Ways Console Games are Hurting PC Games

Obvious information but I think it says what all of us PC gamers are saying. Good read:

http://kotaku.com/#!5788122/12-ways-...ting-pc-gaming
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Old 04-01-11, 11:47 PM   #2
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All true but developers don't care one bit and it shows.
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Old 04-02-11, 12:01 AM   #3
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If you don't like it, start your own company. All you guys do is cry about consoles.
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Old 04-02-11, 12:01 AM   #4
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All true but developers don't care one bit and it shows.
Agreed. I've been playing back through games like GTA4 and it just pissed me off how horribly the game was coded/developed. Even with my rig and the fact that all settings were on f'n low, it still runs like CRAP. Not only that but I have to deal with keeping the disc in my DVD drive and GFWL. Finally, what sweetens the deal is that GFWL crashes GTA4 on startup. I have to keep running it until it runs through the intro of the game just to play.

The complication of things and the major let downs almost makes me NOT want to upgrade my rig or buy any new PC games. Even with Steam leading the way IMO, devs are going to be the death of PC gaming at some point. If not, we as PC gamers will eventually get used to crappy ports and just have to deal with it. Maybe some indie devs will rise up . . maybe . .
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Old 04-02-11, 12:20 AM   #5
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I will argue that console gaming is the best thing to happen to PC gaming

Console gaming has dramatically increased the gaming market. More money = more developers developing games. I remember a time when I could buy and play every PC game I wanted. Today there are too many for me to handle. I'm just playing Mass Effect 2 now.

The kind of production value that goes into some of these games wouldn't be possible without this larger market that consoles have created.

I own all the consoles I want but as a PC gamer I get to play many console titles at higher res and better frame rates and with better controls (m&k) than console gamers.

I just wish I were 13 right now with all the time in the world to play games. It's really a great time for gaming.

I guess "The Men Who Stare at Textures" are not happy
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Old 04-02-11, 12:39 AM   #6
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MS killing PC Gaming.
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Old 04-02-11, 07:35 AM   #7
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PC elitists are killing PC gaming. You dislike one thing and so you refuse to buy the game, and so it sells better on consoles. What do you think they'll take from that data? Screw the PC version.
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Old 04-02-11, 07:50 AM   #8
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I like how games are nowadays. I enjoy gaming on my console very much. Just as much as I do on my PC. The only difference I see is graphics and higher fps on pc.
Mouse+kb vs gamepad is personal taste. I like both.

The point is that current consoles are old. And developers are dragging support for them too long. PC are far way superior techincially. They should either throw new consoles or support the pc again!(best option)
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I'm a traitor to my once loved pc. When I saw my total Newegg Bill on hardware top over $24,000 I am done with pc gaming. I have embraced the lack of control and antialiasing of consoles. If money were no object, the pc would still be my baby. I just can't buy inferior hardware when pc gaming, so I need to control taken from me, hence console games.

At least if the game looks like crap it's not my fault...*sob*
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If you don't like it, start your own company. All you guys do is cry about consoles.
We cry about the porting and why shouldn't our hardware be used better? Consoles are a bigger market, it doesn't mean better games.
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Old 04-02-11, 11:21 AM   #11
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I'm a traitor to my once loved pc. When I saw my total Newegg Bill on hardware top over $24,000 I am done with pc gaming. I have embraced the lack of control and antialiasing of consoles. If money were no object, the pc would still be my baby. I just can't buy inferior hardware when pc gaming, so I need to control taken from me, hence console games.

At least if the game looks like crap it's not my fault...*sob*

Thats a loooot
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Thats a loooot
Newegg is just one vendor I went to. Coulda had a lot of extra change in the bank. I have zero credit card debt, but this was no way to spend "disposable income". One thing the recession has taught me is there is no such thing. I will laugh at anybody that says the phrase "disposable income" to me again. Such a foolish term....born in America. RIP.
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