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February 21, 2009 4:26:43 PM

THIS ISN"T WHAT YOU THINK!

What types of games (I suppose if you have a console and a PC) do you prefer to play on a console or vice versa.

PC:
Strategy/RTS
FPS

No Prefernece:
RPG's (though I will generally get for the PC for the user made content, it wouldnt kill me to play an rpg on a console)
Action Adventure (GTA, devil may cry etc.)

Console:
Fighters
Sports
racing

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February 21, 2009 6:44:44 PM

i dont really use my console for that much only exclusives that i want to play like Skate2


otherwise i just use my PC since most racing games allow you to use a controller {but nascar is exclusive on the console D:}

plus i like the feeling that i put my computer together with my bare hands and im playing games on it
February 21, 2009 7:09:42 PM

I used to use my Xbox for gaming, though since I upgraded everything in it, I choose PC over console if it's a multi-platform game. Though there are some MPs that I'd get on Xbox over PC...

Racingers (I've got an Xbox wheel)
Fighters (even had to set up my Xbox controller with Mugen, keyboard's too weird for me)

For RPGs I tend to prefer consoles... sure you're missing out on content but if it's a really addictive RPG you're going to be playing late into the night, it's a lot easier to curl up in bed with a wireless controller than with a keyboard/mouse, and playing PC games on a TV from far away just doesn't feel right...
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February 21, 2009 8:27:17 PM

Since I don't have a console I play all my games on the PC which includes:

Strategy/TBS & RTS
FPS
RPG
February 21, 2009 10:24:21 PM

I've got a PS3 & PC with Mirrors Edge and tbh I played the PS3 first thinking it would be a game better suited to a controller and big screen. Played it a few levels and it felt good I liked it.

I then tried it on the PC and wow it's way better. Graphics are better, the keyboard and mouse control instantly felt more natural and I felt I had more control over my character and what she was doing. I was able to achieve some stunts first or second time rather than repeated attempts to get it right.

I remember the same thing I had with a a couple of rally/racing sims on the PS2. They were good but once you played them on the PC I would never go back to the PS2 version.

Racing games are definitely better on the PC but I do prefer sims to arcade games that's maybe why?! And also because of my G25 wheel :) 

It seems the more I play console games now (I've been more a PC gamer most my life, I just got a PS3 for media streaming/Blu-Ray) the more I prefer the PC to how the game looks and feels!


EDIT: One thing that really annoys me about the PS3 and the fact it's supposed to be this super awesome gaming machine is NO AA!!
All the games look like they are made from corrugated iron. I hate all those jaggies!!
February 23, 2009 6:34:17 AM

Over the last year I've spent a lot of time gaming on both the PS3 and PC and in the end I like all my games on PC better due to controls. Like mouse and keyboard for FPS.
February 23, 2009 1:59:39 PM

Im a new owner of a PS3 (got it about 2 months ago, I wanted a bluray player and NHL 09. (Just got street fighter 4 too). My thing Is most games I want to play are PC exclusives or better suited to PC (except fighters, I dont think I will ever find a fighter better on a PC) could have to do with the fact usually you play fighters with friends easier to sit around a tv than a pc.
February 23, 2009 4:25:45 PM

I play shooters and other FPS games, and I can't stand the controllers for consoles for those types of games. The graphics just don't hold up on the 360 or PS3 either.
February 24, 2009 6:11:06 PM

For me the PC is better for Strategy/RTS and RPG. thats about it.

My example is Civilization. The 360 version is a VERY stripped down version with goofy graphics and what not. It made me want to get the pc version. WOW what a difference. It's 1000x deeper.

FPS, its just more comfortable to sit on the couch and play halo/gears/etc... than at a pc.
February 24, 2009 10:41:13 PM

The only games I "must" play on PC are MMO and RTS.

The others all just depend on what my friends get. FPS on a console is just fine for me, don't get me wrong cause I love a mouse. But once your thumbs are tamed down a bit the controls are fine imo.
February 25, 2009 8:12:12 AM

I'm a PC gamer all the way none of the current generation consoles interest me. I find that PC games may be much less in quantity than the consoles but is hugely superior in quality which I don't mind one bit. I find PC games tend to be more of a challenge and more complex than console games which tend to be dumbed down like the new Civilization for the consoles. The only downside is games that are go on both PC and consoles like Fallout 3 could have been more complex and be a better game overall if it wasn't made to target the console audience. I'm not saying its a bad game just that it had more potential.

I'm not into racing, sports, or fighting games so I really don't care much if they come to the PC or not. Though I must admit Street Fighter IV may be a exception. Also the only racing games I ever liked are the ones that are different like Carmageddon.

Besides having a PC is more fun anyways. I love putting together a new computer by myself. We can do a whole lot more as well while they are stuck with simply games and movies (but who buys a gaming console to watch movies anyways) We have countless things we can do on the PC and its not just limited to entertainment. We basically have a Swiss army knife while they have a dulled pocket knife.
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