A lifelong PC gamer shares his story about overcoming bias to expand his horizons and enjoy a console.
It's logical for PC gamers to go PC and PS3 because PS3 has games not available on PC. This isn't news. It's like saying how you went to McDonalds and realized you can now get fries AND a shake.
McDonald's has SHAKES!
I own all 3 platforms. Pc gamer first and foremost as most of you already know. Ps3 has its uses. It's a good netflix player. It was my final fantasy console but I've since given up on SE. 360 has its uses. Go online to play with people at work every now and then. Steam and vent is all I need. It's the ultimate in quality, ease of use, online gaming, due to the piss poor quality of microphones on consoles I don't even bother. Vent or gtfo. Never got into uncharted, halo, gears. Call it what you want but the mandatory "exclusives!1!111" lists that pop up here don't interest me.
I have a very similar perspective as you, evrfighter. The PC is my preferred gaming platform, but I also own a 360 and PS3 (and a Wii that I almost never use). I use my PS3 for Blu-ray movies and the occasional exclusive. The 360 I use for the occasional exclusive and for multiplatform games that aren't available on the PC (like Red Dead Redemption) Every other game I play on my PC -- all multiplatform games and PC exclusives. It turns out that most of the games I tend to like are multiplatform games. Exclusives can be great, but I think they are often overhyped due to the whole console war thing and fanboys wanting to hype up "their" console. This year I will buy maybe 4 console exclusives and the rest will be multiplatform games and PC exclusives (Total War Shogun 2, The Witcher 2, etc)
Started of as a console gamer. I had a PC and PS2 last gen. However this gen i have decided to stick to PC only, games are alot cheaper they look better and i dont feel like my hardware is controlled by some company.
"There really is nothing like these types of experiences on the PC -- that's why I find myself constantly pulled back to the couch. In addition to that, they hit some of the same chords that a classic PC gamer appreciates: immersion, emergence, and integrated narrative."
I have PC and a ps3 right now. Have to say I play them both quite alot. *even though I really feel like trolling right now* :3 I'm not going to. Just got off SC2 and I think I'm gonna play some GT5 now.
lets hope your not a protoss i hope your a fellow Zerg
sorry terran :P
Terran all the way!
oh i guess you'r cool now terran vs zerg is balanced toss needs nerf and the hell ????!!! am i the only zerg in here ??
Ima Zerg don't worry haha I hope your not a rushing zerg player..........hate them!
f u both protoss ftw. yeah i have pc and ps3 combo right now too.
Betrayer of the trust! Actually, I've got a PC and all three consoles. Nothing wrong with diversifying.
The problem with me with that really is time.
It was a good, short read. Normally i don't like these little personal tales, but this one hit it for me. I've never cared much for PC gaming, but I enjoy the things on the ps3 that the writer did. I have always liked that the PS3 (intentional or not) treated me like an adult. It may just be in my mind or whatever, but I always felt that way.
Interesting read. For me i started gaming on the PC in 1995 when C&C and Warcraft came out. This i remember was 3 years before i bought a PS1 for MGS1. Since then this has always been my main platforms for gaming and they have served my gaming needs well.
I play them all. I hate articles like this.
Some say the base reason playstations are relevant gaming machines at all, is because at the beginning with the ps1, it was an "adult" oriented box. I can identify with the feeling (treats me like an adult) concept. The ps1 had early on games that were adult oriented. In a time where nintendo was a household word, sony came out with games like wipeout( very hardcore and first game with music from real bands),doom, gran turismo etc...
Dark Sniper commends Sony Computer Entertainment for reaching out to those who use their Personal Computers for their primary gaming use. PlayStation®3 provides the gaming community with built-in features that allows complete keyboard and mouse support, which adds surrealism when enjoying your gaming in the third dimension. PlayStation® Network is an integral part of the success between PC gaming and PlayStation®3. Games such as Unreal Tournament provides full mod support with downloadable content at no charge. Something that Xbox 360 charges for a fee. Dark Sniper is ecstatic to see that Valve has realized where the future of gaming is heading, which is PlayStation®3. With full integration of the Steam engine, the portal between PC and PS3 is wide open for a completely new experience that cannot be duplicated on any other console. $niper
The best combo for a gamer I must say is PC and PS3 that way you dont gotta pay for some shitty online service ontop of your internet fees, and the exclusives are usually quite good on PS3 although I must say it burns my eyes to go from amazing graphics to ps3 graphics and framerate, but for some of the exclusives they got its worth it
you mean avatar to ps3 graphics, unless you mean multiplatform games whats amazing on pc graphics where in comparison to ps3 so i can see show me these amazing graphics
THIS... My first impression was probably the most important compliment that I can give a console: It was treating me like an adult.
In other news..... I got $300 bucks. A. Go buy a PS3 B. Go buy another monitor Nvidia 3D Surround sure is nice besides my neighbor has a PS3. Best of both worlds for me.
I wish I had a few more bucks.. id definitely go get a PS3!.. but with Bulldozer around the corner and a "dead slow" Phenom X4 9950BE.. IDK.. Pretty humble article.
Sure you don't wanna switch to the Darkside of the Force and get a Sandy Bridge?
I was once a hardcore pc gamer... still somewhat am... but PS3 offered a very nice line up exclusive games ... not the same can be said about my xbox.... Its really waiting for Gears 3.
I've always owned both consoles and PC but no way I could give up games on PlayStation. Been with PS since the first one. PS has so much variety and the exclusives you can't get elsewhere.
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