Garvaos from Plus XP asks what is the best gaming platform for shooters?
Personally, PC is my preferred platform for shooters. My journey was the opposite of the author. I started with console shooters such as the original Medal of Honor games, the first Red Faction, and the TimeSplitters series. Then, back in 2002, a friend introduced me to a little ole game called BF 1942 and, by the time the Desert Combat mod came out, I was hooked. After playing with a KB/M, it was hard to imagine ever going back to a controller again. Then you combine that with dedicated servers and usually higher player counts plus better graphics, resolution and frame rates, it is hard to beat the PC for shooters.
Its just not about the graphics and smoother frame rate. The Keyboard mouse is a huge advantage, its a proven fact with control pad devs actually see the need to include noob assist (aim assist). I think one of the more important aspects of an FPS game is that the people should work together as a team. Since the average PC gamer is of a more mature age then console, people on the PC platform tend to work together. While on console everyone runs of in different directions trying to be Rambo.
I agree with your comment, especially about the maturity of the "average PC gamer". I was in the first beta of BFBC 2; the one that was on PS3 only (I really wanted to play it, so I gave it a shot). The teamwork ethic of console gamers was pretty atrocious: little things that go a long way towards winning, like spotting, were sorely lacking. I guess, as I got older, I preferred playing with a more mature audience and gaming platform.
More mature age but I wouldn't more mature, I would hardly say that some guy in his 20s and playing games on his pc is more mature than your average 13yo console nutcase
@rabidpan Lets not forget all the 8 year olds who have easy access to get on board a console. Doubt a 8yr old would as easily get on board PC gaming. A 20yr old would have to be retarded not to be more mature then someone in their teens.
@Ranshak: Full of BS. You are probably a 13 year old kid who's rig was financed by his parents.
I understand why people like using the mouse, I personally don't, but I get it. What I don't get is how anyone can defend using a keyboard for movement and keep a straight face. You really need an analog control for movement otherwise movement just sucks. The reason you need a mouse on PC is because the movement control is so bad. On a console you use both the left and right stick to adjust your aim. You can set the right stick to high sensitivity for quick reaction time and use the left stick for fine adjustment. Keyboard and mouse is the perfect control method for FPS games, if you like camping and sniping ;-) But really the perfect control method for FPS games is a nun-chuck/nav controller with an analog stick + a mouse for aiming. I have a couple versions of the Frag FX with is exactly that and it's worked great for me, though lately I've been using the Move+sharpshooter.
. The Xbox is THE system to own this gen. The sales of shooters shows just that and at E3, you will see it will be for a long time. PC gaming is dying a slow death because they refuse to buy ANYTHING over there and complain about everything. They have a role to play but a dev and pub will barely break even or actually go broke trying to make it over there. There still playing that Valve game ( counterstrike ) from a hundred years ago...O_o Look what happened to a big dev like Crytek...they, PC ( and PS3 ) bitched and complained from day one. I don't know which is worse, the PS3 pixel counters or the PC pixel counters. I would love to have everything for free and Microsoft should/could do more to help people game at a more affordable price and they are in many respects BUT devs have to make some money as does Microsoft and their 100,000 strong workforce. I don't agree with everything they do but there is some good people there and I'm quite happy with the 36o. I own a PS3, Wii and an average PC that I will be upgrading soon...36o easily wins. Click a button and no drama, no settings to set, just plug and play. The graphics are clean and crisp with no surprises... http://youtu.be/kF67XFXq_ys
Whichever platform lets me use a mouse for aiming is what I pick. With a few exceptions (very few!) that means I choose the PC for all my shooter needs.
PC is best platform for FPS gaming. Any doubts about that = failure. I can almost guarantee you within a few more generations of gaming the Keyboard and mouse will appear for consoles as a main platform controller. I personally love that XIM3, Penguin United are Keyboard and Mouse for PS3, X360. I personally hope to test run their equipment. You know how hard it would be to put that on a new or current game console? its mostly just software. Just give the console menu an option to adjust which controller button = which keyboard button = success. I like the way this guy says this stuff. A. I have never been a PC gamer. B. First console FPS I played was Halo. C. Motion controls are not utilized in FPS games on the Wii.
Anyone you enjoy them on.
in my opinion i would say 360 because the remote was made for shooters...also i used to be pc gamer when COD 1 when came out it was cool but idk i just cant get used to the mouse and pad
It took me a while to get used to it properly but when you do it is better, it is far better. If you don't want it though then just stick a pad in your Pc and your fine(even a 360 if you want). Reason for me is because there are more Pc fps. Way more, games' going back 10 years are still brilliant. Avp 1 and 2 are some of my favorites. Way better than the recent PoS. I was a console Fps'r till about 3 years ago aswell. I still play Console Fps but I went and got alot of the games from the past. Way more variety, STALKER is an Fps...but it has the exploration/missions of an Rpg and a good story to boot. It seems like and Rpg in the way you 'level' up armor and guns, really your just getting some new equipment. Best way to describe that is a FPS with the depth of an Rpg. Also Deus Ex and all :)
It's more immersive & accurate to control a character with your real arm than with your thumb! Trust me if you get good with a mouse your gaming life speeds up & you develop a sort of finesse with your aiming & if you go back to console It literally feels like moving under water!! oh and pc usually has 180 degree turns! But I do like 360 controller best for other things.. It's a great controller better than ds3 imo.
whack my dpi up to 5700 and spin some seriously quick turns!
also in my case its way more expensive to be a pc gamer...im comfortable being a console gamer...i have all systems for their exclusives except pc i cant afford a great gaming pc...need to save up big time ill probably do that next year because i really want to try BF3 on pc because of 64 player and wayyyyyyyyyy better graphics for sure
anything else is second class and I'm not even a pc gamer.
Started on console in 1990 got my first PC in 2003 . Still buy consoles for games 3rd person and racing. Sorry just can't find anything more comfortable than a decent KB/M set up. More accurate and in fps generally better players.
same here!, love my xbox for 3rd person stuff!.indead wont bother playin the likes of assassin creed on my PC. Anything FPS is my PC all the way. Far more skill involved on PC FPS, and you play against skilled and team players
FPS and games without auto aim PC, games with auto aim consoles, imo.
also, if you need autoaim why play a FPS! go play mario
PC all the way.... too many time you have seen developers develop a game mechanic to accomodate the console market.... Aim down your sites.... Its funny how console fans say quake is too fast.
PC...next!! seriously, playing FSP on a console is insanely slow and dull! i really dont see the appeal! FPS on console,its for 12yr olds and people who cant sort a decent rig out.
Seriously... Playing a Single-Player Shooter on my 50'' Plasma-TV is way more fun for me then playing it on my 24'' monitor (I hook up my controller to the PC), just because I can "chill" while gaming. Competitive gameplay has to be with kb/m just because you cannot compete with a controller - and then I go back to my monitor and use them, but in SP-Games it is totally fine to use a controller.
Also with the likelyhood of more games going cross -format I feel sorry for console only gamers.
I'd say between the three main platforms, PC and 360. I use to be a PC gamer and anyone knows aiming with a mouse is simply the best for shooters, and the 360 controller was pretty much built for shooters, as the PS3 controller is the best for fighters. So by top, PC.
thats wierd, i feel for PC gamers, games being made to the slowest formats sees inferior PC games.
There is no "best" fps platform. Play on the device you enjoy to play on, dont think so much about what device has the most pixels or the best controls. Non of that mather if you play on a device you dont enjoy.
PC is the best platform for shooters just a pity every fps game on it is hacked to death. Unless your part of a good community with locked out servers when at the disposal of the public its about who has the best aimbot and thats a shame. For all the skill required to be good at pc gaming its a shame 90% of all kids out there want to take the cheap way out. Exsample promode live cod4 go on one them servers watch the hackers play. Good games getting destroyed. Same with Battlefield etc. Same will go for the new BF3 aswell. This is where PC gaming is falling flat on its ass for me no where else. Im lucky to be part of a descent community build around older gamers 25-50 age range but if i was outside that id be in a world of shit gaming atm.
PC has always been best for FPS. Let's just be honest here. People who play FPS on console can't afford a nice PC. If they could they wouldn't be arguing for console. PC has better graphics, customizability (settings/hardware), and the accuracy on kb and mouse is superior to that of those shitty lil joysticks on controllers. I still don't understand how people can make an argument for whatever game on console over the PC version when you can always make it look better just by upgrading your hardware and turning up settings. Not to say it's not an expensive hobby, but in the end it's worth it when you want the best and can afford it.
When it comes to FPS it goes PC, 360, PS3 and Wii. Just talking about FPS here and nothing else.
I don't like playing FPS' on my PC, it feels like I'm cheating. I've played them on the 64, PC, PS2,3, the Xbox &360. Each time it was dependant on what game came out and wht controller I was used to at the time.
is this a joke question? of course is the PC...
I wont talk about raphics, since that's relative. For example, I dont care, and I cannot afford a hig-end PC, so my pc experience "is just playable" and that's all. But, mouse and keyboard beats almost any control avaliable, except for the wiimote and the PS Move, when the games are well done. I prefer the Wii verions of COD for the single player, and games designed for Wii like the conduit are just an epic win. I dont have the same gametime with the PS move, but I assume is kinda the same thing. But, if we're talking about online, nothing beats PC. Try aiming with a graphic tablet, it's fun to the MAX.
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