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@Latios381
Some people use it recreationally. I can understand that. And then there’s the possibility of someone having a scar from some traumatic event that they want to cover up. Other than those points, I don’t see much point in it. I’m amazed it’s not a niche market.
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I thought consoles took a wrong turn the second I figured out my Little Big Planet 2 save file got corrupted when I was forced to restart my PS3 by an infinite loop I encountered trying to load a level, BEFORE PS+ was a thing; SINCE WHEN did we have to worry about corrupted files on a console? Or infinitely looping loading screens, for that matter? If I didn’t have these problems with previous consoles, why should I expect them from beefier tech?

In fact, is there even any legitimate difference and my PC? How come DVDs/bluerays aren’t exclusive to certain players, but what console I own determines which games I can play? Why can’t we just play all our games on our PC? We do everything else on there!

…and what’s worse is that the corporations didn’t think it was enough to segregate content through hardware; they had to go and do it through software too! Not only are we essentially seeing "virtual" platforms like Steam and iTunes, but there are several different variations of Android alone that prevent cross-buying across devices! On fact, that’s another thing: how come only A FEW of the PSOne games are available for vita? How come I can’t cross-buy ALL the games that’re available on more than one system?
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…well, ironically, this actually DISCOURAGES me from spending money on their shit; in fact, I haven’t gotten a PS4 as of yet because, quite frankly, I’m too dissatisfied with Sony’s decisions and practices to desire one (same goes for vita).
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@Latios381
What do you plan on doing then? Tell every technological company on the planet that the trillions of dollars they invest every year towards turning a profit they’re forever banned from investing in making computers more powerful and as a result doom them to bankruptcy in the long run just cause a couple people on the internet think they know what’s the best for them business wise? Cause I’d love to see how telling every computer company on the planet that you want them to go bankrupt goes down with them.

@archestereo
As a matter of fact there is no real difference between consoles and pc anymore. A lot of games now you install the game to the hard drive and the disc is pretty much only for installation, they both have ability to browse the internet, they both can use facebook and the list goes on. The only real difference between consoles and pc at this point is that they use different gui.

In fact for E3 before the new consoles came out they just ran emulators on computers to play games with the console gui plastered on it.



Consoles are pretty much low grade computers with a gui slapped on them. The reason why E3 games run faster and at a higher resolution is that you’re not actually playing on the consoles at E3.

No offence to console gamers, but there’s no way in hell I’m paying $400 JUST to use a different user interface on a computer. It’d be like paying $400 just to use that default windows 8 tablet user interface.

And don’t give me the whole, "consoles run faster" garbage; the reason why consoles run games faster is that windows since windows xp keeps fucking up. Every year they increase the system requirements for their operating system instead of making a stable operating system. So of course a console is going to run faster than a operating system with constant crap all plastered into it and constantly shoves garbage into it. I installed litestep onto my windows 7 partition and guess what? The amount of system resources used halved and my games run much faster. So of course if you have a windows shell that runs like ass it’s going to slow down your computer.

Tl:dr; if you have two trucks that are the same model and one truck you fill the bed with tons of bricks of course the other is going to drive faster.
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Ever since I got FEZ around a year ago, I’ve mostly just played games through Steam; if it weren’t for Castle of Illusion, I wouldn’t have played my PS3 nearly as much this past week as I have.
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@uc9
Those pictures are fucked up. I always wondered why not all games are on PC despite most if not all of them being made on PCs. I guess other than a lack of PC specific optimization there’s no real reason.

God dammit, this industry.
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…I’m sure uc9 only meant the MUSCLE behind a device would come in something that; as I understand it, mobile devices and traditional displays will give way to more versatile panes of glass (and I mean glass, as in you could check facebook on your countertop or watch youtube videos in your window).
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Speaking of gui on computers here’s a really good piece of advice:
If you have a slow windows computer look into installing a different windows shell and a different file manager. KDE is a really good one and takes no computer knowledge to install; just install and done. Litestep is outright fucking amazing, but not for the faint of heart if you don’t know anything about computers. I don’t remember what file manager I’m using for windows, but getting a different file manager will definitely speed up your computer.

If you use linux get lxde. . no seriously, lxde is outright amazing.
@Too_Offensive
People can call me a pc fanboy all they want, but there is absolutely no way in hell I’m buying a second computer for $400 just to use a different user interface.

It’s why from a programming stance the console wars are stupid; "Hey do you want to spend $400 on this one user interface that we programmed it only to play certain games or do you want to spend $500 on this one user interface that we programmed it only to play certain games or do you want to pay $300 on this one user interface that we programmed it and built it to only play certain games?"

Gaming companies do not love you. They just want to force you to buy specific hardware that will lock you out of playing their games if you’re playing on a different piece of hardware thus forcing to shell out hundreds of dollars just to play their games. Why do you think companies constantly spread the false rumour of "emulators are illegal"? Emulators are not illegal in any means(pirating the games is though); the companies that make the hardware just do not want you to use hardware they didn’t make.


Tl:dr; consoles ARE computers.
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i was watching a Between the Buried and Me concert and i noticed that the crowd was pretty lame and doing almost nothing, heck a guy at the end even disrespectfully shouted out "thank god its over" at the end. Some other people in the comments noticed that and the uploader replied saying that everyone wanted to see Coheed and Cambria, now both BTBAM and C&C are really proggy sounding bands, but the difference is that BTBAM are much more heavier while C&C pretty much sound like a more modern Rush.

Honestly its understandable for a Coheed & Cambria fan to dislike a band like BTBAM, but honestly this is just unreasonable. Both bands are known for playing wicked live shows and BTBAM sure did play a good show, but really just because you dont like the music doesnt mean that you cant enjoy the show. I remember going to a Rise Against concert and one of the opening acts i really wasnt digging but they had a good humour and they really knew how to get a crowd going (even though there wasnt a lot of attention from the crowd, you could still tell that they knew what they were doing)

Now last off comes that "thank god its over" comment, which just boils my blood that someone would say that, thats just being a complete jerk and its disrespectful to the band as well as being offensive to the fans, its okay if youre walking out of the show and saying to your buddies "dang i wasnt really into that opening band", but to just randomly shout something like that out loud in the crowd is just being plain rude
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@uc9

I use consoles more for experience, if that makes any sense. Of course, I pick them up second hand so they don’t cost as much.

There’s just a difference between sitting in your bed and playing a PSP than sitting in your bed with a computer playing the same game. One gives me more eyestrain, and it’s not the console. I can understand, hoever, why some people would feel differently.
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@Number1pegasus
To me, consoles and PCs are like DVDs to blu rays. One is a luxury that’s more expensive but in a perfect world, both should have the same content. I’m hoping for a gaming singularity where future consoles are just something along the lines of a steam box with xbox, play station and nintendo as services that provide their own exclusive games.

Then you take into account handhelds and shit gets weird and crazy.
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Emmmm, I don’t know?

Sounds confusing to me but that’s probably my OCD talking so I don’t know.

Gaming now a days is very strange, for instance I’m probably gonna get my ass taking to the pound for saying this but I don’t even have a Steam account.

I just don’t trust my PC.
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That’s understandable. Unless your computer is fairly high end or specifically made for gaming, I wouldn’t put much thought into modern PC gaming.

Though I do recommend GOG to anyone interested in the oldies and most of their games will run on just about any PC.
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GOG huh? Sounds interesting.

Also thanks for understanding, I actually do wish to join in with the PC fun but sadly my PC denies me that chance, like I’ve been wanting to try out Team Fortress 2 forever now.
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If your PC can handle it, I would suggest Upgrading it, It’s way cheaper than Just buying a new computer

If It’s a laptop, I think you’ll have to buy a new one though
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I have the Orange Box on my PS3 which has TF2 on it, but seeing all the cool shit people got on the PC version of TF2 and the console versions well ummmm, a discarded husk, I stopped playing the console version after a day.

Seriouly not to sound all "PC master Race" But oh god the PC TF2 looks far more fun.

Plus the very first game I got people had there mics on and were being extremely douchey since I had no idea what the hell I was doing
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It’s a Computer, in fact, it’s my Brothers old Computer.

It actually ran some pretty high quality Games, but it’s old now and a few weeks ago it was Blue Screening me up the ass 5 days straight saying something about the Viewing card was malfunctioning or something?
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I cant really remember if it was saying Viewer card or something else?

It stopped, but still, I already didn’t trust my CPU and until I can upgrade it (Which isn’t happening anytime soon) I wouldn’t even trust playing an emulated version the E-t game.
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