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  • Wii

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  • Xbox 360

    7 23.33%
  • Playstation 3

    4 13.33%
  • DSi

    0 0%
  • PSP

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  • Personal computer

    12 40.00%
  • Iphone

    0 0%
  • Android

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  • Something from the mythical past

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    Re: favorite game console

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    No, but since a gaming computer functions as a regular computer (and anything else you want to build it into), it might be more cost-effective to combine the different technologies into one PC. Again, relative to your tastes and needs.

    Computers also have a virtual monopoly on real-time strategy games, and other more or less obscure genres.
    True, it all comes down to personal preference, but I think it's more cost effective for gaming to play on consoles. Plus I like the controller better than a mouse, and keyboard.
    Though, I might get a cheap PC to play The Old Republic some time. That game looks really fun.
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    Re: favorite game console

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    True, it all comes down to personal preference, but I think it's more cost effective for gaming to play on consoles. Plus I like the controller better than a mouse, and keyboard.
    Though, I might get a cheap PC to play The Old Republic some time. That game looks really fun.
    You can buy controllers for PCs, though I'm not sure if its worth the trouble or if they work for every game.
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    Re: favorite game console

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I bought a Nintendo Wii last week (christmas sale). I am enjoying it, even though I haven't gotten any new games in yet (I plan to buy a nice rpg game next month). But it did make me think and be curious. What is your favorite modern game console?
    PS3 + my PC. Doesn't really count as a console tho


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    Re: favorite game console

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    It depends on your needs, and how you order your entertainment system. The PS3 provides a good gaming experience while also providing high-definition video, audio, and Netflix capability + Internet browsing (if you want to go to the trouble to get a decent OS). That makes it the single best item on the list in terms of bang for your buck. The Xbox 360 is the fan favorite for social gaming; it is much easier to organize a gaming party around Xbox 360s than PCs or PS3s.

    I (grudgingly) admit that I did get a lot of use out of my PS3 during the two or so years it worked.
    My husband has broad horizons - he's actually the one who buys all the consoles, he collects everything. There are some games he's never open.

    I have my one and only game. Because i can program in it I can make it as different as I want with just a little time. I've played a lot of other games, though - I shouldn't cut short on variety props. The Myst type adventures and various war games (like Medal of Honor and Call of Duty) were great on PS3 - my Xbox is new so I don't have many, yet - the kids mostly play that.

    As far as computer games go, though - UT2K is my passion in large part because I've never had a single problem with it - little pop-bag games like Zenerchi and Zuma have serious issues, but because of UT2K's excellent programming and overall design - it runs so smooth. I just can't shake a stick at the perfect game

    But maybe I should confess that I think a console is only as good as the TV you have it on - if your TV is crappy and old - your games will all look exactly that.
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    Re: favorite game console

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    True, it all comes down to personal preference, but I think it's more cost effective for gaming to play on consoles. Plus I like the controller better than a mouse, and keyboard.
    Though, I might get a cheap PC to play The Old Republic some time. That game looks really fun.
    Everything you have on a console can be in a low cost PC. Mine for example....

    DVD Bruner and Blue Ray Player
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    Keyboard, mouse and game controler.

    I can also do Netflix in HD and surround and because I have a high end video card/cards you can really tell the difference from consoles. On games like Oblivion and Mass Effect 2 you can turn on very high end settings that a console just can't do. I am totally into the eye candy, lol.

    Consoles are fun and cost effective for certain. And at times they have better games that don't come to PC's. Overall I still think the PC is a better all around platform while consoles are better for just gaming.

    Edit: PSP is just amazing for graphics etc. I think it is the best hand held.
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    Re: favorite game console

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    You can buy controllers for PCs, though I'm not sure if its worth the trouble or if they work for every game.
    They don't.

    PC games are designed to be played with a mouse and a keyboard. With a keyboard, every single button can perform a different action. If you include those buttons plus the Alt key, that multiplies the numbers of buttons on a keyboard. That means the number of actions that can be done on a game designed to be played on the PC are extremely high.

    Console games are designed to be played with a controller. In the days of the NES, the controller had a D-pad and Start, Select, A, and B buttons. The controller for the Sega system added a C button.

    Nowadays, consoles can expect to have a larger number of buttons on their controller. There's a D-pad, two Sticks, Start, Select, A, B, X, Y, R1, R2, L1, L2. Or, in the case of the Wii and DS, fewer buttons but there's movement sensors for extra gameplay. While that is a vastly greater number of buttons than before, it's still not as much as a keyboard.

    Game designers take this into account when designing games for the PC and the console. Games designed for console games can be easily played on the PC. However, PC games are more difficult to adapt to consoles.

    However, one reason why people prefer console games is because of the simplicity of it. I don't like games where I have to go all over the keyboard to do so. I prefer to have simpler commands, which is why I like console games.

    However, if consoles became defunct, it's iffy if designers would continue to design games that were more simple to play.

    So I continue to play console games over PC games because I prefer simpler games. I'm not saying PC games are bad - I'm just saying they aren't for me.
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    Re: favorite game console

    I too have to go old school - my SEGA Genesis still works after almost 16 years of playing on it.

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    Re: favorite game console

    It depends. Of the current consoles out there (this gen), the 360 is the hands down winner in terms of gaming. It has the best library and is the most versatile. It's missing a Blue Ray player, but that's not really a gaming feature. It's nice if you wanted a blue ray player and a gaming system, but the PS3 doesn't measure up to the 360 in terms of gaming. Neither does the Wii, which is mostly just a casual gamer's console. It's fun, but it doesn't have the game library or the online capabilities that XBox and Playstation enjoy.

    If we're talking over all, it's hard to surpass the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The SNES is probably one of the best gaming consoles to have come out. It's followed closely by the N64; which was able to take games out of the PC universe and embed them into console gaming. There's always the classics like the NES and the Genesis as well; one shouldn't over look Sega. The Dreamcast, BTW, was a fantastic system. One of the first to really push online gaming too...although the early days of PSO were fraught with hacks and all sorts of unpleasantries.
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