Top 10 things you love about pc gaming?

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#1 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (13916 posts) -

#2 Edited by gameofthering (10213 posts) -
  • I get to set the graphics the way I want.
  • Cheap games
  • Free 2 play games
  • Free online
  • Backwards Compatible
  • Mods
  • Choice of controller input (Not forced to use 1 form of input)
#3 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (13916 posts) -

  • I get to set the graphics the way I want.
  • Free Games
  • Free online
  • Backwards Compatible
  • Mods
  • Choice of controller input (Not forced to use 1 form of input)

#4 Posted by gameofthering (10213 posts) -
#5 Posted by Consternated (495 posts) -
  1. Sales
  2. Choice of controls
  3. Scalable/upgradable
  4. Best online
  5. Mods
  6. Complex games
  7. Competitive scene
  8. Graphics
  9. Edge in tech (3D / VR / multimonitor etc)
  10. Paradox Interactive
#6 Posted by plageus900 (1046 posts) -
  • Better Graphics
  • Better peripherals (control options)
  • Online is free
  • Games library of games
  • Mods
  • Games are cheaper
  • Ability to edit graphics options at a deeper level than just in-game
  • Gaming community is much more mature
  • Steam
  • ....you don't buy gaming computers at Gamestop or Toys R Us. (Muh Doritos and Mountain Dew hurrrr!!111)
#7 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (13916 posts) -

Yarr Har Har.

#8 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -
  • Cheap games
  • graphical options to customise the experience how I want
  • upgradability
  • mods
  • no pay to play online
  • I can play,record,edit and upload all from one system
  • Can tweak game files to fix things that I don't like (FOV etc.)
  • peripherals
  • Emulation
  • most diverse platform games wise

#9 Posted by Truth_Hurts_U (9219 posts) -

1. Controls

2. Graphics

3. Cheap games

4. Free to play online.

5. Multi tasking

6. Crystal clear voice chat.

7. Mods

8. Quicker load times.

9. No gimmicks (motion control or camera)

10. Lots of free games to play.

#10 Posted by mems_1224 (47028 posts) -

I like that I can take a shitty game like Fallout New Vegas and make it somewhat playable and enjoyable.

I like that games are all free

I like that I can use a controller on most games now so i dont have to use shitty kb/m controls

I like the whiny, horrible PC gamer crowd because they're fun to laugh at

I love spamming the yell button every time I play Chivalry(a game that would play 10x better with a 360 controller)

#11 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

1. Best controls

2. Hassle free

3. Cheapest platform to game on

4. Widest variety of games

5. The most games by a huge margin

6. Not having to spend $15 to extend the length of the games I purchase

7. Not having to spend $50 a year to play online

8. Has the most features

9. My games don't run like slideshows

10. Keeps me away from @freedomfreak

#12 Posted by waltefmoney (18030 posts) -

I'll do a top 5.

5. Keeps all the MMO's and boring ass strategy games in one place that is easy to avoid
4. Good test bed for developers and publishers
3. Port begging petitions are hilarious to read
2. PC games make console games look well produced and polished in comparison
1. PC gamers make console gamers look normal and attractive in comparison

#13 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (13916 posts) -

just missing jankarcop now.

#14 Edited by plageus900 (1046 posts) -

I'll do a top 5.

5. Keeps all the MMO's and boring ass strategy games in one place that is easy to avoid

4. Good test bed for developers and publishers

3. Port begging petitions are hilarious to read

2. PC games make console games look well produced and polished in comparison

1. PC gamers make console gamers look normal and attractive in comparison

I'm tall, blonde and gorgeous and I look sexy while gaming on my PC.

#15 Posted by Sushiglutton (5275 posts) -

@waltefmoney said:

I'll do a top 5.

5. Keeps all the MMO's and boring ass strategy games in one place that is easy to avoid

4. Good test bed for developers and publishers

3. Port begging petitions are hilarious to read

2. PC games make console games look well produced and polished in comparison

1. PC gamers make console gamers look normal and attractive in comparison

I'm tall, blonde and gorgeous and I look sexy while gaming on my PC.

Your mom is just trying to be nice to you.

#16 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -
#17 Posted by Snugenz (11873 posts) -
  1. Can be as powerful as you want
  2. Biggest library
  3. Best control method for alot of genres
  4. Plenty of MMOs
  5. Mods
  6. Great services like Steam and websites like GMG, GOG and Amazon
  7. Free online
  8. Huge assortment of peripherals
  9. Upgradable
  10. Great community

#18 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (16012 posts) -

Yeah, I know pirates are a bunch of low-life, no-good scum.I hope they fail in life. Filthy roaches.

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2012/02/pirated-games-go-for-two-bucks-a-pop-in-indonesia/

http://tinycartridge.com/post/49282176/pirated-gba-games-at-an-alanya-turkey-street

#19 Posted by mems_1224 (47028 posts) -

just missing jankarcop now.

lol that dude doesnt play games. post a pic of a drunk passed out chick and he'll probably show up in 5 minutes.

#20 Edited by plageus900 (1046 posts) -

@plageus900 said:

@waltefmoney said:

I'll do a top 5.

5. Keeps all the MMO's and boring ass strategy games in one place that is easy to avoid

4. Good test bed for developers and publishers

3. Port begging petitions are hilarious to read

2. PC games make console games look well produced and polished in comparison

1. PC gamers make console gamers look normal and attractive in comparison

I'm tall, blonde and gorgeous and I look sexy while gaming on my PC.

Your mom is just trying to be nice to you.

#21 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11734 posts) -

#22 Posted by Spartan070 (16333 posts) -

too long; didn't watch

#23 Posted by Whiteblade999 (5537 posts) -

1: The fact that anyone can pick it up and play. There are games for everyone, and no matter what hardware that a person has, there is a bunch of stuff that will run on it. For modern games you have Steam and for older ones you have Amazon for physical copies and GOG for digital.

2: Mods. You can get small things that help a game like the flashlight mod for Doom 3 or major things that completely change the game like Brutal Doom for Doom 1/2.

3: You can customize all the graphics options: There are a lot of settings that I like a specific way. I don't like motion blur, I want my FoV near 90-100, and bloom is turned way down when I can help it. If I buy a console game I'm stuck with it.

4: The low prices: I've been dipping into console gaming the last few months because I've had a major urge to play some JRPGs and its so damn expensive. I usually get new games on PC for $20-$40 within a couple months of launch, and under $10 within a year of release. Nintendo games especially, they make good games but its ridiculous how long they hold value, and Sony isn't much better, but at least Sony has collections where I can snatch up their first party stuff on the cheap.

5: I decide the budget. I could go for something super high end and not worry about settings for the next 5 years, or I could budget my build and get something medium of the line and just keep AA off and be good for the same amount of time.

#24 Posted by BPoole96 (22797 posts) -
  • The ability to upgrade
  • Superior controls
  • Superior graphics
  • Mods
  • Cheap Games
  • Digital Distribution
  • Backwards compatibility
  • Most exclusives
  • Better communities
  • Best version of virtually all multiplats
#25 Posted by senses_fail_06 (6736 posts) -
  • Strategy games
#26 Posted by foxhound_fox (88121 posts) -
#27 Posted by VanDammFan (4263 posts) -

contrary to what some think of my comments..I LOVE my pc..I couldnt live without it. I watch tv/movies,I download tons of music,I use it for my photography,email,social networking,looking up information,videos,and I even play some games.Games are ok for me on PC.Not a big fan of pc gaming,but HAVE done it..There are many pluses although "TO ME" graphics are not one of them.Im not a graphicswhore...Being able to run older games and older console games with some programs is a nice plus. ALTHOUGH usually takes a bit of learning and research to get working. Being able to use a controller on some games is nice..BUT sometimes requires too much work to get to work on MOST games. BUT over all for gaming the pc does ok..this is MY opinion and what I would tell anyone that asks me about how i feel about PC's..and gaming on them..I dont care what others have to say about my comment so dont bother arguing and debating and wasting our time..

#28 Posted by Motokid6 (5470 posts) -

I feel sorry for everyone who took this thread seriously..

#29 Posted by clyde46 (46046 posts) -

  • Cheap games
  • graphical options to customise the experience how I want
  • upgradability
  • mods
  • no pay to play online
  • I can play,record,edit and upload all from one system
  • Can tweak game files to fix things that I don't like (FOV etc.)
  • peripherals
  • Emulation
  • most diverse platform games wise

Pretty much.

#30 Posted by BlbecekBobecek (2685 posts) -

I'll do a top 5.

5. Keeps all the MMO's and boring ass strategy games in one place that is easy to avoid

4. Good test bed for developers and publishers

3. Port begging petitions are hilarious to read

2. PC games make console games look well produced and polished in comparison

1. PC gamers make console gamers look normal and attractive in comparison

Nice one! :)

My top three:

3) Competetive gaming (Dota, Starcraft)

2) 4X turn based strategies (although the best ones that have not been matched to date are all over 15 years old - Master of Orion 2 and Alpha Centauri)

1) DosBOX (the best gaming library in existence is what came out on PC in early to mid 90's)

#31 Posted by hiphops_savior (7882 posts) -

1. Custom made PCs

2. You can also use your gaming rigs for Photoshop of dreamweaver

3. Starcraft 2

4. 27 inch monitors

5. Nice DD services

6. I like my Das keyboard+Razer Deathadder

7. OG streamers on Twitch

8. Sales, and various options for dd

9. You can always connect your rig to your tv

10. Control versatility, even more than the wii u.

#32 Edited by lunar1122 (665 posts) -

I don't need 10 reasons because these images speak for themselves.........

All hail lord Gaben

#33 Posted by -Unreal- (24542 posts) -
  • Best performance
  • Mouse and keyboard
  • Steam
  • The prices of games
  • Mods, skins, maps, models etc
  • Upgradeable
  • Best graphics
  • A library of games spanning decades
  • Emulators to play and enhance old console games
  • Free online
  • A wider variety of genres
  • World of Warcraft isn't on console and if it was, it would be too easy to beat console nooblets
#34 Posted by _Matt_ (8908 posts) -

- dem graphics

- mods

- non-generational library

- easily upgradeable, and highly customisable

- teh foliage

- free online

- steam (and sales)

- RTS games

- emulation

- other media options

#35 Edited by R4gn4r0k (16498 posts) -
  • Customizable graphics: Set the graphics you want: don't want motion blur ? disable it. Too much bloom ? Tone it down. On consoles you are stuck with the options developers choose for you
  • More control options: KB&M + every single controller out there
  • More genres
  • More games
  • Freeware games
  • Free to play games: actual FREE to play games, not like KI on Xbone where you have to have a subscription to pay for 'free'
  • Mods: not only are there small mods that improve the game quality but there are also Total Conversion mods that change the entire game and offer new ways to play. These big mods can even inspire ideas in AAA games (look at the teamwork in Team Fortress) and are a big stepping stone for new developers to enter the business (look at Valve hiring mod teams or Tripwire winning the Make Something Unreal contest which launched their careers)
  • Cheaper games: even without sales PC games are always 10 euro or more cheaper because there are no console royalties
  • Cheaper accessories
  • Free and superior online: paying for peer-to-peer services is not something you'll see PC gamers do anytime soon
  • Backwards compatibility: giving you access to a library of tens of thousands of games
#36 Edited by KungfuKitten (20994 posts) -

1. Having the best games.
2. Having the most games.
3. Having the biggest variety of games.
4. Costs less than consoles.
5. Has porn and modding.
6. Controls work better. Especially for everything around playing the games.
7. Runs everything better.
8. Can multitask/record/edit easily.
9. No worries about space or ads or anything.
10. More reliable hardware/easier to solve issues/better online.