What role does the PC platform have for you?

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Posted by CrownKingArthur (4642 posts) 10 months, 19 days ago

Poll: What role does the PC platform have for you? (99 votes)

PC comes first, nothing comes second. 12%
PC Comes first, consoles/handhelds are secondary. 60%
Consoles/handhelds come first, nothing comes second. 6%
Consoles/handhelds come first, PC comes second. 15%
pc, consoles, handhelds - I have no clear primary platform 7%

i chose 'PC Comes first, consoles/handhelds are secondary.', because i am a pc gamer but would get a console if it had enough appeal.

#1 Posted by lundy86_4 (43200 posts) -

Right now, a HTPC. I rarely play games on it, due to it being older.

#2 Posted by AMD655 (4495 posts) -

Last option at the moment, i still play my older consoles.

#3 Edited by GioVela2010 (4018 posts) -

Single player games on my 9K dollar setup

#4 Edited by GioVela2010 (4018 posts) -

And I usually wait til said games are $10 or less

#5 Edited by Ginosaji (965 posts) -

PC Comes first, consoles/handhelds are secondary. (Your vote)

I can't imagine it any other way. Since I need a decent PC for work anyway I just throw a $200-$300 GPU in there and not have to worry about expensive games and online fees. And consoles just plain don't have enough games to be a primary gaming platform. Too many long dry spells.

Can't shun the consoles/handhelds entirely, though, since they do still have exclusives. Even if the number of exclusives has been steadily declining.

#6 Posted by wis3boi (31289 posts) -

the only platform worth my attention and money

#7 Posted by MonsieurX (29981 posts) -

Single player games on my 9K dollar setup

You said 10000$ earlier,such a liar.

#8 Posted by OreoMilkshake (12810 posts) -

Internet
Porn
Amazon
RollerCoaster Tycoon

#9 Edited by AMD655 (4495 posts) -

@GioVela2010 said:

Single player games on my 9K dollar setup

You said 10000$ earlier,such a liar.

Now now, don't do that, you will upset him, he will end up getting personal, or showing images of his sunglasses.

#11 Posted by MonsieurX (29981 posts) -

@AMD655 said:

@MonsieurX said:

@GioVela2010 said:

Single player games on my 9K dollar setup

You said 10000$ earlier,such a liar.

Now now, don't do that, you will upset him, he will end up getting personal, or showing images of his sunglasses.

That's the funny part

#12 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4642 posts) -
@AMD655 said:

Last option at the moment, i still play my older consoles.

i'm quite surprised, if i had placed a wager I would have lost some money there.

#13 Edited by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

Last gen: pc, consoles, handhelds - I have no clear primary platform

The eight gen as it stands: PC Comes first, consoles/handhelds are secondary.

#14 Edited by Gue1 (9758 posts) -

PC is my expensive emulator because I don't have the space for so many consoles under my TV. Although I'm forced to keep my PS3 since emulation for that is not gonna be viable any time soon if ever.

#15 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

PC is my primary. I spend 90% of my time with it.

The only time I spend on my PS3 is for GTA V and recently Uncharted 3 again

#16 Edited by rjdofu (9170 posts) -

PC always comes first, it's the platform where I do most of my activities on. My interest in consoles gaming seems to decrease a lot this gen.

#17 Posted by -RPGamer- (34283 posts) -

Consoles and handhelds are my primary devices. PC is used essentially to play some older WRPG nowadays. I just don't like playing on my PC much, because if I'm on my PC I should probably be working.

#18 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4642 posts) -

lol. just discovered an awesome mistake in my english.

"What role does the PC platform have for you?"

What? The PC never assigns me any roles...

I'll leave it as it is for lols.

#19 Posted by ronvalencia (15110 posts) -

1st option i.e. PC helps me earn an income outside of my rental property.

#20 Edited by lawlessx (46634 posts) -

PC is my primary. I spend 90% of my time with it.

The only time I spend on my PS3 is for GTA V and recently Uncharted 3 again

same here,but with GTA V and tales of

#21 Posted by GioVela2010 (4018 posts) -
#22 Posted by MonsieurX (29981 posts) -
#23 Posted by ConorHat (138 posts) -

I do everything on my PC. I buy consoles whenever there's a game I want to play on them, but they are secondary at best.

#24 Posted by Jankarcop (9269 posts) -

pc, its the best

#25 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15975 posts) -

My PCs (both desktop and laptop) are my primary multipurpose devices. Some of the tasks they're used in:

Gaming

Typing long reports both for work and classes; office work

Media editing: video, audio, images/photos. Also includes encoding plus DVD-burning of finished media files for viewing on TV

Making backups of media files especially family photos

Communicating long-distance with friends both domestic and abroad: E-mail, Instant Messaging, FB, etc

Other fun stuff like Google Earth, Google Mars, Google Moon. The standalone versions work better than the Web-based ones.

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My secondary multipurpose devices are my Android tablet and Toshiba NB305-N600 netbook. They're used when I'm away from home and in the local area. Their tasks are mostly light such as:

E-mail, surfing the Web. watching videos (including YT), FB, IM. If I happen to have a need to do some homework, I'll bring the netbook instead of the tablet.

Light gaming

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Console/handhelds: The least useful of my devices. Functions consist mainly of the following:

Gaming

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If I have to tighten my belt, the consoles and handhelds would be the first to go.

#26 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4321 posts) -

For me. Consoles always come first.

PC is just something I have if I don't have something to play or want to play something really old.

Handhelds... well... haven't had one since GBA

#27 Posted by DirkXXVI (497 posts) -

Virtually any multi-plat game I will buy on PC. To make me choose otherwise would require some weird DRM scheme and a comparable console copy I could acquire used or an absolutely awful PC port of a game that I still wanted to play for some reason. Consoles are for exclusives and a select few sport games. My PC is currently hooked up to my big screen as well as a 27 inch monitor so I don't have to worry about not being able to play on my best TV or being tied to a desk to play a game.

#28 Posted by CrownKingArthur (4642 posts) -

My PCs (both desktop and laptop) are my primary multipurpose devices. Some of the tasks they're used in:

Gaming

Typing long reports both for work and classes; office work

Media editing: video, audio, images/photos. Also includes encoding plus DVD-burning of finished media files for viewing on TV

Making backups of media files especially family photos

Communicating long-distance with friends both domestic and abroad: E-mail, Instant Messaging, FB, etc

Other fun stuff like Google Earth, Google Mars, Google Moon. The standalone versions work better than the Web-based ones.

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My secondary multipurpose devices are my Android tablet and Toshiba NB305-N600 netbook. They're used when I'm away from home and in the local area. Their tasks are mostly light such as:

E-mail, surfing the Web. watching videos (including YT), FB, IM. If I happen to have a need to do some homework, I'll bring the netbook instead of the tablet.

Light gaming

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Console/handhelds: The least useful of my devices. Functions consist mainly of the following:

Gaming

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If I have to tighten my belt, the consoles and handhelds would be the first to go.

this is a very good post. consoles have very little utility.

would you consider yourself a utilitarian?

#29 Posted by santoron (7717 posts) -

PC primary, tablet/phone secondary, console/handhelds distant third. There are still a number of DS RPGs I'd like to get to some day that might at least temporarily swing this order around, but that's it for the time being.

#30 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15975 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur: I'd say yes. I prioritize based on the uses each device have. That said, I think my PS3 and PSP1000 have earned their keep. It'll take something drastic for me to get rid of them.

#31 Edited by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

pc, its the best

That's not answering what's in the OP.

#32 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3536 posts) -

Sig maker.

#33 Edited by Maddie_Larkin (6470 posts) -

PC first Consoles second and handheld third.

PC is primary due to: Cheaper in upkeep in games, able to modfy the games to my liking aswell as decide the input of controls. Basicly I can make the game play however I want it to, and bugs can be fixed by community. Added bonus that alot of my friends game on pc aswell.

Consoles secondary due to: high cost of console games which are often not as good looking as the pc counterparts, better for social gaming (with more people in the same room) and specific exclusives. Certain genres I prefer on Console.

Handheld third due to: Of the above the handhelds are less satisfying to play on (still WAY above phones), cheap-ish games, with some genres almost none existant on the other platforms, portable so easy to take with me, Nice to have with you if you do alot of public transport.

Basicly all have a place, each type of system for each situation.

#34 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

PC first. Everything else second. This gen will be PC as my main and PS4 for the family. Got a 3DS XL for me and my girl (plan on getting a second one later). Might get a Vita, but it has a LONG way to go in the games department before that happens.

#35 Edited by Jag85 (4455 posts) -

For me, the previous generations were console first, PC second... but this generation, it's been mostly PC first, console second, for me. Nowadays, I only turn to consoles for the exclusives and local multiplayer games.

#36 Edited by treedoor (7648 posts) -

The more I play PC, and learn what the platform has to offer, the less value consoles have.

I'm not sure how someone can find value in, for instance, a $400 console with three exclusives, and very few prospects on the horizon.

PC has handily decimated the combined libraries of every rival platform (PS3, 360, Wii, Wii U, PS4, Xbox One, 3DS, and PS Vita) in high-rated exclusives this year (using Gamespot reviews as my source). That's rather telling imo.

Only made worse when you consider you could buy every one of those titles for the cost of a new console.... That's just plain nasty.

I'll never know what keeps people from even considering PC as a viable option for gaming. Once I discovered the platform I never looked back.

#37 Edited by SolidTy (42790 posts) -

Exclusives are what I like my PC for...especially in the RTS and MMO categories.

As a collector, I dislike buying full retail PC games knowing they aren't worth a penny once I get home (and log into their DRM) despite me having Four gaming PCs...so exclusives are what I use PC for.

If I do buy a multiplat, it's damn cheap again due to DRM. I look at my cases of Starcraft 2 and I know I can't resell them to another collector. It's a bummer if you are collector or someone who likes to lend games out.

#38 Posted by darkmoney52 (4308 posts) -

I used to play primarily on console, with my laptop used for indie games. I recently switched over to a proper gaming PC. For the most part I'm really glad I did, the variety of games is great and the steam black friday sale was very good to me.

The only thing that irks me are all of the publisher accounts. Uplay, Origin, Rockstar social Club, even fucking games for windows live. I didn't even think that still existed until I tried running Dark Souls. It's the one thing in gaming that brings out the whiny old man in me, I just want to rage and write angry letters to all these publishers every time I pay them money and they push their bs on me before I can even play my game.

#39 Edited by _Matt_ (8906 posts) -

For games - i have no clear priority. At the moment it's consoles, but that's because I have a shiny new PS4.

#40 Posted by ShadowDoubt (32 posts) -

PC definitely comes first; have you seen all of these steam sales ^_^

One of my favorite genres of game is simulation, which are seriously lacking on consoles, but thriving thanks to indie developers on PC.

My Vita gets a bit of love most days too, mainly playing old Final Fantasy games, but that isn't a problem. xD

#41 Posted by Rage010101 (5470 posts) -

I'm full fledged Master Race. There is only PC.

#42 Edited by gameofthering (10195 posts) -

PC first (It does everything I need it to do)

Everything else after that.

#43 Posted by Ross_the_Boss6 (2576 posts) -

Used to be my primary gaming device, but I haven't touched it in months. Despite the sacrifices, I just prefer gaming on consoles.

#44 Posted by XboxDone74 (2047 posts) -

PC used for making me money and the web. Gaming on consoles and handhelds, as it should be.

#45 Edited by finalstar2007 (25083 posts) -

My PC works as my movie player and internet chatting.. my consoles are where my gaming is at

#46 Posted by BSC14 (3768 posts) -

It's the ONLY platform that really does everything, including the best gaming experience.

PC only for me...I'm done with consoles.

#47 Edited by radoman (296 posts) -

I play games, browse the web, watch tv and movies with mce/xbmc and more with my PC. I can do this on my monitors or on my big screen tv and can use a controller. I do like consoles though, and will likely own all the new ones eventually

#48 Posted by cainetao11 (17325 posts) -

lol. just discovered an awesome mistake in my english.

"What role does the PC platform have for you?"

What? The PC never assigns me any roles...

I'll leave it as it is for lols.

LOL funny. My pc gaming is done with steam, on a dell laptop. So mostly classics it can run.

#49 Posted by IgGy621985 (4745 posts) -

I use my PC primarily for gaming, and for work. My 360 sits on the shelf collecting dust for about year or so.

#50 Posted by ZombieKiller7 (6248 posts) -

I don't have time for consoles.

The sheer volume and variety of PC games completely crushes any desire

In this past month I played Hard Reset, Secret World, Far Cry 3, Dirt, and Eve Online.

So it has %90 of the popular "AAA" multiplat stuff, but it also has so much more.

The only thing I would like to play on PC that I can't is GTA V

Neither the Xbox One nor the PS4 have anything I'd like to play.

In my opinion, consoles don't have enough variety to be a primary platform, and the PC has TOO many games to really have time for a secondary platform.

I don't really do mobile gaming but if I did, I would probably play on a tablet.