Are PC gamers smart or just very cheap gamers?

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#1 Posted by Second_Hokage (1104 posts) -
Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.
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#2 Posted by thom_maytees (3669 posts) -

This is not Fanboy Wars you know. Talk about the games; not the gamers.

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#3 Posted by Nanomage (2371 posts) -
They´re simply smart and know how to save money.
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#4 Posted by USS_Data (543 posts) -

Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.Second_Hokage

Jelly we PC gamers actually get worthwhile deals on games?

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#5 Posted by Silverbond (16130 posts) -
Stop making threads.
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#6 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
I am about to save up $1,500 to build a new PC. You yell me, am I cheap?
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#7 Posted by slimjimbadboy (1731 posts) -

Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.Second_Hokage

Oppose to console gamers that like to brag about the cost of their system itself?

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#8 Posted by SolidSnake35 (58923 posts) -
I am about to save up $1,500 to build a new PC. You yell me, am I cheap?AmazonTreeBoa
PC gaming is too expensive.
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#9 Posted by OhJayDubya (1173 posts) -
I would say smart, if I could afford to build a good gaming rig I would jump over in a heartbeat. Why the hell would I not want to pay less for games? paying less means that I can get more for my money and that can't be a bad thing.
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#10 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -
PC gaming has a big start up cost, but if you're a smart buyer and look regularly at sales, you can save a lot of money and get a much better experience than consoles. I don't have to wait nearly as long to find good prices for PC than I did wih consoles
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#11 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

They're just FPS gamers.

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#12 Posted by PCgameruk (2273 posts) -

You sound like EA:lol: Steam is bad it sells games cheap wha wha wha:cry::roll:

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#13 Posted by archvile_78 (8438 posts) -

Stop making threads.Silverbond

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#14 Posted by razgriz_101 (16875 posts) -

[QUOTE="Second_Hokage"]Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.USS_Data

Jelly we PC gamers actually get worthwhile deals on games?

Someone doesnt shop online, get some decent deals on console games if you shop around.Not to mention that little Xbox OD sale not too long ago wasnt bad some nice games for under a fiver which is less than a 20 deck of Malboro Red's these days.

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#15 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (9158 posts) -

Is it wrong to save money? You can wait until console games are $20, instead of paying $60 when they first release.

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#16 Posted by free_milk (3903 posts) -
Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.Second_Hokage
they always forget to mention the cost of electricity and internet and the cost of repairs and the cost of an ethernet cable hence pc gaming is more expensive then console
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#17 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
Well after reading your post......No we are not cheap gamers, we are smart gamers.
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#18 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
[QUOTE="AmazonTreeBoa"]I am about to save up $1,500 to build a new PC. You yell me, am I cheap?SolidSnake35
PC gaming is too expensive.

If you don't have the money for it, I can see you looking at it that way.
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#19 Posted by parkurtommo (28295 posts) -
[QUOTE="Second_Hokage"]Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.free_milk
they always forget to mention the cost of electricity and internet and the cost of repairs and the cost of an ethernet cable hence pc gaming is more expensive then console

Don't forget about the food, you need that if you wanna play on PC otherwise you'll die.
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#20 Posted by Click_Clock (3632 posts) -

Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.Second_Hokage
First off, Amazon sales is MUCH better than Steam sales. Amazon gives better selection of games and cheaper prices. Second, steam sales are selling OLD games for cheap, games that even Jesus Christ himself played. If you like OLD games, go ahead purchase games from Steam sales. Anyways I perfer Amazon for my PC gaming needs and you don't have to use Steam's Heavy DRM program.

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#21 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (9158 posts) -

[QUOTE="Second_Hokage"]Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.free_milk
they always forget to mention the cost of electricity and internet and the cost of repairs and the cost of an ethernet cable hence pc gaming is more expensive then console

And consoles run on magic, never break down outside of their warranty, and NEVER require ethernet cables right?

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#22 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Is it wrong to save money? You can wait until console games are $20, instead of paying $60 when they first release.

YearoftheSnake5
That's what i do with my PS3. That and buy used games for even cheaper.
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#23 Posted by parkurtommo (28295 posts) -

[QUOTE="Second_Hokage"]Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.Click_Clock

First off, Amazon sales is MUCH better than Steam sales. Amazon gives better selection of games and cheaper prices. Second, steam sales are selling OLD games for cheap, games that even Jesus Christ himself played. If you like OLD games, go ahead purchase games from Steam. Anyways I perfer Amazon for my PC gaming needs and you don't have to use Steam's Heavy DRM program.

Are you a variation of LoosingENDS or something? o_O
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#24 Posted by parkurtommo (28295 posts) -

[QUOTE="free_milk"][QUOTE="Second_Hokage"]Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.YearoftheSnake5

they always forget to mention the cost of electricity and internet and the cost of repairs and the cost of an ethernet cable hence pc gaming is more expensive then console

And consoles run on magic, never break down outside of their warranty, and NEVER require ethernet cables right?

That is correct.
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#25 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

[QUOTE="Second_Hokage"]Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.free_milk
they always forget to mention the cost of electricity and internet and the cost of repairs and the cost of an ethernet cable hence pc gaming is more expensive then console

You mean all those things you have to pay for with a console as well?

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#26 Posted by OhJayDubya (1173 posts) -
[QUOTE="Second_Hokage"]Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.free_milk
they always forget to mention the cost of electricity and internet and the cost of repairs and the cost of an ethernet cable hence pc gaming is more expensive then console

All of your points also can be related to console though, you still need to pay for Internet, Electricity, Repairs (360) and at times Ethernet cable when it comes to consoles.
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#27 Posted by free_milk (3903 posts) -
[QUOTE="free_milk"][QUOTE="Second_Hokage"]Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.parkurtommo
they always forget to mention the cost of electricity and internet and the cost of repairs and the cost of an ethernet cable hence pc gaming is more expensive then console

Don't forget about the food, you need that if you wanna play on PC otherwise you'll die.

ikr dont forget the pet food for their pets,healthcare,tax,rent,bus fare etc. I never knew pc gaming could be this expensive.
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#28 Posted by free_milk (3903 posts) -
[QUOTE="lostrib"]

[QUOTE="free_milk"][QUOTE="Second_Hokage"]

[QUOTE="free_milk"][QUOTE="Second_Hokage"]Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.OhJayDubya
they always forget to mention the cost of electricity and internet and the cost of repairs and the cost of an ethernet cable hence pc gaming is more expensive then console

All of your points also can be related to console though, you still need to pay for Internet, Electricity, Repairs (360) and at times Ethernet cable when it comes to consoles.

maybe....

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#29 Posted by Wasdie (53593 posts) -

There is no retail distribution for console games that can distribute games for that cheap in bulk and make a profit. The only way Steam can do it is by pure volume, no transportation costs, no retail fees, no labor, very little overhead. The consoles don't have that kind of distribution.

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#30 Posted by parkurtommo (28295 posts) -

[QUOTE="parkurtommo"][QUOTE="free_milk"] they always forget to mention the cost of electricity and internet and the cost of repairs and the cost of an ethernet cable hence pc gaming is more expensive then consolefree_milk
Don't forget about the food, you need that if you wanna play on PC otherwise you'll die.

ikr dont forget the pet food for their pets,healthcare,tax,rent,bus fare etc. I never knew pc gaming could be this expensive.

A roof, you don't want that expensive rig getting wet.

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#31 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (9158 posts) -

[QUOTE="YearoftheSnake5"]

[QUOTE="free_milk"] they always forget to mention the cost of electricity and internet and the cost of repairs and the cost of an ethernet cable hence pc gaming is more expensive then consoleparkurtommo

And consoles run on magic, never break down outside of their warranty, and NEVER require ethernet cables right?

That is correct.

Man, I could have been saving a boatload over the years. I wonder if it's possible to harness the magical force within a console to power my house....might take two or three of them.

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#32 Posted by parkurtommo (28295 posts) -

[QUOTE="parkurtommo"][QUOTE="YearoftheSnake5"]

And consoles run on magic, never break down outside of their warranty, and NEVER require ethernet cables right?

YearoftheSnake5

That is correct.

Man, I could have been saving a boatload over the years. I wonder if it's possible to harness the magical force within a console to power my house....might take two or three of them.

You'll need either 67 360s or 2 ps3s. (The ps3s seem to have more exclusive magic attributes)
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#33 Posted by free_milk (3903 posts) -

[QUOTE="YearoftheSnake5"]

[QUOTE="parkurtommo"] That is correct.parkurtommo

Man, I could have been saving a boatload over the years. I wonder if it's possible to harness the magical force within a console to power my house....might take two or three of them.

You'll need either 67 360s or 2 ps3s. (The ps3s seem to have more exclusive magic attributes)

You need 1 wii too that thing has a full load of Navi's in it.

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#34 Posted by OhJayDubya (1173 posts) -
[QUOTE="free_milk"][QUOTE="lostrib"]

[QUOTE="free_milk"] they always forget to mention the cost of electricity and internet and the cost of repairs and the cost of an ethernet cable hence pc gaming is more expensive then console

All of your points also can be related to console though, you still need to pay for Internet, Electricity, Repairs (360) and at times Ethernet cable when it comes to consoles.

maybe....

There is no Maybe about it....Consoles still need Electricity, Internet, Repairs and Ethernet just as much as PC's.
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#35 Posted by Chris_Williams (14882 posts) -

i'm a console/pc gamer and i always find great prices on both platforms. I'm cheap btw

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#36 Posted by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

They're just FPS gamers.

Bigboi500

PC has more genres than xbox360, and more games in each.

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#37 Posted by AzatiS (14969 posts) -

With that logic of yous then let me say it differently

Are console gamers "dumps" or just very rich gamers??...

Because who on earth with a bit of brain would give 300Euros ( 400$$ at that time ) for a Wii?!!! And who will keep paying 69.99$$ for the same game with way lower quality than counter PC one which been sold at 39.99$$?!

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#38 Posted by princeofshapeir (16652 posts) -

[QUOTE="Second_Hokage"]Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.Click_Clock

First off, Amazon sales is MUCH better than Steam sales. Amazon gives better selection of games and cheaper prices. Second, steam sales are selling OLD games for cheap, games that even Jesus Christ himself played. If you like OLD games, go ahead purchase games from Steam sales. Anyways I perfer Amazon for my PC gaming needs and you don't have to use Steam's Heavy DRM program.

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Look at how old these games are! Skyrim? Saint's Row The Third? Dead Island? Those are, like, paleolithic era games!

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#39 Posted by archvile_78 (8438 posts) -

[QUOTE="Click_Clock"]

[QUOTE="Second_Hokage"]Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.princeofshapeir

First off, Amazon sales is MUCH better than Steam sales. Amazon gives better selection of games and cheaper prices. Second, steam sales are selling OLD games for cheap, games that even Jesus Christ himself played. If you like OLD games, go ahead purchase games from Steam sales. Anyways I perfer Amazon for my PC gaming needs and you don't have to use Steam's Heavy DRM program.

EJpSM.jpg

Look at how old these games are! Skyrim? Saint's Row The Third? Dead Island? Those are, like, paleolithic era games!

Dude, i TOTALLY remember having a blast playing Skyrim in 1835!

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#40 Posted by princeofshapeir (16652 posts) -

[QUOTE="princeofshapeir"]

[QUOTE="Click_Clock"]First off, Amazon sales is MUCH better than Steam sales. Amazon gives better selection of games and cheaper prices. Second, steam sales are selling OLD games for cheap, games that even Jesus Christ himself played. If you like OLD games, go ahead purchase games from Steam sales. Anyways I perfer Amazon for my PC gaming needs and you don't have to use Steam's Heavy DRM program.

archvile_78

EJpSM.jpg

Look at how old these games are! Skyrim? Saint's Row The Third? Dead Island? Those are, like, paleolithic era games!

Dude, i TOTALLY remember having a blast playing Skyrim in 1835!

Do you guys remember Skyrim? That game was so fun! It really set the stage for The Elder Scrolls XII.
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#41 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8531 posts) -

How can someone who stupidly spend £40 over again and again smart?

Therefore PC gamers are smarter. They know how to save money.

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#42 Posted by archvile_78 (8438 posts) -

Do you guys remember Skyrim? That game was so fun! It really set the stage for The Elder Scrolls XII.princeofshapeir

Hell yeah, glad to see its down to 50% in price after nearly 200 years.

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#43 Posted by savagetwinkie (7981 posts) -
I would say smart, if I could afford to build a good gaming rig I would jump over in a heartbeat. Why the hell would I not want to pay less for games? paying less means that I can get more for my money and that can't be a bad thing.OhJayDubya
well after buying dead island for 16$ i' spend the better half of the morning trying to find a fix for an issue with the mouse having horribly different speeds in games vs the menus, teh extra $15 dollars for the xbox version would have been worth it.
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#44 Posted by USS_Data (543 posts) -

[QUOTE="OhJayDubya"]I would say smart, if I could afford to build a good gaming rig I would jump over in a heartbeat. Why the hell would I not want to pay less for games? paying less means that I can get more for my money and that can't be a bad thing.savagetwinkie
well after buying dead island for 16$ i' spend the better half of the morning trying to find a fix for an issue with the mouse having horribly different speeds in games vs the menus, teh extra $15 dollars for the xbox version would have been worth it.

That is a problem on your end Dead Island works fine with me with no problems whatsover so no the extra money for the console version is not worth it.

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#45 Posted by princeofshapeir (16652 posts) -
[QUOTE="OhJayDubya"]I would say smart, if I could afford to build a good gaming rig I would jump over in a heartbeat. Why the hell would I not want to pay less for games? paying less means that I can get more for my money and that can't be a bad thing.savagetwinkie
well after buying dead island for 16$ i' spend the better half of the morning trying to find a fix for an issue with the mouse having horribly different speeds in games vs the menus, teh extra $15 dollars for the xbox version would have been worth it.

You think spending "half the morning", which is about three hours, is worth $15? Nice money management. Does mommy buy you your video games?
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#46 Posted by savagetwinkie (7981 posts) -

[QUOTE="savagetwinkie"][QUOTE="OhJayDubya"]I would say smart, if I could afford to build a good gaming rig I would jump over in a heartbeat. Why the hell would I not want to pay less for games? paying less means that I can get more for my money and that can't be a bad thing.princeofshapeir
well after buying dead island for 16$ i' spend the better half of the morning trying to find a fix for an issue with the mouse having horribly different speeds in games vs the menus, teh extra $15 dollars for the xbox version would have been worth it.

You think spending "half the morning", which is about three hours, is worth $15? Nice money management. Does mommy buy you your video games?

i never got it fixed, i just went and played something else now i just wasted $16 on a steam sale

edit: my point is $15 is a measly amount of money and I'd gladly pay extra for a version that works probably, its like like 10 mins worth of work for me any way.

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#47 Posted by USS_Data (543 posts) -

[QUOTE="princeofshapeir"][QUOTE="savagetwinkie"] well after buying dead island for 16$ i' spend the better half of the morning trying to find a fix for an issue with the mouse having horribly different speeds in games vs the menus, teh extra $15 dollars for the xbox version would have been worth it.savagetwinkie

You think spending "half the morning", which is about three hours, is worth $15? Nice money management. Does mommy buy you your video games?

i never got it fixed, i just went and played something else now i just wasted $16 on a steam sale

edit: my point is $15 is a measly amount of money and I'd gladly pay extra for a version that works probably, its like like 10 mins worth of work for me any way.

Dead Island works just fine maybe you should learn to maintain your pc.

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#48 Posted by savagetwinkie (7981 posts) -

[QUOTE="savagetwinkie"]

[QUOTE="princeofshapeir"] You think spending "half the morning", which is about three hours, is worth $15? Nice money management. Does mommy buy you your video games?USS_Data

i never got it fixed, i just went and played something else now i just wasted $16 on a steam sale

edit: my point is $15 is a measly amount of money and I'd gladly pay extra for a version that works probably, its like like 10 mins worth of work for me any way.

Dead Island works just fine maybe you should learn to maintain your pc.

i know how to maintain my pc, a lot of people are having this problem, this is because dev's dont' know how to code properly for different types of mice. This is why PC gaming can be such a hassle, idiots... blame users for platform and hardware specific issues, no there couldn't possible be an issue on the pc/developers end of things.
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#49 Posted by GhoX (6267 posts) -

Seems like all PC gamers like to do is brag about how much cheaper games are on PC. All they seem to do is wait for steam sales.Second_Hokage
And console gamers always boast about how cheap their consoles are? Gamers in general are cheap then?

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#50 Posted by OhJayDubya (1173 posts) -
[QUOTE="OhJayDubya"]I would say smart, if I could afford to build a good gaming rig I would jump over in a heartbeat. Why the hell would I not want to pay less for games? paying less means that I can get more for my money and that can't be a bad thing.savagetwinkie
well after buying dead island for 16$ i' spend the better half of the morning trying to find a fix for an issue with the mouse having horribly different speeds in games vs the menus, teh extra $15 dollars for the xbox version would have been worth it.

Sorry but one game not working hardly nulls the point that PC gaming allows you to get more for your money.