Try to think of all the video game legends you can. These are people, not games. I'll get it started: Sid Meier John Carmack Will Wright Shigeru Miyamoto Peter Molyneux (He's sorry about Fable but we still have Populous) Oleg Maddox (for you Flight Sim freaks) Gabe Newell Sorry, Shigeru is the only console legend I know off-hand. Keep going, let's see who's who.
[QUOTE="Deihmos"] I play Pc games and 360 games. i could never be a PC only gamer because the Pc does not offer much diversity. it's mostly FPS and RTS but I know there are many people that act kind of dumb about a PC. Basically everyone has one but not all of us care to play games on them. How could anyone be a PC only gamer? Read my previous post. That's how. Consoles cater to the young and 'hip'. I'm neither. I want realism as opposed to cool flashy stuff. I want my plane to shudder and yaw to the left if I have a hole in my left wing. I want my gears to sometimes get stuck so I have to make a belly-landing. I want to have to spend 15-minutes flying circles over the airbase dumping my fuel before I make a belly landing. And if I make a belly landing with my flaps OUT, I want to crash and burn like I should. I want my entire 101st airborne division to get trapped behind the Rhine because I didn't secure a bridge. I want my sub to have to sit on the surface because my dive planes are stuck in position. I want to die with one shot to the chest, not take down half or even three-quarters of my health. I want the screen to go black as my pilot dies without ever seeing or hearing that AAA flak cannon on the ground...after spending fourty-five minutes taking off, getting up to altitude and pulling into a perfect formation. I want my planes being unable to take off because the carrier deck is facing out of the wind. I want to know the exact ranges and convergence ranges for each gun and rocket on my plane. I want to be able to redistribute the weight load, change my fuel load, and set the convergence of my cannons. I want to have to pull out charts and trees to figure out if I should discover Hinduism and start spreading my religion to my rivals, or if I should invest in Navigation so I can set ships to sail and discover the layout of the worlds land mass (which is randomly generated at the start of each game). I want to ponder whether I should submit to Montizumas request for tribute or risk an all-out war of attrition, as he targets my farms, mines, and production facilities. I'm a Gorgnard. I don't game to enjoy massive, fantastical worlds filled with Ninjas and big-bosomed 15-year-old girls in frilly dresses fighting it out on the street. I'm not interested in little elves with green hats and swords. I have no interest at all in sports, either real or in games. I'm a gorgnard. I have no choice but to play on PC, and only on PC, because consoles won't touch my preferred generas.
I'm a PC gamer, and it has NOTHING to do with the hardware. I just like the games that are on PC which can't/won't be done on consoles. I'm an old gorgnard. Console developers act like grognards don't even exist. This is why I have no interest in consoles. Again, it has NOTHING to do with the hardware. If I could get WW2 Combat Flight Sims (not dumbed down, with the full Sim aspect intact, with the full level of difficulty intact, and without dumbing down the controls), Tanks Sims, Naval Sims, Wargamming, and games like Civilization III and IV, Supreme Commander and Company of Heroes, then I'd pick up a console in a heartbeat. But consoles don't cater to my tastes in games, so I really DO NOT HAVE A CHOICE. If console devs would realize there are plenty of us 30+ year-old gamers things may be different. But as long as they cater to the anime-fighting-ninja adolescent crowd, I'm not there. Edit: BTW Grognard: In the board game, role-playing game, and computer game genres, a grognard is an ultra-hardcore gamer, seeking reality and assembling detailed tables of probabilities and statistics.
If you can afford a Porshe 911 why would you buy a Camry? Camry may be cheaper than the Porshe, may get you where you're going just as well, and may cost less in maintenance over it's life, but I bet you'd still take the 911 if you could. I don't care that consoles are cheaper, I don't like the games. No sims. No wargamming. No RTS/TBS, etc.
I don't have any problems with the keyboard, even on flight sim game where I use every key, plus combinations because there aren't enough keys. But I have been using a keyboard daily since the mid-80's, so go figure. I find it easier to find keys on the keyboard than on a PS2 controller when I play with my little nephews. I have to look to see where the Triangle button is, heh. I don't like using one thumb for most of the buttons. BTW, you should be using a HOTAS stick in combination with your keyboard.
Why do console peeps never directly address my posts? Every time I come across a console person making a thread about PC gaming sucks, I list the games I like and challenge them to tell me how a console can entertain me according to my taste. Never any response. And that right there is the reason PC gaming is alive and kicking and always will be: PCs tend to more mature, niche markets like wargamming, simulations, strategy, and various other genera that consoles will not cater to because the console crowd is, ON AVERAGE, too young and immature to appreciate the complexities of such challenges. What console gamer do you know would be A-OKAY with taking a whole week of constant practice to get an HE-111 heavy bomber off the ground and the mission ahead after that fact gives only a 1-in-20 chance of survival? That's challenge, and that's the type of challenge console peeps don't enjoy. In fact, it's these kind of challenges that end up with controllers being tossed from windows. Let me give another example. I recently played a 14-hour game of Civilization IV. I lost. The reason I lost boiled down to a series of events relating to me placing a city one tile too far to the east way back at the beginning of the game, fourteen hours ago. If I had placed it one further to the west, it would not have culture-flipped due to an enemy building strong culture in an accompanying city. The city I lost was my biggest production city, and a miscalculation 14 hours earlier had cost me the game. That's challenge. 'Take Ryu, Izuruma Drop (or whatever) till your fingers hurt and hope you're still alive' isn't a cerebral challenge, it's a button-mash fest. Consoles have NOTHING for me. NOTHING. It had NOTHING to do with hardware and EVERYTHING to do with games. IMHO, console GAMES suck. YMMV.