:( Why am i alone in this!
:( Why am i alone in this!
I'll be getting the new Xbox when its released... love the smell of a new console in the morning :)
Looking forward to the 21 May.
Castle Crashers began life as a flash game on Newgrounds.com: on the PC/Mac/Linux ;)
And just because @nephilim likes one FPS doesn't mean he has to like them all, that's ridiculous! I can't stand most futuristic FPS, especially since Halo as they're mostly just clones. Half Life is one of the few exceptions for me. Oh, and it's on PC/Mac/Linux too. Metroid Prime was pretty epic too, much better than Halo IMO.
Now I have a mancave, and my PC is hooked up to a big TV with the wired 360 controller, I reckon I'll sit this generation out. Which'll be the first since the N64, so what, three generations? Bit of a turn around from now when I have the Wii, 360 and PS3, but then I did get married and have children during this generation...
With the consoles moving to x86 architecture as well, the PC should get decent ports instead of barebones (hopefully). Buying games is cheaper on PC (wait 6 months, buy in Steam sale for £5, result) and the money I'd spend on the new Xbox/PS4 could just go on a new GPU and pretty up all my existing games as well as all my future ones - I still want to play Witcher 2 with ubersampling at some point, even if I'll be waiting a decade.
WRT exclusives, my Steam backlog is genuinely already in the hundreds. I miss games now. It is a fact of life /shrug
(plus using FPS games as an argument for consoles is daft. Mouse & keyboard are orders of magnitude better than analogue sticks there :p)
balanced specifically to account for PC players being faster to react with a mouse than a console player can be with an analogue stick. But then, I grew up on Duke Nukem 3D and Dark Forces rather than Halo.
Driving games are awful with keyboards, mind. Super Meat Boy demands the controller, and Hotline Miami only made sense to me with M+K. The best thing the 360 ever did was give me a decent controller for the PC and let me have the choice :D (it's the best controller there's ever been anyway, IMHO, just edging out the Gamecube's)
Atari 2600 > NES > SNES > PSX + N64 > PS2 + Gamecube > PS3 + Xbox 360 + Wii
I find myself playing games on the current gen consoles extremely rarely these days (though funnily enough, I play Castle Crashers a lot because my daughter likes to play it with me) and quite often opt to play my NES if any console (I regrettably sold my SNES years ago to buy the PSX) though the vast majority of my gaming is done on PC.
Family is definitely a factor too, when little one is awake I just can't play the likes of GTA, COD etc. on the big screen, though if I do so happen to find 30 minutes where she's otherwise distracted, there's the PC monitor... then when she's gone to bed, flip over to Steam Big Screen and play on the TV.
TBH, using the Xbox pad with the PC on Big Screen to TV, it's easy to forget you're not playing on a console (until you realise how much more impressive the graphics are of course ;0)
Halo fan here! Backstory incredible! Gameplay awesome! Visually Stunning! Awesome Vehicles! :)
It's the only FPS I likle playing on consoles. All others have to be PC I'm deadly on COD on a PC but fairly useless on the Xbox because there's no 'point and click' feel with an analogue stick.
localzuk Yes, buying games on the PC are cheaper, but what you get on the xbox, you won't get on the PC. What you get on one console / rig you won't get on another. Yes, you probably could bu ya new GPU, but unless you're throwing out £700 - £800 on one, just buy the fricking console and get stuck in with millions around the world! An example, PGR4. Why in the god forbidden chicken soup would you play this on a PC...
Steam is, mind blowing. They're growing at an incredible rate. Who knows how long before they take over everything.... 'Hey Brain, what are we gona' do tonight.... the same thing we try to do every night pinky.... TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD'.
If FPS games we're superior with mouse + keyboard, why is the Cod champion using a xbox controller? :)
However, i think i've only ever missed out on 2600, NES and PS3 to date. Pretty much owned what you've got up there. That and a comadore. ONE HARD ASS MAFIA GAME ON THERE. Impossibru to complete the first level!
They released supreme commander for the 360 and i was sceptical, but they managed to make it work really well. I enjoyed it almost as much as I did the PC version.
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