What would you say is your preferred way to play? Do you like the keyboard and mouse set-up of a PC or the controller and big screen set-up of a home console? Or are you most fond of the up close and portable set-up of a handheld? Well, actually the poll is multiple choice as I think it'll be interesting to see which one accumulates the most votes, whether you only like one, two or all three.
Bonus question: Do you think the video game industry will one day shift towards only manufacturing hardware and developing software for one of the three ways to play or will they continue to co-exist?
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PCs vs. home consoles vs. handhelds
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Home consoles for me. Times have changed. If you asked me this question in 2004, I would say PC all the way. But the home consoles get the better exclusive titles. I could care less about MMO type games as well.
Handheld is next for me. I love to play in bed at night.
PC is dead last. I simply lost that loving feeling.
If I have to choose, I'll choose PC, though I think every platform has its advantage.
That's why I have a PS3 for games like The Last of Us, Uncharted, God Of War... A PSVita for games like Tearaway and as a followup on my dead PSP... A PC for most of my gaming (thus the thing that costed me the most so far) but I don't mind.. The only reason I don't have an xbox is because I don't feel like the xbox exclusives are worth it imo... Might go for PS4 in the future, depending on what games will come towards it. Would be grand to have one with amazing games again like Uncharted or such and definitely with the advantage of a PSVita.
I love home consoles and handhelds. PCs are good for playing FPS titles and various mods but I'm not a big fan of said genre (though Deus Ex is in my personal top five). I'd say I like handhelds the most because of the portability even if the graphics, physics and whatnot aren't the best.
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Before I joined PSU, I was a die-hard PC gamer. Consoles had little to no appeal since I was playing Doom and then Quake and a gamepad for those games just didn't make sense when I was using a mouse and keyboard. But my love of FPS has dwindled to nothing over the years as did multiplayer gaming. So I game exclusively on consoles and handhelds.
My two sons however started out as console gamers but now are die-hard PC gamers. Ugh.....amount of money I have spent on PC hardware is mind-blowing.
Consoles and handhelds equally. I have a more than capable PC but don't play on it much. Just prefer consoles
PC > Consoles > Handhelds
I absolutely adore my PC and its games. I do miss the simple comfort of the couch, but oh well. It's convenient having all my work, personal projects, and games on one machine right here in front of me. I enjoy some console titles here and there still, mostly it being the occasional good exclusive. I'll probably pick up a PS4 once the price dips some and more games release.
I don't care about handhelds at all. I used to, but that was years ago on the Gameboy Advance.
For me consoles comes first, on close second place comes PC and on last place comes handhelds. Right now I prefer sitting in the sofa in front of a big screen playing with a (DS4) controller. That goes for most game types. I also like playing games on PC alot. There are a few games that I really prefer to play on PC, and a few that is only released for PC. I don't have a Vita or something like that (yet), only my smartphone, which isn't that fun to play games on. I want analog sticks or something like that if I'm to play on a handheld device, playing on just a touch screen sucks, IMO.
I spend most of my time playing fairly evenly between PC and consoles.. Although I think PC edges it out.
I'd prefer to use gamepads, though, and for that reason (along with the value proposition and multimedia utility) I really, really like console gaming. In general it brings alot to the table.
I voted all three. I don't have a preference. I play PC games, well, on PC. I play console games... well, you get it.
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For me PC gaming is my main source. I haven't bothered with a new console just yet because most the games I wanted can bd played better on PC plus the mod support on PC games gives then more value to me.
And I just find Keyboard and mouse a lot more fun to play with than pads unless it's a racing game.
I will pick up a console eventually though
All of the above. I'll give my answers on these individual polls.
I've began to play PC Gaming around late 2009 with Halo: Combat Evolved (PC). At first, It was hard to use since i was very used to the PS3 controller (at the time) and i sucked. As i kept playing, i've gotten better. But my stance on PC Gaming is that, I prefer to use it for most Online Multiplayer or games that are Open World like the Grand Theft Auto series or games like Minecraft. I don't buy most Single Player games on my PC since they take up too much space and you probably will never open it again after you completed it, which gets to the next point of Home Consoles.
Console Gaming, love it or hate it, but this is probably where most Gamers began. Right now, I own an Xbox 360 and a Playstation 3. Why I still buy a Console? 3 Reasons. 1 Half of my Friends play on either Consoles. 2 I buy it for most Single Player games as well as Games that you cannot get on a PC (Final Fantasy is one of them) 3 I like to keep Physical copies of games. I know, Consoles are inferior to PC Gaming, but, I play for the Gameplay and less on Graphics.
Honestly, I haven't played Handheld in years. I still have a PSP-1001 (Seven years old) and i only use this to play Project Diva and K-ON! Houkago Live since there's nothing else for me to play on the PSP anymore. I also have a Nintendo DS Lite, which i stopped using because the Touch Screen broke on me. I never bought a lot of Games for my DS, I mainly use it to play Pokemon.
Have a alienware pc thats used for video encoding...ps4 and ps3 for gaming, an a psp3000 for ocassional play on the bus when I can't be arsed breaking out my nexus 7 or gs4.
PC but I also play on the PS3.Sent from my computer using keyboard.
Would love another console but they keep breaking these days. All my consoles since PS1 have died through no fault of my own, if it was as easy as simply replacing an off the shelf part I would but its not, they need to be specific parts for specific models making it more expensive and harder to do yourself.
In contrast I have had a GPU die on me for an older PC but its a piece of cake to replace because its all the same standard.
Standardisation: One of the many things the Victorians did for us.
Also thsi generation Consoles are alot weaker than they were in comparison to PC.
In generations gone by consoles were much more powerful than even high end PCs at the time and PCs had to catch up but this gen that is not the case, a mid ranged PC is just as powerful as aPS4 or Xbone and a high end is much more powerful so why bother?
PC of course. If I want a console on the couch experience then I got an HDMI cord connected from my PC to my TV in the media room, Steam big picture mode, and my wireless 360 controller. Get the top notch graphics and mods.
Console and handheld. PC has better performance but the industry seems a lot more focused on console gaming as a whole so that's where I am. I don't think I could live without Uncharted, inFamous, TLOU etc and all the amazing titles that will never grace home computers. If we lived in a world of only 3rd party studios I'd probably go PC and set it up on my Bravia but the content isn't there.
Still, I intend on getting one eventually so I can play EVE and the Valkyrie (CCPs VR game on Oculus).
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I have a natural hate for handhelds, I just can't get into gaming on those things. For me it's a console and PC combo. The replay value on many PC games still trump console gaming in terms of replay value, but the games for the PC have slowed down quite a bit. As Titanfall hits the PC, I can see Titanfall being popular on the PC side more so than a console since it's a 100% twitch based shooter. It's certainly a mouse game. That being said, this is why I like to have a console and PC combo rather than just having two consoles, it makes for much more variety.
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