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Old 03-09-2009, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why do PC gamers act like elitist *****s?

Lately I've been going to more video game forums and one thing I've noticed is that PC gamers can be some of the biggest *******s. This is actually one of the few forums where there's not an abundance of condescending PC owners, which is why I enjoy posting here more then places like gametrailers and the like. Well, anyways the point of the thread is to ask the question, what do PC gamers have to be so snide about and to just talk **** behind their back. So let the **** talking commence!
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Why do PC gamers act like elitist *****s?

ive thought about that as well. as if PC gaming is the holy grail of video games.
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Why do PC gamers act like elitist *****s?

Because if you invest enough time, you can do anything with a pc pretty much? except get laid lol....
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Why do PC gamers act like elitist *****s?

A PC is a lot more expensive. Cost up to 3-4 gs I think. If you put in that much cash, you're bound to feel a little like your machine is better than a $250 console. But with the tech nowadays, paying more than 10X a Xbox to get a top of the line PC is a bad investment. 6 months later a better computer comes out.

I'd say the elitism comes from having to justify the ridiculous amount of cash they spent. I don't sympathize with them.
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Why do PC gamers act like elitist *****s?

There's nothing to be elitist about, but if money isn't an issue, a PC is still the best gaming machine you can get. Best available graphics, most diverse gaming library, mods and the controller of your choice are just a few advantages. Most of the console advantages don't have to do with performance but with ease of use.

PC Gaming is to xbox360/PS3 what xbox360/PS3 are to the Wii.

And let's not pretend that console gamers aren't every bit as pretentious *****s.
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You have to spend tons of money to get a pc with graphics like a ps3 much less better.
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Re: Why do PC gamers act like elitist *****s?

I love how PC gamers still act as though they get the best games, when that is laughable at best. The amount of blockbuster games the PC gets has fallen off the face of the map over the last decade.

There are much more A+ games on consoles.
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You have to spend tons of money to get a pc with graphics like a ps3 much less better.
The PS3 GPU is roughly equivalent to an NVidia 6800 Ultra (256 MB), great vid card for 2005-2006. We are waaayyyy beyond that tech now. Without even logging onto Newegg (and given the cheap price of quad-cores nowadays), I'd say I could build a rig that'll easily smoke a PS3 graphics/power for <$650, more likely cheaper than that.


Anyways, can we merge this thread with the other PC/console comparison threads, been rehashed to death.
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Re: Why do PC gamers act like elitist *****s?

Owning a PC and saying how much better it is than consoles is similar to if you somehow had a Sega Saturn during the 16 bit era. Sure your graphics look a hell of a lot better, but the games aren't even comparable.
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Re: Why do PC gamers act like elitist *****s?

When the 360 and PS3 came out, they were much more powerful than any available computer, and honestly if I were a developer, I'd develop for consoles first so you know what system everybody will be using. There are millions of discussions on forums around the internet about how their games are crashing and they can't figure out what kind of hardware to use to play a PC game. So, I guess if you like to work for your reward, then get a PC and play every game on that instead of a console. I'd honestly rather pay about half the price (less than half, actually) and play the same damn games with a controller, not a keyboard.

PC gamers like to parade around about how powerful their systems are in comparison to consoles whenever they finally catch up. The problem is that there's no reason to play a game on the PC because the controls suck for almost every game that is on a console, and the fact that the "graphics" or whatever on a PC version of a game that's also available for consoles is exactly the same. It's not like they take a game like Halo, develop it for the consoles, and then go back and ramp up the graphics to make it better on PC. They're the same damn game for both systems. My biggest problem is that one relies on this random assortment of button schemeing on your keyboard, so as a result every game's controls feel clunky if you have to rely on a keyboard. Besides, who gives a **** about graphics? If they're acceptable and don't get in the way of gameplay, then that's all I care about. I don't know about you guys but I play the games for the gameplay. A PC with 10x the power won't increase quality of gameplay. Sorry. And even so, I've never played a top-tier 360 game and had to stop to gripe about the graphics. Can they really get much better than they are now? Seriously, what the ****.

The only games I even buy for PC are real-time strategy or sim games, because PC's have a distinct advantage over consoles for RTS setups. Other than that, I see no reason to upgrade my PC every year to keep up with the latest games if I have a console that can play the same ones.
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What is all this relying on a keyboard crap? FPS, RTS, and RPG games are better with a keyboard and mouse, and if you want to use a controller you can just buy a 360 gamepad. Some of you are saying that the cost of a PC is rediculous, but it would seem that everyone arguing here about how awesome consoles are, owns both a console and a pc. The idea would be if you had taken the money it cost for the console, then added that to your PC budget you would have a decent gaming machine. Plus online is free and games are consistently cheaper. I'm not saying that PC gaming is way better, I really enjoy my 360, but there are reasons to game on that platform.
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What is all this relying on a keyboard crap? FPS, RTS, and RPG games are better with a keyboard and mouse, and if you want to use a controller you can just buy a 360 gamepad. Some of you are saying that the cost of a PC is rediculous, but it would seem that everyone arguing here about how awesome consoles are, owns both a console and a pc. The idea would be if you had taken the money it cost for the console, then added that to your PC budget you would have a decent gaming machine. Plus online is free and games are consistently cheaper. I'm not saying that PC gaming is way better, I really enjoy my 360, but there are reasons to game on that platform.
FPS games are not better with a keyboard and mouse.. that's entirely subjective. You have to learn new buttons every damn time you play a new game, and dance all over the keyboard whereas with a controller the buttons are relatively the same, and they're all in convenient locations. They're good for RTS games and most of the time MMO's because they're boiled down to pointing and clicking. You mentioned the 360 game pad.. if it's already a game on 360 why would I want to play it for PC? There's maybe 2 games that I can think of that I'd rather own for PC than a console (because they have additional content for the PC version) and I don't play any of them enough for it to matter.

And yes, I own a PC but it's about 3 years old. In order to keep up with the current technology I'd need a new hard drive, new board, new processor, new video card... I use my PC to play older RTS games, some MMO's and use it as an actual computer. I own a gaming machine, it's called a console, and there aren't enough new RTS or MMO games out there to convince me to upgrade my PC.
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Ill get a new laptop when Civilization 5 comes out.

Although my wife is very excited for Sims 3, so I may have to cave sooner.
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The idea would be if you had taken the money it cost for the console, then added that to your PC budget you would have a decent gaming machine.
but you dont have to constantly upgrade a console to keep up with the games... the games are made specifically for what the console is capable of. my 360 has lasted me since 2005.. i doubt the top of the line computers from 05 can play the best PC games of today. i may be wrong but you see me point.
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