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    Is the PC losing its gaming mojo?

    Of course the PC will never lose all of its "mojo", but do you guys think that it could perhaps get taken over as a primary gaming console in the future? With systems like xbox 360 and PS3 that perform much of what the computer offers to gaming at a much cheaper price, its hard to think that computer gaming has such a big future.

    I think one of the main things that deter gamers from pc games is the constant NEED to upgrade your system in order to play the latest and greatest games on decent settings with decent framerates. Take Crysis for example, the game is amazing, but definitely caters to the computer gamers that are able to afford a computer that can run it. Of course its playable on the lower settings, but you don't nearly get the full experience from the game if you can't enjoy it in all its graphical glory.

    I considered myself to be a PC gamer. I refused to buy a console for the console-exclusive games that I wanted to play and any other game I would just play the pc port of the game. Well... last week I caved in and bought an xbox 360. I must say, it is a much better gaming platform than the PC.. but that is my opinion of course. Also, its nice not having to worry about upgrading hardware and such. I hadn't really played any console shooters since Goldeneye so COD4 took awhile to get used to.. but with a bit of practice, it was just as natural as using a mouse and keyboard.

    Anyways, what do you guys think? perhaps the PC offers benefits that will never be able to be overshadowed by the console giants.. only the future will tell.

    Here is the related article that sparked this discussion:

    http://www.gamealmighty.com/l/story-...Review_The_PC/

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    *shrugs*

    All I knows is I could buy a $300 360 and pay for online, or just upgrade the decent computer I already have (which I got for everyday purposes) for much less.

    I think the consoles will never replace the PC because everyone buys a computer anywho, and if you get a good computer you can play some of the best games.
    Wii games: Super Mario Galaxy, Metroid Prime 3, Resident Evil 4, Zelda TP, SSX: Blur, Excite Truck, The Godfather, and Mario Kart Wii
    PC games: Call of Duty 4, Halo 1, UT3, F.E.A.R., and The Orange Box.
    PS3 games: Ratchet and Clank F.T.O.D., Resistance 2, Wipeout HD, and MGS4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkprinny
    Pcs -Expenisve to keep up to date
    Consoles - Plug in and play (mostly) PS3 is exempt from this, install a game before play
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    very true.. and as consoles become more capable of doing exactly as a PC does.. there almost becomes no need to have a gaming computer

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    i dont really know. i like consoles because when you buy a game it will work on your system or your money back (unless you buy a PS3 game for your 360 or something like that). however PCs can produce better performance but at the cost of high price (gfx card alone can cost $400) and you cant upgrade consoles. i think it will stay about the same for a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKE196
    *shrugs*

    All I knows is I could buy a $300 360 and pay for online, or just upgrade the decent computer I already have (which I got for everyday purposes) for much less.

    I think the consoles will never replace the PC because everyone buys a computer anywho, and if you get a good computer you can play some of the best games.
    I think its 40 a year for 360 online (im unsure as mines not online due to crappy ip)


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    games like WOW, and runescpae, heck, even Halo hasn't lost its touch on the PC

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    Quote Originally Posted by trisyyy
    games like WOW, and runescpae, heck, even Halo hasn't lost its touch on the PC
    for now, yes.. but will it always be that way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trisyyy
    games like WOW, and runescpae, heck, even Halo hasn't lost its touch on the PC
    LOL
    Console gamers have halo the third


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    maybe bring MMO's to consols like WOW and you might have my undivided attention... the only thing they are missing i guess is an easy way to type message to each other like a keyboard...
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