That appeals to me, and there are a great deal many games on PC I would love to play. The older ones I can, even on this crappy integrated card. What I don't like about PC gaming is frequent optimization for newer games and how expensive it can be to keep up. Sure, some of it is just urban myth used to scare away mainly console gamers, but some of it is intimidating, and if you get one thing wrong, your game won't work. With consoles, you don't have to worry about something not meeting specifications for a lifecycle of five or six years. It's obvious why console gaming is appealing to many people.
If I were to upgrade my PC now to meet the max specs of The Witcher 2, for example, how long would it be if I needed to upgrade again, especially with RAGE's Doom IV Tech being implemented?
That probably depends on how long it takes for the next crop of consoles to come around, and how powerful they are. id Tech 5 certainly wouldn't be an issue, since that's built with the current gen in mind. Plus, the expense of keeping a gaming PC up-to-date has really dropped pretty drastically in recent years if you're not obsessed with keeping on the very bleeding edge of graphics.
I didn't really want any kind of consoles vs PCs argument, anyways, I just find it weird when people write off "PC gaming" as a whole. It's not like there's only one very specific type of game for each platform.
Don't like mouse & keyboard? Plug in your 360 controller. (Then, when you're all set, do some googling and find out how to get rid of those minute-long company logo videos at the start of ALL OF YOUR GAMES, and live a happier life.)
Anyway, the real battle is between y-axis inverters and non-inverters. And non-inverters are WRONG
Originally Posted by DIAMOND DALLAS TRASH
PCs obvious advantage is that it's the most open platform. You can pretty much make it into anything you want if you tinker enough. If you don't like tinkering then it's obviously not for you.
The tinkering is half the fun. Even beyond the graphics cards and the overclocking and whatnot, just fighting for half an hour to get GTAIV to install on a Windows 7 PC is a mini-game in and of itself.
And yes, everyone, mouse and keyboard beat controllers all day long, except for platformers and racers. (No one plays beat 'em ups on PC anyways.)