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« on: October 05, 2014, 12:03:27 AM »

I own most of the consoles, handhelds, and a PC. Invariably, I find myself drawn back to the PC more often than my consoles, especially now that most games are compatible with an Xbox controller. The extra graphic features, along with higher FPS edge out even the newest generation of consoles. So the PC is the king of my "man-cave", followed next by the PS4. I prefer the controller and dashboard of my Xbox One, but not enough to sacrifice 1080P gaming for 720P or 900P. Among portable devices my ipad has unseated my Vita and 3DS for the top spot.

What is your primary gaming device?
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2014, 12:06:52 AM »

Eh, about an equal mix between PC and PS4. I don't pick a primary gaming device. I just play wherever I feel I will get the best experience at the time.
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2014, 12:21:26 AM »

I've spent more time playing games on my PS4, WiiU and 3DS this year than on my PC.  I'm enjoying the resurgence of the turn-based crpg genre on my PC though.  And I still have a steam sale backlog of good titles I wish I had more time to play.

In time spent playing games it would probably be:
1.  PS4
2.  WiiU
3.  3DS
4.  PC
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2014, 12:34:18 AM »

I think by far I spend most time on my PC followed by Xbox One.  I have everything else as well (PS4, WiiU, Vita, 3DSXL, 360, PS3) so I just play whatever games interest me where ever makes sense at the time.
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2014, 12:42:01 AM »

My 3 systems in most use this year are the PC, PS4 and Vita,  with the PS3 getting a small amount here and there. Were it possible to get playtime from  a Sony console, I could find out how big the split is, but I've had a good amount of games on all systems.
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2014, 12:48:11 AM »

PS4 for me.  I play some games on my iOS devices and barely touch my PC for gaming at all anymore.
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2014, 02:01:42 AM »

Pretty even split between PS4 and PC for me.
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2014, 08:53:31 AM »

PC, console for racing games atm but with Project cars coming to PC that could change. The value proposition in the console just isn't there for me. 50 for a next gen game is just way too expensive for me with a young family and financial constraints whereas PC has a great backlog and new stuff at really good prices.

I got Fifa 15 for 25 on the PC against 50 on the consoles, it's just a no brainer.

However there is some great stuff coming on Nex Gen and after Xmas and there is a better choice at a more reasonable price I could be adding a new console and losing the 360 and PS3 but not this year.
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2014, 12:39:08 PM »

95% PS4. Mac gets used for Civ on airplanes (and when Space Civ comes out I expect it'll get a lot of playtime). I deleted my PC boot partition a few months ago and don't miss it at all. X1 gets basically zero time.
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2014, 01:55:33 PM »

At this point it's my aging PC.

So far, I think the PS4 and XB1 are both overpriced junk. I see only a marginal improvement graphically over their predecessors. Almost all of their games come out for the PC and are pretty much better on the PC. I have never given a shit about Sony's exclusives and so far don't care at all about any MS exclusives. While a gaming PC costs MUCH more than these consoles, the games are always cheaper plus I can replay all my old favorites or older games I never got around to playing long ago. I very rarely play online multiplayer, but if I do, I don't have to pay a ludicrous fee to do it.

I am also growing further disillusioned with and moving away from what most of the big studios are doing these days. I loved Skyrim and always have fun with (but never finish) the GTA games, but I generally think the open world game is ruining video games. Good level design is being tossed aside in favor of the open world. I thought the Batman Arkham series was completely ruined by the switch to open world. AA had such perfectly crafted areas, and I felt like AC was so hollow. When I tried to start the 3rd one as soon as I got out of Blackgate I didn't want to continue it.

At launch the PS4 and XB1 were inferior media devices to their predecessors. Have either added DLNA streaming yet?

I assume I will probably get a Wii U at some point, since I believe it will eventually have around 5-10 games or so I will want to play that I can't play anywhere else. But, I will definitely not pay $300 for one.

I suppose it's possible I might get an XB1 or PS4 if I can't ever fit building a new PC into the budget. I do miss gaming more comfortably with a big screen, but I may consider a Steam Box-ish PC for that.

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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2014, 03:02:58 PM »

Far and away my PS4 with my PC in the mix as well. The only thing that's gotten me to turn on my XB1 in quite some time is Horizon 2 but Shadow of Mordor on the PS4 has a much stronger pull.
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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2014, 03:10:24 PM »

PC > 3DS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> PS4.

My PS4, which I bought at launch, is just gathering dust. The only thing I turn it on for is playing the console exclusives - everything else is absolutely totally better on the PC (which what the PS4/XB1 is to begin with, except extremely behind in tech)...what games I actually play to begin with.

Like JCC, I'll buy a WiiU one of these years (maybe), just for their exclusives...but we'll see.
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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2014, 03:35:41 PM »

Before I moved to the new house in august, it was my PC.  Lately it's been PS4 with Madden, Destiny and Shadow of Mordor.  It doesn't hurt that my PC is down for the count with a possible power supply problem or motherboard.
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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2014, 06:18:29 PM »

My PC by far, followed by my Nexus 7. Beyond that I own a Gamecube which I rarely use, and an iPod Touch and Playstation 2 that are more or less just collecting dust at this point. After reading Brian Rubin's thread on QT3 I'd like to get some more PS2 classics and try them out, though.
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« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2014, 11:31:54 PM »

PC, but that being said I haven't touched it since I got the PS4 a couple weeks ago.  I picked up Shadow of Mordor on PS4, which would have normally been a no-brainer for PC.  Fact is my rig is starting to show it's age, don't even thinks my new GFX card has enough memory to run it at max settings.  Probably end up doing the same thing for GTA V when it comes out.  The Beast still has quite a bit of life left in her though.  I don't play strategy games on anything but PC, I've got a massive Steam backlog to work through, and even some "next gen" games like Dead Rising 3 run great on max settings.  Also play 360 on occasion as well, kids play the Wii-U fairly regularly too.
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« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2014, 11:36:53 PM »

Ps4 usually followed by vita. But since the move more iOS games than anything since nothing else is hooked up yet and I've been terribly tired! eek
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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2014, 11:55:43 PM »

My primary platform is probably iOS nowadays.  I buy a higher quantity of games on iOS than on any other platform, and it's the only platform I game on at some point every day without fail. 

After that, PC, PS4, and XB1 are pretty much tied.  I go to whichever one has the game I happen to be into at any given time.  My PC probably edges out the consoles as far as "primary" qualifications, since Steam sales mean I buy a crapton more on the PC.

My 3DS is my most disappointing current platform.
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2014, 10:42:30 AM »

PC gaming ruined the newness factor of the most recent generation of consoles for me. This is the first time I can recall that the PC absolutely outperformed the newest consoles by such a wide margin. I'm already gaming at 4K resolutions on the PC and the consoles are struggling to sustain 1080P standards. Both offerings by MS and Sony are solid, but Steam and the newer versions of Windows have really changed the PC landscape

I'm wondering what the PS4 and XB1 look like on a 4K UHD TV, which are quickly dropping in price.
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2014, 12:25:16 PM »

XB1, when I have time to play.
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2014, 01:50:08 PM »

iOS. I haven't played more than an hour on my PC or XBox/PS3 for months.
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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2014, 03:05:56 PM »

This past year has been almost exclusively PC, mostly because I've only really only played one game since February (FF XIV).  Got a new PS4 over the weekend though, so that might change with some of the new things coming out.

I used to do a ton of iOS gaming, but it's felt really stale lately.  Everything feels like a copy of a copy of a copy, and nothing has really grabbed my attention since "Threes" came out.  frown  Picked up Banner Saga today...looking forward to giving that a spin.
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« Reply #21 on: October 06, 2014, 03:28:37 PM »

PS4. I used to be a PC gamer but I switched to Mac a few years ago and for the most part I don't miss PC games. Playing PS4 on my flagship Samsung with in wall Polk Audio speakers and a 12" sub is pretty awesome.
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« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2014, 03:55:20 PM »

My iPhone with the PC a distant second.  My 360 is collecting dust, and the PS3 is a Netflix box.  
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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2014, 04:40:05 PM »

XB1 is pretty much all I play on.  360 when a freebie sounds appealing

Will probably play Wasteland 2 on the PC as some point.

Have tried to rediscover my PSP, but just can't get into it. Ditto my DS.
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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2014, 04:45:30 PM »

PS4 and iPad for me.
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« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2014, 05:05:56 PM »

The PS4 is my primary.

I have a PC that can run anything, but if the PS4 version is a solid 60FPS, I will always choose that version because I prefer playing in the living room on a couch and TV. However, I still put a good chunk of time into PC gaming because of WoW and indie stuff. The Wii U also gets a fair amount of use because my wife actually enjoys Mario Kart 8. My portables usually get the shaft - 3DS and iPad rarely get used for gaming purposes.
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« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2014, 07:40:45 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on October 05, 2014, 11:55:43 PM

My primary platform is probably iOS nowadays.  I buy a higher quantity of games on iOS than on any other platform, and it's the only platform I game on at some point every day without fail. 

After that, PC, PS4, and XB1 are pretty much tied.  I go to whichever one has the game I happen to be into at any given time.  My PC probably edges out the consoles as far as "primary" qualifications, since Steam sales mean I buy a crapton more on the PC.

My 3DS is my most disappointing current platform.

100% ditto for me.  Although I'd add Vita to the disappointing platforms smile

I've spent so much money on other platforms, but iOS is where I'm spending all my time these days.  Will likely head back to PC for Dragon Age.
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« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2014, 08:49:19 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on October 06, 2014, 03:05:56 PM

This past year has been almost exclusively PC, mostly because I've only really only played one game since February (FF XIV).  Got a new PS4 over the weekend though, so that might change with some of the new things coming out.

I used to do a ton of iOS gaming, but it's felt really stale lately.  Everything feels like a copy of a copy of a copy, and nothing has really grabbed my attention since "Threes" came out.  frown  Picked up Banner Saga today...looking forward to giving that a spin.

Gratch, let us know how the Banner Saga looks and plays. I can't find one review online.

Back on topic, my PC is actually a living room PC, so that helps eliminate one true benefit of recent consoles - living room comfort. if I still had only a desktop PC, the PS4 would probably be my platform of choice.
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« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2014, 10:58:14 PM »

Quote from: Dante Rising on October 06, 2014, 08:49:19 PM

Gratch, let us know how the Banner Saga looks and plays. I can't find one review online.

Looks great, just as good as the PC version.  I do notice a little slowdown during battles though, but nothing that's a deal breaker. 

Only problem is that playing for longer than 15 minutes makes my iPad feel like it's going to melt.  Probably as hot as I've ever felt when running a game before.
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« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2014, 11:31:20 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on October 06, 2014, 10:58:14 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on October 06, 2014, 08:49:19 PM

Gratch, let us know how the Banner Saga looks and plays. I can't find one review online.

Looks great, just as good as the PC version.  I do notice a little slowdown during battles though, but nothing that's a deal breaker. 

Only problem is that playing for longer than 15 minutes makes my iPad feel like it's going to melt.  Probably as hot as I've ever felt when running a game before.

Heh - ditto on the heat.  It's not horrible on my Retina Mini but definitely noticeable, and battery drains quick too.  The touch interface is not quite as precise and responsive as I'd hoped; sometimes it can be hard to tap on the exact square you want, which is obviously a big deal in a game of this type.  Other than that it's pretty amazing to be playing this on a tablet.
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« Reply #30 on: October 07, 2014, 06:09:25 PM »

I have noticed with Banner Saga that the loading screens are pretty long.  For example if I accidentally tap on the map icon when I am at camp I have to wait 10-20 seconds before for the map even opens up and then I can close it!  frown

Still having fun with it though.
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« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2014, 08:46:54 PM »

My primary device is whatever the game I'm currently playing runs on, from my DS and Android tablet to my PC and consoles. I really don't have a favorite, although I currently do lean slightly towards playing more on my tablet and PC. I also don't own any of the new gen consoles as a  must-have/GOTY hasn't arrived on any of them yet for me. Maybe when I get one of them  it'll change, but I do still have a decent backlog of quality 360 and PS3 games, but neither of those occupies more of my play time.
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