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    QOTW: Are you tempted to switch from PC to console gaming?

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted to switch from PC to console gaming?

    No..
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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted to switch from PC to console gaming?

    Nope never, but I am interested in consoles in the way as they will determine alot in what the game standards is going to be like, and that maybe finally being able ot utilize my system proper...

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted to switch from PC to console gaming?

    Will never switch from PC gaming, as expensive as it can get. Many more games available and I like being able to mod some. i would like a few of the console exclusives but no matter how many exclusives are released they will many make me switch from my PC

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted to switch from PC to console gaming?

    Well considering XBOX Live services went down today, and Sony isn't perfect, I think I'd rather not consider it. At least all I have to concern myself with is the broadband going down, plenty of different services to choose from that decide what I play.

    That's before you even get into the discussion about which is better in terms of hardware etc.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted to switch from PC to console gaming?

    Too early to say, currently. It depends upon the price and performance of the next generation of GPUs. If they're ridiculously priced compared to the consoles then I'll switch to console gaming and use my PC mainly for browsing and encoding video.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted to switch from PC to console gaming?

    Already mostly done it. Use PC for Simulators and pointy-clicky manager things. But the Xbox One X gets everything else.

    PC gaming just got stupid expensive.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted to switch from PC to console gaming?

    No.

    To address the opening question, I have even less time for gaming now.

    But aside from the fact that I absolutely detest console controllers... a console doesn't do what my PC does, for the most part, and the very few things it can do besides run a game or play a film, it doesn't do as well or in the same way that my PC does.
    A console, as designed, is a gaming & entertainment machine for those living in limited space accomodation, or for young men with disposable income.

    Either way, I much prefer my PC.
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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted to switch from PC to console gaming?

    To switch from PC to console? Absolutely not, as a PC just has so many other uses along with the gaming, especially with my upgrade to the Ryzen 9 3950X not so long ago.

    I specifically chose to skip the PS4/Xbox One generation as I found myself barely playing many games during the PS3/Xbox 360 generation, and the fact that PC allows much more variety to games by way of mods that can extend them in new ways.

    Of course, I can't say I've exactly played much on PC during the current console generation, but I still have the option for the forseeable future to do so with the many games in my Steam library (along with the aforementioned potential mods), which can't always be said for earlier consoles' games on following consoles without having to buy them again in another format (admittedly there may be a form of that on PCs in terms of OS support, but there are probably workarounds in most cases in which that issue can be resolved).

    I am however considering the possibility of adding one of the upcoming consoles for the ability to play platform-exclusives that don't/won't make their way to PC.
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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted to switch from PC to console gaming?

    I don't plan to, but I'm also not ruling it out. My 970 could do with an update to a 3000 series GPU or AMD equivalent if they improve driver issues is an option, or I could just buy a console for the same price and pick up any missed games. There's pros and cons to both options.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted to switch from PC to console gaming?

    Need to be tempted to start gaming first .... which i'm not.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted to switch from PC to console gaming?

    Can't say I am in all in honesty when it comes to the main consoles...

    I'd basically be after an xbox if I did and from what I can see MS (and sony to some extent) wants to put console games on pc's too so I suppose I'd just need a controller if they follow through.

    Having said that I do kind of see consoles as a viable 'media pc' for streaming and plex etc so if they brought out a version, even if linked to xbox clooud, which can still do plex and stream for a reasonable price I might be tempted...

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted to switch from PC to console gaming?

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted to switch from PC to console gaming?

    When the new consoles come out I might get one for AAA games but PC always for indie games

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted to switch from PC to console gaming?

    Maybe not the current ones but the ones after them,especially if GPU prices keep their upward spiral,but I would still keep my PC for legacy games and games I like modding.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted to switch from PC to console gaming?

    I'm a traditional PC gamer but I also go Nintendo secondarily for their first party offerings. My PC is now 10 years old and I did look at building a new PC right when the RAM prices started going up and graphics cards were being gobbled up by miners so I decided to get a Switch and save some money instead. I can't remember the last time I played a game on my PC so my Switch is now my primary platform.

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