#1 Posted by Anund (881 posts) -

This is kind of how I feel right now. The current console generation is coming to an end, but it's been dragging for so long. I haven't touched any of my three consoles for months now. The last time I played anything at all on a console I think was Journey on PS3, and that was a two hour thing. Other than that I'm playing on my PC. I have the money to keep it updated, and it seems to have gotten to the point where mult platform titles are better on the PC.

I'm not even looking forward to the next console generation. I just feel like I am done with the whole thing. Why buy two or three different consoles and deal with pay to play online and other corporate nonsense when I can get a better experience on the PC?

Right now, I don't see the point with console gaming.

#2 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4689 posts) -

I agree. Consoles are kind of a joke when you're old enough to get a job and maintain a PC.

#3 Posted by Bane122 (786 posts) -

Nope, plenty of console experiences you can't get on PC.

Console (all makers), PC, handheld, browser, mobile... I like it all.

#4 Edited by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

Yeah, I'm selling my 360 and most of my PS3 games (not the console, because I still need a Bluray player), because I just built a PC. I haven't touched my console games since, and half of them I've already found on sale on Steam and Gamefly for mere dollars.

My processor is so up to date, all I really need to do is upgrade my graphics card, and my PC will already be more powerful than the new generation of consoles.

#5 Posted by Hailinel (24284 posts) -
@GunslingerPanda

I agree. Consoles are kind of a joke when you're old enough to get a job and maintain a PC.

Not really. Why pay for an expensive gaming PC when I can buy a console at a fraction of the cost?
#6 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1054 posts) -

I tend to buy multi-platform games now on the PC because they almost dip to $30 or under for new games. That is a lot of money saved up for other things, not to mention that I don't have to pay taxes where I live for digital games. I only turn on my consoles for exclusive titles like Rock Band Blitz recently.

#7 Posted by cmblasko (1177 posts) -

I'm feeling "done" with this generation of consoles, but definitely not consoles in general. My gaming time is divided up pretty evenly among PC, consoles and portables.

#8 Posted by Dezztroy (787 posts) -

Ever since I got my PC up to speed a couple years ago, I haven't really touched my consoles at all. Got a couple friends who are the same.

#9 Posted by 71Ranchero (2723 posts) -

How could I ever be "done" with consoles? Inevitably a game will come out that will not appear on the PC and I will want to play it.

#10 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

@GunslingerPanda said:

I agree. Consoles are kind of a joke when you're old enough to get a job and maintain a PC.

Pretty much.

#11 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5814 posts) -

no, I still have plenty of use for my consoles.

#12 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (1054 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@GunslingerPanda

I agree. Consoles are kind of a joke when you're old enough to get a job and maintain a PC.

Not really. Why pay for an expensive gaming PC when I can buy a console at a fraction of the cost?

If you are only going to game and don't care about the graphics, then yes I agree with you. Otherwise an expensive PC can do a lot of other shit like work.

#13 Posted by Franstone (1107 posts) -

Considering I got rid of my 360 and PS3...

Yes?

This console life cycle has been wayyyyy too long.

PC just makes them laughable at this point.

#14 Posted by Spuirrel (84 posts) -

I have a decent computer and hundreds of games, but I've been mostly playing PS3.

I think I appreciate the games that come out on consoles more. Maybe It's specifically games that come out on the PS3 that entice me, but the PC lineup has seems mediocre to me.

#15 Edited by MetalBaofu (1365 posts) -

Nope. I don't have the desire or money to get and maintain a PC that is worth a crap. Even if I did, I wouldn't stop playing consoles. There are too many games I like that don't release on PC, and having the best looking graphics just doesn't matter to me in the least.

#16 Posted by Rave (370 posts) -

Yeah I think I'm going pc next, I'm so done with th way console makers nickle and dime for everything. The price of digital games on Xbox is crazy compared to pc.

#17 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

At this point those consoles are mostly for exclusives for me. So yes?

#18 Edited by ShaggE (6402 posts) -

@GunslingerPanda said:

I agree. Consoles are kind of a joke when you're old enough to get a job and maintain a PC.

Not really. There's really no reason to adhere to the "one or the other" school of gaming besides a lack of money or a lack of interest in exclusive titles. My consoles peacefully co-exist with my PC, and more games are available to me because of it.

#19 Posted by skadave (199 posts) -

I have always been a console guy and i always will be. I don't want to have to deal with all the PC upkeep (i barely have enough time in the day to play a game).

#20 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

Filthy PC fanboys in this thread.

#21 Posted by Happenstance (462 posts) -

I still prefer my PC but I expect I will get the PS4 next generation, it still offers enough that Im happy to have both. The other consoles though have gone in directions im not interested in going.

#22 Edited by Maajin (1057 posts) -

Not feeling done with neither this generation nor with consoles in general.

Too much good stuff yet to come, some of it (like The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls), console exclusives.

#23 Posted by thebeastwithtwobacks (140 posts) -

the only thing I use my 360 for anymore is the Walking Dead. And even that I would rather play on my PC, but I started on the 360 so there I shall remain

#24 Posted by dbene (33 posts) -

can't imagine the amount and quality of PC games being pumped out can even come close to consoles...but I don't follow the market very well.

#25 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

I'm not sure I feel "done" per se, but my PC now overpowers my Xbox and I like Steam oh so much, my friends that I would usually play with on Xbox Live have other stuff going on now thus aren't online very often, and so I'm begginning to feel less inclined to bother with the console versions of a number of games. I think (for me at least) it's just this particular hardware cycle that's wearing thin, and I'm itching for the next thing even if we kind of already know what it'll look like already.

#26 Posted by Phatmac (5724 posts) -

Nope. My favorite games of the year are only on consoles (Journey, Asura's Warth, etc.) I don't have a monster PC, but my laptop can play some PC games. Regardless, some new consoles would be nice.

#27 Posted by oraknabo (1457 posts) -

If I have a choice, I'd always rather play a game on a console. I already spend a ton of time sitting at the computer and generally don't like playing games with a keyboard. There are hardware advantages to the PC and things like modding I miss out on, but these are things that can be changed on consoles in the future.

#28 Posted by Castiel (2559 posts) -

Nope. I like the simplicity of the console and don't care too much about graphics. The "magic" with consoles is that you can just sit down and play a game without worrying if my console is powerfull enough. A console is also a hell of a lot more physical social gaming device than a PC is. You have over a couple of friends and you just turn it on and go.

No the console is still as relevant today as it was 20 years ago.

#29 Posted by deskp (445 posts) -

I'm certainly not done with consoles, I find them so convinient. Once the next gen arrives the graphics bump that should bring will be sufficent for another 5 years Im sure.

Cross platform games at the moment only looks sligthly better on the pc cause the games are made for consoles. Those "superior" pc graphics are rarely seen in pc exclusives anyways.

#30 Edited by AndrewB (7567 posts) -

I've always agreed, but I'll be forced to buy a new console when this generation begins because that's where the games will be. I've enjoyed this golden age of PC gaming, but it will be forgotten by all the moment the first "next gen" trailer is released and the PC becomes a port device once more.

The only consoles I've touched in months have been my handhelds (3DS and PSP). My Wii has been completely unplugged for about 2 years now, and my 360 has been around for exactly one game this year: Mass Effect 3.

#31 Edited by Cirdain (3040 posts) -
#32 Posted by BeachThunder (11799 posts) -

Must have been at least a decade since I've been done :o

#33 Posted by billyhoush (1192 posts) -

I think a lot of people are bitching about consoles now that it is end of cycle. Most will jump ship now and build gaming PCs but once the systems come out and after a few years of exclusives and price drops people will start picking them up specially as they become more tailored to being a nice media player experience for your big screen TV.

#34 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Not really, although there aren't a lot of games this year that really interest me, so that's kinda close.

#35 Posted by Erk_Forever (157 posts) -

@Bane122: With the exception of specific games, what experience are those?

#36 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7614 posts) -

@Hailinel: Because you end up paying a fraction of a cost for the games. By the time the Steam summer and winter sales roll around, the PC will more than have paid for itself.

#37 Posted by Shuborno (938 posts) -

I go through phases.

Sometimes I want the no-nonsense experience of a console

i.e. don't worry about performance, installation, hooking up my PC to my TV, sitting on a couch while playing

There's something to be said for a dedicated appliance for a task. (...though I will concede that Microsoft ruining the "dedicated" nature of the appliance is pushing me more to my PC.)

#38 Edited by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

I feel the same way. I can't even remember the last console game I bought before Rock Band Blitz yesterday. Must have been Skyrim, but I ended up selling it and getting the PC version.

I've actually thought about selling my 360, but I'm not sure what I'd do if I couldn't play Rock Band games, and so it must be kept.

#39 Posted by kgb0515 (411 posts) -

Nah, those exclusives are always going to get me. I can't wait for "The Last of Us" and "Halo 4". In fact, I just started playing Halo Anniversary multiplayer again after a console hiatus, and I have been loving every minute.

#40 Posted by Bane122 (786 posts) -

@Erk_Forever: Well, specific games is what I was talking about. Uncharted, Deadly Premonition, Gears, Halo, Zelda, Mario, Bayonetta, Enslaved, Persona, etc... all great games/series that aren't on pc.

#41 Posted by Baillie (4074 posts) -

No way, I hate playing with a mouse/keyboard.

#42 Posted by laserbolts (5317 posts) -

I don't think I'll be completely done but I will switch to playing on PC most of the time. There is no way I can't buy the next consoles though.

#43 Posted by gaminghooligan (1434 posts) -

just got my first gaming pc. I use my xbox for netflix mostly now

#44 Posted by MOAB (374 posts) -

yup

i haven't touched any console since i built my pc a few months ago. i was planning on buying the new consoles for exclusives, but i might not even do that until i'm blown away.

#45 Posted by pyrodactyl (1962 posts) -

so ''go get a gaming rig to be a true gamer, you peasant''

How about I keep my 1000$ and spend 300 or 400$ next year for a console that will last for 5-10 years?

#46 Posted by MOAB (374 posts) -

@Baillie said:

No way, I hate playing with a mouse/keyboard.

you can use a controller

#47 Posted by That1BlackGuy (217 posts) -

Not at all, I still find consoles more accessible overall than the PC at this point. I only use my PC to play older games that I can't find physically. I've converted a good deal of friends to PC, but that's only because they care about graphical capability and multiplayer which I never did so yeah I enjoy my consoles along with my other devices.

#48 Posted by Hailinel (24284 posts) -
@WinterSnowblind

@Hailinel: Because you end up paying a fraction of a cost for the games. By the time the Steam summer and winter sales roll around, the PC will more than have paid for itself.

Still doesn't interest me that much. I have a decent if not powerful PC and a Steam account, and I never use it, because I have no interest in PC gaming.
#49 Posted by Erk_Forever (157 posts) -

@pyrodactyl said:

so ''go get a gaming rig to be a true gamer, you peasant''

How about I keep my 1000$ and spend 300 or 400$ next year for a console that will last for 5-10 years?

Maybe if you're going to buy just one, but, the argument loses some momentum when a person spends 300-400 on two consoles, and even more when you consider a third. Name a successful console from the last 20 years that had support for ten years.

#50 Posted by Gamer_152 (14065 posts) -

It sounds like you're just making the transition that many do from console to PC, but I still like my PC and my console, and I still think there's plenty of reason to use a console. While the PC carries many advantages, consoles are cheap, their services and functions are very accessible, they offer exclusive games you can't get elsewhere, and there's just a whole lot less worrying about technical issues with them.

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