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    Console gaming has me frustrated...

    Welp...this has officially been the most disappointing console generation of all time.



    Is it any wonder why folks (me) are jumping to PC in large numbers?

    If the Xbox Slim S starts at $299 how much will the all-powerful Scorpio cost?

    I'm beginning to think both consoles will cost $499+ and they will justify it by saying 'But it has VR!!!'

    I just don't know anymore guys...I really don't.

    I can tell you one thing though. If and when Nintendo announces the NX...if they can prove, somehow, that they're more focused on games and long-term success for their console beyond a 4-year, remaster filled, half-assed generation? They'll get my money. Full Stop. However, if Nintendo puts out another under-powered, gimmicky console with no real difference other than it costs a lot just because they're trying to be 'unique'? No. Hell no!

    I'll use the hundreds I'll save by skipping out on consoles to upgrade my PC. I mean, for ****s sake, I already own 364 PC games thanks to Steam and GOG. Yes, I counted. That number will probably be over 400 by the time the GOG and Steam Summer Sales end this year.

    So, please tell me Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo, why should I pump more hundreds of $$$ into a console when I can enjoy a superior experience on my PC and pay a much cheaper cost? (As long as I'm patient...and yes, I can wait. My current Wishlist is around 40 games deep.)

    Note: I'll never abandon Nintendo completely. I still love my Wii U and will eventually get the NX of course because I'd be a fool to skip out on Nintendo's 1st party quality for an entire generation. The launch of Zelda would probably do it, whenever it drops.
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    I feel your pain. I've been trying to diversify my interests myself, like watching TV shows and Movies, LEGO, and reading comics. The NX I'm taking the approach of "hope for the best, prepare for the worst". And I probably won't be getting it at launch, unless a killer new 3D Mario comes out for it.


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    At. The. Same. Time.



    (Nintendo is exempt from the 'console peasant' comment...they're kind of like the court jester. Everyone loves them. )
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    I'm pretty frustrated with gaming in general. PC including, gaming is becoming so stagnant that it's rare I get excited anymore, and when I do it almost always leads to disappointment. Heck looking at my recent gaming habits, I played through ME 2 and 3, with some fallout sprinkled in. Then Infamous 1 and 2 and I just started an new Skyward Sword game...

    I know I'm not outgrowing gaming because of how much I enjoy the games mentioned, but I'm just so bored of what's happening. But even if I don't ever want to play a new game ever again, I have my backlog. I could easily see myself transitioning to that for the rest of the year. To be honest, the last time I felt this way Skyward Sword swooped in and saved the day. Maybe Zelda U will have the same effect.

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    It's not the console that has me frustrated, it's the people bitchin' about the console that has me frustrated.

    Everyone feels like they have to 1-up others, but it is business, I don't need Joe Schmoe telling I can't like a console because he doesn't.

    Asinine.
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    Yeah. The '1-Up' stuff from Sony and Microsoft this generation has really gotten on my nerves. Not to mention nearly every message board or website comparing the two and counting a handful of pixels or framerates like it's the worst thing ever.

    Why can't it just be about the games??? That's why I'm so interested in PC Gaming right now. There are so many wonderful Indie titles and new experiences (survival games, epic stories, retro titles, etc) that aren't available on consoles which is why I'm starting to prefer it.

    Back in the day the 'walled garden' and specialized tech of consoles is what set them apart. But now that they're mid-range PC's from 2-3 years prior to their own launch and come with the unnecessarily massive resolution/fps pissing contest from every corner of the internet? No thanks.

    I miss the days where the biggest argument was whether Mario could kick Sonic's ass or vise versa.


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    The good thing is we have choice. PC gaming just doesn't appeal to me - Nintendo are my jumping off point (if Sega stayed in the console market and had managed to thrive with the same level of software output in their hey day, then I'd absolutely feel the same way about them), and until I don't enjoy one of their consoles I can't see my stance changing.

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    And the VR visor will cost you another $400.

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    Right. Which brings me back to my original point:

    Why not just build a PC? It'll last longer, do more things and give you a superior gaming experience with both standard and VR options. Plus, when they release the PS5/Xbox Two in 2022 you can reinvest in a new GPU and still get better performance than the newer consoles*.

    *Don't forget to buy the NX kids! It'll be worth it. I hope.
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    Besides some vanilla wow I don't get into PC gaming.
    Personally I just like the ecosystem and I dunno the "flavor" of console gaming.
    PC just seems kind of generic.
    Nintendo and Sony just have their own style with PC gaming being everything in between to me.
    I've got nothing to complain about with console gaming besides the toxic fanboys that get attached to them and PC has their fair share of frothing maniacs as well.


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    Skyward Sword is one of the coolest posters on here and he's down right hilarious. He's like a rebel, that follows his own way. Don't care about popular opinion or try to jump on the what's trendy bandwagon. He stands on his own and not afraid to show it. I salute. Much respect for that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Junichi View Post
    Skyward Sword is one of the coolest posters on here and he's down right hilarious. He's like a rebel, that follows his own way. Don't care about popular opinion or try to jump on the what's trendy bandwagon. He stands on his own and not afraid to show it. I salute. Much respect for that.


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    Their brand needs re-stored, but until DC took them down many of their games are Nintendo levels of untouchable.

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    It's probably because that's what you remember when you were young. But like I have said before, there have always been console power wars from the very beginning. We used to brag about Intellivision having a better resolution and more colors on the screen than the Atari 2600. I was a big part of the C64 vs NES wars where we argued about better sprites, sound chips, voice synthesis, etc. Obviously, I was on the C64 side. Then there were the pissing contests between the Genesis and SNES. And on and on...

    It has always been like that clear back to the Magnavox Odyssey. The only difference is that the internet age has blown it up, and it's in our faces. Back in the C64 vs NES days, the way we argued was to send letters to the editor of C64 and gaming magazines, and you just waited until the next month's magazine came out to see people's counter arguments. Then you would send in your next letter. Now instead of waiting a couple of months, we're waiting a couple of minutes to argue with people. It has always been this way; it's just magnified now.

    That's exactly why I like PC, though. I can make it what I want, instead of what the console companies tell me I want. Plus, I get the best of all worlds, to an extent. I get most of the multiplats. I now get all of the Xbox games. And I even get some of the PlayStation exclusives, like No Man's Sky, and Shenmue 3. If I want to, I can play every Nintendo game up to the Wii on emulators, and they're getting close to competent Wii U emulation. And about every quality indie/kickstarter game is going to be on the PC with almost a 100% guarantee that they won't decide to cancel that version because of generation changes or whatever.

    But I understand that's just my preference, and that PC gaming definitely isn't for everyone. That's why it's good that we have choices for all of the people with different preferences.
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    Yesterday's conferences spurred some hope in me. Xbox and PS both had very strong shows and made me excited for the future. Which I haven't felt for a while. And today Nintendo is going to show Zelda...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junichi View Post
    Skyward Sword is one of the coolest posters on here and he's down right hilarious. He's like a rebel, that follows his own way. Don't care about popular opinion or try to jump on the what's trendy bandwagon. He stands on his own and not afraid to show it. I salute. Much respect for that.


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    As someone that wants to like Zelda but doesn't that's a whole bag of nopedy nopes.





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    Console gaming has me frustrated...

    Yeah thats according to a Nintendo fan go ask the rest of the gaming community


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    Skyward Sword is one of the coolest posters on here and he's down right hilarious. He's like a rebel, that follows his own way. Don't care about popular opinion or try to jump on the what's trendy bandwagon. He stands on his own and not afraid to show it. I salute. Much respect for that.


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    Skyward Sword is one of the coolest posters on here and he's down right hilarious. He's like a rebel, that follows his own way. Don't care about popular opinion or try to jump on the what's trendy bandwagon. He stands on his own and not afraid to show it. I salute. Much respect for that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Junichi View Post
    Skyward Sword is one of the coolest posters on here and he's down right hilarious. He's like a rebel, that follows his own way. Don't care about popular opinion or try to jump on the what's trendy bandwagon. He stands on his own and not afraid to show it. I salute. Much respect for that.


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