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So, should I just buy any console games on Steam now?

#1SkaterUBPosted 8/6/2013 9:36:58 AM
I had Saints Row 4 pre-ordered for Xbox, but since I now have a PC, should I just buy any non-exclusive game on PC?
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#2Star_NutsPosted 8/6/2013 9:39:03 AM
I just got into PC gaming after being a console nut my whole life. Now, I can't imagine going back to consoles. There are a few games coming out exclusive to consoles right now but I'm having a hard time convincing myself to play them. My advice, buy everything for PC and use your console for exclusives only.
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#3ThePHiLsTeRPosted 8/6/2013 9:51:47 AM
Just do some research before you buy, Sometimes PC get bad ports, but this is same with 360 and ps3. Though PC ports tend to be the best because of hardware. Also you have option of mouse kb and controller. Each peripheral has its advantages and disadvantages.

E.g. of bad PC ports - I am alive, dmc 3

E.g. of Awesome PC ports - DMC4
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#4SkaterUB(Topic Creator)Posted 8/6/2013 9:54:36 AM
How's Saints Row? I have the third on both and haven't played it on PC yet. Can you mod the game?
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#5SinisterSlayPosted 8/6/2013 9:57:16 AM
I'll add, some DRM is just bad...
So if the game uses soemthing like uPlay or Games for windows live. Get the console version instead, much less hassle.
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#6lionheart5656Posted 8/6/2013 10:02:34 AM
Even if PC gets a bad port, it can often be lessen or fixed by fans.

Even if it's not, it still looks and runs better than consoles most of the time. Only the truly legendary bad ports are actually so bad it's better on consoles but those are rare.

I always buy any game I can on PC given the choice.
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#7SkaterUB(Topic Creator)Posted 8/6/2013 10:22:37 AM
SinisterSlay posted...
I'll add, some DRM is just bad...
So if the game uses soemthing like uPlay or Games for windows live. Get the console version instead, much less hassle.


Freaking GTA 4 was terrible. Even Fallout used Windows Live. How can I tell if a game uses it?
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#8ThePHiLsTeRPosted 8/6/2013 10:25:49 AM
SkaterUB posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
I'll add, some DRM is just bad...
So if the game uses soemthing like uPlay or Games for windows live. Get the console version instead, much less hassle.


Freaking GTA 4 was terrible. Even Fallout used Windows Live. How can I tell if a game uses it?


I've never had any problems with DRM except with diablo 3 which kicked you if you're internet disconnected.

Windows live is not so bad. Fallout does not use windows live.
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#9Knight2520Posted 8/6/2013 10:40:29 AM(edited)
From: ThePHiLsTeR | #008
Fallout does not use windows live.


Fallout 3 does. Or it did. I don't know if they removed it. And yes, it is bad.

From: SkaterUB | #007
How can I tell if a game uses it?


Usually the store page, wherever you purchase it, will tell you what client is required to install and play the game. If you're unsure, take a look on the game's forum or do a Google search.
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#10Killah PriestPosted 8/6/2013 10:42:31 AM
I had absolutely no issues with GFWL other than slight confusion on how to transfer saves.
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