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Which require more skills to play, Console games or PC games?

#41lambchipsPosted 1/5/2013 10:56:21 PM
there is so much more room to expand/improve with m/kb
with controller once you hit the skill cap, you'll basically be stuck there
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#42LuminescentRulePosted 1/5/2013 11:25:05 PM
CooperRC posted...
From my experience of playing the same online game on a console and a PC, the PC experience has always been far more challenging. There are some hardcore skilled players on the PC. The consoles are filled with casuals that are easy to beat.


I agree - there are lots of pc gamers with nothing better to do than play one game for years.
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#43arucard199Posted 1/5/2013 11:28:03 PM
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#44LuminescentRulePosted 1/5/2013 11:32:21 PM
From: arucard199 | #001
Strategy (Civilization anyone?), MMOs, RTS's, ARPGs, MOBA's..... Probably the most time consuming genres and all most prevalent on PC.

Yea PC wins. Maybe not on the console discussion page, but come on now folks...


Thanks for backing what I said about pc gamers.
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#45arucard199Posted 1/5/2013 11:34:28 PM(edited)
Strategy (Civilization anyone?), MMOs, RTS's, ARPGs, MOBA's..... Probably the most time consuming genres and all most prevalent on PC.

Consoles have Shooters and Fighting games pretty much exclusively the genres that require a lot of skill to succeed. But PC also has about an equal amount of shooters, so that point is moot.

RTS cancels out Fighting games. These two probably take the most skill to play competitively.

Yea PC wins. Maybe not on the console discussion page, but come on now folks...

Not saying there isn't console games that can require more skill, it's just PC has them beat in sheer quantity.
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#46blankempathyPosted 1/5/2013 11:33:51 PM
LuminescentRule posted...
CooperRC posted...
From my experience of playing the same online game on a console and a PC, the PC experience has always been far more challenging. There are some hardcore skilled players on the PC. The consoles are filled with casuals that are easy to beat.


I agree - there are lots of pc gamers with nothing better to do than play one game for years.


And your point is...?
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#47LuminescentRulePosted 1/5/2013 11:40:42 PM
From: blankempathy | #001
LuminescentRule posted...
CooperRC posted...
From my experience of playing the same online game on a console and a PC, the PC experience has always been far more challenging. There are some hardcore skilled players on the PC. The consoles are filled with casuals that are easy to beat.


I agree - there are lots of pc gamers with nothing better to do than play one game for years.


And your point is...?


That lots of pc gamers have nothing better to do than play one game for years so they become good at it. Console gamers vary the games they play and most aren't going to focus on one game.
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#48twinsfan19Posted 1/6/2013 12:04:57 AM
LuminescentRule posted...
From: blankempathy | #001
LuminescentRule posted...
CooperRC posted...
From my experience of playing the same online game on a console and a PC, the PC experience has always been far more challenging. There are some hardcore skilled players on the PC. The consoles are filled with casuals that are easy to beat.


I agree - there are lots of pc gamers with nothing better to do than play one game for years.


And your point is...?


That lots of pc gamers have nothing better to do than play one game for years so they become good at it. Console gamers vary the games they play and most aren't going to focus on one game.


Do you have some facts to back that up? Console gamers get their online shut down for old games, and tend to (at least as far as the "competitive multiplayer" games go, strictly from my observations) more easily jump ship to the "next big thing". I'd say its just more likely that PC gamers are actually given the opportunity to stick with the classics they love (see counter strike...no "Call of Duty same thing every year" model there...)

Besides, its not like you can play one game and then only be good at that particular game. If you played Quake 3 / old Tribes games (basically the highest skill cap of any FPSes in existence) for a year you'd probably be good at just about every other FPS.

To me, it really depends on genre. RTS games to go PC gamers, easily, as do MOBA / ARPG type games. As for FPS, KB+M allows for more precise control, creating a bigger gap of skill between the middle of the pack and the top level players. I would say sports and racing games go to the consoles due to the much larger playerbases (i.e. a bigger pool of potential competition). I would also put fighting games on the console side for the same reason...people just don't really play fighting games much on PC.
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#49twinsfan19Posted 1/6/2013 12:07:55 AM
Marnex15 posted...
CooperRC posted...
From my experience of playing the same online game on a console and a PC, the PC experience has always been far more challenging. There are some hardcore skilled players on the PC. The consoles are filled with casuals that are easy to beat.


But there's always more cheaters on PC online games than there are on the console games.


Can you prove that? I rarely (if ever) see cheaters when playing on PC. Then again, I stick to games with good server selection options and server admins who take care of business.
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#50jubjub360Posted 1/6/2013 12:11:14 AM
Marnex15 posted...
jubjub360 posted...
Marnex15 posted...
SoaringDive posted...
PC has games that require skill? Anytime I see someone on any kind of forum talking about a PC game, it's never gameplay. It's graphics this, resolution that - they NEVER talk about gameplay. Clearly PC games can't take skill if they're legion won't even acknowledge the fact that gameplay, level design, etc, even exist.

And, considering how much PC gamers balled about their Dark Souls port, further shows that PC games can't require skill, because the community is so accustomed to being spoon fed "high-end graphicxzss!!!". Games requiring skill would mean they would actually have to play their games - which, clearly, they don't.


This really does sum up a decent chunk of the PC community.

I always cringe whenever I see a user with their PC specs in their signature's. You can always easily pick out the elitist PC trolls on the console boards by just looking at their signatures.


Or maybe it's because whenever they have a problem with things running right, they don't have to type in every little detail every time. It's much easier to have all of the information in your signature.


It could be a reason. Still, I can't tell you how many times I've seen some PC gamer brag about his specs.


Most of the ones I've seen brag about their specs don't even have them in their signature. Maybe that's just because I spend some time over at the PC board. Eh doesn't matter
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