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User Info: MaxCHEATER64

3 years ago#11
Back in the 70s? Not having enough money to afford anything other than an Amiga.

Last year? Realizing that consoles were on the way out and that gaming PCs weren't as expensive as they were fifteen years ago.
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User Info: AsucaHayashi

3 years ago#12
nothing spurred me since i've always switched between both while growing up because they all offered tons of unique experiences in their own right..

however, i've become far less of a fan of consoles since it's laughable how far behind the curve they've fallen since then.
PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy.

User Info: Garage_Man

3 years ago#13
It has games I cannot experience on the console and vise versa. I wanted the complete experience so I made a PC along with all my consoles.

User Info: DetectiveZ

3 years ago#14
Two words:
Less Kids.
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User Info: Sinfullyvannila

3 years ago#15
My grandparents had an office computer that had a bunch of Origin Systems games.

So basically Ultima Underworld.
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User Info: Incendia_Intus

3 years ago#16
I got sick of constantly having to buy the new and "improved" console that never really seemed all that much better. Games were always priced for more than I felt a few hours of enjoyment was worth, and I hated the controllers.

My older cousin let me use his computer to play some games when I stayed over for a week or so, and I was blown away.
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User Info: WyzeGye

3 years ago#17
As a kid, being too poor to afford anything but a gameboy.

StarCraft and counterstrike worked well on my mother's computer.

More recently, I absolutely hate swapping discs, so I was weighing the costs vs benefits of a HDD loader for the ps3 vs a bare bones computer. Then ps4 was announced to require a pay subscription for online play.

I never looked back.

Built a phenom ii build w. Amd 7770. Then went to a 7970 a month later. - -
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User Info: snake_5036

3 years ago#18
i like games and im on the internet most of the time anyway
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User Info: I_I_I_I

3 years ago#19
That's how Dad did it, that's how America does it, and it's worked out pretty well so far.

User Info: pozertron

3 years ago#20
Console games going multiplatform. I been a Playstation player all my life until 3 months ago, never looked back. There's absolutely no reason to own a console these days aside from 2 exclusives that are probably not even worth it.
Any game with a time limit must burn in hell...with the exception of Fallout 1, Mana Khemia and Mana Khemia 2 since those were actually good.
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