This used to be my main reason for sticking with a console, but if you've got a decent pc (doesn't have to be high end, god knows mine isn't) there really isn't anything like the install/set up hassle there used to be. If I buy a game from Steam or GOG I just hit one button and it installs with really no further input from me.Lord_Gremlin said:Hm, I'm still more interested in PS4 than PC. Console is supposed to be - no settings and no fiddling around required. Put the game in and play.
I call it 'the fedora factor'. I am instinctively repulsed by the people who wear them, but ever once in a long while someone pulls it off.Pink Apocalypse said:I've had Bertha's experience, but with Elder Scrolls. And I have to agree with everything else said. Apply this Microsoft 'logic' to any other product. How would that go? 'I'm sorry, you have to get permission from Honda before selling your old Civic, and then give them a cut of your asking price.' Seriously?
On a side note, Yahtzee reminds me of the kind of guy in a bar I would despise, right up to the moment he was inside me. It must be some perfect combination of extreme intelligence and asshole factor. I lol'd hard at 'kill one of the hostages'.
...I also refuse to believe that people exist who skype while watching a trailer while watching a movie while playing a game, and do so via voice commands and waving their hands because remote controls are just TOO DIFFICULT.Scow2 said:Call me a traditionalist, but why the heck Microsoft and Sony are tearing up the core strengths of their consoles continues to elude me. However, I think Yahtzee's view of humans is kinda distorted. There really is the demographic he doesn't believe in.
This is how it used to be, back in the PS2-era. But PC-games took the feedback and with stuff like GOG and Steam, it's never been easier to install new software (older games do take some fiddling). At the same time, consoles moved in the opposite direction and the experience became less streamlined and they introduced installing content and online passes.Lord_Gremlin said:Hm, I'm still more interested in PS4 than PC. Console is supposed to be - no settings and no fiddling around required. Put the game in and play. As for xbox, MS consoles were shit, are shit and will be shit and I don't really give a shit.
I agree. A good $1000 rig will last for years with, at most, a new video card and an extra hard drive.Doom972 said:How many PC gamers actually continuously upgrade their machine? It's expensive and pointless. I'm a PC gamer and have friends who are also PC gamers and I never witnessed this phenomenon.