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  Reply # 1098366 30-Jul-2014 09:23
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dclegg: 
As a contrast to reven, I use my PS4 a lot. While its true that there aren't many killer AAA titles for it yet, I'm quite enjoying the indie titles that have been coming out monthly for PS+ subscribers.

As far as AAA PS4 titles go, my favourite game so far has been Infamous: Second Son. That was the first game where taking it through to 100% completion didn't feel like a real grind. It also does a great job of showcasing what the PS4 is capable of. Killzone also does this from a graphics perspective, but I find the gameplay to be rather pedestrian.


you should get rogue legacy, love that on PC.  ive played it for 50+ hours, my 5 year old loves playing it too, he keeps asking me to let him "play the knight game".  word of warning though dont rush through the bosses on new game + 1, in new game + 2 theyre very hard :D

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  Reply # 1098369 30-Jul-2014 09:24
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just whenever you google to see if a game has gamepad support (steam lists so many games that support gamepads as having no gamepad support), most threads you find are filled with these responses....


PC Gaming Wiki is a very, very good resource for information on PC games, and any fixes that can be applied. For most games it has an input settings section which lists native controller support and the type of support each game has.

There are also numerous programs to "map" gamepads to keyboard/mouse inputs. While I haven't used any in a number of years, Xpadder is one I remember. Also Joy2Key i think one was called... I think you can also use AutoHotKey to manually program/map keys.

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  Reply # 1098389 30-Jul-2014 09:32
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reven: ...
just whenever you google to see if a game has gamepad support (steam lists so many games that support gamepads as having no gamepad support), most threads you find are filled with these responses....


PC Gaming Wiki is a very, very good resource for information on PC games, and any fixes that can be applied. For most games it has an input settings section which lists native controller support and the type of support each game has.

There are also numerous programs to "map" gamepads to keyboard/mouse inputs. While I haven't used any in a number of years, Xpadder is one I remember. Also Joy2Key i think one was called... I think you can also use AutoHotKey to manually program/map keys.


thanks for the linking, didnt know about that.  i have pinnacle studio for that, but i prefer games with built in support for menus/button prompts etc.  so many games have the support but just dont list it.  

i started really using steam (had maybe 3 games before) about 5 months ago, now have nearly 300 games :)   finished so many games i never heard of or missed (dead space 1-3, alan wake, re5, re6, transfomers wfc/foc, rogue legacy, ac:bh/rev/3, tomb raider, mars war logs, enslaved odyssey out west, TWD, batman AO (was waiting for this on next gen).  far too many in my back catalogue that im working through.  at one point i was finishing about 2 games per week.  still havent finished skyrim.....



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  Reply # 1098428 30-Jul-2014 10:22
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I only really play campaign so I guess I should just play PC that way I can just torrent most games saving me heaps and spend the money I save on games upgrading the hardware. 

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  Reply # 1098460 30-Jul-2014 10:50
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dclegg: 
Yeah, the Destiny beta was all kinds of fun. Moved it up from "meh" to "perhaps I should purchase this".


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dclegg: 
Yeah, the Destiny beta was all kinds of fun. Moved it up from "meh" to "perhaps I should purchase this".


Get it! I've committed the purchase and pre-ordered Limited edition from EB Games. Can't wait to get back to Cosmodrome and do Explore and even Strike!

Add me on PSN: TheFirstKel


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  Reply # 1098471 30-Jul-2014 11:09
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Quibbler: I only really play campaign so I guess I should just play PC that way I can just torrent most games saving me heaps and spend the money I save on games upgrading the hardware. 


Hi, torrenting games is a real dick move, bragging about it on a forum even more so.

You can get most games ridiculously cheap on Steam as little as 3 months after release.

As always grouping people together by their gaming device is silly - Each one has its share of teen/tween morons, adult morons, middle age morons and old morons. Each also has great, inclusive communities. I am and always will be PC - I don't have a TV I can monopolise (family) plus enjoy RTS, which you just don't get.

FPS isn't the be all and end all of gaming - that's where most idiots will congregate (see CoD etc). 

PC - large upfront cost - cheaper games - free multiplayer - upgrade every 3-4 years @ ~750 - so much cheaper now.
Consoles - medium upfront cost - expensive games - pay for multiplayer - upgrade every 7-8 years now.

Most games will come to PC as well this gen (barring exclusives obv) - and you can use your xbox one controller on PC (I do for Lego games, Darksiders etc..).

But your PC can also be used to work, code, learn new things etc. I learnt how to do my job by breaking and fixing my PC. If I had grown up on consoles I doubt I would be in IT now.




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  Reply # 1098474 30-Jul-2014 11:14
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But your PC can also be used to work, code, learn new things etc. I learnt how to do my job by breaking and fixing my PC. If I had grown up on consoles I doubt I would be in IT now.


agreed, i'm getting my 5yo into computers and avoiding consoles for this reason.  in a couple of years ill put a PC into his bedroom and let him watch netflix etc through that (via wireless keyboard, so he gets to learn how to type etc better).



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  Reply # 1098475 30-Jul-2014 11:16
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Quibbler: I only really play campaign so I guess I should just play PC that way I can just torrent most games saving me heaps and spend the money I save on games upgrading the hardware. 


Hi, torrenting games is a real dick move, bragging about it on a forum even more so.

You can get most games ridiculously cheap on Steam as little as 3 months after release.

As always grouping people together by their gaming device is silly - Each one has its share of teen/tween morons, adult morons, middle age morons and old morons. Each also has great, inclusive communities. I am and always will be PC - I don't have a TV I can monopolise (family) plus enjoy RTS, which you just don't get.

FPS isn't the be all and end all of gaming - that's where most idiots will congregate (see CoD etc). 

PC - large upfront cost - cheaper games - free multiplayer - upgrade every 3-4 years @ ~750 - so much cheaper now.
Consoles - medium upfront cost - expensive games - pay for multiplayer - upgrade every 7-8 years now.

Most games will come to PC as well this gen (barring exclusives obv) - and you can use your xbox one controller on PC (I do for Lego games, Darksiders etc..).

But your PC can also be used to work, code, learn new things etc. I learnt how to do my job by breaking and fixing my PC. If I had grown up on consoles I doubt I would be in IT now.





Hi, why is it a dick move? how is saving $80-$100 a game a dick move??????

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  Reply # 1098477 30-Jul-2014 11:19
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Quibbler: Hi, why is it a dick move? how is saving $80-$100 a game a dick move??????


thats like asking "Why is breaking into a store and stealing a tv to save $1000 a dick move?".  

answer: cos it's stealing, and games are so cheap these days, surely paying a developer $10 for a game for hours of entertainment is acceptable.  

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Quibbler: Hi, why is it a dick move? how is saving $80-$100 a game a dick move??????


thats like asking "Why is breaking into a store and stealing a tv to save $1000 a dick move?".  

answer: cos it's stealing, and games are so cheap these days, surely paying a developer $10 for a game for hours of entertainment is acceptable.  


Oh dear. You've gone and used the "s" word when talking about copyright infringement. Now you will be railroaded by people chiming in saying how it isn't theft, which obscures the perfectly valid point you were trying to make. 

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  Reply # 1098514 30-Jul-2014 11:58
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ahh. i recently had an internal debate on this topic (console vs PC gaming). I think that while some games are really good to play on console (exclusives obv), PC gaming is hands down the better option. You will find at least 1 PC in every household these days.

I played Fifa14 on my PS3 and just got fed up of the lag I was experiencing. I bought an Xbox 360 controller for PC (wireless>XBox One controller!) and started playing Fifa 14 on my PC. There were next to zero waiting times (and I was running it off a traditional HDD!!) and the gameplay was just as good i think. So in that sense, PC gaming does rock! Also, the graphics power in even the mid range GPUs these days is better than consoles! 

I would definitely rate PC gaming better than console gaming - except the exclusives! If only they had Uncharted and Last of Us on Computer. That would be golden!

And with the torrenting vs buying games - I do frown upon the torrenting of games - however, my personal thoughts: if you have bought the game on disc but want the convenience of not having to put the disk in to play everytime, I think thats fair enough since you have bought the game (non-steam games obv). Personal example, I have got a game that I love to play from back in the days (2004 i think) but I would have to put in the disc everytime I want to play it! Thats annoying. I'd rather crack it or download a cracked version. 

But thats off-topic anyway.

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  Reply # 1099031 31-Jul-2014 09:36
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PC all the way. You can upgrade it, get tons of fairly new cheap games (which would pretty quickly make up for the extra cost of buying a PC), amazing mods, more niche titles, better graphics/performance, plus you can then look down on console gamers. tongue-out

I stopped using my PS3 after I got a PC, and despite being a huge Sony fanboy I have only just started to want a PS4 due to TLOU. That's the only problem, you miss out on Sony exclusives if you don't get the PS. But I fully intend to buy a PS4 once Uncharted comes and the console is cheaper.

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