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Weekly Poll Number 99

Favorite gaming platform type?  

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TheUnknown

Well?

Consoles for me. I've never got into portables; the screen is too small and the capabilities too weak. Arcades are fun, but you can't save and have to pay for use. I just can't see playing action/sports/fighting games on the computer.

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Andy

Despite my vast console game collection, I would almost always pick a PC game over any of them, most of the time.

Mainly because RTS and other strategy games are my favourite type, and these are ill-suited for consoles. Also, I can't imagine FPS games and the more in-depth RPGs on consoles being as enjoyable as on PC.

The keyboard and mouse combination is a very versatile control method that is hard for consoles to beat unless the game controls remain simple.

The main advantage being the ability to have many shortcuts on a single keystroke rather than a combination of buttons on a console control pad; almost the entire left-hand side of my keyboard is configured in World of Warcraft for different functions... Including some Shift- or Alt- combinations.

To be fair to consoles though, they are traditionally more of the just pick-up-and-play for a few minutes kind of games, whereas PC games you usually get stuck on them for hours.

And handhelds are a godsend on long train journeys. :p

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Ender

I used to be all for PC's, and I still play Football Manager like mad, but I've really come out to favor the console. I don't know why, but I just absolutely adore my Xbox 360 now.

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Ana

None. :p Games just bore the heck outta me.

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Uncle Du

I'm a console man myself, as most can probably tell by my posts in the 360 thread. :p

I agree with B about the RTS factor though. I won't even try to play an RTS port on a console. Tried that once, and it failed miserably.

I like portables, because they can definitely be the cure when sitting in the DMV for hours on end. :p

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Drake

Consoles.

We'll have to wait and see how Halo Wars does. ;)

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Radioactive Isotope

board games. Clue FTW. :D

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Mara

PC, but only because it's the one I have used the most often and what I'm used to.

Probably have 2 hours at the most, in my entire life, in any kind of console.

Arcades can be fun, if you have A LOT of quarters, lol.

[so I just play arcade games on my PC. :D]

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Uncle Du

We'll have to wait and see how Halo Wars does. ;)

February 2nd!!

board games. Clue FTW. :D

Ahh, there's a platform that wasn't thought of! ;)

Probably have 2 hours at the most, in my entire life, in any kind of console.

2 hours in your WHOLE life?! No Nintendo, nothing?! Craziness!!

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Radioactive Isotope

i miss Duck Hunt on the original Nintendo NES with the little orange guns. stang, that game was awesome.

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Uncle Du

I just found out that Nat has an old Nintendo. After I got her hooked on GH, she went home and plugged in her Nintendo, lol.

She said it's just not the same. :p

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Mara

2 hours in your WHOLE life?! No Nintendo, nothing?! Craziness!!

Yes, I know.

But my parents never bought us one, so if I ever played it, it was at someone else's house.

Well... maybe 10 hours, at the most.

Played a little N64 last year at my sister's apartment. Otherwise, just a few minutes here and there on the original Nintendo. I suck at Mario. Really. :p

I just preferred to watch my friend beat Mario 3 in about 20 minutes. :p

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Uncle Du

Yea, I had a buddy that could beat 3 in something crazy like that. I swear I wasn't even sitting there for 15 minutes, and he was done. He could do the same with Punch Out.

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Mara

Mm-hmm. But it's only because her and her brothers read up on all the cheats. :p

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James the Defender

Game Consoles. I've always had slow comps and I just got a high-speed internet, coming out of the paleolithic dial-up era. So consoles have been my saviors.

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Andy

wow dial up. i think i remeber thatl/ actually i think we were talking about it in tje pub earlier

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CorSec

Red Alert 3 on the 360 reinforced my belief that I will never play an RTS naturally without a keyboard and mouse.

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Uncle Du

Just played the Halo Wars demo, and it's pretty damn good. The controls are pretty intuitive. I mean, they better be, it's an RTS made for the 360. :p

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Andy

Red Alert 3 on the 360 reinforced my belief that I will never play an RTS naturally without a keyboard and mouse.

Tsk! Silly CorSec. :p

Just played the Halo Wars demo, and it's pretty damn good. The controls are pretty intuitive. I mean, they better be, it's an RTS made for the 360. :p

I'm interested to see how they do that, and whether it works as effectively as one would hope.

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Uncle Du

Well, it's not like you're going to get a 360 for it. ;):p

Besides, it'll be the first ever RTS to port to a PC. ;)

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Andy

If you can call Vista-based machines PCs... Unless the PC stands for Piece of Crap.

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Uncle Du

Well, they ain't Macs...which are better any way. ;) :p

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Andy

Pfft, I haven't been corrupted by the Dark side that is Apple yet... They won't get me without a fight! :p

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Uncle Du

The Dark Side is more fun...we have cookies. ;)

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Andy

Actually, the Mac users in my office never have cookies... So you're lying! :p

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