[geeks] nVidia 8800GT for Apple Mac Pro
velociraptor at gmail.com
Fri May 23 20:02:24 CDT 2008
Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> On May 21, 2008, at 16:25 , Nadine Miller wrote:
>> Bill Bradford wrote:
>>> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 02:48:36PM -0400, Joshua Boyd wrote:
>>>> Besides, at this point if one wants to play games on their computer,
>>>> they should probably just get a PS3 and install linux, right? ;)
>>> I *hate* console gaming controllers. Give me a mouse and keyboard.
>> I believe a lot more PS3 games have mouse/keyboard compiled in,
>> possibly all of them.
>> I'm getting pretty good with controllers after Zelda:Windwaker, Super
>> Mario Sunshine, and Kung Fu Chaos (the latter is a *TOTAL* hoot!).
> I can practice and get good with a controller too, but I don't like
> using the controller. It's far too limiting. It's not a matter of
> skill, I just hate using a console controller.
> A PC let's you have far more complex controls, and it's just a hell of a
> lot more fun.
> The other issue is game play: console games are dumbed down, focus on
> immediate satisfaction, and are not modifiable.
> I like some of the games, but generally get tired of them pretty quick.
> Some PC games I play for 5-10 years.
There are computer games like that for me as well--I'm still playing
Diablo II, 4 Crystals of Trazere (fscking puzzles) and X-Com. Most of
the games I have interest in are not (generally) GPU intensive. While I
agree that the majority of console games are dumbed-down, I have found a
few that are not which have replay interest. And it's nice to be able
to sit side-by-side and play a game together with your friends; I've yet
to find a computer game (since maybe Gauntlet for the PC) that makes
this easy to do.
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