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Playing First-Person Shooter on which gaming platform?

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What is your favorite FPS (First-Person Shooter) gaming platform?

I personally think that computers are the best for playing such games, because of the mouse. The mouse is more accurate than a controller like PS3, Wii and XBOX.

Don't you agree?
 

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I like the accurate control of the Nintendo 64. The contours of the controller are ideal for precise movement yet rigid enough to offer resistance. The addition of the rumble pak offers tactile feedback that is heads above the competition.
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Mouse or nothing. I still don't see how anyone can play a FPS with a controller.

I haven't played games online in quite a while....are Xbox/PS3 players allowed on the same servers as the PC players?
 

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No, when xbox beta'd xbox live the mouse and keyboard players destroyed the console players. The decision was made way back then that the two shouldn't be allowed to crossplay.

There was one game that is an exception, I forget its name. It was some sort of RPG FPS crossover game. They had to retard the timing of mouse/keyboard players to make it even online.

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Mouse or nothing. I still don't see how anyone can play a FPS with a controller.

I haven't played games online in quite a while....are Xbox/PS3 players allowed on the same servers as the PC players?
 
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Originally Posted by javyn
Mouse or nothing. I still don't see how anyone can play a FPS with a controller.

I haven't played games online in quite a while....are Xbox/PS3 players allowed on the same servers as the PC players?


Many of my friends tell me that I just have to get used to it. But still.. I prefer mouse and keyboard.
 

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While I don't doubt the mouse is more accurate that a controller, I still definitely enjoy FPS games more on the XBox than on PC.
 

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PC is the only way. I find the anlog stick FPS experience to be tedious and unintuitive.
 

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for FPS, PC is by far the best.

When I play an FPS, it needs to feel very direct and connected.

You sit close to the screen and have very direct input with the mouse. Not to mention, you are taking input from your arm/wrist most of your fingers--every finger on the left and middle, index, thumb (if your mouse has thumb buttons) on the right--as opposed to just your thumbs and index fingers on most console games.

FPS play benefits from having access to a lot of functions with the touch of a button and from having really fast, direct aim that only a mouse can provide.

For other types of games though consoles are almost always better (except for really input heavy rpgs like wow where you also need many buttons and instant mouse response). Driving games suck on PC without extra controllers...etc.

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I should mention though that since starting to work full time on a computer and getting some wrist pain popping up, I have pretty much stopped playing PC games....holding a console controller isn't a big deal but I am trying to limit mouse use until I am feeling 100% again and as such I can't really play FPSs
 

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Originally Posted by otc
for FPS, PC is by far the best.

When I play an FPS, it needs to feel very direct and connected.

You sit close to the screen and have very direct input with the mouse. Not to mention, you are taking input from your arm/wrist most of your fingers--every finger on the left and middle, index, thumb (if your mouse has thumb buttons) on the right--as opposed to just your thumbs and index fingers on most console games.

FPS play benefits from having access to a lot of functions with the touch of a button and from having really fast, direct aim that only a mouse can provide.

For other types of games though consoles are almost always better (except for really input heavy rpgs like wow where you also need many buttons and instant mouse response). Driving games suck on PC without extra controllers...etc.

EDIT:
I should mention though that since starting to work full time on a computer and getting some wrist pain popping up, I have pretty much stopped playing PC games....holding a console controller isn't a big deal but I am trying to limit mouse use until I am feeling 100% again and as such I can't really play FPSs


I actually got this when I picked up an MMO for a month over the spring and logged some hours. Sucked having the pain flare up work. I stopped playing and it felt better after a week or so.
 

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I can only play on a PC. It is unbearable for me on consoles.

And I loathe when PC ported games still have that retarded movement that carries over from consoles. Grand Theft Auto games have this problem. I can't stand it.
 

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Even though I'm a resident in the house of mouse, if I was a newb starting out today, I'd go the console/joypad route.

There's a pretty steep learning curve to using the mouse in games, and if you are starting out you will be slaughtered. I'd imagine the controller would level the playing field somewhat.
 

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For FPS I'd say PC. I can't imagine playing FPS without mouse.
 

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Computer with mouse and gamepad

My computer has more power better graphics than any console platform, and I prefer the mouse for movement, coupled with a multi-key gamepad

Currently playing Fallout New Vegas. Rocks!!
 

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Originally Posted by javyn
Mouse or nothing. I still don't see how anyone can play a FPS with a controller.
Word The only game I tolerated was Medal Of Honor on the PS1.
 

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Computer is the best, except for Halo.

Halos are the only shooters I can do on console. And it's really fun, it's pretty different most most shooters so it's a nice change.
 

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