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originally posted by: PhoenixOD
I used to love COD but the cheating just got so ridiculous i quit playing. In fact it just about put me off all FPS for ages.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Brotherman
Ye at the end of the day, the casual appeal of consoles is something that the PC market has always had trouble overcoming. I remember back in 2000 when I built my first PC in high school it was like this. Sure, the effort required to build pcs now is much less (I'm in IT so I build work PC's all the time) thanks to snap in holders and such, but you still have to know what you are doing.
Then it gets even harder if you want to do thinks like overclock your processor or tweak the OS settings to run your hardware better. Then god help the tech unsavy if a non-gaming application (say MS office) causes conflicts with your gaming software. Then you have to go into your management console and enable and disable services or go into your network ports and change them around. Then even after ALL of that, you could still come across a game that is incompatible with your system for some stupid reason unrelated to the minimum requirements.
Meanwhile, with a console you just plug it into your tv and wall, turn it on, put in a game and you are good to go. No hassle of conflicting software, the game is guaranteed to run on any console of that type, and you don't have to worry about having to manipulate default settings to make the game play or play better. Until that gap is overcome by the PC (like you are alluding to), the console market isn't going to die and will continue to dominate over the PC market.