PSXtreme wrote:You know what turned me off from PC gaming....coming home from the store with a brand new game and having it not run for one reason or another because of system requirements. I've never had that happen with a PlayStation game...
Thats true. But a real PC gamer knows what the specs of his/her PC is before buying a game. Although it still sucks on the rare occasions something doesn't work right with certain hardware.
adam zombie wrote:PC gaming sucks because it has some of the worst DRM ever to help cut back on piracy.
DRM does suck, and I agree with you on this. Indie games and things like Steam, Desura, GamersGate and GOG help a lot with this by using non-intrusive DRM clients like STEAM and Desura, or DRM free direct downloads like GamersGate or GOG.
adam zombie wrote:PC gaming sucks because of upgrades from far to many cheap sources that may conflict with current hardware and software inside your current PC when trying to upgrade. Sure you can upgrade a PC, but you had better have a degree in Computer Science or some good experience from years of trial and error doing upgrades already. Or you will botch something up.
Most online PC parts stores have live chat help, as well as a compatibility checker for buying parts accurately. TigerDirect and NewEgg both do. I hear Frys is also good at helping out people in stores, but I have never been to one.
If you buy your PC parts at a Walmart, Target, or Best Buy, without knowing what you are doing (or really at all) you deserve to be out of the money you spent.