Microsoft: hardly anyone plays first person shooters on the PC

By Emil · 75 replies
Sep 21, 2010
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  1. AdrianYi

    AdrianYi TS Rookie

    "Hardly anyone plays first person shooters on the PC" sayd Microsoft in hopes to attract more people to their crapy console. Oh and btw, I don't see CS players playing on consoles, do you? (I'm using Counter-Strike as an example cause its one of the most popular FPS out there).
  2. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    I own a X360 and A Casual GAming PC (for casual I mean HD 4850 Asus Mobo and 3Gb Ram 1066)
    AND SERIUSLY!!! the only reason for stil having my X360 , is that I get it BEFOR MY PC, And I put it o the living room so my lil brother dont touch my PC.

    That Statement is hell out of place, i understand that he maybe think that because their platform "GAMES FOR WINDOWS" just did´nt get place on PC´s.. BUSSINESS PEOPLE GIVE A BREAK TO OTHERS PLEASE!! please dont try to take all for you MicroBrain people wanted the STEAM market for them DID´NT WORK NOW LET´S TRY TO BURIED THEM!!! Damm!! this **** makes me ANGRY!.
  3. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    You know the funny thin about that.!! i can play PC game without a logitec keyboard, or mice, i can play game with my built in audio, a mid range Mobo+mid Phenom CPU+Mid or even as low as HD 4850, with your default old SATA HDD you got enough power to play bettern than the console, and cost the same!!
    and you got all the thing you can do with that PC including Gamin for the same price of a high price Butget performace console..!! AND MORE TALKING ABOUT THE 360...----- IT LAGS!! ON SOME PART OF SOME GAMES!!! ITS!! FREAKING ANOYING!!!
  4. MS doesn't know ****. First person shooters are strong and hard on the PC.

    check out.
  5. What a dumb ***. He didn't even list his source. Here is my fact-less statement also: "No one hardly ever plays FPS games on the console anymore."
  6. Ironically, Microsoft is deterring gaming on THEIR operating system (most of PC gaming is on Windows). Am I the only one who finds this funny.
  7. "Halo did an awesome job of building a first-person shooter exclusively for the console, and now hardly anyone plays first person shooters on the PC anymore,"
    This guy should be in politics. Microsoft bought Bungee to have a great game to release with their new console. Halo was originally going to be a PC game. PC gamers were looking forward to it's release forever...until Microsoft jumped in an bought the company. Just in case anyone forgot.
  8. PGXkiLlER

    PGXkiLlER TS Rookie Posts: 19

    that ain't right **** fps born to b play on pc
    graphics nd grip on gun that you get on pc you can't get on console!!!
  9. To RACE you need a WHEEL and PEDALS. To RACE you need a PC with the extras. Sure race online with console, great, race with a game-pad. Sheesh good luck holding your line. Racing on the PC with wheel and pedals is far superior to anything a console can offer. AS IS FPS WITH A MOUSE ON PC. This tool is a piece for making the comments he did. RIDICULOUS. Another one raises their head in the category of FOOL.
  10. Emin3nce

    Emin3nce TS Rookie Posts: 129

    What the ****, i've always played FPS on the PC... i hate ****ing analogue joysticks.
  11. So true.

    It will obviously differ from person to person.

    I have quite happily ditched the PC to play MW and similar titles on the 360 and PS3.

    The controller provides a degree of realism where the mouse keyboard combo amplifies the arcade nature of titles like COD MW.

    KZ has an excellent "weapon weight" implemenation. Larger weapons are more difficult to handle etc.
  12. isamuelson

    isamuelson TS Booster Posts: 100

    Huh. I guess all those BF:BC2, TF2, L4D, L4D2, COD players need to be told to stop playing on the PC since NO ONE plays them anymore.

    What a maroon!
  13. jonelsorel

    jonelsorel TS Rookie Posts: 72

    I would expect this comment to come from a retarded 13 year old console owner, not from a Microsoft representative.

  14. Nope, it was originally a Mac exclusive :|
  15. Um is this guy in ***** or does he have a 360 so far up his butt he can’t see straight? Its not that PC gamers aren’t playing FPS games, its the fact that game developers have the 360(which happens to be 7 years old) so far up there butts that all the PC guys get is some crappy port AKA MW2. I mean no PC gamer wants a hitbox so huge that you can shoot a bullet pass a character and still kill him like they can in the consoles. I still prefer my PC over my consoles for FPS any day, I have had steam since 2003 and more than 3/4 of the games I own are on PC. I only have things like Guitar Hero and racing games like Blur and Need for speed on my Consoles…..
  16. fullmetalvegan

    fullmetalvegan TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    I absolutely HATE FPS on consoles, they are made for PC's. -_-"
  17. Guess those console guys or this guy knows the "Halo" was originally a PC game and was gonna be released on PC. Then that's when Microsoft came along and bought the studio and made sure the PC didn't get it first. All we got was some crappy port. What the console guys don't realize is the 360 is holding the gaming industry back. PS3 is way better that the 360 in hardware, but when game developers come out with a game they design it and the crappiest hardware(360) and port it to others. Thus holding the gaming industry back, the 360 runs on Direct X9 most PC users are running on Direct X11 already and waiting for a game to be developed to to use it. Crysis was oen of them games that would fry a 360.
  18. pretzelwagon

    pretzelwagon TS Member Posts: 22

    According to Joystiq, earlier this year, Xbox Live had ~20M users, 10M of which were admittedly non-gamers, and used the device for Facebook,, Twitter, etc.

    They (MSFT) stated they had an online peak of 2.2M concurrent users.

    According to Steam Online Statistics (, there are currently over 2.5M users online at the moment.

    Granted this does not explicitly mean these are all FPS players, but Steam is just one of many PC gaming services, and its users outnumber Xbox Live all on its own. These numbers don't include 2.0 (no FPS, but PC gamers nonetheless), D2D, StarDock, etc. Then add all the non-tethered games, and you've got a community that probably outnumbers Xbox Live's entire footprint, even including the irrelevant non-gaming users.

    The PC gaming community is alive and well, thank you very much. You can keep your antiquated hardware and AA-less games. We'll keep ours.
  19. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    A game-pad cannot replace a mouse + keyboard when taking head-shots...
  20. Giwrgos

    Giwrgos TS Rookie Posts: 40

    I play call of duty for 3 years.Although i can't say i dislike 3rd person perpective, i think that there is nothing comparable with the 1st person shooting games.It is more realistic and gets you more into the game.3rd person get you the feeling that this is NOT you is a charachter that you play...ot you just spactate the charachter.However 1st person make you feel that hey!this is you in the game.And about the pc-xbox thing i think that mouse gives you a way better feel of control that the joystick, whether it is about aiming or glitching
  21. I would like to quote someone who sed mouse is the best weapon "wel done" i would not really call my self a gamer but what i know is console is total BS....

    FPS for console, you gota be kidding me
  22. Tsunoda is a dolt. The PC FPS community probably averages about 500k unique users a day, give or take an extra 100k during offpeak / peak times. Sure, not as many playing Reach right now, but it's still very numerable.
  23. Im surprised no one has mentioned the server size cap for fps games on pc vs console. I loved playing some of the 32 vs 32 maps on Battlefield. Dedicated servers are great too. Lets not forget the ability to mod either.
  24. noone games on pc first player shooters anymore HELLO anyone ehard of quake 3 arena quake 4 doom 3.. like seriously microsoft must be dumb or something of course halo wouldnt make such a great game on pc cause halo 2 really was a console game, also borderlands is a great game on pc the only games that should stay on console's are mw, mw2 and any games that require more action on keyboard then the mouse itself (ie: knifing,spiritng,scoping,arming,disarming, ect...)

    i could go on and on but no company looks at others but there own at who plays what on what, but if they open there eyes alot of players are palying pc quake live atm so either they got there eyes glued shut or they clearly blind and need to be laid off the job
  25. console gaming is for noobs who cant control a mouse cause their hands are sore or oh no my hand is killing stfu and gtfo the pc and get a console like all the lil kiddies/pus,pus u are

    pc gaming is much more skill then a controller "reason being" ur hand always moves the mouse so even a slight lil up or down your screwed of your shot, unlike the controller its not that sensitive"

    so either stfu about pc/console or go cry about how you cant game on pc and stick with your jay consoles

    fyi remove j put g

    fyi microsoft your jay look at all the players on quake live quake 4 quake 3 doom 3 DUHHHHHH!

    DO YOUR HOMEWORK you stupid four eyes!

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