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Switching from PC gaming to (mostly) PS4?

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Hey. I've been playing games since 2009 when I first got my laptop.

Lately I've noticed that I don't really play anything on my computer anymore. Most of the time it's just grinding on Warframe or a couple of ranked matches in LoL or R6S.

 

I have used way too much money on my steam library, which at the minute probably holds over 150 games, with over 1000 euros spent on steam overall.

My PC is worth 600-700€ and I almost completely overhauled it for 500 euros last summer. Now I'm slightly regretting that decision.

 

I have all this power and all these games, yet I don't use either.

 

I also own a PS4 with only a couple of games like Persona 5, FF15, God of War and Watch Dogs.

I really enjoy playing on console, it has a special kind of charm to it which I can't really describe. It feels relaxing to just sit back and play with the controller on a big screen.

 

I've thought about selling my current setup and buying some kind of a used budget computer for half of the price that I would sell my current one and use the other half on a new phone.

I barely need the performance I'm currently getting.

At the same time I feel sad selling my computer, which I've used so much money and time on.

 

I can't decide on anything.

I really want to play on the playstation, but I find Persona 5 too hard and FF15 a bit boring. The games cost too much and the console doesn't have the space to hold all these triple A titles inside it's little 500GB hard drive.

Yet on the PC I can run almost any game I want, install anything I wish and still I can't come up with anything to play.

I feel frustrated. Mainly because I'm addicted to gaming, but the fact that I don't have anything to play annoys me.

What should I do?

I've read that some people get exhausted from games and have to take a break, but I have nothing else to do. I live in the middle of the woods with no activities nearby.

Gaming is my passion and it's the only thing I can do. The other one is reading manga. But now I can't even find good ones to read.

 

This post was kind of a vent of my inner feelings and how I am stuck in this position where I want to play, but cannot. There's all these games, yet none are to my liking.

Main point of the post is if it would be a good idea at all to give up PC gaming, even slightly, and start playing on a console and a weaker PC. Can't bring myself to choose.


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You can just buy a PS4 controller and use it on your PC and pretend it's a PS4.


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You can hook up a controller to the PC and HDMI it to the TV. PS4 and PC is a sweet spot atm, cross platform PC, exclusives on PS4.


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If you already have a pc and ps4 I would just hold onto both and just grab a game when you see something you like. 

PC has 1000s of games (old and new) so there should be something out there to your liking.  Have a glance at the steam, gog.com, origin, humble bundle etc..

And of course grab the ps4 exclusives if you see any you like.

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45 minutes ago, HOOTSMON said:

You can hook up a controller to the PC and HDMI it to the TV. PS4 and PC is a sweet spot atm, cross platform PC, exclusives on PS4.

Pretty much it, in my bedroom my desktop is in a way to the right is my desk with monitor and keyboard and all and to the left my bedroom 4k TV which with a PS4 controller I can emulate console gaming whenever it pleases me.


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2 hours ago, Underi said:

I have used way too much money

I have used way too much time, myself playing games, but I waste it in other ways, hence here.

PS4 console and games are expensive, I prefer the $5 and under games on Steam for the PC.

 

Slightly regretting spending 1000 euros on a pc you never use, well that just comes down to "experience" I guess to put it mildly, maturity to put it plainly, or shall we say common sense. Everyones like that though in one way or another, its just called Consumerism and Kepping Up With The Jonses.

 

I would like to think of doing something that progresses in life, achieves new skills, sharpens older skills. Controller games are wicked cool for shooting and drones and underwater ROV'ing and remote medical because its been proven in clinical studies and published in major literature, when that is done its widely understood and acknowledged in the scientific community.

 

We all need pleasures too, hobbies, laugh, joke, interact with people.

It is apart of life.

 

My suggestion, try to get back on the pc, since you already have a good pc.

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Steam link I think it’s 4K or there is a 4K version of it. I’ve got one and I love it, and I use mine over Wi-Fi and have no issues but as Linus said in his review, I would reccomend Ethernet if possible. You can plug in PS4 controllers too so it’s like playing on a console


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1 minute ago, Canada EH said:

You got a link to said reference?

https://help.steampowered.com/en/wizard/HelpWithGameIssue/?appid=353380&issueid=353&nodeid=81&return_nodeid=8 

 

Here you go official Steam page


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4 hours ago, Underi said:

I live in the middle of the woods with no activities nearby.

Have you tried taking regularly weekly breaks from gaming of any sort? I hear Finland is great for outdoors stuff.


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You are having whats called "buyers remorse OP". I too have felt this many times when it comes to PC gaming. I have spent alot of money on chasing the very best in terms of high end gaming. 

 

I had bought  a GTX 1080 Ti and a 32 inch 1440 G-Sync monitor. This year I had spent over $1200 on PC Gaming. Last year when I re-did my CPU/Mobo/Case/PSU/Ram it costed me $550. Combined that leaves me at nearly $1800 on gaming in 2 years. Definitely not in anyway cheaper than my PS4 Pro. Not with PC game sales or any of that.  Yet, all my friends are on PS4 and Xbox, so I still mostly play on my PS4 Pro and Switch, even multi platform games. 

 

Between work, friends, my fiance,studying for my masters, and just life my time for video games is limited. So, thats why I actually sold my monitor and GTX 1080 Ti just a few weeks ago. Honestly, for me console gaming is great. I come home and I just play games. I dont really think about FPS or tweaking settings to perfection. I just play games and have fun. 

 

The days also of PC games looking vastly better than Consoles are long over. Most multi platform shooters run at 60fps on Consoles as well. Its crazy that they can considering the weak 8 core jaguar CPU.  PC definitely has sharper image quality and support for higher resolution. Though, when I am sitting 8 feet away from my 70inch 4k Tv, the difference really is just not that perceptible. 

 

Finally, it sounds like you are struggling with more than just gaming choices.  If your only passions are gaming and manga then maybe take a step back and reevaluate some thing.  If you live in the middle of nowhere, id recommend moving or finding some local things to do. Hit up the gym, go out with some friends. 

 

Gaming is a hobby but it cant replace a fulfilling life. 


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On 11/21/2018 at 6:01 PM, Underi said:

I really want to play on the playstation, but I find Persona 5 too hard and FF15 a bit boring. The games cost too much and the console doesn't have the space to hold all these triple A titles inside it's little 500GB hard drive.

Haven't played Persona 5 much but FF15 really is kinda crap, compared to other Final Fantasy Iterations.


The 500GB HDD is no problem, because you can replace it with any of those:

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Or SSDs:

https://geizhals.de/?cat=hdssd&xf=252_400~4832_1~4836_2

 

You "only" need a USB Stick with the right Firmware (on the bottom of the Page, seperate Link).

 

For Games: Try Spider-Man or Horizon Zero Dawn.


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I got a 7.5 meter HDMI cable to connect my TV to my monitor as a second screen, which gives me the best of both worlds: eg PC graphics and performance but on the TV instead of at a desk like a console. Though even then I still play my PS4 a lot more, mostly because the game selection is better if you're not into first person shooters.


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Like others have said you can use PS4 controllers on your PC.  Theres actually many former PS4 exclusives that are now on steam the biggest ones being Yakuza and NiOH.  Theres also FF15 which was already multiplat but its on there and comes with all the DLC (like it should have in the beginning i'm not salty though).

 

PS4s are still good consoles mind you and if you just prefer to play in front of your TV then by all means go for it. 


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