So I've been lurking the Neogaf forums since around E3 (for all the sh*t the site gets, the community there is very knowledgeable and funny as hell lol) and there is something that's been mentioned a lot there that I've never really put much thought of until now.
A lot of members there are stating they are taking a WiiU/PC approach to the next gen so that they get their Nintendo fix from the WiiU and their western multi ports on the PC. Now, I've never really been a pc gamer and have always given in to purchasing all the major consols to get the full sampling of what gaming has to offer but its starting to get really expensive. As a result of the expenses that are associated with this hobby, I think the WiiU/PC approach is a good way to go.
I just recently decided to give Elder Scrolls 4:Oblivion another run through. Originally, I played the game on the 360 when it had first came out and enjoyed it very much but eventually grew tired of it, especially after I found out the game levels up with you so your never really gaining much ground on the enemies no matter how much you grind. Well this time, I picked it up for the PC and decided to mod the hell out of it since that's what I've always heard is the benefit of PC gaming.
I finally got the game running, fully modded up and I must say, its amazing what the community has done to this game. Its like a brand new game now. New graphics, new weapons, quests, dynamic weather, the list goes on an on. If this is the benefit of PC gaming, then sh*t, I've been missing out. Now with all these programs like Joy2pad that let me play PC games with a gamepad, I have no more excuse anymore for not gaming on my PC. For years, keypad and mouse controls are what kept me off PC gaming but more and more new games are coming out that support gamepad options right out the box.
So after this revelation I've pretty much decided, it'll be a WiiU/PC generation for me these next 5-7 years or so. If I end up missing out on a few key exclusives on the PS4 and 720 then so be it, there are already too many games to play as it is.
I'll like to hear what my fellow members here have to say about this approach. Do you already fall in line with this line of thinking or will you stick to the strictly console approach? I know there are a lot of drawbacks to PC gaming such as upgrading your PC, installations, game updates and optimization but for those willing to put in a little more initial work, PC gaming isn't all too bad.