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    Default PC Gamers Too Good At Cross-Platform Gaming?




    Rahul Sood, Voodoo PC founder and current CTO of gaming at HP, spins an interesting yarn about an aborted Microsoft project that would've let PC and Xbox gamers face-off. The only problem? During testing, the PC gamers cleaned Xboxers' clocks.

    In the middle of a rumination on the lukewarm state of PC gaming, Sood divulges some details of a project Microsoft was working on "many many months ago" to let PC and Xbox users face off in games like Gears of War and Unreal Tournament, an effort that would've effectively bridged the gap between Xbox Live and Windows Live.

    Sadly for the project, the fight wasn't exactly a fair one.
    http://gizmodo.com/5593116/were-pc-g...gaming-project

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    Not surprising to be honest.

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    mouse > all

    no surprise here.

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    The problem here may not be a skill difference, but the fact that the mouse is far more accurate and is faster than the game pad. That's fine when everyone has the same gamepad handicap, but when you're against someone with a top end gaming mouse you have no chance. Also, the average gaming pc tends to run the same title at much higher graphical settings than any console, so the pc gamer has a further advantage.
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