So, I inherited an old Zune from a roommate that is now moved out. He left a lot of stuff that he didn't want to take with him on his new adventures and his poor little Zune was among that stuff. I have been playing with it and I am not ashamed to say that I am in love. Zune Pass for the mega win.
Anywho, in order to sign up for a Zune Pass you have to log in with a Windows Live account. Well, for a myriad of reasons I didn't want my Zune account connected to my Xbox Live account. I have a new @live email address now that Microsoft allows hyphens anyway, so I decided to use that. Then when I went to sign up for my regular username I was shocked to see someone had already claimed it!
I promise I have a point that relates to the post title, bear with me.
Of course, the person who took my regular username was me. I didn't realize that when you sign up for one Microsoft service you are signing up for all of them. I ended up using an older handle with my new email address and just soldiered on. Now I'm debating if I want to keep my Eyeshuh one active.
Oh yes, the point! Well, here's the thing. Microsoft does not have me trained to want achievements. They have me trained to crave them. So, when I started playing some Bing Games and logged in with my shiny new handle and saw a big fat ZERO for gamer points, of course it saddened me greatly!
The easy solution to this problem was to pop in Borderlands and blast through some quick achievements. I practically have that game memorized by now. Also I thought it was broken but apparently it's my Xbox that was broken. It works fine in Beau's Xbox.
So I'm loading up Borderlands, getting familiar again with that long forgotten feeling of holding a controller in my hands, and as soon as it's possible to do so I open up the settings menu and do two things that I have always done with console games: (1) invert the Y axis (2) turn off auto-aim.
Then I start to play...if you can call it that. Holy crap you guys, how did I play First Person Shooters on console before this? I mean, seriously, was I always this bad on console? Is everyone this bad on console and you just don't realize it until you experience the precision that is playing an FPS on PC?
As I was stumbling through attempting to line up cross-hairs to heads with limited success and realizing I was going to have to build a melee Siren, it got me to thinking. FPS games are just better on PC. Do they even have auto-aim on PC? That would be weird since you don't need it. Mouse and keyboard just works for shooting things in the head.
BUT that lead me further in thought to how much I was craving popping on a puzzle game and relaxing on the couch with something like Chime and my Xbox. This is coming from someone who despises puzzle games. Now I'm starting to wonder if I just despise puzzle games with mouse and keyboard. I also tend to stay away from platformers on PC because I know that I should plug in my wired controller but am usually too lazy to do so.
Anyway, I just thought I'd share an epiphany from a former hardcore console gamer turned hardcore PC gamer turned I finally figured out that some games work better on console and some games work better on PC and will now purchase accordingly gamer.