Originally Posted by EternalGamer
I have a 25" Dell IPS and it's pretty great. I prefer gaming on it as opposed to my 52" Panasonic plasma TV, actually.
I used to think that I preferred couch gaming, but man, there is something really intimate about being at a desk in an upright position up close to a screen. The experience can be far more immersive and intense than slouched back on a couch staring at a TV 5 or 6 feet away. Also, there are (obviously) a lot of game types that simply don't work on a couch whereas all games can be played at a desk easily.
You definitely need a controller, though. A controller + a good pair of headphones is what made me love PC gaming.
Yeah, I've heard it described as a more intimate experience, gaming on a smaller screen up close. I suppose that's the case. I don't mind it really, as the games look fantastic. I realized tonight though that I'm already getting used to the PC eye candy. I fired up Witcher, the first game I played on the rig, and I wasn't impressed like I was the first time. It's not the best looking game as it's fairly dated, but I was impressed by the framerate and smoothness more than anything. But now I'm getting jaded already!