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PC gaming 'creates unique challenges'

The use of a mouse and a keyboard makes PC gaming very different to using consoles.

There are unique aspects of PC gaming that arguably make it what it is; an invigorating challenge that demands close control and no end of skill.

The difference between playing a game on your computer - with the help of a gaming mouse and keyboard - and via a console is huge. Metro's chief video games writer David Jenkins has looked a little closer at the issue and why PC titles tend not to lend themselves well to console adaptations.

He spoke of recent encounters with a PC developer in which the subject was brought up. While it is widely accepted that computer games offer a special experience, he suggested there are some that could be adapted for the Wii U.

Mr Jenkins admitted that any product that relies on the careful use of a mouse and keyboard is "doomed to fail" in console form, but perhaps this is why so many consumers love such titles as much as they do.

The writer went on to suggest it is now up to console developers to work on the controllers they provide their users if they wish to take advantage of PC games. The only way they will be able to offer the titles currently available to laptop and PC owners could be to alter their handsets to more closely resemble a mouse.

People who continue to make the most of PC games will find they can do so with the help of the very latest and most advanced technology. For instance, developer Roccat has recently described its new Savu mid-size hybrid mouse as the "new king" of the market.

It might now be a case of enjoying the very best creations in the sector for PC gamers, while those who continue to put their faith in a console wait for brands to catch up.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801366890-ADNFCR