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Hello, poll lovers! Last week we asked you if you’d be willing to give Internet Explorer 11 a chance Will You Give Internet Explorer 11 A Chance? [MakeUseOf Poll] Will You Give Internet Explorer 11 A Chance? [MakeUseOf Poll] Surprisingly, Internet Explorer 11 isn't terrible. Whether you're on Windows 8 or 7, now it's time to decide -- will you be giving IE11 a chance, or will you not even try it? Read More . 500 of you answered the poll. Can you guess which answer won by a hair, and which one came in second place?

Out of the 500 votes on this poll, 1% of the voters have already tried IE11 but have stopped using it, 6% don’t think they will try it but may change their mind, and 9% of the voters are already using IE11. So far, these answers are not very popular, but the two remaining answers received over 80% of the votes between them: 40% of the voters said they will probably try IE11, and 43% are simply not going to try it.

So while a full 43% are not planning to try it, a very similar number of readers definitely plan to do so. Success for Microsoft?

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

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This week’s poll question is: Which Major Gaming Platform Do You Use The Most?

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Almost 2.5 years ago, we asked you about gaming platforms Which Major Gaming Platforms Do You Use? [MakeUseOf Poll] Which Major Gaming Platforms Do You Use? [MakeUseOf Poll] It's time to find out what sort of gamers we have around here: Do you use the latest consoles? Do you have old consoles kicking about? Do you play games on your computer? Are you... Read More . This is a very long time when it comes to technology, and much has changed in our world since 2011. Back then, most of you were using your personal computer for gaming, with mobile phones coming second, and the various consoles trailing behind. What has changed? Have consoles gained some ground? Are most of you using your mobile now? And what about tablets, that weren’t even factored in on that last poll? Let’s find out where the gaming world stands for you. Which platform do you use the most?

Tell us in the comments what makes your chosen platform the best, and share any plans for switching to something else!

  1. Tanim I
    October 9, 2013 at 6:39 am

    PC gaming is great though a bit expensive.

  2. Rudi Niemand
    October 1, 2013 at 8:58 am

    I have finally caught up with the times and actually got an Xbox - didn't pay retail, got it second hand from a friend who upgraded to the not-so-Slim-Xbox. I've had it about 6 months, mainly so that I can play Forza 4. Not long ago, however I built a completely new gaming PC which blows the Xbox to the weeds. Spent all summer on Steam grabbing sales left-right-and-centre. Now I've got a library of 50+ games but no time to play it all. Not to mention since then I've built another computer - not as powerful - that sits in the bedroom for casual gaming when I'm in my lazy shorts. I'm also in the process of building a THIRD computer to try out gaming on Linux again (with Steam) as the last time I had a Linux gaming PC I was running everything through WINE. Then there's my laptop - nothing special, but it can play anything from up to 5 years ago at 1280x720 at 20-30fps.

  3. Elizabeth Christian
    September 30, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I've always used a PC for gaming & have built a custom PC that I was sure would handle the Sims 3. Most of my money went into a graphics card that could handle shadows & mirrors & all the graphics settings cranked all the way up with dual monitors. I'm suspecting the next upgrade will come when the Sims 4 is released. I haven't tried any other platforms except for the Wii that we have, but after recently buying & trying out the Sims for the Wii, I am definitely happy with my PC & plan to stick with it. I've also played the Sims on my iPhone & still my PC wins hands down. :)

  4. Stuart C
    September 30, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    At the beginning of the year my gaming system of choice was an X-Box 360 (followed closely by my PC.)

    That was in January. Since that time I've had my first kid. My office has been converted into a nursery and my free time for gaming? That's quite laughable. Nowadays my gaming system of choice is my Android Phone for casual games that I play on the train to work... While I'd still love to be playing first person shooters (and I hear GTA5 is awesome).. That's just not in the cards anymore ;)

  5. Ricky619
    September 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    PC gaming is the best. Your rig can be tailor-made to bring out that little geek in you, to handle the types of games that you play or to meet your budget. It offers the same or even better gaming performance than console gaming:
    controllers range from an ordinary mouse to high end gaming mouses and keyboards or joysticks( yes, they're still around), Xbox controllers to realistic steering wheels and pedals. You can connect to the internet and join friends to play online while making use of headphones for chat. Surround sound systems or just a regular desktop speaker can put you right on the battlefield and dual-screen monitors or hi-def tvs take you into the seat of your favorite race car. There's still so much more that can be done to both desktops and laptops to give gamers their ultimate satisfaction but the best part yet is the game itself. Gamers have a wide variety of all the best and latest titles or old-school retro games to choose from. Granted that we not be able to play Xbox/PS exclusive games such as Halo, Forza and Gran Turismo just to name a few, unless you have a really good emulator, but many console games are eventually ported to the PC or are also released at the same time for PCs (hope this is true for GTA 5!) I almost forgot, Xbox One does not offer backward compatibility and PS4 has no current native support for PS3 games but with a PC you can play games from since when games were born.
    We will be graced by the Xbox One and PS4 in a few days and there is much hype and talk about all that they have to offer, but all of those new features, which would be very lengthy to explain and list, are available on PCs, will be available on PCs or can be made available on PCs.
    For example, Microsoft's Kinect is rumoured to be available for PCs and if that should not be true then you have other choices such as Leap Motion. PlayStation introduced a share button on their new controller coupled with cool social features in their software, but PCs have been using share and social features for quite a while now. Granted that it may not be as seamless as the PS4 but it isn't anything that can be improved.
    PCs can are also used for more than just gaming and is on a whole other level than consoles that try to offer some multimedia entertainment.
    PCs can offer the fastest and most powerful CPUs, extreme GPUs, large storage capacities of different kinds, super cool cooling systems and cases, many switchable controllers, blazing fast network cards, --and these are apart from what are available to tech enthusiasts.
    So what's not to love?

  6. Baldo S
    September 30, 2013 at 1:16 pm


  7. Rod W
    September 30, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Gave up on PC gaming years ago. Would rather spend money on a console once every 5 years and know that all other games that I'm playing against have the same gear.

    The downside to consoles is that they typically use the TV. That means the wife can't watch TV while I play games. Sooooo...

    I end up playing more tablet-based games than anything else. My wife and I can watch TV and I can play a game at the same time. Multitasking, right?

    • Bruce E
      September 30, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      "Would rather spend money on a console once every 5 years and know that all other games that I’m playing against have the same gear." Doesn't exactly make sense unless you replace the word 'games' with 'gamers' in which case you end up being wrong. You may be playing on a PS3 against someone with a high-end gaming PC and if it is a head-to-head FPS, you are at a distinct disadvantage. Actually, as long as you are not playing chess, backgammon, go, or something similar, you will be at a disadvantage in that scenario.

  8. KarlM
    September 30, 2013 at 4:04 am

    I prefer PC gaming because keyboard and mouse offer the fastest aiming speed and higher accuracy than Xbox type controllers or touch screens for FPS games. But the upcoming Steam controller shows promise in that area, and I will be looking into that when it comes out.

  9. Chris H
    September 30, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Lots of us PC gamers here!

  10. Rajat K
    September 29, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I prefer PC gaming because it is in my budget.

    ( )

    Apart from gaming, it can also be used for other work, so my parents agree too. :)

  11. Larry Rieder
    September 29, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    PC is number one. Then Microsoft Xbox! I will never get into crappy mobile/tablet gaming.

  12. Dominic C
    September 29, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I usually play games on my PC as it really has lots to offer from storyline to graphics, however lately, due to traveling to school on public transport, I start to play games solely on my mobile phone as the commute is 90-120 mins long. With more and more android games available in the google play store, it won't be long before I stop playing that much games on my PC anymore.

  13. Abhishek A
    September 29, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Love PC gaming.
    I think the main reason that lots of gamer prefer this option because almost everybody has PC in their home and its can also be used for various other important works by themselves or their family members...
    Although we cannot deny that consoles provide a TRUE FEELING while playing games.

  14. Tom W
    September 29, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    At the beginning of the year I spent a fair amount of money upgrading my PC to be a reasonable gaming rig. The upgrade cost roughly the same as a new Xbox One will cost and I believe that it will be at least as powerful as either of the new consoles.

    There are some advantages to PC gaming, such as:
    * Lower costs for games
    * More control over upgrades
    * Incrimental upgrades, so you don't have to spend a large chunk of money at once
    * More variation in games (indy games and the fact that games specific to one console or the other are often ported to PC)
    * A gaming rig can be used as a standard PC

    There are some disadvantages to PC gaming but overall it suites my needs and budget, so I doubt I'll be using consoles any time soon.

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