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Why should I play games on a console instead of a PC?


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Initial post: Mar 18, 2013 12:14:20 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013 12:15:31 PM PDT
For me, I think it's just familiarity. I've never been a big PC gamer, even as a kid.

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 12:16:13 PM PDT
GarionOrb says:
If you have a PC that can run the games well, and are able to keep up with upgrades, then keep playing on PC. I like consoles because I don't have to worry about stuff like processors, video cards and RAM.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013 12:17:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 18, 2013 12:17:45 PM PDT
The Drizzle says:
i cant afford a gaming PC. and i prefer controller over keyboard.

edit: what Garion said.

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 12:18:30 PM PDT
If you play on a console you can delude yourself into thinking that your gaming box is somehow powerful.

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 12:21:24 PM PDT
Because there are many games on consoles you can't play on PCs.
No matter how powerful they are.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013 12:22:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 18, 2013 12:30:14 PM PDT
Unless the PC version is a bad port or filthy with DRM no reason not to go PC if you have a decent one capable of running the game.

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 12:24:25 PM PDT
Uncle Ulty says:
I game on my PC with a nice LazyBoy and 46" flatscreen, but not everyone has this option yet.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013 12:26:09 PM PDT
And there are exclusives on PC you can't play on a console. It goes both ways.

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 12:27:04 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 18, 2013 12:30:24 PM PDT
got mayo?™ says:
Consoles are only good for letting the wife stream Netflix without hurting herself.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013 12:29:35 PM PDT
J. Pardee says:
If you have a PC that can run current games perfectly than you are probably better to play those games on the PC still.

I personally prefer console since I don't have to worry about upgrading my console and I like the controller interface compared to a keyboard and mouse.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013 12:32:39 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013 12:34:25 PM PDT
How many PS3 games even still support the old mouse and keyboard?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013 12:37:39 PM PDT
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Posted on Mar 18, 2013 12:38:24 PM PDT
new Tron says:
The simplicity.

Having said that, I love gaming on my PC too, but for different reasons.

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 12:43:43 PM PDT
Shanghaied says:
I like these people who say they don't want to have to worry about upgrading their console as much.

I like gaming on a PC because I don't like having to update my game library as much.

Particularly when we all cross those make believe lines in the sand called "generations" every five odd years.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013 12:49:23 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013 12:53:36 PM PDT
new Tron says:
Meaning his library is always stored on the hard drive.

It's kind of a moot point, since PC gamers and console gamers both buy new games, thus essentially "updating" their libraries.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013 12:53:42 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 18, 2013 12:54:35 PM PDT
Lyrick_ says:
I'm guessing he's implying the inaccessibility of previous generation games on current and future consoles.

Forward software compatibility with PC gaming is pretty amazing compared to how consoles deal with Software compatibility generation to generation.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013 12:55:05 PM PDT
Shanghaied says:
Example: I have my Doom 2 and Dark Forces disks from ~1995.

They still install and work with a little tweaking on the computer I have now. No need to update with a re-release or port to my current gen system.

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 12:55:31 PM PDT
Because you've had sex before. Presumably. Not with yourself.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013 12:58:29 PM PDT
Every single review (all 3 of them) talks about using this to get an edge over others playing COD. Talk about 3 people I would never want to meet.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 18, 2013 12:58:43 PM PDT
Shanghaied says:
True to an extent, but unlike consoles, PCs have basically one library that keeps growing. Whereas consoles have a beginning and an end, more or less.

I was trying to state that cleverly but it looks a little awkward the way it came out.

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 1:14:34 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 19, 2013 4:35:09 AM PDT
Alien Fodder says:
I can't play with mouse and keyboard (I really tried!) and sadly not all PC games are configured to be played with a controller (I'M LOOKING AT YOU, MASS EFFECT!!!). Also, I cannot imagine being a gamer and not having experienced the awesomeness of the Uncharted series. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2013 1:15:29 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 19, 2013 1:18:06 AM PDT
If having the best possible graphics are a priority for you, then PC is clearly the easy choice. Steam sales are also a big bonus, and the games are generally cheaper.

However, you will need to tinker around with different configurations, settings, drivers etc. PC is a little more fiddely. For some thats not an issue, for others it is.

Console gaming scores on simplicity (switch on and play) for those who couldnt be bothered with the tinkering required on PC, but the graphics arent going to match PC. Huge deal for some, not an issue for others.

Both systems have advantages and disadvantes. Neither option will be suited perfectly for every type of gamer.
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