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Windows 7: PC Gaming vs Console Gaming

25 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I was always hooked on the pc, because at the time xbox live was not that well developed. I was in the whole Medal of Honor movement to Call of Duty. I loved playing on my comp, then I got an xbox and did that a little here and there. I still played more on the computer than any console. I had a PS2 and an XBox because i wanted to play games they didn't make for all of them. These days the game has changed. They make most all games for every platform and Xbox and PS3 try to lure you by having things like achievements etc... I actually get drawn to that for some reason.

Computer gamers are generally more mature, I have found in the past. Most people I have met on live are extremely immature and annoying. Most kids can fairly easily get hold of an xbox, a game, and a subscription for atleast a month which kinda ruins it for me. Since a majority of them yell into the mic, teamkill, smack talk, etc... That is one reason I am not updating my pc and am leaning toward pc gaming. I now use my new slim for streaming movies from my pc...

I once played games for fun but at some point it turned into a choir more than an activity to have fun, I want to the fun back.

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25 Sep 2010   #12

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

1. PCs are much faster than any console
2. PCs can run any console game if the right emulator is used
3. PCs can be upgraded
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25 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
1. PCs are much faster than any console
2. PCs can run any console game if the right emulator is used
3. PCs can be upgraded

when buying pc games i ussually buy the ones that will have a endless amout of time on online play with achivments co op etc

so most of the time i stick to atleast 1 or 2 games per year i would say im not big on buying the latest im content with more into getting to expert levels to be so good i can basicly carry a team when things go wrong

i see most of the time consoles sales mostly are from sport games which the pc has as well I guess they see it as cheaper but in the long run they'll spend another 400 for the next big thing I seriously dont see any Console gaming memebers defending themselves hahaha
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04 Oct 2012   #14

Windows 7 Professional x64 w/SP1

as this is a windows 7 site, and not like a gaming site, i hadn't expected much people to be on the console team :)
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04 Oct 2012   #15


There are still quite a few gamers on this site :)

For some it's all about being on the 'team'. For others, the team is a means to an end in order to play games. My 'team' is "Team Best Game Experience".

One big thing is that some people prefer gaming on a console. There is something relaxing about 'turn on machine/play game'. It just cant be replicated on PC. What you lose in bells and whistles, you make up for in ease of use.

On PC you have to get the games to work and work smoothly - time spent tweaking is time detracted from the 'gaming experience'. (With some titles I spent more time fiddling than I did playing)

As always, there are pros and cons to each. There is also no 'correct' answer. All that matters is that we all play games. Who cares how we play them?

*Although I must admit with a bit of bragging involved, that I do have a rocking PC/360 setup.

A higher end PC - Racing cockpit with mouse+kbd stand, Dedicated 40" TV, Dedicated 5.1, Top shelf wheel/pedal combo, A cool R2D2 themed 360 and a Thermaltake GT case that matches the 360. Best of both worlds. I love my man corner )

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Or I could always use my monitor at the desk. Basically, I have no real preference apart from getting the most of out games- regardless of platform.

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04 Oct 2012   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)

I've always been a console gamer, mostly from the lack of experience with Pc's when i was younger. but as i have got a larger grip on the world of pc's and upgrading, i have slowly been drawn to playin games on pc. I still am (at the moment) a console gamer, but come the time my Xbox Live needs renweing i cant see my self paying the £30-40 to renew it when i can play for free on Steam.

Looks like my Xmas list is gonna be full of Steam coupons
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04 Oct 2012   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit

I've never really been a console gamer, mainly because of 2 simple facts: 1: For the past 12 years, graphics have been better on the PC compared to the older consoles. And 2: You can't add mods to any of the games on a console, which to me, isn't cool. I'd get bored with all my games if I couldn't add or take away the things in the games. I get bored (depending on which game it is) fairly quickly after I've already beaten it (without mods) on any difficulty, unless I can add mods to the game.

ME2 was one of those games. I couldn't add any mods, and after I beat it; I said "Okay! Boring now! Lets see if there's any mods!). Found out there's no mods. I said "Well okie dokie then. Bye bye!" It's been sitting on my shelf ever since then. I play the 360 with my friends who live in my house once in a while, but I'm just not really into consoles. Plus they want 50-60$ for a single 360 controller? Kinda high priced, if you ask me.

As for PC's, yes, they can cost thousands if you're going for the highest tech stuff, but that'll last you years (about as long as a console will last you), so whoever said PC's don't last as long obviously never had a computer last them 10 years if you keep it clean. (you have to clean consoles, too, don't forget).

With PC's, you can have up to 64 players, depending on the game. Consoles? You're lucky to even get 2 players without Live *rolls my eyes*. The advantages to the PC multiplayer is vastly higher than consoles when it comes to availability. Just plug the computers into a Router or switch/hub, and you're pretty much good to go on LAN even with 5 or 6 pc's.
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05 Oct 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I had a Xbox360 which died within a month of buying due to red ring of death.
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05 Oct 2012   #19

Windows 10 Pro

Console = Lose

PC = Win
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07 Oct 2012   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Big PC gamer myself, and buy PC games if theres a choice.

But, I do love my PS3 as well.Just got it recently. Mostly just get the excluves games for it, or games that are excluvic to the consoles.

For me, I like PC better simply beacuse it runs better, looks better, and FPS type games are far better with Mouse/KB. Plus, RTS and SIM type games are just non-existant or utter crap on a console. (If your into those type of games)

But, I also see vaild points from the console side of things as well.

If you can, a gaming PC and at least 1 console of your choice for certain games is a good way to go.
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