Do you prefer to game on PC or Console, why?
I recently wrote a hub about this and most of my feedback is only from other PC players. I'm interested in hearing both sides, without any arguments ensuing over which is better. I just want to hear preferences and reasoning for them.
I prefer Console gaming, mostly because I can get one console, and play the entire generation of games, without any upgrades. I'm not technically inclined enough to upgrade my own, so I would have to have someone else do it. That would get way too expensive.
That being said, I am so getting a new PC for Diablo 3.
I play both but PC gaming gives me more versatility. I like being able to modify and add expansions to my PC games, although there seems to be quite a bit of this available on the PS3. I haven't had a chance to try the PS3 game console yet, so I am uncertain about that platform.
In the past I was 100% consoles; I just loved the simplicity of it. Buy a game and then you can play it. You don't have to worry about downloading the newest version of direct X or graphics drivers. You don't have to worry about weird errors that cause your sound to cut out because of the version of windows you are running. The first day, after purchasing a pc game, isn't spent playing it, it's spent figuring out how to get it to work, and even then the experience varies wildly from pc to pc. So for that reason, consoles still outshine computers, at least right now. However, I recently discovered the wonders of modding. I don't make my own mods, but I love how easy it is to extend the re-playability of a game just by downloading little tweaks made by players. I still prefer consoles over the pc, but I can see the pc creeping up my radar more each time a new game comes out. The real test will be if they can get that system up and running where you play games remotely, putting all the technical problems on the game servers with very little on your own. If they can pull that off, I may just find myself switching to the pc.
Based solely on the fun level for me, I have to say it's a split decision. For sports and racing titles I prefer my consoles (I have both an Xbox360 and PS3). My shooting games, RPG, and RTS titles are all much more enjoyable on PC. I really wish I could play FPS games on console, most of my friends do. Granted they all got into gaming much more recently than I have and basically learned how to play those games on the console. I have been competitively playing FPS games for about 10 years now, and adapting from Mouse / Keyboard to the dual analog sticks on the console controllers is just not happening for me. When I do try to play with them on the console I just end up getting frustrated because I can't do as well as I could on PC. So I tend to stay away from it as much as possible.
Console, mainly for ease of use. I can buy a console game knowing that it will work just fine right out of the box - I don't need to worry about system requirements, or anything like that. Which works for me, because my current PC is old and outdated, and I don't really plan on upgrading until this one dies on me.
Which is another point, too. Console gaming is cheaper. I don't really know how much it would cost me to get a gaming PC at the moment, but I'm pretty sure that it would be more than I paid for my Xbox 360 a few years ago. And, there's really nothing about playing games on PC that makes me think it would be worth the money. Maybe fan created mods for games I enjoy - but, that's not really enough on its own.
The bottom line is that consoles have always been better for gaming. They were designed for that one thing in mind. I mean look at the PC games market (outside of WOW) it mainly is a joke.
SIMPLE.. Console. Unless you have a really nice and fast computer it just bogs down the memory, and slow the computer, consoles are made for videogames and thats what i use them for
I prefer Pc gaming for shooters, certain RPG's, action games, platform games.
And i prefer the console for Sport games,RPG's, race games, couple platform games.
Both machines have their specialties and others that argue about having the best console don't know anything.
It took me a long time to finally get a PS3, and then, for the kids, the Wii...And I can admit now that there are positives to them, compared to PC gaming, which is my bread and butter. read more
Depends on the situation! See my first Hub above for further explanation!
I'll always be a PC guy though...
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