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Do you think PC gaming is pretty antisocial compared to console gaming

#1GwynsSonSolairePosted 12/1/2013 6:55:27 PM
Well? - Results (369 votes)
Yes, we have graphics but not much socialization
32.52% (120 votes)
120
Nope, PC is the most social platform
67.48% (249 votes)
249
This poll is now closed.
We may get better graphics and sales on PC, but all my friends (I can't be alone here) play on consoles, and the integrated platform Being LIVE or PSN keeps it easy for everybody to interact

Thoughts?

PC gaming feels very lonely, I need a ps4
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#2killkountPosted 12/1/2013 6:59:37 PM
Nope. I have buddies that game on PC
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#3FlickerblinkPosted 12/1/2013 7:00:28 PM
People don't tend to crowd around a PC and have turns playing a game or do split screen.
#4KabtheMentatPosted 12/1/2013 7:02:09 PM
Depends on the game I think. In general, the consoles...well Microsoft consoles, are the most social. Playing a Sony console online is like a ghost town sometimes.

But on the PC side if you're talking about a game that involves lots of people like MMOs, those tend to be extremely social too.
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#5cuteboi100Posted 12/1/2013 7:05:58 PM(edited)
This is socializing. PC has facebook and other social networking sites. Consoles are PCs with a comparatively restrictive OS. Indeed anything you could use to access sns are PCs.
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#6DV8ingSourcesPosted 12/1/2013 7:06:52 PM(edited)
Consoles are more popular than mid to high end gaming computers. Its also easier to justify a 400 dollar purchase when you aren't a hardcore gamer.

Personally, I have plenty of real and internet friends on pc so I don't have that issue but I understand that your situation is pretty common. I have been able to 'convert' several of my console only friends onto pc over the last few years and they don't really touch the consoles anymore.

It really depends on your friends but I'd have to agree that in general more people have a console in the house compared to a gaming pc, which means it has a larger community. It's also very simple to communicate and requires very little setup compared to pc.

I didn't vote because neither option is really true or a safe generalization.
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#7jgatlabayanPosted 12/1/2013 7:09:11 PM
95% of my friends play on consoles. It's a sad fact for me.... :(
I play battlefield and driving simulators most of the time, but my friends prefer halo and cod lan parties.
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#8Flaktrooper123Posted 12/1/2013 7:09:30 PM
I don' t think so. Ever since the internet came around, PC is actually has been more social than consoles. Back then consoles were designed to be played locally with no internet connection.There were a reason why PS2 was called a console for hikikomori. Nowadays, consoles and PC are equal on that regard since both can utilize internet connection. It is just the Gen Z people mostly prefer consoles because of the learning process required to be familiar with PC. That doesn't mean PC is any more anti-social than any consoles just because there are less people and 'one PC per person' rather than splitscreen consoles.
#9LoshadtPosted 12/1/2013 7:10:25 PM
All of my friends play on consoles, but even when I played on consoles I never played with them. I prefer playing video games on my own or with strangers.
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#10strongo9Posted 12/1/2013 7:16:31 PM
Nope. I Skype with my friends while playing online with them all the time.
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