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PC novice

#1steviegfromnyc2Posted 8/26/2014 7:20:34 PM
Want to get out of console purgatory... Don't know where to start with building a pc. What features does PC have that would trump a console? I currently own PS4/Wii U so what can I do on a PC that would make me get one? And basic pointers would help too!
#2_Zero1_Posted 8/26/2014 7:22:48 PM
No monthly fee
Upgradability
Longevity
Broader community
No monthly fee
No monthly fee
Extreme backwards compatibility
Emulation

Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head
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#3steviegfromnyc2(Topic Creator)Posted 8/26/2014 7:42:59 PM
_Zero1_ posted...
No monthly fee
Upgradability
Longevity
Broader community
No monthly fee
No monthly fee
Extreme backwards compatibility
Emulation

Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head


I'm really a fan of that no monthly fee
#4HighOnPhazonPosted 8/26/2014 7:44:15 PM
Come to the Darkside...
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#5ElkiadorPosted 8/26/2014 7:44:19 PM
If you need people to explain why PC is better than console, you should just stick with your PS4.
#6_Zero1_Posted 8/26/2014 8:29:21 PM
Elkiador posted...
If you need people to explain why PC is better than console, you should just stick with your PS4.


If you feel the need to be a pompous ass, you should delete your account
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#7ElkiadorPosted 8/26/2014 8:48:09 PM
It has nothing to do with being a pompous ass, I just don't care to have some lazy bum waltz in and expect other people to do all the work for him before he commits to buying a PC, as if it's some sort of club that we're trying to entice people to join, or it's a store and we're salesmen.
#8TimePharaohPosted 8/26/2014 8:53:48 PM
Elkiador posted...
If you need people to explain why PC is better than console, you should just stick with your PS4.
#9PsythikPosted 8/26/2014 8:58:06 PM
_Zero1_ posted...
No monthly fee
Upgradability
Longevity
Broader community
No monthly fee
No monthly fee
Extreme backwards compatibility
Emulation

Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head
How could you forget about mods? That alone got me hooked on PC gaming.
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#10Bellum_SacrumPosted 8/26/2014 9:00:28 PM
TC, you should understand that being a PC gamer isn't easy. It takes effort and dedication.

~ Are you prepared to have your PC bronies turn their back to you the moment you run into a technical issue, feigning ignorance by simply answering "works fine for me"?
~ Are you prepared to embrace DRM as your lord and savior, while badmouthing any and all competition, desperately trying to protect the pretend value of your pretend digital library of games that you're never going to play?
~ Are you prepared to invest time spamming gaming news comment sections with desperate pleas for validation?
~ Are you prepared to discard common sense and replace it with unconditional fanboyism?

Then welcome to PC gaming. Enjoy losing what little leverage you had as a consumer, since you don't even matter anymore, unless you're using Origin apparently.
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