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The three big reasons why Console gaming is a better experience than PC gaming

#81ShineboxerPosted 2/11/2013 8:16:57 AM(edited)
What ignorant people think you need to play PC games at "MAX".

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#82thisranksPosted 2/11/2013 8:19:40 AM
killak posted...
Dude....... that was really bad.

You forgot to say couch vs desk


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#83nihilist212Posted 2/11/2013 8:26:43 AM
jubjub360 posted...
lostkiwi posted...
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Scr3w3dUp posted...
TC, your first "reason" is your own fault, just hook up your damn computer to your damn tv ....


And this. Also before you say something about mouse and keyboard: there are programs that allow you to use a controller if the game does not have a setting like that built in.


Again, I covered this off above. You still need a keyboard and mouse to navigate the operating system. Alternatively you can use drivers to control it with a controller, but it is a painful experience. Windows (aside from Windows 8) wasn't developed around a controller like the PS3 was.


Wrong again. Xpadder allows you to use a controller on the basic operating system itself.

Keyboard would only really be or typing and even then, I'm pretty sure you could use the controller to type.

Also about the computer in the living room: so you don't want to teach your children not to mess with things that they shouldn't mess with? Ok.


Lol. You obviously have no children of your own. If kids want to mess with something, then they're going to. It's that simple.
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#84VanderZooPosted 2/11/2013 8:50:35 AM(edited)
Offline multiplayer is undeniably better on consoles. Consoles get more major AAA support from 3rd party developers, most games comes out first on consoles, they have better 1st party studios (PC really only has blizzard left, and that's going to change next gen). No DRM, installations (only a few exceptions on one console) or online only games. And there's entire genre's on consoles that PC's for the most part largely miss out on. Namely fighters, sports, JRPG's, hack n slash, action adventure, platformers.

Now if you want to talk about freedom, what about freedom of ownership? You can buy and sell used games, borrow games from friends etc. I just lent my friend my Wii, he never bought one so I gave it to him plus a few games... I doubt anyone here could just lend their gaming PC to their friend for a few months...

Consoles remain cheaper, easier and quicker to set up/use, and overall are a more convenient and seamless experience than PC gaming. There's proper optimisation, which means developers work to make the game run on your system, and not the other way around.

And they last longer, people who bought their 360 in 2006 can still play games in 2013 such as Bioshock infinite and GTA V. You can't do that with a PC.

And lets be real, playing games on a couch with a big screen HDTV is the way to go, that's why Valve and a few other comapanies are attempting to move the PC experience into the living room, you don't see Sony or Nintendo trying to intice people to play their consoles on their desk... Confirming what consoles players knew the whole time. And consoles do couch/living room play better, they're designed for it.

Console gaming is also more exciting. There's more press covering console gaming. I mean if you're a PC gamer, you have the least amount to look forward to at things like E3 gamescom, tokyo game show etc because it's almost all about consoles, either exclusively or first and foremost. And obviously everyone's experience is different, but no matter where I am, whatever institution, I always know more console gamers than PC gamers. It's simply more popular.

And lastly, there's more variety. Three consoles, three very different experiences. The experience, games, and play style you get on a Nintendo console is very different to what you get on PlayStation. Usually you can get both for the same price as a high end gaming PC, PC on its own can't match that kind of variety.
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#85SinfullyvannilaPosted 2/11/2013 9:22:57 AM
VanderZoo posted...
Offline multiplayer is undeniably better on consoles. Consoles get more major AAA support from 3rd party developers, most games comes out first on consoles, they have better 1st party studios (PC really only has blizzard left, and that's going to change next gen). No DRM, installations (only a few exceptions on one console) or online only games. And there's entire genre's on consoles that PC's for the most part largely miss out on. Namely fighters, sports, JRPG's, hack n slash, action adventure, platformers.

Now if you want to talk about freedom, what about freedom of ownership? You can buy and sell used games, borrow games from friends etc. I just lent my friend my Wii, he never bought one so I gave it to him plus a few games... I doubt anyone here could just lend their gaming PC to their friend for a few months...

Consoles remain cheaper, easier and quicker to set up/use, and overall are a more convenient and seamless experience than PC gaming. There's proper optimisation, which means developers work to make the game run on your system, and not the other way around.

And they last longer, people who bought their 360 in 2006 can still play games in 2013 such as Bioshock infinite and GTA V. You can't do that with a PC.

And lets be real, playing games on a couch with a big screen HDTV is the way to go, that's why Valve and a few other comapanies are attempting to move the PC experience into the living room, you don't see Sony or Nintendo trying to intice people to play their consoles on their desk... Confirming what consoles players knew the whole time. And consoles do couch/living room play better, they're designed for it.

Console gaming is also more exciting. There's more press covering console gaming. I mean if you're a PC gamer, you have the least amount to look forward to at things like E3 gamescom, tokyo game show etc because it's almost all about consoles, either exclusively or first and foremost. And obviously everyone's experience is different, but no matter where I am, whatever institution, I always know more console gamers than PC gamers. It's simply more popular.

And lastly, there's more variety. Three consoles, three very different experiences. The experience, games, and play style you get on a Nintendo console is very different to what you get on PlayStation. Usually you can get both for the same price as a high end gaming PC, PC on its own can't match that kind of variety.


You bring up a lot of good points but that's just flat-out untrue. It's usually over a decade until you absolutely have to upgrade to a different component to play a new game(usually when a new shader version comes out that an old video card can't support).
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#86SaQu1BPosted 2/11/2013 9:30:28 AM
@TC

I have the same speakers for my PC as well :D
#87SxmfctPosted 2/11/2013 9:50:11 AM
I can't believe how warped console fanboys are, it's great knowing that as part of the master race I don't have to participate in these arguments. I can just sit back and know I've already won
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#88AsellusPosted 2/11/2013 10:30:46 AM
Offline multiplayer is undeniably better on consoles.

No reason it can't be done on pc (Sonic Transformed does it excellently), it just tends to be neglected.

Consoles get more major AAA support from 3rd party developers,

True but less so than it's been at any point in history. Between the thriving pc gaming market, the current console slump, and the ever-expanding budget of triple-a development costs not having a pc version's actually kind of a rarity these days.

most games comes out first on consoles,

These days it's usually just two weeks or so difference, which is perectly fine since you're getting a better product plus it gives a bit of stinker-alarm warning. The only company that's really prone to much longer delays is Capcom which tends to be more around half-a-year difference but even they might be changing their ways, DmC was the more usual two weeks (plus no GFWL either).

And even for the longer waits we usually get something to sweeten the pot,
http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Resident-Evil-6-PC-Release-Date-Set-Has-More-Features-Free-DLC-Extra-Modes-51819.html

they have better 1st party studios (PC really only has blizzard left, and that's going to change next gen).

No company controls licensing rights for pc game development so by definition there are no first-party pc studios.

No DRM,

Online passes are DRM. You're only getting more of it next gen.

installations (only a few exceptions on one console)

You say that like it's a bad thing. Why wouldn't you want installations? Far preferable to "now loading" stops every so often or textures slowly spooling into existence.

or online only games.

Really only a problem when it's spooled in where it doesn't need to be (Diablo 3).

And there's entire genre's on consoles that PC's for the most part largely miss out on. Namely fighters,

Eh, we've gotten most Capcom ones this generation. I'll grant that if you're big-huge on this one though you're better off looking elsewhere.

sports,

No question, not a lot on PC (though Football Manager 2013 is usually one of the top 3 most-played on Steam).

JRPG's

Don't kid yourself, these are virtually dead on consoles too. If you want these you go handheld.

hack n slash,

Eh, we got Devil May Cry. Revengeance on pc's been stated to be in consideration. Platinum's expressed an interest in publishing their titles on Steam.

action adventure, platformers.

I can't really think of anything worth noting here that's not first-party stuff that's not gone pc as well.
#89dj___rollPosted 2/11/2013 1:09:31 PM
Quote:Your gaming environment

My PC is in the living room, hooked up to my HDTV, in front of my couch. I have a choice of three wireless inputs (PS3, 360, Wiimote gamepads) and a wireless keyboard/mouse. This is a non-issue for me.

The Games

Entirely subjective. But even if I agreed that consoles had the better library, why would I limit myself to one platform?

Management of the System

I can't really argue with this. Standardization is a problem. If only everything used Steamworks.

@Eroyume

1. As has been already stated, not every one can or wants to put their PC in their living room. Lucky you.

2. Money, time, preference of games - all reasons to limit yourself to one console.
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#90dj___rollPosted 2/11/2013 1:21:51 PM
Quote:pc gaming is more expensive
360- 200
ps3- 250
wiiu- 300
all up console gaming= 750

decent pc= 4k+ 2k a year to play all the latest games

yup, console gaming is cheaper alright

@lambchips
Your prices are ridiculously high. I built my gaming PC for $700 from scratch. Monitor not included. Also you can get away with updating just the ram (dirt cheap) and graphics card (I spent $200 two years ago.

Two years later, I can spend another $200 to upgrade the graphics card to let me do newer games at 1080p with everything on at 60fps. As it stands now, I can run 99% of games at 1080p/60fps at med high settings.

I still prefer consoles, but your "argument" is entirely incorrect. You forgot to add the cost of Live to the 360 to play online. You marked down console costs to the cheapest number you could find while inflating the costs for a PC. Keep tryin buddy.
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