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Submitted by Aclay 1190d ago | opinion piece

Why Did I Become A PC Gamer? Because It’s the Cheapest Way to Play

Kotaku- Stop me if you've heard this one before: "PC? Oh hell no. That's way to expensive and complicated. I like my 360 just fine."

There's something to be said for that. We've reviewed many a high powered, high-priced machine here at Kotaku, and even the peripherals can add up. $300 for an Xbox 360, with a network that all of your friends are already on, as compared to $1200 or more for a PC, seems like a no-brainer to most players. And in a way, it is. And in another way, it very much isn't. (PC)

dedicatedtogamers  +   1190d ago
It's simply a choice. Some people (don't ask me why) choose to spend $500+ on a friggin' tablet, and that's okay.

Are good gaming PCs expensive? Yep, they are. I spent over $1400 on mine. Some PCs are cheaper. Some are much more. But my PC is going to last me a WHILE, much longer than this console generation will last, and perhaps even next gen.

But the kicker is that PC games are cheaper, the games drop in price faster, and (with a few exceptions) PC games have limitless backwards compatibility. You know what I played this weekend? Master of Orion and SM's Alpha Centauri. Those games are OLD, but they run flawlessly on my PC. I can't cram my old NES cartridges into my Wii, nor will my Dreamcast play Sega CD games. Heck, my PS3 can't even play PS2 games.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1190d ago
real talk pc is awsome. But sony console is awsome to.

next gen pc/ps4 and I am done.
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Faelan  +   1190d ago
I went from ZX81 Clone -> C64 -> Amiga -> PC. Commodore began screwing up the Amiga around the same time I started my computer science studies, so going from Amiga to PC was a natural step even though the PC in some ways felt like a step backwards in comparison to the Amiga.

Fortunately, the PC really took off with Windows 95 and since most of the games I enjoy playing aren't even available on console, it's pretty obvious why I'm a PC gamer to this day. Maybe that will change with the next generation consoles, but I think I'm more likely to supplement my gaming PC with a console rather than replacing it.
Treian  +   1190d ago
Yep. Sure, it is more expensive at first. But then you only need to replace the cpu and video card when you want. That can be years.

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