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Submitted by psvitamanfan 668d ago | opinion piece

5 Reasons PC Gaming Is Better Than Consoles

The Games Cabin: Gaming on PC has its downfalls, yesterday I posted ‘5 Reasons Why The PC Is The Worst Platform To Game On‘ explaining the problems the PC has.

That’s not to say the PC is all bad, in fact it’s far from it.

Today, as promised, I’m going to explain why the PC is also the best platform to get your gaming buzz off. (PC, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Kamikaze135  +   668d ago
These opinion articles are dumb. I don't meant o seem immature, but that's just how I feel about them. I have a gaming PC, but I still prefer to play on console and handhelds from time to time.
CalvinKlein  +   668d ago
did you think the one that said consoles are better than PCs was dumb too? Or is this one dumb because you like consoles more?

Neither PC or consoles are better than each other. Gaming on PC AND console is better than gaming on just console or just PC. Thats the only true statement you can say on the matter. Anything else is just being biased and wrong.
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MysticStrummer  +   668d ago
"Neither PC or consoles are better than each other. Gaming on PC AND console is better than gaming on just console or just PC. Thats the only true statement you can say on the matter. Anything else is just being biased and wrong."

You just explained why both articles are dumb. Dime a dozen wastes of virtual space, just like most of what shows up here at N4G.
schlanz  +   668d ago
Exactly.

In a perfect world, every game would be released for PC. But since that's not reality, any system that has great games to play be it PC, Xbox, PS3, Wii, 3DS, Vita, iPad/tablet/smartphone, is worth playing! True gamers play games, not systems.
ShinMaster  +   667d ago
PC fanboys are so insecure and redundant.
I don't know whether to feel bad for them or laugh.

There are many reasons why people choose to play on consoles than on PC and vice versa.
All I know is that I'd be missing out on a lot of stuff if I only played on one system...specifically PC.
Kamikaze135  +   667d ago
I never said I like consoles more.
Gamer1982  +   667d ago
I have a ps3 and pc, I use my PS3 for RPGs and dynasty warriors and PC for everything else. All multi-platform games I get on PC and you would be mad not to. I had a 360 aswell until a couple of month ago when I sold it due to having no reason to hold onto it after dance central got stale and better FPS games on PC.
DragonKnight  +   667d ago
How many articles do insecure PC fanboys need that say "this is why gaming on PC's is better?"

Seriously. If you look, the ratio of "Why gaming on PC's is better than consoles" articles surpasses articles of the opposite, and it's not due to any kind of validity of the statement. It's literally because those who make the articles are insecure PC fanboys who see that consoles are a lot more popular that PC's for gaming, and get a lot more of the focus from developers.

We get it, PC's have better tech, have mods, and have Steam. You don't have to keep parroting it ad nauseum. Fact is is that PC's have the stigma of appearing to be a lot more complicated to get into than consoles. The second PC gaming doesn't involve numerous tweaks, configurations, and troubleshooting is the second you can make another article entitled "now PC gaming is as easy to get into as consoles."

But seriously, both articles are stupid. They don't convince either side of anything.
decrypt  +   667d ago
Console gaming is just too expensive and keeps you under the control of the console maker, no freedom what so ever.

Buy games at 60usd vs 40-50usd on PC

no mods what so ever, console makers dont like lives of games getting extended via mods, they want to sell as much sequels and dlcs as possible, hence console gamers hardly see games with mods.

PC games drop much faster in prices, I just preordered Tombraider with Green man gaming for 33usd, can never get those prices on console.

BC on console is like a fairytale, console makers dont like console gamers having a library. They want console gamers to buy games all the time, hence no gaurantees of BC. Hell they market HD remakes as BC. Will be funny when next consoles launch and console gamers lose all their libraries.

Consoles are expensive to maintain too, the bluray drive went bad- replace console
PSU went bad- replace console
GPU burnt out- replace console.

PC might be a lil more expensive to start off but you face none of these headaches. You arent under some companies control when it comes to BC, cheaper prices all the time, maintenance and upgrades are dirt cheap compared to console.
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MAJ0R  +   667d ago
I disagree with everyone saying this article is dumb. The PC is factually better than consoles. Whether or not you can afford to play on the PC or whether it's more convenient to own a console over a PC is completely subjective. It's not subjective that PC offers way more than consoles do.

Planetside 2 for example is better than many if not all AAA Xbox 360 and PS3 FPS and yet it's F2P. I do agree that you should own a console to play console games. I own a PS3 for it's exclusives only.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   667d ago
@decrypt

You have no idea what you are talking about.

Consoles are not expensive to maintain at all because they require no maintenance. You act as if a console's GPU or bluray drive burning out/going bad is common. Those are rare occurrences. PSU was only a major issue this gen and is more or less under control now. BUT what is common is for PC gamers to keep upgrading their PCs to make sure they meet the requirements to play the latest games on max settings. And don't give me that BS that upgrading is cheap. I bet some have second jobs trying to keep up with constant evolving tech.

And I have no idea why you are even talking about game prices when most don't even buy games, but instead pirate it. That is the reason why PC games or any game for that matter drop in price fast because the game is not selling. And don't give me that "I don't pirate" BS as not too long ago you was cheering about the fact that the Wii U isn't an overly powerful console because it would allow for it to be emulated quickly and that you can't wait to emulate it on your PC. Ironic that you even want to waste time emulating an "inferior" console.

***"BC on console is like a fairytale, console makers dont like console gamers having a library. They want console gamers to buy games all the time, hence no gaurantees of BC. Hell they market HD remakes as BC. Will be funny when next consoles launch and console gamers lose all their libraries."***

LOL All I need to say is one thing to refute everything you just spouted here... ***WII U*** ... If "console makers" don't want console gamers having a library then why is the Wii U BC/w Wii games? You say it's funny that when next consoles launch console gamers will lose all their library, but the Wii U just launched... and the library still remains... So much for your "fairytale" lol.

decrypt, you need to stop this anti-Console parade you're doing lol, but it is entertaining to watch you spout BS.
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T900  +   667d ago
@outsidethebox

Consoles are not expensive to maintain- If anything this gen consoles have had the highest failure rates ever, never heard of RROD, YLOD? Infact console hardware failure has been much above PC. Its a great thing PC parts can actually be replaced instead of binning the entire system. Infact 3-5 year old PCs run current console ports in 1080p better than consoles. So where does the constant upgrades myth come in?

Games Prices- Lol u ought to check out Steams growth then come and tell people about PC gamers not buying games. Infact EA claimed PC was their second most profitable platform after the 360. PC is the highest earner for Activision. Check out Steampowered.com for the current discounts on. Nothing on consoles like that.

BC on consoles- Does the new PS3 play PS2 games? Will PS4 play PS3, PS2 games? Does Wii U play gamecube games or N64 games? Will Xbox 720 play Xbox 1 games? The answer to all that is No. PC plays 25 year old games even today.

At best you are living in denial.
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BattleAxe  +   667d ago
1. Steam Summer Sale
2. Steam Holloween/ Autumn Sale
3. Steam Christmas Sale
4. Backwards Compatibility
5. Better Graphics Optimization
starchild  +   668d ago | Well said
Yep, I game on PC and consoles. That is my preference. I like to buy multiplatform games and PC exclusives for the PC, and I get console exclusives on the consoles.

Really, though, as long as you are having fun gaming it doesn't matter too much.
Adexus  +   668d ago
"Really, though, as long as you are having fun gaming it doesn't matter too much."

Greatest thing I've ever read on N4G.
Reverent  +   668d ago
Exactly. Honestly, I don't understand a lot of the bias these days, when the real reality is that it's just all about the games. I mean, I own a PS3, my friend owns a 360; we don't spend time arguing about consoles, but about which games we play. I give him crap for buying Call of Duty every year, and he gives me crap for being obsessed with JRPG's. Never once have either of us given each other crap about our console choice.

Btw, bubbles+ for Well Said.
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Sammy112  +   667d ago
@reverent I have a lot of respect for you man. I'm a Nintendo gamer had a ps3 but sold it a few months later. When ever I brag about Nintendo I don't brag about the console. I brag about the games because at the end of the day the games are all that matters.
MariaHelFutura  +   668d ago
In my opinion it comes down to developers and the consoles have the best developers making games on them. Especially since most PC devs make games for consoles now aswell.
Welshy  +   668d ago
I can think of more than 5 reasons why these articles are just plain stupid.

They are entirely different things that provide different things for different people.

No platform is "better", it's all personal preference, if you want a PC? get a PC. Want the convenience of a console? get a console.
FanboyPunisher  +   668d ago
No reason to keep stating a fact everyone.
PC's make video games, consoles dont.
PC's are wayy more powerful, consoles arnt.

Those factors alone give us genres that arnt even possible on a console without being stripped down.

PC ftw.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   668d ago
Uhh... Let me know when I get to play GTA either before or the same day as other platforms. Until then I'll stick to consoles. Pretty sad that a supposed superior platform can't play THE biggest game coming out this gen in GTA5... lol
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jrbeerman11  +   667d ago
outside of the box....

Cant isnt the word your looking for. Its WONT.

PC games are timed delays for economical reasons rather than technological.

and thats us the consumers fault.
Enziet  +   667d ago
What about board games? Dice games? Dungeons and Dragons? D&D > any video game.
FanboyPunisher  +   667d ago
You guys are looking to grab and hold onto anything.

So what, consoles get exlusives to pull in additional cash at 59.99 or even 69.99. PC games you can get cheap as hell due to market freedom.

Consoles tend to be money makers, meaning the customers are being milked hardcore. In the PC world I dont feel ripped off and exploited. I was able to buy BF3 first week for 16.99 and not 59.99 because of that market freedom.

Indie games, sales, and cheap cdkeys.

Computers are the tier 1 platform for all content creation; movies, video games, engineering. Computers give you access to everything and more.

Unlimited positional with what you can do on a PC ontop of video games. I like keeping my mind active and learning, so when I die or get killed while gaming; simple alt-tab and applying my time in a better way then waiting.

Sorry, computers are what make your consoles games (which are stripped down, under turned and optimized to run on slow, shoddy, low res hardware.

Jaggies hurt my eyes, thats another reason way I like PCs. Jaggies and low resolution in 2012; thats what consoles give you.

The price alone for each platform should tell you how good it is, consoles are 'entry level' gaming platforms for everyone. Computers require higher IQ's to properly use them.
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ATi_Elite  +   668d ago
The Glorious PC Gaming Master Race!
1. hasn't every website on the Internet done one of these stupid PC vs. Console Gaming articles?

I grow old and weary of these dumb articles!

2. Why am I a PC Gamer....Because I enjoy Games that are only possible or only offered on the PC along with the Freedom to Mod and customize My Games and Gameplay to my needs to achieve the ultimate Gaming Experience that fits me!

3. Play on what you prefer both have positives and Negatives but the only thing that matters is the Games!
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th3n00bg4m3r  +   667d ago
That is an opinion, not an article.
dboyc310  +   667d ago
Why can't these pc people accept that pc gaming isn't mainstream no more? No one cares if gaming is "better" there. Consoles is where everything is at right now.
Consoldtobots  +   667d ago
who cares about these retarded articles, are PCs and consoles competing for sales in reality?

NO

so again WHO CARES?
RumbleFish  +   667d ago
Since I went to PC, I could never imagine to go back to console only, but console gaming definitely has it's pros. Opinions are allways interesting I say, when they are not exagerated or fanboyism.
-Superman-  +   667d ago
options articales are dumb?
options?
1. Games are cheaper - fact
2. Games looks better - fact
3. You can mod games - fact
4. Free play, plus more - fact
5. You Can Play Games From Yesteryear - fact

Its not options, but fact !
SephirothX21  +   667d ago
Let's take Skyrim for example. A game with hundreds of hours of gameplay. Its a mess on PS3 and the 360 version pales in comparison to it running even on a mid ranged PC. You want to play with a 360 controller? Plug it into the pc and play. You want keyboard and mouse, use that. Skyrim looks gorgeous on a high end pc and the loading times are barely existent. The mods from skyrimnexus or steam are excellent and better than the official DLC. The Creation Kit comes free and is quite powerful. You can use the map editing tools to edit the world or create new dungeons, environments, enemies, followers, weapons, spells and quests. The scripting language Papyrus can be used by programmers such as myself to go even further customising combat and ai. You can upload your creations for others to use and download other people's mods for free. This is only possible on PC. I have a 360, PS3 and a PC with two GTX680s, 16gigs of ram and an i7 3770k overclocked to 4.5ghz along with games running on an ssd. Next gen consoles won't even touch my rig as it is. I only play exclusives and bad pc ports on console and everything else (most games) on pc. Consoles and PC shouldn't be compared. Its like comparing a Ford Focus with a Bugatti Veyron.

Although my PC costs about 2500, for 800 euro, you will get a PC that should outperform next gen consoles. Then you can upgrade when you want at a later stage to really outperform them.
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Hellsvacancy  +   668d ago
Im not gonna take part in ANOTHER one of these rants
-Mika-  +   668d ago
Dear PC gamers

Noone cares.
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LAWSON72  +   668d ago
Dear console gamers stop being jelly
torchic  +   668d ago
which flavour do you like least?
idk I just got max payne 3 on steam for $15 kinda good deal.

I love ps3 & pc..

After looking at the 4.61 Million ps3 owners that bought a bad & broken port of black ops 2 (and are sure to buy black ops 3) I would say pc gamers are more savvy gamers.

I would say pc encourages innovation while console killing ststealth(only MGS left splinter cell is not stealth anymore), jrpg, horror, tactical shooters(none left but a valve game), fighting games(dlc hungry) all in the name of action shooters. Also dlc on disc, repetitive sequels, average shooter (cod) most successful game ever, a company has successfully encouraged 40+ million gamers to pay for basic multi-player and also the right to use youtube and bing, gimmick controllers are a success for the ever more important casual gamer(and now rumors of them getting thier own xbox 720 which would make even more cash than the expensive version), MS competing with everyone else out side of gaming, etc..

I would say more problems than pc as far as the gaming community goes. Not to many gimmick, great game prices most of the time, pc gaming is ruled by a company that won't sell out to the stock market, mods, freedom,greatest indie collection & more platformers than consoles.

Now consoles do get more AAA games though than pc.

Consoles alive and well on the outside but are dying on the inside. Times have changed.
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Nes_Daze  +   668d ago
they aren't more savvy, black ops is a big name in gaming, people like the game and want to play it. I bought Skyrim once it was patched on the PS3, people have the hope that it will be patched.
FlairSomewhere  +   667d ago
Well my PC has spellcheck.

#winning
MuhammadJA  +   667d ago
Dear console peasants, stop being jelly.
J86blum  +   668d ago
Reasons are subjective. Everyone has their reasons for things, does not make them right or wrong, but any artical or anyone claiming their reasons are fact..well that "to me" is a fanboy.
givemeshelter  +   668d ago
This goes to which one prefers.
Chug  +   668d ago
Uh oh.
unchartedxplorer  +   668d ago
I'm more of a console gamer tbh. I am interested in the pc platform, I don't really want to risk investing a whole lot of money into it, especially in the long term.
Plus the 'mouse and keyboard' mode of controlling is really getting old now. It's accurate, but it's really hard to master.It's about time we got a different type.
Call me wrong but even the pc giants like valve are saying it.
Norrison  +   668d ago
Not really, Gabe loves PC gaming. A lot of people are moving over to PC gaming, if you plan on building a PC I recomend looking for a guide online or getting someone to help you if it's your first time.

Heck, valve made steam because a lot of stores stopped selling PC games, since steam released PC gaming is increasing in size with various online stores competing now for popularity. Now steam got over 25 million users
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R6ex  +   668d ago
I regret not coming over to PC earlier.

I saved A LOT of money from the discounted PC games from Steam. This more than made-up for my slightly costlier PC, but I get better visuals.

Besides mouse and keyboard, the Xbox 360 Wireless controller (and Aimon PS Elite and Splitfish Shark) can be used for most PC games.
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truepcgaming  +   668d ago
"15 years plus gaming has given my thumbs the strength of Captain Americas left nut."

Gotta love the professionalism. It is garbage like this that makes all gamers look like a bunch of idiotic morons.
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Canary  +   668d ago
Is this another one of those PC fanboy articles that tries to paint piracy as the PC's biggest strength?

Anyway, I feel sorry for PC fanboys. The golden era of PC gaming ended a long time ago, and most all of us PC gamers managed to get over that stupid "pride" thing and buy a console. Anyone who doesn't own a PS3 or NDS or PSP or something this gen. is really missing out on WAAAAAAAY too much to call themselves gamers.
monkey602  +   668d ago
Seems N4G really has become the same few articles rinsed and repeated day after day!
CapsLocke  +   668d ago
Lets be honest here. Consoles by no means better, they're popular only because they're cheap and have it's exclusive titles(which isn't that great as many praise them, actually).

But it's ok, no one blaming you for having a budget gaming platform.
Baka-akaB  +   668d ago
"they're popular only because they're cheap and have it's exclusive titles"

What you describe as "only" is pretty much enough to cement a deal and a big enough reason . How's that for honesty ?

Plenty people wont care that it's inferior or that you can overall have better priced deals , as long as they are missing the game they care about if they choose pc as the sole platform .

The rest is ONLY preferences in game titles and genres .
I'm very sorry that pc is a desertic wasteland of my favorites brands of jrpg , hack and slash and fighting games , without the help of something that doesnt even really count in the debate (Emulation) ... but that's how it is .

So i play on both pc and consoles and will still prefer console games . Till pc kill them all , wich has yet to happen
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Gohadouken  +   668d ago
Can pc provides me tekken , persona 4 arena and anything persona actually (you see the kind of titles i'd care about then) without waiting eons for each machine to be well emulated specific games to be ported ?

Nope . Then the discussion is over for me . It's ok if you dont care of course .

Hell most times similar titles were ported (like Blazblue ) , the pc world didnt seem to care enough to support those titles .

So pc Platform , in my own selfish little universe , amounts to nothing of interest . And vice versa for pc only gamers , i'd guess
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taquito  +   667d ago
i can play play every tekken game besides the newest on pc in 1080p, and persona 4 looks about 100x better on pc than on psvita or whatever GARBAGE remake sony is selling in grub ass 720p

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

it will NEVER look that good on ps3~!

can consoles provide me with 30 years worth of games all playable on one platform??

ummm....no....what they can do is work for one generation, pump out the crappy over priced dlc, and then try to sell me remakes of games i already purchased

pc plays games going back to 1980, plus it plays every console game on emulators up to nintendo wii in higher reslutions than the ps3/360 could EVER handle.

xenoblade, yeah....on pc it looks AMAZING, go enjoy the wii version that looks like a psp game

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

looks better than ps3 games

can consoles provide me with one quality rts or mmo, HELL NO, every time it was tried on console it was GARBAGE\

pc has 100's of mmo's and rts, many of them free, 4x strat games, turn based strat, horror titles, adventure games, moba

pc has about 20x the exclusives consoles do

and pc gets 97% of every game that comes to console for cheaper, with WAY better visuals and performacne, better online community, mods, clans, and the deals on pc, insane, today alone you can get dishonored for $24, Batman AC GOTY Edition for $7, civ 5 $7, its insane, console cost WAY more than pc for an far inferior experience

in short, consoles are like the hideous, neglected mongloid that lives under the stairs, pc is the glorious and beautiful heir to the kingdom
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R6ex  +   668d ago
Console is cheap, but the games are bloody expensive!

I saved more by buying discounted PC games from Steam.

I saved more from buying the tonnes of discounted Steam games compared to the extra I paid for my gaming PC.
Series_IIa  +   668d ago
I like PC gaming since it has a large selection of RTS, strategy and grand strategy games...

Not to mention sweet graphic options and mods.

And cheap games... Especially when on offer on Steam and GMG!

Also why are people saying PC gaming is on the decline when Diablo 3 sold more in 1 week than most lifetime sales of console games?
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LinLeigh  +   668d ago
One game does not make a trend.
Trekster_Gamer  +   668d ago
PC gaming might look better but it is not better. If it was the pc gaming market would not be getting its arse handed to it year after year after year!
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Bladesfist  +   667d ago
The only stats we have which is kind of representative of PC Gaming is steams revenue which has doubled every year for the past 7 years. Compare that to Sony and it looks like PC Gaming has a big and growing market.
psvitamanfan  +   668d ago
I think you guys need to check out the other article they had on yesterday, its probably the most unbiased.
WeskerChildReborned  +   668d ago
At this rate, the wars will never end. Anyway, yes PC is technically better than consoles but consoles are more convenient compared to them. Basically i see casuals getting consoles and people who are more into gaming looking into PC.

Who cares whats better, just enjoy the systems.
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LinLeigh  +   668d ago
I think convenience is a huge part. I used to be a massive pc gamer and my pc can still run every new game onhigh settings. I hardly use it though because I work behind a pc and have a husband.

Console gaming means I can relax on the couch and makes gaming a lot more social.
Baka-akaB  +   668d ago
Convenience is becoming a weaker argument each year . It's not brain surgery to hook up a pc to a tv set with a pad .
And consoles had the debilitating trend of copying some grievances better left to the pc world like key/codes , abuse of patches (well it's obivously also a benefit at the same time ) , forced installations , and goes beyond pc with account handling , drm and restrictions issues

Of course people arent all aware of that
LinLeigh  +   667d ago
Oh I agree and if PC gaming ever embraces split screen gaming so I can just play some offline multiplayer, I would switch back in a heartbeat.

In the mean time I will just keep my PC for some exclusives and strategy games.
jp_footy2  +   668d ago
Just 1 reason it isn't - games.
There is no Halo, Gran Turismo, Uncharted, Gears of War, Forza, Killzone, God of War, etc on PC.
psvitamanfan  +   668d ago
Halo and Gears of War are on PC, pretty sure forza is too.
Trekster_Gamer  +   668d ago
not the newest ones pretty sure you need to check your facts pc fanboy
Norrison  +   668d ago
We got halo 1 & 2, we got gears 1 (best gears in my opinion) We got Killzone 1, we got GOW 1 and 2, we got grand turismo 1-4 and we don't really need grand turismo 5 when we got project cars and a lot more driving sims, the PC games library is many times bigger than the console library.

Also if we got moeny to build a gaming PC, don't yo think we would also have money for a console just to get the exclusives? :).
2pacalypsenow  +   668d ago
Those ps3 games are not part of the PC library they are just being emulated andsome dont even work right like mods.
Norrison  +   668d ago
@2pacalypsenow
I didn't mention PS3 games, I mentioned PS2 games, and if we can emulate them it means they're part of our library and they all work well. Just the Xbox emulators.

And without the emulated games our library is still many times bigger than any console's library. And we got mods and the 95% of them work unless you use 2 obviously conflicting mods.
rpd123  +   667d ago
@Norrison

A bigger library doesn't mean it's a better library. Most of the stuff on Steam is just shovelware. It's not that hard for indie developers to make games these days so you end up getting a lot of shit games.
aliengmr  +   668d ago
And yet, I do not care about any of those games at all. Not even a little.

I prefer PC gaming. Its not better than consoles.

That being said, the fact both survive means both have dedicated fanbases and neither is better than the other. Each have their advantages and disadvantages.

What you forget is that the PC has its own games as well. If it didn't maybe I would care about those games.
Bobertt  +   668d ago
I love both, but i would say there are more pros to pc gaming than console. But some are subjective to which you started on first.
PC:
1)When steam has sales games are way cheaper. For example i bought Arkham City, Assassin Creed Brotherhood, GTA 3/Vice City/San Andreas, Hitman Codename 47/Blood Money, Crysis/Crysis 2 Maximum Edition/Warhead/Wars during the awesome summer sale on steam for $60! All those games for the price of one console game.
2)"Better" community on pc (depends if you have important friends on another system.)
3)More games to choose from.
4)Mouse is better for FPS games
5)Most games look better (depends on your computer tho) Sleeping Dogs, Assassin's Creed, Crysis, Skyrim.
6)Much more customizable
Console(PS3):
1)Exclusive games like God of War.
2)Easier to use
3)More people can play it at the same time in your house.
Gohadouken  +   668d ago
Of course , but it's not a matter of how many pros and cons each have . A single pros is enough to sway you to wichever suits your fancy , gamewise
Prcko  +   668d ago
I love pc gaming because games are much sharper and better looking,you can edit games with mods and it's much nicer to play a game when everything is on maxx,better feeling if you understand what i wanna say
Nes_Daze  +   668d ago
Everybody has their preference, I like console gaming more for the communities, exclusive games, and just seems more comfortable for my tastes. I Don't need to be told how your PC's games has better graphics, because I frankly don't care.
2pacalypsenow  +   668d ago
Gaming on pc is better technically but i enjoy playing on xbox and ps3 while sitting on the couch and talking to my friends on live .
Xenofex  +   667d ago
You can sit on your couch and play PC games.

Do people really still think that you're tied to a KB/Mouse?
fresh2death93  +   668d ago
The only things better on pc that matters to me are the mods and emulator, i hate those pc guys that just brag frame rate and graphics , i still play classic games so graphics really does not matter to me , i also like the Free to play games like cross fire , combat arms etc.
InTheZoneAC  +   668d ago
It amazes me that people will always argue 360, wii, wii u, pc over ps3, but here's why PS3 is better for ME.

exclusives. I happen to like most of them and this should be the main factor in ANYONE'S decision on what system they should buy.

If I didn't have many favorites on one system

/thread
InTheZoneAC  +   668d ago
disagree because?
aliengmr  +   668d ago
Because exclusives may not be one's main factor for choosing a system.
InTheZoneAC  +   667d ago
@alien

and why else would I choose a system if exclusives weren't the main reason?

you're saying graphics>games?

help me to understand your logic.
ChickeyCantor  +   668d ago
People seem to forget that even if you have a PC for games in mind. It comes with all the extras. Think of all the applications you can use for homework/work. The internet browsers. The Media players/centers you can install. etc etc.

Tons of software and operating systems have been streamlined drastically. It's not 1995 ~ 2005 where drivers could be a big issue.

Investing in a PC for games isn't " expensive" considering all those other things you can do with it. And no you don't need to replace hardware every year.

Hook it up to your tv ( HDMI ) and connect a gamepad. You're good to go. Doing it for 3 years now.
Chrono  +   668d ago
I can never understand why some people are against PC gaming. PC IMO is the best thing that exists. I have all the current consoles and handhelds but I only play games that are not available for the PC on them.
iistuii  +   668d ago
I agree. If GT5, Uncharted Gears etc was on PC I'd get them on PC. Not because I'm against consoles, as I've got all of them, but I like my games to have great textures, plenty of AA & 1920x1080 graphics, which is only happening on PC. All my multiformat games are on PC for that very reason.
d3nworth1  +   668d ago
This is from the same website from the same guy.

http://www.thegamescabin.co...
coolmaster  +   668d ago
Well, as for me, PC gaming is better and sumultaneously worse than console gaming. My gaming life started when I was 11 years old - my parents bought me a laptop, pretty decent one. With 2-core processor and quite good videocard (in 2006 it was enough to run most of the games). My first game was GTA SA and I was absolutely blown away by its immersion and stunning possibilities. But I've never tried multiplayer as I didn't have access to the Internet that time. There were simply no providers. So, I had been a PC gamer till 2010. That year I finally decided to upgrade my gaming experience by buying new PC or console. Since I had a little amount of money I decided to go with PS3 Slim. My first game was GTA IV. It was unforgettable experience. I enjoyed every single bit of it. Then I bought GT5, BF1943 and BF3. And one of the best thing about PS3 was PSN. There were so many cool people! We raced in GT5, shot guns in Battlefields and did other cool stuff. For two years I was a dedicated owner of the Playstation 3. This year I decided to sell my PS3 because I saw how amazing BF3 can be on a powerful PC. As a Battlefield fan, I sold PS3, added some cash and built a monstrous gaming rig. I launched BF3 and my jaw fell on the floor. I was truly amazed. Then I went multiplayer and spent numerous hours shooting people and blowing sh*t up. Now I'm a PC gamer again. Deja Vu at its finest.
But when the PS4 will come out, I will switch back to console gaming again...Ah, I'm loving it! :)
iistuii  +   668d ago
I've got friends on Xbox live, PSN, Steam & Origin. All are as good to chat to. But as you state games like B3 look amazing on a top end PC. In fact the console version of B3 looks pathetic in comparrison. Consoles for their exclusives, PC for everything else.
Erudito87  +   668d ago
i hate these bs articles if there wasnt a market for consoles then it would have withered a long while ago i love my pc and steam library but when something goes wrong it it can be a bitch sometimes to fix it
Conzul  +   668d ago
One reason I haven't switched entirely to PC gaming is because game paddles used with PC games don't have force-feedback like their console brethren.
ZBlacktt  +   668d ago
Not this crap again... great news story/opinion. It's never been done before. Anyway, if one was so great. Then why do they always feel the need to post write up about it? As a gamer, I like gaming on consoles better. I started out with hand held's in the late 70's. Along with arcade machines. Then to consoles in the early 1980's with the Intellivision system and the Atari 2600 ( Still have both ). Then to PC in the early 1980's on the Apple II, IIc and IIe. Then back to consoles with the NES in 1986 ( still own it ) and so on down the line. It's never been about what I play on. Just the love of video games in general.
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