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Submitted by ChipdiddyChip 557d ago | opinion piece

Which is better: PC or console gaming?

PC GAMING vs console gaming: it’s a debate that’s raged for decades, ended friendships, and ruined online discussion forums.

And almost everyone who’s ever picked up a controller - or a keyboard and mouse - has already decided which side of the battle they are on. (Next-Gen, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Jadedz  +   557d ago
Which is better;
1 doughnut, or 2!?
darthv72  +   557d ago
depends
on the type of doughnut. Jelly filled vs glazed. OR plain vs fritter. you cant just generalize doughnuts so the same applies to gaming.

Gaming could be generalized but there are so many genres and platforms and each has its own perk to add to the overall entertainment value.

There are pro's and cons to each.
NukaCola  +   557d ago
Consoles have exclusives you can't get on PC...so both I guess, to be fair. PC is baller, but so is PS3.
MikeMyers  +   556d ago
They both have their own appeal. It takes more effort to get into PC gaming. Console gaming is made easy and has more marketing. There's also a lot more games that can be played on the PC than any console.

You can simply do a lot more with PC gaming but the money spent is more towards console gaming because it's more mainstream.
Jadedz  +   556d ago
When you put it that way... sure
Though with PC's; I can always choose a new flavor (update the specs) :P.
Jakens  +   556d ago
Console if you can afford it!
MurDocINC  +   557d ago
PC! If you can afford it.
Ezz2013  +   557d ago
no system is better alone
i can't be pc owner only and miss all those amazing ps3 exclusives

that's why i own ps3/360/pc
but ps3/pc get all my gaming time
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Nerdmaster  +   557d ago
I agree with Ezz2013. If I had to choose only one platform, I would choose PC. But I don't feel complete without a Nintendo console.

After I have a PC and the newest Nintendo console, I start to think about buying consoles from the other companies (not from Microsoft).
Axe99  +   556d ago
Haha - both's the way to go - Strategy, Flight and MMO better on PC, racing and shooters better on console (unless you prefer WASD movement and mouse aiming), RPGs good on both. Lots of exclusives for all systems well worth playing - don't choose between them unless you have to. If you do have to choose, choose the platform that better supports the games you like :).
Norrison  +   556d ago
@Axe99
Shooters and racing games better on consoles? What are you smoking?
The only games that are better on consoles are fighting games

@Ezz2013
PC got an exclusive library many times bigger than Ps3's library, and the mayority of those exclusives are high quality, I'm sure that makes up for the lack of just like 10 exclusives.
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Axe99  +   556d ago
@ Norrison - I put in the caveat that people who prefer WASD and mice should play their shooters on PC. I personally enjoyed shooters on PC _before_ the mouse came along and casual-ed it all up. Makes aiming far too easy, and means that shooting gameplay doesn't really resemble shooting (it would be alright if they added inertia to mouse movements, but few PC shooters do that) - completely kills 'sim' shooters on PC for me - watching that tank turret wiggle around on ArmA 2, after its devs claim it's a sim with a straight face, is one of the most dissonant experiences I've had in gaming. Plus RSI from the mouse/kb setup means playing 'em can cause trouble down the track (I don't mind arcade shooters on PC, good for casual lols, but get RSI before too long).

As for racers, there are definitely a good range on PC, but unless you're rocking a wheel (in which case either platform is as good as the other), then playing a racer with a controller beats playing a racer with a mouse/kb, and there are a good range of racers on both platforms.
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Oh_Yeah  +   556d ago
@AXE99 you do know you can connect your ps3/360 controller and various other controllers to your pc and use it for most games right?...options are endless. PC can be hooked to your tv too... Backwards compatibility will never be an issue..games from 20+ years ago can be played and emulators of every system up to the wii are available.. Also they're cheaper in the long run..If you buy a 500$+ system/s every gen you could just use that money on a boss ass upgrade that'll blow away the new console..And games are usually cheaper, you get more out of your games with mods.... PC does everything a console can plus alot more. Consoles are just a stripped down strict pc that companies put a logo on. Sony's awesome exclusives and the ps plus game collection are enough to buy their console though. The others? They really don't have much going for then..
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ATi_Elite  +   557d ago
PC vs. Conosle
is it safe to say we are ALL sick of this type of article?

Play on whatever you like!

I like games only the PC can do and or offer and I like having TOTAL control over my gaming experience therefore im a PC Gamer.
kneon  +   557d ago
There articles are stupid, before you can have a meaningful debate about which platform is better you would first have to define "better", and you'll never get agreement on that definition.

For me the best gaming platform is the one that has the games you want to play.
Jakens  +   556d ago
These replies today are nothing like those in 2006.
Jakens  +   556d ago
These replies today are nothing like those of 2006.
UnholyLight  +   557d ago
I hate coming to a gaming website about consoles and hear some retard talk about the same games we play but he spent $1000 more over the price of a console just so his PC game version of Battlefield etc looks slightly sharper graphics wise.

Personally I am not a PC gamer, the only games I've owned over my life time was like Command and Conquer, Men of War, and The Sims.

Console feels so much more natural to me than a mouse, plus it's more likely I won't run into tons of hacks when I play online. My Xbox 360 feels VERY secure and I have never had a problem for the last 6 years I have owned one. PC is a little more shady to me because there are hackers everywhere on PC
iamgoatman  +   556d ago
"Console feels so much more natural to me than a mouse"

Buy an Xbox 360 controller for Windows.

"because there are hackers everywhere on PC"

No there isn't. I rarely ever come across hackers, and when I do they're a nuisance for about 5 minutes before they're usually reported and banned. Big whoop.

"I hate coming to a gaming website about consoles"

Uhh, this isn't a console only gaming website, not sure where you got that idea from.
dazzrazz  +   557d ago
Those wannabe articles are like cancer 0_o
Wizziokid  +   557d ago
mobile. yeah you didn't see that coming did you article!
hennessey86  +   557d ago
Depends
On what type of games you like playing.
DudeJets  +   557d ago
Sex
GamerElite  +   557d ago
with your mom
DudeJets  +   556d ago
Shall we tag team her and high five in the middle?
SecretPsycho  +   557d ago
Technically pc is best
But other then that I really don't care which I play on...games are games no matter the detail :3
punisher99  +   557d ago
PC for better specs. Consoles for more blockbuster games.
Spookshow  +   557d ago
Consoles for local Coop! :)
kevnb  +   557d ago
pc for western games, consoles for japanese games. And of course every console has a handful of first party games worth looking at.
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Kennytaur  +   557d ago
Both.
the worst  +   557d ago
Conosle BY FAR
ExCest  +   556d ago
I never had a Conosle, or heard of one. Where can I get one so I can ditch my pc and ps3?
CLOUD1983  +   557d ago
PC loose by default for me personally for the simple reason that u cant play JRPGs which is my favorite genre :)

But still PC > Consoles for MMORPGs/ARPGs & Strategy games, I have spent years playing games like Lineage II, Diablo II & StarCraft & guess what those games can be played only on a PC.
poo342947294792  +   557d ago
virtual boy
th3n00bg4m3r  +   557d ago
I prefer being just a gamer, and not a fanboy.
edonus  +   557d ago
It really depends on the person and what you like. I am console gamer because of the ease convenience and tradition. I like playing games in my living room on my TV.

I know PCs are more powerful and can be just as fun but for me I use my PC for so much stuff I see it as a tool not an entertainment hub. If they made PCs that were more entertainment centric I could see myself a little more interested.
josephayal  +   557d ago
PC gaming will always be superior to console gaming, cpu, ram,memory, power,graphics, exclusives etc etc
DEATHSTROKE-cro-  +   556d ago
LOL exclusives
ExCest  +   556d ago
I'm not a fan of LOL. More of a DOTA2 fan.
papashango  +   556d ago
LOL has more people playing it at one time then any console game.
Bladesfist  +   556d ago
ARMA III, Mount and Blade 2 : Bannerlod, Chivalry, Starcraft 2 HOTS, Total War: Rome II, Natural Selection 2, Dota 2 and DayZ are my favorite new releases / upcoming PC exclusives. PC has way more exclusives than console.
TheEnigma313  +   557d ago
It all depends. Right now I'm gaming on a pc. Mods alone makes me want to pick pc, but I still need my ps3 and 360.
Hassassin  +   557d ago
whatever floats your boat.

I personally prefer PC for flexibility and performance (rather than commodity and cheapness you get out of consoles)
Pathosverdes3  +   557d ago
Flame bait title and content, do not like.
Dms2012  +   557d ago
Which is better, plain or peanut M&M's?
iamgoatman  +   556d ago
What kind of silly question is that? The answer is obvious.

Peanut.
ExCest  +   556d ago
Goatman! I challenge you!

Plain!
iamgoatman  +   556d ago
Well considering Smarties are nicer than plain M&M's anyway, they're rather pointless. Plus you end up with a fun tube with a million and one uses.

So therefore, Peanut. I win. Job done. See you later.
FlyingFoxy  +   557d ago
Console users fail to understand that PC also gets exclusives. Killing Floor is a good example of a very fun co-op game. also services like Steam are free unlike XBL. PC games are also always at least £10 cheaper than on consoles.

Framerate is better on PC if you have a good mid-high end vid card.

These days everything is better on PC, i mean consoles are ok but i feel they are nothing like they used to be when you had games like Banjo kazooie and Conker on the 64. Nowadays consoles get tons of rehashed FPS games but those aree much better on PC anyway.
mochachino  +   556d ago
Consoles the first 3 years after the start of a new gen, PC after and until the next-gen of consoles starts.

IMO
WeaseL  +   556d ago
Don't care got both
isarai  +   556d ago
I have a decent gaming PC(can play crysis maxed out at 1920 x 900 at about 45fps) and i've played just about every great pc game i wanted to. PC is fucking fantastic, and allows you to get so much more than a console can ever offer in some aspects. However, i still prefer the console experience, it's cheaper, simpler, and overall more comfortable to me. I'm not a graphics whore so the slight bump in graphical quality doesn't mean THAT much to me, and rarely do i ever find a mod worth the hours of effort it takes to implement them. I'll still game on my PC for however long i enjoy gaming for(forever?) but nothing beats the familiarity, comfort and simplicity of a console IMO
black911  +   556d ago
Consoles Just look at beyond Two Souls,God of war:Ascension and the last us. Graphics and gameplay on a 7 year old console.
Bladesfist  +   556d ago
You mention graphics on games that do not even achieve 1080p. lol. As a PC Gamer I play all my games on 1080p +. You mention gameplay but do those games do anything unique like mount and blade or ARMA 3. Nope.
urwifeminder  +   556d ago
Since most games on pc let me use the xbox controller now i can kick back like i used to on console but in 1080p so pc wins for me.
Bladesfist  +   556d ago
PC for me. I find it difficult to play anything below 1080p 45fps (min) 60fps (fine). There are a lot of experiences you can not get on console such as starcraft, mount and blade and ARMA which I would not like to go without. I have been trying to justify buying a PS3 but its exclusive list is tiny compared to my PC so I will most likely wait for a price drop or emulator to finish.
hobohunterz  +   556d ago
Lol an emulator for ps3 that probably won't happen until after ps4 if ever
KrisButtar  +   556d ago
Pc VS console who wins, well for me it is consoles due to the simple fact that the last couple of games I bought for pc won't work. Oh why you ask? It is because Internet is not offered in the area I live, and the last couple of games I bought had online DRM. So now I just avoid pc and get consoles games as I know they will work even when I have no Internet

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