The Consoles vs PC debate has been here for many years. In order to chose which one is best for you, here is list of pros and cons of each platform.
>The Consoles vs PC debate has been going around for a couple of years You mean decades >Most people now-a-days are choosing consoles over PCs mainly because... 
If I had to choose between the two, I would easily choose consoles. Just because there are more exclusive games that you cannot get anywhere else, except that respective console. Whether its Sony, MS, or Nintendo.
That's not true at all. PC has more exclusives than any console and probably every console combined. Just looking now at the top 30 selling Steam games and I only see 11 of those games on consoles. That's 19 exclusives just in the top 30.
There are tonnes of pc only titles. Maybe you're not fans of the genres but there is a big game gaming coming called Civ:Beyond Earth. Pc exclusives are not just limited to third person ation games or fps. It's comprised of many genres that can only thrive on a pc platform.
I agree with you, i play on both and consoles exclusives are way better, some examples are: Uncharted, God of War, The Last of Us, Little Big Planet, Halo, Gears of War, and tons of exclusives from Sony and Nintendo. Mostly GOTY winners from past years belong to consoles, Sony won with Little Big Planet, Uncharted 2, Journey and The Last of Us. Microsoft with Gears of War and Nintendo with Super Mario Galaxy. The others multiplatforms you can also play on consoles. @sorane : IOS and Android has even more exclusives than PC, i suppose they are better, right?
Seriously?....you think consoles have more exclusives than PC?...ummm
Yes...consoles have more big exclusives that I want to play. I don't play games like Diablo, or league of legends which seems to be the types of exclusives that PC's have, along with a bunch of indie exclusives. When PC gets more exclusives to the likes of games like Uncharted, GOW, Quantum Break, Killer Instinct, Ryse, Mario, Mario Kart, Zelda, Cysis, Star Citizen, Infamous, Crackdown, The Order...THEN and only then will I take PC serious. IMO PC's just have better looking multiplates and cheaper steam games.
It always breaks my heart when console people lists the so called "can't miss" exclusives. It's always the same list of made for kids with ADD mindless linear short third person action games with zero replay value. Really reflects the state of the world today and just proves that consoles are the place that innovation and thinking goes to die. I wouldn't trade my simple $4.99 game FTL for any of those games listed because at least I have to use my mind a bit in that game(except that pc exclusive Star Citizen you listed Mel).
@Sorane, Why all excpet Star Citizen? Is it because it is a pc exclusive? Come on dude! This is not a sad state of gaming, I have felt this way for a LONG time. My first console was an Atari. Nothing against PC gaming or its gamers, I just don't see the point in buying a 700+ gaming rig for MMO's Indies and prettier multiplats, when I can get all of those, plus the kinds of games I like along with the simplicity of my consoles. What would a person like me need with a PC if I have all three consoles?? Between the 3, I have enough indies, the multiplates are functional, and there is no contest when it comes to the big exclusive titles (not into mmo's). Again...not knocking PC's but I just don't see the value in them if you already own all three home consoles.
@mel "Why all excpet Star Citizen? Is it because it is a pc exclusive? Come on dude!" Uhh no, it's because I know the size and scope of that game compared to the others you listed. I mean do you really think simple games like The Order, Infamous, Ryse, and GOW have 1/100th the depth of Star Citizen? 10 of the 14 games you listed aren't worth more than the day rental it would take to beat and forget them. I just saved you $600+ dollars that you can use on games with innovation and deep gameplay.
@sorane At least I could rent or borrow those games and it would be worth it. If you are only a PC owner you cannot. Those are just games off the top of my head, there are plenty of console games with size, scope, depth and longevity like Mass Effect, Forza, Sunset Overdrive (will have depth with its multiplayer), other sports and fighting games...etc. Lets not play dumb here! PC's are good for performance and cheap deals but the big exclusives just arent there yet. No need to take it personal/take offense, it is what it is.
I Dont see what's all the hype about. The only console that worth something is wiiU. Like Sorane said your listing over hyped games that does the sane thing over and over again with gfx that does look as good as PC. So moving fROM last you paid 400-900 for a gfx update. You update your two console to be close to how PC games look and because you know they are not going to support them for long. Y'all say y'all these games so much every time but then go on to say we Dont care about BC.... what ??? Then people are talking how much better they THINK console exclusives are but constantly beg for our exclusives. Then go in rage mode and sign petitions to stop games that was born on PC (GTA) I liked most of the games you posted but they arent as great as your making it out to be. I also find it weird that only time people praise a month game on this site is to counter PC gamer and we be the main group giving them props. Then ends with I Dont like MMOs (why console gamers use this as ammo like its the only genre we play) but will be in the h1z1 PS2 and ever quest article asking for a port Seriously who you think won the e3 brofest? Above mass effect is multi plat. Bioware was mainly and first PC devs most of them are PC gamers. Which I find odd when people say stuff like this. People worship these devs and Dont even look up their background. Seriously madden have depth they been milking this franchise for the long. They take away then add features. It take them 5yrs to take one step forward.
Both, each has something to offer that the other does not. Playing a RTS game also doesn't work that well with a game pad.
Halo wars worked fine.
Yes, but would have worked better with mouse and keyboard.
You posted this on N4G. Nothing but naive, stubborn console gamers here.
You realize you're here right?
if theres nothing but, "stubborn console gamers here" then why are all the pc supporting comments getting so many agrees? cause this is a pc fanboy site like the rest of the internet
Pc gamers like you embarass yourselves, so nerdy and full of yourselfs, stupid geek
Oh wow...are you PC gamers gonna let Mysteryraz11 talk about you guys like that? with his two bubbles? What are you guys gonna do about it?
Lol pc fanboys cant handle criticism I aint got nothing against it but you guys always seem to be the 1s starting these fights, console or pc just enjoy both, stop fighting over them
He says this then worships one of the nerdest people in the game industry Mark Cerny... the irony. Console gamers are walking contradictions. You know most of people in this industry is what YOU would call a geek. Idiot waste of sperm Naw its most console gamers that can't handle it mostly fanboys on this site. You say anything wrong about their console or state fact they act crazy. The go into their listing modes and spread disinformation to keep other ignorant. The most out right bs I have read was from console gamers and most of the time they was fighting each otherother. We accept criticism that why PC strive at a better rate. How you think console have betas. How you think indie and mod come grow into ssomething so big. Y'all keep telling yourself that. That why we the only notice how stale gaming is getting and y'all keep asking for ports while not saying anything.
ooh..fanboy fight!..*pushes PC guy in the back* It was that console owner over there! *points at random N4G, member*
Dont care what people say... For me Pc is best simple😉
Consoles win, game over, move on.
you cant build a pc for 400 bucks that beats the ps4 pc gamers will continue to pretend that a 600 bucks no os/ no kb/m pc can destroy the all powerful ps4 and in reality it doesn't
I agree, it doesn't. A PC that meets Watch Dogs published ultra settings (for instance) will run you around $1600 if you bought the parts from Newegg. That includes all the things they conveniently leave out of the equation.. OS, keyboard, mouse, case, power suppy, aftermarket CPU cooler..
You don't know what you are talking about. My rig is not more than $900 and I can play it all. But answer me this. I can buy Watch Dogs right now for $30. Let me know where you can do that on a console.
I started PC gaming in the 90s. Always built my own rigs. These days I want nothing to do with PCs. Always compatibility issues. Always something needs to be upgraded to work properly. Driver conflicts. Windows developing weird issues that nobody has a solution for (struggling with this right now). Poorly optimized games that you need to apply all sorts of hacks/mods/patches to get them to run decently) I simply don't have time for that anymore. It isn't fun anymore. I appreciate consoles now because they just work. I also call BS on the chart in the article that shows that the $700 PC will last until 2021. It simply won't. You will have to replace at least the graphics card and probably the motherboard. Maybe add more RAM and possibly new hard drive during that time. Not only that, not all console games cost $60. It's not hard to find games for much less.
I totally agree - no PC gamer is just going to use the same PC for 8 years and not upgrade it. There will be games in the next 3 years that will push the PC they have spec'ed to force an upgrade. There are the other items you have to deal with on a PC - firewall, anti-virus, malware, etc... That all takes time to keep configured and running. So far a console doesn't need any of that babysitting.
There are the other items you have to deal with on a PC - firewall, anti-virus, malware, etc... That all takes time to keep configured and running. So far a console doesn't need any of that babysitting. That is for all PCs. I have that were I work. What does that have to do with anything. And you don't need it unless you hitting PORN or hack sites.
oh yes.. And keeping the anti-virus programs usually incurs a performance penalty. But even the "Tray apps" and start up apps that some uses unknowingly accumulate will slow the PC down unbearably! I can't tell you how many times I've cleaned those up for users and it felt like running a new machine afterwards. All extra maintenance.
@Saryk Do a quick google search about where viruses/mal-ware hide now. You will be disappointed to find that they are using Church web-sites, posting them in comments to force a redirect, using cross-scripting attacks.... If you believe you can only get them from porn or hack sites then you are already infected...
The article is pretty close. And yes most games for console are $60 at release. I can buy at release PC games for AT LEAST 40% off. Now that 90's crap, was in the 90's. Not even close to that now. My rig, which was top notch in 2012, is still top notch in 14 and will be for a long time. Have not spent a dime since it was built and i will not need to for the life of your console. At worst I will need to buy a GPU, which is unlikely. http://steamdb.info/sales/ http://www.dlcompare.com/ca...
I notice you are conveniently leaving off the cost of your rig when you purchased it in 2012 (and the specs of your glorious PC)...
Lol you seem to spend as much time downloading updates and patches on the current consoles as you do playing them. The WiiU has the infamous 1 1/2 hour initial setup before you play. The xbox one is damn near useless until you go online and download a patch. You have to do the same for the ps4 before you can play blurays! Then you have the numerous day one patches to make games work properly day one because the hot thing to do is release incomplete games. So the bit about consoles "just working" is bs. Consoles are almost just like pcs now.
Not sure where they got $40 from for new PC games too. Most are roughly $50, but some, like D3, SC2, TW3 are $60. Granted, there are sales all the time for the PC where you can get a year old game for $15 and a 2 year old game for $5. Steam summer sale is right around the corner!
One word. ARMA!
The most versatile platform is the pc and that simply makes it the best. And its not abt pushing graphics, when it comes to pc its abt seeing and experiencing them without crappy draw distances, without those crappy physx, without pop ins, without those crappy crappy textures, without those terrible dropping to crawl framerates, without horrible screentearing and emulators playing console games mostly by raw power etc. Basically the way its meant to be played. When it comes to pc, it gives me greater graphics, greater framerates, greater controls, greater resolutions, greater experience but above all it gives me options.
all opinion nice wall of text though
Is anyone questioning that in terms of raw performance, a PC crushes the PS4, Xbox One, and dare I say, Wii U? If so, they're ignorant. If console gamers are loyal to their franchises, i.e. Mario, GOW, Uncharted, Gears of War, etc. then there could be merit as to why they prefer their consoles over the PC. As an owner of a very high PC, I will say that I love my PC more than any console I have ever had. However, it is not without it's share of headaches. Whenever a new games launches, or heaven forbid I buy a game from the 90's, it takes me roughly 2 hours to get it running correctly, if I can even get it running correctly at all. I still can't get Diablo I or Fallout 2 to run without being washed out. Also, Thief still runs like total dog shit on my PC. This of course, is a software optimization issue, not a hardware issue. My comp crushes Crysis 3 on ultra 1080p without any problems. So for those who don't want to deal with that, and like the console exclusives, there's no shame in that. I however, am a sucker for the best of the best and am willing to pay extra for it. A couple generations ago, I also would've said that consoles were better for playing with a group of friends in your living room. That seems to be less and less the case these days though ... Long gone are the days of 4 player Halo and 4 player Goldeneye ... At least there's still Mario Kart and Smash Bros. right?
no one is questioning performance THAT we dont really know if developers really try their best to make the performance their best on in multiplats especially looking at the recent planetside 2 developments
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