From the article:
"Seriously, you must have heard the argument before: consoles are toys to the hardcore PC gamers, who consider their vaunted, multi-thousand dollar gaming rigs to be the only serious way to play."
PC gamers should know we think consoles are for normal people interested in games while pc games are for geeks with seriously pale skin
And they say PC gamers are arrogant. You say geek like it's a bad thing. In spite of being a Geek it doesn't seem to have hindered my in any way, besides finding joy in technology. Being a geek got me through college, got me a job, a nice car, a hot girlfriend. I'm guessing by calling us geeks, you must not be one...(riiight). What has 'not' being a geek ever done for you?
But still manage >24 hours of EVE online every week :p
Seriously tho, very biased article, I'm personally a mixed gamer, I play PC and Console games, as I've got a half decent pc, a 360 and a ps3.
The only thing I'm lacking in truth is spare time...
While I don't think Consoles are toys, I do feel that PC gaming is a superior way to play. You have control over all of your settings, you can expand your games with free mods, and PC games are constantly evolving unrestricted by static hardware. Consoles are on their way to becoming PC's anyway, which is not debatable(Linux on PS3). While were talking about gamer stereotypes, I think you'll find that the PC gamer's image of a console-only gamer is that of a 12-year old, playing M-rated games online and making up for his lack of skill by overusing four letter expletives.
i suit both. there are games i play on console that i'ld rather much play on pc (like ANY and ALL fps titles) and there are games that should only be on consoles (like sports). they both have their advantages. i think this goes back to the older gen console days where gamers would preach against the PC guys for being crazy to drop $300+ on a video card upgrade plus memory upgrade and when u look at things now, pc and consoles somewhat cost the same so that price advantage is no longer there. u can build a really good pc gaming rig for the price of a 60gb ps3. if u add in that the hd style gaming (360 & ps3) really need an HDTV to get full use, the advantage now goes to PCs. besides, wasn't the ps3 & 360 already outdated as far as specs the day it was launched when looking at pcs? gaming though will always be more dominant and easier to play on consoles. try pcs though guys, you'll love titles like gtr2 with a wheel and bf2 64 player maps with keyboard and mouse
I love the controller over the mouse/keyboard. PC's gamers hate hearin that.
That's your preference, everyone is allowed to like what they like.
Really sticks it to the arrogant pc gamers.
I am like most I am a mixed gamer I love my PC more then consoles but i own a 360.
1. RTS, RPG's, and MMO's are not even close to all the games that come out for the PC, He completely ignored sims, platformers, the only two types of games that don't work on PC's are fighters and games like GH.
Frankly i don't give a crap about Guiter Hero or DDR. And the only good fighting game is SC1 for the DC (ya i am a sega fanboy)
2. Both types have a lot of great games, Spore, Halo, MGS4 everyone wins when you get to play these games, but all these games can be done on both systems, but things like GTA make it onto the pc, and splinter cell so to say that only shooters and rts games are on is dumb.
3. But PC gamers can the added bonus of the best online possible, Mod's and updates.
In six months when you are stuck playing Halo 3 or the next God of War - I will be playing Crysis.
Console gaming just got owned. In the mean time, I am going to play Catan on Xbox live Arcade! : )
Also, something that is over your console fanboys heads but make an old game a new game - MODs. I can't say it enough. Mods mods mods mods mods!!!! You console boys are stuck with what you buy. The PC guys can get a LOT more life out of a game with just a few tweaks. Suckas!
I'm sorry but this is extremely unfounded. Just because some people they know are arrogant pricks doesn't mean every PC gamer is. I've seen console gamers who are far more arrogant then any PC gamer I know. Hell just look at any of the multiple forum posts on this page.
By the way you can build a top of the line PC Rig for about 1,000$. It will last for an average of 2 to 4 years depending on the game engine release intervals. A lot of the extra stuff people buy is only extra and not truely needed to run games at high resolutions and settings. It's just a way for spoiled kids to brag about how much money they have.
the ps3 outdated naw padna the ps3 aint gonna be outdated for many many many years please know how sony built the machine before you make that statement it is one you wont soon regret come e3
PC gamers are on a totally different planet all-together.
i've had enough of the cycle
upgrade/fix/get pissed with pc/upgrade/keeps crashing/game has great graphics(pity it only works at 2 fps/upgrade
pc gamers claim pc's are better but i think 360/ps3 have the edge. in terms of ease of use, graphics (for the majority of users this IS true)and variety of games + better controls
they however are not the thing that gets me the most its the pc gamers view the they are in some way more intelligent than console owners and that console gamers can't handle brain heavy games.
i hate the snobbery
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