A popular gaming ideology is that "Systems are only as good as their games." That's absolutely true and, with all due respect, why the PS3's sales have yet to really pick up. Think about it: You can buy a $7000 PC but if you don't buy any good games (or there are none) then you're stuck with a really sweet-looking piece of kit and nothing to do with it. Of course, the same goes with consoles. You can't have a better experience on a system unless it actually has better games for it.
So, in that respect, how does the PC stack up? Actually, not very well.
Comment (on the blog) in response to Ulath666:
Uhh, actually, to clear things up, the 7k price is pretty much irrelevant to the point of the article, except to say that you can spend a whole lot of money on PCs whereas the console experience can be a better deal based on price.
And I'm not sure about the lower reviews for PC games... to be honest, I believe there really have been very few stellar PC shooter releases recently. Half-Life 2 was great, Battlefield 2 was great, and F.E.A.R. was great... then after that there really were a lot of good, not fantastic games like 2142 or w/e. (I will admit that this whole article was a bit flawed in suggesting that games rated 9+ are the only ones worthy of a purchase.)
I chose not to delve into RTSs because, let's face it, there are very few console RTSs and they're all much worse than the PC counterparts. On the other hand, you will never be playing games like Super Smash Bros or Ratchet and Clank on a PC because dual analog is soooo much better. The shooter genre is the basic one where PCs and Consoles both have a lot of games.
And yeah, PC gamers are doing what console gamers have been doing for years. That's true. But consoles (XBL in particular) have come a long way. Mic is pretty much a standard, the connection isn't THAT bad, and in PCs you still have games (Company of Heroes, Enemy Territory) without mic or games with lag.
Trust me, I still prefer KB + mouse to dual analog, but that's still too much of a generalization. Does a control scheme alone make Quake Wars better than Halo 3? No, not really.