This won't be a rant about why PC gaming is better than consoles because there is genuinely a place for both to exist.
Pretty much the same reasons for me. I don't mind buying PS for Sony exclusives, but I certainly wouldn't mind a bit if those games were all on PC as well. But the cheap games are are what really get me. The savings over the years has to be in the hundreds for me at this point.
In addition to my tower I've got a Windows based handheld, and while it cost more than a Switch to buy, I've more than made up for it in the price of games. Older games that they're releasing for $60 on switch are super cheap at this point. Factor in the freebies from the likes of Epic and it's an amazing value. PC gaming has its drawbacks too, but it's worth it for me
Agree 100%. PC gaming isn't for everyone. If you want that big TV living room gaming experience then console is the better option, imo. I go for the best of both in my setup. I've got a 4K 43" monitor on a stand sitting front of my desk in my home office. Got a nice big comfy Serta office chair that I can lean back in. My wife says I'm spoiled. I agree. lol
I've got my PC hooked up to my 4K projector in the home theater, along with my console. I use them pretty interchangeably. It gets a little clunky if I want to do K/M on a recliner (i use a lap tray kinda thing), but if I'm sticking with a controller it's all good
I still used monitor to play solo but I used Steam Link to play my PC games on my TV especially when playing coop with my kids. It has it's drawbacks of not connecting directly through HDMI where the display is not as sharp as direct connection but it's still bearable. Anyway games on PC is just too cheap to ignore.
Cheap prices, best versions of games, largest game library and the ability to tweak settings are what make PC the best place to play. Not to mention backwards compatibility which goes back decades. And mods. And emulators. And free game giveaways. Seriously, Epic has been great in that department.
Agree with all of this, but "best versions" usually only applies to the publishers who can be bothered with PC. Far, far too many just dump out versions without any due care.
Sad but true.
Agreed except the visuals. Most multiplatform games look gorgeous compared to some PC exclusives and utilize the latest PC tech from cloth physics, hair physics, etc. along with crazy ass framerates. Sadly, most of these multiplatform games play horrible with kb and mouse. They also most lack mods or free unlockables. In layman terms multiplatform games look great on PC but lack the rest 😭 meaning is a straight console port.
Buy Mafia 2 on PC for 2 bucks = Runs at whatever resolution and frame rate you want. Buy Mafia 2 "Definitive Edition" on PS4 for 40 bucks = 1080p 30fps with massive frame drops and stuttering + bugs and glitches.
Just because you don't experience pc issues with A game doesn't mean someone else is. Mafia 2 can be troublesome on pc https://gameranx.com/featur...
@KilluaX3 For Mafia 2 and 3 not to mentioned that you can it for FREE if you got the original that you bought before. @Father_Merrin I agree with you. I also found glitches/stutters on my PC as well but quite rarely and not to the extend that it's not even playable or somewhat unbearable. I think when somewhat compile all problems into one shot that what makes it looks more than it actually is. It's not for Mafia2 only but across all games as well. Batman Arkham Knight on PC aside, this game is just garbage on launch day.
pc will always be the master of gaming but I do own a ps4 for the exclusivities
I love my AMD branded pc looks amazing all lit up at night. Here's what I like about pc anyway imo. 1: Classic gaming, especially games I missed out on last gen, they usually play with everything ultra no issues. 2: oculus vr even though I've got a dk2 it still works great in dcs world. 3: cheap bundle prices I mean very cheap. If you keep an eye out on usual pc key sites you can pick up bargains. 4: very obscure games that likely won't hit consoles, very diverse collection of games 5: feel good factor upgrading parts Oh and because I've not the time to game as I used to if I feel a game is dragging on eg ghost recon wildlands just cause 3 etc I'm more than happy to use a trainer. That new Wemod trainer that has all the mrantifun trainers is a must
What's a trainer
Pc and consoles can and have always coexisted. That's why I never understood the ridiculous pc master race ideology. So insecure. Pc gaming is great, and needed. Playstation gaming is great and needed. Mobile gaming is..... i was told if I can't say anything nice. Lol
You don't understand it because it's a meme. An ironic joke. Those that take it more seriously than they should are the ones being insecure about it.
Microsoft has proven there is no need for consoles anymore. Every single Xbox game can be played on PC included the Master Chief Collection. This means that Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo can release PSN, Nintendo Store, and if Microsoft is willing to improve its Windows Store or go the Sega route games only with xbox live tacked on. This is the last generation of consoles hardware wise. PSN will be available on next generation smart tvs and PC 😉
1. Way too pricey initially 2. That high price does not justify marginally better graphics. Performance is usually way better though. 3. Games are almost always buggy, you have to wait for patches or sometimes go into their configs and code yourself. 4. Better games on consoles (personal opinion).
Price is going to vary based on what target you are trying to achieve. If I'm gaming on a desk with a 27" monitor that is a yard or less away then I'm probably not going to pump a lot of money into achieving 4k graphics. 1440p is optimal in that scenario and will lower your initial investment. After that initial investment, however, you will see plenty of savings in lower game prices and the lack of paid online. If you bought an PS4 and a PS4 Pro this gen then you spent $800. If you paid for PS+ then you spent $1150. I can build a pretty damn good 1440p PC with that much money. "Games are almost always buggy, you have to wait for patches or sometimes go into their configs and code yourself." Almost always? That's fiction. There are the occasional issues, but that happens on console as well where you don't have access to configs to fix anything and are entirely dependent on dev patches. "Better games on consoles (personal opinion)." If you don't game on PC then how do you know?
But sometimes he goes into the configs and codes himself, explain that.
@Edgelordsupreme lol....no idea what "code" he would be writing in a config file. Those are lists of key/value settings. He makes it sound like you better have a computer science degree to game on PC. Just nonsense.
I once had to set custome resolutions to get older Quake 3 engine games to run in wide-screen. I'm basically John Carmack, editing configuration files and installing more ram.
I disagree price is not an issue people buy iPhones which cost slightly more than a PC gaming machine. The issue is maintenance where you must open the PC and spend 1-2 hours cleaning it with ☕ brew pads, air compresser. It takes longer if is liquid cool. The early access program for PC gamers is a slap to the face of gamers. Pay to play broken unfinished games to test the game, promote it, and help the game developer develop the game by removing or adding features via popular vote. Only to see the game ported to console where console gamers play the finished product😷. 🙌 The Forest Among the Sleep Distance Ark Survival Evolve Gorgeous, lifelike multiplatform games that 99% of the time are straight console ports that play horrible with keyboard and mouse, lack mods, and lan support. But man they are gorgeous. Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order looks amazing with both cloth and hair physics. The first game to use mud realistically outside of racing genre. Batman Arkham Asylum which looks amazing. Tomb Raider almost look lifelike on PC. The exception is Bethesda yes they messed up royally with the last fallout game; however, is one of the rare game developers/publisher that allows mods. Every fallout game, elders scroll game can be moded both gameplay wise and visual wise. For that Bethesda became a likeable publisher. Deux Ex franchise plays well with keyboard and mouse which is rare for multiplatform games. All in all PC gaming is awesome for its vast game library. All mobile games/xbox games available on PC along with the rts, simulation, mmos, genres exclusively to PC. Able to play with any controller setup from arcade sticks, gamepad, keyboard and mouse, etc. I play with gamepad and mouse. The mobility from the gamepad to the accuracy from the mouse can't beat that. Cheap games free online Mods turn into full games Full backwards compatibility and free version of the remake for owning the original version. I got the remakes of Bioshock for free for I owned the original Bioshock. You don't get that on consoles. Make the PC yours with the parts that you want I am sorry but those multiplatform games look amazing on PC. 90% of the time it is the multiplatform games that look better than the exclusive PC games. Deux Ex looks amazing. Dishonored looks incredible. The new Doom looks amazing. The fact that multiplatform games use the latest PC tech is incredible.
I love PC gaming and have only grown to love it more and it's partly down to Microsoft. With PC gamepass I am paying £1 per month. I have managed to play Gears 5, Forza, Ori, Two Point Hospital, Gears Tactics Moving Out. These are all titles I would of paid near full price for on release. But due to gamepass being so cheap I literally saved enough money to sell my 1080 ti and buy what ever nvidia or AMD release later in the year. Plus made saving for a PS5 so much more easier. Plus the nice savings on PC games from other stores are nice. I have grabbed some amazing free games from the Epic store over the last few months. Places like CDkeys selling games at cheap prices.
All games are playable no matter the generation, great digital sales always going on, upgrade hardware any time, free online, very customizable ways to play, no censorship (and if they are, someone will do justice and release an unofficial uncensored patch), graphics settings, mods, etc etc. I could go all day. Only bad thing really is the initial price you will be tempted to pay for to get an at least decent modern gaming pc and setup. And ofc Ill keep console gaming for the exclusives.
Console games are getting cheaper thanks to Amazon and Greenmangaming. Console games still lack bundles and free games (not free to play but a full free game like Samarost is free on PC and is a full puzzle game). The one thing I hate about PC gaming is early access. Pay to play a half finished game that is broken and barely playable only to see it come to consoles. Meaning, pc gamers test the game console gamers play the finished product 😵😞. For example, Ark Survival Evolve, The Forest, Among the Sleep. This is truly detrimental to PC gaming. Now if PC gamers were making 5-10% in profits for buying the early access game and was promoting, testing, and helping game developers in developing the game will solve this issue. Now, I do agree with the rest of the article from the controls; true for I usually play with gamepad and mouse. Yes weird but gamepad offers better mobility but the mouse is great when it comes to shooting and aiming. I also agree in regards to the vast game library from Xbox One games, indies, etc. Now the biggest downsize to console gaming is that is copying or trying too hard to be PC. From the pc hardware, the required internet connection, endless updates, and downloads. The problem with this is underpowered consoles. Is the whole reason why Xbox One X and PS4 Pro exist due to the og consoles were unable to run the next generation games. My biggest fear is seeing not one but two phases of PS5 pros or a much expensive console.
I love PC gaming for the indie games you don't see on console and for deep strategy games that are only found on PC. I also like it for the ability to connect to a wide variety of external hardware, for example I play chess a lot and I connect my PC to an electronic chess board. With that I can use a real chess board to play against people all over the world, take part in tournaments or play against computer opponents. So much better than a 2D board.
The controls on an fps as well as overtop perspective games is what really does it for me. Controls are just a lot smoother and comfortable for me.
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