Console systems get all the attention, and why shouldn't they? Each one has a huge company backing its marketing, and it's increasingly harder to find a living room without an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Nintendo Wii in it. Yet, there's one gaming platform that usually gets overlooked - the PC. Computers are usually found in the office or some other darkened corner of the house, not the living room, and there's no one major company pouring marketing dollars into promoting it as a gaming system, despite Microsoft calling it the "Cradle of Innovation."
Yet, what also gets overlooked is that being a PC gamer has long-term benefits and could even save some money in comparison to console games. Some laugh at the idea, since the concept flies in the face of common sense. Even the cheapest gaming PC matches or surpasses the cost of a top-of-the-line PS3, complete with an extra controller and game. To make matters worse, expensive high-end computer hardware goes obsolete every year. That doesn't even take into account the headache of getting some games to run. Although the hardware can be pricey, here's why PC gaming could save you money in the long run.