8 Ways PC Gaming Hurts Consoles

Games 4 Guys writes: This is not meant to be a mindless hate article though it is definitely an opinion. There are console gamers and PC gamers. Rarely is there significant overlap between the two. This is also a two way street. PCs hurt and help consoles and consoles hurt and help PCs. As a console gamer it’s easier to identify the ways PCs are hurting our experience. Maybe a PC gamer will constructively rebut this article. The key word being constructively and not just spouting mindless diatribes.

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Jimmy the Greek2752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

pc gamers are the most prominent on the internet, i dont expect this to go anywhere meaningful.

pangitkqb2752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

Well....right off the bat I can tell this is ridiculous from this simple line:

"There are console gamers and PC gamers. Rarely is there significant overlap between the two."

Really? What stats can you show me that support this statement? As someone that enjoys both PC and console gaming I wholeheartedly disagree with the assertions in this piece.

Another great one: " you won’t find a PC gamer willing to admit consoles are superior in any way."

Bologna. I'm a PC gamer and I readily admit that consoles are a more convenient way to game for the average consumer. The higher complexity of PC gaming - graphics cards, settings, cost, upgrades, ram, etc... - are things many don't wish to deal with. Those things may not bother me, yet I readily admit that consoles are "SUPERIOR" at offering gaming convenience.

Agent-862752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

@pogibaldy, I am with you. I own a gaming PC and a PS3. Though I game mostly on the PC, I do enjoy the PS3 for console only games and Sony's quality lineup of exclusive games. To me, a gaming PC plus a PS3 equals an incredible gaming combo.

pr0digyZA2752d ago

we should have everyone say who owns both and create our own stats;D

I personally own 360,PS3,and gaming PC. 360 is the least played unless there is a multiconsole only game that's "apparently" better (i dont personally notice I just take peoples word for it).PS3 is the second highest played one because of the great exclusives (will try and get as many of them as possible). PC is the one I play the most on especially with multiplatform games and exclusives.

Agent-862752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

Apparently, this troll "wrote" this article in response to MaximumPC's article on "12 Ways Consoles Are Hurting PC Gaming". This is just his butthurt response to the article. Everyone please read their article and then compare it to his. One is well written, based on facts, and makes a very legitimate argument and the other, well not so much.

HenryFord2751d ago

I only own a PC but I am generally very jellous on those Sony-Exclusives - that would be the only reason for me to buy a console though.

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BK-2012752d ago

I stopped reading when they mentioned the 360's DVD drive and innovative in the same sentence.

Wenis2752d ago

I stopped reading your comment when I realized you used one of the most cliche quips on this site.

Trunkz Jr2752d ago

PC Gaming = MMO's + FPS is where it's at. Consoles = Everything else.

Rikan2751d ago

Um...RPGS are also done best on a PC. Actually, all games are better on PC.

Hashashin2752d ago

Pc gamers are most prominent on the internet? Are you assuming console gamers aren't connected to the internet? Look up at the tabs for a second and you will see consoles. Nice troll piece dude but it was way too obvious. I own both consoles and a pc and I can say what you wrote is grade A B$.

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Pandamobile2752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

1. How does piracy on the PC affect consoles in ANY way. There is piracy on every and any platform. It's just the way it goes.

2. If you can't use a keyboard, get out of the technological age.

3. Wow, some people like having a better gaming experience, oh no.

4. PCs are customizable and constantly evolve. THAT'S THE WAY TECHNOLOGY WORKS. PC gaming has always been, and will always be at the forefront of technology.

5. This has nothing to do with PC gaming. At all.

6. Video games are incredibly complex feats of engineering, computer science and art. Tenfold what they were in the last generation of consoles. Are you seriously bitching about developers supporting their games post-launch with bug fixes? Would you rather have them be buggy forever?

7. This makes no sense.

8. Now you're bitching about how people got angry when Infinity Ward removed a feature that has been present in just about every PC game since the 90s, and replaced it with a peer-to-peer network that doesn't work nearly as well? Forgive us for fighting for something we love, and not wanting to be pushed around and screwed over like console gamers.

9. Thought this was supposed to be 8 ways. MMOs have always been sort of subscription based. How you can blame Xbox Live and PS+ on World of Warcraft?

Jimmy the Greek2752d ago

PC gamers take all the time in the world to complain about consoles. when a console gamer complains about PC gamers, its the end of the world and theyre instantly called trolls.

Pandamobile2752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

How about you try coming up with some legitimate reasons as to why PC gaming is hurting console gaming.

Nothing in your little opinion piece has any actual direct evidence.

mrv3212752d ago

Your forgetting PC gamers have a point. Console gamers ( not you guys but the COD guys ) are like DUDE PC GAMING COSTS $4000 and... and 360 is faster and PC always break.

-Alpha2752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

PC gamers have legitimate complaints about consoles. Some troll, some are elitist fanboys, but I do not see how you are acting any different, you're just going to the other end of the extreme.

As Pandamobile has demonstrated, your points just aren't convincing.

Agent-862752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

@Pandamobile, you are right on. This article isn't really about how PC gaming is hurting consoles. It is more like some console fanboy's rant against PC gaming. Not much in the article actually supports the title. In actuality, it's the other way around and it's consoles that are hurting PC gaming with sloppy ports. Anyways, PC gaming is doing fine without this clown and I say "good riddance".

Solid_Snake-2752d ago

very very well said.

us pc gamers are the ones getting screwed by consoles.

Baka-akaB2752d ago

I can only agree with panda here .

I'm tired of pc elitists and trolls refusing to admits that consoles can be at least interesting for some genre and mostly exclusive games ... but that list is scrapping the barrel to troll pc gaming .

AntiHeroComplex2752d ago

article is lame pc is best end of story.

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x8002752d ago

what a sh*t site, no really wtf is this crap?

So Many Buttons? mahahaha that there proves that you have never gamed on PC before and i stoped reading there.

ppl had enough of pc gaming is dieing articles, now you come up with (ways) ohh look 8 ways how pc gaming hurts consoles just stfu already.

i could name 20 ways consoles hurt PC gaming.

what a console fanboy. stuid and lame. with your 8 lame (ways)

Pandamobile2752d ago

The dude can't even count. Both the N4G title and the title on the website say "8 Ways", yet the article lists 9.

It's stuff like that, that knock down what little credibility his arguments had to begin with.

pr0digyZA2752d ago

The disagree must be from the guy who wrote the article.

Emilio_Estevez2752d ago

He makes decent points for some of them, but it should at least be noted the ways it happens in reverse, with consoles hurting PC dev - See Crysis 2.

KRONie2751d ago

You know why exclusives are possible on consoles and not PCs? Because the console dev gives a call to game dev and says "OH PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make your next game an exclusive for our product so our sales could go up! We will pay you one gajilion moneys!". On PC since there is no middle man the game Dev's profits are purely from sales. So piracy or not, having your game on three platforms in the end will make you more money than it would on one.

Kantor2752d ago

PC gaming costs more than console gaming.

PC gaming is better than console gaming, for pretty much all of the reasons that the author listed. The article is quite clearly driven by jealousy, because it is grasping at straws.

So what's the problem?

BeastlyRig2752d ago (Edited 2752d ago )

Yeah PC gaming should cost more than console gaming.

I pay more to get more!!

Some don't see the logic in that.

But it's funny that a lot of the games tend to cost less! or go on sale faster!

I will never pay $600 again for a sub hd console..

Kantor2752d ago

That's true; games are cheaper. A good computer, however, is much more expensive than a PS3/360. It's worth the price, of course, but many people don't realise that, or simply can't afford it.