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xXshinigamiXx
05-25-2008, 06:24 PM
Which do you guys think is better? Personally, I think PC gaming is better, but it's too expensive to maintain a good system, especially if you can't even work yet -_-. If I had the money, I would stick to PC gaming. What do you guys think?

Dark Wolf 09
05-25-2008, 06:52 PM
Console for the win. Even though some parts were adopted from the P.C. such as chips, and wires. However, there are certain requirements to play on the P.C. like Assassins Creed, and you have to go through chip installment into your processor and P.C. processor like the VisionTek - ATI RADEON HD3870 OC 512MB GDDR4 PCI Express Graphics Card, which costs a lot just to play a video game when already purchased a video game, but Nivida helps with your requirements through your processor.

I would just buy a certain game; Like certain individuals do on there spare time, and just pop in the game inside the disc tray and the laser will search the wide variety of information, and bam. Game approval. Or "Disc read Error". xD. However, I am a big console fan like Wii, and Xbox 360 with it's awesome intergrated graphics system. ^_^

Manhattan_Project_2000
05-25-2008, 07:02 PM
Why should I have to choose?

Dark Wolf 09
05-25-2008, 07:07 PM
Why should I have to choose?

Recommendation from the current user from majority, and purchase the product from many thesis statements to persuade the user? o_o;

Kojack
05-25-2008, 09:08 PM
I prefer console because there aren't that many games that interest me on PC. Also with a console I can sprawl out on my couch, but with PC I'm restricted to my computer chair.

Unknownymous
05-25-2008, 11:32 PM
Though I wanna buy a Wii and maybe a PS3 eventually, I prefer PC gaming too. The console world is changing too rapidly. It feels like it was just yesterday when the PS2 came out and suddenly we get the PS3, which is even asking us to upgrade our TVs. It costs way more than a PC. I mean, a brand new PS3 costs more than an awesome game-type platform PC in our country (excluding monitor).

There's also obviously more games written for the PC, with a wide range from simple, casual Flash games to elaborate first-person shooters and open-ended RPGs. Many console games are also being ported to PC as well.

Manhattan_Project_2000
05-26-2008, 12:44 AM
Though I wanna buy a Wii and maybe a PS3 eventually, I prefer PC gaming too. The console world is changing too rapidly. It feels like it was just yesterday when the PS2 came out and suddenly we get the PS3, which is even asking us to upgrade our TVs. It costs way more than a PC. I mean, a brand new PS3 costs more than an awesome game-type platform PC in our country (excluding monitor).
Well, not here. I have a $300 HD TV hooked to a $400 PS3. A PC that would play anything new (and probably not even Crysis) would cost about $1000 to build minus Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, External Speakers to build.

Also, the Playstation 2 was released eight years ago. A new console every six years isn't unreasonable, it's not as though keeping a PC up to date for gaming over six years wouldn't cost many more times as much.

Drifter Uk
05-26-2008, 05:50 AM
im gonna go with console. theres more games on consoles that i like, plus my computers useless anyway. i would get a new one if i had the money, but i probably still wouldnt play games on it

Amray
05-26-2008, 08:00 AM
Console by FAR!!!

So much more simple and easier. I would much rather sit on a coach whilst playing a game than I would just tapping keys staring at a small monitor.

Plus, we have a plasma with surround so that just makes it all the more better. XD

KillerDragonX
05-26-2008, 08:35 AM
well for right now im sticking to console gaming, cause its less maintence and cheaper, but soon im switching over to the pc

Storm Strife
05-26-2008, 02:24 PM
I believe that the definitive answer to this subject is that there is no answer. PCs and consoles cater for different needs, and it's impossible to outright say which is the best. It's like trying to decide which is better between pirates and ninjas. There is no overall winner.

Sure, PCs and consoles are better for certain games than others. PCs are better for FPSs, RTSs, certain adventure games (point & click mostly, have you ever tried playing Discworld Noir on a PS without a PS Mouse?), space sims, etc. Consoles are better for racing, TPSs, Fighting, certain RPGs (the ability to mod some RPGs like Morrowind and Fallout wins here), etc.

Going back to the pirate vs ninja argument, pirates are better at charging right in and slaughtering almost everything in a quick raid. Ninjas are better at avoiding detection and quietly killing their target. But as long as the end result is achieved (i.e. something dies), then it doesn't matter. In the PC vs console debate, the end result is that you are entertained.

In the end, I see this similar to the console wars, the PC vs Mac debate, the pirates vs ninjas arguments, etc. - a futile urinating contest.

Of course, you don't have to choose, you could always use both. You get the best of both worlds.

Dryaxx
05-26-2008, 03:44 PM
Shooters is meant to be played at PC but other kinda games is meant to be played at concole =P... not mmo tho xD

ValentineWolf
05-27-2008, 02:14 AM
I'm a console gamer sometimes I'll play PC games but its become pretty rare since I got some console. Not to mention we have a big screen tv which is way better for console gaming. That and I do play video games in strange positions like lying on my back on the bed watching the screen upside down or half on the couch, half not.

Ravenblade
05-27-2008, 06:06 AM
I prefer playing console games but then I know a lot of people who greatly prefer playing shoot 'em ups on the PC, so I dunno. It probably depends on the needs of the individual and what they grew up with so to speak. You probably couldnt get an RTS to work so well on a console (I find PC version to be that bit easier cos of the mouse).

'Depends' I guess is the answer. Although PCs fail at platform games. I hated PC Rayman with a passion.

The Governator
05-27-2008, 07:07 AM
Shooters is meant to be played at PC but other kinda games is meant to be played at concole =P... not mmo tho xD

What about RTS? or Turn based stratagy games? or 4x games? they dont belong on PC?

And I am part of the PC gaming master race, I rarely touch consoles, the only one I go on is the Nintendo Wii, which isn't mine, its a friends.

A1R5N1P3R
05-28-2008, 12:23 AM
I've always found pc to be best for RTS and MMO, otherwise the console is the way to go. Mouse to aim in shooters is just to easy, and not at all realistic, having at least an 11.0 kdr in CS got boring fast. Console controllers feel way better for shooters, flying and racing; and for some reason RPG's are done better on consoles. So for me it'll be Console as my official answer.

Eris
06-28-2008, 08:18 AM
PC used to be better. But nowadays, titles are riddled with obtrusive DRM that sends information about you and your computer to the game maker and ensures that you only can install the game a fixed number of times (something like 3 times). It's ridiculous.

It's changed from Console is retarded but PC is good, to both console and PC are retarded. Congratulations game makers. You broke gaming as a whole. I'm going back to reading books.

Tide
06-28-2008, 08:54 AM
Console! The PC is so retarded for gaming. I mean, I don't want to be cramped up at a desk for gaming. I wanna lay down or be RELAXED. Not in between a wall and a desk! And console is easier, cheaper, and A LOT better.

The Governator
06-28-2008, 10:41 AM
Console! The PC is so retarded for gaming. I mean, I don't want to be cramped up at a desk for gaming. I wanna lay down or be RELAXED. Not in between a wall and a desk! And console is easier, cheaper, and A LOT better.

Are you some gaming deity? You don't play PC games in a cubicle, you play them in a reclining leather chair with in-built speakers. Oh and consoles arn't cheaper, my PC is up to modern standards and is half, HALF the price of a PS3, cause I built it myself.

This is the reason why I don't like consoles, the fan boys are all just plain ignorant. At least us PC fan boys are ignorant but funny.

Manhattan_Project_2000
06-28-2008, 10:46 AM
Well, going by the prices I tended to find when I was looking into building a PC, I could probably get a decent graphics card for half the price of a PS3. Maybe a DVD drive too. But that's about it.

There is a reason people buy a half dozen PS3's, and then Beowulf Cluster them into a supercomputer. It's because they are far cheaper then anything of comperable power.

Amarhyllis
06-28-2008, 11:58 AM
I prefer console. I've tried PC and couldn't get the hang of it, I even got a controller to hook up to it. I just like console games more. ^^

aishiteru333
06-28-2008, 12:18 PM
I like console gaming. Can't afford a good computer for the games on it and thus will not spend on an unnecessary thing. I'm good like that...

Marshmallow Fluff
06-28-2008, 06:40 PM
I prefer console gaming. :3

goddragon
06-28-2008, 06:53 PM
Console has got my vote.

NinnaMoon
06-28-2008, 07:03 PM
Console gaming!!

~*Red*~
06-28-2008, 07:04 PM
I have better hand-eye coordination with console gaming; I have tried PC gaming, and I just suck... totally =_=

Eris
06-28-2008, 07:26 PM
I have better hand-eye coordination with console gaming; I have tried PC gaming, and I just suck... totally =_=

You probably don't. Console games generally have auto-aim to correct for the crappy aim you get with a hand controller. With PCs you're expected to aim for yourself, so console gamers are shocked that they no longer can get away with aiming like crap and still hitting the target.

Ezzy
06-28-2008, 10:02 PM
PC gaming is far superior to console gaming, the graphics and load times are way better because if you have a good computer(one that can run crysis) then it will beat a console anyday, plus computers are a better investment and it is also way easier to upgrade them.

Chewbacca
06-28-2008, 10:56 PM
I prefer PC over consoles only because I prefer having a mouse to use as an aimer over a joystick simply because joysticks are a bit slow to turn around whereas the mouse is faster, but hey, thats just my opinion.

Kobbler
06-29-2008, 08:55 PM
I play both. I love RTS, MMOs, and FPS's on the PC and Racing, Fighting, and Platformers on the console. I started out playing Atari 2600 and Comodor 64 and have been playing both since.

Manhattan_Project_2000
06-30-2008, 12:24 PM
You probably don't. Console games generally have auto-aim to correct for the crappy aim you get with a hand controller. With PCs you're expected to aim for yourself, so console gamers are shocked that they no longer can get away with aiming like crap and still hitting the target.
I always turn auto-aim off as an option in most first person games on the console, and I think it's comparable in accuracy and speed. This assumes a non-retarded control scheme, however.

For example, in order to change weapons in Timesplitters 3, you have to remove your thumb from the movement stick and manipulate the d-pad. The sad part was that the controls on Timesplitters 2 were perfect, and they added no new functionality to it's sequel that's actually worth using.

Ratiasu
06-30-2008, 03:22 PM
i like Hand-held Gaming. Mostly because it doesn't take much hand-eye coordination and i like Pokemon games, xD