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    QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    With how things stand, which do you believe to be the better choice, and why?
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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Well done for opening this can of worms...

    But yes, it is.

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Well, it depends on what you want for you ideal gaming experience.

    Best graphics, sound, upgradeability, choice of control inputs, cheaper games, ability to use the hardware to double as a productivity tool, 60+ FPS!, stereoscopic displays, massive resolutions, choice of aesthetics....

    It's pretty hard to argue IMO but I am sure some people will want:

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    How is this volatile ? Let's forget that you're asking the question on a website that is focused on the enthusiast PC hardware crowd, even most console users admit the PC is the better system. It's the convenience and consistency in compatibility that people turn to if they wanna talk pros, but I've noticed a great trend happening - less and less PC gamers are being obnoxious about it and more and more console gamers are being less hostile about it.

    As people are growing up everyone realizes it's not like saying which is better the xbox or playstation or PC, because the PC is just a different class...not in a snobby way, but like in a definition way, you can't really compare them because they're on a different level, it's almost like comparing differennt generations of consoles, it's redundant because one is clearly superior so a comparison isn't fair

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    With all the Graphic's better blah blah blah... It's just a matter on if you can afford it or not. This is an argument of which is better a Ferrari or Toyota. A PC will cost twice than a games console to render equal graphics, also a console will last 10 years while a PC on the low end will be good for 2 years. Then there's the fact you cannot resell games on PC, but can get them a fraction of the price (steam sales). Also You can get 2 PC titles for the price of one Console on Launch prices. So which is better a Ferrari that costs 200k or a Toyota that costs 10k.

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Yes. Ignoring graphics and saleable discs... The big difference with a PC is the Modding community.

    Plus the usual... FPS plays better with k&m, and there are no decent RTS's that can play on a console. Finally, most PC games are now compatible with a controller so PC gamers get the best of all worlds.

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    If you are serious about games, then yes it is. There is so much more you can do on a PC, such as modding and changing the graphics quality.

    However if you are a casual gamer, then consoles are more than adequate. You have the ease of just being able to buy a game and know that everyone else who owns a console will have the same experiance

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    It's quite silly to insinuate ones better than the other. It mainly comes down to a persons preferences tbh. Quite a lot of people game on consoles because they don't have put together a pc or trouble shoot issues and everything just works and there's nothing wrong with that.
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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Of course it is, in every way imaginable except convenience.

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Until consoles start having full-on macro-laden keyboard & mouse setups, there will be certain games that only play well on PC, just as certain games work better with a controller... although PCs can use them too, if you need.

    Cost of PC vs Console becomes less of an argument when you remember the price of the "decent TV" many Consoleers seem to require.
    You then pit high end 1080p TVs against affordable 4k 144Hz Gsync monitors.

    I game on a PC and that's the primary role, but I also use it for everything else... often several things at once. Consoles don't really match that.

    Console game companies can sometimes be complete idiots - The games are actually made on PC, meaning they get all that dev for free, yet they steadfastly refuse to publish them for PC... Do they not want our money?

    Consoles are one set standard. PCs are all about choice, both in basic composition and in modding the hell out of them!


    TL;DR - It's all about preference... and I'm all about the PC!!

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Console gaming is undeniably easier as the games are simply made to run on that console, unlike a PC where different hardware and software configurations can cause problems but gaming on the PC graphically is superior if you have the hardware to cope and PC games are also easily moddable. And your PC can double as a do-it-all device so I would take a PC any day. I have owned many games consoles and ended up selling them to go back to PC gaming...greater choice of games, easier to customise and I just prefer it.

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Of course PC gaming is superior, but also much more expensive and much more fun

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Bit of a lazy QOTW ;-)

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Simple answer...Yes..... A more complete answer...I dare not bother prying open that can of worms any further.

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    jailbroken consoles aint bad

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    Re: QOTW: Is PC gaming really superior to console?

    Although I exclusively play games on a PC I disagree with some points made. The client consistent hardware and controls makes for a much fairer environment in competitive play.

    Also I prefer 3rd/FPS on pads. Not because I find it easy but because it makes it harder and in my opinion more realistic. You can't instantly spin around in real life. Just because something is easy doesn't make it more fun for me.

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