Why even own a console?

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#51 Posted by MonsieurX (31157 posts) -
[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"]Some people think PC gaming is expensive yet they buy multiple consoles inculiding handheld which cost more than Gaming PC. also why plasma TV dont count as cost?

Also,why your electricity bills don't count?
#52 Posted by lowe0 (13692 posts) -

[QUOTE="jimmyrussle117"]

At this point in the gen, consoles arn't really worth much aside paper weights or doorstops.. All you get is a jaggy, lesser gamingexperience. The extremly rare worthwhile exclusive doens't warrant paying 200$+ per console not to mention controllers other peripherals. And tbh i'd rather avoid the dozens the casual fps's, movies, wannabe racing sim's, and rehashed fighters... Only fathomable reason to own a console is if you cant afford a decent PC or to play with console only friends..

Inb4 Elitist

tenaka2

Yes but have you seen the size of those trailers in the trailer parks? Space is already tight fitting in a large pc could be problematic.

Plus, unlike PC games console games can be purchased with food stamps.

What retailer allows you to purchase console games with food sstamps?
#53 Posted by skrat_01 (33767 posts) -

[QUOTE="skrat_01"][QUOTE="OB-47"]

Hermits are beta's IRL

OB-47

You say that on a gaming forum called system wars. Haah.

Jesus that's something I would say.

It's just that recently I've attempted to argue with the fanboys rationally only to be met with idiotic 'umad' posts or 'petty consolites', and so I decided why bother with the effort. These fanboys aren't open minded. My opinion, and even yours isn't going to change it. I'd rather entertain myself a bit.

Indeed! But hey those mocking them are open to being mocked themselves, we're all gits posting here, it's half the fun really!

#54 Posted by UnrealLegend (5888 posts) -

omg go away u stpd PeeCee gamr

#55 Posted by ZombieKiller7 (6255 posts) -

Couch gaming without kb/m, confined spaces, military with no access to internet, console exclusives, play with friends, plug-n-play convenience, etc.

Some ppl spend 10 hours a day at work on a computer, they don't want to come home and sit at another computer.

#56 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

You're not really good at this.

#57 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"]Some people think PC gaming is expensive yet they buy multiple consoles inculiding handheld which cost more than Gaming PC. also why plasma TV dont count as cost? MonsieurX
Also,why your electricity bills don't count?

Don't forget to feed the kids and the dog

#58 Posted by coolkid93 (6717 posts) -
Because it's what I like.
#59 Posted by NaturalDisplay (548 posts) -

Not enough diversity in PC gaming. There are four main genres on PC, indie, strategy/simulation, FPS and MMOs. Thats it. Also PC misses out on some really good console exclusives. Its too bad hermits are in denial because they really are missing out on a lot.

#60 Posted by Chris_Williams (14874 posts) -

because i can

#62 Posted by Wasdie (50355 posts) -

Can't play PC games with a friend when they come over, can't play Halo or Uncharted on a PC, and sometimes it's nice to just sit in my living room with my TV and surround sound and play a game.

Plenty of reasons.

#63 Posted by humpmasterflex (363 posts) -

Consoles have absolutely no games when it comes to exclusives, and why nwould anyone play multiplats on them if pc versions are better in ever single way, far better gameplay experience from controls to game performance, not to mention visual fidelity ads to the atmosphere of said game making it that much more enjoyable.

#64 Posted by lundy86_4 (43864 posts) -

The games.

#65 Posted by locopatho (20438 posts) -
Games. Cheap. Accessible. Split screen.
#66 Posted by locopatho (20438 posts) -
Consoles have absolutely no games when it comes to exclusives, humpmasterflex
Nintendo games? You know, the highest selling and most critically acclaimed in the world? ;)
#67 Posted by LP4EVA2005 (8585 posts) -

At this point in the gen, consoles arn't really worth much aside paper weights or doorstops.. All you get is a jaggy, lesser gamingexperience. The extremly rare worthwhile exclusive doens't warrant paying 200$+ per console not to mention controllers other peripherals. And tbh i'd rather avoid the dozens the casual fps's, movies, wannabe racing sim's, and rehashed fighters... Only fathomable reason to own a console is if you cant afford a decent PC or to play with console only friends..

Inb4 Elitist

jimmyrussle117

i think you just anwered your own question.

#68 Posted by tenaka2 (17040 posts) -

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

[QUOTE="jimmyrussle117"]

At this point in the gen, consoles arn't really worth much aside paper weights or doorstops.. All you get is a jaggy, lesser gamingexperience. The extremly rare worthwhile exclusive doens't warrant paying 200$+ per console not to mention controllers other peripherals. And tbh i'd rather avoid the dozens the casual fps's, movies, wannabe racing sim's, and rehashed fighters... Only fathomable reason to own a console is if you cant afford a decent PC or to play with console only friends..

Inb4 Elitist

lowe0

Yes but have you seen the size of those trailers in the trailer parks? Space is already tight fitting in a large pc could be problematic.

Plus, unlike PC games console games can be purchased with food stamps.

What retailer allows you to purchase console games with food sstamps?

One would hope that all of them do, if they don't they are obviously way out of touch with there customer base.

#69 Posted by humpmasterflex (363 posts) -
[QUOTE="humpmasterflex"]Consoles have absolutely no games when it comes to exclusives, locopatho
Nintendo games? You know, the highest selling and most critically acclaimed in the world? ;)

If you like 20 different mario parties i guess. Wii has absolutely no games at all, unless u count shovel ware as games...
#70 Posted by hippiesanta (9944 posts) -
PC don't have Naughty Dog ..... end of ur stuury
#71 Posted by themajormayor (25949 posts) -
For the lulz
#72 Posted by lowe0 (13692 posts) -

[QUOTE="lowe0"][QUOTE="tenaka2"]

Yes but have you seen the size of those trailers in the trailer parks? Space is already tight fitting in a large pc could be problematic.

Plus, unlike PC games console games can be purchased with food stamps.

tenaka2

What retailer allows you to purchase console games with food sstamps?

One would hope that all of them do, if they don't they are obviously way out of touch with there customer base.

Source for correlation between economic status and choice of platform?
#73 Posted by tenaka2 (17040 posts) -

[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

[QUOTE="lowe0"] What retailer allows you to purchase console games with food sstamps?lowe0

One would hope that all of them do, if they don't they are obviously way out of touch with there customer base.

Source for correlation between economic status and choice of platform?

You do realise that you sound like the Borg right?

#74 Posted by Kamekazi_69 (4704 posts) -

Exclusives, I enjoy playing with my friends and my baby sister, and Blu Ray is about the primary reasons :)

#75 Posted by flashn00b (2953 posts) -

Because Nintendo still makes awesome games for a bad system, and there are third party devs who seem to think that PC gaming's a plague that must be destroyed.

#76 Posted by 15strong (2806 posts) -

System wars sure is a downer lately.

#77 Posted by Lucianu (9520 posts) -

Not enough diversity in PC gaming. There are four main genres on PC, indie, strategy/simulation, FPS and MMOs. Thats it. Also PC misses out on some really good console exclusives. Its too bad hermits are in denial because they really are missing out on a lot.

NaturalDisplay

'Indie' isn't a genre, and there's no reason for any hermit to be in denial since they aren't missing anything except a few, scattered console exclusives.

#78 Posted by MonsieurX (31157 posts) -
[QUOTE="NaturalDisplay"]

Not enough diversity in PC gaming. There are four main genres on PC, indie, strategy/simulation, FPS and MMOs. Thats it. Also PC misses out on some really good console exclusives. Its too bad hermits are in denial because they really are missing out on a lot.

SNIPER4321
and console have adventure, JRPG, Fighters. thats it. they are missing tons of things. plus PC have most games both quality and quantity wise.

Most games...why do you botter,you only play FPS anyway
#79 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (28194 posts) -

Not enough diversity in PC gaming. There are four main genres on PC, indie, strategy/simulation, FPS and MMOs. Thats it. Also PC misses out on some really good console exclusives. Its too bad hermits are in denial because they really are missing out on a lot.

NaturalDisplay
What exclusives has your console had this year that PC gamers have missed out on thats been so impressive? :)
#80 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (25978 posts) -

So many Exclusives!

#81 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (28194 posts) -

[QUOTE="lowe0"][QUOTE="tenaka2"]

One would hope that all of them do, if they don't they are obviously way out of touch with there customer base.

tenaka2

Source for correlation between economic status and choice of platform?

You do realise that you sound like the Borg right?

But sometimes the borg were funny and least they tried to be rational and use consistent logic. Ah anyway here comes lowe to derail another PC topic :P
#82 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9693 posts) -

Hmm, well on my PS3 and Wii I play video games.

#83 Posted by lowe0 (13692 posts) -
[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

[QUOTE="lowe0"] Source for correlation between economic status and choice of platform?blue_hazy_basic

You do realise that you sound like the Borg right?

But sometimes the borg were funny and least they tried to be rational and use consistent logic. Ah anyway here comes lowe to derail another PC topic :P

Care to explain how this post is on topic yet mine is not? Don't have much room to complain about derailing if you're the one doing it.
#85 Posted by DarthClark (460 posts) -

At this point in the gen, consoles arn't really worth much aside paper weights or doorstops.. All you get is a jaggy, lesser gamingexperience. The extremly rare worthwhile exclusive doens't warrant paying 200$+ per console not to mention controllers other peripherals. And tbh i'd rather avoid the dozens the casual fps's, movies, wannabe racing sim's, and rehashed fighters... Only fathomable reason to own a console is if you cant afford a decent PC or to play with console only friends..

Inb4 Elitist

jimmyrussle117
Why own a pc when tablets are the future? At this point the PC isnt really worth much aside paper weights or doorstops.
#86 Posted by MonsieurX (31157 posts) -
[QUOTE="LegatoSkyheart"]

So many Exclusives!

SNIPER4321
not a single good one.

Too much colors.
#87 Posted by MonsieurX (31157 posts) -
[QUOTE="jimmyrussle117"]

At this point in the gen, consoles arn't really worth much aside paper weights or doorstops.. All you get is a jaggy, lesser gamingexperience. The extremly rare worthwhile exclusive doens't warrant paying 200$+ per console not to mention controllers other peripherals. And tbh i'd rather avoid the dozens the casual fps's, movies, wannabe racing sim's, and rehashed fighters... Only fathomable reason to own a console is if you cant afford a decent PC or to play with console only friends..

Inb4 Elitist

DarthClark
Why own a pc when tablets are the future? At this point the PC isnt really worth much aside paper weights or doorstops.

Yes,tablets allow me to do everything I do with my PC
#88 Posted by locopatho (20438 posts) -
[QUOTE="locopatho"][QUOTE="humpmasterflex"]Consoles have absolutely no games when it comes to exclusives, humpmasterflex
Nintendo games? You know, the highest selling and most critically acclaimed in the world? ;)

If you like 20 different mario parties i guess. Wii has absolutely no games at all, unless u count shovel ware as games...

Same as PC with it's 2000 different WoW and AoE clones :lol: No, seriously, any gamer trying to dismiss Nintendo as a quality games dev is just a moron.
#89 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7755 posts) -

While I do have a nice gaming PC, I get consoles for the unique experiences that I simply can't get on PC. Which I why I'm getting a Wii U.

#90 Posted by DarthClark (460 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarthClark"][QUOTE="jimmyrussle117"]

At this point in the gen, consoles arn't really worth much aside paper weights or doorstops.. All you get is a jaggy, lesser gamingexperience. The extremly rare worthwhile exclusive doens't warrant paying 200$+ per console not to mention controllers other peripherals. And tbh i'd rather avoid the dozens the casual fps's, movies, wannabe racing sim's, and rehashed fighters... Only fathomable reason to own a console is if you cant afford a decent PC or to play with console only friends..

Inb4 Elitist

MonsieurX
Why own a pc when tablets are the future? At this point the PC isnt really worth much aside paper weights or doorstops.

Yes,tablets allow me to do everything I do with my PC

Obviously you cant just trying to show the TC anyone can use his backwards logic. Each way of gaming has its own pros and cons. I can tell you the majority of average everyday gamers have no interest in dropping 2 grand on a gaming rig or building one for cheaper piece by piece shopping for parts they have never heard of. Alot of people just want buy a system, take it home, pop in a game and play.
#91 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (17081 posts) -

Because I just prefer my consoles. I find PC gaming to be too inconvienant and not worth the money, I have better things to spend my money on. And PC fanboys overhype the graphics, with mods/overhauls/max settings yes there is a difference, but vanilla wise there is not.

And in order to get those great graphics out of a PC you have to spend some cash, and some time upgrading it. And it's not like consoles can't do great graphics too.

#92 Posted by MonsieurX (31157 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarthClark"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="DarthClark"] Why own a pc when tablets are the future? At this point the PC isnt really worth much aside paper weights or doorstops.

Yes,tablets allow me to do everything I do with my PC

Obviously you cant just trying to show the TC anyone can use his backwards logic. Each way of gaming has its own pros and cons. I can tell you the majority of average everyday gamers have no interest in dropping 2 grand on a gaming rig or building one for cheaper piece by piece shopping for parts they have never heard of. Alot of people just want buy a system, take it home, pop in a game and play.

That's what console are there for...but tablets :lol:
#93 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9693 posts) -

[QUOTE="LegatoSkyheart"]

So many Exclusives!

SNIPER4321

not a single good one.

Fail

#94 Posted by DarthClark (460 posts) -
[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="DarthClark"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"] Yes,tablets allow me to do everything I do with my PC

Obviously you cant just trying to show the TC anyone can use his backwards logic. Each way of gaming has its own pros and cons. I can tell you the majority of average everyday gamers have no interest in dropping 2 grand on a gaming rig or building one for cheaper piece by piece shopping for parts they have never heard of. Alot of people just want buy a system, take it home, pop in a game and play.

That's what console are there for...but tablets :lol:

Its not here now but one day the tablet will be graphically as powerful as a desktop if history is any indicator.
#95 Posted by tenaka2 (17040 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="DarthClark"] Obviously you cant just trying to show the TC anyone can use his backwards logic. Each way of gaming has its own pros and cons. I can tell you the majority of average everyday gamers have no interest in dropping 2 grand on a gaming rig or building one for cheaper piece by piece shopping for parts they have never heard of. Alot of people just want buy a system, take it home, pop in a game and play.DarthClark
That's what console are there for...but tablets :lol:

Its not here now but one day the tablet will be graphically as powerful as a desktop if history is any indicator.

Nope, a tablet will never be as powerful as a desktop if you compare from the same date.

#96 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (28194 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarthClark"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="DarthClark"] Obviously you cant just trying to show the TC anyone can use his backwards logic. Each way of gaming has its own pros and cons. I can tell you the majority of average everyday gamers have no interest in dropping 2 grand on a gaming rig or building one for cheaper piece by piece shopping for parts they have never heard of. Alot of people just want buy a system, take it home, pop in a game and play.

That's what console are there for...but tablets :lol:

Its not here now but one day the tablet will be graphically as powerful as a desktop if history is any indicator.

No it won't, are handhelds as powerful as consoles?
#97 Posted by DarthClark (460 posts) -
[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"][QUOTE="DarthClark"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"] That's what console are there for...but tablets :lol:

Its not here now but one day the tablet will be graphically as powerful as a desktop if history is any indicator.

No it won't, are handhelds as powerful as consoles?

They are closing the gap.
#98 Posted by MonsieurX (31157 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarthClark"][QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"][QUOTE="DarthClark"] Its not here now but one day the tablet will be graphically as powerful as a desktop if history is any indicator.

No it won't, are handhelds as powerful as consoles?

They are closing the gap.

Not really,they always looked a gen behind.
#99 Posted by locopatho (20438 posts) -
[QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"][QUOTE="DarthClark"][QUOTE="MonsieurX"] That's what console are there for...but tablets :lol:

Its not here now but one day the tablet will be graphically as powerful as a desktop if history is any indicator.

No it won't, are handhelds as powerful as consoles?

Yeah, look at the Vita, it's definitely beyond the Wii and close to 360/PS3 levels. There are PS3/Vita multiplats as well.
#100 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (28194 posts) -
[QUOTE="DarthClark"][QUOTE="blue_hazy_basic"][QUOTE="DarthClark"] Its not here now but one day the tablet will be graphically as powerful as a desktop if history is any indicator.

No it won't, are handhelds as powerful as consoles?

They are closing the gap.

To end of gen consoles, and they still aren't really that close, when you take how much can appear and what it can do on screen.