PC gaming vs Console gaming?

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#1 Posted by Firebolt059 (25 posts) -

Which do you prefer, gaming on a PC or a Console and why? I own an xbox 360 (I love it with passion, lol) but my friends recently got a gaming PC, and it seems pretty cool, but the keyboard and mouse just isn't my thing. So what do you guys think?

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#2 Posted by agpickle (3293 posts) -

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#3 Posted by chikenfriedrice (13561 posts) -

Keyboard and mouse isn't my thing either but I use a 360 gamepad which works perfect

I own a 360, PC and PS3 and I love them all but any multiplat that comes out for all 3 I get on the PC just because of the better graphics and higher res

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#4 Posted by ohthemanatee (8104 posts) -

I own a 360, PS3 and a PC and here's how I rate them:

1st: PC

2nd:

360 3rd:

I find the keyboard and mouse combo better for most genres, though for some i'll still choose the controller

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#5 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

my PC does more than game, it does my homework, lets me contact friends and family over text/voice chat, lets me do my video/music/art editing, it's my stereo, and my place to watch movies

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#6 Posted by gameofthering (11115 posts) -

PC gaming.

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#7 Posted by gmaster456 (7568 posts) -

My PC, because it can do MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH more than a console can.

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#8 Posted by Johnny_Rock (40178 posts) -

Consoles are what I play when I don't have access to my PC.

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#9 Posted by NoodleFighter (8999 posts) -

PC gaming 8)

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#10 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12605 posts) -

If I could get away with posting just a pic I would. Still, I will let the picture do the talking.

My Falcon Northwest Mach V

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#11 Posted by turtlethetaffer (18600 posts) -

I like console gaming over PC gaming. There are more games that interest me, and I like the controls better. Now...

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#12 Posted by lowe0 (13692 posts) -
Console gaming. I just have more fun with my fellow console gamers; I don't really belong with the PC gamers.
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#13 Posted by millerlight89 (18658 posts) -
PC gaming, I prefer to get the most out of my gaming and I sure as hell won't get that from a console. What can I say? I like the best in gaming.
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#14 Posted by The_Djoker (210 posts) -

Console gaming, wouldnt be a PC gamer if you paid me. PC userbase is the worst out there.

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#15 Posted by deactivated-5a31c68721fe1 (1344 posts) -

PC gaming for obivous reasons that i have listed over a million times in system wars.

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#16 Posted by TrapJak (2933 posts) -

Console gaming. PC may be the best, but I honestly don't like most of it's exclusives.

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#17 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -

Gaming is easily my #1 hobby so I figured I would treat myself to a PC and get the best experience possible

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#18 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -

If I could get away with posting just a pic I would. Still, I will let the picture do the talking.

*pic*

WhiteKnight77

That is a sleek looking case. I like it a lot

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#19 Posted by Bigboi500 (35550 posts) -

Console gamer because the best franchises are on consoles.

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#20 Posted by xYamatox (5180 posts) -

Consoles as a whole > PC for me. SOme games I wouldn't be able to play on console ever again (Left 4 Dead for example), but I find my time on console much more enjoyable than what the PC has to offer. There's just more charm in console gaming that the PC lacks, imo.

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#21 Posted by brucecambell (1489 posts) -

PC gaming & console gaming are the same. Any game the PC can be done on the console with the exception of MMOs & amount of playable players on a MP game. The only difference betweent them is graphic qualtiy & control [keyboard/mouse, gamepad]

I choose console gaming for this reason. I can get the same graphics, same games on a much cheaper, easy to use machine . . . . & this machine was desgined for gaming.

With PC you have to have the knowledge &ability to build, maintain & operate these machines. Something i don't know how to do. I can post comments, browse the internet, besides that i'm clueless on how to operate a PC properly. Maybe i should have taken computer classes in school more seriously.Console gaming requires me to buy the game, console, pop in the disc & i'm good to go. Makes more sense for me.

I don't want to build my console, i want it already made. I don't want to buy the parts for a car & buildthe vehicle myself. I just want to buy the car.

Also when i think of gaming i think of nintendo, mario, etc, the console.

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#22 Posted by ianuilliam (4955 posts) -

Console gamer because the best franchises are on consoles.

Bigboi500

This right here. I've been a pc gamer. But there's no X-Wings or Privateers these days. I don't have the time or money for MMOs right now. DoW is great, but I don't really care amout any other RTS's. There's some exclusive shooters, but its not like that's a genre in short supply, and the ones that people make a fuss over are making their way over anyway... Consoles, on the other hand get Uncharted, LBP, Rock Band, Demon/Dark Souls, MGS, FF, GoW, Resistance, infamous, and all the pc multiplats... and since all three consoles is still less than a good gaming pc, add in forza, gears, halo, mario, zelda, metroid... I'm not saying console games are better for everyone, but for me... all the games I want are on consoles.

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#23 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12605 posts) -

PC gaming & console gaming are the same. Any game the PC can be done on the console with the exception of MMOs & amount of playable players on a MP game. The only difference betweent them is graphic qualtiy & control [keyboard/mouse, gamepad]

I choose console gaming for this reason. I can get the same graphics, same games on a much cheaper, easy to use machine . . . . & this machine was desgined for gaming.

With PC you have to have the knowledge &ability to build, maintain & operate these machines. Something i don't know how to do. I can post comments, browse the internet, besides that i'm clueless on how to operate a PC properly. Maybe i should have taken computer classes in school more seriously.Console gaming requires me to buy the game, console, pop in the disc & i'm good to go. Makes more sense for me.

I don't want to build my console, i want it already made. I don't want to buy the parts for a car & buildthe vehicle myself. I just want to buy the car.

Also when i think of gaming i think of nintendo, mario, etc, the console.

brucecambell

There is no way that a console will even come close to being able to run even Flight Simulator 2004 much less Flight Simulator X. This also includes iL2 Sturmovik, Lock On: Modern Air Combat, or DCS Black Shark or DCS A-10.

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#24 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12605 posts) -

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If I could get away with posting just a pic I would. Still, I will let the picture do the talking.

*pic*

BPoole96

That is a sleek looking case. I like it a lot

They got a new case that is all black made by the same company that made the Icon case I have.

Falcon Northwest Mach V Icon 2 Case

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#25 Posted by millerlight89 (18658 posts) -
I can get the same graphics, same games on a much cheaper,this machine was desgined for gaming.brucecambell
No you can't, no you can't, and my PC was designed for gaming...so har har har.
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#26 Posted by games5522 (2909 posts) -

I like both. People who genuinely like games do not bicker about which box is better. That being said I try to get the versions of games that most reflect the developer's vision when they make it. Sometimes that means I'll buy PC version which has higher details (closer to the developer's original development assets, not compressed or shrunk to work on something else). Sometimes it means I'll buy a console version of a game if the gameplay videos seem to indicate that it would be more suited to it. Then there are the times you get horrible ports to the PC, as was the case with resident evil 4.