Why do PC gamers and console gamers hate each other?

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#1 deactivated-5c6f5bd6cc396
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Im more of a console gamer myself simply because I can't afford a good computer. But I go online all the time to like social media site and all, and I see a whole bunch of posts about hate between systems. I'm not trying to point fingers, but it's usually PC gamers calling console gamers "peasants." they say stuff like "Filthy console peasants have terrible shitty games and PC has 300000x better graphics," when they have basically the same games anyway. They only get better graphics because they pay more money for a more powerful machine. Why do they always argue all the time

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#3 with_teeth26  Online
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because people want to justify their choice in purchase by making others feel bad about theirs. Since PC gamers spend more on their gaming system than console people maybe they have a stronger need to do this. A lot of people also do it to incite strong reactions, a behaviour known as "trolling" on the interwebs.

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#4 Ballroompirate
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with_teeth pretty much said it perfectly

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#5  Edited By wis3boi
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99% don't, you're looking at keyboard warriors who want to act like a moron (especially this forum's console fanboys), or people who have heavy criticism of systems but not the players.

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#6  Edited By Gue1
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pc gamers think that pc gaming is better than sex and that is not true. It's not even better than consoles and probably never will, which is why Valve are making a console with Steam.

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#8  Edited By lostrib
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@jimmy_russell said:

Console gamers are friendly. PC gamers are douchebags. In a nutshell.

...not based on the ones in system wars

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@lostrib said:

@jimmy_russell said:

Console gamers are friendly. PC gamers are douchebags. In a nutshell.

...not based on the ones in system wars

or xbox live....or psn...or the ones that call my IT department at work

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#11  Edited By lostrib
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@wis3boi said:

@lostrib said:

@jimmy_russell said:

Console gamers are friendly. PC gamers are douchebags. In a nutshell.

...not based on the ones in system wars

or xbox live....or psn...or the ones that call my IT department at work

I'm just surprised how many people on XBL and PSN have a MILF fetish

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@Gue1 said:

It's not even better than consoles and probably never will, which is why Valve are making a console with Steam.

who said steambox is console? its prebuild PC. can run any PC game

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@with_teeth26 said:

because people want to justify their choice in purchase by making others feel bad about theirs. Since PC gamers spend more on their gaming system than console people maybe they have a stronger need to do this. A lot of people also do it to incite strong reactions, a behaviour known as "trolling" on the interwebs.

Yup. Pretty much.

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#14  Edited By uninspiredcup
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Console gaming has damaged pc gaming. PC gamers adopt "superior man" attitude to help overcompensate shameful reality.

In the old days, when pc gaming was good, I played many hardcore pc games. Halflife, fear, Soldier Of Fortune. Aliens VS Predator. Rainbow Six 6: Rogue Shield e.t.c....

Then the Halo came along and showed you could dumb everything down. Since then, easy money. Most single player titles created primarily with console in mind using the strategy of "make it dumb". Dragon Age 2 a more recent example.

Of course, consoles aren't primarily to blame. The rise of increased internet speed and the ease of "stealing" has justifiably made publishers ignore pc gamers unless it's a free2play, mmo or casual bejewell style title. These are viable on the pc. Blockbuster single player titles unless RTS are not.

Essentially, Consoles are inferior and easy LCD money. Much like the recently released Transformers movie. But, much of the pc gaming community are theifs who scratch head and get angry when the reality of the situation arises. Because sure, surely, surely, surely, surely, surely, surely, stealing games and not letting publishers make moneys, has no repercussions.

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#15  Edited By Heil68
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@lostrib said:

@jimmy_russell said:

Console gamers are friendly. PC gamers are douchebags. In a nutshell.

...not based on the ones in system wars

I beg to differ. Look at me for example, the friendliest of them all and I enjoy me a good console game!

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@Gue1 said:

pc gamers think that pc gaming is better than sex and that is not true. It's not even better than consoles and probably never will, which is why Valve are making a console with Steam.

Didn't i tell you you should stop posting already.

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#17 DEadliNE-Zero0
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@jimmy_russell said:

Console gamers are friendly.

So what about the huge amounts of playstation vs xbox fights in every forum on the net. Yeah, so friendly.

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#18 freedomfreak
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No idea. As a mobile gamer, it's fun to watch from the sides.

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#19  Edited By jhonMalcovich
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@jimmy_russell said:

Console gamers are friendly. PC gamers are douchebags. In a nutshell.

PC gamers are friendly. Console gamers are douchebags. In a nutshell : )

PS: ib4n lock

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#20 SYSTEM-REBOOT
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@uninspiredcup said:

In the old days, when pc gaming was good, I played many hardcore pc games. Halflife, fear, Soldier Of Fortune. Aliens VS Predator. Rainbow Six 6: Rogue Shield e.t.c....

luckily PC gaming is still as good as it was in old days (or even better)

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#21 lundy86_4  Online
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Anonymity and all that. I'm sure nobody cares enough to hate one another... Or so I would hope.

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#22  Edited By osan0
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system wars answer:

why do spiders hate flies? why do star wars fans and star trek fans hate each other? it is the natural order of things :P.

in all seriousness everyone hates everyone else here who doesnt prefer their system of choice. its system wars. its not just console fant vs PC fans. its PS fans against nintendo fans, xbox fans against PC fans and so on.

the amount of grief the wiiu gets from other console gamers is just as bad as the amount of grief console gamers get from PC gamers. the amount of times PS fans take pot shots at the X1 for being less powerful is massive (and the retort at the moment is that PS4 has no games).

hell xbox and PS4 fans keep digging at the wiius lack fo horsepower yet when PC gamers turn it against them they take major offence. its one of SWs greatest hypocrisies.

then there are handheld gamers who are not considered legitimate gamers in the slightest by some (even PS fans turn on PS vita fans)

so it most certainly is not a console vs PC thing. everyone hates everyone else....this is SW.

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@jimmy_russell said:

Console gamers are friendly. PC gamers are douchebags. In a nutshell.

Oh How friendly of you to call us douchbags.. So much friendliness.

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@harry_james_pot said:

@jimmy_russell said:

Console gamers are friendly. PC gamers are douchebags. In a nutshell.

Oh How friendly of you to call us douchbags.. So much friendliness.

earlier he implied I was unemployed. Feel the friendliness

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@jimmy_russell: @lordfuhnee:

Who's alts are these? There is now way these two (same person?) are for real.

Lock this trash already.

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@Gue1 said:

pc gamers think that pc gaming is better than sex and that is not true. It's not even better than consoles and probably never will, which is why Valve are making a console with Steam.

LOL Console peasants

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#28  Edited By ReadingRainbow4
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I just dislike certain ones, moreso based on their behavior than anything else. This goes for both sides and why I generally don't identify with being a hermit despite gaming primarily on pc.

Hating someone based solely on their choice of plastic gaming apparatus requires a special person.

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#30  Edited By clyde46
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@ReadingRainbow4 said:

I just dislike certain ones, moreso based on their behavior than anything else.

Hating someone on their choice of plastic gaming apparatus requires a special person.

Tell that to some users on here.

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@lostrib said:

@harry_james_pot said:

@jimmy_russell said:

Console gamers are friendly. PC gamers are douchebags. In a nutshell.

Oh How friendly of you to call us douchbags.. So much friendliness.

earlier he implied I was unemployed. Feel the friendliness

It's overwhelming.

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#32  Edited By GreySeal9
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On this forum cows need someone to do battle with since lemmings lost so thoroughly this gen, so they target hermits (and do a really shitty job of debating them).

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#33 PrincessGomez92
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I just want to be friends.

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#34  Edited By GreySeal9
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@jeager_titan said:

@Heil68 said:

@lostrib said:

@jimmy_russell said:

Console gamers are friendly. PC gamers are douchebags. In a nutshell.

...not based on the ones in system wars

I beg to differ. Look at me for example, the friendliest of them all and I enjoy me a good console game!

You are the worse.

He's a fanboy to a sickening degree, but he is pretty friendly lol.

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#35 with_teeth26  Online
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@ReadingRainbow4 said:

I just dislike certain ones, moreso based on their behavior than anything else. This goes for both sides and why I generally don't identify with being a hermit despite gaming primarily on pc.

Hating someone based solely on their choice of plastic gaming apparatus requires a special person.

this is also true. There are dbags on all sides and its easy to start hating a system when its represented by miserable narrow minded fanboys.

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@with_teeth26 said:

because people want to justify their choice in purchase by making others feel bad about theirs. Since PC gamers spend more on their gaming system than console people maybe they have a stronger need to do this. A lot of people also do it to incite strong reactions, a behaviour known as "trolling" on the interwebs.

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#37 Heil68
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@jeager_titan said:

@Heil68 said:

@lostrib said:

@jimmy_russell said:

Console gamers are friendly. PC gamers are douchebags. In a nutshell.

...not based on the ones in system wars

I beg to differ. Look at me for example, the friendliest of them all and I enjoy me a good console game!

You are the worse.

Not when I'm a practitioner of SONY's Live, Learn and Love.

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#38 sam890
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I don't hate console gamers, I just think most of them(in SW) are delusional fools. They think PC gaming is dead and we have a million petitions for the porting of console games which in reality is false. PC gaming revenue has now surpassed that of the consoles and the only petition for a console game is the one for GTAV.

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@lordfuhnee said:

Im more of a console gamer myself simply because I can't afford a good computer. But I go online all the time to like social media site and all, and I see a whole bunch of posts about hate between systems. I'm not trying to point fingers, but it's usually PC gamers calling console gamers "peasants." they say stuff like "Filthy console peasants have terrible shitty games and PC has 300000x better graphics," when they have basically the same games anyway. They only get better graphics because they pay more money for a more powerful machine. Why do they always argue all the time

First off, most of the "console peasant" stuff is just light-hearted jabs. Very few people actually take that shit seriously. Secondly, who gives a shit? This isn't some Sunni/Shia thing where people are killing each other.

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#40 LJS9502_basic  Online
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If true then some people need to get a life....

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#41  Edited By Roler42
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@jimmy_russell said:

Console gamers are friendly. PC gamers are douchebags. In a nutshell.

Console gamers are so friendly they will send deaththreats your way if you do something to displeaset hem :)

And who can forget the nice and friendly online console gamers :D

Warning: lower your volume so their kindness doesnt' deafen you

Man console gamers are so much nicer than PC gamers

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#42 donalbane
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People pick fights because that's what this place is all about. A better question would be, "Why do we gravitate to a forum where people argue and fight about trivial differences in plastic boxes?"

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#43 BldgIrsh
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Haha. The butthurt is strong in this thread.

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#44  Edited By CrownKingArthur
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no idea why people spend their energy on such a wasteful emotion as 'hate'.

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#45 faizan_faizan
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It's a natural thing....

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#46  Edited By jer_1
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I don't hate either, and I play on both regularly (PC more typically). I may dislike particular individuals on either side occasionally, but I can't say that I hate any of you on this forum whatsoever. Some of us are pretty ridiculous at times but I could play games with just about any of you...on PC. :D

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pc gamers feel the need to justify paying absurd amount of money to play games at a higher resolution so they shit up every thread on every gaming board with their pc specs

also pc gamers are beggers

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#48 R4gn4r0k
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I'm a PC gamer

I'm a console gamer

I love myself equally

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Most PC gamers also game on consoles. It's just the console-only gamers that get their panties in a twist over all the nice things PC gaming gets.

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I don't like pc beggars because, like all downtrodden, they bring unpleasantry to any community. They are dirty, mentally unstable, some are crime driven, they bring down property value. There's an endless list of reasons to not like the pc beggar.