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PC VS Console

Discussion in 'PlayStation, Xbox, Mobile, PC Gaming' started by PalD2, May 18, 2017.

  1. PalD2

    PalD2 Your friendly neighborhood Pal Towns Folk

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    Before I begin, I must state that this is UNBIASED. I honestly don't care what you play games on. If you're playing games then that's better than not playing games.

    Also, this won't include the Switch because there aren't that many games for it yet.

    You may be asking yourself: "Hm, I want to play games, but I don't know what platform I should buy." Don't worry, it's quite a common question. However, it can be quite confusing because you'll find many different answers like, "you should buy a(n) xbone/ps4/PC." However, there is no set correct answer to this problem, so I came up with a list of benefits for each to help you decide which is best for you.

    Disclaimer: If you decide to go the route of PC, I would recommend building it yourself. The task may seem daunting at first, but with about a month of researching "how to build a PC" and "PC Build for (month that you're in of the year that you're in)".

    Benefits of PC:
    • Multi-purpose. You can use a PC for more than just playing games.
    • No monthly/yearly subscription. You don't have to pay $60 a year to use online features.
    • Customization. You can make your PC look however you want.
    • Cheaper games. Generally, you can buy games for much less for PC. Additionally, sales (especially on Steam) are quite common.
    • In-game Mods. Since you have a PC, you can install fan-made creations posted online. Some of them are quite beneficial for some games.
    • More options for control. You can use kb/m, controller, racing wheel, flight sticks, ect.
    • Options for multiple monitors. You can usually use many monitors with a PC in comparison to the Xbone/PS4's single screen support.
    • The building experience. I find it quite fun to create what I play on using my bare hands.
    • Upgradable. If a new game comes out that you like, but your system can't handle it, then you can always just buy a single new part, rather then buying a console and eventually having to buy a completely new console.
    • Indie games. There are lots of indie games for PC because it's the easiest to develop for.
    • TF2. It's free and it has provided me with hundreds of hours of entertainment.
    Benefits of Console:
    • Cheaper starting cost. Generally, (not always), it costs less to buy a console then to buy a PC.
    • Console exclusives. Games like Forza, The Last of Us, Destiny, Ect.
    • PS4 early release games. Often companies make deals with Sony so that games can only be released on PS4 until a certain date.
    • Quick setup. Plug it in, and you're done.
    With all of these reasons to get certain platforms, there are still many more for each. Just remember that if you have friends who play on a specific platform. In order to play with them, you'll need the same platform, (aside from Rocket League).
    Last edited: May 23, 2017
  2. DarkSpyro

    DarkSpyro The Hero in Green Towns Folk

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    Well as for me. I like them all. Because eatch one has it's own game that I like to play, but if all had same games. Then I would go with a pc, but builing one sounds kinda hard to do.
  3. Pandaxclone2

    Pandaxclone2 Pokemon Sprite Artist Hobbyist Towns Folk

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    No hand-held love? :(

    Anyway, I'm primarily a console gamer. I PC game mainly when the game in question is PC only; had it been on console or was released at a later date, I'd probably buy it if I like the game enough.
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  4. coolflare

    coolflare The flame of wonder and coolness Towns Folk

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    I find it easier to play console games but I do play on PC (If the game isn't bugy *cough* Batman Arkham Knight PC port*cough*)
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  5. PalD2

    PalD2 Your friendly neighborhood Pal Towns Folk

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    It's not that hard, trust me ;). I've built many before and the comparison to legos is true.
  6. Farhaan Raja

    Farhaan Raja The Hero in Green Towns Folk

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    PC is better.
    You don't have to play for the privelidge of playing with other people.
    You can choose how powerfull it is (meaning you can potentially play at 8k 90fps or 720p 30fps) depending on your hardware)
    You can play with a keyboard or a controlletr
    Emulators
    Some games are EPIC (I would build a gaming PC just to play Terraria and Stardew Valley)
    Better support for indie developers.

    Consoles may have capped features (being forced to play at 30fps even though your console of choice is capable of 4k 60fps just because the other console can't do it)
    Paying for online
    If a part of your console breaks, you will pretty much have to buy a new console, whereas with PC you can just replace the parts.