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Posted 10 December 2012 - 18:25
Posted 10 December 2012 - 18:39
Posted 10 December 2012 - 18:45
I have been asking myself this very same question. If rumours are true, this time next year we will be persuaded by Microsoft and Sony to buy their next generation consoles. Let's be honest, the advantage that consoles have always had over PC';s is ease of use, especially with gaming. But you are right, as consoles become more than just games-machines, there comes a point when that convenience becomes deminished against the versitility of PC's. Consoles do a lot more than just play games, but what if all those other "features" can be done just as easily, or better, on a PC? Will I sacrifice the convenience of putting a disk in and pressing "x", for a more rounded and fully-featured experience on a PC? Time will tell, but as a of right now, if had I to make a choice, I would seriously consider a PC over a console; the first time I have ever thought that.
Do I really want to fork out £300-£400 for a console that does what a PC can do (limited of course), when I can get a PC for the same money (maybe add a bit extra for a graphics card), and do a lot more on it. With games being cheaper than consoles as well. Why buy a console when you can get a PC that can do the same thing and do a hell of a lot more.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 22:25
I am a lot more comfortable in front of a 42" TV screen than a small 22" computer screen.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 23:40
Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:33
I think 2013 may be the year consoles and PC's really start to merge functionality.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 05:36
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:15
For me, I will continue to be a console gamer. Don't get me wrong, I occasionally buy games for the computer. But most of the time I buy games for my PS3. My main reason for buying for the console is that I don't need to think about anything. I like the look of a game, I buy it. There is no need for me to think, "will my console be able to run this?" because the answer is always "yes." I also don't have to start every game by trying to find the best setting that will give me decent graphics without affecting the gameplay. I buy the game, put the disc in to my PS3 and I start gaming.
<Why buy a console?>
Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:23
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Posted 11 December 2012 - 13:16
Posted 11 December 2012 - 13:46
I wondered for quite a while why console makers have always shied away from including decent Mouse + Keyboard compatibility... but if you could just grab your office keyboard and mouse, plug it into your Console and start playing, how many people wouldn't bother buying controllers? I know for a fact I wouldn't use a controller for many games if I could use a M&KB.
Posted 11 December 2012 - 14:30
I remember a long time ago. My first console was an Atari. It had a twist type controller with large plastic cartridges for games. Then I had a Sega master system to megadrive. Then my first computer an Amstrad CPC464. Then the Playstation, sold that and bought the first Xbox. I could go on. I now have a PC I use for everyday use, including gaming to editing my photo's to streaming films. Years ago, a games console was just that. A games console. They were fun and enjoyable. How many people remember the sporting type games where you had to waggle the joystick left and right at about 200 mph to get your little man to run up the track. Then have a nice big blister in the palm of your hand. Today it seems, that game consoles are more than just gaming. You can browse the web, buy films and music "and" play games. I feel that these gaming console's are getting more and more like PC's in terms of what they now do. I think it will get to the stage where people will stop and think. Do I really want to fork out £300-£400 for a console that does what a PC can do (limited of course), when I can get a PC for the same money (maybe add a bit extra for a graphics card), and do a lot more on it. With games being cheaper than consoles as well. Why buy a console when you can get a PC that can do the same thing and do a hell of a lot more. Because of this, I think consoles will die out, or they will change the name from gaming consoles to entertainment center's. I thought I would start this thread to see what everyone else thinks, I thought this would be a nice topic for everyone to discuss.
Consoles are boring anyways, it's all about PC and mobile gaming now.