trag3dy, on 11 December 2010 - 10:30, said:
While it's true it doesn't change the fact that some games still have huge modding communities like the Fallout series and Elder Scrolls series. And it's just the simple fact that we can get mods for a lot of the games that don't on the consoles. Console gamers don't know what they are missing as far as that is concerned.
And here's another one.. Blizzard makes games for the PC only. At least so far.
Vice, on 11 December 2010 - 10:34, said:
I prefer PC Gaming because I'm willing to spend the money for quality. No mater how much money I am willing to give Microsoft or Sony for a 360 or a PS3 I will never get a better graphical experience than what they offer at their lowest price point.
I can game in 3D on _every_ title. Not just ones that Sony/Microsoft developers support.
I can game across 3-6+ Displays at once with 3D
I can game at 2560x1600 not 1080p or in most cases 720p
I can game while doing something else on another monitor
I get a much larger amount of Indie games (Minecraft!)
I get to play MMORPG's
I get a huge back catalog of all those great PC Games from the past 2 decades
I get cheaper games! - Amazon usually lists games for £17-£25 while PS3/360 versions always £39.99-£44.99
And I know that some will make the argument that PC Gaming is very expensive, but so? I want quality and I'm willing to pay for it. At-least I have that option, I can start off with a cheap cheap £40 graphics card or get a super expensive £400 one. I have options and on a console you just don't. And besides.. everyone has a PC. Everyone here has one, everyone commenting in the Console threads have one. If you already have a PC it is cheaper to drop a new graphics card in that than buying a whole new console and that is just a fact.
It's true that the majority of people have a computer in one way or another. Whether that computer is capable of playing games isn't a question at all. The real question is, "Which games can it play?" Anything from playing Solitaire or Minesweeper to Crysis is considering PC gaming.
You raise some good points, Vice. PC gamers have so many options. I'd go as far to say that only PC gaming can offer true customization. You can change the files of your favourite game, input console commands to give you infinite health, ammo, etc. You can mod your case with fancy cathode lights or water-cooling. The possibilities are almost limitless.
I must admit though, true enjoyment of PC gaming requires a bit of money and technical know-how. It isn't for everyone. One thing console gaming has over PC gaming is simplicity. Everything from finding someone to play with to setting up a network is simple with console gaming. It removes the complexities of having to install a game, find the right patch to download, and getting the game up and running. Of course, that varies from game-to-game on the PC but the general "complexity" is still there. I think that's what turns away most people from PC gaming.