PC vs CONSOLE gaming

By DonNagual ยท 193 replies
Sep 21, 2005
  1. whtddusy516

    whtddusy516 TS Enthusiast Posts: 113

    Well, with all that said im going to say im neutral...

    For me, I like the customization (sp??) aspect of the games. I had played the Elder Scrolls 3 for a long time and i had loved it on the PC. When i went over to my friends house and played it on his Xbox, it just wasnt the same. Sure it ran a whole lot smoother on his Xbox than on my computer, but not having the keyboard and such in front of me while playing it kind of made the game on Xbox feel like the condensed version. But that's just me...im not sure which category i fit under (average or...above? lol)

    Based on the average teen (coming from a 15 year old) were mainly impressed by graphics...and half of them could care less about computer parts. Most of my friends have never even SEEN an NES, so that don't know the importance of gameplay and such...for me i grew up with an NES and an old Mac (os 8 i believe).

    And we can't blame corporate business's...i mean theyre not the ones buying the product are they? They know that the gamers or parents of them will buy these for themselves or theyre kids. I would have gone out and sat in the cold for an Xbox 360, except I was skeptical of it. To say they all were defective would be far from it, but i wouldnt want to have been one of the unlucky people to get one of those. I barely spent $100 for my ps2 lol.

    So i guess what im getting at is, what does the average gamer want, graphics or gameplay? This applies to PC gamers to (especially when it comes to some of those newer titles *cough*oblivion*cough*)
  2. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 252

    Still this arguement has no purpose. We're argueing about price mostly.

    Console - Cheap
    PC - Expensive

    We've established that, but the point is Consoles game, PCs can do everything which is why they are more expensive. Consoles may run games smoother sure, but its because they aren't required to be able to do as much as a PC.

    Its like argueing that www.newgrounds.com is better than the WWW because it is funnier. Newgrounds is just one piece of the WWW, just like a Console is just one piece of a PC.

    So yes, if you want to game and only game get a console.

    Now if you want to be able to access endless amounts of information via your internet browser ,do the thousands of things a PC can do, and be able to make changes/create parts of your game but not run the game quite as well as on a console, get a PC.

    Hell, i guess we could argue about how those little Calendar/Task Scheduler things are better than a PC because they are portable and work better than the task schedulers on a computer.

    Next, we could argue about how IPods are better than a PC because they are portable and organize music better than a computer.

    My point is, all of these are branches of a PC. IPods, Electronic Calendars, Consoles, DVD Players, CD Players, TVs, ect.

    A computer can do all of what those can do, maybe not as smoothly but it can do it.

    So when you buy a Console, you are pretty much taking a PC, removing everything from the OS except what it needs to run a game, putting it in a different more attractive case and then naming it a PS3 or Xbox360.
  3. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 252

    This is really a stupid thing to say. We're talking about PCs and Consoles not cars my friend. BUT if i was to take a Dodge Aries and fully upgrade it to the top of the line big block engine of today along with everything else you can think of to put on a car. It would be superior.

    But i guess that would be like taking a old computer tower and filling it with Alienware system specs.
  4. crazdude

    crazdude TS Rookie Posts: 183

    consoles are for games, pcs are for multimedia, lol, you cant compare em, and besides pcs have graphics, so what? since when has gaming been about graphics, lets see, oh yeah lets compare ghost recon againt soccom 2 or 3. the GR series have like wayyy better graphics when the soccom ones look like freaking crap, but hey, soccom games are wayy more gun and will the livin crap of any GR game out there, thats just to say graphics are not everything that makes a game good, only shallow people judge games to be better on that. and lol yes ps3 will own xbox 360, graphic smart that is, gameplay, again thats what reamain to be seen, altho hoesntly both and sony and nintendo have been better at developing games than microsoft, like they have that special skill in Japan for making awesome games :) . also its like the the ps2 and xbox, ps2 came out a year before gcube and xbox, so it had bad graphics compared to those 2, now its xbox 360 turn to seem outdated againt nintendo wii and ps3, it will be a year outdated in performance, but that doesnt mean that it is a bad console
  5. whtddusy516

    whtddusy516 TS Enthusiast Posts: 113

    Well, as i said THATS THE PROBLEM lol most kids will look at a game and say hey those graphics suck, or hey those graphics look really good....and theyll base there opinion on that

    and i havnt bother to read all of this thread, but has it been arguing for 9 pages? lol ive seen some of this stuff on myspace but on there it was a bunch of retards saying.."hey your gay" over and over again..this is so much more...interesting lol
  6. whtddusy516

    whtddusy516 TS Enthusiast Posts: 113

    pshhh Wii wont need graphics to own all of them

    NINTENDO OWNSSSSS :grinthumb:
  7. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 252

    Yea most kids do judge games by the graphics but i think most of us here do that. Most of the games i play i play with graphics high for a while then once i'm done with the "oooing and awwwing" of all the pretty stuff i turn them to low since my machine isn't the best in the world.

    Hell i still play Starcraft which has some old old graphics along with Counter Strike 1.6(not source). It kind of seems that most of the game companys today are in a competition to see who can put the most dynamic lighting effects and shadowing into games with it still being playable with the hardware. Hell alot of games now have the characters blink. Who cares if your character blinks? It must be so they can call it "more realistic" than the next best game.
  8. whtddusy516

    whtddusy516 TS Enthusiast Posts: 113

    I could care less if they blink, that just means i need a better gpu grrrrrr

    my top favs are zelda 64, cc renegade, and ES3:Morrowind

    i dont get why ppl didnt like command and conquer renegade..me and my friend LOVED that game
  9. Childofbodom23

    Childofbodom23 TS Rookie

    sorry pc gamers

    as much as I want to say pc is better for gaming. after this last 2 years of dreaming about a gaming pc but never even coming close to the money needed... lol forget that, listen...

    ~Consoles~ Pros -

    1. Have amazing set graphics that no matter what always look cleaner and more vibrant than you could get on a pc.

    2. have a better online community. (such as xbox live where every game and friend on your list is all linked over one huge network) which allows gamerscore and etc.

    3. You dont have to pay 1,000 DOLLARS JUST TO RUN ONE LOUSY GAME AT FULL SETTINGS!!! however on 360 and PS3 there is no settings, its always top notch and full power. sorry, bad expiriences with pc games and my crappy computer.

    4. Theres no lagging or slow gameplay on consoles like there is on pc, unless there's something wrong with your system.

    5. There are other mulitplayer options besides playing over the internet... (split screen, etc..)

    6. Everyones console comes with a headset (unless they buy the cheaper console version that doesn't come with one =P) and very few people dont use it so it's more social and easier to communicate with friends and chat than on pc.

    7. The 360 (and im pretty sure ps3 now too) has a list of demos for almost every game coming out for the console so you can try them before you buy them, which isn't the case with most pc games.

    8. Theres just nothin like layin back in a recliner with your headset on pwnin nubs in Gears of War :D

    Now for Cons -

    1. The only really con that anyone could even argue is that it's harder to mod on consoles than pc games. But there are many out there who do so on games like halo 2 which really leaves the consoles with no cons..

    So if anyone actually took the time to read this whole post, you might as well stop arguing now, because with a pc, you'll be spending thousands of dollars just to get close to what you get with a console and more money on upgrades after that too. So there you have it, the pc has been defeated...
  10. magiclight

    magiclight TS Enthusiast Posts: 66

    pc games tend to be a fair bit cheaper, but you do have to update pc..
  11. kiss

    kiss TS Rookie Posts: 22

    You gotta be joking right.
    PC games that are ported to PC or have a duel release always have a much lower resolution, and are always missing certain things.
    Good example is Max Payne 2 on PC, X-Box, and PS2.
    You look at it on PS2 & X-Box and it looks horrbile.
    On PC it looks great. You just need the hardware.
    There is no way to say which is better PC or Console. PC has not been defeated by far.
    It just comes down to circumstance. How much you can afford & what you prefer.
    I used to be a big big big console gamer. But now I am a PC gamer. I find them a billion times better in every way.

    (ps on your no lag issue... that = BS... I get lag playing SP games on console a fair bit, they can't process enough things, and online it's even worse.)
  12. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    PC Gaming will always own console gaming.
  13. LXIX

    LXIX TS Rookie Posts: 108

    PC gaming is better but in its own ways.

    1. You don't have to pay for Xbox Live
    2. LAN party
    3. Your PC can be customized to your likings
    4. Games are way cheaper
    5. PC can do way more things then a console...
  14. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Posts: 388

    Every great consoles always breed from an higher power PC aka high end PC: )

    I'm a gamer, start playing video game from a video game Arcade at a baseball card shop to my first nes, turbo graphic 16, snes, playstation and playstation 2. I also get to try out more console at a friend house like the N64 with rumble packs, playing split screen with friends against each other with games like NFL Blitz, Golden Eyes 007 and Mortal Combat Trilogy. Since that friend I hang with was rich.. he had a Dell :p
    I get to try the PC and i like it.... we played Worms, surfing the net (adult stuff lol and watching the movie at the same time. I really like the PC from there. Later in school, bunch of computer lab rats (PC admin) sneak couple of FPS game and played it lol. The first online shooter which i fall in luv.. was Team Fortress Classic, it was my favorite Valve shooter before Counter-Strike beta become famous.

    To make it short, i was a console gamer, now a PC gamers. I like PC more due to couple of reasons:
    1. Multi players and not killing AI with yourself in a single game like so many happen to be in consoles.
    2. able to surf the web, watch movies, created movies, show off my movie on the net, play my favorite high end games while burning all my backup data into a DVD/Blu Ray.
    3. Able to obtains stuffs in the PC that no console can do (i rather no go into that, lol)
    4. Able to do all those thing for just under $900 for almost 2 years now. (with the right PC parts investment)

    The only cons for what I see in a PC is that:
    1. dust build up and heat
    2. the little battery kick the bucket
    3. PC won't detect my $500 video card (this one i p3ar the most)
    4. upgrading to run only vista games (this one won't happen till 5-8 years from now i assumed?) Read my profile to predict my next upgrade if you're a PC Pro :-D
    5. When it come to graphic, no console can beat a right investment gamer PC thats under $900 that last you for 2-3 years depending how hardcore of a gamers you're. :)
  15. SultanGris

    SultanGris TS Booster Posts: 158


    the only way you could possibly think console gaming is better than pc is if your only talking about price. Pc's rule in the graphics department, load times, and every other area. Of course PC's cost more, cause they are better, just like a Ferrari costs more than a Chevy cavalier, you get what you pay for.
  16. kiss

    kiss TS Rookie Posts: 22

    You hit the nail right on the head.
    If you know how to use a PC well, and understand them - they don't cause any problems you can't fix.

    PC games look & play better. You can customise them to such a great extent.
    Unlike console games - if a game lags, or looks bad - there is something you can do about it.
    You don't have to put up with the crap.

    PC p00ns 4lL j00 c0n5ol n00bs

    kiss out
  17. SultanGris

    SultanGris TS Booster Posts: 158

    not to mention the fact that all a console really is, is a cheap unupgradable version of a pc, with your crappy tv as a monitor.
  18. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Do keep it cool in here guys, otherwise Howard or one of the other mods will close the thread. It's not necessary to show how uber-1337 you are as a PC owner. ;)
  19. kiss

    kiss TS Rookie Posts: 22

    True true

    In the end, PC wins by far.
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