A little late response so here goes nothing.
Stalvern wrote:Why do you care about this consoles-versus-PC p***ing contest in the first place? There are different situations where each option has its own strengths and weaknesses. Numbers like how many exclusives scored higher than 75 only matter to people who are more interested in arguing about games than in playing them (apart from the Bone's poor little 1 for Forza Motorsport 7, a serious red flag for any prospective buyer). Do PCs have more exclusives than consoles? Of course they do; the barrier to entry for developers is much, much lower. And PCs run multi-platform games better than consoles do nine times out of ten, as long as you can afford the hardware for it. But so what? Few people who aren't dedicated collectors are going to buy every high-scoring exclusive for their console each year (unless it's Forza Motorsport 7, I guess), let alone all of the high-scoring exclusives across the system's lifespan, so it's a meaningless number for practical purposes. Being able to bump a graphics slider a notch or three past what a console can handle is cool, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to all of the other trade-offs and considerations involved in deciding which platform to invest in. Trying to make this choice into a right-and-wrong/us-and-them scenario is juvenile at best and probably harmful at worst. If you aren't in the market for a new console or computer yourself, this should not matter to you.
The thing is I am not a PC gamer fan at all, and I have been bullied by the PC Master Race community, I swear they act like Tea Party/Infowars community as they treat console gaming like communism and want people to hate consoles even those that are not PC Gaming fans like me. Also I have bad past PC experiences as my PC where junk for gaming back then with virus/malware and other frustrating tech issues which is why I stick with consoles/handhelds.
Voor wrote:I personally don’t care about the PC versus console debate. Debates to me are more often than not, a chest thumping event of people trying to outsmart each other while neither side not being open to changing their opinions. Thus, they almost always feel like a waste of time.
But on this subject, I have a simple view that I seriously doubt most people would agree with. Because I work on a computer for 7-8 hours a day, PCs are related with work, whereas consoles are for play. Back when I had a more labor intensive job, I had no issue coming home and gaming on a PC (though I never got into the rat race of having the latest/greatest Hardware—or could afford it).
Nowadays, I don’t even have a home computer. Just use my phone for things.
I do agree that Xbox and PS are basically PCs at the his point, which may be why I’ve never been tempted to purchase one. Nintendo has always focused on fun, and the others more on technology, which some consumers appreciate and some scoff at.
I seriously need to upgrade my Wii—been debating for months between 3DS, Switch, or wait for the mini-Switch, and still don’t know. Lol
To me consoles/handhelds are better for me as that my preferred way to play games, as PC are more for work.
Voor wrote:Meant to add that it is a great thread topic. Good job!!
Thanks after the controversial "Nintendo exposes Sony with this game." thread it a nice change.
David wrote:I've gotten rid of my Xbox, but I can't get rid of the PS4. As Banjo said, there are way too many games I'd like to play on it. A lot of it is ecosystem as well. I've invested a lot more into Playstation and PC than I have Xbox, and while I don't game online much, when I do it's on PC or PS4 because that's what my friends have. Also, the only time I've ever seen "PC master race" is in comments written by losers on the internet. I don't know anyone in real life who actually gives a crap about it, so I wouldn't worry about it.
That PC Master Race community is toxic and is the reason why I stay away from PC gaming.
LOL yeah those that say PC's are cheap are talking out of their....
That said PC's are cheaper than a great many things. Cheaper than an iMac of comparable Specs for instance. Can be cheaper than than some high end Phones. One thing it is not cheaper than are consoles. People who spread this are spreading an impractical concept. Go to Best Buy and see if you can purchase a gaming PC that runs a game as well as, say, an Xbox One X and see if you can match the $400. Building a PC is not that much cheaper than buying one already built. In fact building your own can oftentimes be more expensive....
Yes if you buy used parts and get deals on Craiglist or eBay for old outdated stuff you can build a pretty good PC. One can buy refurbs for cheap or 5 year old parts for cheap. Does not become a valid argument in the PC Vs Console pricing. I saw a PS4 in a thrift store for $70, does not make the PS4 a $70 console... it makes it an underpriced or broken console....
Thing about hobbies is people like to have them. If you have a PC building hobby obviously you will want to promote it.... Conversely if you are not into the PC building, you have no reason to give a s##t about it.
I agree, I am not a PC builder and don't know how to do it, it just I was bullied by the PC Master Race community and want me to bash consoles which is terrible. Also that community is like a cult.