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WHO CARES what you game on just enjoy gaming.. keep it alive. PC CONSOLE anything. A game is a game. Enjoy it.
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Originally Posted by ProjectEF View Post

Not keeping up with the enemy's movements I see. It seems the majority of PC gamers are blind to the fact that Consoles have evolved beyond just a means to play a game. Many people (adults), such as myself, use them as living room media hubs (with some medium gaming). I don't get why us PC gamers are so thick headed in understanding the appeal of a console over a PC.
Owning a console can be likened to my having a weekend/track car (PC) and my daily driver/grocery getter (console), and them both doing their jobs equally well for their intended purpose. It does not matter that my track car can also be driven to work or to the store (apps for watching movies/listening to music, etc.) because it won't be as easy an experience as just hopping in the beater. My friends will also appreciate being able to join me in having their own seats when we hang out (beer night,etc).

So well put! +rep
 
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Is PC more expensive? Well that depends on the person.
My rig (including desk, chair, everything) cost me $1,500 from scratch over a year ago.
If I was to go console it would be $200 for the 360, XBL $60. To be fair I'd have to factor in a TV, perhaps a stand, sound system, and maybe even a couch.
A couch and TV would easily cost a couple thousand for just mid-end.

The argument can easily go in either direction depending on a person's desires.
PC can easily be cheaper if you barely upgrade and pirate everything, or it could cost you 5k every year for E-peen.
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I think one thing that should be considered is that many households own computers already...so the cost of having a standard desktop pc and upgrading to a gaming computer is what...100-300 dollars (assuming the desktop was bought for no more than 300-500 dollars)?


Also I find it funny that comments in IGN are accusing PC gaming of being elitist....

Anytime a product has an enthusiast market it's considered elitist...i guess?
Edited by mylilpony - 12/13/11 at 10:36am
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people balk at PC cost because it has a higher cost of entry.

people I know suck at saving money so anything that can't be bought with 1 paycheck is out of their buying power. (so a $250 console is expensive but a $700 PC is not affordable)

people want it when its new - there really is no need to spend $50-60 on every game you want right when it comes out, wait! on the PC digital download services have great deals constantly.

hype - people will buy due to game hype, not necessarily gameplay. Break free of this and you can & will find lesser known indie titles that offer great value, and won't come close to killing your account.

since the article factors in the cost of a TV why stop there? you'll need a couch, tv stand of some sort. Just as a PC will need a table/desk + chair
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That article is very crap tbh. When he claims that people buy expensive cases are stupid.

Also the fact that hes using a Single Stick of DDR3 which is a waste of money & performance.

You can get 8Gig of ram for a lot cheaper and run it in dual channel mode. so he himself is stupid. But apart from that yeah...
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Hrm I guess I'm alone here in saying that I have literally never been concerned with how much money was involved in playing on a console or a PC.

Meaning, in the years I had the consoles (up to PS2) it never struck my mind how much money I was spending because I enjoyed doing it. Same with the PC. I've never been concerned with how much something costed to get out of it, other than trying to get the cheapest deal I could for a particular part/game/accessory that I wanted for the PC.

tl;dr / I don't care how much either costs, the cost doesn't concern me.
    
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inbe4 console owners start buying 1x8gb of ram
    
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of course PC gaming is more expensive... you pay for the quality!
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These costs analyses are always too circumstantial; costs vary far too much between each person. Regardless of variable costs, I think what is inarguable is that fact the PC gaming requires much more of an initial investment, which is what people who are most concerned about price are most worried about, so it's pretty much irrelevant, if even true, to say, "But dude! PC gaming is actually cheaper!" Sure, they could save up for a long while and get a nice PC, or they could go out right away and get a console. Which do you think the casual gamer is going to do? The latter, understandably so.
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