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The debate between gaming on consoles and on PC has been happening over years. Some people said the PC wasn't made for gaming but consoles did, and others may have said PC games have better graphics. Some people state playing on a console, while relaxing on a sofa is more comfortable than playing on a PC while being sit down on a chair and some others may say that PC games have doors opened for the modding community. But the question is, which platform is better for a "true" gamer?

Well let's first define what a true gamer is. A true gamer won't qualify a game just for it's graphics. In fact, graphics is what a true gamer will judge at last. A TG will PLAY the game, not see how awesome the textures are, or how blurry they are. A TG will judge the story of the game, the gameplay of it, how varied and innovative it is and lastly how gorgeous it looks. But this last aspect will be defined by "unacceptable" "acceptable" "total awesome". Nowadays graphics are acceptable so for a true gamer the unacceptable word isn't on his dictionary. So in terms of grphics, a PC and a console it's going to be the same for a TG.

Games. A true gamer will like to be able to play the majority of the best rated games. And also he would like to play a wide variety of games, not only strategy or rpg games. A TG is not limited to multiplayer experiences. If we consider all this, a console (from this generation) has more varied games than a PC (on this generation). If we consider the amount of games the PC has from it's existence, we have to consider all the consoles that appeared since that existence with all the games available for them too. And if we do the maths, the console will always win, since consoles appeared before PCs. And yeha, a TG will own the most important consoles.

Money: As a TG will need to buy a lot of games, he will have to spend the less money possible on the device that's going to run the games. Consoles are cheaper by far than a gaming PC. So a TG will always prefer a console over a PC for it's price.

That's it. In terms of MP, for me playing online on PC and playing online on a console is the exact same experience. Maybe on xbox live you get more options, but overall it's the same.

So what do you think?
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I think we've all beat this topic to death endlessly to the point where we wonder if we're trapped in some kind of internet hell whenever it comes up.
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^lol
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Games. A true gamer will like to be able to play the majority of the best rated games. And also he would like to play a wide variety of games, not only strategy or rpg games. A TG is not limited to multiplayer experiences. If we consider all this, a console (from this generation) has more varied games than a PC (on this generation). If we consider the amount of games the PC has from it's existence, we have to consider all the consoles that appeared since that existence with all the games available for them too. And if we do the maths, the console will always win, since consoles appeared before PCs. And yeha, a TG will own the most important consoles.

I disagree. If it has been on a console, at some point in some form it will end up on PC.
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Money: As a TG will need to buy a lot of games, he will have to spend the less money possible on the device that's going to run the games. Consoles are cheaper by far than a gaming PC. So a TG will always prefer a console over a PC for it's price.
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Over time, a PC will cost less. Again, I disagree.
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If you're seriously claiming that with consoles you can get more varied gaming experiences then I really have nothing to say...

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As a piece of technology that is basically open for all developers, is open to modding, can handle pretty much infinite amount of controlling methods, and can also emulate consoles older than this gen I see no reason to say that consoles give a wider range of experiences than a PC.

Also claiming that there are more console games than PC games is ludicrous seeing all the flash games, the indie scene and emulators around.
 
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I think your missing a lot, most PC gamers play indie games which are much more apparent on PC than consoles. Alot of PC gamers started gaming in the times of quake and UT and many will still play them with no problem. I know that the CSS and TF2 fan bases are massive and those games are years old.

Edit - also you said consoles are move varied, I'm not even going to comment on this from the sheer stupidity of it.

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Money: As a TG will need to buy a lot of games, he will have to spend the less money possible on the device that's going to run the games. Consoles are cheaper by far than a gaming PC. So a TG will always prefer a console over a PC for it's price.

No, you see, a true TG will want the most expensive equipment money can buy and all the games he can get his hands on. If it isn't 3 monitors on a $3000 computer, you're only a partial TG - a true TG is a master of his equipment and money. Therefore, money is absolutely no obstacle for a true TG.
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- Since when do graphics not matter? 0.0
- Theres far more games on pc than any console.
    
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I think we've all beat this topic to death endlessly to the point where we wonder if we're trapped in some kind of internet hell whenever it comes up.

Yes. When this topic comes up, every other day, I just sigh. A lot of stuff isnt even debatable. Like graphics are better on a PC. But what hurts consoles right now would be the big tv and sitting on the couch. Video cards have HDMI connections and LCD tvs do too. Also now that TV tech can do 1080P as the norm, hooking your PC up to your tv is worth the while now. Also the XBOX 360 control works with pretty much all games that you would want to use it on. So I can still relax on the couch and play PC games as well if I feel the desire.

Also its hard to beat free online play. I have a 360 too, but would never pay for xbox live.
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Also claiming that there are more console games than PC games is ludicrous seeing all the flash games, the indie scene and emulators around.

I'm referring to true gamers, not casual gamers...
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So what do you think?

I don't subscribe to the idea that there is even a "true" gamer.
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