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But it's not the same thing. On a PC you have to go install the game and then download the patches to upgrade it. On a console you have to introduce the game and you're good to go. The console will do everything for you.

not true 99% of current PC games update automatically, and if you were referring to only pop in the disk and away you go not always the case some devs force updates for consoles as well.

plus on consoles you get to enjoy 9 years olds screaming every curse word in the world at you because you killed them.
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This has been said a lot but both have their advantages and disadvantages.

If you just want to play a game and not worry about technical issues a console is fine. But you can't really do anything else other then play the game. You are limited to what you can do.

PC allows you to do much more and its more customizable. If you don't like something you can just go buy something else to replace it. But it's more expensive and requires some knowledge.



*cough* Plus I game better with keyboard and mouse.
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Reading this thread I'm having flashbacks to my "troll" thread a couple days ago.
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Seriously man, are you 8? How many times I gotta tell you I wasn't trolling. Also I posted this on the PC section because I wanted to convince PC gamers, and not console gamers. Is that so difficult to guess?

Don't you think if people would be so easily swayed by a single thread to convert to console gaming that they would have by now? That forums like these wouldn't exist? That the only reason people would have PC's would be to write essays for school and make Excel spreadsheets, and not do everything imaginable with them?

You're not bringing the Message of the Almighty to us by trying to convince us to try console gaming. A majority of people here have used consoles and that's one of the reasons why a lot of people prefer PC gaming over consoles - they know the consoles aren't as good.
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Some people said the PC wasn't made for gaming but consoles did
The ENTIRE GPU market is based around making PC's for games. So this is wrong.
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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.
This is true. For a super-hard-core gamer, graphics arent usually THAT important. Look at pro CSS players (basically god-tier FPS players); they play on LOW so that they arent distracted by eye candy. However, for a super-hard-core gamer, response is EVERYTHING. On console, you are limited to 30fps, and in RARE cases 60fps. However, on PC, you should at LEAST get 60, if not 120. Its even possible to go far beyond that (I get 300+ in CSS at MAX settings). Here, the PC completely destroys the consoles. Its just MORE responsive. Same goes for the controller. Yes, there's personal preference, but a mouse is factually a more precise input device. You can move it less than an analogue stick, get more input, and have it be MORE precise (arent there 7200dpi mice now?). There's just no comparison.
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Games. A true gamer will like to be able to play the majority of the best rated games.
A true gamer doesnt go by ratings. A lot of hard-core gamers play Star Craft 1, Counter Strike 1.6 and so on. Some are speciallized. There's a lot of SC1 or CS1.6 players that just CANT play other games (effectively), because they aren't good at them.
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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.
So apparently if you play professionally you arent a true gamers now. OK guy.
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If we consider all this, a console (from this generation) has more varied games than a PC (on this generation).
More games were released on PC in more genres in the last year (2011) than in the ENTIRE current gen console life span. Why? Indie games, total-conversion mods, etc. You are 100% wrong here.
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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.
Again, false. If we count indie games, mods, and so on, the PC will completely crush consoles due to it being open to developers, hobbyists and so on.
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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.
PS3/Xbox360 = $300 (Lets call it that, due to HDD and controllers and crap)
TV = $2000 (you want big, good response rate, etc.)

PC w/ monitor and all = $1500 or less (you dont need to run it at max. A core i5, 4gb ram, GTX 260 and a 1080p 21" will work fine).

Again, you are wrong. PC gaming is far cheaper once you factor in EVERYTHING. I did not own an HD TV until September of last year. Before that, I ran a CRT from 2001. It wouldn't be very good for gaming at all.
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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?

Xbox live has FAR less options.
Custom hosting for most/all games? No
Mods? No
Cross-game chat for EVERY title? No (use skype on PC, or vent, etc.)
Custom maps? No (most games, there are a few with editors)


PC > console in every single way EXCEPT for one. I will admit, it is nice to game from a couch with a friend (or more). Thats the ONLY advantage.
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Where's that quote? LOL!
"Although the first computer games appeared in the 1950s, they were based around vector displays, not analog video. It was not until 1972 that Magnavox released the first home video game console which could be connected to a TV set—the Magnavox Odyssey"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_console#First_generation
Computer games came out in the 50's. Consoles came out in 1972. That's not even talking about computers in general, just computer games...
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I remember owning that! I seen the pic on the wiki and had to post it...
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OP first post (this thread), 3rd paragrah:
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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.

Ohh yeah my cousin had that atari!
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-snipped-
You can move it less than an analogue stick, get more input, and have it be MORE precise (arent there 7200dpi mice now?). There's just no comparison. -snipped

DPI does not mean more precision, that's so false. I face palm every time I hear this in fact because it's so wrong.
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TV = $2000 (you want big, good response rate, etc.)

lol...you cannot be serious
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*snip*

PS3/Xbox360 = $300 (Lets call it that, due to HDD and controllers and crap)
TV = $2000 (you want big, good response rate, etc.)
PC w/ monitor and all = $1500 or less (you dont need to run it at max. A core i5, 4gb ram, GTX 260 and a 1080p 21" will work fine).
Again, you are wrong. PC gaming is far cheaper once you factor in EVERYTHING. I did not own an HD TV until September of last year. Before that, I ran a CRT from 2001. It wouldn't be very good for gaming at all.
Xbox live has FAR less options.
Custom hosting for most/all games? No
Mods? No
Cross-game chat for EVERY title? No (use skype on PC, or vent, etc.)
Custom maps? No (most games, there are a few with editors)
PC > console in every single way EXCEPT for one. I will admit, it is nice to game from a couch with a friend (or more). Thats the ONLY advantage.

The only thing I'd debate here is the cost of the TV. I could see someone justify $1000, maybe even $1500 on a REALLY nice TV, but in no way could I see someone dropping two grand on a TV, even if they are a professional gamer and need the best.

Also, you could always hook your computer up to a TV and get a console/PC controller and play on your couch if you'd like. xP
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The only thing I'd debate here is the cost of the TV. I could see someone justify $1000, maybe even $1500 on a REALLY nice TV, but in no way could I see someone dropping two grand on a TV, even if they are a professional gamer and need the best.
Also, you could always hook your computer up to a TV and get a console/PC controller and play on your couch if you'd like. xP

This. And you can get a controller for the PC too. (But not all games support it, though)

I think it's just what you prefer. Like you either prefer Chocolate or Vanilla flavored ice-cream.
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