This is the most unintelligent post I've ever read. Here let me sum it up for you
A TG should always strive to get the most out of every game for their OWN enjoyment, be it graphics, gameplay, community support creativity or even mindless mayhem.
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.
So you are saying all PC games dont have ingenious, and impressive storylines. Lets see how about witcher 2? I think that was done quite well. OH portal? well there you go great gameplay. How about the indie games we all so enjoy here in the PC community have you taken a look at Bastion? Its pretty much a top down 3d hack and slash but its pretty darn amazing. There we go we just debunked this whole paragraph.
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.
OK here we are as you said true gamers enjoy a vast variety of games, ok sure. But where do you see variety in consoles? You got the rpgs, and the fps. Where are the rts? Where are the classic arcade style games like orcs must die? Darn where is your console games to compete with that? Oh right non existent.
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.
Sure hardware for pcs expensive. But why do peopel buy it? Well here let me tell you. Like I said True Gamers should be able to get the most out of their games, with latest hardware you are able to play a lag free game with impressive visuals. Oh wait not everything is about visuals you say? Well tell me would you play Halo if it was pixelated and lagging? I dont think so. Have you ever seen steam sales or other digital distributers before? What we pay in hardware is already saved up during steam sales. Console gamers always get games at full price pc gamers will be able to grab games for as little as a dollar each.
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.
Oh my the last paragraph already here let me make this simple. You just contradicted yourself. How? Lets see you talk about money and you talk about how everything is not limited to multiplayer. And now you are comparing multiplayer between the two platforms. Xbox live requires monthly/ yearly substription onto of your internet. And of course multiplayer of the an unmodded game is the same across platforms. Where in the world have you ever heard a dev go " oh im gonan realease the pc multplayer with just 2 teams 3 maps and capture the flag. But for consoles IM gonna release all the maps every single race available in the game and 15 different game modes hurrr duurr." RIght that never happens.
So what do you think?
There is no "What do we think" You have already assumed your superiority for console gaming. And any reason we have given has already been labelled as dissagreable and childish.
Here let me suggest you something:
Why dont you do some research before you go all doom and gloom and say console is better then pc,there is no facts in here at all. Youve obviously never gone into pc gaming to make all these asuumptions.