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Man, you nailed it! Whenever I go into a Gamestop, all I see are complete douche bags. A single mom buying a Wii for a Christmas present? Douche bag! A kid reserving his copy of the next Zelda or Mario? Douch bag! Yet when I play WoW, or CSS, or stop in my local LAN center, nary a douche bag in sight!
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Originally Posted by l V l View Post
PC advantages:

-more power (prettier and runs better)
-customization (once you get something on a pc, it can be modified in so many ways)
-steady platform (you don't buy a new console, you just buy a new graphics card)


Console advantages:

-easier to pack in a back pack?


not even so much anymore laptops are getting powerful. as for online douches, meh i dont really see much a difference between console and pc douches. however, when actually talking to people outside of gaming, i have found PC gamers to be much nicer people
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PCs have to upper hand in sims, RTSs, and RPGs (the notable exception being FF); games that require time and pacing (and memory space) to experiance. There's also the advantages interface systems have on computers, using mouse and keyboard, that hinders these kind of games on consoles with limited and slow 4/6 button controllers.

Sports, racing, and fighting games will tend to favor consoles; you can simply pick it up and play. The control schemes tend to favor the console as well, as passing/stearing/combos (respectively) are more intuitive on a control pad. Anyone who's tried playing Street Fighter or Madden with a keyboard knows the console (or at least controller) is better.

FPS is a toss up, although I personally prefer it on PCs (easier/quicker aiming, movement requires a keypress and not jamming a joystick in some direction), but have had a blast playing Halo and the like.

Needless to say, neither can claim dominance in the gaming realm, and tho consoles have an edge in market share they have a LONG way to go. The big game of 2008 is going to be StarCraft II, and as far as I know they're not making it for Wii/360/PS3.

postscript - If you look at the trend of consoles, their moving closure to being full-fledged personal computers, not the other way around. Eventually there won't be much of a difference.
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The metaphor he used, about the grocery store, has nothing to do with pre-ordering video games, I see no connection between the 2.
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The metaphor he used, about the grocery store, has nothing to do with pre-ordering video games, I see no connection between the 2.
No kidding... it's like he lives in a virtual world or something.
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Can I sig this please?

Please do =)
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Needless to say, neither can claim dominance in the gaming realm, and tho consoles have an edge in market share they have a LONG way to go. The big game of 2008 is going to be StarCraft II, and as far as I know they're not making it for Wii/360/PS3.
I can bet both GTA:4 and MGS:4 both outsell SC2

Simply because the games are more advertised.

You ask most people that are not PC gamers/builders and they will not even know what Starcraft is.

The problem is, games can/are console sellers.

But games will never be a PC seller. No one will justify spending so much on a PC because 'one' game looks good.

And here is were people will say:

"People spend $$$$ for Crysis"

That is different, people who already own PC's built top dog rigs for Crysis. I would like anyone to find one person who built a rig ground up (who isn't a frequent PC gamer) for any PC game.

Sadly it just doesn't happen That's why PC games will never be big hits.
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Well, there's no question that console gaming is more mainstream, while PC gaming is more of a high-end niche market, due to the power required to run some of the newer games.

There's money to be made in both, but there's no question that consoles are more widespread. Do I think they spell the end of the gaming rig? Absolutely not. If there's money to be made, someone will be there to make it.
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Technically it's an analogy he makes with the grocery store.

Also consoles destroyed gaming for all platforms, so I kind of hope that they aren't the future.
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Technically it's an analogy he makes with the grocery store.

Also consoles destroyed gaming for all platforms, so I kind of hope that they aren't the future.
Please explain.
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