Originally Posted by MNiceGuy
I still prefer the PC over my PS3 mainly because I'm a WSAD/mouse-lover. There's one thing I really like about consoles though: less fuss. It's nice just to pop the game in and play without having to mess with drivers, multi-gpu problems, etc. Sure console games still get pushed out the door with problems but they are easily patched nowadays. I've always wondered what it would be like of everyone out there had the same core system (i.e. P45, 4870, Q6600, etc.)
Don't get me wrong I love my PC but I'm just pointing out that I can see why consoles appeal more to other, lesser-knowing, non-OCN-forgoing people.
I get what you're saying, some people like it simple. I don't mind having to do a little extra work to the get the game going, knowing that it will look and perform even just a little bit better. I for one though haven't switched drivers since 177.83 and I never have any problems to speak of. Crysis, FC2, FO3, L4D all run fine, but GTA IV has been a bad egg since the get-go. It wants more CPU power than I can give it being at stock clocks. So all I've had to do is pop in the disc, install, and play; everything except for GTA IV.
It doesn't cost a whole lot more to go with a PC over a console, most people have both anyway so instead of spending $300 on a PC and $400 on a console just spend $700 on a decent rig! Although you really can't do anything about the troubleshooting side of things, which is the biggest reason consoles fair so well with the general public.Edited by C.Jackson - 12/21/08 at 1:02am