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Folks, just remember: you get what you pay for!


Consoles = cheap and quick.

PCs = More expensive yet, a MUCH richer experience that is well worth the money spent. Until you've actually gamed on a high-end PC, you're missing out and really have no ground to argue on.

As far as which platform is better for specific games, it depends on the game, really.

Shooters always on the PC: Better graphics and higher resolutions allow me to see more detail, thus, more enemies. Better controls for shooters on the PC, this being the keyboard and mouse combo that has a much higher precision than any controller.

PCs also have the advantages of 3D capability and multi-monitor support. Add to that the great modding communities of various games which provide more game content, updated textures, new maps, new modes, and entirely new chapters of games.

Everything else would be fine on consoles, fighting games, brawlers, racing games, etc, however, the resolution, detail, and performance would be less.
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You are forgetting quite a few things from your console list like a TV for one. Also, a computer can do easily a thousand more things that a console could never do. So I mean, yeah. Clear choice. Better graphics, ability to mod games, etc etc mmmm PC. Consoles pft.
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You are forgetting quite a few things from your console list like a TV for one. Also, a computer can do easily a thousand more things that a console could never do. So I mean, yeah. Clear choice. Better graphics, ability to mod games, etc etc mmmm PC. Consoles pft.
PCs need monitors and kb/m. Heck consoles can still use SD TVs.


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PCs need monitors and kb/m. Heck consoles can still use SD TVs.


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This is true, but the rest of my post is still valid. And really, for the same price you spend on a console when they were new, you could have gotten an equal PC or close, right?
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This is true, but the rest of my post is still valid. And really, for the same price you spend on a console when they were new, you could have gotten an equal PC or close, right?
Absolutely. It all comes down to preference.


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So $60 is twice as much as $50?

Your stupidity is mind numbing.
What he means is more after at least a couple weeks to a couple months after release. if you go to Wal-mart right now you can grab a PC copy of BC2 for $30, while the console versions are still $60
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What he means is more after at least a couple weeks to a couple months after release. if you go to Wal-mart right now you can grab a PC copy of BC2 for $30, while the console versions are still $60
Actually console versions are below $20. Google is your friend. Usually game prices drop for both platforms, not just specifically to one.


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Reasons why the PC is much better:
No media - Every game is installed off the disk then you can add a No-DVD patch and you're good to go. No more noisy disc drives and loads of DVDs everywhere, just click on whatever game you want. If you use Steam you don't even need an optical drive at all.

Better graphics - Almost always better textures and anti-aliasing, the picture is always clearer due to higher resolution. Then in a few games you get extra bells and whistles from DirectX 11.

Better controls - On the PC you can use any controller, period. And you can use the keyboard and mouse for Strategy and FPS games which is always much more enjoyable than a gamepad.

Dedicated servers - On the PC there is no host migration, a business class server hosts the game for everyone. This means both a better ping and more players per server as well.

Modding support - You can make changes to most PC games using tools provided by the developer. Source games are the best example here.

Cheaper games - Especially with Steam, you can always get significantly better deals on games than you can on consoles.

I miss anything?
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Reasons why the PC is much better:
No media - Every game is installed off the disk then you can add a No-DVD patch and you're good to go. No more noisy disc drives and loads of DVDs everywhere, just click on whatever game you want. If you use Steam you don't even need an optical drive at all.
A lot of games actually kick you for using a No-CD/DVD patch (I know BF2 does). They edit the .exe code and therefore could be used for cheating. Images on the other hand sometimes work.
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Actually console versions are below $20. Google is your friend. Usually game prices drop for both platforms, not just specifically to one.


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it really depends on the popularity of the title. though im pretty sure the only games ive seen that were less than $20 were either Wii/handheld games, extremely unpopular, or for the previous generation of consoles. You will not see popular console games such as COD or BF drop below $50 for at least a year, sometimes longer....
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