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Console. I like fighting games and RPGs, so consoles are much more intuitive.
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Why not both? I usually just play whatever game interests me, regardless of platform.
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PC, most of the stuff I want to play is either for PC or comes to PC, and the ones that don't aren't enough for me to justify the purchase of a console. Also Steam sales and pay what you options like Humble Bundle make it easier on the wallet if you're willing to wait a little. Steam seems to be using about anything as an excuse for a sale, Lunar New Year being the most recent.
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PC for everything.
Consoles for exclusives.
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I own a Gaming computer and I gotta say, its expensive, freaking hundreds and probably thousands of dollars gone to this computer, and even more to play the games on Steam and what'not, then the FF14 Online retail price for the disc which would be around $59.99 and then the subscription price...

PC gaming is alot more work and money then just buying the console that just does what it does.

I actually bought a Super Famicom and Super Metroid and it felt really cool to just flip a switch and be playing the game, and not "MADE BY SEGA" or "NVIDIA, THE WAY ITS MEANT TO BE PLAYED" and can't forget "DOLBY DIGITAL".
Not only that but its around $35 for the console, and if it breaks, I don't have to get a diagnostics that's and repair around $200 then the parts to repair that's about $500 for a Hard Drive and Graphics card.

I mean I've got the money to do this but other people probably don't have that kinda money to even begin any PC gaming.
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Console...

I don't have the money to customize a gaming PC...
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Posted 2/17/16 , edited 2/17/16
I find it amusing when people assume they need to spend thousands on a PC to game on it.

I game on an i5 I bought a couple years ago for 550 dollars with a 150 dollar video card. Runs anything I've ever tried to play just fine.

I also went to a school auction that was selling all of their old computers for like 20 dollars a piece. In the mix I found one with a huge case, looked a little closer and saw it was their server. Took it home and found that its Xeon processor was equivalent to a new i7 and was rated as one of the top processors out there for gaming. Threw in a 200 dollar graphics card and boom- 220 dollar amazing gaming rig. Sold it to a buddy of mine because I was cash poor. He also wanted to use it for video editing, which its also great for.
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Posted 2/17/16 , edited 2/17/16
I like both but I prefer console because it usually just runs smoother and is usually simpler. Plus I started with consoles and the feeling of the controller is something I enjoy. Although the openness and amount of options for PC are awesome,.
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Posted 2/18/16 , edited 2/18/16

Balzack wrote:

I find it amusing when people assume they need to spend thousands on a PC to game on it.

I game on an i5 I bought a couple years ago for 550 dollars with a 150 dollar video card. Runs anything I've ever tried to play just fine.

I also went to a school auction that was selling all of their old computers for like 20 dollars a piece. In the mix I found one with a huge case, looked a little closer and saw it was their server. Took it home and found that its Xeon processor was equivalent to a new i7 and was rated as one of the top processors out there for gaming. Threw in a 200 dollar graphics card and boom- 220 dollar amazing gaming rig. Sold it to a buddy of mine because I was cash poor. He also wanted to use it for video editing, which its also great for.


I know what you're saying but if you do want to run the latest games on maximum settings then you do need to fork out the money. I kept my GTX570 for YEARS and i was very happy with how BF4 looked on it, a few months ago i finally upgraded to a GTX980 and the difference in how that game looks now is very noticeable.
Plus if you care about things like loading into servers quickly then you need an SSD.
And games like Ark survival or even GTA V require a pc with decent memory and processor.

But yes, you can play a PC with graphics just as good or even better than a console without having to go crazy. You dont need to buy the latest and most expensive version of the Graphics card just to play.
Graphics do not need to be set on ultra in order for a game to look and play great.
It just depends on how fussy or ah hard core you are or how much money you have.

Even with my upgrade to the GTX, i spent $700 and something but the top end TI version was over $1200 (AUD). Now that would be over kill.
The only reason to buy a card like that would be for running dual (or more) monitors, video editing and running off of a 4k TV, etc

But as you say, to get a video card that would run a game fine or the same as an xbox or PS you would not have to go all out. But running games on ultra on pc really do blow consoles out of the ball park.
But $$$$$$$$$$
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24 / F / Johnstown, PA, USA
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Posted 2/18/16
Both, especially considering that many titles are exclusive to specific systems.
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I play a few games on pc like blade and soul, csgo and h1z1 but for everything else i use my xbone
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Posted 2/18/16 , edited 2/18/16
PC, absolutely no contest. Better graphics, better mods, (generally) larger communities, access to more titles and ports, able to be upgraded, always backwards compatible, can use whatever controller feels more comfortable for you (though Mouse+KB ftw, yo!)...

Also, no Red Ring of Death or hacked PSN to deal with ;P


Oh and for those who say you need to fork out thousands for a PC...not at all! Well...if you DO, you are buying a friggin' power-house and all that, but the $900 I spent to build my i7 GeForce 980 18gb RAM 1TB HDD, beast is worth WAAAY more and will last WAAAY longer than buying a $400 PS4 bundle. I can acutally, y'know, DO things on my computer. And to buy a PS2, PS3, and PS4 new as they dropped (in order to even come close to comparing to my old computer which recently got replaced) would've cost you $1,200, not including controllers, memory cards, etc. $1,200 in upgrades to buy machines that still pale in comparison to the computer I was running, and I just skipped all that bull-ish and put a $900 investment down that will keep me going for quite some time ;D
Also, I traded my old rig to get $300 off, so I only paid $600, really.
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Posted 2/18/16 , edited 2/21/16

Philsco wrote:

PC, absolutely no contest. Better graphics, better mods, (generally) larger communities, access to more titles and ports, able to be upgraded, always backwards compatible, can use whatever controller feels more comfortable for you (though Mouse+KB ftw, yo!)...

Also, no Red Ring of Death or hacked PSN to deal with ;P


Oh and for those who say you need to fork out thousands for a PC...not at all! Well...if you DO, you are buying a friggin' power-house and all that, but the $900 I spent to build my i7 GeForce 980 18gb RAM 1TB HDD, beast is worth WAAAY more and will last WAAAY longer than buying a $400 PS4 bundle. I can acutally, y'know, DO things on my computer. And to buy a PS2, PS3, and PS4 new as they dropped (in order to even come close to comparing to my old computer which recently got replaced) would've cost you $1,200, not including controllers, memory cards, etc. $1,200 in upgrades to buy machines that still pale in comparison to the computer I was running, and I just skipped all that bull-ish and put a $900 investment down that will keep me going for quite some time ;D
Also, I traded my old rig to get $300 off, so I only paid $600, really.


Get an SSD man! you wont regret! yeah my last upgrade i kept the same MB and teh same CPU , same power supply and case and etc i only upgraded the GPU and the RAM. i only had 8 gig now i have 16. And RAM is very cheap.
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Posted 2/19/16 , edited 2/21/16
I don't think a few seconds in initial loading times trumps having far less expensive drive space. If anything, I think gamers are more inclined to use HDD's than types of users for the simple fact that you can cheaply store far, far more games. For far, far less money.
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