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    PC Gaming VS Console Gaming - What's your opinion
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    • 10th Dec 18, 9:33 AM
    PC Gaming VS Console Gaming - What's your opinion 10th Dec 18 at 9:33 AM
    What do you think is the best type of gaming? Do you prefer PC gaming or Console gaming?

    Here's the things to focus on

    Do you agree that mouse control is better with pc gaming when it comes to first person shooters, think of how the mouse controls the gun so much better than a console controler

    Then there's the entire genre of (MMORPG Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games where you need the keyboard controls to cast spells and to interact with the gameworld that I don't think consoles will ever be able to match

    Then there's always going to be the overall graphics quality is going to be much higher on a computer
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    • motorguy
    • By motorguy 21st Mar 19, 4:39 PM
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    I choose PC over a gaming console because I can use my PC for drawing and editing (Photoshop/ClipStudio), making documents (MS Office), and streaming series and movies than a gaming console that is purely for gaming.
    Originally posted by robertclyne
    But the price you'd have paid for a full on gaming PC compared to a current gen console + standard desktop PC surely makes that a moot point?

    Unless you're a graphics designer....
    "We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."
    • dan958
    • By dan958 25th Mar 19, 11:30 AM
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    And yes, there are many valid reasons for preferring PC gaming to console, however "because not knowing if my console will play a previous console game is a problem i dont want to have to deal with" is a new one on me....
    Originally posted by motorguy
    Backwards compatability has always been a massive complaint for people when it comes to consoles. If this is the first time you have heard about it, you are living under a rock.

    A great example of this is that they have just announced they are working on Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines 2. I felt like playing the original again, a game from 2004. I was able to quickly install and play this. Whereas on consoles (I know that this game is not out on console, it is just an example) you have to either keep all your old consoles, or you just have to hope that the game you want to play has been made backwards compatible on a new console, or re-released.

    I enjoy playing older video games, so this is a big plus for me. If you only play things from the latest generation then I can see why you wouldn't care about this feature - but this thread is asking for my opinion on PC vs console.
    Last edited by dan958; 25-03-2019 at 11:39 AM.
    • James1236
    • By James1236 26th Mar 19, 2:25 PM
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    In my opinion...
    I personally find that every time I've tried to pick up PC gaming, getting used to mouse and keyboard is very overwhelming. Controllers minimise the controls to everything functionally required, and while you can't be as accurate with aiming like in an FPS, I much prefer movement with a controller. If you're that bothered about specs and feel the need to spend thousands on a PC to run pretty much every game possible, you can just get best of both worlds and link a controller to a PC. There is plenty of ways to map a controller for PC use, and that way you can enjoy either high-spec. or modded games while getting the controller side of console.

    However, to play high spec games, you have to spend a lot more on a PC than you would on a console, which is dedicated to getting the best out of your gaming experience for the most affordable price. For example, the Xbox One X can easily provide a 4k experience, or sacrifice some of the picture quality to increase the Frames Per Second to 60fps. In my opinion this is not that bad of a sacrifice, since to me, while the difference between 1080p and 4k is noticeable, it is not that crucial to have a game constantly running 60fps to get the best gaming experience. Take Red Dead Redemption 2 for example. This game focuses heavily on visuals and story-telling, sometimes playing more like a movie than a video game. Movies play at 24fps, so running a AAA title at 4k 30fps would still provide a quality gaming experience.

    Overall, for customisation, PC always wins. But a console shouldn't be automatically be deemed 'inferior' just because it can't achieve 120fps, or 60fps with 4k. It will still give you the best, most consistent gaming experience for a fraction of the price of a PC build.
    • sarwan32140
    • By sarwan32140 28th Mar 19, 2:39 AM
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    Pc gaming is good
    • joeypesci
    • By joeypesci 1st Apr 19, 9:51 PM
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    Hi Bigphil

    You don't need to fiddle around with upgrades with a console. They just work.

    Here is a good question. Has anybody ever played minecraft on both console and computer and does anybody have a preference?

    Same question with regards to Call of duty? Any difference between console COD and PC COD?
    Originally posted by paranoidandroid31978

    Played Minecraft on PC and Switch. Much better on the PC. Easier to control and more features.
    • William1ne
    • By William1ne 5th Apr 19, 1:01 PM
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    PC and console different things why compare them?
    • Browniez
    • By Browniez 22nd Apr 19, 9:33 AM
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    PC and console different things why compare them?
    Originally posted by William1ne
    Well, because PC is considered by many a synonym of a game platform same as consoles.
    However, PC has mods, and consoles do not. Take Garry's mod, for example, it's a huge sandbox which hugely relies on modding, which is not possible on consoles. Check for yourself, here's the link - https://garrysmodsandbox.com/.
    I was a hardcore PC gamer as a teenager, I was playing classic RPGs like Baldurs Gate 2 and strategies like Age of Empires 3, but when I got older I couldn't afford to play a lot. Now it's just easier to buy a console which allows you to play a game right out of the box.
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