Posted 20 October 2014 - 10:25 PM
Edited by gizz01, 21 October 2014 - 02:23 AM.
I used to game on PC but due to time and family ive have had to move my gaming over to console so I see both sides..
I loved my riggin days, its not just a PC or a box of chips, it becomes something more, you spend hours researching components putting together the best rig you can for the budget you have.. you eek every last frame out the thing, you know every byte of your system.
The ability to mod carnt be underestimated, its not just the kool things it enables complete over hauls of games and grx textures, skyrim is a good example here, I never got to play skryim on the pc modded up on my own PC, but played it on a friends of mine and it transformed the game, on console it was mudddy mes, I dont see what all the fuss was on the console gfx, but on pc it was breath taking. So much can be done with mods, its power is vastly underestimated.
But all this costs.. both in time and money, both of which is now a scarce commodity in my life atm, I was heavily into online racing and flight sims, my flight control sytem and stearing wheel setup cost me thousands but the experience was epic, ive just brought XO and the money I spent would just about of brought me my grafix card..
No question gaming on a pc takes more time, there are a million more things to wrong, with a console you know a game is going to run pretty damn goood out the box, you swith the console on and your playing, its not always plain sailing on a pc.
Consoles are grate for playing great games quickly, no hasle pay ya money and go for it, pc is more of a hobby, its a lot more involved, but you will always (if you put the time and money into it) be playing the best there is, graphically and content.
But you know the thing I miss most about pc gaming? The people.. on consoles its full of idiots, for every 10.000 people you meet on console you may get 5 that dont show signs of mental illness, im not sayi g you dont get nutters playing pc's but everyone is a lot more friendly and actualy grasp what multiplayer is..
On console its a Epeen fest, on pc there is a lot more cooperation, human discussion.. ive spent hours chatting with other players playing the same game and setting stuff up, organising events and huge mission, that will never ... never happen on console.. I miss that a lot, to play multiplayer on console you need to be lucky and land a good squad/clan/club filled with decent folk otherwise its hell..
But consoles ofer a cheap and fast way to game, its been this way for thousands of years, offer somthing thats simpler.. cheaper and faster (time wise) and you attract the masses..
I see a lot of hate towards pc gamers when they quote their specs, why? Damnit they have spent good money building their system and hours reading the finest details of every component down to the resistors on the main board. So yea when some jumped up little prat starts screaming how good their console is hes going to get the slapped with stats..
When a 17 yr old in his hot hatch starts doing donuts around a super car, expect some stats slinging .....
I would go back to pc gaming in a shot if I had the chance, but my life just wont allow atm, consoles are getting really good now, ok no its not going to be a pc, but they are convenient and offer more than enough quality wise..
Multiplayer will always be the consoles downfall in my eyes, its not the same, I could prattle on for hours telling you memorable stories of multiplayer/social groups on pc.... on console I have very few..very nearly none!..
But what my console ofers me in terms of ease of use and price, carnt be sniffed at...
I would love my aston Martin again, but my m3 does a great job... (talking philosophically there lol)
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