PC vs Consoles…this is a favorite topic on a lot of forums. Since I’m a PC fan I made a list with 10 reasons I think the PC is better. Sure the consoles have their advantages but still… here it is.
1. Better performance
When it comes to framerate the PC is no doubt the king and I’m not talking about the Xtrem rigs that cost a lot of money, the average gaming pc does the job well too.
2. Better control
No doubt the mouse+keyboard combination is the best way of control for a lot of genders out there: FPSs,RTSs,MMOs and more.
3. Better graphics
The PC always had the better hardware which means better looking graphics.
4. Cheaper games
PC games are much cheaper than console games so you’ll play more titles…and don’t forget the free games out there.
5. Professional Gaming
Quake anyoane? or should I say Starcraft…or maybe Counter Strike. You should know that Starcraft is the no 2 most whatched “sport” in South Korea just after football.
Probably if I mention World of Warcraft is enough
7. Free mods
PC gamers have been making mods such as add-ons, total conversions, unofficial levels and all manner of other content for… well, pretty much forever…and it’s all free of course.
A lot off classic pc games are distributed for free or at very low prices with extra content and updated for the latest hardware and O.S. Just see GoG.com.
9. PCs are becoming less needy of upgrades
In last 1-2 years the hardware evolved faster than usual so it is ahead of software…with a few exceptions (see Crysis..bleah). This means you won’t have to upgrade your rig too often.
10. PC is the favorite platform for development
It’s easier to develop a game for PC than consoles with all the hardware combination out there …and trust me I know what I’m talking about. The PC is Heaven for Indie gaming since it’s cheap and big enough for the small developers to make a profit without the need to pay big checks to Sony, Nintedo and others.
This is not a mistake..it’s my bonus reason why I chose the PC, … Versatility. If you don’t like the mouse and keyboard you can always use a controller for gaming. If you’re tired of playing you always have a million choices on the PC…hell you can make your own game…if you’re up to it.