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Console 191 67.02%
 
PC 94 32.98%
 
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BasilZero said:
Sprash said:

Be realistic, how many games do you have on steam you will never play (not even a second)?

 

0 or at least thats what I want it to be realistically. Will I be able to do it? Maybe , maybe not who knows but....

I plan to play them all eventually - same with my console games , I still have games I purchased 10 + years ago that I havent played but I will plan eventually to play and even complete them.

I never buy games just to collect them - I plan to play every game I have. God willing of course :p

So far I have played/completed about 60+ games on Steam which is more than any other platform I own or ever owned.

Now let me ask you a question - how many games do you have on your platforms (all of them) that you have bought but will never play?

I don't know if you will believe me but every game I bought for myself I played to the end (except one).

My game collection (in the moment):

PS1 currently 10 games (I want to collect them again): played more games I have right now in my collection but there was no game I never played.

PS2 currently 30 games: Played all of them or rather looking through my collection and the games I played as a kid there is no game I never played.

PS3 more than 60 games (still increasing): Have played all of them except Heavenly Sword but that game wasn't that big of a mispurchase because I took it as a gift for one of my brothers who played it (don't know if he enjoyed it).

So, right now, 1 Game I bought on 3 Generation of consoles I have never played and that isn't going to change in the future (I hope).



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Sprash said:

I don't know if you will believe me but every game I bought for myself I played to the end (except one).

My game collection (in the moment):

PS1 currently 10 games (I want to collect them again): played more games I have right now in my collection but there was no game I never played.

PS2 currently 30 games: Played all of them or rather looking through my collection and the games I played as a kid there is no game I never played.

PS3 more than 60 games (still increasing): Have played all of them except Heavenly Sword but that game wasn't that big of a mispurchase because I took it as a gift for one of my brothers who played it (don't know if he enjoyed it).

So, right now, 1 Game I bought on 3 Generation of consoles I have never played and that isn't going to change in the future (I hope).


Ooh nice!

Right now the oldest game I own for my backlog system wise is Quest 64 for the Nintendo 64 which I am currently playing and near the end of the game lol. I started the game two days ago.

Since I have some free time I've been meaning to get into the older games - after I finish Quest 64 , I'm gonna try cutting down on my backlog of PS2 games which is the one (excluding PC) platform that I have the most games unplayed/incomplete.

You should get a PS4!



    

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I prefer console gaming because it feels more relaxing. Since I started working with PCs my pc gaming has steadily declined and consoles took over. Last gen I still moved my PC over to the projector to play in 1080p, yet this gen there's no need anymore.

I also still like to go to a specialist game store. To browse through the old games, see what's coming up or find something I've never heard of. It's fun taking my kids there now, they love it.

Steam sales might be cheapest, yet they hardly ever coincide with when I want to play a certain game. I've got enough of a back log on Steam and kickstarted games on the way that I've stopped looking at the sales. In Canada new releases are the same prices and sometimes cheaper on consoles, and you get a physical copy. You have the grey market on PC ofcourse, buy a key for less. But that still doesn't beat the resale value of a physical copy and it just doesn't feel right.

I usually watch something before playing a game. The disk is already in, so all I have to do is turn on the controller, press x a few times before the credits roll, switch inputs on the remote and I'm in the game. It couldn't be easier.

Somehow it's also more relaxing when I don't have control over how a game looks. On console it just works as the developer intended and I can focus on the story and gameplay. On PC I go into the settings first, to adjust it to my preferences and find a balance being quality and performance, usually change it a few times while playing, and setup my controller of choice. I'll check message boards to see what else can be 'improved', how to fix or work arround little annoyances, where the savegames are located for backups or cheating... (FTL you made it way too easy) You can say those are all pros, yet nowadays I see it more and more as distractions from actually enjoying the game. The only thing I really miss is being able to disable motion blur and dof effects on console. Most pointless effects ever during gameplay imo.



I don't think one is considered better than others. It's all a matter of preference. The only advantages one has over the other are the games available on the platforms.



 

              

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Honestly, everyone's PC experience varies.

Most people will indeed beed a good rig to play the most recent games, but unless you absolutely want max settings, you don't need to have the strongest rig, and you definitely don't need to invest a whole lot if you mainly play indie games.

I regularly play on both PC and Nintendo console, and personally, PC is my primary platform of choice.



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I only glanced at the op. I'm not a pc gamer but--why can't you use a TV as a monitor? I have a PC and a laptop connected to different TVs using VGA cables. They look great!



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JNK said:

So we all know the "pc masterrace" people, right?

I just wanted to check if PC gaming is really advanced compared to console gaming.

Here is my comparison. 

 

1. Price

1.1 Purchase

Pcs on same performance as consoles are more expensive. You cant really use your tv as a screen and need an monitor as well. =  Console +1

1.2 Games

PC Games in general are cheaper as console games. You can get games on key stores often for half price compared to console games. = PC +1

Console games can be bought used, swapped with friends and you can sell them later. Often not possible on pc. = Console +1

1.3 Gaming in general

Modern consoles need subscrition models for Online gaming. You will get free games, but not everybody want those games. If you want to play online, you have to pay the same price, no matter if you like the game or not. On PC you can decide when you want to get an cheap games (steam sale). Its not forced to get those and online is free. PC +1

PCs get outdated quicker as consoles and need to be updated frequently. The Xbox 360 launched in 2005. No way any 2005 pc could handle games like GTA V or the upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider, even on lowest settings. Console +1

1.4 Accessories

Good quality accessories (Controller, Mouse, keyboard) have similar prices on both. Both support cheaper third party solutions. Tie

Conclusion: Console 3 / PC 2

Winner: Console. Console Gaming in general is cheaper as pc gaming.

 

2. Gaming

2.1 Multiplattform games

On strong PC hardware multiplattform games will look better as on consoles. Higher Framerate, better resolution and more details are often possible. Also pcs are able to use mods. PC +1

2.2 Exclusive games

Both plattform have exclusive games, but in general console exclusive have a higher quality. In the Top 100 of metacritic scores are way more console exclusive games as pc exclusives games. Also consoles exclusives game usual have better visuals, scince the budget on pc exclusive games is smaller.

On the other Hand some genres arnt even available on consoles (MMOs, RTS, Free2play). But we also need to keep in mind, games like GTA V were released on consoles eariler (timed exclusives). All in all games like Zelda, Uncharted, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Halo and co have higher quality then pc games (at least in terms of metacritic). Console +1

Gaming: Tie. Both plattforms have their pros and cons. While Multiplattform games often look better on pcs, console exclusives like driveclub, uncharted order order1886 even surpass many multiplattform games in terms of graphics on pc. (1/1)

 

3. Expierence

3.1 Online

PC didnt use any standard online plattform. Often many different plattforms are needed (steam, uplay, origin, teamspeak, skype, battlenet and more)

Consoles have 1 standard plattform, all friends in one list, on party voice chat. +1 Console

3.2 Gaming

Console games were played with a controller on a couch. You can control the interface with the controller and play the games. PCs are made to be used on a desktop. You can connect them to your TV and hook up an controller, but the controls wont work was good. Its personal preference, if you like to play on an desk or on the couch, but in my opinion lying on the couch is more enjoyable. Tie (personal preference).

Winner: Console. Overall the console expierence is better. You dont need to build your system, bother with drivers and co. Its pretty much plug and play. (1/0)

 

Conclusion:

I tried to make the comparison as fair as possible. Overall consoles gaming got more points as pc gaming.

Umm, my pc is only connected to my TV. I don't have a monitor. Do some research before posting false info. I can play games at better settings than my ps4 and my pc only cost my $500 about two years ago. That, combined with me still being able to play ALL OF MY PC GAMES FROM FOREVER AGO, free online, much cheaper games, better sales, mroe frequent sales, more controller input options, more graphical settings, emulators, the fact that a pc is also a pc that can do many more things than a console, make it a much better experience, IMO. I have all 3 consoles (U, One, Ps4), but they come nowhere close to the experience of having a quality pc (which can be had for cheap, unlike much of the false costs I see people state around here). Not having to pay for online is just the icing on the cake. That is ridiculous. And It doesn't matter if there are more programs on PC (steam, origin, GOG, etc.); it takes two seconds to open one and boot up a game. 

Also, PC has plenty of exclusives. Just because they're not as talked about as uncharted, does not mean they are bad or nonexistent. 

I don't know why people keep posting these comparisons. If you don't want to build a pc and play games on it, then don't. Just play on your preferred platforms. BUt being ignorant of the diversity and scope of pc gaming is rampant on this site and it's pretty funny it's like some people are on a mission to shed pc gaming in a terrible light due to their console allegiance. it's funny. 



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PCs don't get outdated more quickly. In 2005, if you built a gaming PC as strong as a 360, it would perform the same as a 360 does on modern games. The reason there's a perception that PCs get outdated quicker is because PC gamers tend to like upgrading their GPU every 1-3 years. It's not a necessity by any means though.



iLikeEggs said:

Umm, my pc is only connected to my TV. I don't have a monitor. Do some research before posting false info. I can play games at better settings than my ps4 and my pc only cost my $500 about two years ago. That, combined with me still being able to play ALL OF MY PC GAMES FROM FOREVER AGO, free online, much cheaper games, better sales, mroe frequent sales, more controller input options, more graphical settings, emulators, the fact that a pc is also a pc that can do many more things than a console, make it a much better experience, IMO. I have all 3 consoles (U, One, Ps4), but they come nowhere close to the experience of having a quality pc (which can be had for cheap, unlike much of the false costs I see people state around here). Not having to pay for online is just the icing on the cake. That is ridiculous. And It doesn't matter if there are more programs on PC (steam, origin, GOG, etc.); it takes two seconds to open one and boot up a game. 

Also, PC has plenty of exclusives. Just because they're not as talked about as uncharted, does not mean they are bad or nonexistent. 

I don't know why people keep posting these comparisons. If you don't want to build a pc and play games on it, then don't. Just play on your preferred platforms. BUt being ignorant of the diversity and scope of pc gaming is rampant on this site and it's pretty funny it's like some people are on a mission to shed pc gaming in a terrible light due to their console allegiance. it's funny. 

I dont know where you live but if i wanted to build a gaming pc with ps4 performance TODAY it would be something like:

Nvidia GTX 750 ti - 120€

Core i3 4130 - 120€

Motherboard ~50€

Case - 30€

Power Supply 400 Watt - 40€

8 GB Ram - 50€

500 GB HDD - 40€

Windows 10 - 80€

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller - 40€

Headset/HDMi Cable - 10€

 

All in all thats 580€ for to get an as good pc as ps4 TODAY. So I dunno how you got an machine for 500$ 2 years ago?

 

Using a PC on an TV isnt very comfortable. Texts are to small, you need an table ot something to use the mouse etc. I hooked up many pcs to an tv in my life but just to streaming a movie etc. I would never seriously use my pc completly on an TV.

 

PS: My ps4 was 259,-



Pemalite said:

Also keep in mind... Consoles cannot do this which is "extremely" enjoyable (I have a triple display set-up): 




Who would want to game like that?

Also, I don't agree that pc games are cheaper. Unless you're talking about older games.