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I prefer a console because the controls are easier to use.



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Simplicity, and games are 99% of the time optimized properly. When I bought a PS4 in 2013 I knew I was good for the next 6 to 8 years, if I were to get a gaming PC I'd just have to hope that the games I want can run on my system and are properly optimized for it. I'm also used to playing a controller and getting used to mouse + keyboard would without a doubt take a long time to get used to.



d21lewis said:

My YouTube recommendations are, for some reason, overflowing with videos from PC gamers attacking console games. Whenever I see a Facebook post from Sony or Microsoft, there's a guarantee that somebody will comment "My  PC can blah, blah." I've never been a PC gamer (or really given much consideration about the habits and thought process of the PC gamer) so I can't really refute their arguments. At the same time, they seem to have some misconceptions about the current state of console gaming as well.

 

I'd just like to know why you choose to be a console only "peasant", compared to the "Glorious PC Master Race".

price, exclusives, and ease of use. if there was a pc in well built console form that can offer near ps4 pro gpu with a i5, for 500$ i would buy it.



I think PC gaming is better but I can't afford a good rig (what I consider good that is). Once I've saved up for other more important things I'll maybe consider a gaming PC but until then I'm perfectly fine on console.



Conina said:
Kaneman! said:
That being said, I never understood why the "PC Master Race" tryhards always need to force their agenda.

So who started this thread about system A being better than system B?

I started it because of what I've seen personally. Not because I was looking for some kind of conflict or to prove consoles were better. In fact, most of the replies I've seen were already refuted in videos. That's why I've been mostly quiet this whole thread.



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d21lewis said:
Conina said:

So who started this thread about system A being better than system B?

I started it because of what I've seen personally. Not because I was looking for some kind of conflict or to prove consoles were better. In fact, most of the replies I've seen were already refuted in videos. That's why I've been mostly quiet this whole thread.

It also didn't help that you watched some videos, which also led to Youtube suggesting you to watch videos closely related to what you had previously watched

Some of the replies in this thread have opinions that stem from the old days of PC gaming, and some seem to stem from a lack of up to date knowledge of the platform, when talking of it's negatives.

It's more or less become a thread where it's alright to list the positives of consoles, but to also list the negatives of PC, without listing the positives for it's side of the coin (very few of us have have listed pros and cons to each side within this thread).



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d21lewis said:

My YouTube recommendations are, for some reason, overflowing with videos from PC gamers attacking console games. Whenever I see a Facebook post from Sony or Microsoft, there's a guarantee that somebody will comment "My  PC can blah, blah." I've never been a PC gamer (or really given much consideration about the habits and thought process of the PC gamer) so I can't really refute their arguments. At the same time, they seem to have some misconceptions about the current state of console gaming as well.

I'd just like to know why you choose to be a console only "peasant", compared to the "Glorious PC Master Race".

Why? Where do I begin?

Because I want a system so I can play video games and not a system so I can spend my time telling people how my system is great and so much better than other systems.

I want a system I feel comfortable with and not a system that would allow me to call other people "peasants" too ignorant to be part of the "glorious master race". The sole fact some people need to say that shows they have some insecurity issues they need to deal with.

I want a system that has the games I love and the fact is most games I love are on PS4. This is subjective I suppose. Someone else can find most of the games they love on other systems too.

No matter what people say, I cannot and never will feel comfortable playing games with a mouse and a keyboard. Bear in mind that those two devices were invented for OTHER purposes (typing and scrolling through documents) and using them as gaming devices is a derivative use rather than a primary one. For me nothing beats a controller which was made for games and nothing else.

Why would I game on small computer screen when I can game on my 55" TV screen? And before anyone says that you can too with a computer, I'll say: I know you can but TV gaming is a "console" thing whereas computer gaming is a "computer" thing first and plugging that to your TV is kind of a way from PC gamers to admit that plugging your console to a TV is not a bad idea so they are going to do it too which is fine as long as you are not one of those PC gamers that love to call yourself the master race and us console gamers, peasants. Cause feeling so superior and ending up doing what we console gamers have been doing from the very beginning of consoles history, is kind of lame.

I love a dedicated closed environment like the one on PS4 and I don't want to deal with the million small things you need to deal with when you game on a PC (compatibility issues, drivers, installing issues, DRM's, upgrading hardware inside the computer, viruses etc...)

I love to know that whether my Console (PS4 for example) is brand new or 5 years old, that it will still play the games EXACTLY as they are meant to be played. Try to play one of those brand new super graphically demanding AAA games on a 5 years old computer on which you have NOT upgraded the components inside and you'll see what I mean... And before someone says, the game will still play, I'll say: Sure, I'm not saying it does not play at all, I'm saying it won't perform as well as it would on a brand new PC with the latest GPU, whereas a console whether brand new or many years old, a game for that console will perform EXACTLY the same.

For 400 Euros I can get the PS4 Pro, for even less I can get the regular PS4, not sure I can get the latest computer with the latest TITAN 1080 super blah blah GPU plus a great CPU plus a great 4K computer screen for that amount of money. I'm just making a point here, of course I know I CANNOT get such a high end computer for that small amount of money.

And so on and so forth... I could go on for a while but this is a post in a forum and not a 300 pages book. And to be clear I'm NOT saying gaming on PC is bad or anything like that, I would just like that PC gamers stop calling us names and calling themselves the master race. Instead they should spend their time enjoying their games and letting us console gamers enjoy ours. There are pros and cons to every system but as long as one enjoys the pros of one's system of choice, that's all that matters, IMO.

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CrazyGamer2017 said: 

And so on and so forth... I could go on for a while but this is a post in a forum and not a 300 pages book. And to be clear I'm NOT saying gaming on PC is bad or anything like that, I would just like that PC gamers stop calling us names and calling themselves the master race. Instead they should spend their time enjoying their games and letting us console gamers enjoy ours. There are pros and cons to every system but as long as one enjoys the pros of one's system of choice, that's all that matters, IMO.

But that's the thing. All the people who keep saying there are two sides to the coin, only seem to be listing the good sides for one part of the coin, while listing the negatives for the other, then following it up by saying "it's not bad", but the entire picture was just painted as such for the other side of the coin, it effectively makes one side look better than the other.

Also name calling?. Dude, I've seen that back and forth rigmarole for years and it's not all just on the PC side either. Why is it so hard to see that both sides do the same thing?.

It's the same when it comes to "hackers". I see MP being judged and when it comes to this forum and a few others, it's always the few that bring up PC MP as if it's literally unplayable in any shape or form, yet I've spent years gaming on both PC and consoles and I've only ran into a cheater a few times throughout 2 decades, rather than a plethora of them (heck, I've ran into cheaters on CoD, who would use lag switches back in the day on console, that either got you killed or got everyone booted before the cheater lost. But that's besides the point).



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Chazore said:

But that's the thing. All the people who keep saying there are two sides to the coin, only seem to be listing the good sides for one part of the coin, while listing the negatives for the other, then following it up by saying "it's not bad", but the entire picture was just painted as such for the other side of the coin, it effectively makes one side look better than the other.

Also name calling?. Dude, I've seen that back and forth rigmarole for years and it's not all just on the PC side either. Why is it so hard to see that both sides do the same thing?.

I suppose people tend to list the good side of their system of choice while listing the bad sides of the other systems but I don't think that is as bad as outright calling others "peasants" and oneself the "master race". There is a level of spite and arrogance that is not found in simply listing the bad sides of a system or the good sides of another system. The message is pretty much: "Not only am I better than you but you are a total inferior idiot for not agreeing with me and playing as I play".

Now having said that, simply listing one's system's qualities while dissing another's flaws is probably short-sighted if there is no specific context. I do not act that way. In this thread for instance, a specific question is asked, why I feel console gaming is better than PC so I'm listing the reasons why I don't (as a personal choice) choose to game on PC and in this context it makes sense to list the PC's flaws and at the same time my chosen sytem's qualities. Though I would have preferred a less aggressive question such as "Why do I prefer gaming on console rather than on PC". But you cannot blame me for the words chosen by the OP 

But out of context, listing a sytem's flaws is fine if one has the honesty of acknowledging that one's system of choice also has flaws. It's then called constructive criticism and it's not meant to belittle people for their choice but to push the makers of said system to improve on it. Of course constructive criticism can be easily misunderstood and considered an attack so when one engages in such an endeavor one needs to be careful in one's choice of words.



CrazyGamer2017 said:

I suppose people tend to list the good side of their system of choice while listing the bad sides of the other systems but I don't think that is as bad as outright calling others "peasants" and oneself the "master race". There is a level of spite and arrogance that is not found in simply listing the bad sides of a system or the good sides of another system. The message is pretty much: "Not only am I better than you but you are a total inferior idiot for not agreeing with me and playing as I play".

Now having said that, simply listing one's system's qualities while dissing another's flaws is probably short-sighted if there is no specific context. I do not act that way. In this thread for instance, a specific question is asked, why I feel console gaming is better than PC so I'm listing the reasons why I don't (as a personal choice) choose to game on PC and in this context it makes sense to list the PC's flaws and at the same time my chosen sytem's qualities. Though I would have preferred a less aggressive question such as "Why do I prefer gaming on console rather than on PC". But you cannot blame me for the words chosen by the OP 

But out of context, listing a sytem's flaws is fine if one has the honesty of acknowledging that one's system of choice also has flaws. It's then called constructive criticism and it's not meant to belittle people for their choice but to push the makers of said system to improve on it. Of course constructive criticism can be easily misunderstood and considered an attack so when one engages in such an endeavor one needs to be careful in one's choice of words.

But that's you doing just what you said at the start. You're saying one thing isn't as bad as the other, but the other half is definitely worse.

Look around the internet, there are all sorts of people ragging on PC. It's this forum and a few others that only seem to go on about PC players ragging on console folk. Right now, at this very moment, I'm dealing with a commenter on a bench marking youtube channel, who is known for praising PS4 to the high heavens, while taking absolutely any chance he can at making PC look like it's the dark ages. He gets such satisfaction from making PC players angry and upset. He isn't alone though, I've come across many like him over the years and it's not just on the one side either, it stems from both sides. We have people that wear PCMR as a badge of pride (even though it was actually a joke geared at PC gamers by Yahtzee croshaw, many years ago) and those on the console side who call themselves the "god race" or "godstation" users, so it's not just on the PC side, it's on both.

The meme's origin:

 

Well yes, it is. It just paints the picture that the favoured is favoured, over the other. We all have our own bias, but it's nice to be objective here and there.

See, I know you are following OP's question, but if the opposite was asked, you'd likely not have much to give as an answer, simply because it's not your forte, so the qualities of that side wouldn't be brought up.

I think the constructive criticism can also be criticised for not being entirely all there as well, that's another thing to look out for. To some it may appear as an attack, but to others, it can also present flaws within said criticism (like claiming an object fact, but not taking into account that it was flawed due to the lack of knowledge of said flaw/quality).



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