Why do you choose PC over console?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by WOWaddict, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. WOWaddict

    WOWaddict New Member Registered

    I have always been a PC fan. It does cost more to build a good PC but I love the usability and modding capabilities of PC. I also love Steam! But why do you use PC?
  2. Nymphadora14

    Nymphadora14 New Member Registered

    I have game consoles and do play them occasionally but I prefer my PC because of the modification that I can make to it. I can build a Desktop from the case up without thinking much about the process and changing out the parts for better ones is simple. When you have a console like the PlayStation it is much more difficult to modify and I like the ability to get on my PC and look up different games that are free to play. Its not that easy with a game console.
  3. Cereus

    Cereus Member Registered

    It has better longevity hardware wise compared to consoles plus I can upgrade at any time with it, can't really do that on a console. Bang for buck, my PC does more overall since it's a work station and entertainment station rolled it one. Not only that but PC games allow for modding which really increases its replayability. But overall my PC is a huge part of my life since I do work with it and play games on it. I can live without a TV and console, but a PC is a must in my life.
  4. prose

    prose Member Registered

    I agree with @Cereus. A PC has more versatility than a gaming console, such as ability to be used for work, while also offering multiple means of entertainment. While newer gaming consoles offer streaming media content online, streaming media on a PC seems to be less prone to glitches.

    In terms of game comparisons on PC versus gaming consoles, I have found that while playing the same game for PC and XBOX 360 (The Sims 3), the PC option offered much more versatility as well as many more options and features throughout the game. PC is the way to go for games like The Sims.
  5. Avia

    Avia New Member Registered

    Simply because the games I want to play are for the PC. First was Everquest, then World of Warcraft and Starcraft.
  6. SereneAngel88

    SereneAngel88 Member Registered

    Mainly for the fact that I can use emulators to play games from my childhood without having to pay a ridiculous amount. I have a nice collection of SNES ROMS that I go back to when I'm bored and I feel like playing retro games.
  7. Chris_A

    Chris_A Member Registered

    PC has a ton of advantages over consoles, in my opinion. While consoles have that cool, "have a couch party and play Mortal Kombat with your friends" thing, the PC more then makes up for that with tons of really great quality mods for almost all of its games, as well as, giving you lots of options to customize and upgrade your rig. Also, emulators are a huge bonus on the PC as well, as fellow posters have said.
  8. Yosostupid

    Yosostupid New Member Registered

    I've been a PC gamer my entire life, so I naturally have a huge bias for PC from the start. Aside from that, PC has better graphics and exclusives in my opinion. CSGO and Civ 5 and Skyrim are my top 3 most played games on steam, and I can confidently say the communities for all 3 have kept me engaged via mods, esports, etc. I also prefer Keyboard and Mouse of a controller.
  9. Robbinho14

    Robbinho14 Member Registered

    Since many of my friends have a console i think about this alot. Ofcourse the fact that none of my friends really play pc is shit, Its still so much better than console because of the sole possibilities of a computer. With a computer you can play with higher graphics wich i find very important.
  10. SLTE

    SLTE Member Registered

    I jump between the two, and I still prefer playing big box games on a console. These days I find myself preferring PC mainly for all the awesome indie titles you can grab off of Steam. There's so much variety. I can see my Steam collection eclipsing my console collection within a year or two, given the rate at which I buy Humble Bundles.
  11. Axel

    Axel Member Registered

    Cliched answer, but it's because of the flexibility and the ability to do more than just gaming. You have a full fledged computing device in front of you that you can utilize however you want. I was never a fan of consoles. I only ever bought consoles to play exclusives. It's such a waste of money to buy all of these when you could've combined them all into one device called a PC. Thankfully the PC market is growing bigger and bigger now thanks to platforms like Steam, so I really hope all these consoles die one day and give us these damn games on PC already. Except handheld consoles, these are good anyhow since they have the mobility advantage that makes me want to buy one.
  12. Jordan94

    Jordan94 New Member Registered

    I would have to say for me usually it's because of the multiplayer. I think that online multiplayer is a lot better on a PC versus on a console. I do love console gaming, but I just prefer playing online mode on a PC.
  13. Vegito12

    Vegito12 Member Registered

    I like how in the PC you can have games which don't require a disk and the games can be well made and sold at discounts and usually use the Steam site as if a game does not work, then I can get a refund which is good, and also there is support there in the site. It is interesting to see what the games are like and the computer games can be cheaper in most cases and you can buy them earlier than the console version which can be more costly. I reckon that it is nice to use a keyboard and also hope that more games are made and also that it can be enjoyable for the players who like the games which are sold on the PC computer.
  14. lexinonomous

    lexinonomous New Member Registered

    I am definitely someone that prefers the PC over console. I think it's how comfortable I am on the PC that makes me love it more. I know the keyboard so well and the mouse allows me to have more control throughout the gameplay. I also enjoy that I can get more out of my video games through mods. Steam has so many free-to-play games that I'm never left bored- I mean, Dota 2 is a fantastic game and is available to anyone that wants to play. How great is that? I just can't bring myself to get on console unless there's some sort of exclusive I'd like to play.
  15. TheViper

    TheViper New Member Registered

    I like my keyboard and mouse more than the controller. I can't tell you how weird it was playing with a controller when dealing with GTA. Plus, there is a level of comfort that comes with the PC over console varieties.
  16. bittersblue

    bittersblue New Member Registered

    I prefer PC solely because of the convenience. I'm a pretty casual gamer so I just tend to play games on my laptop, which I also use for all my school and job related assignments. That way, I just have to invest in a slightly better laptop than buy a laptop and a console. Makes my life a little easier.

    I do someday, want to get myself a gaming desktop though. As much as I love the convenience of being able to play games on my laptop whenever, I'd like something that could handle some better graphics.

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