In response to the 5 Reasons to Choose Consoles over PC by Expertgamingnews, we have put together our very own list of reasons to pick PC over a console. Keep in mind that both consoles and PC are good in their own ways, but some of the reasons presented in the article were quite ridiculous. To counter that here are the top five reasons to go PC rather than console.
In the current generation, both PC and console games get their fair share of patches. Saying that PC games get unpatched versions of games was completely uncalled for and was only said in wake of the Dead Island Steam controversy, where an early developer version of the game was released instead of the final product. Proving that patches work well on PC, the game was patched the same day it was released eradicating the problem for current and future players of Dead Island. Had that been a hard copy on console, there would be much, much bigger problems. Both console and PC games will get their patches out at some point and digital downloads even take the hassle out for future buyers.
4. The Perfect Gaming Setup
You’re right, we don’t get to lay down and slouch as we play our games, but what we get in return is more than enough to make up for it. In front of you, you have everything you need for your gaming. You have your essentials like a monitor, keyboard and mouse but your gaming setup holds so much more. Your headset, games, speakers, controllers and anything else you hook up for your gaming needs are all in one spot. Hungry? No problem, there’s room for that. Whether it be a quick snack or a bowl of cereal, you can get it all done as you play your game. I mean, if you can slouch on a coach and eat a bowl of cereal while playing a game, more power to you. Need to the Internet while playing a game? Just minimize the game and you’re good to go. The point here is that everything you’ll ever need is conveniently in one location. Add a nice, comfortable chair and you are set.
3. The Issue about Piracy
Piracy stinks. And it’d no secret that PC games are stolen more often than console games. The problem begins when you say that developers, specifically Valve, are moving away from the PC scene. This is incredibly incorrect as Valve and many others, create games specifically with PC in mind. When it comes to Valve and consoles, it’s quite clear that the controls were designed with keyboard and mouse first in mind. Going back to the point on piracy, the PC is a much more open system when compared to consoles. While this allows for an easier grip on piracy, the mods, customizations, server types, and more freedom definitely help even out the line here.
2. The Glorious Keyboard and Mouse
The precision you get when playing with a mouse is leaps and bounds better than what you get on a traditional gaming controller. To be able to pinpoint the exact location you want simply by moving your mouse is so much easier than trying to the same with a control pad. While the keyboard may not have been built for gaming, the combo of mouse and WASD is far superior than any other gaming controller out there. Granted, some games, like racing games, are better off with a controller. Grand Theft Auto and Need for Speed come to mind. Outside of that, there really isn’t much competition. I shudder at the thought of having to play The Sims with a controller.
The main argument here is that you need to buy a $500 graphics card to pull off max settings. This argument is completely absurd. An average budget computer can get you the equivalent of an Xbox 360 or PS3 today. My GTX 560, which I spent just a little over $200 on, is already pulling off maximum settings on all my games, save for some high demanding games like Crysis. Anyone can spend a little over $100 and they should be in good hands when it comes to outperforming consoles. Please keep in mind that these are maximum settings for PC, not consoles. Consoles look far worse when compared to games running on PC at max settings.
And where is this notion coming from that you have to change your parts every six months? The only people that will be doing that are the fanatics that must be running maximum settings at 60 frames at all times. Your average gamer will not have to do anything like that. I bought my card and my parts and I plan to keep them this way for years to come. Eventually, I won’t be able to do maximum settings on the latest games, but I will still be able to play them at more than reasonable settings. Most importantly, I will still be beating consoles years whether I upgrade or not.