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PC gaming question(s)

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by ScarletArrow, Mar 7, 2005.

  1. ScarletArrow

    ScarletArrow I'm wearing Gold Pants

    I've never eally been into the PC gaming world - w/ the exception of my beloved Commodore 64. I went from Atari, NES, Super NES, SEGA, and now X-box.

    So here's my question - I understand that PC gaming is a much "higher level" gaming experience, but much more costly to keep up with the hardware requirements.

    Should I be content with my traditional game console and not open a Pandora's box, or there really a better experience to be had (that's worth the money)?

    I'll always play football, but I'm growing a little tired of the 1st person shooter games and was looking for something a little different.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. I think there are a lot of really fantastic games on the PC that you can't get on anything else. Take, for example, Black and White. Great game, but it's not on anything but the PC. Another good example is the Battlefield franchise. The best IMO though is Evil Genius. Great plot, Great play.

    Hope this helps you decide.
  3. DUB

    DUB inspectHERgadget

  4. scott91575

    scott91575 Resident hater

    This is probably a little late for a reply, but here ya go.

    I own a PS2 and a top of the line computer. I play both, but the computer more so. It really comes down to what kind of gamer are you. I love computer games for 3 main reasons. First, they are always top of the line graphics. The PS2 I own is weak in this department. Since consoles only come out every 3 or 4 years they lag big time in graphics near the end of their life. Computers on the other hand can be upgraded and new games always test the new limits. Second, the games are more complex. If you want all simple to play games don't bother. Yet I love the challenge the computer games offer. Finally, almost all good console games come to the computer eventually (except NCAA football, which I hate! I guess this is due to the fact you could easily but players names on the net and download them). Some come late, but Halo, Grand Theft Auto, etc. all end up on PC eventually.

    The downsides are the initial cost and bugs. For cost, there is not much you can do. Even an upgrade to RAM and video card can cost more than a new console. The second is computer games often have initial bugs, although being able to download fixes online remedy this situation.

    To tell you the truth it really comes down to cost. I have both, but if I had to choose one I would go with computer. The PS2 is great for get togethers and getting the occasional game that only comes out on PS2, but I spend more time on the computer. The games on computer are way more in depth and challenging. It just costs a ton to keep the technology up to date in order to play the new kick ass games. I have to upgrade hardware about every 2 years at the cost of about $200 for a minor upgrade, or over $1000 every 5 or 6 years for a new computer.

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