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7:39 PM on 12.08.2011

Dear PC elitist: Why I prefer console gaming.

Yesterday my suite-mate and I got into a short discussion. Well, it wasn't really a discussion because I mostly let him talk and tried to avoid and silly conflict on what we were talking about; whether PC gaming or console gaming is better.

What my friend was telling me was something you've all heard before in some place or another, "Playing on PC is the superior way to game." I disagreed but let him talk anyway. He used one game specifically as the meat of his argument; Battlefield 3. He didn't really explain to me why the PC version of Battlefield 3 was better, as most gamers know that Battlefield 3 was made for the PC and performs better on the PC. I looked at his "gaming rig" which was over $1000 and his 22" LCD monitor. I also looked at where he sat. He sat on a typical office chair, something I wouldn't want to spend hours sitting on.

I'm sure that if you're a PC gamer, his gaming set up is pretty similar to yours. Not wanting to sound like a douche right on the spot, I didn't tell him what my gaming set up was. I play my Xbox 360 games on a 55" LED LCD while lying back on a big comfy reclining chair. I also have a surround sound set, and all these together make for a very immersive gaming experience.

Yes, PC games are "better", but the way you play your games is very important. While graphics for the PC version of Battlefield 3 are "better", you can't really enjoy it, in my opinion, on a 22" screen that is a foot and a half away from your face. If you ever have a chance to look on some HD tv forums, you'll find that most people will say to really enjoy the best visuals, a 37" screen is the least you should opt for. I can guarantee that an Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 3 on a 55" screen is more eye candy than a PC version of Battlefield 3 on a 22" screen. Also, I'm pretty sure most would agree that you can put your body in more comfortable positions while playing on a tv because you don't need to be right in front of the screen.

Over the last year or so, PC gaming has really been getting popular again because of the limitations of the consoles. The Xbox 360 was released in 2005, but I still get a good experience out of it. Once the new generation of consoles are released, game developers will once again push PC gamers aside and your PC will be "held back by consoles". I'm sure you know what I'm talking about by saying developers holding the PC back. Consoles appeal to a bigger audience because of how easy they are to handle. Developers will always put their biggest effort toward the bigger audience. Enjoy the popularity of PC gaming while you can, because once the new consoles are released, PC gaming will be right back at where it was in 2008.

On a side note, you're kidding yourself if you think you're better at aiming than console gamers because you have a mouse. You have no advantage at all over people like myself that have mastered the art of gaming on a controller over years and years of playing.

In conclusion, you PC elitist are annoying. You overlook many things and nobody likes you. Have a good day.   read

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