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10:12 AM on 02.15.2008

Warning wall of text ahead, if you donít have the attention span to read through more than 700 words then avoid this post at all costs. If on the other hand youíre the adventurous type than by all means read away.





I was reading Gameboi's post on Cliffy B and I noticed some things in the comments that really irk the shit out of me. One was the whole Console vs. PC debate and the other was the PCís are to fucking expensive to maintain silliness. Both of these topics really make me wonder about gamers and just what their really into gaming for.


First off we have which platform is better for gaming. Truly this is a stupid argument as Iíve always held the notion itís about playing video games and not the machines we do it on. If itís not the 360 vs. the PS3 then itís those two against the Wii or all three of them against the PC. It doesnít fucking matter at all, they all play games and thatís what gamers do play video games. This constant bickering over what system we should be playing them on and how much it costís is just retarded. If you prefer one then go with it and be fucking happy. That doesnít mean you canít proclaim your love for your system of choice just donít bore me to tears with why itís superior over the other ones. While that specific argument never boiled to the surface in the post that has set me off I could see it brewing. All it was going to take was one dumb ass trying to prove his internet coolness and it was going to be on.


The next one is all about these graphics whores I see running around the net these days. This cropped up in the post in the form of bitching about high end video card prices. I have seen countless times where some dip shit is complaining about how game X will only run at 57.5323 frames per second and not the optimum 60 fps. My response to that is so fucking what. If youíre that much of an art lover that 2.4677 difference in frame rate between what you get and maxed bothers you that much then go to the fucking Louvre and stare at the Mona Lisa all day. There comes a point where being anal about shit like that ruins any enjoyment you where going to get out of the game anyway. Granted choppy slow fps sucks but even a middle of the road card can handle all games decently. So the argument of needing a top of the line video card to enjoy gaming on a PC is bull shit. Itís not the rest of the worldís problem if youíre a snobby bastard.


The last one is the fallacy that computers are to expensive to maintain. Actually I want to wander into a tangent that kind of ties into this somewhat. I see a metric shit ton of people wandering around explaining how they build their own PCís and would never buy one. Well good for you I suppose you want a cookie as a reward for such a stunning achievement. Fact of the matter is if you give me a monkey a screw driver and the necessary parts I could teach the fucking monkey to build a computer. Itís not fucking rocket science people but some of you sure seem to act like it is. It also appears some people want to perpetuate this myth that PCís are so expensive to upgrade and maintain. If your smart and schedule your upgrades correctly costs shouldnít be that much of an issue except for possibly the mobo and the processor. Iíve had my current system about 9 months or so and coming up I plan on adding a little more memory. Later this year I may add another whopping hard drive to store all my midget porn. Towards the end of the year I will probably pop for a video card. Spaced out like that and doing the upgrades before its absolutely necessary will spread the overall cost out in such a fashion that even a poor bastard like me can afford it. Thatís not to say the PC gaming is the most economical choice going but itís possible even on a budget if your hell bent on staying a PC gamer. Once again though it depends on how much of an elitist ass you are. If you just canít live without the high end video card or the largest dual core processor possible then of course itís going to be outrageously expensive. That doesnít mean sane people canít get a decent PC that will run all the current games at a decent pace for an affordable price. My current rig is no where near alien ware capabilities and it runs Bioshock extremely well at decent settings. I will never be convinced that even a game as beautiful as that would have been better if I had a $7000 dollar rig.


Iím not aiming this at any one person itís just the overall attitude when discussing PC gamin that pisses me off. I know no matter what I say the bitching and arguing will continue and thatís really sad in a way. Because as was stated before it shouldnít matter what platform you play games on. What should matter is how much fun youíre having playing the games and that type of enjoyment shouldnít come with a min/max requirement.



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