Better than the console?
The reader explains why he rarely uses consoles and why computer games are not only better but often cheaper than the alternative.
I’ve been playing for over 30 years. At that time most of my gaming equipment was computers, from Spectrum to Amiga to PC.
There have been a few dances with consoles, but I always fall back to the computer as my main machine.
Now that I’m no longer the type of racing PC, I fully understand why so many people choose consoles, but I thought I wanted to get an idea of why I prefer video games.
1. Construction and modernisation
I know it’s not a cup of tea for everyone, but for me it’s a pleasure to know that I have a car that can be upgraded at my own discretion. The excitement of installing a new graphics card and improving performance, that little adrenaline rush is just great. Will even the pressure of construction or a major upgrade work or not? For me, this means that my computer is more than just a machine… Imagine building a machine that needs to be completed.
2. Overclocking and benchmarking
It’s fun to increase the productivity of my machine! Unlocking graphics cards is actually quite simple, and modern GPUs are designed so that they won’t hurt if you press too hard on them. Comparing my system with other similar constructions on 3DMark and trying to get closer to the best score is incredibly exciting!
I’ll say right away that the keyboard and mouse are the best way to control first person shooters and even some third person games. This is evidenced by the fact that automatic tracking is standard on the consoles. The ability to aim with such precision is a great advantage. What’s more, I can use my Xbox controller when the game works best with it, use a keyboard and mouse when needed, and even switch between them – using the controller and shortcuts, and then switch to the mouse for certain parts of the game.
What’s more, I can use almost any controller, even the older ones, which means good value for money and adaptation to my wishes. For example, I always use the Xbox 360 controller, and from an ergonomic point of view I find it almost perfect. For racing games, I can still use the Logitech Driving Force GT, a steering wheel that hasn’t been supported on consoles since PlayStation 3.
So, you bought the game, the developer supports it with a small amount of DLC and various updates, right? Wrong! There is a whole community of PC modders who want to improve, change and generally work on what it is. These are often graphic improvements (after playing The Witcher 3 with the Hulk Hogan mod texture, you can’t play any other way! Real Black Mesa, the remake of Half-Life, is a great fashion!
I was supposed to drive a car race in Cadwell Park a few years ago, but I’ve never been there. So I downloaded the title of GT Legends, which wrote the mud and learned. Did it work? Well, I didn’t have an accident! Mudding can greatly increase the fun of the game.
5. affordability of price and quality
Some people will say that I take crazy pills and will claim that a computer capable of playing AAA games is a cheap way to play, but listen to me. Either way, I’ll have a computer, it could be a basic 300-pound machine that can process and display text, or it could be three pieces of the beast playing at 4K 60fps, but I’ll have one.
My current installation cost me about 800 pounds. In terms of games, the PC is a modest novel, the seventh generation i5 in combination with the RTX 2060. However, if I had spent Â£300 on a computer without a game, I would have bought a console at the time, so Â£200 to Â£300 at the end of that generation. I love my racing games, and the steering wheel is mandatory, so like above, you have to replace the old steering wheel, still Â£250 . Suddenly my computer can afford to pay us.
Then there are the games, between the sales of Steam, Epic Games Store and Ubisoft, the cost of PC games is incredibly low! Okay, there’s no exchange option, everything’s digital now, but as long as you’re willing to wait, I think it’s the cheapest way to get games. I have Witcher 3 games of the annual edition for a ten, Ori and Blind Forest for 3 books, three Assassin’s Creed games and of course currently GTA 5.
The only games I’ve bought for almost the full price in the last three years were Project Cars 2 and Forza Horizon 4, and even then I was able to get the keys back at a reduced price.
So there you go, I haven’t even mentioned the possibility to play old games, use emulators, raytracing and so on, but I hope this gives you an idea why the PC is for me. And whatever your choice of slot machines is… …have fun!
According to the reader, Dude Abydes.
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