Console or PC?

Riverside, California
May 21, 2016 3:08pm CST
I spend a good deal of time playing video games. I have dedicated a lot of my time to a PC game called Dota 2. I've been looking over my stats and realized just how much time I put into this video game. I have spent nearly 800 hours of my time on this game alone. Granted, I haven't played in a long time, but that is a lot of time going into different matches. PC is my go-to when it comes to gaming. I love my PC and can't imagine trading it in for a console- though, many people argue that consoles might be a better choice. I suppose I'm just wondering why people choose console over PC. I've heard so many reasons behind choosing PC over Console, but never any reasons as to why someone chooses console over PC. What do you prefer and why?
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@quantum2020 (8885)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
21 May 16
I have only played video games using my laptop, I rarely have used vieo game consoles. I think I used one once. This was my little brother´s Xbox console. Their portability is probably why people prefere video consoles and also that they can be plugged to a big screen for playing.
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• Riverside, California
21 May 16
I am the same way. All of my gaming is done on my laptop and I honestly can't think of anything better. Console handhelds are portable, but I tend to bring my laptop everywhere I go (within reason.) I will bring it with me on trips, etc. It's just as easy to bring with me. I could see how a console handheld might be good for every day use, though. I won't haul my laptop with me to walmart, but someone could totally bring their PS Vita with them, ha ha.
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• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
21 May 16
@lexinonomous Yes, I woudn´t mind someone letting me use their PS Vita. I think, Play stations and other consoles are right for playing more powerful games than the ones one can play on a pc. The memory and lother technical configuratons must take the player to the other estreme.
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• Riverside, California
21 May 16
@quantum2020 My PC does a really great job at playing through high quality games. I just wish that the exclusives for Playstation were available to PC users. It makes sense though, since everything has it's own exclusives. I wouldn't mind using a PS Vita to try it out. On the go gaming might be a good thing to have, though I really don't mind hauling my laptop with me.
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
21 May 16
I don't play many video games anymore, but when I was more active I preferred the console games.
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• Riverside, California
21 May 16
If you don't mind me asking, why did you prefer the console over PC? :)
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@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
22 May 16
@lexinonomous Probably because it allowed more people to play at once. My family would play many of the games together.
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• Riverside, California
22 May 16
@DWDavis That's something I never thought about! In order to play with multiple people in person, you have to be on separate computers all at once. I could see how a console is more family and friend oriented. That's actually a really awesome reason to prefer consoles!
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@xstitcher (11269)
• Petaluma, California
21 May 16
We haven't had a console of any kind in our house for a long time. I think nowadays I prefer PC.
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• Riverside, California
21 May 16
I can't say that I blame you. I have a Ps3 in my garage right now. Once I fixed my PC, I instantly unplugged my Ps3. It had become somewhat of a "Netflix machine" to me. I only used it to watch Netflix on the television.
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@TheHorse (63900)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 May 16
I don't play video games, but I have only a PC.
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• Riverside, California
21 May 16
To each their own. I really enjoy video games and find PC to be the best option. :)
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@Lucky15 (33419)
• Philippines
22 May 16
Pc..that is thenonly thing ihave :)
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• Riverside, California
22 May 16
That's awesome! Do you play any games on PC at the moment?
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@Lucky15 (33419)
• Philippines
22 May 16
@lexinonomous pc is broken. Haha
• Riverside, California
22 May 16
@Lucky15 That really stinks! I hope you get it fixed soon. :)
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• United States
21 May 16
I used to be all about console gaming but I think it was mainly because I had a pc that couldn't handle any decent games. I recently upgraded to a better pc that could handle the Oculus Rift and now I'm completely obsessed with pc gaming. lol I've heard of Dota 2 but haven't tried it out yet. I may have to look into it! lol
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• Riverside, California
21 May 16
Having a PC that cannot handle decent games is an excellent reason to go to console. I was in this situation a few years ago when my PC decided to "catch a cold." By catch a cold, I mean it became infected with a virus. I was running for my Ps3 in no time. Are you a member on Steam by chance? They have so many amazing free games, alongside a great selection of paid gaming. I'd definitely suggest looking into Dota 2. It's a great tower defense game.
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• United States
21 May 16
@lexinonomous I am on Steam actually! I just looked up Dota 2 and I seem to already have it. lol That's probably why I've heard of it. I must have downloaded it and just haven't tried it out yet. I've been pretty focused on getting through the Tomb Raider games again. LOVE those. :-)
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• Riverside, California
21 May 16
@missjessicadawn Thats awesome! Well, if you're every looking for someone to play with, feel free to add me. My screen name is Lexithesalsashark. Dota 2 is really complicated when you first get into it, but with time it becomes really fun. I haven't jumped onto the game in some time, though. :)
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@trivia79 (7918)
• El Segundo, California
21 May 16
if i were you, i will stick with pc. pc is versatile and you cannot only do just games.
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• Riverside, California
21 May 16
I am definitely sticking to my PC. I'm just curious as to why people would even argue that console is better. Personally, I don't really mind what people use, but I still don't understand not making the switch to PC. There are so many options in comparison.
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@bacon147 (430)
• South Africa
21 May 16
@lexinonomous consoles aren't better than PC's. Some people like myself just tend to like consoles more for different reasons.
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• Riverside, California
21 May 16
@bacon147 True! I was just curious as to why people prefer consoles. There's always different reasons, but it's interesting to me to hear the reasoning behind it. :)
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
27 May 16
Laptop myself, only thing I have lol.
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• Riverside, California
27 May 16
I use a laptop as well. I haven't had an actual Desktop PC in years.
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@kevin1877uk (36976)
27 May 16
@lexinonomous It's been maybe 3 years since I had a desktop and now back in the UK I've been thinking of getting one, but just not yet, though.
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• Riverside, California
27 May 16
@kevin1877uk I would love to get a desktop, but I just don't see the need to at the moment. I'm pretty content with my laptop. I think it's been about 10 or more years since I had a desktop.
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• United States
22 May 16
I don't play games anymore, ever since I found out online and earning money - it's fun and therapeutic especially myLot. Fun to me would have to be shopping. I used to enjoy playing console games and games via my phone.
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• Riverside, California
22 May 16
I find making money online therapeutic as well. I really enjoy talking on forums because it gives me an outlet to talk to likeminded people. It helps me with my writing and grammar as well. If you don't mind me asking, what other websites have you found to earn money? I only just discovered mylot and use postloop regularly.
• United States
22 May 16
@lexinonomous The last site I found out about is now discontinued (BlogJob). There is a new one called Literacy Base but I have not been active so I don't know yet. I know of a member on myLot said she reached $10 in 15 days but she has not been paid yet, it'll be next month. I just use myLot and Crowdtap. There are other survey sites but I stopped that. And I sell on Poshmark (pre-loved clothes or clothes with tags as I tend to overshop)
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• Riverside, California
22 May 16
@infatuatedbby Thank you for sharing. I signed up for Crowdtap. I hope it works out for me. I'm not familiar with Poshmark, but it might be worth visiting the website since I have a huge shopping problem.
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@EddieHands (37852)
• United States
24 May 16
I think because consoles are just for games mostly. But other than that, I think PC always is more powerful for graphics and sound etc.
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• Riverside, California
24 May 16
That is another reason I'm not drawn to the consoles. I like the idea of being able to do whatever I please on a PC. It's hard to use the internet and whatnot through a console.
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@EddieHands (37852)
• United States
24 May 16
@lexinonomous Yeah a PC is better and does more thing. And these days you pay the same price for a console as a PC. So PC is a much better choice I'd say for gaming.. epecially since most x box games.. are on PC anyways..
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• Riverside, California
24 May 16
@EddieHands This is true. I looked into a Ps4 a few times, just because I thought it'd be nice to have the option. I can't believe how much the price of consoles has gone up. I won't be buying one any time soon. I dumped all of my money on my PC, so I might as well make the most of it. :)
@sishy7 (27653)
• Australia
23 May 16
I leave video games to my sons - I think they play both but I have no idea what their reasons would be. Anyway, I just want to welcome you to myLot!
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• Riverside, California
23 May 16
Thank you so much for the welcome! I'm really loving it here so far. It's such a welcoming forum!
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@sishy7 (27653)
• Australia
23 May 16
@lexinonomous Are you around UCR? I used to live on Blaine St many, many years ago...
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• Riverside, California
23 May 16
@sishy7 I know exactly what area you're talking about. I don't live in that area at all, but I grew up in the surrounding area. I actually used to spend a great deal of time in Downtown. :)
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@bacon147 (430)
• South Africa
21 May 16
I prefer a console to be honest. Consoles guarantee that the game will work and run smoothly with full graphics. I know that you can get better graphics on a PC, but sometimes our PC's performance aren't good enough to run a new game like Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on full graphics. This has happened to me before with another game. Another reason is that I'm used to consoles and not PC's.
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• Riverside, California
21 May 16
I have had the opposite effect with a console, sadly. My Ps3 has spit out games left and right and doesn't run nearly as smoothly as my PC. I suppose it all depends on how old something is. A PC works the same way, sometimes not being able to run games due to being outdated. I remember being super used to consoles and a PC seemed so foreign to me- at least for gaming. I have neeeever had an issue running a video game with full graphics, though. If anything my computer has always ran brand new games smoothly.
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@bacon147 (430)
• South Africa
21 May 16
I'm very used to consoles and there was a time when I didn't play PC games for about 2 years. I remember playing on a PC one time after I got so used to console and I was horrible at it(I played Battlefield).
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• Riverside, California
21 May 16
@bacon147 If it makes you feel any better, I really suck at Battlefield. Ha ha ha.
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• St. Louis, Missouri
23 May 16
Game console. I never was good at games by PC. But put a game controller in my hand I would punish. That should be by next tag name when I get a ps4.lol
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• Riverside, California
23 May 16
I can totally understand having a hard time with a mouse and keyboard versus a controller. There are a few games that I own that I had to give up on due to not being able to calibrate everything correctly. I definitely prefer a controller at times.
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• St. Louis, Missouri
24 May 16
@lexinonomous but there are controllers you can buy to play with PC games.
• Philippines
24 May 16
I haven't had a game console for more than 20 years. i think pc is better, you can actually make a mod of it.
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• Riverside, California
24 May 16
Oh wow, I can't imagine not playing video games for that long! :)
@TRBRocks420 (75518)
• Banks, Oregon
23 May 16
I like them both but my favorite is is still regular Nintendo.
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• Riverside, California
23 May 16
I can't even argue with you. Regular ol' Nintendo is always the best option.
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@bondot (43)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
21 May 16
I only play video games in console. I have PC but the specification isn't good for the some PC games. My PC is only for typing work documents
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• Riverside, California
22 May 16
That makes sense. I went without a PC for a long time and ended up giving into my Ps3. I usually work with what I can.
@jstory07 (66076)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 May 16
I play on the xbox 360.
• St. Louis, Missouri
24 May 16
I wish they would create a game room like the movie Gamer ( without killing real people of course lol).
• Galati, Romania
23 Feb 17
I really prefer both of them. Because I really like technology and video games :D But the best you can afford to buy is the PC because you can change parts of it and can upgrade easier than a console.
@tech40 (9263)
• Philippines
24 May 16
I prefer PC because I can do many things than gaming on using PC.. specially PC is part of my money making online
• Philippines
24 May 16
I don't play video games a lot, but I do have a Nintendo Wii. I'm guessing that the feeling of playing on a console is different, that's why some people prefer it over a computer? Personally, I don't like to play games on my computer because it was pretty slow.