PC Gaming Vs. Console Gaming – Game Availability

After a brief discussion between Aaron and myself, we both declared that in the category of comfort the winner is…drum roll please…Consoles. I’m not picking up my trophy yet as this week it was Aaron’s turn to pick the topic and he chose something which he probably thinks he has in the bag. Game Availability. Make sure to check out Aaron’s blog (https://aaronmorrsireviews.com/) to see what he has to say about it.

My take on game availability is a pretty simple logic that I think a lot of you reading can agree with. All good PC games come to console, but not all good console games go to PC. Take for example a current game that I’m playing, Gone Home. For such a small game this was a huge hit on the PC. Huge. I won’t deny that, it had major success, which is well deserving, but look what happened to it. Because of how good this game was, it eventually came to the PS4 and thanks to PS+ I even got it for free. Sure, I had to wait some time before I actually got it, but it’s not like I didn’t have anything else to play and I was solely waiting for this game to come out. Same thing with the Diablo series, another huge successful PC game, it eventually came to the console and it was totally worth the wait as I spent an insane amount of time playing Diablo III.

Now my second point, not all good console games go to PC. Take the Uncharted series for example. That will never be released on the PC. Will you ever see The Order: 1886 on PC? Nope. How about God of War? That has to be on PC too right? Nope, not at all. I understand that now with Microsoft and Xbox One that there’s this cross play thing so their games will in a way actually go to PC, but Playstation games won’t and never will. When it comes to Playstation games exclusively made for Playstation, PC gamers are the ones that are missing out. Me on the other hand? I never feel like I’m missing out because if a game is that good on PC, sooner or later it’ll have a port over to a console.

Now that we’ve discussed everything from comfort to game availability, I think that for next week we’ll tackle a topic that, sigh, I’m going to tell the people rooting for me now that I’ll probably lose and that’s graphics. Who has the better graphics PC or Console? Come back next week to see my answer.

See Who’s Winning so Far

PC: 0
Console: 1

As a side note, if there’s anything you want to see us debate about when it comes to the PC Vs. Console debate, let us know in the comments section and we’ll see if we can add it into our series.


PC Gaming Vs. Console Gaming – Comfort

Last week in the introduction to this multiple part collaboration blog, I posed the question of how comfortable are you playing the platform of your choice and why. So that’s how we’ll start our friendly little debate, with the topic of comfort. Don’t forget to head over to Aaron’s blog (https://aaronmorrsireviews.com/) to see his answer.

For me, it feels like I was born with a controller in my hand. As I said before, my earliest gaming memory goes all the way back to Nintento. I remember sitting in front of the TV, on a nice comfy couch might I add, my little hands gripping this, what then felt like huge, controller and playing Super Mario Brothers. From there I went onto Sega Genesis, which had a completely different controller, before moving on to PS2, then PS3, then PS4. Each controller has been different from the other and it has been a learning curve to learn the placement of each of the buttons and what to press when, but when you think about it, the controllers all have the same basic necessities to them with a few add-on’s here and there as systems progressed.

Video Game Controllers

I would say that with 100% honesty that I am extremely comfortable with my current systems and their controllers to the point where I know the placement of each and every single button like it was the back of my hand. When playing a game of my choice, there isn’t the need to look down at the controller while I play to make sure that I press the right button. I just know. It’s become a sense memory for me as I switch between the different Playstation systems and feel the weight of the controller in my hands. This is also easier than having my hands positioned over the keyboard or having to at any moment reach over and grab for my mouse. Everything that I need is right there in my hand. I have to say that even with simulation games, which are sometimes better played with a mouse, I find that using a controller is actually more efficient. Take Tropico 5 for example, which I happen to currently be playing, I can see how using the mouse to move around the island and place buildings and roads would easily work since this is basically a click here do this type of game, but there’s just something about using the PS4 controller that makes doing all of the things you need to do in Tropico 5 seem effortless.

While we’re also on the topic of comfort, I would like to say that when I play on my systems, I’m also comfortable when I play. This means that I’m not sitting in front of a computer, in a super uncomfortable chair that’s wreaking havoc on my back as I sit all hunched over my keyboard, clicking my way to victory or trying to manage pressing buttons on the keyboard that correspond to walking or shooting or whatever. I’m usually lounging on my couch while I play which makes me feel more relaxed. When I feel more relaxed, I can also play for much longer then I proabably should. I remember those care free days of playing for 8 hours or more at a time and not feeling unformtable at any time. Being on a couch means that I can sit up, I can slouch back, and I could even lay down if I damn well pleased. I like to think that this raises the overall comfort level of playing and actually makes me a better player.

Next week, we’ll let you know who won on the discussion of comfort as we start to tally up the wins and losses for our debate. Since I picked the topic for this week’s debate, I leave it to Aaron to pick next weeks topic.


PC Gaming Vs. Console Gaming

It’s the age old question of which is better, PC gaming or Console gaming. Of course it’s been asked many many times to the point of exhaustion and a lot of arguments, but this time will be different. How is it going to be different? Well, this time I’ll be teaming up with my PC gaming buddy, Aaron Morrsi (https://aaronmorrsireviews.com/), to discuss the different aspects of each type of gaming.

For me I’ve been a console gamer my whole life, sure I switched to the dark side and tried a little PC gaming, but immediately realized my mistake and went back to strictly console gaming. At the moment I’m currently playing on a PS3, PS Vita, and a PS4. As you can probably already tell, I’m a very loyal Sony Fan Girl and I have been from the very start although I didn’t start there with my console gaming. My gaming roots go all the way back to the early days of Nintendo, which then progressed into Sega, which then progressed into Playstation, so you can see if anyone is going to defend console gaming, it’s going to be me. I think that playing through the different ages of gaming is going to give me that slight edge.

Aaron on the other hand, he’s recently switched over to the dark side. He used to be a console gamer, but for some odd reason has switched over to fully becoming a PC gamer. I know, I know it’s hard to believe especially with all the benefits of the consoles now, but that’s what he’s done. Now each week we’ll be defending our gaming platform choice and by the end of our series we should be able to have a winner.

Because I’m super competitive, anyone who reads my blog knows this, I’m going to offer a little wager to my buddy Aaron. Since he thinks I’m super secretive about things, even though I totally let you guys in on what my name was via some autograph photos I posted from my trip to MegaCon, if he wins our little debate then I will write a full About Me post and let you guys in on a few of my well hidden secrets.

Now you can head over to Aaron’s blog and see if he’s going to take me up on my offer and offer something himself, you know just in case I win, which I totally will, and come back every Saturday to see what our next topic is going to be. I’m going to say that we’ll start our friendly debate with comfort. How comfortable are you playing the platform of your choice and why?