PC v Console
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With the broad topic, I am referring to: cost/performance/graphical power. Not a single particular section but rather the general overall power, ability to have components changed and capability of the machine.
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-Cost, this can be pushed either way, you can choose to spend $400-$600 on a console which is a rather set sticker price. On PC/laptops you have the ability to spend $300 to the upwards of $10,000. Obviously the more you spend the better performance you will receive. Because of this price range there is a lot of flexibility in parts, size and capability of the machine you are looking into making. In all fairness, you never expect to spend the amount that you want on a pc, it normally go over, while on console it's a set price and not changing.
-Performance, for console it's normally going to be a 'what you see is what you get' kind of situation. For PC, you have a vast majority of choices that will enhance your performance, and you also have the possibility to change the graphics card. On console you do not have as easy of a upgrading parts. You can build a PC from scratch while the console just comes at a sticker price and what the performance is would be rather standard and unavailable to change.
-Graphical Process Power, along the same lines as performance, what you see is what you get for console. PC has a wide variety of choices to choose from and possess the capabilities for upgrades.
If there are any other sections you wish to touch on, please feel free too, I shall respond next round
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-Performance/Graphical Power-See above. You get consistency along with a fair price. There is another section that I wish to discuss and that is optimization. I think it is best if we leave that for next round though and let the 3rd round be about that. the last one can be a summary/good game type of thing.
Yes xbox comes as what you see is what you get, but PC has the chance to be upgraded for optimization to the buyers standard or budget. With room for expansion and easy access, the PC would take the crown if budget was not something that holds you back. If it is, you can always just spend a little on a PC and upgrade slowly over time instead of blowing a large amount of money at once. PC has more versatility for upgrades and changes to the functionality and performance.
Next round (round four) should be conclusions on why your side, PC or console, is better than the other, no debating against each other, just put what you think defends your side.
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Consistency: If I am playing a game with my friend on console, I know we are having the same experience. No one has an advantage or disadvantage. This is fair especially online. When playing multiplayer, we all have the same specs and framerate. Now on PC, I think you can decide from here.
Game Optimization: Games tend to be more optimized on consoles than PC. I mean look at Batman Arkham Knight. Everyone has the same console so it is easier to optimize a game while PC has many different factors that devs need to account for leading to worse optimization.
Ease of access: Consoles are extremely easy to use. Buy, plug in, play. All at a cheap price. Now a PC on the other hand is tougher. You can make your own cheaply but that ruins the ease of access factor. You can buy a prebuilt one but those are usually more expensive.
I understand the advantages of Pc however. Consoles are more budget friendly. PC is superior if budget isn't holding you back but most of us have a budget and consoles are more budget friendly. There is one factor that ultimately decides what you should get. Friends. If your friends have a console, get a console. If they have a PC, get a PC. Friends make the experience the best. What machine you play on doesn't matter if you have no friends to play it with.
Game Optimization: This I completely disagree with 100%. PC by far takes the crown for graphics and game optimization. Games can me modded (older GTA games for example) to run even better than it was originally intended. Console you don't have the option to mod and customize the graphics as openly as you do for PC games.
Ease of access: Yes consoles are just plug in and play, but building a PC from scratch is probably one of the most satisfying accomplishments someone can do for themselves. Yes, it may be expensive but when you turn it on and everything works, it is an absolutely amazing feeling of joy and satisfaction. A lot of people tend to stay away from pre-built computers for one of two reasons. Price or lack of experience in building their own. I built my own in three hours with a friend and it felt so much better than just plugging in a console that is straight out of the box.
Consoles CAN be more budget friendly, it is a matter of how long you choose to wait to purchase it. If you were to buy the xbox one w/ connect, it would run you 500$, you can get your average starter PC for that price. Obviously the longer you wait, the prices will drop for both PC and console, and that's is disregarding sales, PC parts are always going on sale due to overstock or just wanting to push out more merchandise. Consoles are normally on sale on holidays or special events.
I agree when you say it's defiantly a matter of which of your friends play on PC or console. But besides the fact, I feel PC would take the crown due to the mass versatility that comes with it.
I appreciate you responding in a timely manner and not just forgetting the rounds and going AFK from the site.
It was a pleasure to debate with you and I wish you the best of luck.
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