Which is better? Xbox or Playstation? Playstation or Wii? Wii or PC? Ever since competition began in the video game world, there have been fanboys up in arms, defending their chosen machine to the death. By death, I of course mean the moment all the trolls creep out of their caves, stifling any real debates. Out goes games and specs, in comes derogatory comments about your lack of intelligence and/or your sexual preference. Such a joy!
Up until around two years ago, I was primarily a console gamer. There were three reasons why I chose that path: 1) In my opinion, nothing could beat a controller when it came down to blasting noobs in the face in Call of Duty; 2) All of my friends played Xbox so I knew that whenever I logged on, I could trash talk one of my dear friends until he rage quit; and 3) Computers are too damn expensive. Yeah, I definitely did play all the great games on PC such as Diablo, Starcraft, Age of Empires, WoW, and Myst…but my time on those games could not compare to my time on any one of my consoles. Well, except for WoW. I don’t think all of my Final Fantasy time combined could touch /played time in that wonderfully evil game.
Anyways, I decided to make the ultimate switch to primarily gaming on PC when I started reading some articles about building your own rig. You see, I love Legos, and I love Lincoln Logs. I also love gaming and electronics. Put the two together and what do you got? The obvious passion to want to build a powerful gaming computer. So after spending countless hours scouring every resource I could find, I went out and bought the components I needed. That’s right. In all of my noobness, I went to a small computer store instead of smartly ordering everything online. Don’t you worry though, I have since then remedied that. Newegg is my best friend. Moving on! After successfully putting together my awesome rig and feeling so frikin awesome about it, I knew that I could never go back. There’s a certain pride you get when you build your own gaming machine, turn it on, and see the glory that is Ultra graphics. Plus, whenever I want to feel the nice curves of a Xbox controller, it’s as easy as just picking it up and going for it. I definitely wouldn’t suggest using it on an FPS though. You WILL get destroyed.
Steam is another reason why I don’t think I could ever fully go back to consoles. The selection and the deals are what do it for me. I have a great collection of games now that costed me half the price or lower than if I went to the dreaded Game Stop. Seriously though, I’m so glad I don’t have to deal with that hell ever again.
Now before you go and call me a PC elitist, I just want to say that I’m in no way that bad. Yes, I prefer computers now, but I don’t care if you like to game on an Xbox, Playstation, or a Wii! We’re all dorks and we all will defend our gaming ways till the end! Besides, nothing will ever beat WCW vs NWO on Nintendo 64. FOUR PLAYER ROYAL RUMBLES, BABAY!!!