A debate with origins that spans across the decades, a debate almost as ancient as the continuous battle of good vs evil; PC vs console. Whether you enjoy slipping your discs into your console of choice or downloading your favorite free-to-play MMO titles on PC, there is no denying the flame fueled hate between the two biggest communities in gaming.
So what's it all about? Why do we feel the need to mindlessly defend our platform of choice when in reality, they all offer something unique. PC gamers have the opportunity to spend endless amounts of money on upgrading their gaming rig, while getting access to 80% of titles available to their console counterparts. Plus they have the added benefits of the massive space that is the MMO genre, and all the goodies that come with it.
You can't really mention this debate without the biggest drawback of PC gaming, hackers. Although they also rear their ugly troll-like faces in console titles too, there's no denying they have a much heavier presence in PC titles.
Console gamers on the other hand may feel they cannot compete with graphics, but there's no denying that many games are designed for consoles. Sports games, fighting titles and a variety of other genres are far easier with a control pad; and they don't have to worry about their console not meeting the minimum requirements for a new game. However, control pad support for PC's gets better every year; giving players the software to use a Playstation or Xbox pad within a matter of seconds.
I consider myself a PC man, I do dabble in consoles and have owned both an Xbox 360 and Playstation 3; but I just don't feel the consoles have enough games in their arsenal to warrant them being my entertainment channel of choice. Combine that with the fact that PC games have a more integrated approach with their community and PC is where I call home.
Rivalry is part of being human. We've been lucky enough to be given free will but sadly we often use it to hate on other people; without any real reasoning to support it. So what has created this endless rivalry between console and PC players? Why does practically every multi-platform forum have constant stabs and troll attacks on members of the opposite community? Leave your thoughts below as I'd really like to see what others feel fuels this endless debate.
Check out some of my other Critical Hit articles.
Critical Hit - Abusing Famous IP's
For this weeks critical hit attack on the world of the MMO game I take a look at the various MMO titles based on massive franchises and IP's.
The Perfect Game Ending
A comment from originaldudegamerguy on my Critical Hit Boss Battles article rekindled some old emotions regarding the inevitable ending of video-games
Critical Hit - Boss Fights
As I continue with my Critical Hit series I decided to take a look at an issue that appeared very recently in a game I was playing, boss battles.
Critical Hit - Cosplay
Not really something that's exclusive to MMO games but after a recent chat with friends I was quite surprised at the differing opinions they offered on the subject of cosplay.
Critical Hit - Class & Character Balance
As MMO players, or even players that just enjoy typical multiplayer games, you've no doubt come across this weeks Critical Hit topic; character and class balance.
Critical Hit - Patching & Updates
Patching. A time when players should be excited about the latest content to their favorite game. But also a time when the most annoying technical flaws come to sight, patching errors.
Critical Hit - Character Creation In MMO Games
For this weeks Critical Hit, Blaine takes a look at lackluster character creation features flooding the industry today.
Critical Hit - Real Money Trading (RMT)
Exploring the luscious tropical zone in your favorite MMO game as chat is spammed with annoying-character filled text attempting to sell you gold or items.
Critical Hit - Under Appreciated Aspects Of Gaming
This week Blaine takes a look at some aspects of video-game development that don't seem to get the praise they deserve.
Critical Hit - Bribed Review Scores
We hear accusations for practically every AAA release, but is there any evidence to support claims of bribed review scores in the gaming industry?