PC vs Console

I never liked playing games on the computer, but playing the virtual game from class was a big change. I honestly felt a little connected and I actually knew how people addicted to computer games felt. However, I felt it was a little to slow as far as waiting for my avatar to move or fly or just construct some type of building. I would rather play at home games with a console because everything loads quicker and doesn’t freeze up as much or at all.

Today, online console games are quite common, with Microsoft’s Xbox Live service leading the way. Sony also has big plans for online content for the PlayStation 3, and consoles are now starting to get game downloads and other applications formerly only available on the PC, such as Web browsers. A few titles can now be played across platforms, such as Final Fantasy XI, in which PS2, Xbox 360, and PC users explore the same online world.

However, PC always offer more games online than a console would ever. Consoles perform only one task really well, where PCs can be used for an extremely wide range of things. Some console manufacterers are trying to make them a little more flexible, but it will clearly be a long time before they support the staggering variety of applications that can be found for PCs.

PCs are always on the cutting edge of gaming technology. The current generation of consoles with high-definition capabilities did briefly narrow the gap, but well-equipped PCs continue to offer superior graphics. Computer monitors can be found with considerably higher resolutions than HDTVs, and the latest multi-core processors and dual GPU solutions make it possible to build a remarkably powerful game system. Even if a console offers incredible technology upon its release, there is no way for it to compete with the rapid hardware advancements that have become a way of life in the computer industry.

-Aquashia Anderson

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