Are PCs a Threat to Game Consoles?

December 18, 2012

When all is said and done, PCs and consoles have come much closer to one another in recent years. If we look at some of the top notch games from the Xbox 360 or PS3, sometimes it can be hard to differentiate how they differ from what we see on a full gaming PC. Obviously if you’ve got the latest and greatest graphics card installed, odds are your games probably are going to have that little bit of extra shine on them, but let’s think about this for a second. A lot  of consoles out there today have specs that match up to some ten year old PCs, yet somehow they are able to create something that at the very least acts as a solid opponent  to your traditional setup. Are we sure we need that PC anyway?

Then of course there is a case to be made with regards to functionality. It’s no secret that PC operating systems are for more mature and open when compared to their console counterparts. This means that essentially they are able to get more done. When Valve says that they’re bringing that kind of concept into our living room TVs then it kind of makes you wonder. If a living room PC can do all that extra stuff and let me play great games, could it be a better value to buy that rather than something like an Xbox?

To be honest I’m not really sure, and maybe I can cover this in more detail in another head to head story, but the argument found at my source certainly has me thinking. What about you?


Tags: Console Wars, pc gameing, Valve

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