Home-Computers or Consoles?

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If you had to chose what would be your favorite 8 and 16 bit gaming platform:

Home Computers.
26
70%
Consoles.
11
30%
 
Total votes: 37

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Home-Computers or Consoles?

Post by GarryG » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:25 pm

The gaming landscape nowadays is very different from the 80s and 90s, but there is one similarity.
We still have computer based gaming and console based gaming, so I thought it would be interesting to see what people liked best from days gone by...
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Re: Home-Computers or Consoles?

Post by Swainy » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:37 pm

I started off with a console (an Atari 2600) but I really caught the gaming bug when I got a Speccy.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:44 pm

Retro gaming on computers like the Speccy and ST. Modern gaming on consoles like the PS1.
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Re: Home-Computers or Consoles?

Post by The Laird » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:50 pm

Consoles for me, they are generally better machines for playing games on and so they should be, it's what they were designed for.

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Re: Home-Computers or Consoles?

Post by nokgod » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:11 pm

Up to '85 it was computers all the way. After that, i switched to consoles and remain firmly in that camp to this day.
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Re: Home-Computers or Consoles?

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:18 pm

Speccy, C64 and the mighty Amiga

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Re: Home-Computers or Consoles?

Post by sscott » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:30 pm

Computers at the 8/16 bit level. So much choice games wise plus programming!
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- Atari 8bit
- Commodore Amiga
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Re: Home-Computers or Consoles?

Post by Negative Creep » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:52 pm

The only PC we had until I was around 15 was an ancient 386 which could barely run anything, so almost all my gaming was console based
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Post by Hiro » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:42 pm

My first console has been a Playstation. Before that, Commodore computers blew any console out of the water :mrgreen:
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Re: Home-Computers or Consoles?

Post by Son_of_Shinobi » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:52 pm

My Atari 520ST E all the way

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Re: Home-Computers or Consoles?

Post by ncf1 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:32 pm

computers.

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Re: Home-Computers or Consoles?

Post by outdated_gamer » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:59 pm

I was growing up on consoles but I have switched almost completely to computer gaming in the recent few years. I still like to discuss retro (and modern) console gaming, though.

"Computers" is a broad term, btw. Basically all gaming (or non-gaming) capable systems are "computers", they're just different in their capabilities and functions.

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Re: Home-Computers or Consoles?

Post by PlodMadLoon » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:22 am

"Back in the day" I was always a half n' half kid: a Nintendo fanboy from the NES onwards, it was the first machine I ever bought with my own money so I've a soft spot for it. But I'd be lying if I said consoles were my predominant gaming platform, as we progressed from Amstrad to Atari ST to Amiga to PC. Computers were the thing for gaming, and while I enjoyed it the NES was more a sort of sideline to the computers for gaming purposes.

Nowadays though I'm a console man thru and thru. ;)

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Re: Home-Computers or Consoles?

Post by gman72 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:25 am

Consoles for me every time. PC owners must all drive BMWs. Looking down their noses at console owners with this kind of faux superiority and smug countenance.
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Re: Home-Computers or Consoles?

Post by outdated_gamer » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:11 am

gman72 wrote:Consoles for me every time. PC owners must all drive BMWs. Looking down their noses at console owners with this kind of faux superiority and smug countenance.
I think you're talking about "PC elitists". :wink:

Look at Steam hardware stats - most have PCs that are worse from the current consoles. Maybe even from last-gen ones as integrated graphics just aren't very good for gaming.

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