I assumed that the first paragraph was a joke. You might not think much of it, and I doubt it's likely to make Michael McIntyre's repertoire any time soon, but the smiley at the end makes it pretty clear that it's in jest.
It was indeed written in a light hearted manner. But the suggestion that those who put a lot into PC gaming should just settle for a console is nonsensical. Obviously someone who poured a lot of time, money and effort into some hobby does not need to be told that he should do something else. Especially not when his sparkling new 2K Euro gaming rig can do just about anything better than a console can do. Would be like saying to an Arcade place owner or someone who could play all the lastest Arcade releases all he wanted back in the 80s or 90s that consoles are "just as good".
I said that when arguing about whats best, PC owners always concentrate on specs and stayts and actually having fun with the games is the last thing they mention. I never said PC owners don't know how to have fun, just that power and specs seem more important.
Why is choosing a console " settling ". you just can't help being a censored about it.
A PC can do anything a console can do, maybe it can potentially do anything a console can do, but the important matter for me and many others is that despite it being able to run many console games, there simply is no way to do so.
Its about whats available, not what potentially can be done, and simple fact is that consoles have dozens upon dozens of games unavailable to PC owners. No amount of extra power or specs will change that.
The Arcades in the 90s is a good example actually, apart from one little teensey weensy fact. Arcades provided a certain type of game, despite being massively less powerful you needed a home console to play games like Zelda and many other games that were more than just a short blast.
Is it sinking in yet, the power is irrelevant, it has and always has been about the games available. PCs have some great exclusives, and if those types of games are your thing then yes the PC may be better, but if its not then no amount of extra POWAH is going to make the PC a better gaming experience as it just does not have the games available some people want.
I mean surely this is a basic as it gets and at some point you have to start actually understanding.
That's your subjective observation. And why exactly would it be wrong to be enthusiastic about tech? PC gaming usually draws the type of people who are interested or knowledgeable about hardware or software, it's only natural they are interested in such matters. And someone who plays StarCraft
may have just as much fun as you playing Mario Kart, just that for him it's different reasons why he enjoys it.[/quote]