8 things PC gamers are always wrong about

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 16:19 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Come on. They call themselves “The Master Race”. They have to be wrong about everything. Especially these things.

1 – “It’ll look better on PC.”

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It depends on the PC, doesn’t it? If you’ve dropped a mortgage on a graphics card and have 14 times more RAM than it’s actually possible for Windows to access, the yes, it might. Tell you one thing, though: Destiny looks better on PS4.

2 – “It’ll perform better on PC.”

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Because PC ports are always so well done. And, again, it depends on whether or not you bought your PC within the last two years. The last time I checked, frame-dropping, windowed resolutions and all the things you have to turn off to get anything running properly are pretty much standard on older boxes. It’s like saying jet fighters perform better than seagulls.

3 – Console gaming’s for kids.

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Seriously, just fuck off. If you’re bringing this one out it’s nail through the foreskin time.

4 – PC gaming’s no more expensive than console gaming.

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It really, really is. You may be able to build a respectable unit for not-a-million-pounds, but then you have the monitor, the keyboard and whatever else. Yes, you have to buy a TV to play console games on, but if you don’t already own one you’re probably either over 90 years old or you’re some kind of book-reading Luddite (and that’s the worst kind of Luddite).

5 – Building a modern PC’s an easy as LEGO.

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LEGO doesn’t involve crawling around on a dusty floor with a Phillips screwdriver in a mess of wires praying you don’t snap the mounting off a PCI slot.

6 – You can build a gaming PC for a fiver.

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Yes, you can build a “gaming PC” for under $300, if you use absolutely the cheapest gear available. It is possible. But that’s assuming you already have all the peripherals and you’re content with running on lower settings. And avoiding most of the bigger modern games. And not having any storage. And being the sort of person that sits it dark rooms because lightbulbs cost money.

7 – FPS is better on PC.

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No it isn’t. It’s a matter of preference. Both PC and console FPS works just fine.

8 – Online is better on PC.

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If you honestly think that the online experience on consoles isn’t solid, then you should buy one just to educate yourself. Don’t forget to gloss over all those evenings on PC when no one can hear each other, someone’s getting constantly kicked and there’s so much lag you end up shooting shadows until bedtime.

9 – Indie is better on PC

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Yep, fair enough. You can have that one.

Tomorrow: why console gamers are blinkered and insane!

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