A console gamer reviews the PC?

My review of the PC as a gaming platform.

I decided to run a review of the PC. I grew up on console games ranging back to the times of cartridges from the Nintendo, yes the original NES, although it was released before I was born. I now own many systems, I currently have two Xbox 360s, two Playstation 3s, two Playstation 2s, a Wii, two PSPs , 6 different Nintendo DS products to include a 3DS, a Super Nintendo, and of course a PC or four.

Over the past two years I've been slowly getting into more PC games. I had been playing Final Fantasy XI since 2006, but I didn't really consider it a PC game as I primarily played it on the Playstation 2 and XBox 360. Not to mention the game is controller capable on the PC as well. Lately though I've been playing games such as Ragnarok Online 1 and 2, GuildWars 1 and 2, Aion, Lineage II, Tera Online, and many others.

So as a console gamer what changed?

I used to play consoles all the time, now I just use my Playstation 3 as a Netflix player. Why? Where did my interest in consoles go? It was the MMOs, although mostly filled with trolls, the MMO community is pretty amazing. I'm not very sociable in person so I can make up for it in MMOs. Don't get me wrong, I'm not biased because I play MMOs on the computer though. I gave up Final Fantasy XI for console to play it on the computer, and I'm not happy with how Final Fantasy XIV runs on the Playstation 3. The PC just has better quality for MMOs.

What I like and dislike about the PC platform?

There are many things I like for the PC. You can record your game play while you play and have it go online live. You can use voice chat programs to talk to any size group of people at the same time. There is a wide variety of games are available for the PC. I could go on for days about the things I like, but since I'm trying not to bore the readers I will not.

I dislike driver issues. My current desktop has one big issue, assumed to be a driver problem, causing an IRQL_NOT_EQUAL_OR_LESS error to come up crashing my computer. I don't know what is causing it as I'm not really good with computers. It's frustrating because if it crashes due to this it usually takes awhile to get it to reboot (it's taken me nine hours once). I believe that's really the only thing I dislike about computers, and it's just an issue with my personal computer.

As always thanks for reading, I give the PC platform a 10 out of 10 for being awesome.

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My review of the PC as a gaming platform.

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Currently an unpublished author working on multiple full length novels 3 of which being a 3 part trilogy. Also an avid video game player with a penchant for MMOs.

Published Jul. 11th 2013

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