A customer came in looking to pack his games and game consoles because he’s flying cross country. I suggested shipping as its safer and you can get insurance. He said it was cheaper to take it with him, but he’s worried about his consoles.
Me: see, that’s why all my games are on Steam. If my PC gets hurt I just re-download it to a new pc.
Him: ya, but I gotta have a controller.
Me: but you can use a controller, and there’s the Steam sales.
Him: ya, that’s the only thing that pisses me off. All the games I pay $60 you all get for 2.
Me, with two thumps up: yep, pc gaming all the way!
Him, laughing and smiling: ah, man, don’t give me any of that pc master race shit.
Truth be told I have a bunch of consoles too, and hundreds of games spread between them. But I love my pc. We had a great, if short, chat and I wished him good luck on getting his games across the country.
Mostly this was the geekyest convo I’ve had outside of a convention. I love games, and I wish I could talk about them all the time.
I’m old enough to remember when consoles had all the advantages over PCs, so I can never have a “master race” discussion with a straight face.
Admittedly, I’m old enough to remember when computer games came as a list of BASIC instructions that you typed in yourself and saved to cassette, so all the bickering over what give the best FPS without losing photorealism brings out the Monty Python Yorkshireman in me.
My dad had a basic computer. I remember playing a few games when I was young, but he didn’t bring it out of the closet much. My first consol was an atari. I didn’t get a computer till I was 23. So yes, I completely agree. I like that my computer is much more versatile, and has more games and mods then a consol. So while I do believe computers are better I still have a place in my heart for my console.