As of today, I am quitting PC gaming. To be clear, I am not quitting because I dislike PC gaming, I understand why it is good and the advantages it brings, but the reasons I am quitting are for the disadvantages, which are as follows (DISCLAIMER: THESE ONLY APPLY TO ME, AND IF YOU HAVE NOT SUFFERED WITH ANY OF THESE PROBLEMS THEN I AM HAPPY FOR YOU)
It is really expensive to get into PC gaming, once you have a powerful rig sure it will last you for a good 3-4 years with games at the highest quality and thats great, but eventually its going to come to a point where you need to upgrade, and thats where price comes in, as it can be so expensive.
2. Compatibility & Troubleshooting
Another problem is that you need to make sure that all your parts of your PC go well with each other and that nothing is going to conflict with one another. Of course when you have this problem sorted, you then need to think about air flow when building, and over heating and making sure that temps are fine. Sure you can buy a PC custom built and avoid point 2, and in that case we will refer back to point 1. Also, when you have your PC all up and running, you then can run to into so many problems, such as java glitching on you when trying to set up a minecraft server, or your drivers just all of a sudden stopping working and you have to re-install or your game that worked fine this morning, now is not starting up and you are scouring the forums figuring out why. All of these headaches are what I do not wish to deal with anymore, I am getting to that age in my life now where I have university and my career to think about, I just want to come home and play a game, not trouble shoot. I will also quickly touch on framerate, as this can be difficult to also, with a console you know what your getting, with a PC you need to troubleshoot more and play with settings in both the game and the nvidia or ati control panel to get the best look and framerate that suits you. Another hassle I refuse to deal with.
3. Peripherals + competitiveness
Now this can be said for consoles also, but to a lesser extent. With a PC however, you need to make sure you have a mice and a keyboard - obviously - but you also need to make sure you have a decent set up with minimal lag input and quick response time, and if you haven't you are then at a disadvantage when playing online games that are competitive such as COD or BF. This also refers back to point 1, that these keyboards and mice from Razr, or Rocco, or steel series are really expensive.
4. Accessibility + Comfort
With a PC, you have alot of power in your hands and your able to make games look as good as you want them to look and thats fantastic, however to play PC games most of us are in the postion of sitting at our desks upright in our chairs and not really comfortable, at least not as comfortable as you could be if you was lounging on your couch, or your bed or even the floor. Consoles offer this, you can just pick up your controller and go anywhere, sit anywhere and be as comfortable as you want to be. Now I know that some people like to fit their pcs up to the TV and and set up a wireless controller to go with that, and play their PC as a console, this is great, however we then refer point 2, which can be even more a pain in the ass if you have set it up as if it was a console because then you need to get your keyboard and mouse out, or if its in another room go in there and fit it up to a monitor or what have you.. argh, just more work.
This will probably be the biggest controversial statement in post, however I am using it because this is my experience and my reasons for quitting. I find that alot of people that i come into contact with, play console alot more. Whether its COD, Fifa, or Skyrim, they all either play on an Xbox or a Playstation and as a matter of fact all my friends play on console. In my years of PC gaming, I have only ever made 1 'real life' friend who plays PC, whereas it would take me ages to name you all the people I know who play consoles. Due to this, its more easy to get together and play and have a good time, and gaming is best enjoyed - i find - when its with other people.
So those are my top 5 reasons why I no longer want to play PC gaming, I will be stripping my it apart sometime this week and selling them on Ebay. I thank you all for taking your time reading this, and please feel free to leave your opinions on wether you agree or not with my reasons for quitting.
have a great day guys : )