From Consoles to PCs

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The first video game console I ever owned was the original Playstation which I received as a hand me down from a friend way back in 2001 when he purchased the Playstation 2. Although I never owned a console of my own before I would always play video games when visiting my friends. My favorite game to play was Goldeneye for the Nintendo 64, which a few of my friends had. When I got my Playstation I was so happy, even though I was a full generation behind I still loved to play video games at home whenever I wanted to. Although the original Playstation was great after about a year of playing on my free system I wanted to make the upgrade to the new high tech Playstation 2, but since I was only 11 years old saving up $300 would take a while, still I needed to have it. By the summer of 2002 I had finally saved up the $300 needed to buy the Playstation 2. The Playstation 2 offered an online feature, it was necessary to purchase an add-on network adapter but after that purchase access to online features would be free. I must confess that at the time I did not see the value in online games, like those who claimed that electricity and talking films would never take off I regret to say that I did not realize at the time what online games would turn into years later.

Although I got into the Playstation 2 within a year of its release I waited a little longer after the release of the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, the Blu-ray HD-DVD format war of 2006-2008 was the culprit for the delay, for some time I had considered getting an Xbox 360, I was so sure that I would have an Xbox 360 that I asked for Call Of Duty 2 for the 360 from my Grandparents for Christmas 2005 before I even bought it! Fortunately I never opened it and returned it to the store when I decided to wait for the format war to resolve itself. Finally in 2008 when Blu-ray emerged as the victor I decided to buy the Playstation 3. The Playstation 3 was my first online gaming platform, although I did play a little Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (the game of two colons) for the PC. My first online game I bought for it was Battlefield: Bad Company, and I was instantly hooked. I wonder how different my life would have been if I bought the 360 back in 2005 and made Call Of Duty 2 my first online game.


Since 2008 I have been hooked on online games and I have been hooked on console games. I have always heard that computer games were superior to console games with the ability to constantly upgrade computers and the ability to mod levels. Battlefield 2 has been a game that everyone brings up as being one of the best computer gaming experiences. Unfortunately my computer is not up to par and I have been forced to play Battlefield for the console, which although I love I have heard that it is nothing compared to the experience you get by playing on the computer.

Now with the much anticipated Battlefield 3 releasing in the fall of 2011 I am seriously considering finally making the investment into a powerful computer system. I can’t wait until November!

pfro's picture

Call of duty is where it's at. Everybody who hates it sucks at it. They play for a killstreak, cry when it gets destroyed, and cry when they die from other killstreaks. I love it.

Semblance's picture

@pfro It's curious to see that you associate Call of Duy entirely with its killstreak system which is probably one of the most flawed ideas ingame. Is it fair to reward a skilled player with even more kills? 

It's even more curious that you associate everyone that hates Call of Duty with people that suck at it. I'm sure you're an expert, and Andy Sutton wouldn't question your expertise on the situation.

It's a good idea to get Battlefield on the PC. I won't get into the stupid flame-wars between console and PC, but I have noticed that some multiplayer game's fanbases last longer on the PC. Now keep in mind that I've only played MNC on both, but I've also heard that Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has a much better following on the PC compared to the Xbox 360. Just something to note when you're deciding between the two.

michaelkirschner's picture

I just want to clear things up I am not against Call Of Duty I don't hate it, in fact I own almost the entire COD series.  I was merely commenting on how different my prefrences might have been had I started out with COD 2 on 360 in 2005 as opposed to Bad Company on PS3 in 2008

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