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7 Reasons to Kill Your Console and Switch to PC - Armchair Empire

7 Reasons to Kill Your Console and Switch to PC

With technological advancements being made every day, there hasn’t been a better time to switch to PC gaming. If you’re not yet convinced of making the switch to PC, this article will illustrate 7 reasons why you need to kill your console.

1. Better Graphics

If you want lower frame rates/resolutions or just poor graphics, consoles are the choice for you. However, if you want the ultimate gaming experience, we recommend buying a gaming PC.

Console developers have to make money, so they use sub-par components in their consoles and expect game developers to optimize their games to run well. On the flip side, a gaming PC is full of powerful components that can run games at resolutions at or above 1080p with 60 frames per second.

Yes, if you want to game in 1440p or higher you’ll have to spend more than 500 dollars, yet a 500 dollar gaming PC is more than capable of gaming in 1080p at 60 fps. This is still far better performance than you’ll see out of your console.
Many games advertise a 1080p experience on consoles. This may be true, but often times the games are upscaled to 1080p. This means the resolution isn’t true 1080p. The difference can be astonishing.

2. Customizability

The flexibility and customizability that PC has to offer is unmatched across the boards. When you buy a console, you get what you get and you don’t get upset.

All consoles have the same specs. They all look and perform exactly the same. If your console breaks, you can’t just replace the component. You have to buy an entirely new console.
When you build a gaming PC, you know exactly what’s inside. You can build it specifically for you, choosing the size, shape, color scheme, noise level, etc.

If a component breaks, you don’t have to buy an entirely new PC. Simply replace or upgrade the broken part, and that’s it.
Building a PC is extremely rewarding. After researching, ordering your parts and assembling the finished product, finally turning the PC on is quite satisfactory.

Imagine a gaming room with an expensive PC gaming rig next to a flawless 1440p monitor, all sitting atop an awesome gaming desk. All of this is possible and more with a gaming PC.

3. More for Your Money

Why spend $500 on an Xbox One, $500 on a decent laptop, and $100 on an Elgato Game Capture HD to record when you can spend $1000 or even just $500 on a gaming PC that can do all three, but better?

Think about it. If you buy a $500 gaming desktop, it’ll perform better than an Xbox One. It will also be able to edit videos faster and more efficiently than a $500 laptop. Lastly, it can record the gameplay in 1080p for free!

This brings up a valid point. When you buy a gaming PC, it’s not just a gaming machine. It’s a desktop PC that is capable of all the things any other desktop PC Not only will you be able to game in 1080p with 60 fps, you’ll be able to record it, edit it, render it, and much more. You can surf the web, design a website, watch YouTube or Netflix, etc.

While Xbox Live and Playstation Plus have a yearly fee, Steam is absolutely free. Steam also has plenty of sales, including the Steam Summer and Winter Sale. They’re infamous for their amazing deals. Steam also offers plenty of fun free to play games.

A gaming PC is a versatile tool that you can use for pleasure, work, gaming, and much more. At the end of the day, it’s a lot more for your hard earned money.

4. Backwards Compatibility

If you’re like me, you can still appreciate an old video game. Unfortunately, unless your favorite oldie gets remastered for the Xbox One or the PS4, you won’t be able to play online with your friends. If you don’t have an older console to play the games in offline mode, you won’t even be able to play them at all.

With the PC, you don’t have to worry about backwards compatibility. If you own the game on your PC, you’ll always be able to play it. If you’re bored with the same game after playing it over and over, have no fear. With mods on PC, playing the game will be an entirely new experience. We’ll get to that later.

5. PC Exclusives

In case you missed it, the most popular game of late 2017, PUBG, started out on PC. There are so many great titles not available on console that can only be found on the PC. While the same can be said for console, we believe PC exclusives have the upper hand.

6. Keyboard and Mouse

If you’ve grown accustomed to gaming with a controller, you might be intimidated by a keyboard and mouse.

In reality, a keyboard and mouse is WAY better for gaming. It’s hard to be precise with a controller. If you’ve ever played Xbox, you’re probably familiar with your reticle auto-locking onto an enemy. This is called aim-assist.
Since PCs use a keyboard and mouse, there’s no need for aim-assist, as the mouse and keyboard is far more precise. Once you get the hang of the mouse, you’ll find this to be true yourself.

7. Mods

Mods are one of the best things about PC gaming. Mods enhance gameplay even after you’ve played the game a million times.

Even big titles like GTA and Skyrim have mods. If you’ve already completed Skyrim, have no fear. There are endless new quests that can be played after you install mods.
You haven’t experienced your games to the fullest until you’ve experienced them with mods.
If you weren’t looking for a new gaming PC yet, hopefully you are now. PC is superior to console in a variety of ways. PC is better than console because of these seven reasons and more. It’s time to kill your console and switch to PC gaming.

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