November 13, 2019
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm Enrollment, Part one: We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 1:22 pm THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE BULLETIN IS HERE
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 9:25 pm Toros Booted Out of Playoffs in Dramatic Fashion
  • 8:43 am Saving One Tooth at a Time
  • 12:41 pm Women’s Soccer Back in Conference Playoffs
  • 9:40 am Will Gina Rodriguez Ever Shut the Hell Up?
  • 10:11 am How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love (well, tolerate anyway) the Bus
Story tips, concerns, questions?

Welcome to Level Up!, a regular column in each CSUDH Bulletin about video games and video game culture from someone who spends every second of her free time hours deep into a game, even if most of her time should be spent sleeping.

By: Beatriz Arreola
Lifestyle Editor

Since the beginning of time, or least the video game culture, PC and console gamers have been at each other’s throats over which system is better. When picking which one to use, there are many deciding factors ranging from games available to price. But the vitriol behind the debate can be a bit too much at times. Seriously, there isn’t much difference between us; we love to game, so why can’t we just get along?

For the sake of comparison and understanding: For the best gaming experience, nothing beats playing on a PC. Many players decide to build their own gaming PCs because of the ability to customize everything to your needs. You buy the monitor, keyboard, tower, graphics card, etc. But it can add up, for a top-of-the-line gaming set up you can expect to spend up to $2,000. I mean yes, you can buy it all cheaper but when deciding to game on a PC it is a given that you are not cutting corners.

If you want cheap, you go for consoles. When taken care of, a $500 console can last up to five years, just in time for the next release. Today’s consoles have begun to give PC’s a run for their money with the implementation of 4K gaming. But if you cared so much about graphics, you’d be playing on a PC. Players tend to choose consoles because of the games that come out exclusively for them and without worrying if your hardware is not compatible anymore.

Console gaming is so much easily accessible and user-friendly. I cannot for the life of me get a hang of playing on the PC; I was raised with a controller in hand all my life. But besides the graphics being better, there is much more opportunity for PC gaming.

With eSports becoming more popular, as well as streaming, console players are left out most of the time. Most gaming tournaments are held for PC gaming, and the incentive for playing in them is much higher. For FPS games, computer gaming just makes more sense because of the faster reaction and mobility you get with playing with a mouse. The damn analog stick can only do so much when aiming.

I just want there to be more opportunity for console gamers in the competitive scene. Choose your poison when it comes to PC or console, but at least offer the same chances to the entire community. I just want the gap bridged between both worlds.

csudhbulletin

RELATED ARTICLES
LEAVE A COMMENT

%d bloggers like this: