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Console Vs. PC: Let’s do this!

The age old debate that won’t go away and, on paper, shouldn’t even be a debate. A PC built for gaming can easily outpace the latest consoles. But is raw power all that matters? Do huge FPS numbers always mean a better experience? Here is my take on this topic.

Well lets dig in and talk about that in as open of a mind as we can muster. Both platforms have their strengths and weaknesses and I know that I will be in the minority with what I feel is one of PC’s biggest weaknesses, but more on that later. To me, gaming is all about the experience you have with the game and the platform really shouldn’t matter. I also don’t game in tournaments where frame counting and refresh rates and such can come into play. However platform does matter to me, kind of. I grew up with a PC in the house where I could play basic games on it. If I wanted to play a more in depth game I would turn to the NES I had. The NES was my introduction to console gaming and at the time I thought it was the best thing in the world. I was also a kid.

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Army of Two, mindless fun that keeps you coming back.

Army-of-Two-logo-3-GmP-Gaming Be sure to check out our playthrough of Army of Two: The 40th Day! It is recorded in SD as we only have an SD capture device but it’s just old school enough to be awesome! Actually it looks… ok, but hell we are just getting started. 🙂

Army of Two is a great mindless 3rd person shooter that will keep you entertained and wanting to come back for more. Stupid dialogue, fast paced action and just a back-to-basics feel keep this franchise moving along. I was skeptical at first but after I played the first one I was hooked, the second was even better. The third game made me pause because it wasn’t Salem and Rios as the main guys anymore but it was still a blast. They did the series justice, gameplay wise. I’m still on the fence about the story of the 3rd, but at any rate it still serves as a great game.

Metal Gear Solid, where have I been?!

Mgs4us_cover_small     I opened my front door, walked down my way too steep driveway and opened my mailbox. To my surprise there was my new Game Informer. The cover story was for Metal Gear Solid 5, I immediately did not read it. I had only a passing interest in the series. I own MGS4 and in 2008 played it for 20 minutes, well by that I mean I played 2 minutes and watched for 18. The long cut scenes turned me off so I put it on the shelf for good I thought.

Fast forward a few years and I started to play it again but not because the new one was coming out but because I wanted to see what happens next. I am a fan of watching “Let’s Plays” on YouTube where a gamer will record themselves playing a game and add commentary to it as they play. My favorite, ok the only one I watch, is OverTheGun and I have watched him stream MGS1, MGS2 and currently he is streaming MGS3. His real name is Liam, he is British and hilarious. Just listening to him react to the game as he plays it has me hooked on it. So I wanted to get a taste of it for myself and began playing MGS4 again.
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