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Console Vs PC Gaming

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Ask any given gamer, and he (or she) is bound to have strong opinions about the topic of which device gives the better overall gaming experience, the PC or the Console. The reality is that the two platforms are so different, that it’s almost impossible to do a head to head comparison. Having said that, we’ll certainly do our best!

 

 

The Console – Strengths and Weaknessesmaxresdefault (2)

 

One of the best things about console games is that you load the disc, and it works. You’re ready to play in mere seconds. No installations, and no settings to tweak. If convenience is your thing, then console games are for you, no question about it.

 

 

Aside from the ease of use and convenience, there’s the fact that a lot of great titles are exclusive to the console. Relatively few developers make games that are exclusively for the PC. Note here, that there are exceptions. If you love indie games, you won’t find many that are made for consoles. Also, deep strategy games are typically the exclusive domain of the PC. It would be hard to fathom how you could play a true grognard-style strategy game via a console controller. A keyboard is all but required for that sub-genre. For most mere mortals, however, the console controller is simply easier to use and more intuitive.

 

 

Having said that, the sheer convenience of the console as a platform also underscores their key weakness. The lack of options. You get the vanilla game, period. Sure, you can adjust some basic settings, but compared to the vast pool of customizations available to PC gamers, what you can tweak on your console is a pale shadow.

 

 

The PC – Strengths and WeaknessesPC-Gaming

 

PC gamers tend to scoff at consoles. They prefer to control every aspect of their gaming experience, and the PC lends itself well to this. PC games tend to have longer playable lifespans than their Console counterparts, specifically because of this moddability.

 

 

Did you beat Skyrim in a week-long marathon session? No worries, if you’re a PC gamer. You can download one (or more) of the 22,000+ mods for the game and keep exploring! While you occasionally see some of this in the world of the Console, it’s nothing compared with what you get in PC versions of any game on the market today, and that’s not likely to change.

 

 

PC’s are also simply more powerful than Consoles. They can do more. Graphics tend to look better, sharper, and crisper. Anything the Console can do, the PC can do better, but that power comes at a price. You’ve got to be willing to manually install the game, then tweak the settings, and as any diehard PC gamer can tell you, there’s no guarantee that the game will run after you make changes, which can lead to lots of time wasted and frustration.

 

 

So which is better? At the end of the day, what it really comes down to is what kind of gamer you are, and what kind of gaming experience you’re looking for.

 

 

 

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5 Tools Every Gamer Should Be Using

Regardless of which game you wish to create, there are certain tools that you must have. Doing the right thing means you must invest enough time in your toolkit just as you do on your PC. Other than the basic gears of headset, keyboard, monitor and mouse you are used to, you need other special tools to keep your PC performing at its best.
The world is full of creative and innovative people with great ideas some of which can impact positively in the sector. However, many of the developers are constantly making mistakes that hinder their ability to break even. Having excellent ideas only get developers so far, however, with the following five tools they can must scale up.

Mobile Tracking AppDistimoMonitor

Many game developers are missing core opportunities to improve user experience by not mapping out key performance indicators needed for growth. When developing games for a mobile device one must think of how they can use Google Play or the iTunes to rank well. Among the tools you can use include: Distimo and Flurry

These tools offer great value in tracking mobile games performance over time by providing proper performance insights to users.

Log Management

Most data produced by games are complex and unstructured. Although a few people may play your game, the complex gamer volume, lifespan and transactions can begin to produce enormous data once you hit it big. Although this is headache, it can be good in enhancing game play, seeing your greatest players and eventually returning the game experience to normalcy. Logging solutions like Loggly can help you accomplish this.Loggly1_0

Topnotch Cloud Infrastructuremicrosoft-data-center-640x353

Most developers build their initial game on low performance machines in a personal data center which is a mistake. It may appear like a cost cutting technique, but if does not consider high performance game play. Likewise it does not consider user growth which is unpredictable the moment the game is ranked. You can begin with the future in mind and choose public cloud like Google Compute Engine to offer freedom to scale up the resources easily and deploy an atmosphere in specified global data center. This will meet variable demand that scales down or up.

PC Monitoring Software

It is frustrating to create a game of your PC only to discover that all along you were doing the wrong thing. To help you save time, money and energy, you should invest in good monitoring software that can help you keep active tabs on what you are doing. Invest in software that adds value to your investment.

Magnetic Screw Driver

This is the magic wand that makes your PC functional without which you cannot build high quality and games. Invest in a tool that can save you discomfort and frustration. If you are frustrated, you end up taking short cuts and making mistakes some of which are irreversible. There are endless high quality drivers in the market, but look for one that is made of solid stainless steel, can store internal bits and is durable enough to survive different phases of your PC reconstruction. Others may prefer rubberized grip, the choice is entirely yours to make.