Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Console and PC Disharmony

I have a huge craving for a single player console game.  I want something that I can have fun with while blasting through mindlessly, but I can't find a good one I haven't played!  Ugh.  But that's what happens in the summer slump.

Anyway, since I'm in the mood for a console game but have been doing a lot of PC gaming lately I started to think about why I want to play a console title.  The main reason is the sitting back experience.

My oh-so-comfy couch

When I'm playing PC games I'm always sitting forward (or at least sitting straight in my chair) while I'm engaged with the game.  When I'm gaming on a console I'm usually slouched back in my comfy couch.  They make for two very different styles of play.

One isn't necessarily better than the other, but some days I just want to slouch in my comfy couch and chill out.  I haven't been able to do that as much as I'd like to lately.  I guess I'm still stuck holding out until fall.


  1. That is the exact reason why I prefer console games to PC. Though I think some games are better suited for the PC the ability to play console games while snuggled up in bed always wins out for me.

  2. I love that relaxed feeling I get while playing on a console. Granted, I can't imagine playing all of my games on console, some things are just so better suited to the PC.

  3. What Void said. In certain cases, you just can't beat PC gaming. And just because you have to sit upright doesn't mean you can't have ergonomically designed, highly comfortable computer chairs to sit in.

  4. I really should invest in a new computer chair. Mine is hanging in there, but a good chair can make a world of difference.