I HAVE AN XBOX. DO I NEED A GAMING PC?
If you have to ask, probably not. Gaming consoles are approachable, can involve more than one IRL player, and are cheaper than a PC. But if you’re starting from zero or have an ageing console, PCS win almost every category. There are a few games that only come out on Xbox, PS4, or Nintendo Switch, but the biggest titles are usually available on a PC, plus other non-console exclusives. PCS are more expensive, but when you buy one, you get access to games, plus a device that will let you file your taxes or do homework. The reason pro competitors and the most famous Twitch streamers use PCS is because the keyboard and mouse are, arguably, more precise than thumb joysticks. And unlike on a living-room Xbox, gaming on a PC can’t be done while either physically or mentally reclined. It’s engaging in a way that consoles can’t always match.