I HAVE AN XBOX. DO I NEED A GAM­ING PC?

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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.

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