July 23, 2010

PC Gamers Apparently to Good for Console Gamers

Over the years there has been a con­stant on going bat­tle over the past few years with the rise of con­soles and fall of PC about the supe­ri­or­i­ty of the Key­board and Mouse over the con­troller and which plat­form is bet­ter for gam­ing in gen­er­al.    There has also been ques­tions as to why PC and Con­sole gamers are not allowed to have it out in one all out epic bat­tle over the Inter­net to decide the supe­ri­or­i­ty of their plat­form once and for all. 
Accord­ing to VoodooPC founder and HP CTO Rahul Sood  there was at one point in time their was a project in devel­op­ment that would allow gamers from both PC and Xbox alike to talk and bat­tle over the Inter­net.  Once Microsoft began to test it they canned it. 
Why?  Because con­sole gamers were no match for PC gamers. 
“There was a project that got killed at Microsoft. This project was designed to allow con­sole gamers and PC gamers to inter­act and bat­tle over a con­nect­ed envi­ron­ment,” Sood wrote on his per­son­al blog. “I’ve heard from reli­able sources that dur­ing the devel­op­ment they brought togeth­er the best con­sole gamers to play mediocre PC gamers at the same game… and guess what hap­pened? They pit­ted con­sole gamers with their ‘con­sole’ con­troller, against PC gamers with their key­board and mouse.”
The results should­n’t suprise you…
“The con­sole play­ers got destroyed every time,” Sood added. “So much so that it would be embar­rass­ing to the XBOX team in gen­er­al had Microsoft launched this ini­tia­tive. Is this why the project was killed Who knows, but I’d love to hear from any­one involved — what hap­pened?”
Sood at Voodoo PC con­tin­ued to go on about how PC’s were the supe­ri­or gam­ing plat­form.  You can read his entire write up here
While these test don’t surpise me I have to admit it puts a small grin on my face.


  1. ScrotusKilmystr - July 24, 2010 6:38 am

    Yeah I’m not suprized about this either. I know there was a few games that peo­ple could play against each oth­er via xbox live pc vs con­soles. One of which was Shad­ow Run. They had a huge cam­paign stat­ing that fact but play­ing the game on the 360 was a chore. There was sim­ply to much you could­n’t do beca­sue you were lim­it­ed to a con­troller and so the pc end dom­i­nat­ed the pvp game play and con­sole gamers quit play­ing it.
    If the big 3 ever fig­ured out a viable way to set macros like you can wih the pc. I think the gap might close slight­ly but the upgrade-abil­i­ty and so many oth­er rea­sons will still put the pc on top.

  2. Hippie - July 24, 2010 9:55 am

    Maybe they should try a genre, like rac­ing or sports where it might be a lit­tle more even between the two plat­forms.
    No way could a con­sole beat a pc in an fps or any oth­er game type.

  3. T8 - July 24, 2010 12:45 pm

    i love it. and it puts a smile on my face.

  4. thsoundman - July 24, 2010 9:47 pm

    I total­ly agree hip­pie. This par­tic­u­lar arti­cle put a huge smile on my face 😛

  5. T8 - July 25, 2010 11:57 am

    i remem­ber shad­ow run, and being able to just eat peo­ple up because they could­nt turn around fast enough


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