30 Day Video Game Challenge – Day 11: Gaming System of Choice

I can hear you already: “Oh no, more bait for a console war, why would you do this?” Well, the answer to that is: “Because it is on the list”. So because of that, we will be finding out which of our writers loves Sony’s PlayStation 3, who subscribes to Microsoft’s range of Xbox 360 consoles, who considers themselves a part of the PC “Master Race” and who is (gasp) a Nintendo fanboy.

Console War

I donโ€™t really consider myself a fanboy and love both the PS3 and Xbox 360 but since I have gotten hold of my PS3, the 360 has kind of ended up in the backseat. This is mainly due to the fact that PSN offers free online play and in my opinion, has a better range of exclusive titles. I wonโ€™t fault Halo, Alan Wake and Gears of War though, those are awesome 360 exclusives.


I have always been fond of my Xbox 360; however, at the moment, my PlayStation 3 and I have been burning the midnight oil more often. But truth be told, I have actually been neglecting one of my favourite consoles… A console that is actually been neglected by developers as well, the Nintendo Wii U. Yip at the moment the Wii U is actually my favourite console; however, due to the lack of games I find myself shying away from it. I quite honestly enjoy the Wii U’s uniqueness and to be honest it is such an awesome console – I just wish it had a larger selection of titles.

Wii U

There are certain games I feel suit consoles, but at the end of the day I usually choose PC. I started gaming on computers and while I do have a Playstation 3, my hands just naturally fall on WASD. PC is where I feel the most accurate and the most comfortable, even if Iโ€™m constantly spending money to keep it upgraded!


I have always considered myself a PlayStation fanboy, and justifiably so. Up until recently, when I acquired an Xbox 360, I had never owned anything other than a PC or PlayStation console. I had a PlayStation 1 from when I was 6 years old until I was about 12 – when I bought my PlayStation 2. It was quite strange for me when 8 months later I won a PlayStation 3, and I have never wanted to own a different set of consoles since, although I have enjoyed sampling the Xbox 360 exclusives.

PS3So, now that ITF Gaming has proven to be PS3 dominant, with mentions of Wii U and PC and a dash of Xbox 360 here and there, what do you find to be your system of choice? Do you prefer your social-orientated Xbox 360 gaming? Are you a portable console fan, owning the PlayStation Vita or Nintendo DS/3DS? Or do you consider yourself a PC aficionado? Let us know in the comments!

Now moved on, Bracken is an aspiring tech and gaming journalist. Is anyone even reading this?

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  • Yashaar Mall

    When I was younger, I was an ultimate Sony fanboy. That only changed when I went to go buy a console about 5 years ago. The price of the PS3 was ridiculous, so I bought an Xbox 360 which I’ve used on a daily basis ever since. I have borrowed and played on PS3s countless other times. I enjoy both consoles and I wouldn’t ever say one is better than the other.

    • CataclysmicDawn

      That I can sympathise with. R6300 was too much for the console at launch.

  • http://egmr.net/author/cavie Caveshen Rajman

    I love my Xbox 360 to bits, but if not for the achievements I would be on PC. Like the Xbox, I can use my controller. Like the Xbox, I can play games online with friends. Unlike the Xbox, I don’t have to pay to play online. And unlike the Xbox, I am not limited in terms of visual fidelity and interoperability.

    So while I will always favour my Xbox 360 if there are achievements to be unlocked, at heart I am a PC gamer.

    • CataclysmicDawn

      I’m glad I got a cheapish sub for LIVE to be fair, because I barely use my Xbox.

      Once I have a job where I can save money (a long way off, to be sure), I’d like to try my hand at proper PC gaming.

  • Nicola Dee

    Sorry but nothing comes close to PC. The diversity of games, the add-ons, the public additions to games. PC FtW!

    • CataclysmicDawn

      Master Race ๐Ÿ˜›

      • Michael Garvie

        Damn right it’s the Master Race ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Michael Garvie

    I have, and always will be, as Bracken so brilliantly coined in a Black
    Ops 2 game, a PCBitch. It’s what I am, and even though I own and love my
    Xbox, and wouldn’t mind owning a PS3(4?), PC will always be the one for
    me ๐Ÿ˜€ Maybe it’s just because I prefer a mouse and keyboard, or maybe
    it’s just my love for RPG’s (which are horrid without aforementioned
    mouse and keyboard) that drew me to it. Hail the Master Race!

  • Beanz777

    PS3 for sure! Excellent console as far as i’m concerned. Not to mention the amazing first party support from Sony on all fronts. It really is a no brainer

  • http://www.facebook.com/brendon.bosch Brendon Bosch

    XBOX for me but if PC`s werent so expensive to keep up to scratch i would have to say PC