Y'know that rockin' new game that just came out, called Mass Effect 2? I love it, but I think it's best played on a PC.
Now, on some message boards, that statement could get me crucified. Notice that I didn't specifically dis the Xbox 360, PS3 or Wii, nor any of the handhelds. In fact, here's another statement that could get me slaughtered on certain boards:
I wouldn't play X-Men Origins: Wolverine on PC even if it were available. It rocks, however, on Xbox 360.
So there! The first statement, of course, seems to make me one of those "PC ROOLZ CONSOLES SUCK" kind of people, and some shortsighted losers online would interpret it as such. The second could mean I'm in the "PCS ARE CRAP FOR GAMES AND TOO COMPLICATED AND PC GAMING IS DOOMED" camp.
I'm in neither. I'm one of a growing group of people that I call multi-platform gamers. It's a scary world for us, because there are so many arguments on so many boards between the console nerds and the PC geeks, utterly ruling out their rival platform.
Me? I just love gaming. I prefer first- and third-person shooters and RTS titles on PC, generally. More action-oriented games like the brilliant titles inFamous, Brutal Legend and Darksiders belong on consoles, and are easier and more fun to play with gamepads and on large televisions. I like Xbox Live Arcade games, PlayStation Store games, and Steam games. I'm not a console or a PC gamer...I'm just a gamer.
Here's the thing: Have you ever noticed that when you say "Obama isn't very effective," liberals call you a neocon freakazoid Bush lover, whereas when you say, "Bush really screwed our economy," the conservatives call you a screeching moonbat Obama lover? Heck, I don't even know what a moonbat is, but I believe both of those statements are true. Just as I believe that different platforms are appropriate for different games. I'm politically, and gamingly, agnostic.
I've gone so far to post things like those first two gaming oriented statements on a board or two here or there...and gotten attacked for my efforts.
If you're an equally agnostic gamer, a multi-platform gamer so to speak, beware. Our time is coming, but right now it's a dangerous world. We must stay underground until the world has advanced enough to understand us. Good luck.