The Horrible Show 01-12-11: Your Opinion is Wrong: PC vs Console

The Horrible ShowEthan never warned the Horrible Night crew that he was a PC gamer, so Coop joins Justin and Ethan to discuss the finer points of the age old PC vs Console debate. We also salute Mexico, Adobe Flash, Blue Ladies, and MicroBot. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

Apparently, when Cole is gone all Ethan and Justin want to do is fight. They invite Coop along to revive the classic PC vs Console debate. Our Threesomes of the Week take a detour to Mexico who seems to be the only country that remembers how to make real soda. The On the Spot question asks: What game did you miss out on because it was on the other platform? Thankfully, we realize that there’s nothing stopping us from going back to play those games today. In our debate, we focus on the strengths and weaknesses of PCs and Consoles while mentioning the games that define each platform for us. Our buddy @RA1NMANN ignites the keyboard vs controller debate and helps Justin realize his ultimate gaming setup. We wrap things up by trying to figure out just what makes us so loyal to our platform of choice. Seems like we could have gone on for hours more, but we manage to regroup for game industry shout-outs where we get confused all over again by Mindjack advertisements. We hope to see all of our friends in the Indianapolis area at the Horrible Night Out Tron: Legacy screening this Friday. For everyone else, get ready to start planning for our massive Mexican soda meet-up later this year.

Show Notes

Cast:
JDevL, Wizardtrain187, Coopopolopolis

Guide:
Intro and Off-topic – (00:58 – 16;14)
On the Spot Question – (16:16 – 20:15)
PC vs Console – (20:18 – 1:25:52)
Making the Switch – (22:20 – 29:59)
Best Platform Features – (30:01 – 44:37)
Best Platform Genres – (44:40 – 53:47)
Best Input Device – (53:49 – 57:59)
Worst Platform Features – (58:00 – 1:08:38)
Learning from the Other Platform – (1:08:40 – 1:13:42)
The Games – (1:13:44 – 1:21:50)
Why Are You Loyal? – (1:21:52 – 1:25:52)
HorribleNight.com Updates – (1:25:54 – 1:27:24)
Shout Outs – (1:27:56 – 1:31:17)

Threesomes of the Week:
EthanDragon Age: Origins, Dinner for Schmucks, Adobe Flash
CoopHalo: Reach, Rescue Me, Mexican Soft Drinks
JustinBlue LadyStory Inn, Eminem – Recovery, MicroBot

Games:
Darksiders, Dragon Age: Origins, Halo: Reach, MicroBot, Warcraft III, DOOM 3, Crysis, Unreal Tournament III, Quake, Counter-Strike, Half-Life 2, Just Cause 2, Fallout 3, Dead Rising 2, Gears of War, Dead Space, Red Dead Redemption, Tomb Raider, Grand Theft Auto 3, Worms World Party, Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress 2, Super Mario Bros 3, Resident Evil, Uncharted 2, Super Metroid, Batman: Arkham Asylum, World of Warcraft, DOOM 2, StarCraft 2, Quake, Rage, The Witcher, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Mass Effect, Mindjack

References:
Denis Leary, The Haunted, Top Hat SasquatchNES Blowing

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