A reply to each statement.
DRM - Agreed. Though frankly the consoles closed platforms is about as hardcore DRM as one can get.
Competing Platforms - THe PC is the best simply because it is an open platform. If you want all your games on one easy to access service, either get steam or learn why closed platforms are bad in the first place.
Lack of a Killer App - You have got to be kidding me on this one. Starcraft II hits today. If that isn't a killer app (considering the original is many.. many times more popular than Halo, to this day in many parts of the world and it's an 11 year old game!) And as to non-rts games, shooters will 'always' be better on PC. Halo didn't change that, halo is absolute shit on PC because we had better games 15 years ago.
Hardware - You have it backwards. Hardware is the REASON PC gaming is superior, not the reason it isn't. On top of this console gamers have this crazy idea that if you don't spend $1500 on hardware upgrades every six months you won't be able to play any games that come out anymore. This is wrong. If you spend the money on a high end system it will be powerful and capable of running every game for several years. If you don't want to upgrade, take it to a reputable place and have them upgrade it. Simple as that.
Lack of Split-Screen - You have 'GOT' to be kidding me. Split-Screen is what consoles do to try and even approach the greatness that is PC multiplayer gaming. And you barely see it anymore now that consoles have internet access, as piss poor as that access may be.
I mean seriously, fondly remember racing your cousin on split screen. Whats the fun in that when you can see what your opponent is doing at all times. It's the same with like playing Halo on split-screen, you always know where your opponent is, what gun they are using, and what they are planning. Meanwhile on the PC we were multiplayer gaming over the internet (and direct connect modem to modem) 15 years ago!
This comment was edited on Jul 27, 2010, 12:41.