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How Ditching Consoles for a Gaming PC Improved My Life

Over the course of my nearly decade-long stint with PCMag, I’ve written numerous articles about my love for the arcade, esports, and overall video game scene, but not about how I got into those things.

For instance, I became an arcade junkie because I was too poor to own an 80s-era home computer, and my esports love grew after envy-watching various tournaments via Twitch. But how I got into PC gaming is a far simpler story, a tale that doesn’t touch social-economic barriers or outright sipping from the Haterade fountain. In short, I was just tired of amassing stuff.

I began console gaming in the

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