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Windows 7: Pc's or Consoles?

View Poll Results: Which is better????????????????
PC 36 81.82%
Consoles 8 18.18%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

25 Mar 2010   #81
ACR731

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
I'm still on my original Aug 2006 model 360... It's probably only lasted this long since I don't use it

However it did outlive one of my 4890's

I'll do you one better..... I bought a 360 on launch day in November 2005. That box finally died just last week with the infamous red rings of death. A little over 4 years of service isn't so bad for a system that was plagued with problems from the day it went on the market.


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25 Mar 2010   #82
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

I'll top both of you: Fed-Up Xbox Gamer Has Gone Through 6 Broken Consoles - The Consumerist

Also another reason I'd rather have a beefy gaming computer than a "next-gen" console:

Bioshock 2 Paid 'DLC' Is Already On The Disc - The Consumerist
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25 Mar 2010   #83
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ACR731 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
I'm still on my original Aug 2006 model 360... It's probably only lasted this long since I don't use it

However it did outlive one of my 4890's
ATI is all i can say to that... lol jk

I'll do you one better..... I bought a 360 on launch day in November 2005. That box finally died just last week with the infamous red rings of death. A little over 4 years of service isn't so bad for a system that was plagued with problems from the day it went on the market.
That is pretty good because.. lets be honest with ourselves, microsoft practically forced these things out the door early so they could ensure a larger portion of the game market (which worked) as they have outsold ps3 considerably.
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25 Mar 2010   #84
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

They've outsold the PS3, but in reality the PS3 gives your more for the price. Bluray playback, a web browser, better media playback, ability to swap internal 2.5'') HDDs without voiding the warranty, USB HDD/flash drive/Card support, Bluetooth device support, FREE wireless controller included, OtherOS (Fat PS3s only), FREE online play.

I like the 360, but this still doesn't change the fact that the idea of paying for online access on an internet connection you're supplying on a console you went out and bought to play your overpriced games on is stupid.
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25 Mar 2010   #85
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
They've outsold the PS3, but in reality the PS3 gives your more for the price. Bluray playback, a web browser, better media playback, ability to swap internal 2.5'') HDDs without voiding the warranty, USB HDD/flash drive/Card support, Bluetooth device support, FREE wireless controller included, OtherOS (Fat PS3s only), FREE online play.

I like the 360, but this still doesn't change the fact that the idea of paying for online access on an internet connection you're supplying on a console you went out and bought to play your overpriced games on is stupid.
I agree the ps3 maybe a better buy, (maybe) depending on what you are buying it for. But a lot of that had to do with the industry adopting blueray and not HD-DVD (so not really microsofts fault).

Another thing i just thought of is; when you go to buy a new console, unless you already have an HDTV (which most people didnt when the consoles came out) you need the HDTV to go with that console. So i kinda question the argument that consoles are cheaper. Average price of games is another thing to look at as PC games are generally 40-50 range compared to the standard 60 for ps3 and 360 games.
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25 Mar 2010   #86
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
I like the 360, but this still doesn't change the fact that the idea of paying for online access on an internet connection you're supplying on a console you went out and bought to play your overpriced games on is stupid.
As an Xbox360 owner, the XboxLive account is pretty solid and reliable and in my opinion worth the $49.95 that I pay per year for it. As to whether or not games are overpriced, that's up to the end user to describe. You don't have the buy the games when they first come out and when you find them onsale, you can easily get them $20 to $40 off.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bootz View Post
Another thing i just thought of is; when you go to buy a new console, unless you already have an HDTV (which most people didnt when the consoles came out) you need the HDTV to go with that console.
The consoles do NOT require an HDTV...it just looks better on an HDTV. All of the consoles will hook up to standard televisions and most every household has one of those. And with the HDTV, you can use that to watch HDTV and BluRay's etc...so it's quite useful in alot of other areas as well. It's not just dedicated to your game console.
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25 Mar 2010   #87
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
I like the 360, but this still doesn't change the fact that the idea of paying for online access on an internet connection you're supplying on a console you went out and bought to play your overpriced games on is stupid.
As an Xbox360 owner, the XboxLive account is pretty solid and reliable and in my opinion worth the $49.95 that I pay per year for it. As to whether or not games are overpriced, that's up to the end user to describe. You don't have the buy the games when they first come out and when you find them onsale, you can easily get them $20 to $40 off.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Another thing i just thought of is; when you go to buy a new console, unless you already have an HDTV (which most people didnt when the consoles came out) you need the HDTV to go with that console.
The consoles do NOT require an HDTV...it just looks better on an HDTV. All of the consoles will hook up to standard televisions and most every household has one of those. And with the HDTV, you can use that to watch HDTV and BluRay's etc...so it's quite useful in alot of other areas as well. It's not just dedicated to your game console.
I don't know why the second quote is quoted as me saying it, but it was Bootz.
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25 Mar 2010   #88
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
I don't know why the second quote is quoted as me saying it, but it was Bootz.
Mistake on my part, it has been corrected. Sorry.
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25 Mar 2010   #89
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I voted PC, because I like how it works better.

I suck at aiming on a stick controller.

However, I did just buy an XBox 360, and have it hooked up to my computer monitor. Works very well, just a rather small screen.
I have only played Halo 3 so far (yes, I know its old, but I got it with the console, so... still an entertaining game), and its working quite well.
I have yet to test Rock Back (love that game), I need to order a controller or borrow a friends.

~Lordbob
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25 Mar 2010   #90
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ACR731 View Post

I'll do you one better..... I bought a 360 on launch day in November 2005. That box finally died just last week with the infamous red rings of death. A little over 4 years of service isn't so bad for a system that was plagued with problems from the day it went on the market.
That is pretty good going for a launch console

(And there are plenty of nvidia cards that go south too. Plus what GPU do you think is in the 360? It's not nvidia... )


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
Also another reason I'd rather have a beefy gaming computer than a "next-gen" console:

Bioshock 2 Paid 'DLC' Is Already On The Disc - The Consumerist
To be fair, this practice existed before the 360. But I'm not one of these people that agree with it.

To me it's the same as buying a fully built house, but you still need to purchase separate keys in order to unlock some of the doers.
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