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ok , 1 and only 1 reason i have an xbox 360. is 2 games

forza motorsport, and halo.

otherwise, id rather play on my pc, im used to keyboard and mouse, controllers feel so wierd to me.
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a better solution would simply be an industry agreement that consoles were x86 and used directx. The consoles would have a way of telling a game what it's running on, so the settings can be set automatically, while the pc lacks such a flag, enabling the user to set the settings instead.
if only this was real life
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Hey Zippy, the 80's called. Seriously, practically anyone has a computer already. Hell, even a laptop is suitable for gaming nowadays, which includes all the things you mentioned (mouse, keyboard, speakers, screen, and your lap is the desk). Honestly, that's a crappy argument. It's fully possibly to make a gaming PC for 500 USD, able to play all new releases on, what, medium settings? You don't need much nowadays.
You think so? My brother is 35 he just bought his first computer this year. My father doesn't have a computer. Some of my cousins don't own computers.

There are still a lot of people who don't have computer or have laptops only (and not the decent ones either).

For the general consumer out there the console is a much better option.

The problem again is you are approaching it from the perspective of someone who has computer knowledge. I have twelve cousins I am the oldest at twenty four and the youngest is around ten. I am the only on of them and the only one in my entire family that can build a computer.
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ok , 1 and only 1 reason i have an xbox 360. is 2 games

forza motorsport, and halo.

otherwise, id rather play on my pc, im used to keyboard and mouse, controllers feel so wierd to me.
I'm going to go against my argument a bit here but....Dumb Forza and buy a proper sim.

The only reason I have an Xbox is:

1. I wanted one

2. Halo/Console exclusives.
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You think so? My brother is 35 he just bought his first computer this year. My father doesn't have a computer. Some of my cousins don't own computers.

There are still a lot of people who don't have computer or have laptops only (and not the decent ones either).

For the general consumer out there the console is a much better option.

The problem again is you are approaching it from the perspective of someone who has computer knowledge. I have twelve cousins I am the oldest at twenty four and the youngest is around ten. I am the only on of them and the only one in my entire family that can build a computer.
First, exceptions obviously exist. I mean, I could name everyone I know with a computer and a desk, but that would involve me naming everyone I know except for my 81 year old deaf grandmother (my other grandmother has a computer, though). But keep in mind, that people who don't have a computer have a lower chance of being interested in games as well, because they are out of touch with, well, anything past the 90's.
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If it wasn't for the notorious unreliability I would have bought a 360 just for Red Dead Redemption. A banned one sells for more or less the price of a game and I honestly couldn't care less about playing online if I tried to, so it'd be perfect.
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That is the silliest thing I think I have ever heard a gamer say in my entire life.
prove me wrong.

Since Half life 2, Valve has not tried to push visually with their engine. All of their games while decent to look at, do not attempt to push high polygon counts, or advanced shadow/visual techniques. L4d 1 and 2 are perfect examples of fake lighting.

I'm not saying valve doesnt make good games. I am simply stating that valve no longer cares about the upper end of the market, or providing advanced features for them.
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just look at what Valve's doing with the Source engine these days
It looks like crap, but then again, 99% of games look like crap (Source games are just more crappy). Nobody uses the new technology because of the consoles, that's why we don't see real DirectX 11 games and look at atrocious textures. Seriously, if one cannot afford at least a 5670/5770 that will play most modern games on medium at 1920x1080, one shouldn't bother with PC gaming (modern games, that is) at all. It costs $100/$130 or so.

Seriously, if you're interested in gaming, there's an extremely good chance you own a PC. Anywhere from a cheap Athlon X3 or an old Core2Duo to a modern Sandy Bridge monstrosity, from 2gb to 8gb of RAM, it should be decent enough to play most games if you spend an additional hundred or so bucks on a mid-range video card. It's not expensive at all.
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prove me wrong.

Since Half life 2, Valve has not tried to push visually with their engine. All of their games while decent to look at, do not attempt to push high polygon counts, or advanced shadow/visual techniques. L4d 1 and 2 are perfect examples of fake lighting.

I'm not saying valve doesnt make good games. I am simply stating that valve no longer cares about the upper end of the market, or providing advanced features for them.
The Source engine isn't the limitation - look what's being done with the Dear Esther mod. I honestly think Valve has been innovating the experience rather than the technical aspects, and I think they've been spectacularly successful.

They definitely aren't offering GPU smashing visuals.
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Xbox 360 and PS3 games are boring. Wii Sports has more substance.
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