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Exactly, a lot of funny things happen on xbox, mainly all the tough kids/teens who always want to 1v1 and stuff and its more laid back. Although I dont think I want the next xbox.

This^ except for the new xbox part. I might get it. Lets see what microsoft has to offer. biggrin.gif
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This^ except for the new xbox part. I might get it. Lets see what microsoft has to offer. biggrin.gif

They will offer pretty good hardware, but it will probably cost like 600 dollars or more which turns me off on the whole thing. They need to realize that the cheaper the console the better for them, they start approaching custom built pc prices and they get in trouble. And I WISH they would either make xbox live cheaper or free. I think they could mess up this generation still having a service fee to play online compared to the ps3. People still dont have a lot of money and 50 dollars a year to play you 60-70 dollar games is just getting ridiculous.

The wii u will play cod at 1080p 60fps and its around 300$.
 
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Most idiotic reason to avoid anything.

I do not disagree that people should do what they want for themselves and not base their decisions completely on the thoughts of others. The reasoning may not be acceptable in your eyes but most people are driven by their peers likes or dislikes and what allows them to fit into the norm. This kind of thought process still exists. I'm 24 and I've met all kinds of people that base their decisions on what they drink, eat, buy, wear, drive on the perceptions of others idea of what is "cool", "stupid", "american", "homo" etc.
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post #144 of 297
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They will offer pretty good hardware, but it will probably cost like 600 dollars or more which turns me off on the whole thing. They need to realize that the cheaper the console the better for them, they start approaching custom built pc prices and they get in trouble. And I WISH they would either make xbox live cheaper or free. I think they could mess up this generation still having a service fee to play online compared to the ps3. People still dont have a lot of money and 50 dollars a year to play you 60-70 dollar games is just getting ridiculous.The wii u will play cod at 1080p 60fps and its around 300$.

GAH 600$ REALLY! I had no idea it would be that high i was expecting like 300-450$ at the most but 600$ i'd rather build a pretty good computer for that. And i agree live should have been free a long time ago in my opinion.
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GAH 600$ REALLY! I had no idea it would be that high i was expecting like 300-450$ at the most but 600$ i'd rather build a pretty good computer for that. And i agree live should have been free a long time ago in my opinion.

The price has not been discussed by microsoft, but I just dont see the xbox being cheap when it first comes out. The 360 cost 400 when it first came out, but I believe the original xbox was selling for 500 to 600 when it first came out.
 
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GAH 600$ REALLY! I had no idea it would be that high i was expecting like 300-450$ at the most but 600$ i'd rather build a pretty good computer for that. And i agree live should have been free a long time ago in my opinion.

That's the low end. I heard they were also speculating up to $799 for the PS4, since it's now supposedly going to do everything but wash the dishes.

But really, why do these threads keep popping up? This dead horse has been beaten to the extent that what's left of the carcass isn't even servicable for cat food.

Consoles appear cheap up front, but in the long run aren't. Compare how many people own the same Xbox/PS3 they bought on release day to the number of people who have been replacing theirs every 2 years. Wait... How often do you need to upgrade a gaming PC again?

You pay more for games. There is no discussion about this, PC games go on sale faster and get steeper discounts.

The list goes on what with peripherals and hard drives and etc... I'm not going to do more than dip into this thread but the basis is that consoles appeal to people who don't want to think beyond the initial sale, and American consumerism is all about pulling them in with a low up-front cost and nailing them for all they're worth later. Just look and printers and ink cartridges.
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I've never understood why people buy a console instead of building a cheap-medium htpc, with slightly better than average specs, and just run oc games at console graphix, only reason for console i could see would be for the more full servers, as you can use any controller on pc + custom controllers

Because consoles have exclusive games?

I have consoles and a PC, I thoroughly enjoy all of them. Admittedly given the choice I would buy the PC version if it was available on all platforms but I don't begrudge consoles at all.
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I like Fifa and Madden. Otherwise, I might as well sell my xbox 360
 
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One reason I would buy a console over a PC - Fifa.

Playing Fifa with 3 other people with a console and extra controllers just works. Trying to set it up on a PC with all of the external devices you would need is just a pure pain in the ass, even with tech savvy friends. Other games, however, like CS is a must with computers. There are certain atmospheres that games create and that all depends on the medium you play on. Would I say consoles are stupid because I primarily PC game? No way. Each has its own advantage.
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The price has not been discussed by microsoft, but I just dont see the xbox being cheap when it first comes out. The 360 cost 400 when it first came out, but I believe the original xbox was selling for 500 to 600 when it first came out.
I thought the Xbox was the same price as the PS2, like $299. Back when a new game release was $49.99. Next gen they'll be $69.99, people will complain for a while, then just take it.
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