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I do agree that it is out of convenience. A lot of my friends and co-workers stick to consoles because they can easily just turn it on and off and does not require any maintenance or technical knowledge.
With a computer you get to do a lot more, but you also have to update drivers, programs, the OS, and you can't just put your rig in a backpack and play it on any TV (old and new). There's also the issue of troubleshooting issues that come time to time and the almighty virus/malware battle people face.

Suddenly I feel like a massive computer noob, cause I don't bother with 80% of what you listed. I must be doing it wrong. =(
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Lets not all forget about the $50 spent for Xbox Live as well, considering Xbox clearly is the more popular console option nowadays.

So realistically, I've spent $300 (Xbox elite), $300 (new Xbox after RROD occurred again), $50 x 4 for Live, and $100 on a couple of extra controllers and a microphone. I would say that I also bought a TV for Xbox since I don't watch TV, but that would be unrealistic.

$900 for 4 years of console gaming. Personally I don't care, but most people miss this fact.

(Let me also put on the table that I've probably spent 10x as much on a PC, but I'm also a stupid PC spender as most of us here on OCN are! wink.gif)
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There are other games than those made by EA sports, you know.

Sounds like you don't play Madden and MLB. Booooooo to you tongue.gif ..... biggrin.gif
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I love the myth of "Consoles are easier than PC"

I've installed hundred (literally) of games onto my PC without a hitch, install, choose where to install it, wait, and play. Simple.

However on my step-dads PS3, EVERYTIME I install a game, something will go wrong, so I have to restart, then you have to update, and that takes like 20 minutes, then you have to calibrate the brightness, and after all that about an hour has passed.

So you tell me what's easier rolleyes.gif

And here's another problem, Xbox 360 (used to) get the RROD, and the PS3 gets the YLOD, so they still break all the time. Unlike a PC, what will just go and go unless the User does something wrong.
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post #65 of 297
PC Elitist here, PC Games tend to be a much better experience. smile.gif
buy hey, when I'm in bed on a Sunday, nothing beats turning on the ps3 and playing something for a couple of hours.

i honestly think its a preference thing. there's no "this is cheaper". both end up being expensive.

Game Exclusivity shouldn't be a factor. I love Halo, but there is not a chance in hell I'd buy a 360 just to play it. if i REALLY wanted to, I'd go play it at a internet cafe or something.

Also, Consoles are good for your social life biggrin.gif
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Explosives, Play with friends that dont have PC. Play Split-Screen. Some games are better in Console. They are cheap and easy to set up.
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Consoles are still king as far as I'm concerned when it comes to multiplayer in the living room. I don't know about you but people don't huddle around a pc screen to game. I like my computer much better when it comes to gaming. But playing with friends in the same place, consoles are good for it.
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post #68 of 297
my 2 cents.

pros:

1. cheaper than a gaming PC
2. most games come out for console first
3. no need for frequent upgrades. you are pretty much set for 5 years without shedding any more cash into the hardware.
4. you always are able to play the games without crashes because consoles can be easily and properly tested compared to millions of PC configs. (right?)
5. gameplay is always smooth
6. no hackers in multiplayer games (unless you play with the PC counterparts)

cons (pros of PC):

1. controllers a weird for FPS. keyboard + mouse is FTW!
2. games have noticeably much lower graphics quality
3. you cannot use high resolution screens + multiple monitors etc.
4. you cannot have a lot of games (i mean A LOT OF GAMES) installed and easily and quickly play whatever fits your mood
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Will always buy latest consoles+latest computer hardware. I'm a true gamer/entusiast, no elitest barriers.

Consoles= Social gaming with the plebs in RL.
PC Gaming= FEW select friends, otherwise forever alone.
 
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I love the myth of "Consoles are easier than PC"
I've installed hundred (literally) of games onto my PC without a hitch, install, choose where to install it, wait, and play. Simple.
However on my step-dads PS3, EVERYTIME I install a game, something will go wrong, so I have to restart, then you have to update, and that takes like 20 minutes, then you have to calibrate the brightness, and after all that about an hour has passed.
So you tell me what's easier rolleyes.gif
And here's another problem, Xbox 360 (used to) get the RROD, and the PS3 gets the YLOD, so they still break all the time. Unlike a PC, what will just go and go unless the User does something wrong.

PS3 user here, and there are very few games that require a install, and any that do I have had no issue in doing so. Game updates are not required to play the game, just required to log into PSN for multiplayer.
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