Originally Posted by jdstock76
That's a new one!
Hint: I can pass on an exact copy of an entire chromosome to a child, but they will not share my mtDNA at all.
But how can I sell the value of the true "gaming" machine I sell if the big 3 lower their prices? Right now I can build a pretty damn good system for $1200 which is right around what a Dell XPS 8700 runs. Granted I do think they are over priced but that should make all of us enthusiasts proud of what we can build. The mainstream PC business might be dying but not the aftermarket. Cause plain and simple truth is, PC Gaming is better than Console!
Thing is, I think that a huge appeal of the hobby is that it isn't plug-and-play. Sure, if you can find me a really good prebuilt for the same or less as I can build an equivalent system, I might consider it. But I don't want something to plug in and turn on. That isn't fun. I want something that I make with my own two hooves
hands. If I wanted plug-and-play, I would have gotten an Xbone and a PS4. If I wanted the ultimate gaming rig, I would have more than a 650Ti BOOST (though in my defense I am waiting for Maxwell before I make a really big upgrade). I wanted what I got: a long term project that I haven't stopped tinkering with, from things as simple as airflow and peripherals to stuff like crossfire and (FINALLY) getting Linux to dual-boot nicely.
I agree. Granted $60 is a pretty hefty chunk to come off of up front but averaged out over the hours and hours played it's a steal. No other hobby is this cheap. Period! Where I have to draw the line in with BF3 and BF4. $120 is just dumb. No way we should continue to have to pay for 4 new maps every single expansion. Back in the day BF42 was $29 and I got all the maps. What the hell has happened in the last 10 years?!
As much as I hate the DLC model, you can't argue that it's ineffective. Spend $60 at launch, and then $15 a couple months later, $15 a bit after that, and so on. Eventually, that's $120 for a game that essentially gets an annual reskin. Rinse and repeat and enjoy your gold-plated limos!