Originally Posted by SKAnk9915
in all seriousness, isnt it possible for microsoft to create a similar "insert disk and play" interface for windows? i mean hell, the 360 controllers work with your pc. ive used my 360 guitar hero controller to play the PC version on my laptop, and its simple and easy. microsoft took a weak stab at this by making the game tab in Vista. maybe they should make a windows emulator for 360 and start pushing peripherals, where there is a TON of money to be made. It could be started as simply as hitting the Xbox button in the middle of the remote, which brings up the UI on your computer. i know alot of people still dont have computers in their living rooms or tv rooms or whatever to make multi person community style gaming work, but that certainly seems to be a growing trend. it frankly makes me mad that we have been forced for a long time to buy a tv, dvd player, console, home theater system, etc., when we have all that capability in our frickin computers. i want my computer to be the hub for all things electronic in my house, and they shouldnt have to be external boxes.
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Now compare the price of a prebuilt computer meaning no upgrades to the price of an Xbox 360/PS3 that can handle the same in terms of graphics and processing power. It's cheaper to get a console out of the box.
It's easy to say that all you need to do is upgrade your old computer and you will be find. True it is easy, if you are computer lit. But in today's world most people associate with internet, chat, and downloading music. If you go to a store like bby, CC, office, staples, etc, there will be only basic end computer that can probably play solitare and thats about it. They do have like 3 out of 20 that can actually game but they start off at about 800 dollars for jsut the computer.
I notice that a lot of people on ocn make it sound like it is easy for people who don't know it when in actuality that these people don't know the difference from a modem, hard drive, to a router.
Working in bestbuy i actually had people come up to me asking where is the routers when they were refering to desktops.
customers are dumbasses and they don't know their ass from a hole in the ground. So yea it's easy to say just upgrade your computer but out of the box, a console is cheaper then a desktop in terms of gaming any day of the week. if you already have a computer and you upgrade an older computer then yes it can be cheaper