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After reading the first sentence, I just stopped reading. Any article that starts off saying anything related to the Creation / Evolution argument as "common knowledge" doesn't deserve to be read.
    
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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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The author of this article sounds like a whinny pc fanboy(not fan-fanboy). It seems like he is even blowing up differences between consoles and pcs into nonexistent flame wars. When do people ever use controllers being crappy on a pc and an arguement point? Isnt it the other way around-that mice are better?(except in maybe racing games) Consoles will never die-at least as long as there are integrated gpus out there. The seems to be the only thing companies like dell use these days, and the general uneducated public always chooses them. I cant tell you how many people have told me in game discussions "Crysis, I heard its awesome. I got it but my computer cant run it." and many saying "It must be really good because my computer isnt even a year old and it cant play it"
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Originally Posted by SKAnk9915 View Post
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
    
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Sounds like a whiney PC-till-death article to me.
Yup.
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TBH i completely see why companies are not bothering with PCs except for MMOs. I wish they would, but I get what they are doing. They are in business to make money, not to make a certain demographic happy over the majority. Still love my PC, still game on it occasionally, I surf and communicate on it much more. Love my 360, GameCube, PSP, and GBA as well. I love consoles for the fact that it is much easier to slouch and play games with friends when they come over compared to a PC. Let's be honest, it's not exactly convenient playing the "turns" CSS party. You sit and watch your friend play till 3 deaths, switch, repeat. Each device has their purpose, and neither will die.


Now, my big concern is this turn consoles are taking to being like computers as a solitary device(minus the Wii) a lot of fun games are not multiplayer unless played over XBL/PSN. That's concerning.
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TBH i completely see why companies are not bothering with PCs except for MMOs. I wish they would, but I get what they are doing. They are in business to make money, not to make a certain demographic happy over the majority. Still love my PC, still game on it occasionally, I surf and communicate on it much more. Love my 360, GameCube, PSP, and GBA as well. I love consoles for the fact that it is much easier to slouch and play games with friends when they come over compared to a PC. Let's be honest, it's not exactly convenient playing the "turns" CSS party. You sit and watch your friend play till 3 deaths, switch, repeat. Each device has their purpose, and neither will die.


Now, my big concern is this turn consoles are taking to being like computers as a solitary device(minus the Wii) a lot of fun games are not multiplayer unless played over XBL/PSN. That's concerning.
Wow... That's the truth. I only use my PC for Source games and WoW. But when the friends come over, I break out the 360 and Wii...
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HTPC = A PC designed for multimedia use
A PC = General computing machine
A console = A machine dedicated to gaming
New Consoles = Pretty much a HTPC

New consoles are basically HTPC's. The next gen of consoles will be PC's
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Why would a machine that allows you to play all your games and media with ease ( Sometimes unlike a PC ) FAIL ?.

I think the above is nonsense.
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When did this become 'common knowledge'
The first thing that came to my mind when I started to read this: 'my teachers would be on this sentance quicker then a hobo on a ham sandwhich.' I love random generalizations (especially one of this magnitude) at the start of papers (or articles).

Honestly though, there really isn't any news here...consoles have always been computing units...
    
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