Originally Posted by chia233
Then your first statement is just a contradiction in itself.It doesn't make sense because the cost of ONE electronic device is the SAME as the cost of MULTIPLE electronic devices.
Its funny how you can DEFINE what is a selfish investment , or an investment at all.An investment is a devotion of either time and money often resulting in gains whereas there is nothing to gain from investing into one technology as today's technology is tomorrow's trash.I quote from what you said on page 7:
Your investment is only as selfish as YOU are , not the PC.Its a hypocritical sentence in itself , unless you were saying that they don't know how to use a PC which would then mean that they are not the stereotypical family you mentioned.
As per your logic , you would have ment that the cheaper alternative is the better way to go , though its heresy for YOU to spend on a good PC but completely ok for them to spend the same amount of money for a bad one , plus a few hundred more for a console?
If you were to compare both systems , do it in a level headed manner and not skew the perception into your favor , i could have just as easily said that i dont have to deal with RRODs or conflict for the use of TVs to say that consoles aren't family friendly.The SOLE reason your argument holds a candle is because the console manufacturer's aren't ripping you off while the PC manufacturer is , i can just as easily make another instance to say that they do , you know?
If you were to bring TYPICALITY into the equation , i could have just as easily assumed that they bought the kinect/move bundle with 2 games for $599.99 and have geek squad set them up for another $150 pulled from the ass , buying more controllers and a multitude of other accessories you wouldn't even touch except for that ONE game.This is a fair and balanced analysis that also adds up to close to $1000 right?
I'd rather people bring FACTS to support their claim than distracting variable #1.
Also , if you were to require such technology to run your game , are you sure that those people with P4s are your target audience? The majority of console developers aim for mass appeal , but does that mean that those that don't like that kind of games would buy them in the first place? The assumption that mass appeal would generate more sales are for fools with money that are most likely not going to buy them again.
The sea is only as deep and extensive as the people who sought out to be , if your vision was only limited to the surface , then it is only as deep as what they seem to be.If you were to cast your net as wide as the sea , the wealth you get would only fill you to the knee.If you were to cast your net as deep as the ocean floor , then you will find what you were truely seeking for.Fans.
Too long, quick skim'd
You sir completely misunderstood everything I said.
To sum it up and put in Layman's terms: Consoles are just as good as PCs because of convenience, developers, optimization, and price. It has nothing to do with hardware. The hardware can be old, and still perform to PC "standards" simply because of optimization. The day developers start producing games fully optimized to recent PC hardware, is the day a standard console loses the battle.
Threads like this... Someone makes an ignorant statement and I start arguing it, then people quote and distort what I say... It gets to the point where I have no idea what I initially came in to say. Nothing is hold back consoles from producing amazing games, even mmo's. PS3 supports k/m, so the problem stands with ignorant PC fanboys. Better yet, I'll play their game. PC kiddies.
Originally Posted by wh-ATI
But they can afford 1080p screens and a surround sound system?
1080p screens aren't much, at all. For surround sound, I've not clue, I'm looking into finding one myself.
I'm not sure how I can repeat myself where you can understand it, no offense. I have trouble making things clear sometimes.
Say I have around $2,000 spare cash to spend for new a entertainment setup. I spend $500 on a sound system. Then I buy that 50" TV. I now have about $300 bucks to spend. Hmm, what can I get for $300 bucks that can provide a ridiculous amount of media features with bluray, be a home theatre central unit, and provide an amazing gaming experience? It looks like the only thing that can provide all of that for $300 is a Playstation 3. So, I buy that. Now, just because I had some cash saved up to get this, doesn't mean I have an endless supply. OMG I bought a $1200 TV, that MUST mean I am loaded and I should have an extra grand or two to devote in building a PC. Not to mention, my new PC won't feel awkward on a 50" and my entire family will know how to use all of its features.Edited by Zinxe - 1/21/11 at 1:41pm