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I don't really find console gaming to be cheaper really. Perhaps the initial cost to get a system is cheaper, $299 canadian for a ps3, vs $500 for a competent gaming pc. But PC games are cheaper, they drop in price alot faster and steam and other content delivery systems have insane sales.

If your buying games consistently I would think it would be about equal cost.

Any thoughts?
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Cheaper or not, gaming on a console will never appeal to me.

I chose the PC, I'll stick with it. It's the superior platform, end of discussion.

Can you have the joy of customizing your own console? Upgrade your console? Fine tune your console? Do multiple things at once with your console? I think not.

PC = Real Gamers.
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You also need to factor in that console games can be resold whereas PC games can't.
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Yah I don't want to start a flame war, haha. All the current gen platforms have sweet games.
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I Agree on that one, I havent bought but about 3 games for my PS3 last year, $60 is a bit high in my opinion, on the other hand i have bought about 4 pc games this month and they are only slightly more expensive combined than one shiny new PS3 game
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My cousin has bought 4 360's, the 4th just RR'd two days ago..
Hardly what I call "cheaper"..
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You also need to factor in that console games can be resold whereas PC games can't.
Not for too much longer. With all the DRM shenanigans. Plus there is the rumour that Sony will be implementing CD key's to fix the massive security hole that was just rend upon them.
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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
Cheaper or not, gaming on a console will never appeal to me.

I chose the PC, I'll stick with it. It's the superior platform, end of discussion.

Can you have the joy of customizing your own console? Upgrade your console? Fine tune your console? Do multiple things at once with your console? I think not.

PC = Real Gamers.
I respect both, and this image doesn't reflect my opinion but I just had to throw it up.
    
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Cheaper? possibly. But you also get what you pay for; PS3 YLOD, Xbox 360 RROD, crashes, lockups.

And what can you do? nothing, ship it off to manufacturer and hope it doesn't cost you a fortune.

PC gives me a means of repairing issues i come across. It also allows me to enjoy games with better visuals, and primarily, most titles are moddable. I'm also able to do more productive things other than gaming on my PC.

I don't consider any of this generation of "consoles" real consoles anyway, i call them media hubs, and these media hubs are too buggy for my liking..trying to be something they're not. The PC is leaps and bounds ahead.
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PC = Real Gamers.
Now thats just wrong.
    
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