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everyone complaining about ps3's breaking, i have two in my household, a 40gb release, which is still running strong and fine, and my personal 80gb bought a few months after, also running 100% fine.
    
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Originally Posted by Phoenixlight View Post
To be honest a real gamer would buy something that is designed for gaming rather than something which isn't but can play games.


It is irrelevant because pretty much everyone will already have a TV in their house which they can connect their console to, and if you don't already have a TV (maybe you're poor or something) then you can buy a standard definition 22 inch TV to play on, you don't have to pay for an expensive TV.
If that's a case, then those with a measly 22" TV aren't even using the capabilities of a 360/PS3; might as well have gotten a cheap ~$500 gaming build with a 24" 1080p monitor for the same price.
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Originally Posted by DSF_x View Post
everyone complaining about ps3's breaking, i have two in my household, a 40gb release, which is still running strong and fine, and my personal 80gb bought a few months after, also running 100% fine.
PShhhh...i got a 20GB since release....never seen another one actually. Of course we put in a 320GB hard drive because 20 was filled up in like 3 months.
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post #104 of 190
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Originally Posted by Idra View Post
You also need to factor in that console games can be resold whereas PC games can't.
Most PC games can still be resold.
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Originally Posted by mothrpe View Post
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?
lol i dont know whose spending 500 bucks on a gaming pc lol. if your starting from absolute scratch (not talkin crap on pc gaming i like it too) PC gaming is way more. 500 bucks wont get you balls you gotta spend atleast a grand for a good gaming system

so yess buying games for pc is cheaper but unless your buying a new game every day the $10 difference isnt gonna do much good.

my opinion
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"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."

What do any of those things have to do with being considered a "real gamer"?

Absolutely nothing.
Thank god, man. That needed to be said. I wouldn't be caught dead trying to defend PCs with the "If you're serious about gaming" thing.

9/10ths my aspiration as a student game developer is to make gaming fun for the people who AREN'T serious about gaming.
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Hi-Ended games (dead space 2, MAFIA 2, ccrysis 2, others) can running on the budget gaming PC or Pre-Intalled (eMachine, HP, brands) PC !

for example-

Edited by GAMERIG - 1/26/11 at 11:20am
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Wow, does this topic not get old?

I can't SERIOUSLY be the only one who just cares about how fun the games are instead of what system they're on.
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I wanna know where you guys get all your cheap PC games from because over here console games are pretty much the same price as pc games.

For me console gaming has been cheaper, even though i paid £500 on release week for my PS3 i drop £1,000 a year at least on my pc.


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Wow, does this topic not get old?

I can't SERIOUSLY be the only one who just cares about how fun the games are instead of what system they're on.
THIS!!
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I wanna know where you guys get all your cheap PC games from because over here console games are pretty much the same price as pc games.
Steam and CD-WOW. Steam has awesome sales twice a year (and awesome-ish 4 times a year) and CD-WOW has fairer conversion rates from Dollar to Euro, while brick and mortar store usually just change the Dollar to a Euro sign.
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