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The one major advantage I see over consoles having over PC's is their portability. In fact that is the only reason I still have my 360. It's easier to pack into my milk create with 4 controllers, a couple of games, and the system/cables. When you go to start moving your PC you have at least 4 things to look after, Mouse, keyboard, monitor, and the system it's self. Now if you want sound and you don't have monitor with speakers you gotta bring some headphones or speakers. Granted they could be ear buds or the giant surround sound super head phones. You also have cables. One video cable, 2 power cables, possibly your keyboard and mouse if they aren't wireless. An internet line if it's not wireless.

Now if you start throwing heavy heatsinks and water cooling into the mix you have to have to be extra careful not you drop or bump the computer. I don't know if anyone else does this but I toss my xbox regularly onto my bed and such as I start packing or unpacking it.

I see consoles as a convenience. Less stuff to haul around.
If you were really stoked about portability, gaming laptops enhance the portability by having the ability to be used on planes.. trains.. etc. Laptops of comparable spec to current gen consoles don't cost that much these days too.
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Then again, most people on this site will tell you a gaming laptop is a bad idea...
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Sure it's cheaper. It's kinda like buying a cheap hooker, you like it at first and then 2 weeks later you regret what you did
    
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MMm this is invalid mate, as PS3 YLOD is fairly low now and 360 RROD is almost ghost stories now. That maybe would of worked a year ago, but not now mate.

Console gaming is cheaper, but PC gamers won't admit it. I will though, if you think of ways to save, its heck of a lot cheaper. PS3 = $300, GameFly = $15 a month, get 2 games at a time, keep how long and whenever. Even keep that Black Ops MP until the new CoD game comes out, save $60 on a single disc.

SO yes its cheaper. As PC games are reaching the 60$ mark now-a-days, there really is no comparison. $500 GFX card, compared to $300 all in one. Plus going Sandy Bridge is $500 required anyways, so yes. Still cheaper.

Now im sure people on OCN will knit pick at me and say how they bought all this and that for the price of 1 PS3 game. But sorry, were not counting STEAM sales here people. Thats pretty clear and cut, we don't need the sarcastic smartwannabe kids coming in here saying "NAH UHHH PC IS CHEAPER, LOOK AT STEAM, LOOK WHAT I BOUGHT DURING XMAS SALE"..

Yet... a sale is not all the time kids...

Sorry to knock you from your achieved illusionary glory, but paying $300 for the console, and about $60 for every game isnt cheaper at all...
In my gaming history with my current rig, i spent about $700 or so, and i got over 100 games to choose..
pick 100 games on a gaming console, and you got $100 left to buy the console, hope you find it cheap on ebay...
Also on a note for 360 users, i already pay for my internet connection, i payed for the game to play it online, and now i need to pay the service that allows me to play???? NOTY
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Here is my take on the subject from doing both... Alot.

I have an Xbox 360 that I play ALOT! My first one RROD'd last month after 2.5 years of use, so I bought the new one, no big deal. I play xbox mainly because not only does it have a massive player base, but all my friends play it too. Thats one thing that makes console gaming fun is playing with friends. It also has little to no hacks, and the best online services, no question about that.

I am also growing in the PC gaming area with games like AOE, CIV, and StarCraft. If you have the money, and have the friends (unless you play alone) I would go PC. Better display, better controls, etc. But with graphics cards costing more than an Xbox itself its hard to get people into it, especially with all the newest hardware coming out all the time. But, on the flip side, if you use your PC for alot like I do, it makes sense.

For those reasons, I will most likely always own both. Please keep in mind that I am an avid XBL player, and also big into the RTS on the PC (and CIV).

This is all in my eyes, and the flame wars will always go both ways. The truth is, consoles have a bigger fan base and always will. PC Games must realize that. Console gamers must realize that PC DOES have better controls, better screen, etc.

Its a little rough, but its hard to put into words because I feel strongly in both directions. Take it for what its worth.
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i would rather invest in a bad-a computer than buy a mediocre computer and get a console. for one, i hate using a joystick to aim in shooters and stuff. but also, i like to have a decent computer for working.
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Well, yes and no. It depends if you want to include pirating into the equation... From my understanding it'll be:
Console Gaming
-$200-300 for console
-$60 for new titles
-~$500 for PC(AFAIK, every console gamer has a PC)


PC Gaming
-~$500 for PC(a gaming capable one, not a high end epeen bragging PC)
-$50-60 for new titles

So, assuming you buy a PC that's just gaming capable, which is pretty cheap now, it'd be cheaper in the long run.
     
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Well, yes and no. It depends if you want to include pirating into the equation... From my understanding it'll be:
Console Gaming
-$200-300 for console
-$60 for new titles
-~$500 for PC(AFAIK, every console gamer has a PC)


PC Gaming
-~$500 for PC(a gaming capable one, not a high end epeen bragging PC)
-$50-60 for new titles

So, assuming you buy a PC that's just gaming capable, which is pretty cheap now, it'd be cheaper in the long run.
$50-$60 for a PC game? BS. Unless you buy from retail stores, in which case you deserve to get the overprice.

brand new PC games are rarely over $40 on Amazon or Play.
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post #169 of 190
Right and how many of you are actually use a $500 gaming PC.

none.

To make it fair you have to account for the mouse keyboard, mouse pad, speakers, monitor etc.

My whole package cost $2500CAD
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Right and how many of you are actually use a $500 gaming PC.

none.

To make it fair you have to account for the mouse keyboard, mouse pad, speakers, monitor etc.

My whole package cost $2500CAD
This is OCN. People that come here demand the top graphics at the highest resolutions and framerate.

And no, you don't have to count the monitor and speakers just for PC, because an xbox would be worthless without those as well. Or smaybe you should count a HD TV, controller and wireless accessory with your xbox price?
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