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maybe we will see more physX in games?
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NeXbox does sound pretty good
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UGH I can't stand when people call it the XBOX 720!!

That is such a stupid name and has no meaning. IF MS actually goes with XBOX 720 as the name....well I'm gunna be pissed and hate it...
I'm the opposite, because 720 is entirely cool, like going twice around the circle. If they don't call it the 720, I won't buy it because every other name will be inferior.
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Best warranty in the world is the one you never need in the first place. I seriously don't care how quick their response to a failure is. It shouldn't have failed in the first place.
i agree with you, but everything fails...
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xBoxxy?
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On what settings?
Low on 1024x768. (Biggest screen I have for that computer is a tiny as hell 15" LCD from when LCDs were new)
    
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Low on 1024x768. (Biggest screen I have for that computer is a tiny as hell 15" LCD from when LCDs were new)
So back to my original point, would you want to pay $200 for parts to use in an old PC that plays games on a low setting or shell out $200 for a console that will play at 1080p?

Sorry, consoles can be justified. I'd rather play TF2 on my 360 than play on low settings with a 10 year old PC getting just playable frames.
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So back to my original point, would you want to pay $200 for parts to use in an old PC that plays games on a low setting or shell out $200 for a console that will play at 1080p?

Sorry, consoles can be justified. I'd rather play TF2 on my 360 than play on low settings with a 10 year old PC getting just playable frames.
Ummmm? I'd like to say that you can build a mid to high spec system for around ~$350, no it's just the tower but K/M is real cheap and most TVs can be a monitor (same with console). I got all new hardware for this too, used prices could probably easily go at the same prices that an Xbox 360 sells for.

Tower $25 (probably cheaper, doesn't need to be pretty)
Phenom II X4 ~$80 (possibly lower, or used)
HDD $30
DDR3 1600 2G $30 (enough for all games I've played)
Motherboard $40 (dirt cheap)
2x9800GT $140 (random rebate, probably way cheaper used | Chosen because AMD does not go well with Linux, but make that 100 if you want to go that route)

That gives you around ~345 (edit: ~300 if you chose ATI, Nvidia is always more expensive), and will play anything we have today with good frame rates.

Also, no games can really be played at 1080p. Well they are, but it's upscaled, they don't naturally have anything above 720p. Same goes for the PS3, they say that it can play 720p and has to upscale to 1080p. Blu-Ray and stuff is different, because it's not rendering the game.

Anyways, I don't care to get into the technical crap. Basically you can build a good rig for a little over what you can get a console for (depending on the console). The problem is you don't get an OS, but if you already have a PC just scrap it and use this one. If you don't have a PC then I can see why you would get a console. Honestly though a medium spec PC can be had pretty easily.

[edit] PSU and heatsink are included with the appropriate "packages". While a lot hate those types of PSU I've actually had amazing luck, I've only had one cheap one die on me (actually a friend's that I built). Other than that they have never let me down, either way it's just proof of concept.
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The current gen may have been the first HD generation but this one will be the wave that masters HD.

Maxing games at 1080p is not the feat it was back in 2005. anything lower runs into a CPU bottleneck for modern games. I'm expecting great things @60FPS W/ AA

I'm a little frightened about the lack of optical drives though:

Used videogames / Backwards compatibility = Gone
    
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