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Can you watch blu-ray movies on your rig?

By your logic I could buy a PS3/360 and a netbook and spend less then $600. I won't need to worry about wanting to constantly upgrade a pc, won't nerd rage over how consoles are the reason my latest game isn't super perfect, and could invest that extra $200 in the stock market and become rich. It's only logical.

the blu ray player is an good plus for the ps3. but how does my logic say all that?
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Who says a computer is a required possession for the vast population of people who own consoles?

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Originally Posted by robwadeson View Post
Ugh. Majorly flawed argument: First, are you going to sit at your desk 24/7? Second, console is easier to be moved around. Fianlly, PCs aren't fashionable anymore
Buy the Lanboy Air.

Problem solved.
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If you check out his system you can look further into the mindset of a 15 year old and see his reasoning isn't that well thought out.
This. Or younger.
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I have an original Xbox, fat PS2 and a fat PS3 but most of my time is spent on my PC. I used to game mostly on consoles back when Windows 98 was King (Madden 98 and Command and Conquer on the PSone!)

Once I built my first computer, around the year 2000, PCs have slowly taken over my life...
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post #36 of 117
Most people already have a PC before they buy a console, one which isn't the best for sure, but rather than upgrading their entire PC to play games, they just get a console because it is easier, and less maintenance, etc... Plus not everyone is willing to spend money and build a massive gaming rig, because that is the image which most people have pre-defined in their minds.
     
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post #37 of 117
Hate the argument of "console is cheaper".

If you buy a console from it's original date of release (lets say the 360 for good reference, and these numbers are from the Australian market too so don't get confused...)

$450 for the console.
$80 a year for XBL.
$120 for a 100gb harddrive.
$20 extra on every game purchase due to Msofts "tax" on devs.

If you have it for 10 years, there's already $800 dollars for XBL. If you buy 5 games a year (rough guess?) there's an extra $1000 after the 10 year cycle. This isn't putting into equation the accessories, microsoft live points, possibly the purchase of a new console as you can't fix it yourself.

Basically to say that console gaming is cheaper = wrong in the long run. It works out essentially the same.
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i definitely agree with sheep mouse. which is why i purchased a ps3 solely for the free online gaming.
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Originally Posted by tyuo9980;13004190 
so lets see. everyone should have a computer at home. lets say a dell or hp for $600.

then a console for $300.

600+300 = $900.

my rig = $800.

and my rig can do everything much faster than that crapbox or ps3 put together.

how does that make sense?

if everyone thought of that logically and put together the facts why wouldnt the pc market be larger than the console market? sry, but not every1 can spent a little amount of brainpower and time to think that through.

what are your thoughts?
Who says it's all about cost?
There's lots of variables to consider, but one that stands out and likely the most global reason anyone (including myself) owns a console or two is simply for convenience.

It's like asking why the hell would anyone buy a netbook that is capable of far less than a laptop that's only mere inches larger? Convenience.

A gaming console is solely dedicated for one thing despite extra functionalities integrated in todays consoles. That's gaming, nothing less...but capable of more.

As a family man, in order for me to game hassle free, one PC for gaming simply will not do as I have other family members that require the use of a PC. Of course, I do have more than one PC. But my point is and in my opinion, not everyone would consider having a PC gaming rig and a secondary PC for just encase purposes practical or logical, that is...unless you're a bachelor or have a really understanding wife.

So maybe it is about money when expenses weigh against conveniences or inconveniences.

As I stated, plenty of variables that can justify reasons why folks choose consoles over PC's. But there is only ONE reason why many PC gamers spend more time talking about consoles than Console gamers spend talking about PC's.....I'll leave you to figure that out.
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I have an original Xbox, fat PS2 and a fat PS3 but most of my time is spent on my PC. I used to game mostly on consoles back when Windows 98 was King (Madden 98 and Command and Conquer on the PSone!)

Once I built my first computer, around the year 2000, PCs have slowly taken over my life...
I used to be an N64 kid, Gameboy and all that.. until.. well, PC games.

I was like, ok, personal computer, cool cool mom, thanks! (I used to think school ones were faster but after a couple years later, I realized they were low P3s and crap, I had a CELERON, that was living the dream)

And spent 5 of my good years splitting console time and PC time together.. Later in 2007.. [refer to quote]
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