Originally posted by ManBearPig
Disadvantages of buying a console
1. Nonupgradable ( i meant that computers can last up to 3 years because of the upgradiblity, i have a crossfire mobo and one video card if i ever lack in graphics i can always buy another video card)
2. The Ram, CPU cache lacks in the x360
3. Its not an openended system. I can go online download mods, get new maps, guns for my games. I can burn movies, music etc.
4. The PC has a much smoother frame rate then a X360.
5. The Graphics will never compare to PC
6. an lcd screen vs a tv screen.. um hmmm i wonder..
basically if your an complete loser who doesnt have a job, is to lazy and ignorant to even learn about computers then the X360 is for you.
Thank you for numbering so I can poke holes in your logic.
1.) You don't need to upgrade a console. The Xbox 360, without any additional upgrades, will last you a good 2 to 3 years. You make the point of computers being upgradable. Riddle me this; How much money does it take to keep your PC fitted with the top-of-the-line videocard over the course of 2 to 3 years? Thats a lot of money buddy, and no comparison to the $360 for the Xbox 360.
2.) Your point? The CPU is a Tri-core processor with as much cache as it needs. And its not like the performance is hampered, the CPU is stronger than any CPU that any of us might have in your computers.
3.) You can download new maps and guns using Xbox Live!. True, you cannot download custom user content, but its a console, not a CAD system.
4.) That has not been proven. But keep in mind that the Xbox 360 graphics are comparable to a 7900GT in a PC. The 7900GT itself costs as much as the console ($300). Anything less than a 7900GT, and a PC will not be getting faster frame rates than the X360.
5.) Graphics will never compare to a PC? You need to read the thread dude, and check out the GameSpot article linked on the first page. Again, unless you have a 7900GT, the Xbox 360 will have better graphics than a PC can provide.
6.) Like I said, you need to read the thread. I already stated that you can use the Xbox 360 cable that connects to a HDTV and use it to connect to a LCD monitor like the one you're probably using right now.
I probably know more about computers than all but a few people on this forum, and if I had $360 and a Xbox 360 avaliable close to me, I'd go for it. I'm not exactly a fan of the controller, but I'd bear. I don't want to be upgrading my PC every couple of months to keep up with the Xbox360. Might I also note that you need atleast two computers to play any decent game in multiplayer with a friend. With a Xbox360, you can play with 4 simultaneously.
All this for $300? I'm game.