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Old 02-27-08, 03:44 PM   #13
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Default Re: Help me decide should I get 360

Typically the biggest thing to get used to when going to a console is the use of a gamepad for FPS's. Some have a very hard time getting used to that, but I have managed to pick it up reasonably well.

Otherwise one of the big driving factors for people to move to a console, is you can easily skip out on the yearly pc upgrade to play all the new games. Consoles typically go for five years before the next one comes out, so you can skip the yearly upgrades and spend your money on games.

The downside for consoles is that most mmorpgs are on PC's and not consoles, and WoW isn't likely to come to the consoles anytime soon.

btw: A RROD isn't a huge issue, but it is a pain. If your console dies to a RROD, you have a default three year replacement warranty on it from MS. The pain is the turn around time for sending it in, and getting a replacement.
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Old 02-27-08, 06:02 PM   #14
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The biggest advantage to getting a console over a PC is renting games. Most games can be finished with in a week of playing. Today you can rent a game at $6. Think about that. If you had a PC you would have to buy the game and hope that you like it. If you don't you are out $50 bucks. Then all you can do is trade the game for half its cost for in store credit or less for cash. Either way it is a losing investment, unless you really like the game and want to play it online if it has that in the game.
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Old 02-28-08, 06:13 AM   #15
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NOT ANOTHER 360 vs PC THREAD



1.I have pc blood running in my veins for 12 years of pc owning Is here anyone else pcgamer who bought also console ? How does it feel ?
2.How do I avoid Red ring of death... Or maybe is this repaired in new consoles.
3.Is there a way to plug 360 to 226BW samsung display ?
4.Are demos avaible on silver or gold account ?
5.Tell me some pros and cons of having booth 360 and pc

Is it just worth of buying console if I have good pc already ?!
1. I have pc, x360, ps3, wii so yes I bought all of them
I like to play some games on console and some great games are exclusive to consoles. I like playing on my pc and consoles.

2. New unites dont suffer from RROD as much as the first ones. The good thing is to get extra warranty at the store you bought it. I bought my x360 when it got released and have had 2 RROD's took me 20 min each time to get to the store get a new one and get back home And the last time I got one with HDMI

3. Yes vga

4. yes but gold accounts get new demos 1 week before silver. And gold isnt expensive at all $50/year

5. pros: you have access to exclusive games that arent being released on pc, its much more comfortable to play on consoles no configurering games and worrying about if they will work and get good fps. Consoles games just run.
IMO xbox live is much better than pc online.
cons: you will not have as much time playing pc games
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Old 02-28-08, 07:57 AM   #16
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The biggest advantage to getting a console over a PC is renting games. Most games can be finished with in a week of playing. Today you can rent a game at $6. Think about that. If you had a PC you would have to buy the game and hope that you like it. If you don't you are out $50 bucks. Then all you can do is trade the game for half its cost for in store credit or less for cash. Either way it is a losing investment, unless you really like the game and want to play it online if it has that in the game.
This is why I subscribe to Gamefly. I don't have nearly as much time for gaming as I used to. Renting from a Hollywood Video or (Heaven forbid) Blockbuster locks you in to having to return the game in 5-7 days. There's no such pressure with Gamefly, and if you really like a title and want to keep it, the cost to buy from them is a lot less than a used copy at Gamestop or EB (even with their discount card). If you want to keep a game, you pay for it, and Gamefly then sends you the box and instruction book. It's a pretty sweet deal for $16-22/month.

At $16/month to have a single game out versus $60+tax/shipping to purchase at retail, that equates to four months. The longest I've kept a game before either beating it or becoming bored with it is one month. As far as shipping, it typically takes 2-3 days to send a game back. Gamefly is good about processing returns right away and shipping new titles out the same day, thus taking 2-3 days to get a new one.

The only time I ever rent from a major chain is if I get a gift card or free rental coupon.
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Old 02-29-08, 10:12 AM   #17
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NOT ANOTHER 360 vs PC THREAD

I am thinking of buying 360, becouse of some great games But there is some things that bother me:

1.I have pc blood running in my veins for 12 years of pc owning Is here anyone else pcgamer who bought also console ? How does it feel ?
2.How do I avoid Red ring of death... Or maybe is this repaired in new consoles.
3.Is there a way to plug 360 to 226BW samsung display ?
4.Are demos avaible on silver or gold account ?
5.Tell me some pros and cons of having booth 360 and pc

Is it just worth of buying console if I have good pc already ?!
I am not good in making those kind of decisions and I never had any console In my entire life So I hope you guys here are going to help me choose right. Btw.I am good with gamepad, I play sometimes friends 360 and controls seems easy.


and one more thing. 360 and pc fanboys STOP. I want neutral anserws.
thx in advance !
Been a hardcore PC gamer the last 13 years as well and I think there is room for both... I wouldn't give up my 360.

The ability to stream files via the network to the 360 from the PC so i can play them on the stereo/big screen in the living room is a huge plus. I watched several new episodes of Bleach last night this way and it's great!

The exclusive games are always there and just like with GoW the PC ports don't always run well and you have to wait a year or more to get them. I like getting the big titles when they release.

RRoD...not as big a deal with the newer consoles...the chances of getting it are halved they say. Do what I did and get the $39 warranty at BB and if it dies then you can just hang onto your hard drive and swap the console itself out for a new one right there on the spot. Slap your hard drive back on and you're set.

I think you'll really enjoy it.
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