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Old 11-22-05, 11:51 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Should PC Gamers buy into the hype?

I thought this was an interesting article over at IGN... regarding the XB360 vs. PC argument that never seems to end.

http://pc.ign.com/articles/668/668631p1.html
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Old 11-22-05, 11:54 AM   #2
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Look how many buy into buying a new $500 video card every few months.
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Old 11-22-05, 11:59 AM   #3
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I thought it was kind of unfocused, but interesting . I do think that people get swept up in hype a little too easily. Even I was tempted to go wait in line at Walmart last night before coming to my senses. The 360 will be available widely soon enough and probably with more games by then too, so I'm content to wait until then.
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Old 11-22-05, 01:36 PM   #4
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I kinda thought about it last night too..lol
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Old 11-22-05, 01:51 PM   #5
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hmm... I wasn't even aware the xbox 360 was launching today. Not like I care, though..
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Old 11-22-05, 01:59 PM   #6
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u r kewl
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Old 11-22-05, 02:00 PM   #7
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Lol holmes, have you been sleeping under a rock the past few months? :P

Anyway I'm pretty sure I'll have the xbox 360 too, just not right at launch

EDIT: So I read the article. Aaahh, I actually feel much better just now and the article seemed to have convinced me the last bit (at least for the time being) that I'd rather have a good computer opgrade/whole new rig if possible this christmas than an Xbox 360. Great
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Default Re: Should PC Gamers buy into the hype?

One things for sure, even if you don't want it you should buy it at launch. The $399 premium is fetching $2,500 on ebay.
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hmm... I wasn't even aware the xbox 360 was launching today. Not like I care, though..
I knew it was coming and snickered, I sold my XBox long ago and rid my house of the ugly monopoly.
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I knew it was coming and snickered, I sold my XBox long ago and rid my house of the ugly monopoly.
Turn off your electricity and water too, damn monopolies.

You should also throw out that videocard of yours, afterall NVIDIA did produce Microsoft's Xbox chip. You should not support anyone who does business with Microsoft.
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Old 11-22-05, 05:18 PM   #11
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Meh, is it just me, or are IGN's articles becoming poorly written? They seem to ignore VERY obvious things (they talk about how the Xbox 360 has so few games availible while the PC has many, yet they don't mention the Xbox 360 backwards compatible with Xbox games?). Not to mention many things they say are just plain false...Madden and NBA are BETTER for the PC? Unless I'm mistaken, the PC version is just a port of the PS2/Xbox version, which is hardly comparable to the Xbox 360 version. Seems like they're just trying to come up with reasons for the sake of filling that blank space on their webpage that SHOULD be filled with real news

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Look how many buy into buying a new $500 video card every few months.
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I wish I would have pre-ordered a 360... so I could list it on ebay tonight.
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