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Old 12-19-2007, 12:00 PM   #16
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Re: Looking to buy an XBox 360

If you want to game online, no console can compare to your computer.
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:05 PM   #17
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If you want to game online, no console can compare to your computer.
Same holds for cost. Gaming consoles are a minimum of 50% cheaper than the PC rig you would need to play the leading games. Unless, of course, you are talking about WoW...
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:10 PM   #18
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Yeah, you can spend more on a nice gaming rig, but if you turn down graphics, effects, etc you can do more with a less powerful machine. That said, you're going to have a computer anyways, why not spend a bit more on it and save money.

Yeah, I play WoW. But there are thousands of other games far more complex than something a console can takeover. I'm just glad Bungie is out of their MS contract and can go back to making PC games (Marathon, Myth I, Myth II [myth series is easily the best game Ive ever played]) Rumor has it they have phoenix coming out at some point.)

The only games that I've found better on a console are sports games.
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:30 PM   #19
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I don't do any gaming on my PC, but I thought to run COD4, Bioshock, etc., you had to have a $200+ graphics card. That right there is 50-75% of the entire cost of a console. If you don't need something like that, then I can see your point.

The biggest issue for me is that I want to be in my living room on the 1080p when I'm playing a game. I have 2 PCs and 3 laptops, but I prefer the console for games. I guess a part of it boils down to personal choice.
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If you think you want to use this as an HD-DVD player (with the optional HD-DVD drive) in the future, I suggest getting the Pro (or Elite?) with the HDMI output. The HD-DVD drive works fine right now to play movies, but at some point the stupidios are going to start enabling HDCP on movies, which will render a 360 with just component outputs useless for watching HD-DVD. Just a safeguard for the future.
Ugh. This is the first I'm hearing of this. I just received my HDDVD player for my legacy 360 (no HDMI) two days ago. Not cool.

I guess I'll have to do something when HDCP HDDVDs start hitting the shelves.
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I don't do any gaming on my PC, but I thought to run COD4, Bioshock, etc., you had to have a $200+ graphics card. That right there is 50-75% of the entire cost of a console. If you don't need something like that, then I can see your point.

The biggest issue for me is that I want to be in my living room on the 1080p when I'm playing a game. I have 2 PCs and 3 laptops, but I prefer the console for games. I guess a part of it boils down to personal choice.
You just need a sweet gaming den like what Daseal has...
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:46 PM   #22
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Ugh. This is the first I'm hearing of this. I just received my HDDVD player for my legacy 360 (no HDMI) two days ago. Not cool.

I guess I'll have to do something when HDCP HDDVDs start hitting the shelves.
Luckily, HDCP is in the media. That is, each disc either has it or doesn't - they can't "add it in" later. I haven't heard of any stupidios incorporating it for HD-DVD yet.

Also, to be clear - your HDCP movies will play without HDCP, just not at HD resolutions. I think they get scaled down to 480p, but I'm not positive on that.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:23 PM   #23
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I don't do any gaming on my PC, but I thought to run COD4, Bioshock, etc., you had to have a $200+ graphics card. That right there is 50-75% of the entire cost of a console. If you don't need something like that, then I can see your point.

The biggest issue for me is that I want to be in my living room on the 1080p when I'm playing a game. I have 2 PCs and 3 laptops, but I prefer the console for games. I guess a part of it boils down to personal choice.
Yeah the graphic requirements for COD4, Bioshock, Gears of War, etc., are pretty high from what I understand, if you want to get the full potential out of the game.

It's definitely an issue of personal choice. For me I just like the ease of buying a console and not having to worry if a game will come out tomorrow that my computer can't handle.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:25 PM   #24
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You just need a sweet gaming den like what Daseal has...
LOL that's a sweet setup

Love the knobs on that 12 inch monitor.

Is that a recent pic of Daseal? I didn't know he smoked.
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