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Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Gunny, Nov 20, 2008.
Your point is correct and well received. PC gaming does cost out the wazoo. I recognize that. I never said that they were equally affordable or that PC gaming was a value. I was addressing the notion "Why use a computer for gaming? " as if a computer was ill-equipped to handle the data. Nothing about a console is superior to a pc when it comes to gaming... except the value. It's the difference between Audi R8 and a Ford Contour. They can both get you from point a to point b... but really... do you have to hold a race to determine the outcome?
Also, I'd like to point out that if it were not for PC gaming consoles as we have come to know them today would not exist at all. PC gaming is like the space program in a way. Consoles are like products that are derived from space research. Anything that ever happens in a console game happens in a pc game first. It's just a natural course of development.
yeah, no doubt ... in no way do I think Microsoft makes a quality product
hardware or software ... both have major issues
do you really think Microsoft knowingly released a product to the market that they KNEW FOR A FACT was going to fail on a large scale ? I dunno man, it is possible , but that is a horrible business model
maybe it's like when a certain automaker decided to upgrade a $12 part, that was directly related to many deaths and millions in lawsuits
I think alot of it has to do with good 'ol American greed
sooner or later you have to pay the piper
It just doesn't make sense. Surely in the testing stage of the 360 they came across this issue more than once. Were they that desperate to get the first console out on the market before Sony/Nintendo, knowing (at the time) that the first console out usually wins the 'war' (which Wii has blown away now).
It's now three years later and the issue is still happening? They know the cause now but have they done anything about it? They've given out warranties - are they cheaper than just completely fixing it?
I dunno, it sniffs of laziness, that's for sure.
This is why I admire Sony, they release good hardware (imo).
Someone put forth an interesting theory on another site:
He was saying something that the new update could check for modified consoles and therefore render if useless.
It's a stretch but not a bad theory.
I have a flashed (modified) Xbox and downloaded the NXE update a couple of nights ago. So far I've encountered 0 problems (knock on wood) while playing over Xbox Live. I know that's always a point of contention for those who own a modified Xbox whether to go online or not. The general consensus seems to be that you'll be ok as long as you have the latest firmware and check that every game you have is stealthed. However, it kind of like using a condom there's always that small chance that something will get missed or it just won't work and bam' you'll have a brick on your hands.
Gunny was right... http://www.bbspot.com/News/2000/4/MS_Buys_Evil.html
What is stealthed?
I havent had any problems since I downloaded....EXCEPT.....the first night it froze up on one of the screens and I had to keep pressing buttons, but it eventully unfroze. This xbox is a return on the first one I got which had the RROD. I had hoped that this one was fixed of the design flaw and I had nothing to worry about.
NXE is working well enough for me so far
but I do seem to be experiencing some crashing of Fallout 3
(right in between save points too)