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    Quote Originally Posted by Griever
    1) I could build a top of the range PC for less than the price of a PS3 or a 360. Hell, my laptop is pretty decent and this is both less and from the rip-off artists at PC world.

    2) Not all of them are computers; and, at the time, the definition between a computer and a console was extremely slim.
    1) And if you're talented enough, a person can build his own car for just a few thousand. Building is irrelivent, we're talking complete here.

    2) The "IBM PC, Apple II, and Atari 800" were mentioned. All three were computers. The defination between computers and systems was vast back then too, just that computer games were more popular then now, or so it seemed. I know, I lived that era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagema
    You forgot the Phantom, N-Gage, Atari 5200, Neptune, 32x, Virtual Boy, and many other game systems that defined failure. I personally think the worst of all was the Phantom. Since it never launched, and still pulled in millions of dollars in funding. It was a massive fraud for some con artists.
    The Neptune never launched either. How about the M2, the followup to the 3DO? It too was never released. It sure did look cool though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Knight
    1) And if you're talented enough, a person can build his own car for just a few thousand. Building is irrelivent, we're talking complete here.
    Thats actually a bad comparison. You can buy a custom built PC from websites like ibuypower.com or the like for about just as cheap as you could if you make it yourself. A car on the other hand.. nuh uh. Cars are much more complex as well, and you cant just buy any ol piece to put in the car, but with a PC you have a wide range of options to make it work. Putting together a PC takes at most an hour, usually less if you know what you are doing.

    So, you cant really compare building a car to a computer. They are worlds apart.

    We also can compare video game systems to computers because... yes video game consoles ARE computers. If the PC is a human, the console is therefor the chimpanzee. It seems that consoles are evolving to the point of becoming as advanced as the PC, but the PC is what birthed the console.
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    We also can compare video game systems to computers because... yes video game consoles ARE computers. If the PC is a human, the console is therefor the chimpanzee. It seems that consoles are evolving to the point of becoming as advanced as the PC, but the PC is what birthed the console.

    ^^
    i agree with this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griever
    I was one of those people until I read this;

    "All four machines had similar standard memory configurations in the years 1982/83: 48K for the Apple II+; 64K for the IBM PC; and 48K for the Atari 800.

    At upwards of $1,200, the IBM PC and Apple II were more than twice as expensive, while the Atari 800 cost $899."

    Looking at that I would say the PS3 is quite cheap xD
    Or all that other stuff was really expensive?

    Seriously are we now comparing chimpanzees to human beings? as a simile for computers and games consoles?!

    "If the PC is a human, the console is therefor the chimpanzee" "but the PC is what birthed the console"
    = (Human beings gave birth to chimpanzees?"

    So my PC is millions of years more evolved than my xbox360? lol

    These PS3 threads just get crazier and crazier...
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    For those who love PC gaming you cant get a better gaming PC than the PS3. If you like media, I.E. home movies, photos or movies on disc, there really isnt a better media player then the PS3.

    Giving its big (but no bigger than a 360 mind you) and round which makes it hard to stack, would you still need a DVD player next to it anyways? Nope. Since it can play DVD's, why have a DVD player near it. It also replaces the old PS's, having almost complete backwards compatibility you can free more room by moving your old PS's somewhere else or just packing them completely. A flaw i see in most other hardware is that you still need the older console.

    Sony has made a near perfect system every time and always worth the investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Knight
    Oh yes it was. The Neo-Geo was probably the greatest birthday gift I ever got, and the most expensive. You may not have liked it, but I was a huge NG fan.
    I remember those. Only ever saw ONE in my whole lifetime but what I do remember was fantastic. Same with the PC-Engine. Like a black powerful Gameboy. Great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrandonMcAuslan
    Or all that other stuff was really expensive?

    Seriously are we now comparing chimpanzees to human beings? as a simile for computers and games consoles?!

    "If the PC is a human, the console is therefor the chimpanzee" "but the PC is what birthed the console"
    = (Human beings gave birth to chimpanzees?"

    So my PC is millions of years more evolved than my xbox360? lol

    These PS3 threads just get crazier and crazier...
    I think you need help



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    i think the ps3 is expensive! and dont you start giving me these, ooooo knit witt child over there cant get a job because hes too young.

    I ave more money than you probally think i do, At one stage i was going to get a ps3 but i turned to the bright white light ( wii60 ) even though it cost me 485 quid, i got the 2 best consoles and exclusive games for both!

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    No.. just no.

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