I agree with you on the PC thing. But here in lies the problem. 1 - Not all games I want to play are on the PC. 2- I cant sit on my comfortable living room furnature and play games on my PC. and the worst of all #3 upgrading your computer will allow you to (possibly) play the newest games for only a short period until you are required to upgrade again. All 3 are rectified by playing on the 360
Thanks for numbering your concerns. It makes replying to them a lot simpler.
1. Can't really refute that. If the games you want to play are on consoles, that's where you need to go.
2. Most graphics cards these days have an HDMI port. Plug in your TV and grab a wireless keyboard/mouse.
3. It's a misconception that you have to be constantly upgrading your computer in order to play the newest games. Not every developer is out to release a tech demo like Crysis. My PC is five years old and I could play Dead Space with everything cranked up except for one shader setting.
People also like to max out their graphics settings when they play PC games and base their hardware requirements on that. You're already taking a graphical hit when you play on a console, so why not turn down the settings when you play on your PC?
Low Budget Jeff wrote:
Fact - The purpose of a for-profit business is to make money. Lots of it.
Microsoft = For-profit business.
Xbox live fee = Money....lots of it.
Supply and demand dictates that businesses will charge whatever consumers are willing to pay. The debate here is whether or not people are willing to pay. I'm not.
There is such an issue known as business ethics
. Is increasing consumer costs simply because you can justified?