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Your next gaming console is?

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   Sony PlayStation 5
   2218 votes / 19%
   Xbox Series X
   972 votes / 8%
   Next gen Nintendo Switch
   533 votes / 4%
   My smartphone
   281 votes / 2%
   My PC
   4383 votes / 39%
   My existing Switch, PlayStation, or Xbox
   604 votes / 5%
   I don't play video games
   1963 votes / 17%
   Other (Specify in comment)
   252 votes / 2%
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Why would anyone want a console? (Score:5, Insightful)
       by bradley13 ( 1118935 ) writes: on Tuesday May 19, 2020 @02:52PM (#60079402) Homepage
       I genuinely do not understand why anyone would want a gaming console. A PC can play games just fine, and you need a PC anyway, for work or school or whatever. Spend a bit extra, and it's a gaming PC. Why mess with a console?
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Re:Why would anyone want a console? (Score:4, Interesting)
            by jacks smirking reven ( 909048 ) writes: on Tuesday May 19, 2020 @03:30PM (#60079582)
            As a long time PC gamer earlier this year I bought a PS4 and have used quite a bit. And you are right for the most part, but here was my anecdotal reasons:
            - I am still running a i7-2600K. For current gen PC games I would have to go a full CPU/RAM/GPU/Motherboard upgrade. Even with a mid tier GPU I was looking at $800 total. A PS4 Pro is half that at retail, and used was $300
            - My PC still works great and plays the type of games I enjoy on PC which won't ever work on console (Strategy games, eg. Factorio, Rimworld,etc)
            - Most every "AAA" title I would want to enjoy on PC are also on consoles and still look quite fantasic
            - I can play on my big TV on my couch without needing a second PC or some type of KVM/Extension/Stream system.
            - Exclusives like FF7R which may or not ever make it to PC
            Really it came down to "I want to play FF7R and Cyberpunk this year" and a PS4 was by far cheapest and least friction for that goal. Now, I already had decent, if quite old gaming PC. I still love PC gaming but the PC hardware rat race of sorts has become less important as I have gotten older.
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                 by mobby_6kl ( 668092 ) writes:
                 - I am still running a i7-2600K. For current gen PC games I would have to go a full CPU/RAM/GPU/Motherboard upgrade. Even with a mid tier GPU I was looking at $800 total. A PS4 Pro is half that at retail, and used was $300
                 Not really though? I'm running a i5-3470 Optiplex special which is slightly newer but slower and not overclockable. All modern games run great, like Doom Eternal doesn't drop below 60fps, Half Life Alyx is pretty solidly above 90fps for the most part on medium. And that's with a GTX1070. The 1660 Super gets you the same results  [anandtech.com] for like $230 brand new or less used.
                 I'm not really into the rat race any more either, but it's not necessary unless you want to run everything in 4K at 144hz or something. I got thi
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                 by OrangeTide ( 124937 ) writes:
                 I slipped a decent GPU in an old Xeon server and it did a fine job when gaming at 1080p. I think modern GPUs are a bit over spec when it comes to 1080p and the main trouble of gpu+cpu+motherboard is when going to 4K.
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                 by StarWreck ( 695075 ) writes:
                 With a little bit of work, even a 6 year old PC can be updated on the cheap to keep up. I built my PC in January 2014 for north of $1K. Core i5 3.2GHz, Z87 chipset, 16GB DDR3, 2GB GTX 760, 250GB SATA 840 EVO SSD. Working remote due to covid, I decided it needed an update. I could have spent north of $1K again but instead I did some research on the google. You can still upgrade Windows 7 to 10 for free, legally. There's a great step-by-step online to add microcode to any AMI UEFI bios to support NVME bo
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            by RabbotRabbot ( 6581936 ) writes:
            I genuinely do not understand why anyone would want a gaming console. A PC can play games just fine, and you need a PC anyway, for work or school or whatever. Spend a bit extra, and it's a gaming PC. Why mess with a console?
            Because I don't have to manage it and wait for it to update. I can be playing where I left off within 30 seconds of turning it on. I don't have to deal with driver issues, windows updates, and game updates.
            I stopped playing games on a PC because I had to maintain a separate Windows system to do it (Linux on desktop, but still wouldn't want to game on my revenue-generating computer even if it were Windows). Because this system was not always-on, every time I wanted to play it'd try to download more update
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Re:Why would anyone want a console? (Score:5, Informative)
                 by Austerity Empowers ( 669817 ) writes: on Wednesday May 20, 2020 @01:15PM (#60082874)
                 Because I don't have to manage it and wait for it to update.
                 Every time I play a game on PS4 I have to update PS4. Then I have to update the game. Even if I just bought the game, I have to update the game. And the update servers are slow.
                 I'm not having this one, at all.
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                      by random user 142857 ( 6900250 ) writes:
                      It's kind of strange that people who are supposedly able to build and maintain a gaming PC aren't able to set a few options and let the console and installed games update during time they don't use it.
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                           by NateFromMich ( 6359610 ) writes:
                           It's kind of strange that people who are supposedly able to build and maintain a gaming PC aren't able to set a few options and let the console and installed games update during time they don't use it.
                           It's kind of strange that you think it's strange that someone would spend money on a game, and then want to play it the same day.
                           I also have a PS4, and no amount of options avoid what the op was describing.
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                      by HalAtWork ( 926717 ) writes:
                      But you know it will work reliably on the console. I'm sure you'd have to update the PC game and OS more frequently, but also drivers in addition to that, and hope everything still works properly in the end.
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Re: (Score:2)
            by rho ( 6063 ) writes:
            I got my kids a PS4. They like playing it and it doesn't require much effort to keep running. There are pros (no wires! no yanking the console off the shelf!) and cons (no wires? great, let's play "find the missing controller," oh, it's taking a nap with a doll), but the pros far outweigh the cons, mostly from an ease of use and maintenance standpoint.
            I don't really play games anymore, other than time-waster puzzle games on the phone, but it is fun to play fighting games or co-op games with the kids without
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                 by shanen ( 462549 ) writes:
                 Basically agreeing with your second paragraph on the grounds that it's the only mention of smartphones in the discussion. And I'm also biased in favor of puzzle games.
                 I actually think this one is a surprisingly well-considered poll as measured by the standard of recent Slashdot polls. Good coverage in the options, though I still miss ol' Cowboy Neal. Maybe his favorite gaming console was an abacus or slide rule?
                 Then again, I don't like to spend much time on games. It usually feels wasted, sometimes addictiv
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                      by jenningsthecat ( 1525947 ) writes:
                      ...Good coverage in the options, though I still miss ol' Cowboy Neal. Maybe his favorite gaming console was an abacus or slide rule?
                      Funny you should mention that. I almost selected the 'Other' radio button, because the first answer that popped into my head was 'abacus'. But I selected 'I don't play video games' instead, on the assumption that solitaire on my phone doesn't qualify.
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Re: (Score:2)
            by Sandman1971 ( 516283 ) writes:
            I genuinely don't understand why anyone wouldn't have both a PC and consoles (yes plural). I also have younger kids. Consoles are better for them than PCs (what do you mean I need a 20 minute windows update?). Their friends also are on Xbox Live or PSN. Now when Sony embraces cross platform play this will be less of a requirement, but until that day...
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                 by Cid Highwind ( 9258 ) writes:
                 (what do you mean I need a 20 minute windows update?)
                 Is that any worse than 'What do you mean I need a Playstation firmware and a game update? Didn't they both update last week?'
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Re: (Score:2)
                 by Bigbutt ( 65939 ) writes:
                 I'm 63. My kids have kids
                 :) But I've never really been a console gamer. I've had two over the past 40 or so years. An Intellivision my brother gave me back in the 80's and I bought an XBox360 back in 2010 for an exclusive to XBox only piece of software. When a year later it made it to the PC, I sold the XBox and my account to a friend.
                 And now my big screen TV is sitting in the Music Room and isn't easily visible through the keyboard, mic stands, guitars, and mixer (and cables)
                 :)
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Re:Why would anyone want a console? (Score:4, Insightful)
            by bloodhawk ( 813939 ) writes: on Tuesday May 19, 2020 @05:48PM (#60080174)
            I am currently a PC gamer, but really you would have to be pretty fucking dense not to see the desirability for a gaming console for most people. They are cheaper, consistent builds that require no real knowledge of what you are buying and are completely plug and play. Everyone gets the same experience which is optimised, they work comfortably in your living room and usually they start the gen at a spec you would have to pay double for in a PC. The whole experience is far more polished than a PC (not unexpected given it is dedicated).
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                 by euxneks ( 516538 ) writes:
                 really you would have to be pretty fucking dense not to see the desirability for a gaming console for most people.
                 I'm pretty sure they know about it but just want to claim some sort of technological superiority - just like how there are console "fanboys" too.
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Re: (Score:3)
            by Spazmania ( 174582 ) writes:
            Why mess with a console?
            It's about the games. Period. If you want to play a game and the game is only made for a particular machine, that's the machine you need to play the game.
            I could just decide that I don't care about any games that aren't made for the PC but the truth is: I do care. There are few enough games I genuinely enjoy and some of them aren't made for the PC.
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Re: (Score:1)
            by bblb ( 5508872 ) writes:
            Why, in your mind, does it have to be either/or instead of both?
            I've got an Xbox One X in the living room and a Core i7-7820x with 64GB RAM, a pair of Samsung 970 Pro 512GB M.2 NVMe drives in a RAID 0 stripe with 4 1.5TB WD Black 7200 RPM spinners in a RAID 5 with a pair of Radeon Vega 64's in my office. Does the PC run higher resolutions and frame rates, of course it does... does it replace having a console in the living room that serves as a very capable gaming platform in its own right, and a highly usef
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Re: Why would anyone want a console? (Score:2)
            by unami ( 1042872 ) writes:
            - Because I want to plug in a HDMI-Cable and be done with it. -Because I want to separate work and play and not play on the place I work or vice versa. - Because I can hardly mess up my gaming console, but from time to time I manage to mess up and have to reinstall my pc. - Because I don't want to run Windows - Because I want to play console exclusive games like Uncharted - Bevause I do 't want to run a cable from my pc to my TV - Because I then had to control two different devices st two different places u
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Re: (Score:2)
            by antdude ( 79039 ) writes:
            Some people don't want to mess with drivers, upgrades, softwares, costs, etc. They just want them to work right away.
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Re: (Score:2)
            by amorsen ( 7485 ) writes:
            Because gaming laptops are pretty terrible for work and not very portable. Because having to connect the TV and some controllers to the work laptop when playing games is entirely unappealing. Because PC gaming mostly means dealing with Windows. Because PC gaming is never a level playing field. Because you never know whether the next game you buy will run acceptably on your hardware.
            With a console you will be using the controllers that the game developers expect you to use, and your performance will be what
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Re: (Score:2)
            by Rick Schumann ( 4662797 ) writes:
            Didn't used to be that way, but these days gaming consoles are just slightly more specialized versions of a general-purpose computer anyway, and so long as you're willing to shell out for a high-end enough graphics card you'll get essentially the same level of performance, am I right? Plus it's not locked-down like a gaming console is (am I right about that too?) and can be used for general-purpose computing as well.
            (I've never owned a game console in my life, not even so much as an Atari 2600. Closest was
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Re: (Score:2)
            by amxcoder ( 1466081 ) writes:
            1) Because my main PC is a laptop not a desktop, because I have to have something portable to take to jobsites, and while I do have a gaming spec laptop, they are way more expensive and harder to upgrade than a gaming PC. Plus it's my work computer, not a gaming computer. I have the HDD full of stuff like content creation tools, programming tools, vendor software suites, and loads of client files and projects. I don't want or have room to waste 150GB of space per triple-A title game on my machine and car
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Re: (Score:2)
            by agm ( 467017 ) writes:
            A gaming console is an appliance. It lives in the TV cabinet under the TV. My computer is a heavy desktop PC in my office with a dozen cables coming out of it and it runs Linux. While it's plenty powerful enough to run games I can't run games on it because it's Linux and I'm not going to unplug it, shift it to the lounge and plug it all back in again. If I want to play Forza I want to be able to sit on the couch and press one button on the controller to start it up, not spend 20 minutes shagging around shif
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Re: Why would anyone want a console? (Score:1)
            by oh Gee ( 6885368 ) writes:
            Yea, have to agree with that 100% With all the present technology, they are doomed to a place in the cellar
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Re: (Score:2)
            by IntentionalStance ( 1197099 ) writes:
            I genuinely do not understand why anyone would want a gaming console. A PC can play games just fine, and you need a PC anyway, for work or school or whatever. Spend a bit extra, and it's a gaming PC. Why mess with a console?
            You don't have children do you?
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                 by bloodhawk ( 813939 ) writes:
                 No different on the PC, most games are purchased through places like Steam or EA or blizzard, Its all the same shit slightly different flavour, pick your poison and move on.
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Re: (Score:2)
            by supremebob ( 574732 ) writes:
            Well... You usually don't need to worry about Video driver updates, DirectX patches, Visual C++ and
            .NET framework redistributables, and various other Windows 10 and Steam updates hosing your XBox or Playstation every few months like you do with a WIndows gaming PC.
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Re: (Score:2)
                 by lgw ( 121541 ) writes:
                 None of that has been a problem for years, though. The PC has become a reasonably stable platform, and game installers take care of any special needs they have.
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Re: (Score:1)
            by sirpwn4g3 ( 5069407 ) writes:
            I don't understand why people have to be so goddamn smug about PC. I have a gaming PC, in fact this is the 4th PC I've built for myself, not including individual upgrades. I've also been console gaming since I was a kid. I just like playing games. Can't I play games without being ridiculed? Do you people do this with vehicles too? 'Why would anyone want a car when a truck can do more?"..
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                 by richman555 ( 675100 ) writes:
                 I agree, I have built and gamed on PCs for many years only to find it the most expensive habit ever just to play new games. You are talking about thousands of dollars to play the latest games. Consoles are much cheaper in the long term. PC gaming is for smart ass rich kids who don't have the concept of money. Just my two cents.
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                      by topnob ( 1195249 ) writes:
                      I don't get this? how are they cheaper? most of the games are super expensive on consoles, even years after their release.... whereas on PC I wait on steam or epic launcher, or one of the others like humble bundle and get them for a few bucks.. I have heaps of games, and the best part is I can still play them, the games I bought for my ps2 or Wii are just useless now... For me Wii was the last console I'm buying, unless you guys can change my mind.
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            by agoliveira ( 188870 ) writes:
            My favorite franchise is The Legend of Zelda which is a Nintendo exclusive. I have a 3DX SL, a Wii, and a WiiU. No switch because Breath of The Wild runs fine in the U but as the next Zelda will probably be the launch title for the new console, that's where I'm going.
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Re: (Score:1)
            by ckatt ( 1553585 ) writes:
            I'd say the most genuinely understandable reason is that many people don't connect their PC to their TV. And I'm sure we could make a long list of reasons why, but that's beside the point
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            by phantomfive ( 622387 ) writes:
            Because you can sit on the couch.
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            by Little Brickout ( 896529 ) writes:
            That's easy. Normies have weak sysadmin skills. A console is a dedicated gaming device that just works.
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            by redmid17 ( 1217076 ) writes:
            Who modded this insightful? This is dumb as hell
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Re: Why would anyone want a console? (Score:1)
            by j33px0r ( 722130 ) writes:
            I have them all because I have the money and it is cheap entertainment.
            Brother in law does Xbox. Couple hundred bucks and we have fun. Friends has playstation, same story.
            It's for fun, dont overthink it. I save enough buying used games anyways.
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Re: (Score:2)
            by GuB-42 ( 2483988 ) writes:
            Biggest reason: console exclusives.
            Gaming consoles are defined by their games. And personally, I always bought consoles with a game in mind. If I want to play Mario, I am going to buy a Nintendo console, because it is what you need to play Mario. The last time I bought a console, it was a PS4-Pro, because I wanted to play Monster Hunter World. I could have waited for the PC version, but I couldn't have played with my friends, who had PS4s.
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Re: (Score:2)
            by NerdENerd ( 660369 ) writes:
            I mainly play on my PC but have a PS4 for for Sony exclusives and a Switch for the Nintendo ones. It is also very expensive to get a gaming PC. My i5 4690K was the duck's nuts 5 years ago but is starting to struggle in a few games. I looked into getting a Ryzen 5 3600 but I could not justify the cost for a new power supply, motherboard, RAM and CPU. I will eventually get a new gaming PC but will stick with my old faithful for the time being.
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Re: Why would anyone want a console? (Score:2)
            by suso ( 153703 ) * writes:
            Between the Atari 2600 era and the first Wii, I was a die hard computer gamer. But honestly you cant compare the two, not because of their technical features but because of the game play. For the same reason that games made for a computer with keyboard and mouse can be great, console games with a reduced set of controls can be great. Now I mostly play console games because its more convenient and I have limited time and can share the experience easier with the family. Computer gaming is often a solitary exp
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Hassle free gaming (Score:2)
            by HalAtWork ( 926717 ) writes:
            You get a game, you know it is going to launch without fiddling and that you can finish the campaign without the game failing, and you know the same game will still work the same on the same system even years down the road.
            It's for people who want to troubleshoot their games as little as possible. I've done PC gaming before, but I'll take console gaming for the reliability.
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            by Chissblue ( 5020575 ) writes:
            It's all about exclusive titles nothing more. Admittedly my Switch has been played far more than the Playstation.
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Re: (Score:2)
            by Chrisje ( 471362 ) writes:
            Ease of use and stability.
            For many years I built gaming PC's, and there was always some shit that was unstable, just a bit slower than the rest, software that needed updating for this or that. Until I got sick of it (around the release of GTA IV, which I had a hell of a time running) and bought a Wii and after a while a PS3. The latter turned into a PS4, and that will turn into a PS5. I love it. it sits below the TV, unobtrusive. I pop it on and within 2 minutes I'm gaming away. Never had any issue with the
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            by Jeremi ( 14640 ) writes:
            I genuinely do not understand why anyone would want a gaming console. A PC can play games just fine, and you need a PC anyway, for work or school or whatever. Spend a bit extra, and it's a gaming PC. Why mess with a console?
            You don't buy the console for yourself, you buy it for your kids, so they will stop bugging you to use your computer for video games.
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            by nagglerdamus ( 1131755 ) writes:
            consoles have exclusive games, and it's easier to maintain.
            plus, turning a PC into a gaming PC usually does not cost just "a bit extra" -- there's GPU, PSU, ventilation, etc.
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            by Lumpy ( 12016 ) writes:
            Because my friends are on Xbox and if I want to play with them I have to own one. Games like Halo and Division 2 PC players decimate Console players because the mouse and keyboard is a massive advantage so you cant have them all in the same servers.
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Re: (Score:2)
            by organgtool ( 966989 ) writes:
            I've gamed on both at different points in my life and while I don't have much time for gaming anymore, at this point I vastly prefer to play on a console. I want to be in my living room playing on a big screen TV with my surround sound system. I tried using a PC for this purpose and it was a terrible experience - I had to manage updates to the OS, firmware, drivers, and games from my couch which is 16 feet away from the TV. At that distance text is unreadable, so I would pull up a dining room chair and t
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Thin client (Score:2)
       by zdzichu ( 100333 ) writes:
       It will be my Linux laptop with Stadia, GeForce Now, Vortex.gg or some similar remote gaming platform.
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Re: (Score:2)
            by sanosuke001 ( 640243 ) writes:
            The only upside to game streaming is up-front cost. Long term costs are probably comparable, quality is lower, latency sucks. It just doesn't seem worthwhile.
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Re: (Score:2)
                 by Spazmania ( 174582 ) writes:
                 A very large number of people are within 10 milliseconds of an AWS region and there are EC2 instances with 96 cores and 8 GPUs.
                 Game streaming sucks today. Tomorrow? Don't be so sure.
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                           by DaHat ( 247651 ) writes:

     Just like this is the year of the linux desktop.
                           2020 is one hell of a year.
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Re: Thin client (Score:1)
                 by BAReFO0t ( 6240524 ) writes:
                 No, long term costs are much higher.
                 Do you think they do that out of the goodness of their hearts?
                 No, they are doing it to make more profit!
                 TANSTAAFL
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Console people getting burned over and over (Score:3)
       by WolfgangVL ( 3494585 ) writes: on Tuesday May 19, 2020 @03:22PM (#60079542)
       Going from NES to SNES was an amazing leap. SNES to PSX was an amazing leap. PSX to PS2 was another amazing leap. PS2 to PS3 was a noticeable difference but less than amazing.
       PS4/Xbone felt like a small improvement, not worth the cost, then came the hardware iterations.
       Consoles have gone the way of AAA games at this point. If you want the real thing, you need to wait a couple of years for the full release as a reasonable price.
       1. Design next gen console, remove some critical features. Media blitz.
       2. Re-release same console with the critical features it should have had to begin with. Address reliability issues. Add PRO to name. Raise the price. Media blitz.
       3. Re-release the re-release with another feature. Maybe make it smaller. Remove some features. Add X to name. Raise price. Big ad spend.
       4. Repeat.
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Re: (Score:2)
            by mckwant ( 65143 ) writes:
            I hear you, I do, but even if you only believe 40% of this, it should be a pretty wicked box:
            https://www.gizchina.com/2020/... [gizchina.com]
            Whether they're actually going to manage an AI that doesn't run straight at your gun is a different matter.
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            by alvinrod ( 889928 ) writes:
            I hadn't really put a lot of thought into it before, but I would have to say that this closely mirrors my own feelings. There are still some really good AAA games, but over the last few years I've found far more enjoyment from smaller indie titles made by one or two people or from smaller development studios. Obviously I'm cherry picking because there are a lot of indie games that suck and that I'll never play, but the ones that do get it right do so in a much bigger way than the AAA games.
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/dev/console (Score:4, Funny)
       by jbwiebe ( 1240630 ) writes: on Tuesday May 19, 2020 @05:09PM (#60080008)
       I play nethack you insensitive clod!!!
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            by bobs666 ( 146801 ) writes:
            This is real gaming. Mod up 5.
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PC -- upgraded video card (Score:1)
       by Air-Op ( 465781 ) writes:
       and maybe mame...
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            by NerdENerd ( 660369 ) writes:
            Look into the MiSTer FPGA project. Best was to play the classics. Not as much is supported as with MAME, but what is supported rocks.
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Retropie / RPi (Score:1)
       by korex ( 2467790 ) writes:
       I'm considering buying a Raspberry Pi zero along with a Retroflag Gpi case. I've borrowed one from a friend and really liked it a lot. It may not be the fastest thing but in terms of portability it's excellent.
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My next console: Atari VCS (Score:1)
       by DaveTheBatMan ( 877533 ) writes:
       Hi all -- I'm a backer of the Atari VCS, and greatly looking forward to its eventual delivery (in whatever form that ends up being). There are a few reasons for this, but a lot of it is personal nostalgia & love of the grossly mangled Atari Jaguar; even though there's no (official) support for the Jag (on the VCS), I can't help believing that it's just a matter of time. NOTE that the existing emulators can probably be used, but they all only offer partial support for the library, so I'm looking for s
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ipad pro, baby (Score:1)
       by cwatts ( 622605 ) writes:
       I play fortnite on my ipad pro and it's great. I don't need anything else!
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A chessboard (Score:2)
       by LordHighExecutioner ( 4245243 ) writes:
       no battery, no computers, no spam, no hackers, plenty of fun!
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Re: A chessboard (Score:1)
            by post_dystopia ( 6867562 ) writes:
            I am a big fan. I inherited one from my father which has 256 petasquares in every direction. It is wonderful. It takes aeons before you ever bump into someone to have a conflict. Usually you can just come to an agreement that there's enough space for everyone anyhow. Mostly there's nobody around for millions of miles. Bliss.
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Current is good enough (Score:1)
       by Trevin ( 570491 ) writes:
       I have no plans on buying a “next” gaming console. I’m perfectly happy with the PC, Wii, and Wii U I’ve already got, and have plenty of games I haven’t had time to finish yet.
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Atari VCS (Score:2)
       by Drunkulus ( 920976 ) writes:
       Already got the retropie and it's awesome
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            by NerdENerd ( 660369 ) writes:
            Check out the MiSTer FPGA project if you are a retro fan.
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A long time ago, my next console will be... (Score:1)
       by mcnster ( 2043720 ) writes:
       A DeathStar 11/760, naturally. -- "No! You can't! Alderaan is peaceful! We have weapons!" -- "You may fire when ready." -- "I just felt a terrible disturbance in the Apple Store..." -- "I call it luck."
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VT00 (Score:2)
       by Plugh ( 27537 ) writes:
       I play NetHack
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Switch Lite (Score:2)
       by sgunhouse ( 1050564 ) writes:
       No interest in consoles that require a TV/monitor connection; I play a few games either on a tablet (Android) or on a Switch Lite (which is practically a tablet anyway). I wasn't 100% certain whether I should have checked "My existing (console)" (as I did), "tablet", or "other".
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Definitely PC here! (Score:2)
       by King_TJ ( 85913 ) writes:
       It may sound weird, but I feel like I'm "too old for consoles". I mean, I'm in my late 40's and still enjoy some video games. But the whole thing of sitting on the couch, tying up the big screen TV to play a game on it? Nah
       ... not for me. I mean, I've got the rest of the family here who usually wants to watch something on it, and they don't want to watch me playing a console game.
       And sure, I could just attach a console to a computer monitor and play in the office? But like others said; why bother? Con
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A de10-nano running MiSTer (Score:1)
       by alazor ( 3947 ) writes:
       Simulate classic hardware on an FPGA with MiSTer and a de10-nano. With 128MB of RAM and a 32GB sd card it'll run everything it supports for about $350 CDN shipped.
       https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Main_MiSTer/wiki
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            The MiSTer rocks. You only need 128MB if you are a NeoGeo fan and want to play a very small handful of the largest NeoGeo roms. 32MB will run 84% of the NeoGeo library and every single other core perfectly fine. $200 for the DE10-Nano and $20 for a 32MB module will have you rocking a MiSTer just fine. The 8GB induced SD card is enough for me as I stream all my larger games such as CD titles over the network.
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Emulation Station (Score:2)
       by CastrTroy ( 595695 ) writes:
       My next gaming system I get will be an arcade box that I build. The older arcade and console games are just a ton of fun to pick up and play. No loading screens. No updates. No full motion video cutscenes that take up tons of playing time. Just straight into the game and time to play.
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Windows 10 (Score:2)
       by RitchCraft ( 6454710 ) writes:
       Up until a few years ago I would have told anyone they were crazy for buying a console instead of using a PC. That all changed with Windows 10. In order to keep gaming on a PC I would have to use Windows 10. Windows is no longer an acceptable OS in my opinion so now I see non M$ consoles as a valid choice. Yes, there's Linux but it's just not there yet for gaming. Close, but not yet.
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Oculus Quest & Linux Laptop (Score:2)
       by Feneric ( 765069 ) writes:
       These days I play all my games on either the Oculus Quest headset or a System 76 Linux laptop. If your game doesn't support either standalone VR or Linux, I probably won't get the chance to play it.
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A Sega Genesis (Score:3)
       by LittleBigScript ( 618162 ) writes: on Saturday May 23, 2020 @09:33PM (#60096890) Homepage Journal
       Obviously a Sega Master System that I can use as a "game machine" cover for when personal computers are outlawed.
       I''l spend time on it using CollapseOS
       https://collapseos.org/ [collapseos.org]
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Console Dev (Score:1)
       by TheHarmattan ( 6898096 ) writes:
       I'm actually trying to design another console based on Linux. No, it's not Android (kama) Ouya!
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Intellivision Amico (Score:1)
       by William Baric ( 256345 ) writes:
       I'm a computer gamer since my Commodore 128. The only exceptions were a Sega Saturn that I bought when I was in the military (having a gaming PC was not possible) and an X-Box 360 that I bought to play Dance Central during parties (the only other game that I bought for the 360 was Virtua Fighter 5, but I didn't play it because I hate gamepads).
       Right now, the only console that looks interesting to me is the Intellivision Amico. I'm not interested much with the "retro" games for the console, but I'm certainly
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Stadia (Score:1)
       by Crenor ( 6176856 ) writes:
       Stadia. No PC or Console upgrades anymore, works as either.
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Emulation all the way! (Score:1)
       by Frivas ( 219029 ) writes:
       NES, SNES, Megadrive, Arcade (Mame/FBA/etc). No loading times, better games, you can play an entire credit while sitting on the WC. My old PSVita and my older PSP are hacked just for this.
       Next Gen can't beat that!
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Gaming (Score:1)
       by Chudy ( 6849972 ) writes:
       I am a game personally, but due to certain things, I became a regular smartphone game super star. One the best game I play on my smartphone is Top Eleven.
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As for next gen sony and xbox (Score:2)
       by kfh227 ( 1219898 ) writes:
       People need to get over the hardware war. It's going to be about exclusives. People need to come to terms with the fact that these are going to be basically identical graphically with amazing load times. It really comes down to what exclusives you are after.
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My only choice.  (Score:1)
       by macbass ( 868593 ) writes:
       My iPad Pro.
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