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Consoles or PC? Which is better?

I will be getting a PC soon though for WoW at least $2000
If you want best you better give a good reason. I prefer consoles cause the controller just feels right especially for FPSs.
I hate that PCs get outdated so quickly so I would have to buy a really expensive one to feel safe. Plus I want big screen 1080p.

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Adventure PC Games
Feb 10 2008
It wasn't that long ago that the PC was the only choice you had if you wanted to play games online. The first console that included a modem for online play was the Sega Dreamcast, which launched in Japan in 1998. The Dreamcast wasn't a big success, however, and went out of production in 2001. It wasn't until the second half of 2002 that PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube introduced online capabilities. Naturally, the latest generation of consoles all have features that use the Internet to enhance gameplay.

Today, online console games are quite common, with Microsoft's Xbox Live service leading the way. Sony also has big plans for online content for the PlayStation 3, and consoles are now starting to get game downloads and other applications formerly only available on the PC, such as Web browsers. A few titles can now be played across platforms, such as Final Fantasy XI, in which PS2, Xbox 360, and PC users explore the same online world.

That said, PCs still offer the largest selection of online games, and some of the most popular online games, such as World of Warcraft, are exclusive to the PC. Of course, there are many things to consider before deciding on a gaming platform. Foremost among these is deciding which games you want to play, how much money you want to spend, and whether or not you need a PC for other purposes. Ideally I suppose we would all have both a console and a PC, but if that's not an option, here is quick comparison of the two.

Console Advantages
The most obvious advantage consoles have over PCs is cost. The majority of consoles sell for well under $500, often with a couple games in the bundle. A PC adequate for running the latest games can easily cost twice that much.

The second most obvious advantage is simplicity. Let's face it, PC gaming can be a technical nightmare compared to console gaming. People can actually take a console home and be playing a game within minutes. No operating systems to configure or drivers to update, and better still, no purchasing a game only to find out that it isn't compatible with your PC for some obscure reason.

Multiplayer gaming is also made easy with companies like Microsoft offering online services for their product. The Xbox, which came equipped with a network card, raised the bar for consoles in this regard, making it a simple matter to hook it up to a DSL or Cable Internet connection and get into a multiplayer game on Xbox Live, complete with voice chat.

Another appealing thing about consoles is that many people prefer to play games sitting on the couch, or they want to play with friends in the same room. While these things are possible on a PC, consoles are extremely well-suited for this right out of the box.

Console games are more readily rented than PC games, and more easily returned to the retailer if you're not satisfied with them. Generally speaking, it is difficult to return PC games because they are easy to copy.

Console games tend to have a relatively low learning curve. You might need fast thumbs, but you certainly won't need to spend hours in a "tutorial" trying to learn how to operate basic game functions.

Console Disadvantages
Although sealing everything into one unit does keep it simple, when some of the components inside the box become dated there's no way to solve the problem without replacing the entire console. In most cases, upgrades that could prolong the life of the system are not an option.

Consoles perform only one task really well, where PCs can be used for an extremely wide range of things. Some console manufacterers are trying to make them a little more flexible, but it will clearly be a long time before they support the staggering variety of applications that can be found for PCs.

There is a distinct lack of inter-connectivity between the different console brands. Many games are available for one type of console but not others, and when it comes to online play, each is typically restricted to its own network. This means that people with Xboxes can usually only play against other people with Xboxes, so, for example, there is no way for console gamers to jump into a fray on one of the countless PC Counter-Strike servers available. The PS2 has made some progress in this area, forging the way for cross-platform gaming between PS2 and PC users, but only a few titles support

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LANTRONIX 16 PORT SECURE CONSOLE SERVER SCS1600
LANTRONIX 16 PORT SECURE CONSOLE SERVER SCS1600
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HP EO1013 Series 1x8 KVM Server Console Switch
HP EO1013 Series 1x8 KVM Server Console Switch
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Digi CM 8 Console Server
Digi CM 8 Console Server
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19 18 7 8in Server Tower IBM RS6000 + Monitor Dell PowerEdge Rack Console 15fp
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Perle Iolan+8 Serial to Ethernet Device RAS Console Access Server 8 RS 232 Port
Perle Iolan+8 Serial to Ethernet Device RAS Console Access Server 8 RS 232 Port
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HP 578714 001 1x 1Ex8 Port 1U G2 KVM Server Console Switch 580645 001
HP 578714 001 1x 1Ex8 Port 1U G2 KVM Server Console Switch 580645 001
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HP Rackmount 8 Port KVM Switch 1U Server Console EO1013 340386 001
HP Rackmount 8 Port KVM Switch 1U Server Console EO1013 340386 001
$32.99
Avocent Cyclades ACS 5032 Advanced Console Server 520 554 501
Avocent Cyclades ACS 5032 Advanced Console Server 520 554 501
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Digi Passport 50001352 01 48 Port Integrated Console Server USED
Digi Passport 50001352 01 48 Port Integrated Console Server USED
$350.00
Digi International 70001908 CM 32 32 Ports Rack Console Management Server New
Digi International 70001908 CM 32 32 Ports Rack Console Management Server New
$1,299.00
Hewlett Packard Series EO1013 Server Console Switch MY26211CSE PIXI 2106
Hewlett Packard Series EO1013 Server Console Switch MY26211CSE PIXI 2106
$69.99
HP 408965 001 16 Port Console Server KVM over IP Switch
HP 408965 001 16 Port Console Server KVM over IP Switch
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LANTRONIX SCS3200 Secure Console Server with warranty
LANTRONIX SCS3200 Secure Console Server with warranty
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Lantronix EDS16PR Terminal Console Device Server 16 Port w Ears plus Warranty
Lantronix EDS16PR Terminal Console Device Server 16 Port w Ears plus Warranty
$395.00
New TRIPP LITE B095 003 1E M 3 Port IP Serial Console Terminal Server w Modem
New TRIPP LITE B095 003 1E M 3 Port IP Serial Console Terminal Server w Modem
$499.00
HP 513736 001 0X2X16 16 Port KVM Server Console Switch AF617A
HP 513736 001 0X2X16 16 Port KVM Server Console Switch AF617A
$99.99
Avocent Cyclades ACS6016 16 Port Network Server Console Switch
Avocent Cyclades ACS6016 16 Port Network Server Console Switch
$149.95
HP Compaq CPU to Server Switch Box Console Cable 192324 001
HP Compaq CPU to Server Switch Box Console Cable 192324 001
$5.60
MRV In Reach LX 4000 Console Server LX 4016S 001AC 16x RS232 RJ45 ports
MRV In Reach LX 4000 Console Server LX 4016S 001AC 16x RS232 RJ45 ports
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Digi CM32 CM 32 port RJ45 Console Management Server
Digi CM32 CM 32 port RJ45 Console Management Server
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Avocent ACS6016DAC G2 ACS Console Server 600016 Port Unit Dual AC Power Supply
Avocent ACS6016DAC G2 ACS Console Server 600016 Port Unit Dual AC Power Supply
$1,195.95
Raritan Arula Dominion x32 ARU CB2032 128 32 Port Console Server w 128 Bit SSL
Raritan Arula Dominion x32 ARU CB2032 128 32 Port Console Server w 128 Bit SSL
$62.49
Aten SN0132 32 Port Serial Console Server with Dual Power LAN
Aten SN0132 32 Port Serial Console Server with Dual Power LAN
$3,063.00
Aten SN0148 48 Port Serial Console Server with Dual Power LAN
Aten SN0148 48 Port Serial Console Server with Dual Power LAN
$4,281.00
REMOTE CONSOLE CARD REMOTE ADMINISTRATION CARD WEASEL PCI SERIAL VGA FOR SERVER
REMOTE CONSOLE CARD REMOTE ADMINISTRATION CARD WEASEL PCI SERIAL VGA FOR SERVER
$39.93
Aten SN0108A 8 Port Serial Console Server with Dual Power LAN
Aten SN0108A 8 Port Serial Console Server with Dual Power LAN
$1,788.00
Aten SN0116A 16 Port Serial Console Server with Dual Power LAN
Aten SN0116A 16 Port Serial Console Server with Dual Power LAN
$2,290.00
Aten SN9108 8 Port Serial Console Server TAA Compliant
Aten SN9108 8 Port Serial Console Server TAA Compliant
$1,193.00
Aten SN9116 16 Port Serial Console Server TAA Compliant
Aten SN9116 16 Port Serial Console Server TAA Compliant
$1,683.00
WTI TSM 24 Console Server 24x RS232 RJ45 Serial Ports SNMP In Band 10 100
WTI TSM 24 Console Server 24x RS232 RJ45 Serial Ports SNMP In Band 10 100
$179.72
Digi CM 8 Ports 70001932 Console Management Server 50000865 01 Connectware
Digi CM 8 Ports 70001932 Console Management Server 50000865 01 Connectware
$199.00
Lantronix SCS400 Secure Console Server
Lantronix SCS400 Secure Console Server
$75.00
TRIPP LITE B096 048 48 Port Serial Console Server
TRIPP LITE B096 048 48 Port Serial Console Server
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IBM 7042 CR5 HMC Hardware Management Console W 8Gb Ram + 300Gb hdd
IBM 7042 CR5 HMC Hardware Management Console W 8Gb Ram + 300Gb hdd
$495.00
Raritan Dominion SX 16  16 Port KVM Secure Console Server Switch  Tested
Raritan Dominion SX 16 16 Port KVM Secure Console Server Switch Tested
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MRV LX 4016T 001AC 4000T Series 16 Port Secure Console Server w Rack Ears
MRV LX 4016T 001AC 4000T Series 16 Port Secure Console Server w Rack Ears
$150.00
COMBO Lantronix SCS400 and SCS200 Secure Console Server
COMBO Lantronix SCS400 and SCS200 Secure Console Server
$190.00
HP 408965 002 410531 001 HP 4x1x16 USB VM IP SERVER CONSOLE SWITCH
HP 408965 002 410531 001 HP 4x1x16 USB VM IP SERVER CONSOLE SWITCH
$73.72

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