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Thursday, May 18, 2006

$800 Gaming Rig

Cheap gaming rigs are still perfectly viable,, as this $800 offering shows. Still, the 360 blurs the line between buying a low end gaming PC and simply getting a console which happens to be a high end gaming pc at a substantially marked down price. For $800 you can get a fairly decent 360 bundle and buy a Nintendo Wii, to use the Peter Moore Theory of gaming purchases. Microsoft's XNA approach insures that a decent number of PC titles are destined to be 360 titles anyway.

I think the real gloomy cloud in PC gaming's sky won't necessarily be hardware related though. When we see genres which have been traditionally entrenched on the PC platform like RTS's and MMO's ... then it will be harder to justify spending all that cash to have those bragging rights.

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