Danimal Collective wrote:
PCs fuck up every now and again. The great thing about PCs is that you can fix them, or update them, or add on new components or whatever you need to do to keep them chugging. The Xbox was basically a buggy PC you can't fix. That's what I was trying to say and that's what I said originally. I didn't know that mentioning computers as anything but a positive is your trigger.
In any case, you haven't clarified what you were saying. I still don't know if you're referencing the hardware or the software (since they're different). The Xbox 1 was, literally, an x86 computer, though. As far as I know it didn't have very many hardware issues, though. Just software ones. (in which case your argument would be against Windows, not PCs. Again, there's a big difference)
First off, yes, I have.
Second, I've already mentioned how much I hate computers (you're not helping, btw) so do you really think I care enough to distinguish between a Compaq and Windows? No, I don't.
Third, I knew an Xbox was a computer in a console shell already (everybody should know that because that was a major selling point of the system), that's why I compared it to PCs because it's an appropriate comparison. I wouldn't take a lamp and compare it to a PC. Plus, I don't know if you know this, but computers weren't exactly perfect a decade ago (when the Xbox came out).
Everything breaks. And your original statement was entirely negative using PCs as the reason they were negative (it was not positive, that doesn't even make sense in the context you said it).
Fourth, "anything BUT a positive." BUT. There is a BUT in there. I mentioned a PC as anything but a positive and it set you off. The meaning of that sentence is that I KNOW I USED COMPUTERS AS A NEGATIVE hence "anything BUT a positive." You know what, lets look at why you got all defensive:
Danimal in reference to Xbox wrote:
It was like a PC with all the problems that come with a PC and none of the perks.
Honestly, I don't see what's bad about that. What are some of the problems that come with a PC that the Xbox also shares? Size for one. PCs take up a lot of real-estate (so much so to necessitate a separate desk) and the Xbox also took up a lot of real-estate, it was a gigantic system for the time. The Xbox was basically constructed from PC components that were lying around and PC components are not necessarily know for longevity. The average lifespan of a PC is usually 2-3 years with 5 years max before a major overhaul is required to keep it in tip-top usable shape. They need to be maintained or updated or replaced. The moving parts in a PC wear out fast. For every working Xbox that comes in my store, I see about five broken ones before it. Also, for every working one that comes in, about a quarter of them have been refurbished.
There is not a piece of technology that is perfect. Hell, I love
everything about the original Nintendo but the first model of the NES had a major design flaw that basically made the system unusable after a while unless you opened it up and totally replaced the pin connector. The second model has major problems in terms of picture quality (it "jailbars" really bad) and it doesn't even have a jack for A/V cables, just an RF connector. If those consoles were released today, people would be pissed and bitch about them endlessly. I don't know why you think computers (software and hardware) are so perfect that they are outside the realm of ridicule or even benign throw away comparisons with a shittier piece of technology (the Xbox, which basically is a crap PC masquerading as a console).
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