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I Don’t Even know what Consoles are Anymore

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I don’t even know what consoles are anymore, either it plays ‘Games Only’ or it is a total entertainment system like a PC. Consoles of late are becoming more like a PC every generation and this generation seems to be the closest. Internet, Apps, Music, Videos and much more. A console dedicated to ‘Gaming Only’ should be just that, and not packed with added extras. If I had a choice I would prefer a games console to be a games console like the old days, pure Gaming Systems and nothing more. Gamers say they do not want PC or like PC, but you are playing one now in a sense,

So the time has come for gamers to stop hating on the PC, and PC Games hating on Consoles why, because we are all now playing on a PC in a sense. Now before you start crying out load that you are not and start becoming a Fanboy or Fangirl over the system you are playing, just read the bullet point facts.

Next Generation systems Xbox One and PlayStation 4,

  • Form Factor is Small and can fit nicely next to your TV or under
  • The run an OS which gets updates
  • They are a Total Entertainment package
  • They work fully with a control pad and no need for extras
  • They play games
  • They have exclusives
  • Comes at a good starting price $399 (PlayStation 4)

Now look at the upcoming Alienware Alpha

  • Form Factor is Small and can fit nicely next to your TV or under
  • The run an OS which gets updates
  • They are a Total Entertainment package
  • They work fully with a control pad and no need for extras
  • They play games
  • They have exclusives
  • Can be upgraded
  • Fully backwards compatible
  • Comes at a very good starting price of $549

As you can see they are very similar, the only difference is, the Alienware Alpha can be upgraded to take advantage of latest technology, can play more games thanks to running on a modified windows OS software, is fully backwards compatible, can use all PC peripherals and a little more expensive.

The Alienware Alpha is the much better choice as a console (PC), more exclusives, loads and loads more games, and it is the games we have consoles for right? You can keep up with technology and will not need to buy a new console to play the latest games. No need to pay for online gaming again, fits under the TV and is your total entertainment package.

The New Generation of consoles are running on PC architecture, they run with the own custom OS, they come in a small form factor, however the new generation of systems do have there down falls, they where not backwards compatible with old systems, due to the change in architecture, you have to pay to play online, they can not be upgraded to take advantage of the latest technology,, but they do come at a good starting price.

Wouldn’t you the gamer, like to have a system, where you know you will never have to buy a new system for a long period of time, and even if you did buy a new system, you would still be able to play all your games.To be able to play that game from way back when, and not have to purchase a console as well to play it on?

Don’t get me wrong for Fanboys and Fangirls this is hard to chew, but would it not be nice, saving money and being able to play anything anytime.

*This is a personal opinion, not the opinion of Invision Game Community

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