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The Future of Gaming – Consoles v P.C.s
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5/28/09 10:57:44 AM
Originally posted by Arakazi
You mean like this?
Yeah, you can turn your PC into a media center with stuff like MythTV, Beyond TV and XBMC, just to name a few, but that's a little much for Joe sixpack. Especially when you consider that our good buddy Joe gets everything except games through the Tivo he leases with his satellite or cable subscription.
On the console side, Xbox 360 and PS3 were moving in this direction from day one. Both allow you to download movies and TV episodes. I think that both allow you to stream movies from Netflix (but I'm probably wrong on that). Both play DVDs, although PS3 also plays Blu ray and I don't really think I want all that mess. The only thing these systems need to do is provide the ability to record live TV and provide a listing service in oder to be the complete package. This is why a lot of TV junkies skip the HTPC and just install XBMC on a PS3.
While I plan on going the MythTV route, the future doesn't look so hot for the PC....