What if Microsoft's next console is just a computer?

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asked Jun 8, 2011 by Illusion Slayer (736 points)
With Windows 8 they are looking to severely control the hardware that goes in to Windows machines like Apple does so it wouldn't surprise me if they started releasing Microsoft brand computers made specifically for gaming.

What do you think?

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answered Jun 8, 2011 by jasonvstrange (16 points)
Do you think they might not fill it with so much crap like OEM's typically do?

I would love to get a new computer and not have to immediately clean it off because the manufacturer puts so much junk on it.

I think it would be clever, but I wouldn't hold my breath really.
commented Jun 8, 2011 by DazOwen (5,876 points)
It doesn't take very long to remove all the pre-installed software. I really don't know why people complain about it so much.
commented Jun 8, 2011 by Illusion Slayer (736 points)
Because it shouldn't be there in the first place. Would you sell a product that should be immediately ready for use over a handicapped system that needs to be worked on for some time before you get to use it properly?

The reason OEMs put all that crap there is because they are paid to do so. Companies that make the software pay OEMs to put the software there and then the OEM can offer the computers for cheaper or make a larger profit since they've been payed for the system before it's sold.
commented Jun 8, 2011 by DazOwen (5,876 points)
I know why the software is there, I didn't ask why. You make out you need to spend hours on it for it to be up and running.
commented Jun 8, 2011 by Illusion Slayer (736 points)
Up and running does not equal a clean system that's running as fast as it should and in some cases it does takes hours to get everything uninstalled depending on where you're buying from.

I was telling jasonvstrange why it's there to add to the point that it might not be there on a Microsoft bran computer.
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answered Jun 9, 2011 by Daisetsu (376 points)
Yes, cause that's all consoles really are, computers specially customized to play mainly video games.
commented Jun 9, 2011 by kevin (35,790 points)
Illusion Slayer, stop editing people's post without permission
commented Jun 9, 2011 by Illusion Slayer (736 points)
My permission is given by the fact that I have 400 karma.

This one was rather extreme but it made no sense the way it was.
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