GamingUnion.net: "Up until a few years back most of the gaming community had forgotten the PC as a console alternative. A combination of expensive customer parts, unrealistic graphical requirements, and a lack of variety on the PC itself would round out the typical excuses that most come up with regarding the slow 'death' of the PC. Never have I asked those questions, instead summing up my opinion with a 'why bother?' I can trade in games, bring them to a friends house, or not have to worry about installing anything. It was easier to buy a console game and get more out of it back in the day, and for that I could simply go to GameStop. No alternative was really worth searching out or investing time in since the prices were almost always the same for a product that I was mostly going to buy out of convenience anyway. No alternative that is, until recently."