Arden.. Besides playing good games the consoles play dvds and music cds. While these aren't spectacular features you did leave them out.
Disadvantage of online consoles:
A) too many opportunities to cheat/backstab opponent B) they want to eventually beat the game C) too much chatter and not enough playing
Advantage of online console:
A) a plethora of modifications B) gives a person a voice C) You can have tournaments with teams like in Tribes D) opportunities to cheat/backstab opponent.
If you were a gamer as the title suggests than it wouldn't matter whether it was keyboard/mouse or gamepad. It all depends on the storyline of the game and if it is enjoyable.
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