It won't cook you dinner, it won't earn you money, it won't make you better at something in life. Its good way to spend some hours, but not worth the investement in my eyes.
I disagree utterly. Experiencing culture through which ever medium, video games, cinema, books, arts, travel, communication etc is the *only* important thing in life and "earning money" or "cooking dinner" are just the boring maintenance aspects of life that enable you to do the serious stuff like reading Shakespeare, watching 2001 a Space Oddsey, visiting the Sistine Chapel or playing Shadow of the Colossus.
As far as console playing goes, i'm stating a simple fact. I do have a console, i turn it on once a month man. do you really think that buying more games and spending more money would make it turn it on more? i highly doubt that.
Thats not an argument one way or another. The medium itself is completely arbitrary.
tbh, there have been quite a few game releases that have brought me rather close to buying a 360 - Dead Rising, Ninety-Nine Nights, Kameo, Halo 3, now GTA 4 and there is one game coming soon that will tip the balance for me - Fable 2. The way I see it, I wont be buying it for a single game, thats just silly. I've bought it for all of these games and the still-coming games for when I get pissed off with WoW (Which is happening more and more often lately)
Well I recommend getting all the platforms, but the Bonus content for 360 will be most likly included in the PC version. Halo 3 and Fable 2 will come out on PC. Dead Rising is an interesting one... and im not entirely sure it will stay exclusive to Xbox 360, but we shall see. Ninety-Nine Nights is definetly worth the price of entry though, even just for playing another Q Entertainment title.