I know this was just an Xbox360 vs PS3 thread, but since everything has sprouted up:
HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray
I think Blu-Ray will win. Simply because of the much higher storage capacities. Anything in the electronic world that is able to hold more storage capacity is usually the clear winner. And look at them both. They are the exact same physical dimensions. One holds 30gigs the other 50gigs. Hmm....
I'm sick and tired of games being so damn short. We have moved from cartridges to CDs to DVDs...next stop...who holds more of my game? If MS wanted to, you know they could release a Blu-Ray reader for the 360.
360 vs PS3
It's kinda sad Sony has to make things more complicated for developers. From what I have read, I need to give MS points in this department. Speed and performance doesn't exactly need to be more complicated.
PC vs Console
The mouse: You will never get the precision from a thumb pointer that you get from a mouse. Period. What happens when 360 adopts mouse? Well we are all used to playing consoles on the floor, couch, or chair. Is everyone going to move over a table just to have a flat surface for their mouse and keyboard? Should I begin marketing of the "Gaming Flatboard" for console mouse users? There is no doubt in my mind that a mouse console user will be deadlier than a controller user.
The keyboard: The ability to program any key to do anything around your hand as opposed to being limited to only a few buttons on a controller?
So then why don't I stop playing on my PC and switch over to console?
Simple. The PC is my central hub of info and far more convenient. I play competitively. We get clear and clean voice transmissions from Ventrilo. I can quickly minimize my game to look for an IP of a server. I can look for a friend on Xfire while still in game. I can even communicate to friends through xfire while still in game. I can even communicate to OTHER teams in the same Ventrilo server or even switch Ventrilo to another server to look for someone. I can be in a game and minimize to see what time our match starts in our forums and the maps we are playing. I can minimize my game to look at a map strat, etc etc etc. And more below.
Console server: Yeah, console server setup takes 2 seconds.
PC server: More complicated, but that's how I like it. I have setup my UT04 server with FAR more options than ever possibly imaginable on a console server, and that server paid off when I have 10+ people connected to it at the baby Lan parties I have had at my house. Tons of custom maps, custom hitscan options (a.k.a UTCOMP & TAM) and lots of other goodies. Things you would simply not be able to do in a console. TAM addon (Team Arean Master for Death Match maps) is basically a game type that allows EVERY player to start out with ALL the UT weapons. No hunting of weapons. It comes down to a game of skill. And every player has brightskinds enabled. No one has the disadvantage/advantage of a larger or small, dark or bright skin model.
IMHO, the console would have to turn into a full pledged PC in order to have some of the additional flexibilities as I mentioned above. But not everyone is hardcore, and that's where consoles come in. You turn it on and you are in a game. They both have their markets. For the hardcores like I, PC is the way to go.