Originally Posted by Scott_Arm
Well, it says live will be made available on XP, but it doesn't say when. It could be a year from now, for all we know.
If you're looking strictly at GoW, maybe Vista is a better way to go. Overall, I'd rather pay the extra money and get a 360, which has far more games available then what gets released on the PC. Unless there are OEM versions of Vista available now?
Since when does the 360 have more games than the PC? Either pre-existing or new releases?
Regarding OEM Vista, you are theoretically tied to a motherboard but all you have to do is tell MS your existing one broke and I havn't heard of a case yet were they won't let you change it.
But even retail is way cheaper than a 360. In fact retail Vista plus Gears PC would be cheaper than just the 360 alone. If you want a 360 anyway thats fine but there certainly isn't a financial advantage to getting one over getting Vista. And if you have a Vista powered PC thats capable of playing Gears as well or better than a 360 then much of the advantage of owning one at all evaporates. (although to be fair, I also have both).