With the Annual Game of the Year awards upon us, I've been made keenly aware of the games that I don't get to play due to being a staunch PC-Only gamer. Games like Red Dead Revolver, Heavy Rain, God of War 3, Metal Gear Solid, and Uncharted 2 are about enough to push me to purchase a console. The question is which one?
I'm sure you have noticed that all the games that are supposed to be really amazing are PS3 exclusives. This leaves me with a dilemma. How do I play all of these awesome games without breaking the bank? I'm only trying to hold out until a new spattering of great PC games comes around so maybe I could buy an Xbox 360 and only play RDR which is the cheapest option. Or I could buy a PS3 and play all of the aforementioned games. This is clearly the most expensive option—even if I go (gamestop) refurbished which doesn't sound like a great idea.
The third, and most intriguing option, is to rent a PS3 from Rent a Center for $20/week. Play all the aforementioned games and return it as quickly as possible. Then I can be back to my PC in time for March when Dragon Age II, Homefront, Shogun II, and the Witcher 2 come out. What would a true gamer (somewhat on a budget) do?