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Yes, most certainly! 3 2.91%
Maybe... 1 0.97%
No, definitely not! 99 96.12%
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Old 07 January 2008, 21:37   #41
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Yet another good point there StarEye!
Damn guys, we're finally gettin' productive here!
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Old 07 January 2008, 22:07   #42
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I think we can use the term, Personal Computer insofar as IF there were more than just games made for the device.

for instance, Office Software, Creative Software such like professional music and raytracing packages, Programming software, Platform standards as mentioned before will also play in this as well.

But i supose it comes down in the end on how it is marketed, after all my phone has a keyboard, office apps and i can play dos DOOM on it with a selection of EMU's

I think in retrospect that the 'term' console is infact a wrong one, as the new 'consoles' are totally upgradeable to fully take advantage of everything, where as in the days of yawn, there were only like a handfull of games on a console and that was it... (if anyone here remember the Binatone and pong type games.)

we could take it further and include the Atari VCS as indeed it was sold as a console but more so, you could only play carts. if you wanted to program them you had to have a developer kit from atari.

as much as i want to say IF its sold with a keyboard / mouse one could say its a computer, but thats not the truth, as a lot have a virtual keyboard and something thats as good or an approximation of a mouse / pointy device.

I think in contrary to what has been said, this is a good poll, it really does get the brain thinking upon what actually could be defined as a console.
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Old 07 January 2008, 22:09   #43
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I diceded to vote for

"Amiga is an Amiga"
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Old 07 January 2008, 22:17   #44
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Amiga is not a computer...

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...it's the damn best computer EVER designed.-

Simple.
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Old 08 January 2008, 00:31   #45
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Amiga is not a computer...

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...it's the damn best computer EVER designed.-

Simple.
So the Amiga is not A computer, it's THE computer.
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Old 08 January 2008, 00:35   #46
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ARGGGG, I voted yes.


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Old 08 January 2008, 00:39   #47
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Old 08 January 2008, 00:56   #48
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I can agree that the line can get a little blurry when talking about a console and how it can become computer-like. Keyboards can be added, and even OSs installed for other applications these days. There was even a (very crude) BASIC for the Atari 2600.

However, I don't think you can go the other way around, without manufacturer intervention (CD32). The C64 might come closest because of it having a huge library of excellent games but nevertheless it certainly did more than games and the like, even if not well.
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Old 08 January 2008, 01:02   #49
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ARGGGG, I voted yes.


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Don't worry viddi, I've changed your vote for you

I assume you wanted "No, definitely not!"?
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Old 08 January 2008, 06:56   #51
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The Amiga to me is used (WinUAE) the same way I use consoles (gaming).
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I assume you wanted "No, definitely not!"?
Yes, most certainly!
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Old 08 January 2008, 10:29   #53
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what kind of poll is that

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It's post-whore one strategically posted in a post-countable section so the post whores can have their way.

Answer your question?
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Old 08 January 2008, 11:02   #54
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I voted yes, cucumber is a type of meat.
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It's post-whore one strategically posted in a post-countable section so the post whores can have their way.
What, Zetr0 didn't create the poll... No get it... Dis irony, rayght?
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Old 08 January 2008, 11:56   #56
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Old 09 January 2008, 10:09   #57
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I've always considered consoles to be toys and computers to be tools. A console is designed to (in the old days more so) only do 1 thing - play games. A compootah can do lots of other things so I would say the Amiga is a computer not a console. The CD32 is a(n attempt at a) console and was probably pretty good as it goes.

I've never owned a console in my life.
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Old 10 January 2008, 13:29   #58
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I didnt vote coz Amiga is...WAS computer, not console. But it was better for gaming than consoles. So the answer is: Amiga was great gaming machine and who disagree is fag. THE END.
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Old 11 January 2008, 02:07   #59
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All of them were computers.

Those who say the CD32 was only a console - it was based on the blimmin 1200! - what about SX32 expansions which basically made it into a 1200?! Same can be said for the CDTV.
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Old 11 January 2008, 02:18   #60
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cd32 is a console, a shit one at that.

I win.
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