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The Most Important Features For A Game Console

Fanboi banner waving aside, wouldn't it be useful to draw up a list of capabilities/features of a gaming machine (console), and then put that list into a hierarchy that would help inform consumers as to what system would best meet their needs.  Of course, everyone is going to have their own priorities, but there are some features that are objectively more important. 

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    Machine My Friends Are Playing On

  2. 2

    Game Independent Voice Chat Supporting 8+ People

  3. 3

    Exclusives (Making Console's Library Unique)

  4. 4

    Controller

  5. 5

    Control of Personal Data

  6. 6

    World Wide Dedicated Servers

  7. 7

    Framerate

  8. 8

    Resolution (e.g., 720p, 1080p Etc.)

  9. 9

    Mods, Total Conversions, Community Content

  10. 10

    Price

  11. 11

    DL/Streaming TV

  12. 12

    DL/Streaming Movies

  13. 13

    Fire Sales (e.g., Humble Bundles)

  14. 14

    DL/Streaming Sports

  15. 15

    Basic Web Surfing

  16. 16

    Indie Support Video games created by individuals or small teams generally without video game publisher financial support. Indie games often focus on innovation and rely on digital distribution. Indie gaming has seen a rise in the latter half of

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  17. 17

    Free-To-Play Games

  18. 18

    Access to Personal Music Library

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    Control of Equipment (modification/upgrade/hackable)

  20. 20

    Social Networking and E-mail

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    Productivity Suite (word Processing Etc.)

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