It occured to me that with all of these threads about: - Game graphics - PC system requirements - Can your system handle Civ? etc, it just hit me that this is exactly why XBOX / PS3 dominance in the video gaming market will continue unabated... I mean there was a time when die hard PC gaming purists turned up their collective noses at console gaming - citing the lack of graphic capabilities / speed / etc. But with the advent of the "next generation" systems - XBOX 360 and PS3, it's hard to argue this now. I mean why pay for a $3-4,000 system when for the money you can buy every single next generation console with plenty left over for accessories and games aplenty PLUS money left in the bank? Further, how many people actually maintain systems that keep apace with technology that will actually run the PC games coming out nowadays? I mean, why not just "upgrade" one time (i.e. the next generation consoles) and defer any worrying about "compatibility / system requirement" issues for at least 5 years? Remember that the PS2 came out in 2000 and it is STILL going strong AND will continue being played well into 2006 - that's 6 full years of solid gaming on 1 system! - think about what a dinasoar you'd have if you bought your PC in 2000 and tried to play a game coming out in 2006 - no way no how... (and forget about a laptop) At any rate I digress... Back to Civ... I mean with Pirates! already out on console, why wouldn't Firaxis want to stretch their revenue $$$ by targeting a much larger audience = i.e. console systems? Thoughts?