rmelone, I buy most of my PS3 games pre-owned and trade them inn after playing them unless I want to keep them if I would like to play again, this I rarely do.
kjos, consoles can be connected also to monitors but you need to connect the sound somewhere else unless the monitor has sound. I have my PS3 sharing the same sound equipment as the PC and a switch to use one or the other. The controller comes with the equipment, it took me sometime to get use to it, at the beginning the cursor was flying all over the screen, however after playing one not too difficult games I had no problems any more. One can adjust the sensitivity of the movements to low avoiding the flying cursor. Now I much prefer controllers to mouse and keyboard.
I am not sure if I would like L.A. Noire, I'll wait a little for opinions of Boomers and to watch part of a walktrough before deciding.
If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain
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