This is more a critique against PC gaming rather than a critique of this new beast. It is absolutely stupid to think that you need this GPU to "match" the 360 - PCs have already surpassed the 360 and PS3 a while ago in the budget range. You ARE aware that there are GPUs in $50 range that are more powerful than the one bundled with the XBOX 360, right? Heck, there a LAPTOP GPUs that are better than the 360.
PC gaming has its obvious advantages besides better graphics, namely the trusty keyboard & mouse and modability. MMOGs typically require keyboards, and any game that emphasizes modding is likely to be a better experience on the PC, e.g. I pity those that bought the console versions of Dragon Age.
Finally, even if you are a fan of both Japanese manga and the world's most popular desktop Linux distribution, merging the two might never have crossed your mind. But it has for Hiroshi Seo, the author of the new free and open source manga, called Ubunchu!. The first chapter was released in Japanese on the 4th April, but now there is an English translation available: "Ubunchu! is a Japanese manga series featuring Ubuntu Linux. Three school students in a system administration club are getting into Ubuntu!" Where will this adventure go? Only time will tell! It's great to see free software users putting their skills to good use. Have you read the first chapter? Let us know what you think!
There is no royal road to geometry. -- Euclid