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How should questions related to gaming hardware be handled?

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I think we can perfectly complement Super User on this point.

  • PC hardware questions should belong on Super User. (unless explicitly about Gaming Accesoires in combination with Games)
  • Console Hardware questions should be allowed.
  • Mixing of console hardware and PC, on a case to case base (allowed: Combining Xbox360 controller with PC to play games.)

Remember:

Super User is for computer enthusiasts and power users. If you have a question about …

  • computer hardware
  • computer software

and it is not about …

  • videogames or consoles
  • [...]

… then Super user in the right place to ask your question!

While:

Gaming - Stack Exchange is for passionate videogamers from all platforms, including consoles and computers. If your question generally covers …

  • PC video gaming
  • Xbox, PS3, Wii gaming
  • Nintendo DS, PSP, iPhone gaming

… then Gaming - Stack Exchange is the right place to ask your question!

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  • A better separation that what I had thought of. Jul 9 '10 at 3:06
  • We will probably also have a electronic gadgets site for really hardware centered questions. Given that a question about Netflix on your Xbox360 isn't really gaming related
    – Ivo Flipse
    Jul 9 '10 at 7:10
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Personally I think we should say no.

My suspicion is that that would be a very PC oriented discussion and would be VERY subjective. I think to maintain a clean and clear flow, just direct all hardware questions elsewhere.

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  • 1
    Would be fine, except.. what is elsewhere?
    – user56
    Jul 9 '10 at 21:35
  • @Arda Xi: not here :P Maybe SU? Jul 10 '10 at 2:35
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    But don't they have a strict no-games policy on SU?
    – user56
    Jul 10 '10 at 10:15
  • I think if you were asking in relation to "A good video card in this price range" or something along those lines the SU would probably be the place. Jul 11 '10 at 23:37

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