So basically anyone who games on a console is an inferior specimen of humanity? Consoles are different, but those differences are getting smaller all the time. The biggest difference is in the UI. Programming for controllers is different than programming for KB and mouse. Also, keep in mind that most console gamers are playing on a larger, but lower resolution, screen, requiring larger visual elements in order for them to be clearly seen. My partner at work brought in his PS3 and plays quite a bit while we're on shift. I never could get used to the controller, but I find watching him play to be more entertaining that watching whatever crap is on the idiot box. From my observations the console games he plays (COD:MW, BF:BC2, etc) Seem to have good gameplay, some excellent stories, and entirely adequate graphics for the task at hand. They do seem to be a bit linear, but then so are the Half life games and that doesn't stop them from being awesome. Stalker will be an interesting challenge for console development due to it's free range nature, but I don't see any reason it can't work fine. A somewhat different UI will be required, and hopefully they will hand this task to a separate team that is experienced in console development.