I want to play both. But it's not gonna happen on my Linux box or my work laptop.
Cost of high-end gaming PC >>> Cost of high-end gaming console.
Plus I don't know where I would put one. Spending $5,000 to $10,000 on a HDTV so that I could play games in the family room on doesn't sound like a plan. So I would probably get a KVM switch and hook it up in parallel with the Linux box in my office. Don't rely on two-year-old articles for figuring out the price range.