Where did this term "brick" come from

#1bountyhunterS9Posted 11/21/2013 11:35:46 AM
Before this launch I've never heard anyone refer to a dead console as a brick. Why do gamers feel the need to come up with these stupid terms when there are other, more suitable, words that can be used?
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#2JTC87Posted 11/21/2013 11:37:14 AM
The word brick has been used for many years, especially with phones. Where have you been?
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#3GeneralFringsPosted 11/21/2013 11:37:22 AM
Thought you were talking about the power supply.
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#4StevsWhatevsPosted 11/21/2013 11:38:37 AM
idk, "dead" sounds a little too bland
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#5Excal1burPosted 11/21/2013 11:38:53 AM
bountyhunterS9 posted...
Before this launch I've never heard anyone refer to a dead console as a brick. Why do gamers feel the need to come up with these stupid terms when there are other, more suitable, words that can be used?


When you have a piece of equipment that completely stops working, it sits their as useful as a brick. If you have a better term please let us hear it who knows it might take off
#6RollnThunder213Posted 11/21/2013 11:39:05 AM
The term brick has been around a long time, it's not just this console launch...

Because consoles are typically squarish and if they don't work they might as well be a brick. Rectangular, heavy, and useless.
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#7shotgunheadshotPosted 11/21/2013 11:40:03 AM
I don"t like Xbone either. Sounds demeaning.
#8HypnotizerPosted 11/21/2013 11:40:29 AM
Wouldn't it be awesome to actually make a house of "bricked" consoles, iPhones, etc.

That would be a really interesting art project.
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#9micheal82Posted 11/21/2013 11:41:22 AM
Excal1bur posted...
bountyhunterS9 posted...
Before this launch I've never heard anyone refer to a dead console as a brick. Why do gamers feel the need to come up with these stupid terms when there are other, more suitable, words that can be used?


When you have a piece of equipment that completely stops working, it sits their as useful as a brick. If you have a better term please let us hear it who knows it might take off


Bricks can be quite useful. So I still don't understand the comparison.
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#10ShamblerQPosted 11/21/2013 12:19:19 PM
micheal82 posted...
Excal1bur posted...
bountyhunterS9 posted...
Before this launch I've never heard anyone refer to a dead console as a brick. Why do gamers feel the need to come up with these stupid terms when there are other, more suitable, words that can be used?


When you have a piece of equipment that completely stops working, it sits their as useful as a brick. If you have a better term please let us hear it who knows it might take off


Bricks can be quite useful. So I still don't understand the comparison.


Some people call it paperweights or doorstoppers.