Where did this term "brick" come from

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User Info: bountyhunterS9

bountyhunterS9
3 years ago#1
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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User Info: JTC87

JTC87
3 years ago#2
The word brick has been used for many years, especially with phones. Where have you been?
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User Info: GeneralFrings

GeneralFrings
3 years ago#3
Thought you were talking about the power supply.
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User Info: StevsWhatevs

StevsWhatevs
3 years ago#4
idk, "dead" sounds a little too bland
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User Info: Excal1bur

Excal1bur
3 years ago#5
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

User Info: RollnThunder213

RollnThunder213
3 years ago#6
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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User Info: shotgunheadshot

shotgunheadshot
3 years ago#7
I don"t like Xbone either. Sounds demeaning.

User Info: Hypnotizer

Hypnotizer
3 years ago#8
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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User Info: micheal82

micheal82
3 years ago#9
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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User Info: ShamblerQ

ShamblerQ
3 years ago#10
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.
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