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April 6, 2006 4:52:14 PM

is PC gaming is dying out or it's just a rumour.

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April 6, 2006 5:03:04 PM

Ahem,

"I heard a rumor that you're an idiot. Any truth to that?"

Thank you.
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April 6, 2006 5:28:12 PM

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Ahem,

"I heard a rumor that you're an idiot. Any truth to that?"

Thank you.


Yep; killer quite underlined this point...
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April 6, 2006 7:37:39 PM

(Man, what an angry and caustic group we have around here.)

I'll answer this one in good faith: no, PC gaming isn't dying out. Consoles may be gaining popularity, but not (necessarily) at the expense of the PC gamer. It isn't a race, after all. Probably the biggest casualty is in things like interfaces: as evidenced by Oblivion and other recent titles, game makers are trending toward interfaces that serve both consoles and PCs, sometimes to the PC gamer's disadvantage.

Thanks for asking and please don't be afraid to post again.
April 6, 2006 7:41:20 PM

I don't know whether this is sarcasm or pure stupidity.
April 6, 2006 7:46:14 PM

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I don't know whether this is sarcasm or pure stupidity.


Oh, I'll go ahead and pick "pure stupidity." Thanks for that.
April 6, 2006 8:08:54 PM

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I don't know whether this is sarcasm or pure stupidity.


Oh, I'll go ahead and pick "pure stupidity." Thanks for that.

Pure stupidity for you and khan.

Hey dumbass, go check out khan's other posts. Or are you too manifested in your pure stupidity to find that out.
April 6, 2006 8:23:00 PM

Oh okay, so it's not my response so much that's pure stupidity, it's the fact that I replied at all that's pure stupidity. Terrific. And don't worry, I'll add the response you're already thinking of so we can both leave this thread behind all cheerful-like:

Clarity says, "No, they're both stupid! You're stupid!"

Got it. Thanks. Leaving now.
April 6, 2006 8:52:02 PM

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is PC gaming is dying out or it's just a rumour.



And why is that? huh, it seems all the console are closely becoming a pc itself. So that means pc would be the future in gaming. Whoever is spreading that kind of rumors is a complete retard playing with his atari.
April 6, 2006 8:57:12 PM

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Oh okay, so it's not my response so much that's pure stupidity, it's the fact that I replied at all that's pure stupidity. Terrific. And don't worry, I'll add the response you're already thinking of so we can both leave this thread behind all cheerful-like:

Clarity says, "No, they're both stupid! You're stupid!"

Got it. Thanks. Leaving now.


I wasn't insulting your intelligence. The post was directed towards the thread starter. And I misread (?) your second post as choosing pure stupidity, then exploiting a grammar flaw to direct "pure stupidity" to me. If that's what you did, what I said stands. If not, then this stands. This third post of yours is slighting confusing.
April 6, 2006 9:08:55 PM

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I don't know whether this is sarcasm or pure stupidity.


Okay, now I'm starting to think I may have totally misread this reply. Clarity, when you say "this is sarcasm or pure stupidity," does the "this" refer to my comment, or to the original post? I read it as referring to my comment, which I thought was neither sarcasm nor pure stupidity (but I went ahead and picked one since I only had 2 choices ... )

But now I'm starting to think you were actually telling me that you didn't know whether the original post was intended as sarcasm or stupidity. Which, obviously, puts a whole new spin on things.

Tell you what: you tell me which you meant, and I'll tell you whether I apologize or not.
April 6, 2006 9:10:58 PM

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I don't know whether this is sarcasm or pure stupidity.


Okay, now I'm starting to think I may have totally misread this reply. Clarity, when you say "this is sarcasm or pure stupidity," does the "this" refer to my comment, or to the original post? I read it as referring to my comment, which I thought was neither sarcasm nor pure stupidity (but I went ahead and picked one since I only had 2 choices ... )

But now I'm starting to think you were actually telling me that you didn't know whether the original post was intended as sarcasm or stupidity. Which, obviously, puts a whole new spin on things.

Tell you what: you tell me which you meant, and I'll tell you whether I apologize or not.

Okay, the stinging remark was directed to the retarded thread starter. Not you.
April 6, 2006 9:12:58 PM

Theeeen I apologize! Simple misunderstanding. And an obvious sign that I need to cut back on the daytime caffeine.
April 6, 2006 9:16:14 PM

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Theeeen I apologize! Simple misunderstanding. And an obvious sign that I need to cut back on the daytime caffeine.


Apology accepted. I saw your post as a kind and helping one, but it was wasted on the thread starter.
April 7, 2006 11:16:27 AM

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is PC gaming is dying out or it's just a rumour.


PC gaming isn't, but grammar appears to be.
April 7, 2006 5:04:49 PM

true computer gaming isnt over consoles but why would it die out. Almost everybody has a computer these days so it makes sense to play games on it. I decided not to waste cash on a 360 because a comp can also do a lot more things. Because of this everyone will have a computer and therefore it wont go away. Dont be mean to they guy he was wondering. Good topic for disscusion
April 7, 2006 6:01:04 PM

I wonder if at any point in future the console and PC become one thing. I mean why the costumer has to have a PC and 3 consoles if he wants to get all the games - it does not make sense from overall point of view.

Could be in future we have a single entertainment/computer center with multiple input/outputs in multiple rooms (through wire, fiber or wireless). Instead of new "console" you just plug a new card into it which gives you those extra functions you want for the new games. But it is still the same system. And the plugging part should not be more complicated than say connecting VCR to TV now-days.
April 7, 2006 7:38:20 PM

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I wonder if at any point in future the console and PC become one thing. I mean why the costumer has to have a PC and 3 consoles if he wants to get all the games - it does not make sense from overall point of view.

Could be in future we have a single entertainment/computer center with multiple input/outputs in multiple rooms (through wire, fiber or wireless). Instead of new "console" you just plug a new card into it which gives you those extra functions you want for the new games. But it is still the same system. And the plugging part should not be more complicated than say connecting VCR to TV now-days.


No. Consumers having to own 3 consoles and a PC is a good thing from any point of view but the consumers'. Even if one company dominated the gaming market (say a Sony-Microsoft-Nintendo-Nvidia-ATI-EA-etc conglomerate) there would still be two or three competing, totaly uncompatible, products.
April 7, 2006 8:31:43 PM

People raise this question all the time, more so when a console launch is recent. The answer is simply no...as others have have pointed out......in a variety of ways.

There will always be PC games developed, it's simply too powerful a tool to just use for doing your taxes, or downloading porn. The big draw of consoles is ease of use and a static environment. Console hardware doesn't change...ever, until a new one comes out. So game developers can pump out games with greater ease since there isn't nearly as much testing involved. It's a much easier platform to use as well, kids just turn it on and play, no need to update drivers, fiddle with troublesome errors, deal with software conflicts, or think to start playing (had to slip that in :twisted: )

The trend seems to be affecting both consoles and PCs. Consoles are getting more complex (such as having HDs and allowing games to be patched) and PCs are becoming more simplified. I think we'll reach a happy middleground soon and all games will be available for all consoles and PCs alike....with exceptions of course.
April 7, 2006 8:40:54 PM

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Yes! Yes! It's all true. nVidia and ATI have scheduled a press conference for next week, but I've managed to get a sneak preview of their statement...

"Following the recent launch of the XBox 360, both nVidia and ATI have decided to give up making graphics cards and go and play golf. Unfortunately for our investors, we've spent hundreds of millions of dollars on technical development that will now never see the light of day. However, the President of my local squash club is delighted, so I guess it all evens out. We have to be out of this building by 5pm, so I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you all to leave now. I'm going down the Dog and Duck if anyone fancies a pint"

Don't worry though - I'll buy your PC off you for 20p and a bottle top.
April 8, 2006 1:34:39 AM

one more thing is PC RULES and XBOX 360 SUCKS
not that I am done with that. the only thing that xbox 360 has going for it is that if you buy it every game that comes out you will be able to run. Not the case with a computer
April 8, 2006 5:23:08 AM

I have to admit, I am getting concerned. I'm sure you people have noticed the ever dwindling shelf space that major retailers (EBGames comes to mind) are giving to PC games. I usually don't buy from these guys but, I bet this trend can be used as a barometer to let one see what is going on in the market. The people who read and write these post are obviously PC users and as a long time PC Gamer (I started on a Commodore 64) I believe nothing compares to PC gaming. I hope it never goes away, just keeps on evolving. Maybe the only thing that could be the death of PC gaming would be the evolution of the console to that of a . . . you guessed it, PC.
April 8, 2006 10:07:05 AM

opposite in HMV/game here in the UK, the PC and PS2 games taking up the most space with xbox next then PSP/nitendo handheld thing and last the xbox 360.
April 10, 2006 1:24:29 PM

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The actual sales figures for global gaming suggest that PC gaming has never been healthier.

Of course, console gaming has shot through the roof and is producing enormous figures for established companies, but PC gaming is still the proverbial Mecca for innovative and new game developers who appreciate the rather non-restrictive nature of the PC platform.

I look at the growth in the last 10 years in specialist "gaming" stores and I know the industry is flying.
April 10, 2006 9:27:56 PM

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I wonder if at any point in future the console and PC become one thing. I mean why the costumer has to have a PC and 3 consoles if he wants to get all the games - it does not make sense from overall point of view.

Could be in future we have a single entertainment/computer center with multiple input/outputs in multiple rooms (through wire, fiber or wireless). Instead of new "console" you just plug a new card into it which gives you those extra functions you want for the new games. But it is still the same system. And the plugging part should not be more complicated than say connecting VCR to TV now-days.


No. Consumers having to own 3 consoles and a PC is a good thing from any point of view but the consumers'. Even if one company dominated the gaming market (say a Sony-Microsoft-Nintendo-Nvidia-ATI-EA-etc conglomerate) there would still be two or three competing, totaly uncompatible, products.

It is not so on personal computer market (Macs are now using Intel processor, and I suspect Mac OS will die out in a couple of years), why could not be the same on the game console/PC market?

PS. Your avatar Cheburashka with the red star is cool! :) 
April 10, 2006 10:42:42 PM

Have you talked to a Mac zealot? These people were buying Macs when those had inferior, over-priced hardware and the only reason was Mac OS. Mac OS will not die unless Apple dies, and probably net even then.

And it's Che Guevashka :wink:
April 11, 2006 5:13:55 PM

PC RULES !
April 11, 2006 5:17:54 PM

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PC RULES !


I'm glad I waited for that post :lol: 
April 11, 2006 10:10:11 PM

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Have you talked to a Mac zealot? These people were buying Macs when those had inferior, over-priced hardware and the only reason was Mac OS. Mac OS will not die unless Apple dies, and probably net even then.


It is not about Mac zealots, it is where Apple sees the most money to be made. With Mac sales about 5% from total PC sales, it makes sense to become another Dell and quadruple sales. People like Apple (after iPod), but they do not like software incompatibilities. Thus moving to Windows makes too much sense for Apple to miss.

And I am sure, for those zealots Apple will release a Windows themes and other software, which will be Mac OS-like, so that the zealots would still feel "different".

I personally could buy a Mac, if it a) has Windows, b) is upgradable c) has mouse with more than 1 button (but this comes with a and b) :) 
April 12, 2006 11:13:37 PM

Let me start off by saying: I don't like Macs.

That said, Apple was never one chase after the easy dollar. If it did things that made sense, things like quadrupling sales, they would have turned into a Dell-type PC manufacturer in the early nineties.

Also, the mouse has two buttons and you can dual-boot Windows (there is an official CD you dl from Apple - Google "Boot camp") already.

That leaves hardware, but that'll never be upgradeable.
April 13, 2006 8:06:14 PM

I love how ignorant the console fanboy's are
April 19, 2006 10:51:27 PM

PC gaming dying out?! Gosh, I hope not! Not after I spent over $1000 building my new system..

OK, excuse my poor attempt at sarcasm but in comparison, we have our PC and my son has the regular xbox. I have 2 games installed on my system and play Tomb Raider Legend on xbox, my opinion, I wished I would've bought TRL for my PC. :wink:

Consoles wear out over time, a short time might I add. Didn't the 360 customers complain about their units not even a week after the grand launch? :roll:
April 20, 2006 3:47:15 PM

Nope, not even close. Every 5 years we hear the same thing. The newest consoles are out, or coming out, and someone asks if this is the end for PC games.

One reason why it won't happen is because the Mod community can keep a good game, with mod support from the developers, selling for 5 years, compared to 1-2 years for a killer app console title. Think Counter Strike, which still sells today.

Another reason PC gaming is better is customizeability. You just can't program two dozen different types of controllers for an XBOX. You have to buy a MS licensed one for $35 and your stuck with it. A lot of us have said repeatedly that we won't buy an XBOX until they get smart and allow keyboard and mouse support for FPS shooters. I can't imagine playing BF2: Modern Combat on a gamepad, it defeats the whole concept of "twitch gaming"

Finally, for the sake of space, we have upgradeability. Every six months or so, a more powerful GPU is introduced to the market, allowing demanding games to play at ever scaling frame rates that the XBOX360 or PS3 can only dream of. How many console games can run at 100+ FramesPerSecond?.....None that I can think of because most of the time, the FPS is fixed, leaving everyone to play at the same identical frate rate, from the same identical console.

This is what I call the homogenization of hardware and software. It defeats the purpose of gaining a competitve edge. Just think, if you watched a NASCAR race and every single driver had an identically built and painted car, you would get bored fairly quickly.
April 20, 2006 7:06:07 PM

A better question would have been why make PC gamers wait so long for games. Like the first Halo on PC and various other games. MS just makes it's hardcore gamers wait maybe for our benefit but it still sucks. I doubt PC gaming would ever die out. Xbox 360 doesn't do everything you need. I need to be download all kinds of crap while I am playing a game. If you could run bittorent, e-mail, and burn cds on a console system it wouldn't be a console but a PC.
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