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March 14, 2008 4:16:24 PM

I'm a big fan of PC gaming, and have been playing pc games scince DOOM, duke nukem, death rally, etc.
My favourite games are Unreal Tournament, Comand and conquer: Red alert series and Colin Mcrae rally.

I'm VEEEERY disaponted with Unreal Tournament 3 (it's a PS3 GAME!) and specialy with colin mcrae dirt, wich in my opinion is a disrispectful game towards a traditional sprort like rally (Travis pastrana may have won the x games in rally, but in the rally world he is no one). I just can't stand exesive xbox-ps-ish explotions and voices in UT3 and a copilot calling you "dude" in colin mcrae. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?

PC gaming is totaly different to PS3 and XBOX, and game creators need to accpept that in order to maintain the market.

I just swear, if age of empires 4, unreal tournament 3 expansion pack, next colin Mcrae, C&C RA3 or any other sequel to a classic untouchable game fails to satisfy me, I will definetly stop with all this gaming thing, screw them.

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March 14, 2008 4:32:23 PM

TO BE FAIR, a few of the games you mention are somewhat arcadey in their outlook.
There are plenty of 'sensible' games for the PC.

If you want some recommendations for games for a more mAtUrE audience, then just say The Word.
March 14, 2008 5:44:42 PM

Only reasoning is due to the fact that consoles make more money. But C&C will never really become xbox-ish. Its a PC game and always will be.
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March 14, 2008 5:47:05 PM

Hey Jay_l_a, thank you, yes I would like some advice, I need some serius research to justifiy buying a new video card
What I like:
colin mcrae (not dirt!!!)
unreal tournament 1 & 2004
Age of empires (all)
Microsoft links
Starcraft
C&C Red alet series
FIFA & Pro evolution soccer

PLease keep in mind i'm not a hardcore gamer, my system: athlon x2 4800, 2GB RAM, radeon x1650pro

Thanks man!


March 14, 2008 6:11:12 PM

based on AOE (RTS) Have you tried the homeworld series. Old but EPIC.
If you can find it, Sacrifice. Old But great fun and addictive.
See if you can root out some of The Settlers, A bit like AOE only you control the buildings, rather than the people.

based on UT (FPS) have you played Half Life 2? Probable the greatest FPS out there. So many times during the game, I just though WOW!

I always recommend OBLIVION to people, even if it doesn't seem your sort of thing. It will run on your hardware pretty well.

There are others, I'll have a think.
March 14, 2008 7:07:05 PM

All the Relic RTS games are excellent (Homeworld, Homeworld 2, Company of Heroes and it's expansion, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War and all it's expansions.)

If you liked Age of Empires you might also like Rise of Nations.
March 14, 2008 8:47:32 PM

I agree with tmeacham, if its made by relic, its definitly worth buying. Same with anything with the THQ label actually, I have yet to play a game marketed by THQ that I did not like.

PC gameing is far from dead when you have developers like Valve in the mix still fighting for the PC.
March 14, 2008 10:45:34 PM

roco_nights said:


I just swear, if age of empires 4, unreal tournament 3 expansion pack, next colin Mcrae, C&C RA3 or any other sequel to a classic untouchable game fails to satisfy me, I will definetly stop with all this gaming thing, screw them.


Don't stop! PC gaming needs your support.

There still are some great games for the PC
WoW
SOURCE
COD4
BF2
BROTHERS IN ARMS
STAR CRAFT 2 coming soon!
These are just a few I threw out off the top of my head.

Anyway I play alot of games and I keep coming back to just two of them, WoW and DOD:Source and they keep me satisfied. There will never be a good MMORPG on a consol because of the cross platform. FPS games are meant to be played with a keyboard and mouse. RTS is so much easier with mouse and keyboard as well...

The consols are becoming more and more like PCs, O wait they are.
March 16, 2008 3:00:29 PM

Seems like the gaming developers don't even try to make great games. They know there a tens of thousands of suckers on the planet that will waste their money.
March 16, 2008 5:17:44 PM

10 million WoW gamers would say, err no...
March 21, 2008 8:12:37 PM

Muhad said:
Seems like the gaming developers don't even try to make great games. They know there a tens of thousands of suckers on the planet that will waste their money.

Which is why "piracy is hurting the industry" because more and more people are downloading the torrent, playing the game for 20 minutes and going "Thank Jesus I didn't just pay for this garbage."

We're reaching a point where getting a "7" rating on the review sites means your game is going to fail. Game companies need to give it 100% or stop making games. Anyone have a link to that post made by the employee that worked on Titan's Quest where he was complaining about how hard it is to build a game for different hardware? Whiners like that need to get out of the industry.
March 22, 2008 6:30:46 AM

AzureFlash said:
NetHack

Need I say more?


I had no idea that still existed :-) I played that in the early 90's and it was fun but why would people still bother with something like that today, if only for refusing to go with the times?
March 22, 2008 11:21:15 PM

PC gaming is dead! Oh no! Better not tell that to Blizzard with there 10 million subs, there 10 year old RTS and 8 year old RPG still selling.

On a more serious not tough you might have a point, last year, the profit made by video game industry in NA was only ~14% due o PC games.

I think that is because either, PCs are expensive(bout 750$ for a decent one) complicated (for people who just wanna slap a DVD in and play) and the copy protection pissing every1 of. <~ Just look at Sins of the Solar Empire, no copy protection, yes its on Pirate Bay Mininova and <insert torrent site here> but its still hitting record sails.

I think if Developers and publishers dropped copy protection and you could just put a DVD in the Drive and wait a minute for it to install and then play with no bullsh*t like registration and suff or even a spyware that sends you advertising (looking at you EA) I think that PC game would sell loads more.
March 23, 2008 3:14:51 PM

yep. if they remove all of the drm crap, they would sell more.

most copy protection is broken within a day when a game comes out

a 1 day delay in piracy doesnt help the company much, but it does turn away legit buyers because they have to deal with the drm the whole time while pirates never even notice it
March 23, 2008 4:12:15 PM

Piracy lead to DRM, which lead to more piracy which lead to more DRM which lead to more piracy ... ad nauseum.

Removing DRM would not stop piracy, but optimistically, within a year or two, piracy would be back down to where it was when DRM was minimal. Largely this optimism stems from the idea that the more honest among the pirates would pressure the others to legitimately buy any game that did not use DRM as already happens to some degree. Then they would eventually get out of the habit all together.

I would like to see a world where putting DRM in your game meant that the game did not sell.
March 23, 2008 6:00:01 PM

yep, they were so greedy that they couldnt stand 1-2 hundred people pirating their game so they make drm which is a major inconvenience for everyone so to escape it, many legit users move to piracy for drm free copies

most people pay like how they did for radiohead and NIN out of respect and fairness, they did the work to make the mucic so they earned the money being paid to them. but if they slap on drm from hell on their stuff then they loose all respect from their fans and people move to piracy.

DRM is a method of punishing people before they do anything ( the Do onto others BEFORE they do onto you method)

if the legal system followed the method of drm, every one on earth would be in jail because that have the ability to do bad


usually it is common for pc games to have problems
and when you have a problem with a pc game, you will generally google for solutions, if someone is having a problem with the drm in their game making it frustrating for them to get to play it then their solution would be to get a drm free copy (aka pirate copy)
March 23, 2008 11:33:12 PM

razor512 said:

most people pay like how they did for radiohead and NIN out of respect and fairness, they did the work to make the mucic so they earned the money being paid to them. but if they slap on drm from hell on their stuff then they loose all respect from their fans and people move to piracy.

DRM is a method of punishing people before they do anything ( the Do onto others BEFORE they do onto you method)


Exactly, also why would I want to buy from a company that treats me like a criminal?
March 23, 2008 11:33:44 PM

While I the presence of DRMs can lower a game's sales, the complete absence of protection won't make PC games sell any better. Of course, some people download cracked copies of games so they aren't bothered by DRMs, but these people do this AFTER they've bought the game. This is different than downloading the game and never buying it.

So the first reason why people download games is that they don't have to pay for it, not because of DRMs. Give them the possibility to copy their games, and they'll make copies for all their families and friends. From the first day that a video game was released without any protection (they used to have those "What's the 59th word of the fifth paragraph in the manual page 18"), everyone was like "Hey ! Let's buy only one, and make copies for everyone !"

Remove protections, and it will be 1990 all over again. And it won't help game sales. Actually, I believe that copy protection is what made PC Gaming live so long.

Now there's an alternative to make sure people buy games : do what Blizzard does ; make a game that truly shines by its multiplayer part, which requires a unique cd key that no keygen on Earth can give you. Looks like it worked for them, so it could work for any other game.
March 24, 2008 12:22:23 AM

there shouldn't be a need to download the game after buy buy it, it is basically punishing legit users and this discourages them from buying the game.

while i believe in some copy protection like the kind that just makes it slightly harder to copy a cd (a little harder than copying a old music cd

but thats it, that kind on protection only becomes a slight annoyance when the legit user tries to copy the game but not when they just want to pop in a cd and install and play the game
March 24, 2008 10:59:54 AM

CD keys and content updates are the answer. Stardock has the right idea and I think everyone should follow their example.
March 24, 2008 6:36:12 PM

while cd keys are good a good simple not too intrusive form of copy protection, but they need to shorten them.

the cd keys get longer and longer making them harder to type in, while a keygen will just generate and you can copy and paste it in (or with newer one, no cd key needed at all)

cd keys should be 9 characters long, thats enough for a few hundred million combinations and is easy to type in for the legit users

30-40 digit keys are not needed we don't have enough people on earth to fill a quota of a 30-40 digit key and nothing will sell that much unless they are assigning cd keys for people in a few million other planets and other galaxies
March 25, 2008 6:32:11 AM

I wouldn't say pc gaming is dead. That's going a bit far.

But the truth of the matter is, there is a shortage of games coming out atm. It's pretty dry right now, you've got to admit.
March 25, 2008 5:18:42 PM

Razor512, the idea behind CD keys is not simply to have a unique one for every copy, but to also make it so that it is not easy to guess one that is available. At only 9 characters it will be a very VERY easy algorithm to crack. I really don't mind long serials because you enter it all of once per install and with Stardock it is only once per game because it associates the key to your account and you never have to enter it again no matter how many times you reinstall the game.

In order for this method to work you have to have a complex key that is extremely difficult and annoying to crack. That coupled with the fact that you don't even need the key to install the game means that crackers won't bother trying. It is there as a gateway to registering the game, not to installing. Once it is registered you then have access to the patches which tend to be very content heavy.

In this way, people who steal the game will get a taste of it, and if they want the newer features and content, they will be likely to go out and buy it. Especially if it retails for $40 new. This method uses piracy as a means of advertisement rather than a scourge that needs eradication.

You might say that it is optimistic to think that this would work, but we already have a working example with multiple points of sample data. If more developers followed this method, I honestly think piracy will become less and less of an issue.
March 25, 2008 5:22:28 PM

memoryguy said:
I wouldn't say pc gaming is dead. That's going a bit far.

But the truth of the matter is, there is a shortage of games coming out atm. It's pretty dry right now, you've got to admit.



Actually, as a strategy gamer, I am wishing the new games would come out a bit slower. I'm swamped as hell and mired in several games at once. I need to start studying for my CCNP, but how can I do that in this environment....

I kind of feel for you FPS gamers, after all you only got COD4, TF2, Portal, HL2E2, Crysis, and Bioshock in the last few months...
March 26, 2008 3:47:53 AM

I don't mind copy protection. I just wish they had the copy protection on the CD to make it run. Why do you need to input the code individually on your computer when they should just generate it on the cd as it is being burned. If it detects an identical copy then it won't run (blizzard does this with their games). I do get annoyed if I rebuild a system that I have to hunt for my cd, key code, etc.

I disagree PC gaming is dead. . I like the variety of PC gaming. Not everything falls into RTS and FPS games. It has its niche market if you look.
March 26, 2008 8:39:04 PM

tmeacham said:
All the Relic RTS games are excellent (Homeworld, Homeworld 2, Company of Heroes and it's expansion, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War and all it's expansions.)

If you liked Age of Empires you might also like Rise of Nations.


Rise of nations is bad ass, yeah if you like historical based RTS games, rise of nations is a must I still play it. Get the expansion thrones and patriots as well.
March 27, 2008 1:28:05 AM

blah, blah, blah...

yeah, yeah, yeah...

This topic has been talked to death.
March 27, 2008 4:57:59 PM

jaguarskx said:
blah, blah, blah...

yeah, yeah, yeah...

This topic has been talked to death.

yep, but it makes good conversation :) 

pc gaming is going down because the companies are becoming jerks


they make games that may look good but the gameplay sucks
and on top of that, they make it so hard to run that 90% of the PC's out there cant run it


wow a thousand people pirate your game, stop bitching about a thousand potential sales which (they wouldn't have bought it anyway)

focus more on the 2.8 billion potential sales you lost by making the game impossible to run

(not saying make them look like crap, but i am sure every pc gamer is willing to give up some graphics if it will bring about many more gamers and more pc games as it will once again become a popular gaming platform )

i understand making a game look good, but if the gameplay sucks then no one will want it. especially if they cant run the game maxed out,

of a game looks good but has crappy gameplay then the users who don't have top of the line pc's wont want it because if they cant max it out then they don't get the joy of all of the eye candy which was the main focus of the game, and they don't get good gameplay because the developers only focused on graphics.
so for the users who don't have top of the line, the games are basically worthless to them,

would you pay for something thats worthless or would you pirate it?

April 12, 2008 1:12:35 AM

BigMac said:
I had no idea that still existed :-) I played that in the early 90's and it was fun but why would people still bother with something like that today, if only for refusing to go with the times?


Oh, in my opinion, it is still alive and kicking. The last version was released in December 2003, which would be old for any normal game, but NetHack is no normal game.

People need to quit judging a game by its graphics or technology. When a game is truly good, gameplay and depth of content is always there. The graphics and sounds are only decorations.

NetHack has gameplay and depth of content. The controls, although a bit difficult to learn, are unique, extremely fast and easy once you know the commands. It turns many people off, though, but that's not NetHack's main point.

**********ing depth of **********ing content. *************************************! It's unbelievable! This game has everything: stats, leveling, tools, food, magic, fighting, riding, exploring, lighting, hundreds of monsters, hundreds of pieces of equipments, potions, wands, scrolls, spellbooks, shops, shopkeepers, rings, effects, turns, speed, familiars, fighting, treasures, traps, over a dozen different jobs, easter eggs by the shovel, interactions between everything, curses and blessings, a storyline, a legend, a challenge, EVERYTHING, and I surely forget some features!

NetHack is a game that has been polished more than any other game, ever. It seems almost intelligent. It detects absolutely unbelievable, silly combinations a player would try to do and reacts accordingly. As they say, "the devs think of everything". In fact, the bug list sometimes contains whacky gems such as:

"Dying from kicking a closed drawbridge gives you a message about a wall."
"Hero polymorphed into quantum mechanic and swallowed on no-teleport level gets no feedback if swallower is teleported away." (Yes, the "HUH?!" reaction is normal here)
"Cutting a long worm in half with a drawbridge can cause a panic."

Anyhow, NetHack isn't the only game I play. The PC benefits from being an open architecture with a wide variety of both free and paying games based on all kinds of technologies and of all kinds of complexity. Flash games (N!), web-based browser games (PARDUS! <3), commercial games (which I don't play much, though, but Starcraft is a fine example), emulators (Faxanadu! Chrono Trigger! all the classics!), free games (Battle of Wesnoth! Cave Story! Some MMOs!), not to forget all the OTHER things you can do on a PC. Commercial games are just a tiny, more or less entertaining part of the whole picture.

PC gaming, dead? Ludicrous. Impossible. Unfathomable. Preposterous. Etc. Now, if you said that the PC gaming INDUSTRY is dead, well... Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. One thing is sure, though... I don't need commercial games. And looking at GameFaq's top 50 with its 3 PC games, I guess I'm not the only one not to care about commercial games...
April 12, 2008 1:16:02 AM

jaguarskx said:
blah, blah, blah...

yeah, yeah, yeah...

This topic has been talked to death.


+1
April 14, 2008 7:03:00 PM

it's getting real hard to find pc games in stores now. both best buy's by me are barebones on pc games, yet the console isles are expanding. one has only one side of one isle for pc games (used to have 1.5 aisles or 3 sides) and the other has about 1.5 sides or almost a full aisle for pc games. the latest and greatest are always there but good luck finding some older ones. also, the circuit city has hardly anything, and they are just thrown in back with no organization (alpha or genre please). I felt like a hobo going through a dumpster searching for a game. pc gaming gets no respect in the retail stores. console games are all neatly organized and displayed properly and have like 20 kids working those aisles to help you find whatever you need. pc has become the rodney dangerfield of gaming platforms - no respect.

plus i just wasted $25 on tiger woods 08 yesterday. it sucks. xbox version has more features and better graphics. plus the pc version is basically broken. i turn down setting from highest to lowest and it still has a 5 second pause for every shot i take. embarrasing. plus it only uses one core of my cpu. ea spent about 2 days porting over the xbox version and it shows. i would have been better off spending the extra $15 on xbox version. thank god valve, iw and relic are still around. i've been playing a lot of orange box and company of hereos on pc and loving every minute of it.
April 19, 2008 3:29:34 AM

I have heard in the past MS may not release another xbox. Understandable after how poorly they made the 360, and the billions they have lost with it. How long could even MS last loosing billions, its just not worth it.

I do love my xbox, but having to deal with store warranty's or MS is just not fun.

EA sucks guys, they have sucked since 007 nightfire, which was ok.

MS really seems to be pushing games for windows too.
April 22, 2008 3:57:31 AM

I think the types of games determine if they favor the PC or consoles. The more in depth and higher learning curves favor the PC. Simple games with few controls favor iconsoles.

The reality is that developers need to make games that will sell. A console is easy to design for as all machines that your game will run on are identical. The same can not be said for the pc. Also the PC developers have problems with following standards or they have to deal with numerous competing standards.

PC gaming is far from dead, but it is the independents who do better on the PC. They form a niche for their games, respond to their customers and care about producing a quality product else they go out of business. Wargames (combat mission) and simulations (harpoon and flight simulators) fall into this niche category.
April 22, 2008 5:57:18 PM

roco_nights said:
PC Gaming Dead!


No.






Gamerbase, Piccadilly, London.
April 23, 2008 5:13:07 AM

A long time ago in a land not to far away the same was said when PS 2 was King and The Sega Console wasn't so dead.
For about $500 you can build yourself a PC with Windows that can run Crysis on Medium. A $100.00 more and you can do Wii Remote and a Home Entertainment System including DVR. This doesn't include the Monitor but 360 doesn't come with a Monitor either. PC is just coming into it's own and the question isn't if "The PC Gaming is Dead." but "Who are what will become the next Sega Genesis?"
April 23, 2008 9:57:43 AM

I've played quite a few good games in the last twelve months. Bioshock was excellent (though you'll hear a ton about the DRM), World in Conflict, Crysis, The Witcher, CoD4, and Exteel (Semi-Free but hell of a lot of fun).
There's also quite a few games I haven't played yet because my past computer couldn't run them. 2008 is shaping up to be a pretty jam packed Gaming season for me.
For 2008 there is quite a few games that will shake up the Console market as they are pretty much PC only. Then we have Blizzard's Starcraft 2 on the Horizon and I'm pretty sure this will begin the death note of the consoles as we know them.
A decent Gaming PC will cost roughly a $100.00 more to build than a Playstation 3, we have the Wii Remote that is already being ported over to the PC, Microsoft is already porting most of their 360 Items over to Vista, and then you have ReactOS that will probably be the missing niche and the Sony PS3 Savior (if they get smart).
I doubt if we ever see another console from Microsoft. To much of a loss and really most of us would just rather them put out bitchen ass Games and Software and leave the building of the Hardware to the Gamers.
We Love our Rigs and I think Microsoft understands that.
By god man load up Warcraft 3 but don't play Uno!

April 23, 2008 2:11:21 PM

play wow (world of warcraft) and u'll never need any other game and worship blizzard for giving us the best possible games like diablo1,2 (the no 1 rank holder game in game history ever), starcraft, warcraft1,2,3 and world of warcraft that is played by 10 million ppl that too when its released in very few countries as well as they pay 15 dollors per month to play it... 10 million ppl... think buddy... they all cant be crazy :)  just to say few words on it... its damn easy to start playing but there are no limits to what heights you can go... anyone can just start playing it even with below average IQ... very smooth and easy and comfortable interface and yes its damn addictive... so just beware... but if u play wow then u wont ever have to look for any other game... its a fun virtual world
April 24, 2008 7:28:59 PM

Quote:
^ uno has no DRM that I know of (yet)


Ever tried copying it?
April 24, 2008 7:47:52 PM

bloodwrath said:
play wow (world of warcraft) and u'll never need any other game and worship blizzard for giving us the best possible games like diablo1,2 (the no 1 rank holder game in game history ever), starcraft, warcraft1,2,3 and world of warcraft that is played by 10 million ppl that too when its released in very few countries as well as they pay 15 dollors per month to play it... 10 million ppl... think buddy... they all cant be crazy :)  just to say few words on it... its damn easy to start playing but there are no limits to what heights you can go... anyone can just start playing it even with below average IQ... very smooth and easy and comfortable interface and yes its damn addictive... so just beware... but if u play wow then u wont ever have to look for any other game... its a fun virtual world


I'm guessing you play WoW...

Personally I think it's stupid to pay a monthly fee. Also I am boycotting EA since they scarred the NASCAR racing sim so badly and held onto the licensing. There are a ton of games out there, more than I could ever pick from actually.
April 24, 2008 8:47:48 PM

I've been a long time PC / Console gamer, but my console gaming days have died off.

Games bore me for the most part these days...

The only reason I console games was for Gran Turismo and for the range of final fantasy games. Good old Top Gear for Super Nintendo was always a riot, loved the megaman series etc...

I have done tons of playing PC games, primarily RTS games like Warcraft 2, Total Annihilation, Supreme Commander, Sins of a Solar Empire, Galactic Civilizations, Ceaser, Civ 1-4 etc along with games like Space Quest, Police Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, X-wing vs Tie fighter, Flight Sim, Janes, F22 Lightning, Rainbow Six, Counter-Strike, Half-life 1-2, Farcry, The Sims, Sim City, Star Wars Galaxies, Everquest, Ultima Online, you name it I've probably played it...if I havent either I missed a Gem, or it wasn't worth playing.

I have wasted countless hours playing games...

Games these days I can usually play for ~2 hours before getting bored and not wanting to continue. I honeslty think it is because there is limited to no originality in games and when you have played as many as I have things start getting repetetive...so no 1 game will give me my "fix".

Lately games that are more graphical I have been inclined to play, however, if they lack creativity I get bored with the shiny graphics in a very small window of time.

I like wide-scope and diverse games. Currently I am playing Sins of a Solar Empire and Supreme Commander, with hopes for SPORE to fix my creativity and graphics needs.

So is PC gaming dead? I think gaming for me in general is pretty dead...

That being said, gaming will continue to live on amongst the younger crowds so in order to entice people to gaming you need to target that audience. Most companies like Nintendo have realized this and are really doing well. The problem with computers is that it is more expensive and harder to for parents to justify a high end gaming machine when you can buy a cheapy console.

I personally think that games like SPORE will re-ignite the PC industry, that and lower pricing for mid-range computing will definitly create some new hype.

My ideal job would be overseeing a game project from concept to production.

I personally would like to see some MMORTS games, I have some game concepts of the like that would work very well, including both the individual gameplay desired by some as well as the "team" based strategy and player command/squad concepts that allow "leaders" in the game to issue rough strategy plans to their units (other players) and then those players can comply or do something different...

Basically a game that would incorporate more massive team strategy, real-time. So something like Sins of a Solar Empire, except that you have your own ship, or you can command other players with teams of ships, or even be a privateer/smuggler and hack/steal information and technology from other factions and sell it to others. Espionage and stuff.

PC Gaming isn't dead, its just waiting for the next great idea to come along to inspire design and playability on a level that most consoles cannot maintain, and if they can, they might as well just be PCs.

My 2 cents.
April 25, 2008 4:25:08 AM

while it may be true thap pc gaming is getting ready for the next big idea, that idea will never be found since it is almost impossible getting a job in the gaming field and game companies never listen to the people so new ideas never happen
April 25, 2008 11:23:36 AM

razor512 said:
while it may be true thap pc gaming is getting ready for the next big idea, that idea will never be found since it is almost impossible getting a job in the gaming field and game companies never listen to the people so new ideas never happen


?

What the hell? If this were the case there would never be any innovation in PC games but that is demonstrably false. If you need a list of games that broke the mold over the years I could probably muster one up, but really, I shouldn't need to.
April 25, 2008 3:26:20 PM

Cuddles said:
A long time ago in a land not to far away the same was said when PS 2 was King and The Sega Console wasn't so dead.
For about $500 you can build yourself a PC with Windows that can run Crysis on Medium. A $100.00 more and you can do Wii Remote and a Home Entertainment System including DVR. This doesn't include the Monitor but 360 doesn't come with a Monitor either. PC is just coming into it's own and the question isn't if "The PC Gaming is Dead." but "Who are what will become the next Sega Genesis?"

wasn't genesis the only successful system sega put out in the states? I mean Saturn never got a foothold here, and DC died out within a year. Genesis as I recall had a good run.
April 25, 2008 11:26:21 PM

When Sega Genesis and Nintendo were at their peak there was a lot of commotion that the PC Gaming was dead. This topic of PC Gaming being dead has been around for a little over 15 years. Sega Genesis, PlayStation 2, X-Box, and now we are here all without PC Gaming being dead. By all acounts there shouldn't even be a PC anymore but here we are. Even back then the PC did to much for it to be killed and now it does even more. With Speech Recognition being ingrained into Vista, Bluetooth enabled devices, and soon SSD the PC is just going to become more ingrained into what we do and how we do it. Can you ever see the X-box 360 or Playstation 3 doing everything your PC can do and better? Not only that but the games that do come out on PC are usually filled with content that X-box 360 and Playstation 3 users dream about. Then you have Starcraft 2 coming out, all the MMORPG's, and the fact that most PC titles allow players to create there very own modifications which just enriches the game even further. When I go to a store I don't have to wade through endless streams of crappy titles to try and find that precious jewel like I would if I just had an X-box 360 or Playstation 3. Furthermore when a PC title comes out and it is of excellent character that developer and producer are rewarded and if they put out a crappy title they are harshly punished. Blizzard has put out quality games from the start and for it they have been rewarded unlike any other. Further they are an all PC Gaming Company and will continue to be so.
Unlike Console Gamers, PC Gamers demand excellence.
That is the difference and that is why PC Gaming will never be dead.
It wasn't dead 15 years ago, it hasn't died between then and now, and it won't die in the near future.
PC Gaming has and always will be the future.
That's the harsh truth that Console Players just don't like to hear.
But it's the truth none the less.


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