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With Increasing Sales and Popularity, the Future Looks Bright for PC Gaming

When people think about the competition in the video game market, their focus usually turns to the home consoles such as the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Nintendo Wii. However, people often forget about (or dismiss) the PC platform entirely. The additional cost and hardware requirements make PC gaming less attractive for some, and it is hard to compete with the “plug and play” ease of a home console. However, the PC remains a solid platform for gaming,

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NYC_Gamer1957d ago

PC gaming always had a bright future regardless of the propaganda that many misinformed people spread

aliengmr1957d ago

+1

I really can't add anything, well said.

CGI-Quality1957d ago

Indeed, but that's just what happens to any successful platform - it garners uncalled for "doom / gloom".

Fortunately for the PC, the world needs it, so it won't be going anywhere.

camel_toad1957d ago

Ive been out of the pc gaming scene since right after the first crysis but now with a new more-than-capable pc Im dying for Planetside 2. Loved the first one. Yay for pc!

Sephris1957d ago

PC's really are giving consoles a good run for their money this year. While consoles are giving us new chapters of the same game that are pretty much the same exact game you played before but with different scenery, you have games like Guild Wars 2 coming in August that have completely revamped and upgraded their entire game to make it far better than the original. But this is a good thing. It feels like the big 3 of the game consoles aren't really competing for our attention anymore. They cookie cut out the games and throw them to us expecting us to jump because we have no other choice. They weren't expecting the PC to be a threat. Now it is. Hopefully that will get them off their butts and make them use their imagination once more. Make them take a risk. Not all risks pay off, but in the gaming world when one does it it makes history. hopefully this will be the slap in the face they need to start making good, original content again.

CGI-Quality1957d ago (Edited 1957d ago )

In fairness, projects like The Last Of Us and Beyond: Two Souls are trying to keep things fresh (at least on PS3's end).

Nonetheless, by Sept, I will mainly be a PC gamer.

reznik_zerosum1957d ago

im not sure about Beyond: Two Souls ,its one of those awful movie-games where u press random buttons and keep ur mouth open.

JBSleek1957d ago

Beyond: Two Souls is an interactive movie with quick time events with a dualshock 3.

Veni Vidi Vici1957d ago

That's all Quantic Dream knows. All they do is make movies that you have to push random buttons at certain points.

I honestly don't get why people like this. If I want to watch a movie, I'll watch a movie that will have better actors, directors, writers and where I can sit back and relax and enjoy the story instead of having to be bothered to press buttons as quickly as you can at random parts. It's not immersive at all.

I don't get it. To each their own.

CGI-Quality1957d ago (Edited 1957d ago )

All three replies are irrelevant to what I'm saying. Beyond is offering something not in abundance on consoles - a fresh type of experience, if you will. It's also a new IP, which is what Sephris was saying consoles were lacking at the moment.

Frankly, I don't see the fascination of Assassin's Creed, but my opinion of it is not important when there is a market for that type of title.

In short, whether you prefer it or not is of no consequence, and in this context, is really meaningless.

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Flavor1957d ago

If the major players botch or delay for too long the next generation of consumer consoles, it could really pay off for pc's.

The trump card of the consumer consoles, ease of use and entry price, has been devoured by the mobile/tablet market. They will be trading on brand loyalty and gimmicks.