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Gabe Newell’s “Top 5 Reasons Why PC Gaming is Lord and Master”

If I idolized anyone besides myself it would be Gabe Newell. Besides his body odor and excess fat, the man is a damn genies. He has created some of the best video games ever, lead the way on an Open platform (the PC) and kept his company private. (Culture, Gabe Newell, Next-Gen, PC, PS3, Steam, Steam Valve, Valve Software, Wii, Xbox 360)

Patriots_Pride  +   1223d ago
The fatman has spoken now give him his cake : ) jk

Gabe is alright in my books but needs to stop trolling us with HL3 - at this rate my grand children's childrens will be playing HL3 instead of me.
3GenGames  +   1223d ago
A fat joke a day keeps Half-Life 3 away!
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da_2pacalypse  +   1223d ago
PC gaming is amazing because:

1. Gabe Newell
2. Gabe Newell
3. Gabe Newell
4. Gabe Newell
5. Gabe Newell

MrBubble  +   1223d ago
Good cause it will probably suck since its takin so long
jon1234  +   1223d ago
i wonder what his top 5 donut toppings are!
BABY-JEDI  +   1223d ago
I would like to see L4D on PS3 please Gabe, old buddy, chum ect, ect... & if we can have a game about dognut toppings also, all the better.. jk
Eyeco  +   1223d ago
Just buy it for PC, its like an entirely different game to the console version, also DLC is FREEE
xwabbit  +   1223d ago
its 5 bucks right now in steam
BABY-JEDI  +   1220d ago
Well if anybody has a free PC to donate... LoL only kidding. I will look into it thanks
ATi_Elite  +   1223d ago
The Glorious PC Gaming Master Race
All the new tech and genres get tried out and perfected on the PC first then transfered over to the consoles allowing Consolers to get a flawless product right out the gate on their systems.

I love the freedom and openness of the PC and the ability to make money on the side from games.

No I don't Farm Gold or make Team Fortress 2 Hats or just flat out Extort people for ISK/Cash in Eve Online but me and my team have some vehicles for sale in DayZ and we also provide security transport for those wanting to see all of Chernaruas. LMAO!!

The PC allows you to play a game and totally get PAID which is one of the many great reasons i prefer the platform.
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Kin23g  +   1223d ago
Mods ..
'nuff said!
WeskerChildReborned  +   1223d ago
PC gaming seems like it's better due to more variety and freedom with games like mods.
I'll be getting my PC soon but until then, i'll be gladly playing my PS3.
luoshuigui  +   1223d ago
i think the main reason PC gaming is back is because nowadays it's just more and more easy to play games on PC. Unlike couple years ago, we now have more robust OS, more stable drivers and easier installation. The convenience of digital games also helped a lot, services like Steam or GOG, at the same time console gaming became more and more complicated.
NeoTribe  +   1223d ago
Console gaming became more complicated.... right... turn on console, press play game. Fuck that was hard. Sometimes I wish I had a pc so I could wait ten mins for it to load up and get random errors after installing and trying to play a game.
Letros  +   1223d ago

I think he was referring to mandatory installs and updates, something consoles were free from for years. Try not to be such a douche next time.
Autodidactdystopia  +   1222d ago

I pronounce it like Nacho Libre.

nee-Yo Trreeh-Bay
it will load you can hear it automatically.

So much to Say to you So little attention to learn.
Irishguy95  +   1223d ago
LordMe  +   1223d ago
PC gaming is 100% better in terms of tech and modding.

That said, most of the games I play, never come out for the PC. So it is not better for me. Still, I have a gaming PC, just don't use it as much, been playing to much Dragon's Dogma and Resonance of Fate.

PC's don't get many Japanese games, which is about all I play.

Gotta hand it to him, he is a funny guy.
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representj  +   1223d ago
pc hardware is def top notch, but when it comes to exclusive games , i have to stick with consoles since its only place where it has uncharted, halo 4, resistance, heavy rain, jak and daxter, and much more. Pc has their own exclusives but i feel consoles has the edge when it comes to exclusive gaming. Games are just more appealing and fun.......NOT SAYING PC GAMES are bad. they're good as well but i jus like exclusive titles on consoles better... That's just my opinion
Somebody  +   1223d ago
It'll be weird though when next gen comes around. Sony and MS have been very busy with cloud gaming. Sony buying Gaikai and MS integrating everything - mobile, X Box and Windows- all under one platform with cloud capabilities...all point to next gen system where any games can be streamed to any platforms-consoles, mobiles or PC.

So what happens when my Sony account lets me play Uncharted on my laptop via its cloud streaming service or MS letting all LIVE enabled devices play Gear of War 6? That would be awkward for any gamer to claim "My consoles have batter exclusives!"
DragonKnight  +   1223d ago
I really doubt that Sony will allow PS games to be played on PC and undercut their console's gaming library. Everyone is saying that Gaikai will start making PS games available everywhere but aren't considering the most fundamental problem with that. That being PS4 and PSVita. There would literally be no need for those 2 systems if all anyone had to do was load up Gaikai on their PC. Do you really think that Sony is moving towards that?
Bladesfist  +   1223d ago
@DragonKnight - It would save them a tonne of money on R&D and console costs while still giving them there lovely 30% profit on all games. Seems like a lot of profit. The reason they wont do this however is because its not really in the consumers best interest. People want to own their games and want to be able to play them offline.
Somebody  +   1223d ago
And so exclusivity will always be the defining, probably the last, feature between the gaming platforms. Everything else such as patches, swappable hard disks, installation and online capabilities are pretty much universal by now.

It's understandable that Sony would never allow Gaikai stream PS4 games for the PC since will obviously undercut sales for their console. BUT, it would still be awkward should Gaikai enabled PC games to be streamed into the PS4 (while Sony is denying PS4 games to be streamed to PCs). That would resulted in Sony undercutting the PC's exclusivity instead. Why should the consoles gamers buy a PC when ALL the PC's exclusive games are streamed onto their PS4?

Wouldn't that be unfair for PC gamers?
DragonKnight  +   1223d ago
@Somebody: Pfff no. PC gamers don't care about exclusives. When's the last time you ever saw that. All PC gamers care about are visual options, mods, and the game being made with PC in mind. There is no one PC platform holder to answer to. If anyone wouldn't like it, it would be developers but even then they're getting money. It's not like people are going to stop buying PCs because their games can be streamed onto consoles, but people WOULD stop buying consoles if the reverse were true. There would be no need of them at all, whereas PCs are used for more than just gaming.
Treian  +   1223d ago
PC has more exclusives than both consoles combined...
hennessey86  +   1223d ago
Most of them are rubbish
nix  +   1223d ago
here we go again...
boyzilla  +   1223d ago
I love valve so don't get me wrong, but how is this an article?
Edro-b  +   1223d ago
Its not, plain and simple.
boyzilla  +   1223d ago
I can definitely agree with you there
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r21  +   1223d ago
question, what is Gabe doing with those knives?
boyzilla  +   1223d ago
either eat them or stab anyone questioning what he's 'doing with those knives'
r21  +   1223d ago
well that explains this knife in my chest that came out of nowhere. lived a good life :D
TekoIie  +   1223d ago

What?!?!!? How can you have had a good life without HL3? I am ashamed of you! >:(
grailly  +   1223d ago
I think he has a huge knife collection, he must have been showing them of
Rifkens  +   1223d ago
Notice the HL3 wallpaper on his desktop :)
DudeJets  +   1223d ago
This isn't an article its a pointless paragraph the second link I have clicked on to airbournegamer and wondered why I wasted my time
miamicanesruleall  +   1223d ago
PC gaming has better graphics and greater technical advantages and control, but calling pc gaming lord and master over consoles is preposterous. Console gaming is far more popular and mainstream, and as such, is a much bigger revenue generator. Most folks want their gaming experience to be easy and accessible. The vast majority of people are not interested in having to upgrade equipment (and therefore spend increasing amounts of money) to play the latest game.
Treian  +   1223d ago
You are saying using a PC is hard? It is so hard to use a mouse and keyboard (sarcasm). No one is forcing you to upgrade. In fact, you can get an average gaming PC and play mostly everything on medium without upgrading for a long time. Consoles actually cost more. The games are more expensive. And when you upgrade, you can pick and choose what part(s) you want to upgrade....
pandehz  +   1223d ago

1.Rubbish top 5 I mean really crap like real crap if you know what I mean.




5.It is not even a proper article. Die mofo die
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SITH  +   1223d ago
Actually it is a form of article. It is called a, "listicle."
MiamiACR21  +   1223d ago
"Besides his body odor and excess fat, the man is a damn genies"

Great article.
Mythicninja  +   1223d ago
Really do we need all the fat jokes. So he's fat, so what. He seems like a pretty cool guy, someone who I would be friends with, if I knew him
Saryk  +   1223d ago
It is easy to pick out the idiots, they only use personal attacks and no critical thinking skills.

The list was a joke, nothing more.
SITH  +   1223d ago
I get my Alienware aurora ALX-R4 next week Monday. I am ready for some Mechwarrior online, Planetside 2, and guild wars 2. None of which are on consoles.
zaz12  +   1223d ago
I built a better pc for half your alienware price
aliengmr  +   1223d ago
No kidding. Alienware is massively overpriced.
Saryk  +   1223d ago
You have more money than sense. But you should have a very good rig. Congrats!
Snarkasaur  +   1223d ago
I don't have to pay 200-600 bucks every 2-3 years for my consoles, especially in this glorious, looong generation. Nor do my consoles get viruses or slow down because of random malware.

All the arguments in the world can't sway me from those simple facts. If I were rich, maybe I'd be a PC gamer again.
Treian  +   1223d ago
ANYTHING can get viruses... /facepalm. You don't have to pay to $200-600 every 2-3 years. No one is forcing you to upgrade. You only have to pay about $100-200 every 2 years IF YOU WANT when the video card prices drop.
PersonMan  +   1223d ago
Really? You don't have to upgrade your video card every couple of years? I disagree. As time goes on, devs add more and more bling to their games which then, in turn, ups the system requirements. If you're running a 6 year old video card, the game is going to run like a slide show (unless you turn off shadows, SSAO, specular maps and other eye candy... then the game looks drastically different from the console version which has all the eye candy).

However, being a console owner, I get to enjoy all the latest games. The graphics keep getting better and better every year and I didn't even have to upgrade anything.
Saryk  +   1223d ago
No you do not need to upgrade your graphics card. I have a Nvidia 460 with 8 gigs of ram with a six core cpu at 3.5 and I run everything on max without a hitch. My system is getting close to 2 years old and I only upgraded because I got a nice fat bonus (then). I dont need to upgrade and wont until it is needed.
tiphanycufflink  +   1222d ago
PersonMan  +   1223d ago
Everything is so much easier on a console.
I press one button, the system is instantly on within a couple seconds
I put the game disc in (if it's not already in)
I start the game and I'm done.

When I try to do this on my PC, I have to do this.
Boot into Windows
Try to get my PS3 controller to be recognized in MotioninJoy
Once the controller works, I put it down, grab the mouse and launch steam
Once steam is loaded, I launch the game.
The game begins to start, but another dialog pops up wanting me to log into my account that is specific to that game.
I click play offline
Then wait for the game to start.
Ooops, the game is running in the wrong resolution. Fix that.
Framerate judders every few seconds
Alt-tab out of the game to google for help
Realize it's because I have an ATI card and the game runs better on Nvidia
Shut down my PC
Turn on my PS3 and enjoy the same exact game with no issues.
Saryk  +   1223d ago
You so full of shit. Tell you what, log in your PS3, come here and post some more BS.
PersonMan  +   1222d ago
I don't know what you're asking me to do.

Also, I'm not full of crap. PC gaming has some perks, but it's mostly troubleshooting to get each game to run it's best.

By the way, my ATI card judders even though it's 10x faster than my nVidia card. Go figure. It looks as if someone is pausing a video every 5 seconds or so. However, on my nVidia card, the framerate is smooth and doesn't pause. I'm not full of crap. I looked up why the ATI cards judder and it's because there's an energy saving thing built into them and if the card isn't being being worked hard enough, it judders because it's trying to save energy.

Go ahead and tell me I'm wrong, but do a search on google "Radeon 6870 stutter" and you'll see what I mean. I'm not alone.

My PS3 always works and everyone that is playing is experiencing the same exact game being run on the same exact hardware. It's an even playing field.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1223d ago
"Everything is so much easier on a console. "

Like the games.
tiphanycufflink  +   1222d ago
You posted this already. Reported, bubbled down, disagreed, hid account, called your mother.
Camza  +   1222d ago
I love the modding freedom on PC.

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