Rein: Consoles "Stealing" Hardcore PC Gamers

"When [Activision's] Call of Duty 4 came out, I heard some of our guys sitting around talking about the great game they'd had last night and I'm like, 'Hey guys, what server are you playing on? I'd love to come and join you,' and they said, 'Just send us a friends request.' It was at that point I realized they were all playing it on console. Plus, the sales of the console versions are something like ten times the sales of the PC versions."

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ravinash3850d ago

yep, we're taking over the world.

Panthers3850d ago

Controller > KB+M

Console simplicity > PC complexity

Bnet3433850d ago

Panthers, don't pass that off as a fact, because it isn't.

JsonHenry3850d ago

Gamepad< KB+M
Console simplicity> PC
Console Graphics < PC
Being able to lean around corners in CoD4 on the PC> not being able on the console

mintaro3850d ago

as much as pc gaming as influenced the gaming industry, it sucks to have to buy so much gear everytime the devs make a sudden jump in the graphics department

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Kleptic3850d ago

People have been saying this for years...and its slowly happening more and more...

XBL started it...that was the only thing PCs had on consoles...true multiplayer across the world...then XBL came out, and unified it across every game on the system...making it better than PC gaming, where you had no way to stay in touch with friends other than messaging services and forums...not to mention all the issues with joining and invites...

aside from outright performance...there is no advantage to PCs anymore...mouse and keyboard control is being implemented into the 'PC fan' oriented shooters (for the PS3 at least)...taking away yet another reason to stick to the console games are also getting treated with all the downloadable UGC for some games...while its still new to consoles, it will only get bigger...Far Cry 2 is already hinting at fan made UGC for the console versions as well...once it sticks, that will pretty much be it...


I really think mouse and keyboard gameplay will come to 360 too eventually, even if on a 360's specific gadget (like Frag FX is for PS3).

Once the fact that PS3 is compatible with almost any USB or Bluetooth mouse and keyboard gets more popular between developers and they start to explore it, specially in multiplatform PC-esque FPS games, developers will claim that they could not add the feature on 360, and ask for the accessory.

darkside3850d ago

the PC is coming to a close, console are taking over

TooL 3163850d ago

The reason console sales are 10 times greater is because the majority of pc gamers steal their copy..i mean download their copy.

BrotherNick3850d ago

I go to the nearest store and gank a copy myself :D hardcore.

BrotherNick3850d ago

I think it'll change more with the cheap EEEPCs...can get that for your internet hobbies *cough* and your console for your games, w/o the hefty price.

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