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PS3 and 360 are killing off PC gaming

Triston McIntyre of Gamer.Blorge.com writes:

"There's a dying breed in the gaming industry, and I'll have to beat you with a stick if you try to save it. PC gaming, which for a long time defined the cutting edge in game innovation and advancement, is nearly vanquished in the face of console games. Say goodbye to those gaudy cases and flashing lights; consoles are moving in!"

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OpiZA3272d ago

Yeh and in a few years PC's will be back. It's no different than when the ps and ps2 came out

TheExecutive3272d ago

I actually only see a decline coming for the PC. As the ps4 and the xbox 3 come out there will be less and less of a reason to spend that money on a pc.

INehalemEXI3272d ago

360 and PS3 especialy are close to being pc's masquerading as consoles.

power of Green 3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

I was just about to post what you said. Having a foot in both worlds is the cause.

MSFT is doing everything they can to revive the market bringing the console/arcade style to PC trying to make PC more appealing.

How can the PC market compete with consoles when people want to play their games with company/socially in their homes on 40" to 60" HDTV's hooked up to sound systems, consoles are doing what PC is doing when it comes tp core appeal(Multi-player/deep RPG's like Mass Effect/FPS grag-fest.

JsonHenry3272d ago

When consoles let you surf the net, use a keyboard and mouse in EVERY game, and come with a fully upgradeable motherboard - then I will stop "PC" gaming.

Oh yeah! That is right! Console gaming is trying to mimic PC gaming! I wonder why that is? Oh yeah - PC gaming is still superior in almost every aspect. That is why.

Consoles try to mimic PCs for a reason people...

Tryst3272d ago

Json Henry, as much as your comments are normally good, this is one is really stupid. Console gaming is about diversity (well, for the PS3 at least). Can you imagine playing a fighting game, or a racing or football game with a mouse or keyboard?!

Console gaming for me is the best because it caters for all game types - simple as.

Panthers3272d ago

More and more people dont care about M+KB. I know I hate it. A controller is familiar and easy to use. No one want to have 100 buttons in front of them while they are playing. The only games I like M+KB is RTS games, but if they can implement the controller then that will be fine too.

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name3272d ago

The 360 is stealing more PC gamers than the PS3 is. Most PS3 owners were always console gamers. ALot of PC gamers I know's first console was the original Xbox. I have a crysis level PC, but my PS3 came first.

XiaoSet3272d ago

PS3 has mouse and keyboard support as well as mods (UT3) over 360, so I think PS3 would be more of a better choice for PC gamers.

power of Green 3272d ago

The fact that one game that currently has mods on PS3 over the not yet released 360 version doesn't make his point moot. The Game didn't even sell that well.

He's right PC gamers are multi player centric.

XiaoSet3272d ago

360 still does not have mouse of keyboard support though, I use my mouse and keyboard on CoD4, it's a lot better than a damn controller lol

power of Green 3272d ago

No skill hah?. J/K.

You can work around the K&M issue on the 360.

cmrbe3272d ago

xbox live i believe made the xbox console alot more attractive to PC gamers as well as having alot of good shooters. I do also believe the PS fans were inherited from the Sega and Nintendo console era's as well as new fans which could explain why the xbox/x360 fanbase is mostly hardcore.

power of Green 3272d ago

Alot of people also came from Nintendo and the PS crowd and now are Xbox fans. Xbox base is actually made up of an healthy mix vs the other platforms that almost completly lack hardcore gamers.

Look I'm getting dissagree's from all my favorite followers. Shocking!!!, much of what I'v said is what others are yet I'm ahead in dissagree's lol.

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Blink3272d ago

Only the elite gamers with money can play the latest and greatest on PC. Everyone else plays the console...which is why it is more popular. If computer accessory prices ever come down, this could swing in the pc gamer's favor again

jorellpogi3271d ago

The price of PC peripherals is the main reason in the decline of PC gaming. PC gaming is very expensive. It entails yearly upgrade just to play those new PC games.

Rooted_Dust3272d ago

I was a console gamer first then I got my first PC game, C&C Red Alert, and I was hooked for life. I still play console games. I've got a PS3, a Wii, and a more than capable PC (It runs Crysis on high, not highest). You can complain all you like about PC's, but as long as there is a market and a community there will be games for us.

88 movement3272d ago

'3 - Too much
Only the elite gamers with money can play the latest and greatest on PC. Everyone else plays the console...which is why it is more popular. If computer accessory prices ever come down, this could swing in the pc gamer's favor again'

Wrong only the elite geeks with money can play the latest and greatest on PC. Everyone else plays the console...which is why it is more popular. If computer accessory prices ever come down, this could swing in the pc gamer's favor again.