"PC gaming is not dead. But it's got a nasty cough that makes one worry for the future. This is one PC gamer who is becoming a multiformat console gamer. I wonder if the same has happened to you?"
-- Harry Neary
if pc gaming does ever die i'm through with games
Sad for you, my friend.
The pc game sales always declines in the beginning of a new console generation. Yes pc gaming is more expensive but it is also always cutting edge.
The hardware may or may not be cutting edge, but the same can't be said for the games (hint: Innovation and variety).
If devs really want to save PC gaming, the simple fast answer is to cut back on game requirements. I'm not saying make poor looking games, but don't expect people to shell out $500 every year on hardware to play a $45 game. High end graphics do not always equal a great high end gaming experience.
this article is so old it says that crysis sales are bad and yestwe god the news the forgy silve
... because I dont want to spend lots and lots of money on upgrading my PC, when I can buy a much cheaper console where the games look the same or much better.
says this article is full of crap, sure singleplayer game sales are down because of piracy, but there are more people playing the original counterstrike than there are most new xbox live games.
Look at WoW alone....PC gaming is not dead...
WoW has about 9 million subscribers xbox 360 alone has 7 million. If we also include wii and PS3 users online I believe the console base is higher. And all 3 consoles are still selling so that number should continue to climb. PC gaming isn't dead my point is they could do a lot better.
Do not forget services like Xfire and Steam. Xfire has 9.2 Million users and Steam has 13 Million users.
Thats a matter of time. Just wait for the MMOs to catch up with consoles. There's 2 MMos coming for Xbox 360 and 4 planed for PS3.
Its just the start.
So the point stands, there's no PC out there that can't play counterstrike. And how old is that game? On-line play is free, there has to be money coming in to keep PC gaming alive. Playing counterstrike or any other old game isn't going to do that. System requirements IS what's killing the PC. If they would fully exploit the hardware you have now and quit trying to develop for hardware that isn't out yet they might have a chance. I loved PC gaming, it was a high trying to get the best hardware. But when you look at how much cash you have wasted, it really doesn't seem as fun anymore.
WOW is comming to PS3 so.
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