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Submitted by broli4000 667d ago | opinion piece

[Featurama] Indie gaming can save PC Gaming

If you’re as old as I am, you remember PC gaming as the only real gaming a person could do in the early 90′s. Games were developed for the PC first and ported to consoles last. PCs had the power to play and later on, the internet well before any console could figure it out. LAN parties were a thing that happened and game mods were awesome things that developers didn’t include on the game disc and charged you $15 for.

Over the past 13 years, we’ve seen PC gaming get shoved into the proverbial corner as publishers got paid to make titles exclusive to a console and as games required the newest tech to stay up to date. With that small turn, consoles became the dominant force in the industry and started making all the rules. So with next-gen consoles getting ready to be announced, how could PC gaming possibly come back to relevance? Indie gaming is our knight in shining armor. (Industry, PC, Retro)

Save it from what?
Software_Lover  +   667d ago
Stupid Sensational Headline Journalists?

That's the only enemy I see.
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broli4000  +   666d ago
Not sure how my title is a stupid sensational headline, but OK. I too agree that super sensational titles that we see in journalism is a negative thing.
broli4000  +   666d ago
Save it from where its currently at, which is frequently viewed as a sidebar in gaming. Major AAA games are later ported to PC after the fact with buggy experiences and are still pushed as $60 games at that point.
kevnb  +   667d ago
it seems pc gaming has moved on from many, but many more have replaced them. Free to play and persistent experiences are where its going, not interactive movies. Advertising is done online, not on tv. PC gaming is atleast 5 years ahead of where console gaming is today.
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broli4000  +   666d ago
I completely agree with you, but it isn't seen as the main focal point of many major developers anymore. Certainly not like it was back in the early 90s.
kevnb  +   666d ago
I think its the only focal point for many big developers.

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