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Submitted by lifesanrpg 501d ago | opinion piece

PC gaming will dominate the PS4 and Xbox 720, and here's why

GameZone's Mike Splechta writes, "We're at the eve of a new console generation, with the PlayStation 4 being released later this year and information slowly leaking about the the new Xbox. Unfortunately, most of this info is upsetting a lot of people.
It took me a while, but with each and every new announcement/leak, I'm actually growing more and more wary of a new console. In fact, I'm so pro PC that I've come up with five reasons why I'm most likely going to stay away from next-gen consoles." (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

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puamdefokejpn  +   501d ago | Well said
Not when it is not unified and has 3-4 times the price and people like AAA exclusive games,.. and Sony is one of the biggest publishers in the world,.. and people still love Mario, Metroid, Zelda, Halo,..

Do more people game on pcs globaly? Well they always have,.. but the question is what,.. My mom playing peggle all the time,.. isnt exactly gaming in my eyes
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iGAM3R-VIII  +   501d ago
Agreed, I think that even though PC is more customizable and can have more RAM and stuff, console gaming will not be dominated, there are many exclusives and things. I bought my consoles because of the exclusives, social, and media features.
SPAM-FRITTER-123  +   501d ago
"console gaming will not be dominated, there are many exclusives and things. I bought my consoles because of the exclusives, social, and media features."

I wish my PC did all them things, I am tired of my computer only being useful for MS Paint. /s
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cayleee  +   501d ago
Fact is its all about the games. When the new consoles launch, they will have no BC. Meaning their gaming library will be nothing. It will be a rebuild from 0.

On the other hand PC has thousands of games and counting. It also has emulation BC to pretty much every console ever released (except PS3 and Xbox 360).

Hence PC has a significant upper hand in the games department.

User base- Well again consoles will be starting from a user base of 0. PC already has 50million users on Steam alone, never mind all the other networks. Hence i think PC gaming should pretty much dominate. Consoles will have a lot of catching upto do.

Specially can you imagine how empty console MP games will be since many people will take time to upgrade from PS3 and Xbox 360 to the next box. Until they do so and a decent player base is established, console game sales will be low. I think PC should have a very good advantage due to Steam.

Besides all that console gaming just is expensive. I mean 500usd for a Low - mid range locked down PC, thats not upgradable and you need to pay a royalty on every game bought and on a certain case you even need to pay to go online.
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dedicatedtogamers  +   501d ago
I guess it depends on what the author means by "dominate", because what I'm seeing is PC-centric developers flocking to consoles, or at least making their games multiplatform. Additionally, the PC once had a very sizable "casual" crowd (think of the people that made PopCap Games popular, or The Sims, or Roller Coaster Tycoon). Now, the majority of these people play on smartphones and tablets, so the PC continues to lose marketshare.

But wait. The indie scene on PC is thriving. It has thrived for years. However, again we're seeing console companies (Sony especially) making it easier and easier for PC indie devs to put their games on consoles.

I'm not saying gaming PCs are dead or dying. I'm a PC gamer myself and there are a lot of games that I simply won't accept second-best by playing it on a console. However, it's silly to think PCs will "dominate" next-gen consoles when next-gen consoles are going to be closer to PCs than any other time in console history.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   501d ago
PC gaming will remain what it is now...
an after thought...

You think developers and publishers are going to shift focus on the PC while it remains the most pirated platform in the industry? You think console gamers are going to come to platform where they have to constantly worry about their PC meeting the system requirements to play the latest games on highest settings? Nah, not at all. The PC definitely won't dominate next gen consoles. Consoles will keep their dominance.
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MysticStrummer  +   501d ago
PC gaming will remain popular with people who like to mess around with tech, upgrading and changing parts every once in awhile. Console gaming will remain dominant because most people don't want to do that. Secondly, there will always be good games on PC too, but if you look at the GotY lists for the past decade, the winners are mostly console games.
DragonKnight  +   501d ago
How many times has this been said. It's not going to happen. Developers have been favouring consoles for the longest time and that doesn't look to be changing any time soon. Developers make more money on consoles, that's just the way of things. This articles is also ridiculous.

"BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY IS A BREEZE"

B.C. is irrelevant. It only matters in the beginning and then is cast aside for newer things.

"I shouldn't be expected to keep my Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 alongside both new consoles, only to keep playing my favorite current-gen games."

Why wouldn't you want to? Did your other consoles suddenly stop working? Pointless argument.

NO CONSTANT INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED

The funny thing is you diffused your own point. With Steam and SimCity. Add Diablo 3 and originally Assassin's Creed 2. Don't think it's going to not happen to the PC, because it will and with far more restrictions thanks to hackers trying to get around the DRM.

THE GRAPHICS WILL (MOST LIKELY) BE BETTER ON PC

http://theagileproductowner...

That never helped PC dominate over consoles before, it won't help now.

KEEP USING THAT AMAZING XBOX 360 CONTROLLER

Even though I don't use that Xbox 360 controller (MotionInJoy allows for the Dualshock 3 to be used), enjoy your potential carpal tunnel syndrome and a ridiculously unintuitive method of control. Besides, how does this mean PC is going to dominate over consoles? You think people are going to swarm over the KB/M setup in droves? Because they won't.

GAMES WILL ALWAYS BE CHEAPER ON THE PC

Again, hasn't helped the scene claim dominance over consoles before, what makes you think things are going to change?

Such a naive individual.
SilentNegotiator  +   501d ago
"Fact is its all about the games. When the new consoles launch, they will have no BC. Meaning their gaming library will be nothing. It will be a rebuild from 0"

I have all of my old consoles. None of my games evaporated when the next gen started. I've gone through several PCs, too, because you can't upgrade the same motherboard forever.

By the time my consoles go bad, there will probably be an emulator for it. And bully for the PC for it. But really old PC games also need emulators to work and other old games need patches to work on modern OSes.

I DL'd Max Payne 1 on Steam not long ago, for example. No problem right? PC has infinite BC with zero issu...wrong, I have to scramble for an unofficial patch to get the audio to work.

Playing old software will ALWAYS require some hassle, PC OR consoles. But neither my PC or console library has evaporated.
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FanMan  +   501d ago
@cayleee

you keep claiming that next gen consoles will be low end pcs. where are you getting this info? we still dont know the gpu. its rumored to be from the radeon 7000 series which is a high end gpu. just because its not in the top ten of gpus does not make it a low end gpu. we also still dont know the price which you claim is 500.
BattleAxe  +   501d ago
It doesn't make any sense for someone writing an article to compare PC gaming as a whole to consoles. Like the OP said, people will flock to consoles because of the high quality exclusive games, and because of Playstation and Xbox Live ecosystems.

If the author wants to write an article that actually makes sense, he should write about how Steam is in a position to rival Playstation or Xbox concurrent users within the Steam ecosystem. At the end of the day, Steam is one of the only reasons that I game on my PC. They've got super awesome deals during their many yearly sales, and they have an ecosystem that is much like the Playstation Network or Xbox Live.
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specialagent4532  +   501d ago
The problem with consoles is that these systems are becoming too PC like from a software point of view. First Sony is abandoning the uniqueness of console architecture by replacing it with the PC gaming architecture (x86). We have to create accounts for consoles now; however, that account ceases to exist at the end of the generation like our psn account or most likely the xbox live account no longer valid for the next xbox or PS4 which leads to our digital library gone (games and movies). Now these corporations are heading to an always online with subscriptions (xbox live and play station plus). To make matters worse console staples like survival horror, arcade sports, arcade racing, platformers, even fighting games are becoming a rarity. Instead these corporations are focusing on PC gaming staples mmo western rpg fps, etc. In a way console gaming is dead and buried. PC gaming has won
MaxXAttaxX  +   501d ago
They've been saying that since the early 90s.
And no one cares.

PCs have been doing the same things forever and yet it's less appealing. None of these things have helped PC dominate consoles, ever.
Washington-Capitals  +   500d ago
Do more people game on pcs globaly? Well they always have,.. but the question is what,.. My mom playing peggle all the time,.. isnt exactly gaming in my eyes
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What an ignorant comment. Do you know what the most popular games in the world right now? League of Legends. World of Warcraft. Guild Wars. All these games have more active users online than all console games combined. Black Ops 2 (which is primarily the only game I play online) has about 200-400k people online on the PS3 and about 500k on the xbox at its peak. These are the most popular games on either console. League of Legends has on average 3-5MILLION active users online in any given day. Dont be so naive.
Blackhawk3  +   500d ago
Seriously. PC gamers. Stop. I'm one myself but no, it will not be dominating consoles. I'm sorry. It just won't. My nephews, my parents who aren't as technically inclined, the rest of society who doesn't have the cash to throw into a decent PC to run games properly. Convenience is key, and that belongs to the consoles. Are most of you really that insecure about your rig and the funds you've spent keeping it top of the line that you continually have to talk down consoles? Damn.
GrizzliS1987  +   500d ago
Its as if people cant comprehend the appeal of a 70 inch LED screen and a sofa with graphics maybe a scale down from top PC games at a fraction of the price, if you have the tv already.

I have both a gaming PC and a huge entertainment center, and i promise you, no matter how much of a geek you are for you hardcore PC lunatics, gaming on a ps3, and soon ps4, will be hundreds of times better and more entertaining.
kneon  +   501d ago
There also the issue that people like your mom are ditching PCs and switching to tablets and phones for their casual gaming, facebook, email and light surfing. That just about covers almost everything the ordinary person does on a PC.

Many people start gaming on PC because they already have a PC available. With fewer PCs making it into the home there will be fewer PC gamers.
Lisica  +   501d ago
Fewer PCs making it into homes?
kneon  +   501d ago
PC sales are in a downward trend, particularly for home use.
specialagent4532  +   501d ago
Actually there will be more pc gamers. The hardware for pc gaming rigs are at the lowest. Extremely affordable games along with Valve allowing gamers to select the games worthy of being on Steam via steam green light. Endless customization plus it offers console gaming staples like platformers giana sister twisted dreams, arcade racing games like track mania, deathrally along with mech action games like hawken and striking suite zero and survival horror like amnesia dark descent, lone survivor. Kick starter also helps. Anyhow is a great time to be a PC gamer than a console gamer that has to pay and pay and continue paying plus being tied down to a corporation just sucks specially a corporation that doesn't allow gamers to participate or be part of the gaming industry. :-P
kneon  +   501d ago
Most pc gaming is done on whatever machine is available, the people who buy a pc specifically for gaming are in the minority.

Most people don't buy a pc with gaming in mind. And now many of those people aren't buying a pc at all which will reduce the number of people who get into pc gaming.

Once you are into it then sure you will eventually get a proper gaming machines, but there will be fewer people that goes this route.
maniacmayhem  +   501d ago
There are more games than just Peggle on the PC. Every major 3rd party AAA game that is on the console is also available on PC. Not to mention a thousand more RTS's, MMO's and FPS's. Not to mention the million of indie titles and other obscure games that can only be found on the PC.

Plus you have all the mods available which most make a game completely different from the original.
Why o why  +   501d ago
unreal tournament and its mods ruined my education

I have a reason to prefer consoles ;)
Moncole  +   501d ago
You fully upgrade you PC once and once every few years you change a part. And it's cheaper in the long run because how cheap you can buy games. Also there are tons of exclusives on PC.
starchild  +   501d ago
I think PC and console gaming will co-exist just like they always have. That said, I do believe that PC gaming is growing and there are several turns of events that spell good things for the PC gaming platform.

Steambox

x86 architecture in consoles

price and power of PC components relative to console hardware is more favorable than ever

more and more games are going multiplatform and PC gives you the most options and best performance

Now I need to go read the article.. hahah.
specialagent4532  +   501d ago
I still see consoles evolving into gaming tablets. I mean it starts with a second screen right like the game pad or the PS4 and vita remote play plus xbox smart glass. Lol
Lisica  +   501d ago
You didn't read the article, didn't you?

For the beginning, you can buy a nice PC for $700 now.
You are here, so you have a PC and a console. How much is that? $1000+?
Why not buying an awesome PC for $1000?

AAA exclusives? Man I can't wait for Company of Heroes 2 anymore.

Metroid, Mario, Zelda, Halo... Read the article. You can play them all on a PC.
kingPoS  +   501d ago
Good luck trying to cobble together a pc with enough juice to fully render a ps3 game.
Bladesfist  +   501d ago
@KingPoS But that is why I own a PS3. For the exclusives. If we can afford £1000+ rigs and we want to play PS3 exclusives then we will most likely own a PS3.
Sony360  +   500d ago
@kingPoS

That's very easy right now, actually. Hence why most multi plats look best on the PC.

In fact you can "cobble together" a PC today that will run next gen graphics before any of the new consoles come out. All it would take for most is one or two upgrades at under $400.

The problem with you console fanboys is you forget most people only have to buy upgrades, and not an entirely new PC.
"Not when it is not unified and has 3-4 times the price and people like AAA exclusive games,."

u sure?
http://www.computerandvideo...
http://www.pcgamer.com/2012...

"Xbox 360 led the pack, bringing EA $292 million in the past three months. That compared favorably to the PS3 which did $267 million for the firm. But the PC platform actually managed to outperform Sony's console with $276 million."

Seeing how titan is already passed ps4 I wonder if mid range will go head to head with ps4?

Also
http://computerstories.net/...

If laptops can out do consoles sooner than last gen who knows. People may get a free copy of bf4 with a lappy.
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hellvaguy  +   501d ago
In terms of hardware (not figuring in console optimization), the Nvidia 660 is already ahead of the ps4 (it costs $199). The Titan card (although ridiculously priced at $1,000 is light years ahead--4k res on 3 monitors).
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ATi_Elite  +   501d ago
PC gaming will dominate the PS4 and Xbox 720
PC Has already Dominated the PS4 and X720 cause the PS4 and X720 are Full fledge PC's.

You don't see the PC manufacturers trying to Force The Cell or Power PC chips down our throats. NO you don't cause x86-64 WINS!

Sony/MS are copying DX11 and x86-64 cause it is a PROVEN WINNING format made possible by PC Gaming and IBM.

What else are the console makers copying: Digital Downloads, Micro-transactions, MMO's, F2P, user created content, Online DRM, Indie Games, etc. all came from PC Gaming and now Sony and MS are COPYING the PC to the fullest cause the PC is the BEST!

The PC is the Originator and SOny/MS just copy the hell outta it. Seriously what has a console invented in the last 10-15 years that took the Games industry by storm?

Motion Gaming but that was already done on the PC for handicap Gamers way before the Wii or PSEYE

anyway PC Gaming makes more cash than PS#/xbox# combined and is set to out earn all three (Nintendo) by 2015.

Not dogging consoles but just wish people would realize what really goes on with PC Gaming as it is Global and very successful even without the 24/7/365 advertisement that consoles get.

To each his/her own so enjoy what ever platform you like just DO NOT make up LIES about PC Gaming, have a question then ask a PC Gamer.

Just don't make up crap!

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The_Infected  +   501d ago
How about let gamers dominate and quit worrying about which platform will dominate?
ps3_pwns  +   500d ago
also can we bring up the sales of pc and console multiplat game sales so people can trully understand where everyone is at playing games online and such.
PeaSFor  +   501d ago
omni gamers will dominate the silly pc elitist, nuff said.
tachy0n  +   501d ago
PC will always and has always dominated, there is a reason it has NEVER DIED!!!! thats the truth like it or not.
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Hicken  +   501d ago
Is that why the largest releases each year are advertised on consoles?
GamerzElite  +   501d ago
As a gamer, I want to play good games and new games. It doesn't matter what platform i am using. But if I am a console gamer then I will be more beneficial, reason there is more exclusive titles available on Consoles not on PC. Mostly Big publisher prefer Console first (May be due to piracy), There is so many games and DLC released on console first. As a gamer i would like to enjoy the game not its graphics. Again 1 major difference between PC and Console is, whenever I want to play PC game I can play on my PC (In this era everyone have atleast 1 PC at home), but if I am a PC only gamer, I can't play Console exclusive games on PC. On console I never worried abt my hardware upgrade on every Big game release, I saved a lot of money to spend on new games. God Bless You PC gamers.
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Bobby Kotex  +   501d ago
PC gamer here, and this idiot is just looking for hits. I wish the content here was better. So much BS to sift through.
thebudgetgamer  +   501d ago
No.
Letros  +   501d ago
/popcorn
seanpitt23  +   501d ago
I know this guy has got some valid points but who ever thinks pc will dominate consoles is Delusional the Only thing is in the graphics department but who has a $1000 to spend on a graphics card I know I haven't.
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hellvaguy  +   501d ago
Nvidia 660 is between $150-200 and is faster than the ps4 gpu, so not sure where your getting a $1,000 card comparison from. This card will be even cheaper 6 months from now.
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ziggurcat  +   501d ago
this PC elitist garbage gets nothing but a WTF? & No from me.
Rageanitus  +   501d ago
I've always preferred PC gaming, smoother and sharper textures and graphics, but Sony has offered many great exclusives you cannot deny.

Were gonna here the same arguments this generation
1) console raw power is on par with PC gaming.... umm NO
2) its all about gameplay (many console only players make it seem PC gaming has no GAMEPLAY
3) it costs thousands of dollars for a PC rig and you have to upgrade every six months..... LOL
shodaime  +   501d ago
PC will never dominate console. Console is where the head of marketing at
Belking  +   501d ago
PC will always dominate consoles when it comes to power. My gaming PC kills PS4 and most likely will do the same to next gen xbox. No competition there/ Consoles kills the pc when it comes to ease of use though.
Bar_Brothers  +   501d ago
Sure with all allways online, no used games
im pretty sure most Xbox Gamers will go into Pc because lets be honest nobody at Xbox gives 2cent about Playstation.

So with Xbox doomed to failure i can see PC makret growing another 50/100 milion in the next years.
deadfrag  +   501d ago
Well in getting a new PS4 and update my PC i will most likely will keep my PS4 just for exclusives;an the main reason is PC games are just much more cheaper to buy than console games version not to mention the price comes down very fast on PC games.Go check the price of next gen games for the PS4 and then check the PC version price...watch dogs has an exemple right now.Im not going to miss the PS4 and Wii U exclusives and i might even get some multiplatform game on consoles but the diference in price tag from a console game and the same game on PC just that is going to make me get the PC one.And i frankly dont see a reason for the console version of a game to be more expensive than the PC version its just a rip off.
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GamerzElite  +   501d ago
have u upgraded ur PC recently? and cost? and if u haven't then be ready to spend some hundreds of dollers to play BF4, Watch Dog or Destiny. I think u got ur answer.
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4lc4pon3  +   501d ago
I am a heavy PC gamer with 2 very high end gaming rigs. One runs a 2500k with SLI 680s and the other runs a 3570K with Crossfire 7970s and I can tell you even with my High End rigs with amazing graphics I find myself playing my PS3 over my gaming rigs and here is why

EXCLUSIVES. I love SONY exclusives and IMO there is a place for everything. PC, Playstation, Xbox & Nintendo. Everyone has there own personal preference.

Do I think PC gaming will dominate the console market. NO NEVER only because of the exclusives and the fact that not alot of people UNLESS you have alot of money as I do will not invest in PC gaming.

PC gaming takes money and you have to have the passion for the expenses PC gaming offers
M-M  +   501d ago
I don't know why this keeps coming up, I already know that PCs are better than consoles, but you know what? I prefer to play on a console, it all comes down to personal preference so stop trying to convert people to something they don't want to play on.
Tales RPG addict  +   501d ago
honestly he said "No one cares to play their old Video Games". I do I like playing my old school NES, SNES, N64,PS1, Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube games.

That guy missed out on many of the best games available ONLY ON CONSOLE
"Secret of Mana", Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, Final Fantasy I-X, Valkyria Chronicles, Disgaea, Final Fantasy Tactics, Tales of Symphonia, Skies of Arcadia, Jak & daxter, Crash Bandicoot, Suikoden I-V, Wild Arms 1-5, Grandia 1 & 2, Valkyrie Profile, Metal Gear Series, Megaman Legends 1 & 2, XenoSaga Episode I - III, Kingdom Hearts I,Re:chain of Memories,II, Shining Force series, Arc The Lad Series, Uncharted Trilogy, God of war, Sonic the Hedgehog 1-3 & Knuckles, Rocket Knight Adventures 1 & 2, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Alundra, Parasite Eve I & II, Brave Fencer Musashi, Saga Frontier, Mario, Zelda, and Metroid Series.
Guardian Heroes, and so many more

Ok there are a few titles on the list that were also on PC. The other 99% are console only. So don't give me that shit that old school games on console are crap. You PC elitests need to STFU, and so the fuck what that you can upgrade your PC. I'll stick with console cause I don't have to worry about upgrading my Graphics and video card even 2-3 years Fuck THAT.
delboy  +   501d ago
All of those games you can play on ONE platform, how convenient is that.
PC and WiiU ftw.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   501d ago
Of course it will pc gaming is far superior.
Snakefist30  +   501d ago
PC Doesnt have awesome Jrpg games like persona series,Ni No Kun and more!!!
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cayleee  +   501d ago
It does.. check PS2 Emulation. PC has more JRPGS than any console out there, what are you on about?

Now check if consoles have:

RTS, Simulators, MMOs (decent ones), MOBA.

More JRPGs on PC than on PS3, since PS3 cant run PS2 games.
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wenaldy  +   501d ago
LOL, I bet you torrent it... harr..harr..!!!
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   501d ago
So..your excuse is that it plays old console JRPGs?

LOL..

Look, i love my PC.But let's not lie to ourselves here.JRPG's are sorely lacking on PC.
Hazmat13  +   501d ago
hate this stuff. always starting wars and getting PC and consoles fanboys fighting. who cares gaming is awesome no matter the platform.
Spawn-KING  +   501d ago
lol,go to game stop and you'll see your answer.
There's 95% consoles games compared to 5% PC games ....
guerojose  +   501d ago
2004 called. It wants its argument back.
Silly gameAr  +   501d ago
If PC gaming was going to dominate console gaming, it would have already. Let's get over this.
Rhaigun  +   501d ago
If Valve could commission an affordable and capable Steam Box, PC could dominate. Otherwise, I don't see it happening.
CourierSix  +   501d ago
Yeah, sure PC has some good advantages over console, but the console ease of use and style of gaming it provides is just something that isn't going to lay down and die. Its going to take more than better graphics and better online options for PC to win the market.
thawind  +   501d ago
Because it's a PC,hungry for hits I see.
Qrphe  +   501d ago
Even if next-gen consoles were to fail, AAA devs would just switch to another closed platforms such as tablets. Although it is true that PC gaming will never dominate as the main platform for gaming in the industry, at least we know it will always be there regardless of the state of the industry.
Jayjayff  +   501d ago
Pc gaming dominating console gaming?
Just no.
2pacalypsenow  +   501d ago
And yet the console version of games will sell more than the pc ones
InTheZoneAC  +   501d ago
exclusives

pc will never be considered by me

/thread
Sony360  +   500d ago
I swear the word "exclusive" is what some of you think about when you masturbate. So much so that there's no argument to it anymore - you just blindly toss the word "exclusive" out there as if it carries any weight at all.

The PC has plenty of exclusives of its own, with multi plats looking better on it to boot. It will always play FPS and RTS games better than a console will, in terms of controll, and most games in terms of visuals.

The argument for "but it's so much more expensive" goes out the window when you realise most PC gamers are just upgrading when they need to, and not buying entire rigs that cost "thousands".

By the time the Ps4 comes out, you can shell out for a new GPU that will run anything just as well as it, for less. That's if you don't already own one that is already more powerful today.

If you really want to get into pricing, the Steam service just about shits on any digital distribution service available on consoles. That's ignoring the cheaper price tag of any PC game. How many of you own a Ps3/Xbox 360 and were able to buy dozens of games in Summer/Winter/Daily/weekly sales, at 75% off?

The PC version of Bioshock came with XCOM and the original Bioshock for FREE if you pre-ordered it on steam. That's an immense deal.

With all that said, the PC won't dominate the market in terms of sales. Most people will settle for the next best visuals at less cost, hence that's where the market will be focused.

For me, I'll be waiting a while before upgrading my PC again, because as the Ps3 fantards would always say; "developers just havn't been able to get the most out of the hardware yet".
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InTheZoneAC  +   500d ago
why hate on my opinion?

sony lured me from nintendo for good reason, pc has never done the same

many of the exclusives I've seen don't appeal to me

MY FAULT, I JUST DON'T CARE
AnimeAvenger  +   501d ago
I love PC gaming as much as the next guy but PC will never dominate consoles as long as developers keep pushing out exclusive games for consoles. That's about it really.

Building a PC isn't really expensive and well worth it in the long run mainly because of Steam. PC supports gamepads and you can easily hook it up to a TV just like a console. The main selling point of consoles over PC is just the games imo.
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