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Submitted by -Mezzo- 715d ago | videocast

Maybe we only need PCs and handhelds

Destructoid - In this latest edition of Office Chat, Dale North, Jordan Devore, and I discuss a waning interest in console gaming, but still want Nintendo to try. Plus, brief thoughts on newly announced Batman titles and Electronic Arts is the worst company in America, but only if the most important thing to you is how convenient and easy it is to play games. (3DS, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PSP)

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Saryk  +   715d ago
I disagree as a PC only guy. I hate console because of the controller only. Saying that I understand why people like consoles, they are easy to maintain. PCs are very easy, but in my opinion since I have been using them since the early 80s. I love building that new computer, but hate and really hate spending my time fixing BS because someone else was careless (adware,hackware,etc). I really hate reinstalling everything after a CF (that’s a Cluster FU&^).
I think PCs have their area and would be gone if the console makers that be, would just add several KEY components (mouse and keyboard). However I have stated many times in the past that tablets will take over in the future, I don’t like it, but it is the truth.
Consoles and PCs will be gone when the processing power and graphics power of the tablet increases. Hooking up the tablet to a TV or adding extra control options are very easy!
mushroomwig  +   715d ago
'I hate console because of the controller only.'

For me it's the complete opposite, I love PC gaming but without a controller it doesn't feel the same. I tend to shy away from games that lack any controller support.

I don't think consoles will be replaced by tablets because in the future you won't need local processing power, everything will be done via streaming.
ARESWARLORD  +   715d ago
im the same most of the games I own are PC and I use the wireless 360 controller. screw the mouse.
Cirehpsa  +   715d ago
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Saryk  +   715d ago
Look at that before, but then there are no strategy games on PS3 like on PC. I read it wasn't that good.

Besides I got over 6k worth of games between Steam, Origin,Gamersgate,Impulse and GameFly(Direct 2 Drive).
aliengmr  +   715d ago
I somewhat agree, in that PCs and consoles have their place. And the sole preference of M&KB.

However, I used to believe that if full M&KB support came to consoles that the PC would fade away. Not anymore. See, the core difference is consoles are closed platforms while the PC is open. Both have their good and bad qualities and both are necessary for the industry as a whole.

As for tablets taking over, I am not sure. Just look at laptops for gaming. While popular, they didn't manage get rid of the standard desktop. In the end I think there will always be a large group who would prefer something that they can build and fix themselves.
profgerbik  +   715d ago
What!? I love PC's and Handhelds but no. I love gaming in general.
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guitarded77  +   715d ago
Yup... I game on everything, and each provides something the other doesn't. It's sad that this assertion even had to be made.
MariaHelFutura  +   715d ago
I'm good, thanks.
Alos88  +   715d ago
Completely disagree. Maybe that's all YOU need, but I don't see how less variety in gaming options could be a good thing for the industry.
Fluke_Skywalker  +   715d ago
I have recently only really played on PC and Vita but I'm pretty sure that'll change when I get my grubby mitts on a PS4 controller!
The_Infected  +   715d ago
Yea great idea I've always wanted to lose my exclusive games etc.
Neko_Mega  +   715d ago
PC's are good, but lack titles like Halo and Killzone an alot of the first party stuff.

An like what Saryk said, its a pain when your PC gets virus's or something that makes you have to reinstall things. I have a friend that was mad that a place he took his PC to get clean wipe out everything and didn't ask if they should or even back up anything. So he lost alot of gameplay and games.
MasterCornholio  +   715d ago
I don't hate PC gaming, only the Nazis that terrorize console owners.

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Hicken  +   715d ago
The problem is that if you got rid of consoles, gaming PCs would eventually specialize to the point where- guess what?- they became consoles again. That's why they exist now, after all.
porkChop  +   715d ago
No. Each type of platform has it's strengths. I've got a PC, PS3, and a Vita, and I see no reason to change that.
jek7  +   715d ago
this is stupid. we all know that piracy in PC games are rampant. do you want to make most game publishers go bankrupt

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