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Submitted by syrinx 457d ago | opinion piece

PC gaming about to get even better

Thanks to the next-gen consoles finally catching up, PC gaming will continue to lead the way. IncGamers' Paul Younger looks at why PC gamers are in an exciting period right now. (NVIDIA, Oculus Rift, PC, Virtuix Omni)

Transporter47  +   457d ago
If you can afford a powerful PC go ahead by all means.
FriedGoat  +   457d ago
Great for playing the multiplatforms, but the PC has no worthwhile exclusives anymore. I started as a PC Gamer 20+ years ago (and Atari before that) and the PC is a husk of what it used to be. Where are the Quakes, Dooms, Monkey Islands and Grim Fandangos? I still maintain my computer and it's a beast, but the majority of multiplats don't live up to the exclusives.

Enjoying the last of us currently, haven't played anything of that quality on the PC in.... I don't even know how long.
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CGI-Quality  +   457d ago
- Hard Reset?

- Planetside 2?

- Arma?

-Amnesia?

No worthwhile PC exclusives? In what alternate reality?
Ve_Chuy  +   456d ago
so Pc has no good exclusives? what about starcraft 2, the coming company of heroes 2, the new command & conquer and the others thousand amazing strategy games that dont exist on consoles civ 5, total war, Age of empires, etc. What about a triple A game like star citizen, what about the thousand of awesomes FREE TO PLAY! games like hawken, Dota 2,n Team fortress 2, Hon, Tribes: Ascend, LoL, war of warplanes, etc. And dont make me start with the mmorpg games, Are you kidding dude?
BattleAxe  +   456d ago
^^^

Many of those free to play games will probably make their way over to the PS4, and Planetside 2 is already confirmed for PS3.

Games like Company od Heros, Command and Conquer and Star Craft are exclusive to PC, but you need to like to RTS games to really give a damn about them.

Hard Reset was a very short game which got a mediocre meta score, Arma is not highly rated because its boring as hell and caters to a niche group of gamers, and Amnesia I don't know much about, but its also a niche game being that its a survival horror game.

I love gaming on my PC, but lets face it, the best exclusive games are not on the PC. I do hope that this changes in the future, but since the PS4 and Xbox One are essentially PCs , its so easy to port from one system to another, which means you will see even fewer PC exclusives going into the future. The only way this will change is if Valve starts making their games PC exclusive, which isn't going to happen.
FriedGoat  +   456d ago
I'm not saying it doesn't have games, I have and still buy, loads of PC games, and have tried loads of free to play. Nothing gets me hooked though, it's good but not great. Maybe its just nostalgia to the older PC days, but PC isn't as good in my eyes, graphically? yes, actual gameplay? no.
slayorofgods  +   456d ago
The Titan gpu is still a ways off from the mainstream pc audience because of a 1,000 price tag but...

This will be the first console generation ever to start behind pc gpu capabilities. I was actually surprised to find that software on pc's were surpassing consoles.
JsonHenry  +   457d ago
I can afford one and I do. I prefer PC above all else but I still enjoy the consoles once in a while too.
GentlemenRUs  +   457d ago
Took the words right out of my mouth!
SlapHappyJesus  +   456d ago
Indeed.
Console for their exclusives, PC for its exclusives and 3rd party titles . . . considering they aren't botched ports.
It's a win-win.
Corpser  +   457d ago
Did you think console gaming is cheaper? Add the $60 a year for xbl and $50 a year for ps+ to play online and they don't seem cheaper anymore
ATi_Elite  +   456d ago
The Glorious PC Gaming Master Race
ALL I play is PC Exclusives for the most part.

Games like:

Guild Wars 2, DayZ, Arma 3, TERA Rising, Tribes:Ascend, WarFace, Natural Selection 2, Hawken, Project Cars, Firefall, Company of Heroes 2, and looking forward to StarCitizen, X-Rebirth, Starforge, Total War Rome 2, Darkwood, Amnesia a Machine for Pigs, and Survarium.

PC Gaming has the Games and customization that "I" like plus ALL the multiplats which makes up 90% of console gaming.

E3 best games ALL have PC ports, Destiny, Titanfall, BF4.

So exactly what am I missing by being a Exclusive PC Gamer? NOTHING! A few Sony Exclusives LOL that will NOT provide me 200+ hours of gameplay like Arma 3 or Guild Wars 2 so I'll pass.
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Hassassin  +   456d ago
+1 to Star Citizen && Amnesia ;)
(imagine those two with the Oculus Rift)
FriedGoat  +   456d ago
Amnesia doesn't even support stereo 3d, let alone oculus rift. That's the problem you get when you render in OpenGL
Razputin  +   456d ago
FriedGoat and BattleAxe get downrated for telling the truth.

Now don't get me wrong, I actually just started playing the Total War games and CivV, and while yes, I do enjoy them, they aren't for everyone.

The PC has no amazing exclusives anymore. I'd like to see half of the consoles made for PC. And there are a lot.

Just look at a upcoming release chart for consoles vs PC and you'll see its true.

Don't kid yourselves guys, its not like we are going against PC gaming or bashing it, we are just simply telling the truth.

Hell even Relic Entertainment (developer of Company of Heroes) said that they cater to a small niche. They aren't dumb.

If piracy wasn't so ridiculous and Publishers weren't so dumb as to seeing piracy as a loss, and not actually realizing it would have been a loss and not a profit anyways, we could see a lot more PC titles.

Look at EA, they pretty much stopped with their sports titles on PC, all we get is Tiger and FIFA, and they are always half ass versions compared to consoles.

Just an example I can go on for days.
ATi_Elite  +   452d ago
Dude the Piracy issue is SO LAME!

90% of console games are on PC. E3's best Games MGS5, Destiny, Titanfall, BF4 all have PC version meanwhile PS4 is NOT getting Titanfall.

No amazing Exclusives: Starcitizen, Starforge, World of Darkness, Total War Rome 2, Amnesia A Machine for Pigs, Path of Exhile, Firefall, STALKER series, etc..

over 6 million Russians are playing The Region Locked, PC Exclusive WARFACE!

name a Region Locked, console Exclusive with over 9 million gamers, name a console exclusive with 9 million gamers.....YOU can't cause NONE exist.

http://www.gamesindustry.bi...

(US and UK beta just opened)
Dogswithguns  +   457d ago
I hope so.. PC gaming forever.
BattleAxe  +   456d ago
That doesn't look like a very enthusiastic comment....
Dogswithguns  +   456d ago
Okay.. PC gaming 4EVAH!!!!... fixed. ))
TOSgamer  +   457d ago
The last real hold outs for pc ports are the Japanese publishers. Capcom jumped aboard a few years ago and Konami seems to be following suit. The last major hold out seems to be Square Enix. It would also be great if the smaller jrpg companies considered it.
Razputin  +   457d ago
PC till the end, but we do need better exclusives, or at lease something.

I would love to see more console games on PC. Just think if Uncharted, The Last of Us, Halo(any as a good port), Gears of War, or even Wii games were on the PC. They looked great for their generation, but could look a hell of a lot better on PC.

I always wondered what Uncharted could look like on PC, also Gears of War 3 which was an amazing looking game.

I really do hope that with this generation of consoles we get more PC games exclusive or not, I just want more PC games. Good or bad honestly. Tired of the very limited options.
MegaMohsi  +   457d ago
All the recent PC exclusives have been MMO's or StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm.
MegaMohsi  +   456d ago
Why the disagrees Planetside 2 is a MMO shooter, Marvel Heroes is a MMO, Guild Wars 2 is a MMO, Heart of the Swarm came out this year. Amnesia is the lone exclusive that wasn't an MMO or RTS.
Bladesfist  +   456d ago
Arma 3, Warthunder, Trackmania, Rising Storm, Gunpoint, Shootmania. Shall I go on?
impet25  +   456d ago
I just started pc gaming a few months ago and I love it, but I'm worried about compatability issues with my nvidia cards. What do you guys think about that. Should I worry or am I just being paranoid. Lol
MegaMohsi  +   456d ago
paranoia, NVidia drivers are the best at stability and getting the most performance out of their cards. will there be hiccups for certain games? of course but they usually remedy it quickly. I have a gtx 660 and I don't plan on getting an AMD card when the next gen consoles are out, will be upgrading to the Nvidia 800 series
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Luke_fon_Fabre  +   456d ago
I'm eventually going to do PC gaming, but for now, the series I care for are based on consoles.

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