VentureBeat writes: As the video game industry gears up for its annual E3 conference in July, the reality is setting in that the one-time entertainment extravaganza has become narrowly focused on console games, with very little room for PC games.
PC gaming is dead!
I've already stuck about 3 forks in PC Gaming..but it just wont seem to DIE!!!LOL
PC gaming isn't necessarily dead, it is just that it can only provide a very small unique benefit to anyone else who doesn't use consoles. Online gaming on consoles is pretty much standard now (except for the stupid Wii), and MMORPG's like The Agency and Everquest are going to make their debut on the PS3 soon. The only real advantage the PC has over consoles are mods and such, but LittleBigPlanet is going to move into similiar territory when it is released.
I completely agree with you, I personally love playing games online, I rarely play single player games, except for GTA The PS3 and Xbox 360 are so much better than the ps2 and xbox at online gaming. Plus things like mic support, and higher player limits have become more or less standard this generation.
Less BS more console goodness. No disrespect to any PC gamers out there. just not my thing.
Well if PC games are not your thing why did you come to the PC section and specifically comment on a PC related story ? I have no interest in console games so I don't go trolling in those sections.
Hey. PC gaming is not my thing but E3 IS. Thats why I posted here. I said I meant no disresprect. Thanks for Bubble Boourns :D
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But..but...PC gaming isn't dying! Just look at digital download services like Steam!!! PC games sell like hot cakes, just not in retail!!! *end of sarcasm* I guess Blizzard should put a WoW cabinet or something there, just so that PC gaming doesn't look so bad. After 20 years as a PC gamer, there's simply nothing else more to see on this side of the pond, unless you're into MMOs or RTS.
but but but... gabe newell says pc gaming is teh future
PC Gaming is dead, its about time too I was sick of being fleeced into buying graphic cards every time a new game is out.
Eh yeah. I'm trying to build a gaming pc right now and its giving me a headache trying to sort things out especially with a budget (<500 USD). Realistically, I'm beginning to think its not worth it, just get a ps3 (which I have), or an xbox if you want to game. For a console 2 steps to enjoy the system -- 1. Buy a console 2. plug it into the TV. For the PC.... 1. Motherboard? Processor? Ram? Hard Drive? Operating System? 2. Wattage enough to supply both my video card and cpu? 3. Video card -- Nvidia GT/GS/GTX??? 4. I gotta setup all this sh*t, bah. Too many senseless options and variables (technical jargon) when all I want would be a preset budget gaming PC for under 500 USD that can run games reasonably well. You're seeing a switch here -- very soon you'll be buying a console, and then installing your OS (Linux) + Office apps to run on it.
And I'm forced into buying a new console each time a new SKU is released. Hey, I can make up lies too!
I've been an avid PC gamer since the days of Wolf 3D, and while I agree it's slowed down considerably the past few years, it's still a fantastic alternative to the limitations of consoles. World of Warcrack alone has over 10 million subscribers, and with Diablo 3 etc on the way, I'd say it's just fine. I make sure have time for both my gaming PC and consoles :)
You can keep it.
PC gaming isn't dead its just pining for the fjords
but but Valve said PC is the future! http://www.n4g.com/industry... , but since they can't really program either, they know $hit...
pc gaming is far from dead its just reorientating atm.
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