Reports of the death of PC gaming are greatly exaggerated. Gameplanet explores some of the reasons PC gaming has lost the spotlight and where things are going. Could there in fact be a bright future ahead for PC gamers?
"If you're a dedicated PC gamer, there hasn't been a lot to celebrate lately.
"It seems that ever since Microsoft and Sony figured out how to attach their consoles to the Internet, there's been a steady prioritising campaign under way to attract the hard-core gamer away from the PC, and towards either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. The reasons for this are many and varied, but it doesn't take a genius to see why these corporate giants have a vested interest in where you spend your gaming dollar.
"Whilst PC gamers have generally been content to sit back and receive whatever titles developers are willing to make, Microsoft and Sony have waged a new kind of war. Backed by billions of dollars and armies of PR people, they've cultivated a new take on console gaming that not only appeals to a wider audience, it positively oozes these three extremely important traits: practicality, perception and addiction."