NowGamer discuss PC gaming, giving ten reasons why gaming on a computer will never die...
Finally something that doesn't dis the PC. As long as we all use computers, then PC gaming will never die
Superior technology always prevails. 8800gtx
Hardware light years ahead of consoles. When the next generation of consoles come out DX 12 will be out with all the goodies to go along with it. Well not caring for Nvidia too much ATI err I mean AMD will release its 6000 series at the end of the year and that will be the bomb! DX 11 playing all games at 1080p+ resolutions at 60 fps on 6 monitors! Take that consoles!
Yea, STEAM, MMO's, RTS's, mod tools and the fact that everyone has a PC are 5 main reasons why PC gaming will never die.
Imagine the fireworks when consoles restart from 0 next gen and steam alone is over 50million base(add in rest of the DD network and we might be over 100million by the time next gen consoles role out). PC will steal the limelight, Fat cheques from Sony or Micro may fall short.
Steam alone had about 3 million people online at the same time this sunday. Its been growing at a mind boggling pace, earlier this year it would be lucky to see 2.5million ppl on at peak times on sunday. Steam numbers alone are rivaling XBL.
Last year I recall steam only having about 2 million concurrent users, Steam is growing like a plague.
and steam is only a fraction of pc gamers.
Console gaming owes much to innovations made on PC. Let's hope it never dies.
It's an entirely positive message too, none of this argumentative crap you sometimes see when people staunchly defend their console of choice. More of this please.
with the lifespan
I lol'd. Why did they even make a list like this? Exactly, because it's dying... it's not about grhipcs and rules. It's about the money for developers...
And the billions PC games made in the last year means its dying? LOL Ya I guess I will continue to play games in HD at 60+fps @1080p on 3 monitors looking better then those PS3 and Xbox360 games...But yes..it's dying.....
You name one source that has a list of over 1 billion games. Excluding expansions. 1 billion 1 would be enough.
"And the billions PC games made in the last year means its dying?" Read that over and over again and tell me hoops said 1 billion games. That statement refers to $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ not billions of games.... lol.
yeah because starcraft 2 made a huge loss... ...
Yeah? Every copy of a game sold through Steam sometimes translates into 4-5x more money for the developer than a game sold at retail. So take a game like Bad Company 2, sold consistently well across all three platforms, about 1.5-2 million units per platform. A $60 game sold at retail translates to about $18-20 for the publisher when all is said and done. A $50 game sold on Steam translates into $35 for the publisher because there's no middle men taking a cut, or cost of goods to cover. Now let's say that a million of the approx. two million PC units of the BFBC2 PC sales were through Steam. That's $35,000,000 in revenue from Steam sales alone. If you think PC games aren't profitable, you're just ignorant.
agreed, though million would equal to 50%. DD is now estimated to be atleast 80%. In which case i would think its a far better deal then what consoles can do, specially with all those savings for the publisher.
The very fact that the same indentical PC game that is also on the consoles cost $10-$15 less and LOOKS AND RUNS BETTER on the PC is one major reason why it's not dying. Mention FREE DLC or CHEAPER DLC and FREE MODS just adds icing to the cake.
Just curious, I read somewhere on here yesterday that console gamers can no longer say a couch is better than a desk because you can now use HD TV/Monitors and wireless controllers. I assume most people on PC only use keyboard and mouse for FPS titles since you're at a disadvantage if you're using a regular controller. So, if you're a wireless controller person, do you sit on a couch with a tv tray for your controls or something? I've never been a PC gamer so I'm just curious. Thanks!
Whatever suits you. You have so much choice for game controls on the PC it's mind boggling. I can use any game pad out for games. PS3 or the Xbox360 controller. There are custom mice/keyboard setups for FPS games and RTS games. All wireless. You pick the method and its there for you to choose. Its the only real open source gaming system. I tell you this. Once you play a FPS, RTS or RPG or adventure game on 3 monitors, you will never want to go back to single monitor or HDTV viewing edit below: Dude. Playing a FPS on three monitors is AMAZING. You get a wider viewing angle. http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... Trust me. There is no going back...and because you get such a larger view screen, you have a HUGE advantage against other players because you can see things before them
Why would I want three monitors for an FPS game? I really know nothing about PC gaming other than I used to play NHL 2000 on my buddie's PC, haha. Edit: how can people disagree with me saying I don't know anything PC gaming? Uhhh
3 monitors give you a superwide view. Its called eyefinity. Its awesome. Much better then latest fad like 3D or all the motion control shovelware. @letros dude thats an awesome link. I been playing around with team fortress 2 and l4d2 with some HUD mods those games look awesome.
I will check it out on YouTube. Sounds cool.
"Why would I want three monitors for an FPS game? " http://www.youtube.com/watc... "So, if you're a wireless controller person, do you sit on a couch with a tv tray for your controls or something?" I do have mine setup at the desk and the HDTV, and I made a little couch table that sits to my right for my wireless mouse, keyboard on my lap, works well!
Well, since you're a console gamer, I'm sure your pretty used to that 55 degree view angle that is present in 99% of console FPS Games. With a PC, you can stretch that to 90 or more with just one monitor. If you've got three, the games usually scale up to 180 degrees which is about what a person's natural field of view is.
Its awesomely unnecessary
But I want it anyway
PC has no exclusives coming out
http://adrianwerner.wordpre... Ya...the PC has no exclusive games....Just about 50x that of all the console ones.... Edit below: Look at the list. There are a ton of games OTHER than RTS ones. RPG's, MMO's, Racing Sims, Flight Sims, Puzzel, Adventure, there are numerous.
Other then RTS
Diablo 3 is for consoles?
One exclusive I'm really looking forward to is Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, though I don't think console players would like it, it's realistic and stuff.
RO2 is too hardcore for consoles :)
fixed. or out in the last 3 years Jus' saying
That could be true. Of course any exclusives on a console would be so much better if done on a PC...
Because those GOTYs arent coming to the PC any time soon. Sucks, huh?
It does suck, even though I play those PS3 exclusives, it really does take a toll on the eyes after awhile, with stone age resolutions tossing jaggies all over the screen, quite a change from everything looking so nice and crisp on my rig.
GOTY besides uncharted are multiplatform and on Pc dumbass it took ps3 how mnay years before it had decnet games, not a problem on PC. Best strategy game only on PC, best MMO only on PC, we have all the shooters but KZ2 and that game sux. Mass efeect 2 will problay be game of the year and we have that too in HD
So Metal gear solid 4 and Uncharted 2 are multiplatform then? the last overall GOTYs for 2 years running? :S Also Demons souls, KZ2, LBP, UC1? Also those exclusives look great btw. MLAA "in worst case scenarios gives a higher IQ than 4xmsaa" so I don't know where you get the jaggy bit from. Since almost every professional/unprofessional reviewer called Uncharted 2 and GOW3 "one of the, if not the best looking games I've ever played on ANY platform" You fanboys don't have much ammunition do you? :P Killzone 2 doesn't suck, it wouldn't have score above 90 on metacritic otherwise. ME2 has as much of a chance chance of GOTY as GOW3, Heavy Rain, GT5, Starcraft 2 and RDR. Only one of those is on PC.
wow 2 years a Ps3 game won big deal what about the years before huh. you have like 3 games that are exclusive that are any good, and LOL at heavy rain or GOW winning shit. One is not even really a game and GOW is a hack and slash with button mashing gameplay with no replayablity and a 8 hr campaign. Sorry but dragon age is way better than demon souls, and it's multiplatform. KZ2 90 on metacritic, well the user non biased reviews have it in the low 80's, if your exclusives are so good how come sales are not LOL. Enjoy all the multipltas at 30 FPS in maybe 720 P. "Since almost every professional/unprofessional reviewer called Uncharted 2 and GOW3 "one of the, if not the best looking games I've ever played on ANY platform let me guess playstaion magazine i have many multiplats on Pc that look better than those games it's not even close. like crysis, metro 2033, hell BFBC 2 on Pc pwns killzone, no low res shit on Pc sorry bro.
Are you bulgarian? you speak like it. You also sound like you know nothing at all of what youre talking about. PC has had no GOTY for 3 years just saying. Critically GOW3, UC2, KZ2, MGS4, LBP > Crysis, Metro 2033, BFBC2. You gonna just ignore what thousands of critics have said and convince yourself console exclusive GOTYs are crap? de-lusional. Multiplats<<<< exclusives. Generally. Critically and GOTY wise Demon's souls > dragon age origins. Demons souls received more GOTY awards than DA:O Sales arent good for exclusives? ARE YOU KIDDING?!?! Do you know how much GT5P, MGS4, UC2, LBP, UC1 and GOW3 sold?!
GOTY really doesn't impress me anymore because there are way too many media outlets handing that award out to even care. C.O.D. Modern Warfare 2 won a few GOTY awards and it was a LAg infested, Haxor made, N0ob Tube lovin, glitch fest of a broken game that offered nothing new or innovative. I'm positive GOW3 Reach ME2 Starcraft 2 and a few other games will all win a GOTY from 2 or 3 different media outlets.
Are you really the uninformed or are you trying to be a troll?
as long as hardware whores are around PC gaming will never die
im waiting for the fanboys to come rushing to the rescue of consoles. EDIT as i posted this 2 just got posted everyone knows that the only console to even think of competing with PCs is the nintendo 64, it had everything (and more) pcs do everthing better i would list them but whats the point? theyre all covered in the article
thats all thankss.
aside my NES experience, PC started all for me as gamer; World of Warcraft, Counter Strike, Doom, etc. Then moved to console gaming, but PC gaming will always be there.
N4G News headlines: 1.Why pc games will die? 2.Why pc games will not die? I am just disgusted with these articles.Instead of wasting time with these sh*ts, they should focus on small game devs.Atleast that will do some good.
Blizzard, Valve, BioWare and DICE are the big boys of gaming. Battlefield 2 is the reason we are currently up to our gun scopes in Modern War FPS and the other three studio's resumes speak for themselves. The PC will never Die, because 35 million South Koreans playing Starcraft 2 right now say so along with 200 million global online gamers. The PC is the Ultimate test bed for console hardware. Video Games are All made on the PC so why not play them on the PC. and my personnel favorite: Unrivaled Raw Unlimited POWER!! So go build yourself a powerful PC that can simultaneously end worlds and heal children while gaming. (A little Bit-Tech.net humor)
I'm playing PC games when i was a kid and i'm still playing PC games now. I only bought console for exclusives but no more then that. Steam all the way for me. Their sales were just ridiculously dirt cheap. Serious Sam HD Gold for $10 last weekend damn lucky i bought it. Tomb Raider Legend with Tomb Raider Guardian for just $15 i bought it in a blink of an eye through steam. I'm proud to be genuine original gamer and saving for games at the same time. Never gaming on PC being this easy and cheap comparing to the old days.
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