ShackNews - Remember when Microsoft used to make games for PC? With their Xbox business thriving, the company has long shifted focus away from PC gamers. That attitude will continue in the Xbox One generation, it appears.
Your imade isnt showing mate.
PC gamers dont care about MS support lol. If its anything like what Xbox is getting, its best MS stay far clear of the PC platform.
PC gamers will buy a PS4 if they want a console. That's been made very clear lately.
No, I like being able to get games like Alan Wake, Fable, etc on the PC. More games is better than less games. Only an idiot would say otherwise. Of course we don't want the restrictions of Xbox One on PC, but fortunately MS has no ability to do so. Anyway, it sounds like it will be much like the current generation with the PC getting some of the same games. "We're talking about console games, but there could be some franchises that also end up with a PC game".
If the FP games were on the PC and not just the One, their would be even less of a reason to own one.
PC gaming is dying yet again just look at the hit it took last quarter of 2012.No need to support a dying platform like PC
pc is not dead its your brain cells that are dead
That's a false piece of information. PC gaming is actually becoming more popular.
How is it dying?, there is plenty of games for me to play on Steam.
HAH! 4 people are like "What's a Steam?"
And console gaming is dying too, can't wait for mobile gaming to take over 100%. /s
I went through a number of your recent comments and this is what I've found. And, yes, this is a fact: You're a 360 fanboy. Anything related to Sony or PC is automatically insulted and Microsoft wins, no matter what. For instance, anyone in their right mind wouldn't say that CoD: Ghosts is better than Shadow Fall in every way. However, you're not in your right mind, so... I'm not even really pro-Sony. I'm almost exclusively a PC gamer... I just don't like your ignorance.
looool! +Well Said Thanks for the laugh.
It's the best time for Linux. Xbox is dead, windows gaming in prospect is dead (thanks Microsoft), WiiU is dead (unfortunately), so only Linux, MacOS and PS4 are left in the long run! I was talking only about desktop platforms, including consoles. Mobile market is already dominated by Android.
Linux, um no ty. About as opposite as plug & play could ever be. Not too mention not even compatible with most games.
Linux? I think I've been sleeping all this while or your steam page looks drastically different than mine.
You forgot Wine and Dosbox, which allow you to play almost every game created for Windows. By the way, this page http://store.steampowered.c... is going to be 5X larger in 2014. And if you support the trend too, it'll grow even faster.
At least next gen we wont have to say "console exclusive" anymore, which was annoying. Keep your IP's on consoles only, it makes things easier, and it gives some people a reason to buy your console.
I haven't decided yet but i'm probably going to build a gaming PC. I'm still at the 'What the hell is that thing? I'd better Google it!' stages of research. I need to be sure that i know what i'm doing before i start buying the parts.
What kind of build are you going for? Mid-range, high-end? Newegg is definitely your friend.
@ Scroticus I can only spend about €400-€600, so i suppose low to mid-range is the way i'm going. @ The_Klank Thanks for the tip.
I found it easy to check out all the top brand gaming rigs, see what components is in em, then search for the best price on each individual part. There's probably better ways but this worked fine for me.
"I'm still at the 'What the hell is that thing? I'd better Google it!' stages of research. " Ah, the research stage. It's a hard process and yet satisfying. You can learn a lot of the stuff that make you understand more of the thing you're building.
But with an Xbox One you can watch TV on your TV. You can have a game running and search the net. You can watch TV while your playing a game. You can watch a movie, while watching a trailer for that movie, while ordering tickets to go see that movie. You can play COD. You can use the awesome MS Xbox controller. You can use Kinect. Oh wait...you can do all those things on PC too, usually much more efficiently and with more choice.
And Microsoft won't be getting any of my money.
Microsoft is already dead to PC gamers. Steam has supplanted them completely, and we already rarely see any Microsoft games on the platform. I may be wrong, but it does seem like the company is putting all its eggs in one basket by abandoning PC gamers entirely, and as a PC gamer who doesn't care for Sony-Microsoft fanboyism, it is clear that their console is currently weaker than the PS4.
Biggest fail of this generation has to be the whole GFWL thing MS tried to do. Not just talking about the service, though that was pretty laughable. I mean it really was pathetic, especially considering how ubiquitous Windows is in PC gaming. You rarely see a big company like MS just give up, but they did. PC gaming really doesn't need MS.
They've been giving the finger to PC gamers since 2001. Now what does the other hand look like Xbox fans?
This is good outcome for PC gamers. Because I wouldn't wish that kind of DRM on anybody.
"the Windows 8 gamer is certainly going to participate in some of that content," but not in the way you might expect or want." There are Windows 8 gamers? Did they mean Steam gamers? Now I'm not a PC gamer, but from what I understand, the PC gamer seems to really loathe MS, and pretty much wants nothing to do with anything that MS does for gaming on the PC(GFWL, Metro, Etc). I dunno...maybe this is MS problem. They assume people use Windows because it's the best place to play games on PC, and people consider themselves "Window's gamers". But when the master race comes in to talk about their platform, I always see them talking about Steam and PC. MS rarely get's a mention...at least any positive mention.
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