PCGamer: "Paradox Interactive’s CEO Fredrik Wester has today announced at the company’s press conference in New York (attended by our very own Evan Lahti and Graham Smith) that their total revenue has increased by 1,000 percent since 2003."
Im happy in my pantz!! boom!!!
Planning on getting a gamerig too this year. This hardware gen is to weak and next seems still 3 years away.
Its the only way to make a gaming library really fast and cheaply. One round of steam or D2D discounts and you can end up with as much as 10 games for a mere 100usd. No way consoles can compete when it comes to how cheap PC gaming can be. Consoles being owned owned by large organizations need to cover all those costs just to stay avoid losses. On another note anyone looking to make a library not only has it cheaper on the PC, it performs better and there is a good chance those games will be working for a long while to come. With Console, console makers may try to remove BC just to ensure people go out and buy new games, also the fact maintaining BC with newer hardware can be a costly affair.
Sweet jezus haha you're right at that. Bought like 10 game on this steam holiday season i only have a capable laptop that can just run things on medium at 720p around 30 fps but i still bought games just incase when i get better hardware to play with and for school of course but mostly for gaming :P.
You have had to be doing pretty bad before to be up 1000%. Damn! Edit: Guess I was wrong :)
They own GamersGate, which actually makes this more surprising, that a competitive DD system can have this kind of growth even with the Steam behemoth.
yup, got into it last year. I hardly ever touch my xbox or ps3
pc was never dieing, in fact it been growning for a while
people just assume pc gaming is dead i have not played that many game on pc ever. but i know how much money pc gaming generates keep up the good work now only if someone can figure out a way to stop piracy pc gaming will become even bigger
Pirates more often then not were either never going to purchase the game or using the pirated copy as a demo. Demo's on the PC are important to get a feel for whether or not the game will run acceptably on your hardware. The specs on the box don't always tell the whole story, which leads to some unfortunate situations like the PC launch of GTA IV for instance. Don't pay attention to pirates, they aren't the people developers or publishers need to even think about.
"or using the pirated copy as a demo." this say what you will but in a market where there are no rentals or demo's are few and few between. People in my shoes have saved thousands by not purchasing crap. If you think I don't buy the games I like send me a pm I'll link you to my steam page. I'm sure 3rd party devs are keeping a close eye on the ps3 hack situation. If they don't smell any money they will begin to turn to the platforms that do.
They totally deserve the success
The people that claim PC gaming is dying/dead are people playing on consoles, fanboys that claim their console is the best and no other can be better.
Ah yes, PC gaming is here to stay. Rightfully so. Now let's hope they start making native DX11 games already.
Agreed. I feel no one out there's making use of my GTX 460.
BF3's coming :)
This story is dumb. What's with the part about it being up 1000% since 2003? Ad if you go to their site and look at their lineup of games they don't seem to have any good games. I guess they might be okay for anyone who likes those kinds of games but that's about it.
PC fans are just looking for scraps of light at the end of the tunnel.
GamersGate actually had plenty of good deals during the holiday. In fact, some of their prices were lower than steam's (such as for MassEffect and Prey) The site's design could use some improvement, but their catalog ain't too bad. Their own games aren't too shabby either. Just depends on tastes.
By that same logic..Consoles don't have any good games. I guess they might be okay for anyone who likes those kinds of games but that's about it.
no good games? Mount & Blade series is published by Paradox and that's one of the best games I've played, obviously not graphics wise, but the gameplay is very unique.
The problem with PC gaming is that there are a lot of variables and games don't perform the same in all computers. My computer is kind of new, I'm running Windows 7 on it and I have downloaded a couple of demos but they didn't work... so I will not spend money on games that may not even work when I install them. Consoles don't have that problem.
depends on the specifications too. yeah, pc gaming can be slightly more complicated than console since it's not just plug and play, but i think you should give it a 2nd chance. get someone with pc gaming experience to help you out.
Xbox has the red ring. PS3 has a constant stream of downloads then installs then firmware updates then patches then more patches that when I havent used my PS3 in a a week or two it takes forever just to get the damn thing to play the game. If you can put up with those flaws and have the slightest bit of intelligence and knowledge of PC hardware and software then you cant complain and the PC experience.
Deserve it more than any company imo. I absolutely love their strategy games, especially Hearts of Iron. Not afraid to promote very niche games made specifically for the fan base. Beginning to publish tons of other games by small developers aswell. Gamesgate is also #2 behind Steam in quality and deals imo.
guzman "PC fans are just looking for scraps of light at the end of the tunnel" hurry up and play your sub-hd machine before you mom puts it in your annual trailer park yard sale...your console of choice has a year or 2 left till it is dead, unsupported mostly except for sports and kids games(kinect, move, cod, elmo, toy story). I'll still be pc gaming
How does everyone think that people pirate pc games just to have a free game? Most people cannot get a decent enough review of a game with just a demo as a lot of demos are buggy and unfinished. What about downloading a game that normally you would never play, but it turns out that you really like it so you go out and buy it. Maybe you don't buy it but when the next iteration comes out, or another game by the same developer comes out, you will buy that one. So instead of a few pirating pc games and potentially open up a new fanbase, you condemn all pirates. That is what I call stereotyping. Not all pirates are bad. Now the pirates who download games and then turn and distribute them and keep the money for themselves are bad as the devs should be getting that money. Now if you just want to try a game to see if you like it, it could be a whole new market for devs. Especially the talented devs that aren't big like Activision and maybe cannot release a boxed game stateside, or globally.
Still illegal no matter what your reasons are....
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