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Remember when everyone said PC gaming was dying? Remember when they were completely and utterly wrong – forever? Of course you do. And so does history, as it tends to favor victors. As for who's going to be forgotten, well, turnabout's kind of a bitc-- we mean fair play. And so, somewhat fittingly, Age of Empires Online developer and Gas Powered Games head Chris Taylor believes it's now consoles that are circling the drain.
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i don't think consoles are going anywhere anytime soon... however i do see current consoles entering end of life soon seeing as we have all these wii2/xbox720/ps4 rumors/new articles popping up
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I dont forsee consoles going anywhere anytime soon lol
     
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so long as games exist, so will consoles in one form or another
    
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I would easily take my 13.3" gaming laptop and desktop combo for my gaming needs, vs a console... Even my laptop plays games better than consoles...
     
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I'd like to see him explain himself a bit, as I'm at a loss as to what hurdles he thinks will present themselves to consoles and not PC.
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I'm admittedly drunk...ish. BUT!

I say that he has a bit of a point. Consoles pretty much are just for gaming from a basic standpoint. The peripherals are a lot of pluses that people like and enjoy. Consoles get used for more than just gaming by LOTS of people.

The problem isn't when you say I have a gaming device that can do A,B,C,D,... etc. Console makers are constantly solving that. No I think the issue he is worried about is that you will say I have this device that does yadda yadda yadda, and it also is used for gaming. So someone might ask why have a console if its for gaming when gaming is a secondary thing to them compared to the rest of the item's use? PC's don't have this problem as most people have lots of uses for them other than just gaming. Even the high end gaming PC's people justify very easily because they love it and they can do lots more with it than a console (I use my PC for lots more than just gaming). I think the "threat" to consoles are these smaller mobile devices. Consoles just have to offer a better gaming experience to keep people interested.

And you know what?!?! They WILL! Console makers aren't dumb. And people will buy consoles for years to come. They aren't in danger and aren't going anywhere for quite some time.

I think often people who make games, consoles, peripherals, etc., are usually worried not because the piece of the pie they get is getting smaller, but because the pie is getting bigger and the piece they get isn't keeping pace. Gaming is an expanding market and selling a couple hundred thousand games isn't what it used to be. Gotta keep selling more and making more money (which is logical). Sadly its just a theory and I don't have the numbers to back it up.

Well I'm done rambling. So as a PC-Gaming-Elitist-Funk Monkey I say consoles are here for a long time to come. GNITE!
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In the end you wont need a console. Your T.V. will come with a "OnLive" type service.
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In the end you wont need a console. Your T.V. will come with a "OnLive" type service.
I'm willing to bet console makers get in on their own "microconsoles," offering exclusive services and access to their first-party titles. Then you have publishers like Activision, who would in all likelihood take advantage of a Call of Duty-esque fanbase and make their own microconsole.

If we ever do go that route entirely, I can't imagine a smooth transition for anyone, PC and console gamers alike.
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More and more we want our devices to do everything. Specialization will not be around forever. Consoles have a limited life. Computers in one form or other will last far longer.
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Future of console gaming is just a computer rig branded by sony or microsoft.
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