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Oh No, Unforuntely, PC gaming is dead come out from mouth of all game industries....... Yes, They believe that the consoles rising from the ashes.

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Company frontman John Carmack shocked everyone when he recently provided this quote: "We do not see the PC as the leading platform for games. That statement will enrage some people, but it is hard to characterize it otherwise; both console versions will have larger audiences than the PC version."
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This comes after the PC version of id's most recent game, Rage, sparked controversy among hardcore gamers. They complained of poor frame rates and sloppy rendering on their high-end PCs, while people playing the console version of the same game had no such reaction.
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........Carmack explained, "We knew that all older AMD drivers, and some Nvidia drivers would have problems with the game.......
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Of course, the highest-end gaming PCs are much more powerful machines than Xbox 360s or PS3s. However, the market of highest-end PCs is an exceedinly niche one, leaving game makers to serve the common denominator of game consoles.

This is a fact that most publishers had already accepted, but with id finally relinquishing to that reality as well, it may be the beginning of a final nail in the coffin.
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Edited by GAMERIG - 10/11/11 at 12:10pm
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post #2 of 27
So basically after they did a terrible job on making rage for the pc, their excuse is that consoles are better?
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Jhon Carmack doesn't have a clue
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John Carmack's = I love contradicting myself every week.
 
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They only need to check over with futuremark to get an idea of the statistics of common hardware platforms,
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Originally Posted by macca_dj View Post
They only need to check over with futuremark to get an idea of the statistics of common hardware platforms,
the bulk of pc's ? in todays market ? dual core 3ghz ish cpus with amd4000series IGP.

I'd say thats a rough approximation.
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John Carmack tells it how it is.
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John Carmack tells it how it is.
Says the guy with a 580. jkjk



Rage poorly coded for PCs =/= Consoles are better.
     
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IDK why you guys are so upset about him saying consoles are the larger audience. How many of your friends have ridiculous computers vs how many have consoles? The average consumer isn't going to spend 2-3x the amount on superior hardware when they can spend $300 on a junk console. It's the same reason cheap liquor exists.
post #10 of 27
Lol, well they've lost all my respect.


"We ported RAGE badly, so PC sucks. Consoles rulez, hell yah."

Leave the PC platform to better devs, such as Frictional Games, Valve, etc. The PC Platform doesn't need this rubbish.
Edited by Thingamajig - 10/11/11 at 12:34pm
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