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Well.
We all know PC Piracy is to blame and that the PC as a gaming platform is dying.
.....

Not really. Check this thread.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1182056/pc-game-sales-numbers-discussion-piracy-misinformation-collapse-of-the-industry/50#post_15994783

BF3 and Skryim selling more on PC than consoles.

And lifetime sales of games will favor PC over consoles because of digital distribution vs used game sales respectively.
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Not really. Check this thread.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1182056/pc-game-sales-numbers-discussion-piracy-misinformation-collapse-of-the-industry/50#post_15994783
BF3 and Skryim selling more on PC than consoles.
And lifetime sales of games will favor PC over consoles because of digital distribution vs used game sales respectively.

The methodology for that thread is a little bit loose to put it mildly. Even if he is correct about those two games, and I suspect he is not, they both still sold more on consoles combined. Then there are games like MW3 which sell 10x as many copies on consoles. I hope he's right, I just don't think his evidence is very good.

However, this tweet is EPIC. I have faith in more stalker!
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GSC...

...is...

...closing...

...their...

dorrrrrs...

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Why black dynamite...why....
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According to my source(ex-employee ; no he did not leave during this period) it seems that about half the team has already gone to 4A.He tells me that the scriptors(I think he means all the people that make A.I behaviour) are already gone but the programmers are still in GSC trying to finish a beta build of STALKER 2 on consoles.

I have also received confirmation that it governmental organizations are trying a hostile takeover(or at least pressuring the company in some way) of the company due to corruption.Although he also believes that the CEO of GSC was also tired of making games which could be one more reason why we are seeing this. frown.gif
    
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New tweet!
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gscstalker S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
The Stalker team continues work on the project and hopefully everything will turn out well. Good Hunting Stalkers!

Who thought the production of Stalker 2 would be so dramatic?
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Not really. Check this thread.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1182056/pc-game-sales-numbers-discussion-piracy-misinformation-collapse-of-the-industry/50#post_15994783
BF3 and Skryim selling more on PC than consoles.
And lifetime sales of games will favor PC over consoles because of digital distribution vs used game sales respectively.

LOL what? I think you may want to research that a bit.
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LOL what? I think you may want to research that a bit.

Did you read the thread? Or just make a comment based on nothing? Kind of seems like the latter...
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LOL what? I think you may want to research that a bit.

Did you read the thread? Or just make a comment based on nothing? Kind of seems like the latter...

That was a lot of mis-information. Plus that survey has been shown very biased and you can't just assume since a biased survey done three years ago means shown that 50% of games were bought online that now it is 75% or more. The survey also did not account for any online purchases of console games from online retailers.

And your math...How do you sell an additional 75% of 500,000 to get 2 million? 500,000 + 75% = 875,000. You are making up about 1.2 million sales there. You can't just use some idiot blogger's made up numbers as facts either. My gosh...PC gaming is alive and healthy but the number of assumptions is nuts. The number logged onto Skyrim is only 15% and he is using the record setting number of 300,000 from release? it is a safe bet that on day one what ever number that is shown to be playing a game is going to be close to all of them. Wow...I'd love to get a pair glasses like this guy. Sure after a couple weeks and only 50,000 are logged into the game at anyone time you could assume a lower percentage, but not when there is 300,000.
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That was a lot of mis-information. Plus that survey has been shown very biased and you can't just assume since a biased survey done three years ago means shown that 50% of games were bought online that now it is 75% or more. The survey also did not account for any online purchases of console games from online retailers.
And your math...How do you sell an additional 75% of 500,000 to get 2 million? 500,000 + 75% = 875,000. You are making up about 1.2 million sales there. You can't just use some idiot blogger's made up numbers as facts either. My gosh...PC gaming is alive and healthy but the number of assumptions is nuts. The number logged onto Skyrim is only 15% and he is using the record setting number of 300,000 from release? it is a safe bet that on day one what ever number that is shown to be playing a game is going to be close to all of them. Wow...I'd love to get a pair glasses like this guy. Sure after a couple weeks and only 50,000 are logged into the game at anyone time you could assume a lower percentage, but not when there is 300,000.

If 75% of total PC sales are not counted in sales figures, that means 500,000 sales represents 25%, right?

I'll let you figure out the rest thumb.gif
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