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It has been growing, it's just been growing more on indie or nontraditional games on Steam.

Pure old school shooters rarely sell well, but more innovative FPS like TF2 are a hit.
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PC gaming was never dying, so it's kind of hard to make a comeback.
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“We’ve had people specifically mention they’re buying new systems for games like Battlefield 3, Skyrim, and Knights of the Old Republic.
lololol

That's not really a "lol"-worthy quote. Many MMO'rs have lower-spec systems. It's quite feasible that they'd upgrade for SWTOR. It supports multi-core processors and they've added anti-aliasing. It's not the most demanding game, but it requires a midrange or better system.

SWTOR =/= KOTOR
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PC gaming was never dying. Competitive gaming on the other hand for FPS games is dying. SC2 on the other hand is soaring...

I pretty much second this.

The old-style games that offer no sympathy for the less-skilled are long dead. I'm not sure they will ever return, either... as gaming spread from the dedicated players to the casual masses (mid/early 2000's) the whole industry changed for, IMO, the worse. The flood of lazy 'need instant gratification' peasants ruined gaming forever.

RIP, real games. The numbers don't matter - "PC gaming" will never return to its former glory.
    
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I pretty much second this.
The old-style games that offer no sympathy for the less-skilled are long dead. I'm not sure they will ever return, either... as gaming spread from the dedicated players to the casual masses (mid/early 2000's) the whole industry changed for, IMO, the worse. The flood of lazy 'need instant gratification' peasants ruined gaming forever.
RIP, real games. The numbers don't matter - "PC gaming" will never return to its former glory.

See Indie games like platformers and shmups.

Big market games: yes. Publishers like EA and Activision want the lowest common denominator type of easy games to sell more products. CoD is easier to play than Hello Kitty Island Adventure.
Edited by Riou - 1/23/12 at 7:17pm
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good article thanks
 
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I see many console gamers switching over to PC gaming, especially among my group of friends. I have built computers for the vast majority of them, after leaving their consoles we rarely ever look back.
I for one am thrilled biggrin.gif

I've seen more gaming laptops recently, and I think the MMOs are the major driving force behind that. Can only be a good thing biggrin.gif.
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The aging hardware on current consoles is going to start driving gamers to seek out other options. Playing a console is cool for most, but we're getting to a point where the first consoles of this generation are probably going to start dying, and when that happens, people are going to get seriously pissed. These consoles, like all computer hardware, have a limited time before electronic degradation sets in, and I wouldn't be surprised if that lifetime is coming to an end.
PC's as we know them are still a dying breed though. There is so much money in the ultra mobile market right now that anyone that doesn't develop games for it would be a fool. The PC as a gaming platform for hardcore gamers is going to become a niche market in the near future.

Which is why over 1,600,000 copies of Skyrim have been sold for the PC alone. And this ain't no $1.99 app either.
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Every once in a while, someone writes an article about how PC gaming is dead/resurrected when in truth it's been steadily growing and not dying and then returning every fortnight.

And the reason? Revenue, I'm guessing, as those articles attract lots of visitors. You can't copy news and bench 7970s all day, can you?
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post #17 of 47
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Originally Posted by i_hax View Post

I pretty much second this.
The old-style games that offer no sympathy for the less-skilled are long dead. I'm not sure they will ever return, either... as gaming spread from the dedicated players to the casual masses (mid/early 2000's) the whole industry changed for, IMO, the worse. The flood of lazy 'need instant gratification' peasants ruined gaming forever.
RIP, real games. The numbers don't matter - "PC gaming" will never return to its former glory.

Gaming was commonplace in the late eighties/early nineties. Practically everybody owned a nintendo.
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Originally Posted by staryoshi View Post

That's not really a "lol"-worthy quote. Many MMO'rs have lower-spec systems. It's quite feasible that they'd upgrade for SWTOR. It supports multi-core processors and they've added anti-aliasing. It's not the most demanding game, but it requires a midrange or better system.

Its VERY lol-worthy. KNIGHTS of The Old Republic is from 2003 tongue.gif

/edit

damn, HWI beat me to it.
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I have never been much of a console gamer in truth. Hell even my old LGA775 system with a GT240 was offering better graphics than my roommates PS3. He and I both had copies of Fallout: New Vegas. Even on low settings mine looked better than his did on high settings. And then there were the console commands. He promptly bought a PC and copy of the game for PC. He has never looked back.
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I thought this had something to do with a Lord of the rings MMO bleh. PC gaming was never dying just developers being lazy tards & not wanting to develop for us

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