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http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/04/19/pc-market-refuses-to-die-rises-again-in-q1-2012/
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Market research firm IDC has released its quarterly figures for computer sales in the first part of 2012. It’s surprised some pundits by claiming that far from the traditional PC era being over, worldwide shipments are up. They’re even showing growth in debt-saddled, austerity shackled and market saturated Europe, of all places.

The salient point is that while computer use is changing rapidly, spurred on by adoption of mobile platforms, it’s not necessarily the PC that’s suffering. In fact, tie this story in with last month’s news that 2011 was a boom year for sales of PC games, then set it against the declining revenues from console software and you’ve got a fairly convincing PC renaissance story.

And yet, there's still nutjobs out there saying "PC gaming is dead".
It was hilarious at first but now it's just pathetic. tongue.gif
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Heartwarming. Honestly a large part of this is due to valve with steam.
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And yet, there's still nutjobs out there saying "PC gaming is dead".
It was hilarious at first but now it's just pathetic. tongue.gif

Please let thoes nutjobs stay on their consoles.
Not to sound like a pc elitist or something but i don't miss thoes screaming kids which i see alot more on consoles then on PC.
    
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I've been hearing how PC gaming was dead since my Commodore 64 back in the mid 80's. Colecovision. That's where it's at man. Ugh.

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I've been hearing how PC gaming was dead since my Commodore 64 back in the mid 80's. Colecovision. That's where it's at man. Ugh.
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Manic Mansion and Battle Chess are still great to this day.
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debt-saddled, austerity shackled and market saturated Europe, of all places.
wth? Europe? not the US?
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http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/04/19/pc-market-refuses-to-die-rises-again-in-q1-2012/
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Market research firm IDC has released its quarterly figures for computer sales in the first part of 2012. It’s surprised some pundits by claiming that far from the traditional PC era being over, worldwide shipments are up. They’re even showing growth in debt-saddled, austerity shackled and market saturated Europe, of all places.
The salient point is that while computer use is changing rapidly, spurred on by adoption of mobile platforms, it’s not necessarily the PC that’s suffering. In fact, tie this story in with last month’s news that 2011 was a boom year for sales of PC games, then set it against the declining revenues from console software and you’ve got a fairly convincing PC renaissance story.
And yet, there's still nutjobs out there saying "PC gaming is dead".
It was hilarious at first but now it's just pathetic. tongue.gif

There gonna be saying its dead til they are in their graves. you simply cant change the mind of a group of closed minded people that gonna keep saying its dead when in fact it isn't.
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You can't play DOTA on a console.
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Please let thoes nutjobs stay on their consoles.
Not to sound like a pc elitist or something but i don't miss thoes screaming kids which i see alot more on consoles then on PC.

I kinda agree. I didn't get a current gen console until well into their lifespan and when I finally got an Xbox 360 and played Halo 3 online...I've had some unpleasant experiences with people on the PC don't get me wrong, but it's nothing in frequency or severity compared to any of my online console experiences.

It's mostly rage, undescended testicles, and supposed stories involving my mother, sometimes all three rolled into one.

Anyways, this is good to hear. The whole "PC Gaming is Dead" argument was already invalid just by looking at the user base on Steam alone, but now that there's even more evidence supporting growth, I'd say it's clear that's nothing but an ugly rumor.
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Over the past year or so at least 4 friends and acquaintances have approached me wanting to build new PC's. I actually have a blank spreadsheet now for calculating tax and putting together builds.

I mean these are even people who use macs and tell me they wan't the power of a custom PC. I really can't blame the ones who are upgrading from consoles.
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