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Computer hardware is becoming cheaper, more mainstream, and aesthetically pleasing so it is appealing to a wider audience now, which is great. That and BF3 can probly contribute to increased hardware sales and game revenue. tongue.gif
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lol and the first time I heard about PC gaming dying was in 1998 (or 1999 I can't remember which) when I got my PS1. That was the reason I got a PS1 instead of upgrading my PC. Nice to see PC gaming is still doing well thumb.gif I just hope devs start making proper PC games again like they used to* in the late 90s early 2000s

*from what I remember and when I started to care about video games.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post

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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Yes, and the desktop PC was dead when Compaq introduced the first mass-market laptops during the same era. We saw how that turned out, too.

I honestly think it's been the same writers dusting off the same stories every five to 10 years and just replacing the text to make mention of whatever the latest fad in computing is. Sort of like, if you've been a baseball fan in the last 30 years, how many different guys have been anointed as the "last 300-game winner in baseball history."

There's always going to be a need for desktop computers, because there's always going to be a need for maximum performance, and there's always going to be a need for maximum performance as long as people want to play more and more realistic computer games, let alone the many legitimate professional needs for that level of performance.

The people who write these stories forget that there are people who have been using computers for a long time and have a good memory. LOL
     
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In reference to someone on first page. I too have been asked to assist in purchasing gaming PC's from two friends in the past year. One gave me a budget and said have at it. I told the other one what parts he needed to buy individually and I'd put them together with him as a teaching/learning experience, pending i get to 'yay or nay' the final parts list. :O To make sure it'll all work ok. And I'm not even that PC savvy compared to all you guys here...I can put one together and read a tutorial on how to overclock, and thats about it really!
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That's good I guess.
Modding games is enough to make me ditch consoles and go PC.


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Quote:
Originally Posted by Speced View Post

That's good I guess.
Modding games is enough to make me ditch consoles and go PC.

Smash Bros Brawl says hi.

Ironically, that's actually because Nintendo systems aren't "bastardized PCs", in that they lack the ability to patch offline game exploits. (the patching systems that do exist usually are limited to the OS and online play)
 
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