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I would have to say that this is mostly because of steam sales. Getting a 60$ game 4 months later after release, for 7$, is how most of my games are purchased. youll never see that at gamestop or brick and mortar stores (rarely).

I got Crysis 2 for 8.50, still being sold in stores for $39.99. AND better graphics ta-boot.
 
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Originally Posted by Detroitsoldier View Post

The main reason you don't hear the screaming kids as much is because there aren't as many people with microphones on PC.
There are whiny brats on both sides of the fight.

According to Steam survey, 73 percent of Steam users have mics.
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post

According to Steam survey, 73 percent of Steam users have mics.

I'll go ahead and point out that a majority of people don't use them on PC.
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According to Steam survey, 73 percent of Steam users have mics.

PC games also tend to have a higher online connection rate as a % of games sold vs. gamers connected. But thanks for pointing out that little statistic thumb.gif

While DetroitSoldier does have a point about there being whiny kids on both sides, I have found far less on the PC platform. Go play a game of Gears of War on X360 and then play BF3 on PC and tell me which one has more whiny kids screaming through mics and swearing like sailors. Sure, there are plenty of immature people on BF3 on PC as well, but from my personal experience, consoles tend to have far more whiny teens.

You also have to look at the demographics, most young children and teenagers have consoles because they are somewhat affordable. There aren't nearly as many that have a PC actually powerful enough to game comfortably. PC gamers do tend to be older since we purchase our own hardware and not use our parents money (There are always exceptions ofc).
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I'd just like to point out that PlayStation and Xbox-branded "consoles" are actually a bastardization of PC gaming in a console form-factor.

Consoles were designed for arcade gameplay. In fact, an accurate arcade experience was the entire marketing pitch of the Sega Genesis before the SNES was launched.
 
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wait, the pc was dying?
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wait, the pc was dying?

Ever since it was born. rolleyes.gif
    
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Ever since it was born. rolleyes.gif

Everyday we die a little more....sad-smiley-002.gif
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The pc will never die because its the most general purpose system for everything tech related. nothing has more wide flexibility as a PC setup. you can make it do whatever you want and how you want.
and people build tech by using PC's, PC's are used to make all games for all systems.
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I don't want people migrating over from consoles... I'm selfish that way...
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