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post #11 of 21
I don't believe this, where was the survey conducted? On a gaming website? Online? On the streets of New York?

How many people did they survey? 30? 50? 100?

All of this would make a difference.
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post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by Erwin_Rommel View Post
hardcore PC gaming is dying, just because they said "online gaming" doesn't mean they're playing CoD4 or TF2... You could classify peggle or puzzle quest as "Online" games, because you do have to go online to play it right?

Hell, even those little flash games that people embed in their Myspace and Facebook pages are online games... and thats where the majority of PC "gamers" are.
Hardcore gaming in general is dying.
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Hardcore gaming in general is dying.
Nein heir gefreiter! hardcore gaming is actually doing quite well, look at how many people play Halo3 and CoD4
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post #14 of 21
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Nein heir gefreiter! hardcore gaming is actually doing quite well, look at how many people play Halo3 and CoD4
Yeah, COD4 had amazing sales.

I think the problem is alot of games on pc are going the crysis path, where you need $2000 of GPU and a $500+ CPU to play them properally. It makes a $500 console look like a steal lol.
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post #15 of 21
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Yeah, COD4 had amazing sales.

I think the problem is alot of games on pc are going the crysis path, where you need $2000 of GPU and a $500+ CPU to play them properally. It makes a $500 console look like a steal lol.
You're forgetting the part where PC gaming can be as cheap.

I made a build that was just about $500 which has a Core 2 Duo and 9600GT, it would probably be able to play Crysis on High (At a low-ish resolution of course.).

Now, sure you will have to upgrade your system to play games a two years from then at maximum settings, but you can always lower the settings.

My system ($960, even cheaper now.) can play Crysis with the graphic quility of High/Very High at 45 - 55 FPS with the "Cuban-Ultima-Doom-Sword's Custom Crysis Config" as well.

Not to mention most pre-made computers are at least $1000 anyways, and when you build or buy a Gaming PC it isn't just for gaming, it's also your PC. Unlike a console.
post #16 of 21
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does this include like solitare and online checkers?
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Originally Posted by cgrado View Post
Probably. I'm sure it includes solitaire, Text Twist, Flash games, and minesweeper. The kind of stuff that people play just to waste time at work.
Miniclip comes to mind....

Wikipedia on Miniclip:
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[Miniclip] is the world's largest online games website, with 43 million unique users per month and is also the largest privately held website on the Internet.
Also, Candystand..... the biggest time killer in high school computer labs since '97! lol

Wikipedia on Candystand:
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Launched by the LifeSavers Company in March 1997, Candystand.com reaches over 5M unique users each month. The site features over 65 flash and shockwave games.
These two account for a huge population of "online PC gamers".
    
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Ooh...I visit miniclip at least once a month, just to check out if there's anything new.
     
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post #18 of 21
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Nein heir gefreiter! hardcore gaming is actually doing quite well, look at how many people play Halo3 and CoD4
And how many still play Q3, Wolf:ET, CS1.6 etc.
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post #19 of 21
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Nein heir gefreiter! hardcore gaming is actually doing quite well, look at how many people play Halo3 and CoD4
While it's true that many people do play Halo 3 and CoD4, that doesn't necessarily mean that everyone that plays them are "hardcore" gamers. Many people that play Halo 3 could be considered casual gamers, and simply play it because it's well-known.

However, then you start getting into the definition of what makes a hardcore gamer, which is a highly subjective matter and something that is pretty much impossible to settle. I think all we need to worry about is how many genuinely great games are being released successfully, and judging from that I'd say that hardcore gaming is doing just fine .
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I don't believe this, where was the survey conducted? On a gaming website? Online? On the streets of New York?

How many people did they survey? 30? 50? 100?

All of this would make a difference.
i agree.
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