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Someone said to me the other day Desktop PCs are too expensive, big and complicated and almost everybody has a console nowadays. The games on the consoles looked almost identical to the PC versions.

He said further that Notebooks and not stationary Desktop PCs are the future, and for games only gaming consoles, and PC games would only be a niche product in 5 years.

Is he right, will we see the number of PC games decreasing? It seems to me like there are many exclusive titles for consoles but hardly any for the PC.
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post #2 of 52
No.

That is all.

Thanks, bye.
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Someone said the world would end in 2012.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xquisit View Post
someone said the world would end in 2012.
lol
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post #5 of 52
Seems like games are dying out for pc we will see...
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Ha! Open source gaming is the future of PC gaming. As the regulars die out, they will rise.
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post #7 of 52
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He said further that Notebooks and not stationary Desktop PCs are the future, and for games only gaming consoles, and PC games would only be a niche product in 5 years.
The latest I heard was that notebook and laptop computers would slowly die off because they cannot match the speed and power of desktops, epecially in a decent price range, and since all these new smartphones, the iphones, ipads,kin, and the many more that are out there are coming, they are pretty much taking over the role of laptops.
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no...lol. a lot of revenue is made from PC games and from people like OCN members spending top dollar on hardware. it'd be dumb to get rid of PC gaming.

desktop pcs are indeed expensive but really if you have the interest the price tags arent of any issue to you!

consoles cant hold a candle to a custom built home grown pc with a lot of horsepower.
 
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Hi,

I havent done any research on this but there are a few things I can tell you to be general fact. PC games are for the real enthusiast, due to the fact that you can build powerfull gaming systems which are ALOT more powerfull than consoles and SOME of the games take full advantage of this, which look amazing - compare Bad Company 2 on the PC to that on the PS3, its really bad on the console as its simply not powerfull enough to demonstrate that kind of game but looks and runs amazing on the PC. Developers imaginations are always going to surpass console hardware capability of the time, hence this is where the market for the PC comes into play. Although nowhere near the size of the console market, the PC does have a die hard niche market, full of people wanting to see how good these games and aplications can look, wanting to see a step ahead of what the consoles have to offer, there will always be this market. I for one am an avid gamer who loves his consoles but upon building my first rig a few months back, the difference is astounding - to anthusiast - and im one of millions. So I think we can conclude that although there will almost certainy never be as many titles on the PC vs the console, games developers will always take a few of the best titles, and develop them that bit further to provide us enthusiasts with the eye candy we want
    
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post #10 of 52
The market for gaming PCs is too big for that too happen.

One well-equipped rig is equal to 10 consoles, or 1 console and 50 games. And it isn't like game developers aren't recouping their initial investment. They're going DRM crazy because their want more profits, not because they aren't profitable.

These rumors that keep floating around are ill-informed.
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