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Yes. Who needs pcs and there overly-complex-quirkiness?

Typewriters ftw!
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post #42 of 52
PC games shouldnt die out. Consoles are big because they look pretty good and are much cheaper (as well as provide instant gratifcation to very casual gamers when custom gaming pcs are more complicated) but wont replace pcs anytime soon.
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I've heard that gaming in general is dying coz of piracy. Notebooks are also dying coz of Smartphone catching up. But in any case, I believe nothing right now whether it be notebooks, desktops or smartphones will die out coz most ppl don't get only 1 but gets all 3.
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I can assure you that after playing on all 3 systems, I usually see an equal amount of players online no matter what I use. By 3 systems I mean xbox 360, PS3 and my computer.
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post #45 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by squall325 View Post
I've heard that gaming in general is dying coz of piracy.
You've heard a lot of QQing from sub-par studios and publishers of sub-par studios. Piracy isn't going to kill anything and it never will.


Well, at least not software piracy. Now, high seas piracy, there's a different and much more brutal cookie...


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Notebooks are also dying coz of Smartphone catching up. But in any case,
Not really. Netbooks I could see letting go as most smartphones can do anything netbooks can. But I don't see notebooks going anywhere. You can buy notebooks that out-game my sig rig by miles.
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post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by squall325 View Post
I've heard that gaming in general is dying coz of piracy. Notebooks are also dying coz of Smartphone catching up. But in any case, I believe nothing right now whether it be notebooks, desktops or smartphones will die out coz most ppl don't get only 1 but gets all 3.
As far as I know is software piracy no issue on consoles, only on PCs. So if software piracy kills gaming anywhere then most likely on the PC.
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post #47 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by 12Honk34 View Post
As far as I know is software piracy no issue on consoles, only on PCs. So if software piracy kills gaming anywhere then most likely on the PC.
Roundabouts everyone I knows had at least their Wii homebrewed.

And to answer your question about if it is dieing:

No.

The person who told you that PC gaming will be dead in 5 years is a blistering fool. If it happens it will take at least four times that. And that is a big if.

For the average gamer, not the high end ones:
The price of gaming on the PC and gaming on consoles is not that far apart. While a PC needs upgrades once in a while, a console is outdated faster than a complete PC. While over the course of a few years you might need to replace parts of a PC for maybe a 100 bucks a year, you'll need to buy a new console for 300-500 bucks every few years. Plus, in my experience, console games are generally more expensive. I can grab new releases for games for around 30 euro, while almost all new games for the 360 and PS3 are 60+ euro.

Oh, and keyboard + mouse > controller.
Edited by Kristian - 6/8/10 at 12:18pm
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post #48 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by squall325 View Post
I've heard that gaming in general is dying coz of piracy.
Music industry said that same line but then posts record sales

I like to think that only **** games get pirated (take spore for instance), usually people will actually buy a game they enjoy playing and pirate ones they don't.
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post #49 of 52
There are still loads of pc exclusive, Look at all the MMO's and RTS'. They need to make more on different genre's though.
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post #50 of 52
Generic PC is dying thread of the month, hehe.

As long as there is money to be made someone will make games for the PC, end of story.
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