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better games, hardware is definitely not a big of an issue, the problem is more so is with software scaling and whatnot, I'm not up to speed so don't flame me k apish?

The issue is that PC gamers make up a fraction of the overall game market......... too small for anyone to focus on those games if they want to be successful game developers..........
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go canadians!
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Does he have a nice moostache?

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The issue is that PC gamers make up a fraction of the overall game market......... too small for anyone to focus on those games if they want to be successful game developers..........
Starcraft 2 made around $75m in sales in the first 48 hours of its release - good sales for any game. To put it into perspective, if it were on the Xbox 360, SC2 would be in the top ten in terms of total units sold.

SC2 is an exception to the rule, but it shows that a very good game, well balanced thanks to a long beta, with many multiplayer maps, a good framework for mods and expansions and good content will succeed.
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Starcraft 2 made around $75m in sales in the first 48 hours of its release - good sales for any game. To put it into perspective, if it were on the Xbox 360, SC2 would be in the top ten in terms of total units sold.

SC2 is an exception to the rule, but it shows that a very good game, well balanced thanks to a long beta, with many people in Korea dying to get the game will succeed.
Fixed that for you.
    
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Fixed that for you.
Well, in the US alone it sold 721,000 copies in retail in the first 4 days of release, that's totally excluding digital downloads. So no, it's not just Korea.
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Hardware isn't the issue in PC gaming.....we need better games. This guy won't do much to bolster PC gaming.
Actually he can do a lot, if he can fix Games for Windows Live so it's not so much of a headache; get Microsoft to sign more Indy deals so that their Indy-Software development focus for the Xbox moves over to Windows as well for Cross Platform Promotions; a long with a handful of other thing, like natively building in a "Gaming Mode" button to Windows we could see a big surge in PC Gaming.

$2-5 Indy Games is where PC Gaming is at right now.

Triple A Titles sell well, but you'll always sell more Indy Games that cost at most $10 because they'll be the HD5770 of the time. Cheap, offer a lot to the end user, and very attractive (price wise) while Triple A's are turning more into the HD5970 or GTX 480; lots to offer but sometimes fall short on expectations and have slim profit margins.
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Well, in the US alone it sold 721,000 copies in retail in the first 4 days of release, that's totally excluding digital downloads. So no, it's not just Korea.
I should of put a smiley there, I wasn't being serious.
    
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'goat' is much more awesome imo.
exactly what I thought when I read his post..
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Rahul Sood is such an awesome name. Why didn't my parents name me Rahul?
my friends name is rahul but they call him jed. go figure
    
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