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NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!/allcaps
    
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Some of us are still stuck with slow, capped internet. I'll stick with boxed games for now.

In fact the only games on my Steam account are indie games (except CS:S), which of course arent sold in store :/
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post #33 of 95
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Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post
PC gaming is always dying, nothing new
imo its rise of the indie devs atm
no more big budget titles like skyrim or battlefield 3 for the pc. we're gonna get games like minecraft and world of goo.
post #34 of 95
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Originally Posted by Licht View Post
In other news Steam is literally doubling it's sales every year...
they don't release their sales numbers lol
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Last I head PC was had an increase in sales(money made), while the consoles were all down.
Thanks to facebook games where you have to pay for every little ****ty thing, everyone seems to be glad there won't be games sold in retail stores anymore, I can't understand why anyone would want less options, oh and when retail games disappear you can say goodbye to steam sales.
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Apparently PC Games revenue is up 19%...

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011...Paper,+Shotgun)

And set to continue to rise beyond 2014...
And there it is.
This GamingBlend article was probably written with an XBox controller. It only makes sense that as the games and graphics accelerate on the PC, sales go up. Happened in the PS2 era and it will continue to happen years after the consoles start to stagnate. We're seeing a lot of articles with either an emotional attachment the $400 console they bought in 05', a magnitude of misinformation or jealousy.
Edited by pengs - 3/1/11 at 11:50am
post #37 of 95
I can't find 1/37 of the games that I want in any game store for my PC. How again am I supposed to buy them now?


PC gaming as a whole is dying. Which developer in there right mind would make a PC game when you could make a cheap DX9 game on consoles and sell WAY more.
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post #38 of 95
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Originally Posted by SiK GambleR View Post
Pc gaming will never die.
It won't die, but it won't live on as what we knew it to be at this rate though.

Consoles be damned.
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And there it is.
That article was probably written with an XBox controller. It only makes sense that as the games and graphics accelerate on the PC, sales go up. Happened in the PS2 era and it will continue to happen years after the consoles start to stagnate. We're seeing a lot of articles with either an emotional attachment the 400 console they bought in 05', a magnitude of misinformation or a jealousy.
It's the rise of crappy reporting. Reporting today is always done with an agenda, either to spread FUD, maintain FUD, or clean out FUD. It's all about the hype and how you can get that hype, it's why I rarely read anything but science articles (and even they push hype too much).

For anyone who says it's console and pirating that ruined PC gaming, it's much much more. You have the cheating, development, constant shift in hardware (dev problem), all sorts of variables that aren't constant enough to make a stable market.

It's ironic actually, the best high point for PC gaming is one of it's downfalls. That constant release of new hardware makes devs have head aches, causing lack of development.
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tired of hearing this crap!!!! period!!!!!
    
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