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The 3d shooter and RTSs are pretty much the PCs thing consoles have tried hard but they suck. The resolutions get lowered,the joy sticks are soooo 1995 and they take away all your graphics options.
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I am 100% in support of PC gaming!

Where else can you play a game across multi-monitors?

Also, keyboard and mouse is much better for shooters, MMORPGs, and RTSs.
    
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PC gaming is not in trouble. Retail is dying because people prefer to purchase online through many of the different online distributors we have now these days. STEAM being one of the obvious.

Retail can die out and will not adversely effect PC gaming too much as Online will take its place rather easily.
Thats very true its probly even cheaper for game makers to stop printing cd's manuals, boxes then spending money to ship them all around to stores. And just use online services their own or others.
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post #54 of 95
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PC gaming is not in trouble. Retail is dying because people prefer to purchase online through many of the different online distributors we have now these days. STEAM being one of the obvious.

Retail can die out and will not adversely effect PC gaming too much as Online will take its place rather easily.
The last time I actually went to buy a game retail was when Oblivion came out. I have just bought all my games on steam now but this year I may have to pick up a few retail (but I hate doing it because it seems they only have morons there).
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Thats very true its probly even cheaper for game makers to stop printing cd's manuals, boxes then spending money to ship them all around to stores. And just use online services their own or others.
Exactly, and with those costs cut, then consumers for the most part will see cheaper games. STEAM games for the most part are cheaper than the retail counterparts. That is what I have found at least.
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I less than three steam.
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post #57 of 95
Retail isn't dying. It's killing itself by choosing to not adapt.

Digital distribution is the future.
post #58 of 95
I'm gonna quote my dad on this "mm mm mm our cats?"
It's called market economy it fluctatues deal with it, don't predict it.
 
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post #59 of 95
... and digital distribution is the one taking it.

PC Gaming is dead, long live PC Gaming.
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Exactly, and with those costs cut, then consumers for the most part will see cheaper games. STEAM games for the most part are cheaper than the retail counterparts. That is what I have found at least.
Maybe in the US but not in Europe, Steam games costs more here in general, a lot more in some countries, here in France games actually cost the same as in stores but they almost never lower the prices, and if I wanted to I could import my new games for about 35€ from play.com or buy them new on Steam for 50€ ($69), so not a hard choice to make. I have a lot of Steam games (more than 200) but they almost all have been bought during sales, otherwise I will just buy cheaper retail games from the UK.
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