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http://www.maximumpc.com/article/12_ways_consoles_are_hurting_pc_gaming

Enough said.

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12 ways not to care.

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Edited by Nano2 - 3/31/11 at 4:53pm
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Meh... console and pc gaming has been around for a long time now, I don't think it's the console that's hurting PC gaming, but the dev's instead. So "easy" to just port games from the 360 to PC that theres very little incentive for the dev's to really work on the PC version when the port is 88% good enough.

Same is seen on the PS3, ported 360 games (lead platform) perform inferior. How about devs just make a games for one single platform, so it's completely optimized for it, and runs silky smooth. Oh wait... but they can just take a game and convert it over, sure it doesn't run as good as the lead platform, and it may have to loose some of the features, but heck, more money!!!
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Originally Posted by =Tac=;12951500 
Meh... console and pc gaming has been around for a long time now, I don't think it's the console that's hurting PC gaming, but the dev's instead. So "easy" to just port games from the 360 to PC that theres very little incentive for the dev's to really work on the PC version when the port is 88% good enough.

Same is seen on the PS3, ported 360 games (lead platform) perform inferior. How about devs just make a games for one single platform, so it's completely optimized for it, and runs silky smooth. Oh wait... but they can just take a game and convert it over, sure it doesn't run as good as the lead platform, and it may have to loose some of the features, but heck, more money!!!

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That's the whole point of the article. The existence of console gaming shapes the conception and production process of PC gaming, in essence ruining everything.
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I like the article. Pretty much sums it up. +rep for the post.
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I'm probably going back to consoles when the next gens are released and get an iMac/MP for PC gaming, which also has Stream. That seems like an extreme solution but I would have the best of both worlds without the expectations of enthusiasts grade games. I think the bar has been lowered for game quality and our expectations of PC games remains very high. No need to buy the best when we aren't getting the best in return. PC hardware makers will lose out on my business and many others as this trend continues. I'm getting older and the times are changing, it's about time I change with it because spending this kind of money on pricey hardware to play nonsense games has to stop at some point.

TBH, since I've been PC gaming for the last few years, the fun has slowly dried up.
I'm not talking about playing 3-5 year old PC games, I'm talking about the games over the last two years have been underwhelming for me on PC, many of them are multiplatform clones I probably would have enjoyed the same on 360/PS3/Mac i.e. Crysis 2. There's a lot I would have to consider by the release of BF3, if I will continue PC gaming at all. Just being truthful ya know.
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dw real gamers know where it's at 80% of ppl on xbox are only >15 squeeky voiced kids who just whine and ***** about everything i will never go back to console gaming (used to play on consoles) Also another thing is making console games is easier for them so they go for the easier way out like most people do
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Good. This weeds out the poor developers and games, takes the garbage players away, and leaves us (generally) with the cream of the crop. Go take a look at the upcoming PC games for this year, and tell me we don't still have an awesome line-up available.
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That's the whole point of the article. The existence of console gaming shapes the conception and production process of PC gaming, in essence ruining everything.

I would say it's more that developers and producers see the immense profit available from consoles with reduced overhead, forget what a good game really is, and get lazy. Consoles have been around for longer than computer gaming has, but PC gaming still had its golden years. This is a more recent development of the general decline of the quality of the industry.
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Good. This weeds out the poor developers and games, takes the garbage players away, and leaves us (generally) with the cream of the crop. Go take a look at the upcoming PC games for this year, and tell me we don't still have an awesome line-up available.

Which of those upcoming major title PC games are exclusive?
PC will always be the best, but you don't need a high end PC anymore to enjoy the game the same, Crysis 2 has ended the need to have the fastest PC you can afford. Many of the games are being made with consoles in mind, mid-range PC or iMac can do the job now.

As for people online, I never use a mic, PC or console so people's voices doesn't affect me.
The in-game chat feature is sufficient. Don't know what you mean by cream of the crop, there are bastards everywhere.

Just saying that I don't need my current PC to enjoy todays PC games.
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-.- I do like the ps3, BUT I am a pc game fan boi. Always will be.. I totally agree that devs. are dumbing down most games for console and in turn totally ruining what has made it fun to be a pc gamer. I can run games that are better than your console!

Take crysis for example, yea it was crazy hard to run, but not to us hardcore pc people. That is why we are around, and that is what the game was made for anyway, but now crysis two is out and it has totally been dumbed down for console, and it reminds me of a COD version of crysis. It makes me die a little inside each time i see it.. :*(
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