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Theres a gaming war? I just thought it was playing the game you wanted on whatever you enjoyed the most... Not a "war" in between.
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post #32 of 212
Just got done playing some Crysis 2.

Yeah....no.
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All hail the rise of the Glorious PC Gaming Master Race!
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recently converted a 360 player by selling him my old PC for $200 another friend considering. They got sick of waiting for the next console and not being able to fix the problems with their consoles on their own
    
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This is very believable. I have a lot friends who are avid console users and haven't touched PC gaming at all pretty much in their lives. A lot of these friends very recently have started to get into PC gaming.

I'm guessing the hardware limitations of consoles and the draconian rules imposed onto console gaming by the manufacturers have made them consider PC gaming as an alternative to consoles now. Building a PC capable of at least running Left 4 Dead 2 is pretty cheap these days. Also, Macs being able to run both OS X and Windows has probably served as an easy gateway into PC gaming by avid console gamers.
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I doubt this though if its true then thats good.
No it is true, it's just that Valve won't release their damn Steam sales figures so most devs who don't usually make PC games (and thus aren't aware of how profitable downloads are) look at retail figures and stray away.

Capcom, a Japanese dev (Japanese games rarely come on PC) experimented with PC gaming a few years back, now every new Capcom title is released on PC (Steam too). Why? They were impressed, the dev of Street Fighter 4 said that sales for the PC version far surpassed their expectations. Why? Because they never took Steam into account.

But there are many devs who have barely even heard of Steam.
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3DMark11 is a game?
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No it is true, it's just that Valve won't release their damn Steam sales figures so most devs who don't usually make PC games (and thus aren't aware of how profitable downloads are) look at retail figures and stray away.

Capcom, a Japanese dev (Japanese games rarely come on PC) experimented with PC gaming a few years back, now every new Capcom title is released on PC (Steam too). Why? They were impressed, the dev of Street Fighter 4 said that sales for the PC version far surpassed their expectations. Why? Because they never took Steam into account.

But there are many devs who have barely even heard of Steam.
capcom refuses to release super street fighter 4 on pc because of piracy.
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PC gaming elitists: Aha! The tides are changing. We shall win this battle!!!11

Other gamers (with sense): Yeaaaah, war... Not what I'd call it.
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The PC may outgrow the PS3 before the new consoles come along, that's all I'd guess though.
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