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The PC is the father of gaming, without it we wouldn't have consoles or video games. There's so much more to offer on the PC than the console, as in terms of third party, subscription, or indie games (eg. minecraft,WOW) which is what PC gamers mostly spend their money on and why major developers like consoles more.

PC gaming has always been winning but we haven't noticed it. I used to be a console gamer, but I always preferred the freedom of the mouse, keyboard, and windows. Playing the sims and Roller coaster tycoon 1 as a kid..... great memories. I feel trapped whenever I play on a console because I always have the urge to go back to my desktop and browse OCN.... but can't!
Edited by kyle7412 - 4/6/11 at 8:43pm
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War? What WAR?? Why does everything have to turn into a damn war? This article is stupid and pointless.

...And no, PC gaming isn't "winning" at anything. Facebook and iPhone games are.
 
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War? What WAR?? Why does everything have to turn into a damn war? This article is stupid and pointless.

...And no, PC gaming isn't "winning" at anything. Facebook and iPhone games are.
Because of fanboys just have to ignore them with their ignorance
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War? What WAR?? Why does everything have to turn into a damn war? This article is stupid and pointless.

...And no, PC gaming isn't "winning" at anything. Facebook and iPhone games are.
because humanity is a conflict driven species.

There isnt a real war, that would mean that consoles actually stood a chance.


Its harder for console gamers to understand. PCs are capable of so much more. How would you feel if they developed games to max out the Wii and simply ported them to the xbox and ps3 without attempting to push your system to the max. It really is that simple.
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Comparing console game sales to pc game sales answers this question.
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Comparing console game sales to pc game sales answers this question.
yes lets do that.

lets compare world wide PC gaming sales, because there are publishers all over the world that make games for the PC.

Consoles are much much smaller in terms of who releases content for them.

The countless indie and foreign devs that produce content are never tallied up in the PC vs Console sales.

Consoles lose in terms of total sales and profits. But if you simply take Major publisher sales of console vs PC, then yes Consoles win.
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I would gladly pay $70-80 for an EPIC AAA title that had excellent graphics, dx11, state of the art features, and it worked perfectly on PC harware.

Why not pay developers a little more for a badass PC title? Afterall more work has to be put into the PC version. Why not pay the developers to do it?
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The PC is the father of gaming, without it we wouldn't have consoles or video games.
I thought the Atari came before PC's?
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I thought the Atari came before PC's?
I ran a Timex Sinclair before I had an Atari... baring that Atari more or less reproduced the arcade games of the time but being an inferior platform, dumbed most the games down considerably. Beyond that it was all about Amiga... but as far as it goes, gaming was more or less an arcade venture that was ported to the home venue via the console. Once the 8-bit era sorta kicked in then the console wars started, gaming was a niche hobby at best. PC games started to come back into their own in the early to mid 90's with companies like Microprose and Origin...

I think if we were to trend it, we would see a cycle of large hardware driving more powerful titles, supplanted by a cheaper hardware that is more accessible, but limiting the previous iteration... Centipede arcade and Centipede Atari, are two different games... in the same way that Crysis 1 and Cryport are two different games.

Cheap hardware though, plays out, and then its back to the big rig for the next big thing. It will be interesting to see how ps3 and xbox hang on with there restructured 10~12 year lifetime/ new console plans as opposed to the previous 4~5. Or even how the calculator/cell phone/ipad stuff impacts the genre... which being so cheap (at current slave manufacturing) are capable of newer units ever 1~2.
 
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I remember when the PC killed the Atari.
 
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