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Biased source is biased?
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capcom refuses to release super street fighter 4 on pc because of piracy.
piracy has nothing to do with sales. It still sold well.
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piracy has nothing to do with sales. It still sold well.
That doesn't change the fact that they refused to release it on PC due to piracy... Regardless of whether or not piracy is affecting sales, it IS affecting the releases of games to PC.
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But there is a pc version of sf4 right?


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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.
Problem is that arcade gaming died a long time ago (except japan maybe), so it fused with console gaming. Or else consoles might have had smaller share.

The Amiga basically was the lead passageway from 8 to 16 bit games, at a time when pcs were mostly for businesses and had a buzz for sound. It was better even than arcades.

That step was the most impressive thing at that time for our untrained eyes.

Since 3d games appeared graphics took a further step but the difference is not that great as various bickerings suggest.

But to have played an 8 bit console and move to amiga was much more amazing than moving from ps1 and ps2 to ps3 or to directx pc games.

This is why maxing out the pc seems superfluous to me when it can do great in games anyway.

But perhaps thats just me...
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But there is a pc version of sf4 right?
None that I could find with a quick google search. All sources said that there wouldn't be a PC version released.
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There definitely is a SF4 PC
I own it

It is also fact that Capcom decided to never release SSF4 for PC due to insane amounts of piracy of the SF4 PC version. Now I agree that total pirated copies is not even a close indication of sales lost, since most of those cheapsters would have never bought the game otherwise, it is still hurting those loyal PC gamers

That's also pretty much the story of Gears of War PC and its quick demise
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Am I the only one who think they're talking about the numerous MMOs in the far east and the likes of Zynga?
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all games are made from pc's.
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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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ya, pc gaming pwning the consoles, crysis 2 just went to ****
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