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Fuzzy Bunny

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#1 12 years ago

http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/05/04/1745238 http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/feature/?id=12610&rp=49

'We are well into the console transition and now have more than 30 next generation games in development,' said Warren Jenson, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer."

So, we keep hearing about the imminent demise of PC games, and that they'll all be replaced by crappy console look-alikes (bye-bye modding, at least until consoles become a _lot_ more flexible than they are now.)

I'm sure game publishers would welcome the demise of mods, as they prevent a lot of hard-core gamers from buying new games when they become bored of the commercial flavor-du-jour; the number of people actually motivated to buy a game just because of the diversity of mods that exists for it is probably minimal compared to people who'd buy new games--plus, mod-fans are probably more likely to pick up a last-generation game from a $10 bargain bin than to splurge $60-$70 on a new game.)

Much as I hate PC hardware and wouldn't miss "gah, I need a new graphics card", I wouldn't look forward to losing the diversity of choice I have now, and frankly, I can't stand console controls.

Discuss.




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#2 12 years ago

what ever makes ea the most money. and with a console controls a can't hit a thing, and I don't see pc game dieing out any time soon




Jetro

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#3 12 years ago

Really good mods keep publishers pockets full well after the games life expectancy is up. Case and point Half-Life, which sales have been floating on mods a good decade after it's release.

When they invent the keyboard and mouse scheme for the console(not those sucky third party ones) or the brainwave control where I just need to think about what I want to do, PCs might need to start worrying then.

One thing that could be a threat though would be the introduction of dedicated physics cards. If that idea where to catch on with publishers(which I doubt) it would mean yet another crappy accessorie to pay for(which I won't).

Besides EA's always been big into console games, so them supporting next gen consoles is nothing suprising.




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#4 12 years ago

If people stop making PC games I will simply stop playing video-games.




Jetro

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#5 12 years ago

Really good mods keep publishers pockets full well after the games life expectancy is up. Case and point Half-Life, which sales have been floating on mods a good decade after it's release.

When they invent the keyboard and mouse scheme for the console(not those sucky third party ones) or the brainwave control where I just need to think about what I want to do, PCs might need to start worrying then.

One thing that could be a threat though would be the introduction of dedicated physics cards. If that idea where to catch on with publishers(which I doubt) it would mean yet another crappy accessorie to pay for(which I won't).

Besides EA's always been big into console games, so them supporting next gen consoles is nothing suprising.




MkH^

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#6 12 years ago

Yeah, PC gaming is dying. That's what they have been babbling about for the last five years or so. Sales are telling otherwise though.




Bikewer

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#7 12 years ago

There was a news item from Microsoft a few weeks ago stating that they were committed to produce PC games, and promised more new stuff now that the initial development of the Xbox 360 is done.




Lupin

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#8 12 years ago

Computers > consoles.




Wooly_Bully

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#9 12 years ago

PC gaming will never die.....how can you make a proper FPS or Flight Sim for a console....PAH! :lookaround:




Agent_0range

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#10 12 years ago

[COLOR=black]Many industry analysts have been saying this each time a "next gen" console has hit the shelves. PC’s offer a huge variation of games that consoles can never offer. For example the PC is the only platform where a hugely populated and profitable game such as WoW can co-exist and not utterly crush something like EVE Online, which is by contrast far smaller and a much more niche game. Consoles cannot do that; if it isn't going to bring in a large amount of profit it simply won't get made. Most of these articles don’t take into account the surge in digital purchase and downloads of games through Steam/EA Downloader/Direct2Drive. They just see it as lost High Street sales like the Music industry does.[/COLOR][COLOR=black][/COLOR]