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yodaman123

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#1 12 years ago

Hey this is yodaman123 here! I've noticed that there arent too many new shooter games or anything fun being released for PC lately. I mean the FORCE UNLEASHED is only for PS3 and Xbox360. GTA 5 is only for those two consoles also. PC games are dying out all of a sudden! There are still making like 700$ video cards and no good games too play. Heck you could buy a PS3 with 700$:mad: Now the only use for a computer are playing old outdated games like JK3 or going shopping, doing research, boring stuff, etc. And one time when SPider-Man 2 came out I bought the PC game and it turned out to be a little 5 year old game where the PS2 version rocks. Oh well.




The_Twig

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#2 12 years ago

Didn't Rainbow Six: Vegas come out for PC? That game doesn't seem bad. Games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R and Battlefield 2142 look ok as well.

Not really sure about anything newer though. I assume Unreal Tournament 3 would be coming out for PC as well eventually.




Bluestormtrooper

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#3 12 years ago

No, but console games are gaining popularity. Mainly because these new consoles allow developers to do things with them they never could of before.




Jayz

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#4 12 years ago

too much piracy on pc games, its easier to download it rather than buy it, so the companies just arnt making the games any more. with console games you have to modify your consoles to play the warez games so its obvious they would put more time into console now.

and any games made for pc have got stupid ammount of piracy security like half life 2, you require a internet connection while playing the single player to ensure your game isnt warez or a key used by others.




Kakashi971

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#5 12 years ago

i am not sure PC games are dying just yet heh infact the PC is proabibly the most versitile thing. sure they all have games exclusive for those systems but give the thickheaded developers time t figure out that they need PC games to help sales.




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#6 12 years ago

One thing really: simplicity. Let's face it, PC games have always been more complicated. You have to install it, something tends to go wrong when booting it, and the controls tend to be fairly complicated, with up to ten or more buttons for various things. With a console, you put the disc in, if it doesn't work, the developer broke the game and it's not your fault because you didn't patch/download drivers/have an unsupported card/CD Drive doesn't support SecureROM, and the controllers have like 4-8 buttons, and they're all laid out easily to control with two hands. Not like the PC, where you have to figure out which half of the keyboard is for the game.

Thing is, most people that don't care about something (in this case, being techy) want it simple, or else they aren't going to bother. Consoles are just simpler to use for most.




ddrom

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#7 12 years ago

Dosent maatter how You put it Consoles will always be inferior to pc, I for I will never buy a console. Console games die out as quick as a yo yo fad,.. Pcs are easer to up grade and completley legal to upgrade.......? As for the controls I dont see a mouse on the consoles mostly, and a mouse is still the best way to play any fps.:) Pc games go for years due to the mods that can be creaated for them, Look at Jedi academy still going strong due to the mods, and will continue for around at least maybe two more years. Call of duty 1 is still going strong, any way there are many others here on file front as you may well know. As far as piracy goes you are a fool if you dont buy the legal game, you are only hurting your self in the long term as game development has a price. And with out your money for "legit" games developers cant continue to make these fantastic games for us. :beer:




^Pirate

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#8 12 years ago

PC games dying you say? No, most certainly not. Check the new Crytek2 engine out. It's amazing. Crysis will be running on it, which I recommend to get once finished.




The_Twig

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#9 12 years ago

Nicely put 'ddrom'. The PC games are more expandable and tend to have more re-playability. Granted yeah the controls can be frustrating as well. Once you figure out a good control scheme you can work with most games in that area will function just as well. I for instance when playing FPS tend to always use the same scheme. Maybe switch a few buttons here and there depending on the game.




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#10 12 years ago
ddrom;3728942Dosent maatter how You put it Consoles will always be inferior to pc,

I never said which one was better. That's besides the point. The discussion is whether PC games are dying or not. The point here isn't whether PC games are better than console games, but why it seems like there aren't many new games for PC. The PC-Console debate is pointless anyway. They're different and have different uses.

I for I will never buy a console. Console games die out as quick as a yo yo fad,.. Pcs are easer to up grade and completley legal to upgrade.......?

And you know how much of the mainstream users are gonna upgrade their system? Most throw it out when it becomes slightly outdates, as opposed to just getting one more stick of RAM. Which is usually what they need anyway...

As for the controls I dont see a mouse on the consoles mostly, and a mouse is still the best way to play any fps.:)

It's still simpler on consoles. I have literally seen some PC games use just about every key on the keyboard.

As far as piracy goes you are a fool if you dont buy the legal game, you are only hurting your self in the long term as game development has a price. And with out your money for "legit" games developers cant continue to make these fantastic games for us.

What about the old games that the publisher no longer sells, needing a new CD because you lost your old one and the publisher won't give a new one, needing a crack because the anti-piracy is just crippling (I'm looking at you, Empire at War...), you lost or damaged your CD code, or there's no demo and you would rather try before you buy? It's not really a simple B&W issue. Especially since most of the Copyright Protection companies I've seen are worse than most "pirates."

The point really is that there's a slowing down in the PC market because the money is in the console department. It has nothing to do with piracy, but that most new gamers come into the console market first. While PC games can be a success, there really aren't many breakout hits like The Sims anymore. Look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_computer_and_video_games. Compare PC to the consoles. It's not that close, really. Three games for PC are over 8 million sales. 20 are over on the console side. The important thing to remember in this debate is that gaming is an industry now. It's about the money. And there's no money where there's no sales.

So long story short: consoles are easier to use for most people, hence publishers put games out on where the money is.