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  1. Also factor in a notable resurgence in tiny independent studios making games-they-love for the PC, some of them highly acclaimed (The Witcher, Evochron, Lost Crown, King’s Bounty: The Legend, Plants Vs. Zombies, etc). And in the last few years, the under-the-radar wave of new PC adventure games in the old-school point-n’-click mode. The PC is showing that an open platform + a loyal niche fan-base still offers an attractive and profitable option for a small developer. The final factor in the survival of PC gaming is the way that the fans band together to fix up older games, spending years creating really serious code-delving patches and huge graphics mods to keep great games alive (e.g.: Bethesda’s Morrowind and Pirates of the Caribbean games).


  2. No, the consoles as such are not in danger. Specific consoles might be. Digitially distributed games like Battlefield 1943 show us what are in store for us. Affordable, easy, small. Without the piracy and logistic issues.

    Beside, subscribtion based MMO’s has always been the last bastion of PC gaming, but this does not change the inherent cost of gaming on a pc platform when it comes to graphic intensive games like FPS’s. Anyone that has gamed on a PC with all its incompatibility and upgrade cost issues knows that it takes resolve and money to stay in that game!

    If “PC” games are the future, we havent seen that “PC” beast yet. It might turn out to be a future console or other dedicated hardware device.


  3. @tim
    PCs are not engaged in a gaming power race as much as they once were. That was something from the heyday of AAA boxed retail PC games and they are just about dead.

    There is a big trend now, we see it with WoW and Runescape, to make a game playable on as many machines as possible. Which is the exact opposite to having the upgrade costs that you mention.


  4. I think you’re comparing apples and oranges here. Of course all these types of games are competing for the same people’s time and money, but the key console games are still selling in the millions. I don’t think Modern Warfare 2 (for instance) is going to suffer too badly from web and iPhone competition (although maybe it will suffer from silly pricing) – they’re offering two non-overlapping experiences.

  5. james braselton

    HI THERE YOU ARE RIGHT ESPECILY XBOX 360 AND PS3 GAME TIME TO LOAD OF A GAME IS TOO LONG AND HAVE VERY LONG LAG TIME FOR TODAYS GAMES SOO UNLESS THEY GOING PUT A LIGHTING FAST SOLID STATE FLASH DRIVE OR A 10,000 OR 15,000 RPM HARD DRIVES OR USE A HYBRIDE SSD/HDD OR LASER HARD DRIVES AT 160 TB/S 160 TERABYTES PER SECOND OR NANOSPHERS AT 2.5 TIMES FASTER THEN LIGHT SPEED ITS POSSIBLE TOO HAVE GAMING FASTER THE N LIGHT SPEED LIKE THE BORG GAMING CONSOLE AT 500,000 TIMES FASTER THEN LIGHT SPEED

  6. doris

    @ james braselton

    lolwut?

  7. IkkiLuigi

    @doris

    i had the exact same reaction.
    and what are THE BORG?

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