Ep. VI: Return of the turret
- May 7, 2009
Microsoft would postpone the oh-so-inevitable death of the PC if they'd just release some AAA games for it every now and then...
That is simply the worst possible argument to justify the claim of "consoles are dying": Steam has 54 million accounts, but how many of those are active? It doesn't cost anything to make a steam account; I know many people among my IRL friends signed up when they heard about F2P TF2 and then after week never used it again.Ultratwinkie said:Actually consoles are dying.LordFish said:snip
Developers hate Microsoft and Sony, because frankly they keep squeezing developers for all their worth.
Who are they going to develop for?
A PC game with steam, 40 million accounts total.
A console game that costs over 20 million and has very low possibility of success.
Unless you have a minimum of 20 million dollars laying around and a well known IP, they won't care about you.
Consoles are over 7 years old. They are laughingstocks now. Any PC now can out perform a console. Especially now that the market opened up through casual and social gaming.
What makes more sense? A high budget game with low profits or a low budget game with high profits? Its clear casual is the new AAA.
Not to mention that Activision makes the majority of its money from PC gaming. That's right, the big dog of gaming makes more money from PC gaming.
Activision-Blizzard MIGHT make more on PC than Consoles when combined, thanks almost solely to the still titanic World of Warcraft, however, alone there is absolutely no question that Activison makes more, VASTLY more, in fact, on Consoles than PC.Not to mention that Activision makes the majority of its money from PC gaming. That's right, the big dog of gaming makes more money from PC gaming.
The thing is a console costs less than a semi decent graphics card, so while the PC outperforms it the console wins on price. The same can probably be said for the next generation, there are serious concerns from the console manufacturers about the current economic climate and they do not want to release a £400 or $600 console again. If consoles can hit the £300 or so price point that's only the cost of a high end GPU, and I am betting the console graphics will be looking pretty good next gen and not a whole let less than most gaming PCs (look at the Steam survey most machines are not fire breathing monsters, in fact the graphics they could render probably dont look a whole lot better than consoles produce now).Ultratwinkie said:Consoles are over 7 years old. They are laughingstocks now. Any PC now can out perform a console. Especially now that the market opened up through casual and social gaming.
Rawne1980 said:Did you know, the desktop PC has been "dying" since the 80's.
There is always some new thing that is going to "kill the PC".
Funnily enough, 30 years later, it's still here.
PC is not dying. PC's will be around for a pretty long time.
You, I like your viewpoint on this whole Windows 8 business going to kill the desktop. It won't yet, but the thing is, people aren't as tech-savvy as we predicted back in the nineties. I still see people scared shitless whenever I open a command prompt to renew my wireless connection.hatseflats said:Monster Snip
It's the internet. If the OP made an intelligent argument, they would have received an intelligent reply.TK421 said:First of all, you don't have to be a prick.
Then don't upgrade until Win 9. Unless you buy a tablet with Windows RT, Microsoft isn't forcing you to upgrade.Secondly, this is bullshit. Metro blows for those of us who are power users.
Well, Newell doesn't like it because he doesn't think 'touch' is a long-term interface and doesn't really specify what would drive OEMs away. He's thinking a decade or more ahead, which is great for Valve, but would kill Microsoft - who thinks maybe 3-4 years ahead.Lastly, developers are horrified of Windows 8 and the app store. Valve is against it. Gabe called it a "catastrophe." Mojang is against it. Notch Said: "I'd rather have minecraft not run on win 8 at all than to play along."
If there's something you can only do in Win7, that's great. For the majority, Win8 still does everything needed.It's not that we refuse to adapt. It's that we have standards of things that we're willing to adapt to.
That's actually the most accurate and truthful prediction concerning this coming "shitstorm".Yeah, no tablets MIGHT replace clip boards. That's it.