I just really don't get it. people keep bashing Bob for his view and listing all these " Reasons " that he was wrong. This is exactly what he is talking about. Playing PC games on Laptops Tablets and such are what he was arguing for. His whole argument was about the clunky desktop PC and how they are becoming outmoded as time goes on.CriticKitten said:I never heard MovieBob's argument so I went back to listen to it.
Now I wish I hadn't, because it's an AWFUL argument.
It basically boils down to "PCs are dying" even as he admits that new console generations are moving towards PC architecture and functionality. And he doesn't seem to recognize that a laptop is still a PC, and thus playing games on a laptop is still PC gaming. In fact you could argue that tablets are functionally a lot like PCs, too, and thus will eventually fall under "PC gaming" as well.
Nor does he understand the fact that games being released on multiple platforms does not mean that PC gaming itself is losing a grip, in fact it only means that as consoles and PCs begin to overlap more and more, there will in fact be a decreasing need for consoles, not PCs. After all, why bother getting a designated set of hardware that can't be replaced when you can buy a more powerful device that's easy to upgrade, especially if all of the same games can be played on both? Or, even if you don't go for the "clunky" large PC box, there are still laptops, tablets, and other devices which will continue to exist and provide the mobility that a console can't offer. While consoles may be selling far better than PCs in terms of overall sales, that doesn't actually mean that consoles are in a position of authority over the market. In fact, if the market crashes (as many expect it will), it's console gaming that will be more likely to die out, as the crash would hit their market the hardest.
And there are still tons of games for PCs. There's this thing called "Steam" which has a massive library of games, AAA to indie. So I'm not sure where this argument of a "lack of games" comes from. Does Bob just not know Steam exists?
Really, it's one of the most ridiculous arguments I've ever seen, and it's not hard to see why someone would choose to target that video to argue in favor of PC gaming: because it's a weak argument and an easy target. This guy is kind of an asshat for jumping the argument, granted, but it's such a bad argument that I'm actually sort of happy to see people tearing it down.
He could have said that Desktop PCs are slowly fading as the central hub of the home. And that would have been a more accurate yet also longer and overblown title.