Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:39 UTC, submitted by michuk
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "It may be a brave opinion but I predict that Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are going to be the two operating systems that will take over the largest chunk of the desktop OS market during the next couple of years. This comparison is based on my experience with both systems during the last couple of weeks on two different computers."
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RE[3]: I have to disagree.
by ssa2204 on Wed 5th Dec 2007 20:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I have to disagree."
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"Serious gamers play on consoles nowadays."

I could not disagree more with this statement, if anything the emergence of consoles (which have always been around, just not as hyped as they are now) has separated hardcore gamers from the casual. Take a look at the most recent Call of Duty 4 release, both on console and PC. There the most dedicated to the game have the PC version for a reason, because of the limitations that will always exist for consoles. Most of the servers are run by clans or organizations that are 110% PC only for good reasons. Consoles do not allow you to run customized mods, conversions, and maps. The people that will still be around playing this game in a few years will be the hardcore PC fans, the console players will have to move on to whatever latest greatest title exists.

Let us not forget that some classic games such as Blizzard's Diablo 2 which is still played by millions is PC only, as are numerous other titles. If you go to any community run website for a game, everything is geared towards the PC only. Hereos of M&M, COD series, Battlefield series, etc..

Most game titles out there are far more rich in their PC offering. I know that COD4 in a short time online will offer tons of new features that you simply can not get for the console. Not too mention the fact that consoles do not allow you generally to run expansions.

And let us not forget that little program called Steam...which is PC only. In short consoles are and will not be in the near future an option for hardcore gamers period. Consoles are for younger people or more casual gamers who simply can move on to the next game more frequently, where as PC users can have a game's life extended for years through customization. I don't know if a console version of COD1 and UO came out, but I am 110% certain that the number of PC users far exceedes that of the console users simply because the game as it is now is NOTHING like when it was released due to customization that can only be done for the PC.

Edited 2007-12-05 20:05

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