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[5]: I have to disagree.
by Erunno on Thu 6th Dec 2007 07:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I have to disagree."
Erunno
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2007-06-22

the watershed moment being the release of Halo 2. How long did PC gamers have to wait until they could ply this? Yeah, I thought so.


It's not like I've met any PC gamer in real life or on the internet who was actually impressed with Halo1/2. It's a fairly medicore shooter compared to the usual offerings on the PC. The hype around Halo is from the perspective of a PC gamer, well, curious and hard to understand. Plus, I thought the Halo games where XBox exclusives *shrug*. They can keep their medicore offerings as far as I care.

It also really depends on which kind of games you regard as "hardcore". Games like Fallout, Torment or newer titles like Eschalon or Space Rangers have low production values but offers a gameplay experience you'll be hard pressed to find on any console (not talking about quality here) while consoles seem to be more aimed at the casual player who likes games that look and sound good and are easy to get into.

Edited 2007-12-06 08:00

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RE[6]: I have to disagree.
by archiesteel on Thu 6th Dec 2007 18:17 in reply to "RE[5]: I have to disagree."
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2005-07-02

consoles seem to be more aimed at the casual player who likes games that look and sound good and are easy to get into.


The fact that something is easy to get into doesn't mean it's not hardcore. Quake was easy to get into, and yet was hardcore (at the time).

Also, most Japanese RPGs are just as complicated as games like Torment or Fallout. What about Mass Effect? It's an Xbox360 title, and yet it offers as much depth as those games used to.

I'm not saying this criticism was never true - it was, five years ago. Things have changed since then.

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