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[7]: I have to disagree.
by Alleister on Thu 6th Dec 2007 21:54 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: I have to disagree."
Alleister
Member since:
2006-05-29

Uhhh, there are new Sam and Max Episodes (in 3d) for PC and strangely... they aren't on consoles. In fact, i don't know any recent Adventures on any console, but there are plenty on PC right now.

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RE[8]: I have to disagree.
by archiesteel on Thu 6th Dec 2007 22:34 in reply to "RE[7]: I have to disagree."
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

If by "Adventure" you mean "Point and click", then you are right, however I think that's a rather limiting definition of the genre. It is true that lines between various genres have been blurred over the last decade. Are

Beyond Good & Evil
and
Ico
adventure games, for example? The umbrella term "Action/Adventure" is often used to differentiate console adventure games from the more traditional point-and-click fare that were big in the 80s and 90s. Also, I doubt most people would consider Adventure games to be "hardcore"...but then again, that depends on one's definition.

However, you have to realize that "pure" adventure games are a very, very small market these days. That doesn't mean they can't be fun, on the contrary; it simply means that, in the context of this discussion, they can hardly be said to be a selling point for Windows-based gaming (especially since many modern point-and-click adventures are now Flash-based, and therefore highly portable).

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RE[9]: I have to disagree.
by Alleister on Fri 7th Dec 2007 01:29 in reply to "RE[8]: I have to disagree."
Alleister Member since:
2006-05-29

There are flashbased adventures? Care to point some out to me? I didn't know that and so far i thought every big flashgame suffers bad from size limitations (big flashfiles seem to get a lot of problems). Also i believe you think too much early nineties. When i talk about modern Adventures i talk about games like Jack Keane, big living 3D world, fluid animation... i don't think you can do that in flash. I like adventures (and i don't count Beyond good and Evil into Adventures, because it constantly forces me to mindless torture a Joypad with random key presses to beat up strange monsters) and the kind i like doesn't seem to be available on consoles.
In general, when i have a look at console games there doesn't seem to be the range of games available that a PC offers.

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