Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Dec 2010 23:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Amidst all the WikiLeaks hoopla, there's also actual regular news going on. Windows 7 is barely out the door, and we're already dealing with Windows 8, which is indeed being worked on but will not arrive for at least two years. There's some rumours from an Italian website which state that the 64bit version of Windows 8 will have a completely new interface called Wind. Right.
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RE[2]: I call BS - games
by jabbotts on Fri 10th Dec 2010 13:01 UTC in reply to "RE: I call BS"
jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06

Last interview with a game development house that I read actually discussed the "pc gaming is dead" claims. This rumour gets kicked around year after year yet the game company interviewed has increased profits year over year.

"PC gaming is dead" seems more an excuse used by companies that have already decided not to produce a PC build of their latest title.

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RE[3]: I call BS - games
by fran on Fri 10th Dec 2010 14:16 in reply to "RE[2]: I call BS - games"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

I agree with.
I said slumped, and not dead.
My argument revolved more around the hardware side.

But anyway who can argue consoles has not affected PC games:-(
Some developer totally skip the platform.

Dont take me wrong, I'm no console fanboy.

I only play pc games. That's how I roll.

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RE[4]: I call BS - games
by zima on Sun 12th Dec 2010 12:59 in reply to "RE[3]: I call BS - games"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

What limits "ohh, shiny!" is, at least in large part, astronomical cost of art & content creation beyond certain level of quality. Yes, procedural/etc. might be a way around this - but, funnily enough, consoles tended to use it sooner precisely because of their limited resources.

Then there's how GFX might be in the level of "good enough" for a lot of people - considering how the most popular forms of PC gaming are most likely Solitaire/Peggle/Farmville? (plus - I keep hearing "PC games are most shiny!" and "PC games, which I play, are deep"...so which one is it?) One nice side effect of mature stage in console cycle: gameplay matters.

But anyway who can argue PCs have not affected console games? It was largely (inevitable probably) a process of hybridization. Do not think those hybrids are representative of classic console games... (oh, yes, and also some developers totally skip the platform)

Don't get me wrong, I'm just occasionally a gamer.

I only play good games, on whatever platform at hand. That's how I roll.

Edited 2010-12-12 13:00 UTC

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