Linked by David Adams on Sat 20th Aug 2011 15:38 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Editorial In five years, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst sees the traditional desktop becoming obsolete.
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RE: Gaming
by shotsman on Sun 21st Aug 2011 06:02 UTC in reply to "Gaming"
shotsman
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2005-07-22

12 million subscribers to WOW is a mere drop in the ocean when compared to the 1billion+ other users out there?
IMHO, and in general I think that PC gaming with things like WOW is an evolutionary dead end. The likes of MS etc want you to be playing on a console.

Don't you think that WOW won't be available on a Tablet device by the time the RH Guys prediction comes true (or WOW becomes obsolete and there is another top game to play)?

Just because 'at the moment I can't see this' does not mean that in time, it won't come true.

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RE[2]: Gaming
by WereCatf on Sun 21st Aug 2011 06:33 in reply to "RE: Gaming"
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2006-02-15

The likes of MS etc want you to be playing on a console.


Of course they want that, that way they'd have a steady stream of income of gamers. But the fact that not everyone likes to play on a damn console still doesn't go away and thus console gaming has not and will not push PC gaming out of the picture completely.

Don't you think that WOW won't be available on a Tablet device by the time the RH Guys prediction comes true (or WOW becomes obsolete and there is another top game to play)?


Sure, WoW or something similar will probably be available on the tablets then. But the then-current top MMO will not run on tablets, so again the point is moot.

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RE[3]: Gaming
by zima on Sun 21st Aug 2011 11:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Gaming"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

But the then-current top MMO will not run on tablets, so again the point is moot.

How, exactly, do you (seem to) know that?...

Reminds me a bit about some not-too-old words of commodorians or amigans about PC gaming.

Then there's how, not a long time ago, it was a sort of "Blizzard would never do a game for consoles" - and now there seem to be some hints that Diablo III (supposedly adopting some MMO elements, and coming out at the time when the WoW craze is waning) might get a first class citizen version for them. A lot can change in this tech world of ours in a decade or so.

Edited 2011-08-21 11:20 UTC

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