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[2]: Gaming
by WereCatf on Sun 21st Aug 2011 06:33 UTC 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"
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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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RE[4]: Gaming
by WereCatf on Sun 21st Aug 2011 11:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Gaming"
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2006-02-15

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


Maybe I'm just so awesome?

No, but seriously though, you can just call it a hunch. Feel free to come back in 5 years and then in 10 years, and I can almost guarantee that desktop computers will still be around and that the most popular MMOs will be on consoles or those desktop computers, not on tablets.

The most notable issue with tablets and the like is... the touchscreen; it simply doesn't suit for gaming as well as mouse+kb, or even a joypad does. And once you start plugging all kinds of external oddities to the tablet you could just as well have a separate device with those connected at all times..

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