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2 years ago#11
Most PC gamers will have PCs stronger than next gen consoles within a year or less
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2 years ago#12
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
What did you expect? Millions of people with high end computers?

Seriously, look at all those AAA PC Exclusives we get that's not a RTS


Where? I don't see any. Oh yeah, there's none.
2 years ago#13
Mackorov posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
What did you expect? Millions of people with high end computers?

Seriously, look at all those AAA PC Exclusives we get that's not a RTS


Where? I don't see any. Oh yeah, there's none.


I think that was his point.
2 years ago#14
MasterDonGero posted...
I've yet to take time to take a Steam survey. I'd rather play games.


Yeah... it's not a survey that you answer questions to, Steam just records what hardware you have.
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2 years ago#15
Umm, yeah. I have a 5 year old PC with a mid-range video card upgrade from 3 years ago(hardware failure on the old one's part). Of course it's not up to next-gen console specs.

Does the author of the site seriously think the majority of the people upgrade their PCs yearly or something?
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2 years ago#16
SlashmanSG posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
I've yet to take time to take a Steam survey. I'd rather play games.


Yeah... it's not a survey that you answer questions to, Steam just records what hardware you have.


Was about to say this, the second you have Steam on your computer, Valve has your hardware information, no "survey" needed to be taken.
And yes of course most PC users have weak computers, the most popular games are LOL, WoW, CS and TF2 right? Anything can run those
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2 years ago#17
SlashmanSG posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
I've yet to take time to take a Steam survey. I'd rather play games.


Yeah... it's not a survey that you answer questions to, Steam just records what hardware you have.


I'll be damned. So every person who logs into Steam once gets their specs recorded? Even the ones that log in and realize they can't play any games because their hardware sucks?
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2 years ago#18
http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey

You can go there and see the monthly results.
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2 years ago#19
Pretty much
There are a bunch of indies and older games that pretty much any computer can run
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2 years ago#20
Steam offers a lot of game that do not have high requirements. Of course there are tons of people on there that have a system weaker than the newest consoles, as do most people. That is not really all that shocking.
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