I don't think it's so much the "living room", but rather a more comfortable and casual setting, couch/recliner and easy to use controls for that sitting. Unfortunately, using a mouse in that sitting isn't that grand, so we get stuck with gamepads. Even more unfortunate is that analog sticks completely SUCK for precision. I don't want to become forced to use a gamepad for gaming. We'll lose a bunch of genres that won't play well with a gamepad, like strategy games and MMOs. Precision will go out the window and we'll all become forced to use auto aiming like console games so we can actually hit something.
It's just not a good setup. We REALLY REALLY need a new control system before going into the "living room".
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Depends on the person and situation. I have had some of the most fun playing games with my buddies in the living room, even though most of the time, I am by myself, and would prefer to just sit behind my desk. I even have my console connected to the PC monitor.
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Because American corporations have always had this delusional image of the typical American family having no less than 4-5 children, living in $1m+ homes, where every night 7-10 people crowd around the dinner table and the living room after to watch American idol and "do things that families do".
You see it in every TV show involving a family, every commercial, everything.
Obsession with the living room has stop because this just isn't reality.
Stop reading after you listed DOTA 2 as a single player game.
Half of those games you listed don't work with a controller so no point in being in the living room with big picture mode.
Couldn't come up with any decent arguments so you went the typical console troll route, eh? I didn't list DOTA 2 *as* a single-player game - I listed it as a game I have *played* single-player in the past year. Note the difference? It functions just fine in SP without having to deal with the headaches of the angry little 6-year-olds that play it online.
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