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2 years ago#11
Bikes- posted...
Ultimate_Umbreo posted...
Anyone have that pic that compares console releases this year to PC releases?


http://i.imgur.com/3uZQpxB.jpg


Yeah, that's it. Slightly outdated but gets the point across very clearly. Thanks.
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2 years ago#12
Ultimate_Umbreo posted...
Bikes- posted...
Ultimate_Umbreo posted...
Anyone have that pic that compares console releases this year to PC releases?


http://i.imgur.com/3uZQpxB.jpg


Yeah, that's it. Slightly outdated but gets the point across very clearly. Thanks.


I'm going to say no to that. I would postulate that a large percentage of those games are crap.
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2 years ago#13
DiehardFFv2 posted...
Ultimate_Umbreo posted...
Bikes- posted...
Ultimate_Umbreo posted...
Anyone have that pic that compares console releases this year to PC releases?


http://i.imgur.com/3uZQpxB.jpg


Yeah, that's it. Slightly outdated but gets the point across very clearly. Thanks.


I'm going to say no to that. I would postulate that a large percentage of those games are crap.


I agree.

A few homogenized AAA sequels and a few typical new IPs are guaranteed to be 9/10 at least. But dozens of wildly varied choices that provide a wide spectrum of experiences? Gotta be garbage.
2 years ago#14
Valve is banking on the living room. In terms of business, there's an urgent need to shift gamers toward Linux. Nevertheless, what are the chances that the masses will keep dedicated SteamOS desktops/laptops around? For general use and productivity software, Linux is unlikely to win against Windows or even Mac OS X, and only the tech savvy will mess around with dual booting.

On the other hand, it makes sense to keep a dedicated SteamOS box (not used for word processing, photo editing, etc.) in the living room, which may even double as an HTPC. As we can see, Valve is making an effort to provide a controller that works better for traditional PC game genres. That's still a form of PC gaming, albeit not in the sense that we're accustomed to.

If all else fails, they'll just have to work out something on Windows 8.
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