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Do you believe PC gaming is the way of the future?

#81Majoras_pantsPosted 12/9/2013 5:17:39 PM
JKatarn posted...
Majoras_pants posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
PC gaming will not be viable until the costs are lowered, the you can build the same system for around the same price. Why? So you can get the headaches of drivers needing updates, waiting for patches to stop the C2Ds, etc. It's not worth it for most. Most want something that allows them to click a button and no headaches involved, especially if it costs around the same and gets the same performance.


lol not viable.

PC gaming is cheaper in the long run, and a little more expensive up front.

And PC gaming has only grown in past years. It's not viable yet Steam is used more than PSN or Xbox Live and has twice as many exclusives as any two consoles combined.

But hey, drivers are too complicated for you so it's not viable.


Yes, updating drivers is a relatively simple task, but then consider how many people pay for oil changes etc. (another simple task), just because something is simple/not a hassle to the tech-centric base of PC Gamers doesn't mean the mass market don't prefer something they can just plug into their home network that just works without much/any intervention from them.


updating drivers takes a few seconds, and is simpler than console updates.

Not everyone has the space to change their own oil, and it takes a few minutes.
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#82JKatarnPosted 12/10/2013 11:49:48 AM(edited)
Majoras_pants posted...
JKatarn posted...
Majoras_pants posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
PC gaming will not be viable until the costs are lowered, the you can build the same system for around the same price. Why? So you can get the headaches of drivers needing updates, waiting for patches to stop the C2Ds, etc. It's not worth it for most. Most want something that allows them to click a button and no headaches involved, especially if it costs around the same and gets the same performance.


lol not viable.

PC gaming is cheaper in the long run, and a little more expensive up front.

And PC gaming has only grown in past years. It's not viable yet Steam is used more than PSN or Xbox Live and has twice as many exclusives as any two consoles combined.

But hey, drivers are too complicated for you so it's not viable.


Yes, updating drivers is a relatively simple task, but then consider how many people pay for oil changes etc. (another simple task), just because something is simple/not a hassle to the tech-centric base of PC Gamers doesn't mean the mass market don't prefer something they can just plug into their home network that just works without much/any intervention from them.


updating drivers takes a few seconds, and is simpler than console updates.

Not everyone has the space to change their own oil, and it takes a few minutes.


How is having to find the specific driver for your motherboard/onboard sound etc. on a support page simpler than a console downloading/installing everything it needs automatically? There are of course driver utilities pre-installed on certain machines, but they're far from universal. You and I know updating drivers is certainly not a herculean task, but a great many people like knowing they can just pop in a disc and let the system do what it needs to do/don't have to worry about their system/software it's running conflicting with a certain game (because it has the same specs/OS as every other console X). I can state from 20 odd years of gaming experience on everything from an old 16 color Texas Instruments machine to DOS computers, Windows 3.11/95 NES/Atari etc etc etc. that gaming on a PC requires a bit of technical knowledge/patience that isn't required to play a game on a console. Yes, modern computers have certainly become more streamlined, but I still find myself having to do software/driver setting etc. workarounds on occasions to correct wonky behavior in certain games.
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#83thelocalhentaiPosted 12/10/2013 11:47:52 AM
PC the way of the future?

PC IS GAMING
#84SUPER3METROIDXPosted 12/10/2013 12:39:52 PM
Unless PCs somehow fix all the problems then consoles will be the future in the same way that tablets are replacing most PCs for people that only used them for internet and flash games.
Most people don't care about all the cool mods they can get, or how much graphics they can add to their game.
They just want to be able to come home, plop on the couch, pick up a controller, and be right into playing CoD with their friends with no hassle. The second any driver issue happens or a game is incompatible, or they have to upgrade, the average person will be immediately turned off and frustrated. The simplest most user friendly option is the one that prevails in nearly every market and right now the PC is not that.
#85biohazard1775Posted 12/10/2013 1:18:42 PM
SUPER3METROIDX posted...
Unless PCs somehow fix all the problems then consoles will be the future in the same way that tablets are replacing most PCs for people that only used them for internet and flash games.
Most people don't care about all the cool mods they can get, or how much graphics they can add to their game.
They just want to be able to come home, plop on the couch, pick up a controller, and be right into playing CoD with their friends with no hassle. The second any driver issue happens or a game is incompatible, or they have to upgrade, the average person will be immediately turned off and frustrated. The simplest most user friendly option is the one that prevails in nearly every market and right now the PC is not that.




Xeeh alt plz go.
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#86SUPER3METROIDXPosted 12/10/2013 1:47:21 PM
biohazard1775 posted...
SUPER3METROIDX posted...
Unless PCs somehow fix all the problems then consoles will be the future in the same way that tablets are replacing most PCs for people that only used them for internet and flash games.
Most people don't care about all the cool mods they can get, or how much graphics they can add to their game.
They just want to be able to come home, plop on the couch, pick up a controller, and be right into playing CoD with their friends with no hassle. The second any driver issue happens or a game is incompatible, or they have to upgrade, the average person will be immediately turned off and frustrated. The simplest most user friendly option is the one that prevails in nearly every market and right now the PC is not that.




Xeeh alt plz go.


But my account is older that Xeehs...
#87clowningPosted 12/10/2013 1:58:27 PM
The PC was the the past, is the present, and will be the future, for as long as PCs are still used and remain the most powerful technologically advanced mass consumed computing device. That's just the way it is. Consoles lag behind PCs technologically and in terms of flexibility; they will always be inferior. Consoles will always be the toy following in the wake of PCs (or whatever replaces PCs in the future, and no, it won't be consoles).

At some point, consoles as we know them will probably disappear. They will be entertainment centers. People won't have a bluray player, a console, a TIVO or whatever. They'll just have an entertainment center and pay for various services, such as streaming services, ISP, and so on. for work, they will use advanced tablets they wirelessly connect to their TV monitors.

The techy people will still use PCs . We will have the most powerful computing devices, devices that will continue to lead the "consoles", dragging them into the future.
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