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Do you Guys think PC gaming will ever be as 'mainstream' as consoles?

#31aaron1111Posted 3/1/2014 5:15:53 PM(edited)
At the rate Moore's Law is exponentially accelerating right now the word computer and console will probably be gone from our vocabulary by the early 2020s.

If anything smaller tech will become more mainstream.
#32EpicKingdom_Posted 3/1/2014 5:10:04 PM
Nope, but that's a good thing. The harder it is to be master race the better. That's what makes it so special and better in terms of comparison to consoles.
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#33NingishzidaPosted 3/1/2014 5:40:37 PM
aaron1111 posted...
At the rate Moore's Law is exponentially accelerating right now the word computer and console will probably be gone from our vocabulary by the early 2020s.


lol
#34thelocalhentaiPosted 3/1/2014 5:57:36 PM
Doesn't need to be.
#35aaron1111Posted 3/1/2014 6:14:37 PM(edited)
Ningishzida posted...
aaron1111 posted...
At the rate Moore's Law is exponentially accelerating right now the word computer and console will probably be gone from our vocabulary by the early 2020s.


lol


Well perhaps not dissappear(PCs anyway). But with the doubling of power every year the mid 2020s will be interesting. 10 years ago smartphones weren't even wildly used or efficient. Hell search engines where just starting out. Closest We had was the IBM Simon.

I do think Mobile gaming has a big future. As far as consoles go, their lifespans are going to be shorter because computers keep multiplying in power in a shorter timespan every 11 months. Sony pretty much said the PS4 will have a shorter span than the PS3.

The PC-Console gap is just going to get far larger. But yeah people will still continue to buy console for simplicity.

Personally I think PC is already in the mainstream.
#36NingishzidaPosted 3/1/2014 6:16:54 PM
Well, I don't think Moore's Law takes into account socialist interpretations of capitialism's trickling-out of technologies and current environmental concessions...
#37glory of power metalPosted 3/1/2014 6:25:44 PM
I don't see any indication that PC gaming is getting any more popular. In fact, with tablets and smart phones I know less people than ever who even own a PC, let alone those who opt to game on it rather than on a console or mobile device.
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#38aaron1111Posted 3/1/2014 6:29:24 PM
glory of power metal posted...
I don't see any indication that PC gaming is getting any more popular. In fact, with tablets and smart phones I know less people than ever who even own a PC, let alone those who opt to game on it rather than on a console or mobile device.


Nice to see another power metal fan!

I agree. I think PCs are doing good for now. But Mobile gaming is going places. Whenever I'm in a waiting room I see kids and their parents all on smartphones and tablets.

If Mobile Phones could take advantage of 64 bit processors it'd be going places faster then we thought.
#39dennis941012Posted 3/1/2014 6:47:15 PM
it already is in KOREA
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#40FenixxPosted 3/1/2014 8:45:23 PM
There's still the same issues against PC gaming that there was years ago. As it's already been said, the cost to get yourself started is more then a console. There's also the frustration of trying to get certain games to work properly. PC's have become more user friendly these days but people still have the illusion of them being some complicated thing that might blow up if they touch the wrong button. They're also not really something you would have sitting in your living room hooked up to the TV. Of course you can do it, but I only see it being done by maybe hardcore gamers.

I never got my first computer until I was like 20 years old. So I grew up being a console person. They're just...easier. I definitely love my PC games as well but it's still more convenient to just pop in a disc and sit back with a controller and not worry if the game is going to work or not. However, with this next generation of consoles, I'm not entirely sold on them. I keep bouncing back and forth whether I want to get one or not. I've been leaning more towards just upgrading my computer and getting my games on that. I know there's more people starting to think that way so PC gaming might start to pick up a bit.

Oh, to answer the mainstream question...I don't think it'll happen =P
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