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Kinda feels like Sega really always wanted to be PC devs.

#1ChromaticAngelPosted 8/15/2014 7:15:38 PM
But Japanese anti-pc gaming culture was holding them back.

http://tabitter.net/how-it-sucks-to-be-a-pc-gamer-in-japan/

True story: Sonic Adventure was originally meant to be a Saturn game--they wanted it to be the best Sonic game ever made so they kept improving and improving it and eventually the Saturn couldn't handle it anymore, so that's why they made the Dreamcast.

Obviously, they wouldn't have had that problem if they were making PC games.
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#2JKatarnPosted 8/15/2014 7:34:29 PM
ChromaticAngel posted...
But Japanese anti-pc gaming culture was holding them back.

http://tabitter.net/how-it-sucks-to-be-a-pc-gamer-in-japan/

True story: Sonic Adventure was originally meant to be a Saturn game--they wanted it to be the best Sonic game ever made so they kept improving and improving it and eventually the Saturn couldn't handle it anymore, so that's why they made the Dreamcast.

Obviously, they wouldn't have had that problem if they were making PC games.


Sure, if they don't want to be very profitable, but if they account for the 96 or so percent of PC gamers that don't own top-tier rigs they certainly have to account for specifications.
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#3ChromaticAngel(Topic Creator)Posted 8/15/2014 7:37:12 PM
JKatarn posted...
ChromaticAngel posted...
But Japanese anti-pc gaming culture was holding them back.

http://tabitter.net/how-it-sucks-to-be-a-pc-gamer-in-japan/

True story: Sonic Adventure was originally meant to be a Saturn game--they wanted it to be the best Sonic game ever made so they kept improving and improving it and eventually the Saturn couldn't handle it anymore, so that's why they made the Dreamcast.

Obviously, they wouldn't have had that problem if they were making PC games.


Sure, if they don't want to be very profitable, but if they account for the 96 or so percent of PC gamers that don't own top-tier rigs they certainly have to account for specifications.


so they instead accounted for the 100% of folks who didn't own a dreamcast?
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#4TheNazzaroPosted 8/15/2014 7:57:52 PM
ChromaticAngel posted...
JKatarn posted...
ChromaticAngel posted...
But Japanese anti-pc gaming culture was holding them back.

http://tabitter.net/how-it-sucks-to-be-a-pc-gamer-in-japan/

True story: Sonic Adventure was originally meant to be a Saturn game--they wanted it to be the best Sonic game ever made so they kept improving and improving it and eventually the Saturn couldn't handle it anymore, so that's why they made the Dreamcast.

Obviously, they wouldn't have had that problem if they were making PC games.


Sure, if they don't want to be very profitable, but if they account for the 96 or so percent of PC gamers that don't own top-tier rigs they certainly have to account for specifications.


so they instead accounted for the 100% of folks who didn't own a dreamcast?


If both markets need to upgrade their hardware, I would think Sega would prefer they buy the hardware they're selling versus a new PC.
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#5ChromaticAngel(Topic Creator)Posted 8/15/2014 8:03:01 PM
TheNazzaro posted...
ChromaticAngel posted...
JKatarn posted...
ChromaticAngel posted...
But Japanese anti-pc gaming culture was holding them back.

http://tabitter.net/how-it-sucks-to-be-a-pc-gamer-in-japan/

True story: Sonic Adventure was originally meant to be a Saturn game--they wanted it to be the best Sonic game ever made so they kept improving and improving it and eventually the Saturn couldn't handle it anymore, so that's why they made the Dreamcast.

Obviously, they wouldn't have had that problem if they were making PC games.


Sure, if they don't want to be very profitable, but if they account for the 96 or so percent of PC gamers that don't own top-tier rigs they certainly have to account for specifications.


so they instead accounted for the 100% of folks who didn't own a dreamcast?


If both markets need to upgrade their hardware, I would think Sega would prefer they buy the hardware they're selling versus a new PC.


which ended up being the decision that eventually forced them out of the hardware business--despite the fact that the Dreamcast actually had the best games out of any Sega hardware ever made.
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#6Evil_GogetaPosted 8/15/2014 8:09:09 PM
PC`s are doing much better nowadays here. A lot of people are building epic PC`s and they find their ways around Steam by using credit cards on the US Steam.
The only bad thing is that the majority of games are not in Japanese, but I know a lot of people who just play the games and get through it with their limited English either way!

I wouldn't say it`s `Anti-PC` here, PC gaming is just much more expensive here and less comvinient!
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#7ChromaticAngel(Topic Creator)Posted 8/15/2014 8:14:56 PM
Evil_Gogeta posted...
PC`s are doing much better nowadays here. A lot of people are building epic PC`s and they find their ways around Steam by using credit cards on the US Steam.
The only bad thing is that the majority of games are not in Japanese, but I know a lot of people who just play the games and get through it with their limited English either way!

I wouldn't say it`s `Anti-PC` here, PC gaming is just much more expensive here and less comvinient!


That's pretty cool. The thread immediately got hung up on Sega, but did you read the link I posted in the OP? http://tabitter.net/how-it-sucks-to-be-a-pc-gamer-in-japan/
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#8Garage_ManPosted 8/15/2014 8:20:45 PM
If I had the choice and could only do one...I'd easily choose console. With PC you have to cator to the lowest common denominator anyways...

At least with a console you have a set piece of hardware and can try your skills at making the most of it. You can't do that with a 780ti on PC.
#9Evil_GogetaPosted 8/15/2014 8:24:48 PM
ChromaticAngel posted...
Evil_Gogeta posted...
PC`s are doing much better nowadays here. A lot of people are building epic PC`s and they find their ways around Steam by using credit cards on the US Steam.
The only bad thing is that the majority of games are not in Japanese, but I know a lot of people who just play the games and get through it with their limited English either way!

I wouldn't say it`s `Anti-PC` here, PC gaming is just much more expensive here and less comvinient!


That's pretty cool. The thread immediately got hung up on Sega, but did you read the link I posted in the OP? http://tabitter.net/how-it-sucks-to-be-a-pc-gamer-in-japan/



Yeah read through it, they are right all about it all, but the majority of PC gamers get around all the prices by buying it from the US/UK Steam store and paying those prices. Also the fact that PC gaming is expensive in general, I paid a good price for building an awesome PC here in Tokyo, but it is just more convenient and cheaper to buy a PS3/4 over a PC.
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#10good_mangorushPosted 8/15/2014 8:34:25 PM
ChromaticAngel posted...
But Japanese anti-pc gaming culture was holding them back.


Now I understand why no PC version of Dragon Dogma yet. Capcom America obviously want to bring it on PC, but Capcom Japan always refuse that idea.
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