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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant 245

Posted by Soulskill
from the from-my-cold,-dead-hands dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Ars reports on a panel at PAX East which delved into the strength of the PC as a platform for games, and what its future looks like. The outlook is positive: 'Even as major computer OEMs produce numbers showing falling sales, the PC as a platform (and especially a gaming platform) actually shows strong aggregate growth.' The panelists said that while consoles get a lot of the headlines, the PC platform remains the only and/or best option for a lot of developers and gamers. They briefly addressed piracy, as well: 'Piracy, [Matt Higby] said, is an availability and distribution problem. The more games are crowdfunded and digitally delivered and the less a "store" figures into buying games, the less of a problem piracy becomes. [Chris Roberts] was quick to agree, and he noted that the shift to digital distribution also helps the developers make more money — they ostensibly don't have everyone along the way from retailers to publishers to distributors taking their cut from the sale.'"
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 12, 2014 @11:01PM (#46737659)

    The entire PC platform as a consumer product is in danger.

    Yeah, that's what Linux zealots like yourself have been preaching for some time now, knowing full well that Linux on the desktop is a complete failure, so the strategy became moving the goal posts to save face. Rather than fix bug like this [freedesktop.org], you'll just keep lying because it's easier.

  • Re:Simple math (Score:2, Informative)

    by drinkypoo (153816) <martin.espinoza@gmail.com> on Sunday April 13, 2014 @07:15AM (#46739111) Homepage Journal

    Build list from /r/PCMasterRace. Two that come in under $600 that can best next gen consoles.

    Where do I go to get a list with nVidia graphics cards? Because ATI drivers fail. I'm completely fucking done with ATI graphics. I've said it before, but now I mean it.

  • Re:Simple math (Score:5, Informative)

    by Sibko (1036168) on Sunday April 13, 2014 @02:41PM (#46741381)

    Today, the PC market isn't really about pushing hardware. Remember Crysis? It sold nothing,

    In the first couple weeks, Crysis sold ~90,000 copies. The developers were vocally disappointed by this, and immediately blamed the large amount of piracy of the game for poor sales, Crysis then went on and sold ~1 million copies in the following two months, and is presently sitting somewhere around 3 million copies sold.

    Which means Crysis is now #33 in the list of "best selling PC games of all time".
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... [wikipedia.org]

    That is not "selling nothing".

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