1. Post #41
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    fruxodaily's Avatar
    November 2010
    13,201 Posts
    I doubt smart phones and tablets running either windows (as in WP7 and W8 for tablets), android or iOs are ever going to take over the market, to me mobile or casual gaming is something I'd do if I was on a long bus trip or something to pass time, not playing the latest Call of Duty or battlefield or something else.

    And PC gaming will not die, shut up Kotaku.
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  2. Post #42
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    markg06's Avatar
    September 2006
    10,892 Posts
    Kotaku makes a shit article, the sun still rises in the east and sets in the west.
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  3. Post #43
    dunkace's Avatar
    May 2012
    627 Posts
    Oh no a rocky launch, what do you expect when over 5 million people try and sign in at the same time. It is annoying i agree i was in the mid night launch it was close to impossible to get in. but its all sorted now. As for the media saying PC Gaming is dieing, its the opposite, its growing with the accessibility of indie games and creating your own, not to mention the PC doesn't posses the same publishing charges that Xbox and PS3 in force.

  4. Post #44
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    Instant Mix's Avatar
    October 2006
    3,757 Posts
    Company's with retarded DRM is what's gonna do it.
    aka. Ubisoft
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  5. Post #45
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    August 2007
    3,628 Posts
    Yes, a day or so of people not being able to play a game has killed PC gaming entirely.

    Time to hack this computer to pieces and replace it with a superior console!
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  6. Post #46
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    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    Maybe it's a sign I squandered good money for a POS product that doesn't deliver
    You'd have a point if the actual game wasn't fun in your opinion.
    Saying you wasted $60 because there was one day where you couldn't login at certain times is stupid.

    If you get all worked up about video games you need to chill out.
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  7. Post #47
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    Lambeth's Avatar
    October 2009
    14,832 Posts
    Good thing I don't plan on getting Diablo 3 so I won't be hypothetically torn away from pc gaming because I can't handle shitty servers.
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  8. Post #48
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    May 2008
    6,477 Posts
    Jeff Vogel is a no-name game developer.
    Why the hell does anyone care what he says about this situation?
    Jeff Vogel has made some amazing games, though. Very few games I've played have matched the depth of the Exile/Avernum series. They're absolutely massive games, too.

  9. Post #49
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    Cushie's Avatar
    February 2005
    2,251 Posts
    I seriously have no idea what is up with all the total butthurt for this launch. I expected server problems, I waited an hour after release, logged in and played all night absolutely fine. I have had no problem since then connecting to the game except for one or two issues with the chat.

    I dont understand why everyone is so whiny about this, they know its going to happen so why dont they just book their day off one ahead so they can play when the servers are stable?

  10. Post #50
    DeanWinchester's Avatar
    May 2010
    3,679 Posts
    Actually nobody will blame PC Gaming because a big percentage of us are not retarded enough to think it's the machine's fault that it can't connect to the Blizzard servers, which failed to take care of so many people at the same time, something they should have expected from the server problems they had with the open beta.

  11. Post #51
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    June 2010
    6,141 Posts
    To be honest, after hearing from TB how big this apparently is - even on BBC - combined with the... attitude a lot of publishers and devs approach the PC nowadays, I wouldn't put this past them.

    Logically it doesn't make sense of course since this is the problem of a game and a publisher, not the limitations of a platform, but publishers just want to effectively move their PC crowd to consoles because they have 1) more control over them and what they're doing with their soft- and hardware 2) don't have to optimize their game for a gazillion different possible hard- and software combinations 3) don't have to worry about pirating that much, because although console pirating is well and healthy, it's a magnitude rarer than on PC from what I've gathered.

    So yeah with that motivation in mind, I can see how this could have an impact. Not the death of everything, but many smaller steps in a certain direction and...

  12. Post #52

    August 2007
    318 Posts
    Uh, was that sarcasm? You have to be pretty damn dumb to get your account & credit card information stolen.
    He just said he hadn't.
    I'm sure he's talking about the PS3 thing.
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  13. Post #53
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    August 2008
    25,043 Posts
    this is all such bullshit. because console technology is so horribly dated now, pc gaming is stronger than it has been for a long time

    nvidia just revealed its amazing new flagship card which is able to render tech demos that, only a couple of years ago, used to require multiple massive rigs to run. and epic and other companies are pledging themselves to the pc market because of its obvious technological advantages (and they won't budge unless the next batch of consoles makes a truly remarkable leap)

    and as much as facepunch might not like this sort of thing, the cheapness of pc technology (compared to, say, even five years ago) and the prevalence and widespread success of social games and free-to-play titles has greatly expanded the pc market to a whole new demographic
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  14. Post #54
    Dennab
    February 2012
    2,299 Posts
    Why the hell would a PC gamer switch to iOS for gaming? what an insane comment.
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  15. Post #55
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    January 2008
    12,042 Posts
    Because blizzard represents all of PC gaming.
    And also because console gaming is so good (I love having racial slurs sreamed at me by inbred 10 year olds)
    this has nothing to do with the consoles.
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  16. Post #56
    MendozaMan's Avatar
    April 2007
    4,792 Posts
    Oh no a single popular game has a wonky launch

    PC gaming is dead waa waa

    What the fuck, this is just sensationalist bullshit
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  17. Post #57
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    May 2011
    3,372 Posts
    I remember when Kotaku credited Mecha the Slag as "Mecha the Slug" for bomber mod :/
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  18. Post #58
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    August 2010
    2,632 Posts
    I started playing on tuesday and the only problem I had was logging in. That was quickly fixed for me though and I haven't experienced anything else that's bad

  19. Post #59
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    October 2007
    14,787 Posts
    Clearly the only way to save PC is to spend 3000 on Razer stuff
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  20. Post #60
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    August 2005
    4,425 Posts
    Why do people still go to Kotaku?

    It's like the Fox News of internet journalism.
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  21. Post #61
    Lizzrd's Avatar
    December 2009
    8,712 Posts
    He does have a point though. Botched launches only serve to push away customers from the platform. Console games on the other hand just plain work. They don't have to deal with DRM that locks you out of singleplayer when the servers are down or your internet is out.
    They don't have diablo 3 either though.
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  22. Post #62
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    February 2008
    10,198 Posts
    No they don't, I've never been locked out of a console game because of a developer's server problems.
    Because you can't really have problems with a console. The game has been tested on specific hardware, the exact hardware you will use. It's nearly impossible to then still have big bugs like error 37.

  23. Post #63
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    June 2008
    19,361 Posts
    The only time a console wins over PC is when the Developer buys into the Piracy bullshit and doesn't do a PC version. And when they do, in a lot of cases the Devs now days just go Oh, it's PC, it'll be pirated so don't even worry about it, just send it out like that

    Consoles have pretty much put everyone on a graphical and hardware ceiling, even for PCs. I remember when everything was doubling every couple of years, but we've been in this one set of hardware for half a decade now. Thanks consoles. You're like religion of gaming. Holding us back
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  24. Post #64
    Quq

    December 2010
    1,310 Posts
    (I love having racial slurs sreamed at me by inbred 10 year olds)
    really? weird, I hate it
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  25. Post #65
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    Dennab
    August 2005
    12,791 Posts
    Holy shit, no it wont damage PC gaming.
    Jesus fuck its like they are inside Diablo 3's asshole measuring the anal cancer it doesn't even has.
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  26. Post #66
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    July 2011
    5,968 Posts
    Blizzard make a bad decision thus pc gaming is dead.

  27. Post #67
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    Dennab
    August 2005
    12,791 Posts
    I also hate how people say iOS and tablet/mobile gaming will replace other types of gaming.
    Maybe in a decade if its evolved enough, but from what I see, its the worst gaming experience you could have.
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  28. Post #68
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    June 2005
    822 Posts
    I had friends who were totally xbox gamers, but loved the look of Diablo 3. After buying it and trying to play it at launch ALL I have heard is, PC GAMING SUX, XBOX NEVER HAS PROBLEMS. NEVER BUYING A SHITTY PC GAME AGAIN.

    So in that retrospective, perhaps it has damaged it. But I say, let the people who can't handle a few problems go back to their consoles etc.

    I eagerly sat around all night waiting and it was damn well worth it.

  29. Post #69
    der_crow's Avatar
    March 2010
    410 Posts
    "Has 2 million people trying to log on in the first 2 minutes going to cost companies money?!"

    Yeah, PC is doing just fine

  30. Post #70
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    winsanity's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,796 Posts
    They don't have diablo 3 either though.
    Using this game as an example.

  31. Post #71
    game doesn't work on launch day because a ton of people bought it
    fuck this PC gaming shit I'm buying an iPad
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  32. Post #72
    VengfulSoldier's Avatar
    March 2011
    1,744 Posts
    What's not helping it is the lack of content.

  33. Post #73
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    Boxbot219's Avatar
    September 2005
    2,266 Posts
    if people didn't expect the servers to shit themselves at 12:01 then I don't know what to say
    This honestly shouldn't be an excuse however.

    You know what's going to be fun? Not being able to play a single player game that I spent money on every Tuesday due to maintenance.

  34. Post #74
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    Paramud's Avatar
    November 2008
    8,837 Posts
    So I take it no one remembers Dead Island or Brink's releases?

  35. Post #75
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    meppers's Avatar
    April 2007
    9,148 Posts
    hey guys i found a game for the wii called "imagine: party babiez"


    lol console gaming is doomed
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  36. Post #76
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    March 2006
    3,256 Posts
    Because blizzard represents all of PC gaming.
    And also because console gaming is so good (I love having racial slurs sreamed at me by inbred 10 year olds)
    You just scorned one generalisation then made another yourself. I play online on consoles frequently, and I don't get racial slurs screamed at me my 10 year olds at all. In fact its never happened to me.

  37. Post #77
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    Electrocuter's Avatar
    December 2005
    5,895 Posts
    Holy God seriously?

    Shit loads of games get released with loads of bugs, including big titles, the fact that Diablo 3 is problem ridden on release won't change shit in PC gaming.

    Fuck you Kotaku, this is why you're bad.

  38. Post #78
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    Dennab
    August 2005
    12,791 Posts
    I had friends who were totally xbox gamers, but loved the look of Diablo 3. After buying it and trying to play it at launch ALL I have heard is, PC GAMING SUX, XBOX NEVER HAS PROBLEMS. NEVER BUYING A SHITTY PC GAME AGAIN.

    So in that retrospective, perhaps it has damaged it. But I say, let the people who can't handle a few problems go back to their consoles etc.

    I eagerly sat around all night waiting and it was damn well worth it.
    I'm sorry to say this but those friends of yours are idiots.
    By their logic, I could say the Xbox sucks complete ass because of the red ring of death which made possibly thousands of people replace their gaming systems multiple times.

    Edited:

    hey guys i found a game for the wii called "imagine: party babiez"


    lol console gaming is doomed
    Difference is, the Wii was somewhat doomed due to the poor choice of titles and hardware power, and the next gen consoles coming seem to have a few things that are gonna make them pretty bad in the eyes of many gamers.

  39. Post #79
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    POLOPOZOZO's Avatar
    May 2006
    14,851 Posts
    Oh boo hoo I couldn't play for a few hours I guess I'm such a fickle idiot consumer that instead I'll pay $60 and go play uninteresting games on a listen server with wiggers and children.

  40. Post #80
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    February 2011
    2,078 Posts
    Because after you sell OVER 3mil COPIES YOU'RE TOTALLY DOOMED.
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