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Death of console/PC gaming... ugh
Posted on Wednesday, January 31 2007 @ 00:23:50 Eastern

This issue reeks with the scent of system wars. One side believes that console gaming will be the wave of the future and that PC gaming will never catch up. They declare that not many people in the future will want to fiddle with PCs. The other side believes that PC gaming has proved its worth and that console gaming will fall by the wayside. They declare that consoles rely on the marginal increases in graphical improvements and that this will eventually become next to nothing. It seems like death is knocking on both doors and neither side will open their door until the other one opens theirs.

But this isn't life or death. Asking which side of the controller will die is like asking ambidextrous gamers whether they would like to cut off their left hand or right hand. Left-handed or right-handed people will probably cry that their other hand is not as useful, but that's just the point.

(And if you are complaning about me not specifying which side is the right hand, which 90% of people have as their dominant hand, then you're probably one of the people waving your death signs.)

Gaming has always had two hands, and it's silly to believe that the future is just waiting to amputate one of them. Just on the basis that specific genres require different user interfaces and user inputs, there are just certain games that work better on the computer and some that work better on the console. Some people also just like fine-tuning their machine while some don't. There's enough room and enough reason for both PC gaming and console gaming to continue.

I for one would like to keep both of my hands, thank you very much.

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