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More id on PC Gaming

GamesIndustry.biz has more quotes on the state of PC gaming, this time from Steve Nix, id Software Director of Business Development. Nix feels some of the hardcore PC gaming audience is shifting to consoles, something id cannot ignore:

"There are plenty of people who are diehard mouse and keyboard guys that may never go to console, and also right now, if you have the highest of high-end PCs, you're generally going to get a better visual experience," Nix said. "There's no console out there that's as powerful as a God machine right now, with a Quad-Core and a GeForce 8800 - it's very hard for any console to compete with that."

"So you still have PC players, and some players are just console guys, but have players moved over? Absolutely. We love PC gaming, and we continue to support PC gaming - but you can't ignore the market realities and the size of the console market these days."

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5. Re: No subject Mar 20, 2008, 09:15 Flo
 
id say casual pc gamers have moved over, not hardcore gamers.
Wrong, I was a hard core gamer for many many years, bought everything starting with the voodoo 1, played everything they threw at me. About 2 years ago I grew tired of constantly upgrading my PC so I sold my desktop PC, bought a Xbox 360 and was quite happy with it. Now I play PC games on my laptop with a geforce 8600 GS - the games I really want to play (Quake Wars and Supreme Commander) run just fine and I don't care about the other stuff.
Those games I can't run on the laptop, I usually get for the 360. Of course, there's the die hard crowd that would burn me for using a gamepad. Well I dont give a fuck. If a game is really good, input devices are irrelevant.
 
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