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Steam Top 10

Here's the list of the 10 bestselling games on Valve's Steam service for the week:

  1. Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  2. Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Ediiton
  3. Arma II Complete Edition
  4. Sleeping Dogs
  5. Borderlands 2
  6. War of the Roses
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard
  8. Darksiders 2
  9. Just Cause 2
  10. The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim

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85. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 27, 2012, 15:30 Verno
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 27, 2012, 15:13:
Dark Souls is a bad port for many reasons, but I still disagree here. The difference there is the 360 actually does have a standard control method, so making them use a keyboard or whatever is completely opposed to the platform. The PC has no such standard, no such limitations.

Eh I think you're just doing your usual contrary BS, I doubt you've even played the port. Again two separate things going on here. When I said KB/M is the standard input peripheral on the PC, I didn't mean games in particular, I meant the platform as a whole. It's the most obvious target to start with if developers want to hit a large potential market. You turn on your PC and you interact with it using a device that uses or simulates KB/M input. Maybe touch screens will change that going forward but that's pretty much how it is now.

I don't think developers should be forced to always include support for it if they don't want to but you ignore a massive chunk of the market by ignoring it so it's no surprise that it's an unofficial "standard" of sorts.

I repeat, "back in the day" a gamepad was more "standard" on a PC than a mouse was. Games were released on PC that required a joystick or other peripherals. The PC has NO standard control scheme for games, none.

The game was sold with KB/M support, asking companies to do it properly isn't unreasonable and it's not a significant cost factor to them. If someone wants to sell gamepad only games then go nuts but make sure that's prominently displayed. No one said people can't make games for gamepad only folks, in fact quite a large segment of the market does that already so it's not like they need anymore service but whatever.

In my opinion games like Dark Sounds are already in that group anyway, they just pretend otherwise to try and please people who are like "gamepads are for kids yo."

Some people don't like gamepads for the same reasons some people don't like KB/M, people largely use what they've learned with. There are many people who insist on playing FPS games with gamepads since that's what they have grown up with. I think the comment is unfair too, its usually a small minority of posters who have that opinion about gamepads.

This comment was edited on Aug 27, 2012, 16:06.
 
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