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Mark Rein - Consoles "Stealing" Hardcore PC Gamers

The Mark Rein interview on the Guardian Unlimited (thanks BeyondUnreal) offers a conversation with the Epic executive, discussing the company, its games, the Unreal engine, and PCs versus consoles, offering this outlook: "I'm a real fan of the PC, but yes, consoles are definitely stealing a lot of hardcore gamers from the PC. When Call of Duty 4 came out, I heard some of our guys sitting around talking about the great game they'd had last night and I'm like, 'Hey guys, what server are you playing on? I'd love to come and join you,' and they said, 'Just send us a friends request,' It was at that point I realized they were all playing it on console. Plus, the sales of the console versions are something like ten times the sales of the PC versions."

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6. Re: No subject Jan 31, 2008, 10:56 Nick
 
A gamepad isn't as good as a kb/mouse, but it's a lot fairer on consoles. Everyone has the same fps and it's a lot harder to cheat which brings down the accusations considerably. The trade-off there is enough for me to consider the console version especially now that my pc is getting old.

 
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