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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I build my own machines and I never get the latest stuff, you could easily spend over $3000 a year to keep on top of the curve.

Where are you getting your gear?

I u/g my rig a few months ago and got an asus board, E6750 core 2 duo 2.66G, 2gigs 800mhz ddr, fast 500gig hdd, an 8800GTX, and a new power supply to run it for $1000. I run most of my games (except Crysis ;))at 1600x1200 with everything cranked.

This is from a local shop in Edmonton run by a couple of young guys.

This u/g will probably last me about 2-3 years. I might buy a new monitor next year, they're cheap these days, but the NEC CRT I have is still wicked, even though it's pushing 5 years (really can't believe how good the picture still is :)). I've cloned the o/s over and it's at least 3 years old now. No issues, but yes a little technical knowledge required. With Win95-98, I used to rebuild the o/s every couple of months. XP is pretty good.

I put the P4 3.2Ghz + ATI X800XTPE in my other rig, (my g/f likes to play WoW among other games...w00t :D) and sold the Athlon 2400XP+ + Geforce Ti4200 for $75.

I too have tried to play FPS with a hand controller. It's like trying to play them with a joystick; doesn't work for me.


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