It has long been said PC gaming is dead
I read technology and gaming news every single day and I've never heard this claim. PC gaming not only is not
dead, it's about to get a boost
here very soon.
Since the new XBox and PS4 are using normal PC hardware, PC ports from consoles will be extremely easy and virtually painless. Which will take a lot
of work off of the devs so that they can concentrate on other things instead of re-writing the game to port it to another platform.
"Xbox Clones" - games that are scaled down in graphics and use engines that do not allow the customizations Windows PC gaming users have come to rely
I'm not sure where you got this information from. Most games ported over to PC have always had better
graphics due to better PC hardware. There
are numerous images all over the net comparing console games to the PC port version, and the PC port wins every single time graphically.
As far as customizations, that's solely up to the developers whether to add those customizations into the ports or not. They've recently ported over
"State of Decay", and the devs have worked very hard adding full PC keyboard/mouse support, and other options that PC games have requested on the
forums. If all devs for other ports reacted like this, then people wouldn't be so disappointed with the PC ports of other games.
Microsoft has it's Games for Windows Live division - which ironically does not publish games developed for PC, but rather it's XBox ports to
I've played games that were not ported, but used the Windows Live service. However, Games for Windows Live is scheduled to be shut down on July 1,
2014, so that is on its way out anyway.
Current games using Windows Live service have either removed Windows Live from their games, or have started using the Steam service (Steamworks).
Gaming is one thing holding millions of Windows users from switching to Linux.
This is correct. Once gaming becomes native to Linux, and I can play any game I want without having to rely on Windows for gaming, then that will be
the day I fully switch to Linux. Until then Windows will still be my main operating system.
For the record, I do have Mint dual-boot on my server PC, and on a USB stick for my main PC and laptop.
edit on 1-4-2014 by _BoneZ_ because: sp