Its funny (to me) that a few years ago a lot of gaming news sites ran opinion and analysis pieces on PC saying the fat lady is singing and its time to bury the corpse.
Its 2012 EA is saying digital sales continue to grow and Origin is working well (ugh....such a pain in the ass to deal with). Ubisoft is still befuddled by the concept of PC gamers actually paying for good games and continue blaming its fear of piracy and lying......ok a little too strong since AC3 isn't out on PC yet so I can't say they are lying about DX11 in the game.....yet (I'm very skeptical) ....... Activision is, well, Activision. They are just sitting around until the next Call of Duty. Its sad though because they have the ability to make other good games like Prototype 2 but its the real world and it is driven in pursuit of the almighty dollar by any means necessary.
New ways are being used to nickel and dime gamers out money from frequent (mostly useless and unnecessary) DLC, Free to Play Options: micro-transactions or some is free but not all ideal being used by WoW (free until certain level need subscription for the rest) and, soon, the Old Republic (the main story stuff need subscription for the rest) and Season passes (Gears of War 3, Borderlands 2, and every other big game that has multiplayer).
PC gaming is no longer called dead or dying, but PCs are called dead and in the past by companies who are pushing their moblie and tablet devices (looking at you Apple.....my feeling about Apple is summed up by the saying about religion and God "I don't hate God but I can't stand his fan club") Nvidia is talked about for their Tegra chips. Microsoft has made a tablet OS and is trying to pass it off as a true successor to 7 and XP. I'm surprised MS is ahead of Apple in the universal OS race. I personally hate that race but to each there own.
PC gaming will never die but it will evolve as more power can be packed into a smaller package and its price drops as everyone tries to get a piece of that pie, price drops will be seen. But some aspects of PC gaming should be gotten rid of, in fact the only aspect that should be banished is......"elite" PC gamers and I don't mean real good PC gamers. I mean the PC gamers who believe a massive PC rig is the only way to play any video game, consoles and gaming laptops suck.
Its 2012 the world is smaller thanks to the Internet but it is sad how intolerate the entire world is, and not just intolerance in small things like PC gaming but things religion, race and culture its still there.
I'm not really good at this blog thing......I miss Fuse and I'm sad its almost gone its like twitter but less condescending, less corporate, buggy but it was nice. I hope whatever is next is less buggy but just as nice.