Holy crap. So many people took this the wrong way. LAWL
For a while, I believed PC gaming was on a long hiatus, only surviving on games like WoW and CS. Now, I believe PC gaming made a huge comeback out of nowhere, especially with platforms like Steam and more being released. If it weren't for Steam, I would never have heard of half the games that have been released a few years ago (like Killing Floor and Homefront) nor would I have ever found such awesome indie games. It's pretty neat.
Of course, that isn't to say that gaming consoles aren't as valuable. They're all awesome :)
Eh. I stopped listening when it started talking about doing everything a PC can do mostly easier and more efficiently on five different devices.
Sure, is a lot of the PC's use being transferred over to other devices? Yeah. But would I rather do e-mail on my phone than on my PC? No. Would I rather play games on my Xbox 360 than my PC? Only if the game is beyond my PC's specs or not available on the PC (Which I was sadly limited by for ages beyond my liking). It just means that I can take my e-mail on the go, and have a standardized platform on which I can be sure games will run during its life-span, compared to a PC that would need several parts to be updated every so often to keep up with the times.
PC gaming is only really dying because (apparently) game engines are only really released every console generation to take advantage of that market. So while processor and graphics power increases dramatically, it's use is stifled by a lack of new tools.
Take this from someone who became a sort of PC gamer after living on consoles his whole life. PCs are just better.
Short version: Nothing is going to replace the need for a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Not until you can plug the computer directly into your brain.
So essentially this. Until the computer is ultra-portable and has the accessibility that a PC has, we'll have it and hardcore gaming on it.
A laptop is a PC also it's the only console I own and yes it still owns the shooter. Shooters will always be made for pc with consoles as a secondary idea, yes even COD.
The problem I have with this episode is not the content, it's the title. YOU ARE USING THE TITLE WRONG!!!!!
The original phrase "The King is Dead! Long Live the King!" does NOT refer to the same King! See, a country in the days of kings NEVER EVER did not have a king. When the king died, the instant he died, the crown was passed to the next person in succession (usually his son, some other heir, or his wife, in that order). The phrase embodies the immediacy of this transition: The king died, the next king is crowned.
So when the phrase "The King is Dead! Long Live the King!" is said, it is referring to TWO PEOPLE!! The first sentence states the old king has died! The next sentence wishes the NEW king, the one that was crowned with the statement of first sentence, a long life. If the crown was passed to a woman, then the phrase would have become "The King is Dead! Long Live the Queen!" (but that rarely happened, so this phrase obviously didn't make it into popular culture).
So saying "PC Gaming Is Dead - Long Live PC Gaming" makes NO SENSE WHATSOEVER!! PC Gaming is dead, and it's back alive again?! A better title might have been "PC Gaming is Dead - Long Live Tablet Gaming" or something along those lines.
Misuse of this phrase has to be one of my biggest pet peeves! Gah! Use it right, people!!
This could very well be true but I still don't want it to happen in the sense id rather skip tablet gaming and go straight to virtual reality instead. However when this does inevitably happen ill be sure to mourn not able to build a machine that is 4x (maybe) as powerful as the xbox for less. I'm already miss having dedicated servers "go out of style" hello lag and high pitched rage. I lament the fact that since they make games for the console first you get situations where Crysis still looks better than it's sequel. Also I'm Australian and already try and order my games from overseas because for some reason I don't feel I should be paying twice as much for a neutered version of a game see left for dead 2.
This episode confused me... was it all about saying the TERM PC is dead?
Or is he saying that maybe in the next twenty years more convenient forms of computing will catch up in abilities and eventually cause basic PCs to become obsolete?
I don't really feel like I'm being biased about it, but it doesn't seem like that's going to happen in the next decade...
Oh, didn't realize everyone took an oath to not comment about videos when they aren't super recent.
I hope you forgive my necroing, and this is hopefully all been said before, but im one of those "defending the PC master race" kind of guys. also im aware that Bob has a weakness for
italian plummers mario which comesi n console form so his view is biased. I been vieving old videos i havent seen and stumbled upon this one.
Well, you started by claiming that peopel gamed on apple machines because they couldnt afford PCs. not only is apple not a PC, it cant play 90% of gamers to begin with. not to mention that "back then" apple was basically macntosh (Most Applications Crash, If Not The Operating System Hangs).
Now to another subject, PCs were and still are more expensive, and this is simply because they are suprior, technically. they are more powerful (current gen consoles pretty much copy PC architechture because they couldnt do better) and allow you to do more things (something only now consoles attemt to fix). Consoles became the "that old VHS thats obsolete yet so many cling to" thing as soon as PCs came out. only in last few years consoles been trying to break the trend by making console-only games or making such DRM for PC gamers that they spend mroe moneyjust to get around it than a console costs.
First person shooters, a (vocal) minority of faming, has moved to consoles, and yet all "big" shooters remain on PC because Mouse > analog stick. any attemt to merge the systems resulted in PC playing liek he has hax on compared to console people when it comes to aiming. All other genres.... well.... they are trying to. in racing it works, in rest, not really.
There are many genres more than civilization and flight simulator, hah.
also, you pretty much got no idea what a PC even is, judged from your explanation, so yeah, not evne bother commenting about that.
also why have things to do with 5 things if 1 thing can do everything and faster? isnt that pretty much the definition of inconvienience?
cybernetic implant i wouldnt mind though :D
Another necropost, but hey... I also stumbled on this video and just had to post.
I have a fairly simple counter to the entire argument that everything that a PC does can be done simpler and easier and whatnot on five different devices that will cost me at least $2000 to get: My PC is a box the size of a decent AV surround receiver, sits in my living room, is almost entirely quiet, can serve as a cable receiver and media center, plays games and is used for work on top of that... and it cost me less two years ago than a decent tablet and a PS3 would cost me today. How is having 5 devices instead of one easier? I mean, typing anything of decent length on a tablet or a mobile phone quickly becomes a pain thanks to the complete lack of physical feedback and switching devices for different tasks just seems like an additional burden?
I'd be fine with this video and the argument Bob makes, although I don't agree with most of it, if it wasn't for the "everyone who disagrees is a moron" bit. That's just really, really lame. Oh, it's also really nice to first state that, basically, PC gamers as a whole have a superiority complex only to follow up stating that everyone who hasn't had a console in his youth is just being whiney about that. Good move there, pal.
Overall, all Bob did in this video was twist definitions until he could title the video "PC gaming is dead" without openly contradicting himself. If anything, consoles are becoming PCs more and more... just look at what the next XBox is rumored to look like and tell me with a straight face that that's not just a PC with all the fun bits ripped out.