PC DEAD? I DON'T THNK SO

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Carolyn Chadwick

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May 2, 1999, 3:00:00 AM5/2/99
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It may be true that the PC market is swamped with releases, most of which
are of good standard, and that this may harm the the PC as a games machine
on the whole.

I think, however that this will help cleanse the system of the worst
releases rather then effect the giants such as AOE 2 and Quake 3.

Ken Dervish

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May 2, 1999, 3:00:00 AM5/2/99
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Campbell and co. WANT the PC to be dead as a games machine. They WANT it,
it's not dead or dying, but it's what they want to be the case.

I'm not going to be a hypicrite (I think that's spelt correct), I would like
the PC to be dead as a games machine too, because they are a pain in the
arse occasionally. If the PC was dead as a games format, that would mean all
efforts would be on console games. Sadly, the consoles don't get games of
the same high standard as the PC, which is really quite depressing, because
I would get one if this were the case.

But before some total dumbfuck starts throwing figures at me, showing how PC
games are selling really badly, let me tell you that PCs have NEVER EVER in
the history of mankind sold more then consoles, in fact, PC sales have
always been very low in comparison to console games. This is a fact, so blah
blah. Just look at the charts from a few years ago blah. Blah.


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John Eddowes

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May 3, 1999, 3:00:00 AM5/3/99
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>But before some total dumbfuck starts throwing figures at me, showing how PC
>games are selling really badly, let me tell you that PCs have NEVER EVER in
>the history of mankind sold more then consoles, in fact, PC sales have
>always been very low in comparison to console games. This is a fact, so blah
>blah. Just look at the charts from a few years ago blah. Blah.

You are mistaken, during the short period between the demise of SNES /
Megadrive and rise of Playstation / N64 / (Saturn?) PC games outsold
every other format. Xwing, Sam & Max, and Day of the Tentacle (All
Lucasarts games, where are they now, eh? making shite.) being some of
the biggest sellers.

Don't get me wrong though, I would love to see the PC die a death as a
viable games platform, but unfortunately, as long as they exist in
such massive numbers because of their unparalleled goodness at doing
the "other" things, then there will be a market.

On the upside, it's perfectly acceptable to use your PC as a "work"
machine only and get a Playstation 2, Dreamcast and whatever else you
want with the money you would have spent on 3DFX cards or whatever.

>Carolyn Chadwick wrote in message <7gi4kh$lt0$1...@barcode.tesco.net>...
>>It may be true that the PC market is swamped with releases, most of which
>>are of good standard, and that this may harm the the PC as a games machine
>>on the whole.

The PC as a games machine is harmed by piracy more than any other
format. Recently, I beleive this trend has increased.
>-- Ten98 / #Digi / Dalnet

Michael Alastair Chamberlain

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May 3, 1999, 3:00:00 AM5/3/99
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>Campbell and co. WANT the PC to be dead as a games machine. They WANT
it,
>it's not dead or dying, but it's what they want to be the case.
>
>I'm not going to be a hypicrite (I think that's spelt correct), I
would like
>the PC to be dead as a games machine too, because they are a pain in
the
>arse occasionally. If the PC was dead as a games format, that would
mean all
>efforts would be on console games. Sadly, the consoles don't get
games of
>the same high standard as the PC, which is really quite depressing,
because
>I would get one if this were the case.
>
>But before some total dumbfuck starts throwing figures at me, showing
how PC
>games are selling really badly, let me tell you that PCs have NEVER
EVER in
>the history of mankind sold more then consoles, in fact, PC sales
have
>always been very low in comparison to console games. This is a fact,
so blah
>blah. Just look at the charts from a few years ago blah. Blah.

You wrote 'correct' when it should have been 'correctly'.


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simon

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May 4, 1999, 3:00:00 AM5/4/99
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Carolyn Chadwick wrote in message <7gi4kh$lt0$1...@barcode.tesco.net>...
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>It may be true that the PC market is swamped with releases, most of which
>are of good standard, and that this may harm the the PC as a games machine
>on the whole.
>
>I think, however that this will help cleanse the system of the worst
>releases rather then effect the giants such as AOE 2 and Quake 3.
====
those games will be awesome........but it doesnt mean that they will
sell.........quake and quake 2 were available to download on the web before
their releases - once on the web they will be on the new 'blobby' etc cd's
within a day - and you cant deny that that would halt sales............

even though i am against piracy, if i wanted quake 3 as much as i wanted
quake then i would obtain it illegally and get it earlier and
cheaper......that is the problem with the pc market

--
From Simon Hutchinson
Email : smh[AT]eidosnet[DOT]co[DOT]uk
ICQ : email me and ill tell you

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Aug 11, 2015, 12:28:57 AM8/11/15
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On Sunday, May 2, 1999 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-4, Carolyn Chadwick wrote:
> It may be true that the PC market is swamped with releases, most of which
> are of good standard, and that this may harm the the PC as a games machine
> on the whole.
>
> I think, however that this will help cleanse the system of the worst
> releases rather then effect the giants such as AOE 2 and Quake 3.

nah
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