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PC Gaming Dead?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Toekiller, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. wellibob

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 27, 2006

    Posts: 3,852

    I see it this way. If the PS4 - Xbox series X are as good as they say and are around your £600 mark and a 3080ti is £1200. I know what I'll be buying and it won't please Nvidia (PC gamer for life so far)
     
  2. VeNT

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 9, 2003

    Posts: 20,646

    Location: Cornwall

    beach please. I'm still using my PC from 2006 and it's not dead.......
     
  3. Edinho

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 29, 2003

    Posts: 4,249

    Location: Not darn sarf

    1996 - PC gaming dying..
    2006 - PC gaming dying..
    2016 - PC gaming dying..

    I wonder what they will be saying in 2026?
     
  4. Stu999

    Hitman

    Joined: Aug 3, 2015

    Posts: 618

    Holodeck will be out by then so....:D:D:D
     
  5. Black Dog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 26, 2002

    Posts: 1,754

    Location: Reading, England

    I don't think the PC will ever die out entirely but I have to admit the price of the hardware is not doing anybody any good. I have been a PC gamer for 30 years and have never seen such an increase in hardware costs as much as it is today. It's a shame because it will only fuel the desire for PC gamers to switch to the consoles. I'm pretty lucky as I don't spend any of my money on anything else but my PC and to be honest that's the only reason I can still afford PC gaming. If I had other interests or my money was tied up elsewhere then I would almost certainly switch to the console. I also love the consoles and they have there place but the cost of PC hardware is a bit silly at the moment and I can only see PC gaming losing ground not gaining.
     
  6. Subzero85

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 16, 2011

    Posts: 690

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Always been a pc gamer, with the odd console here and there, mega drive in the early 90s, N64, original xbox and some use on the sisters nintendo wii and thats it, just upgraded before lockdown, so i hope that does me 2 - 3 years and i will see then what prices, new consoles bring to the table
     
  7. weldon855

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 21, 2013

    Posts: 857

    Location: Ild

    dont forget waiting an extra year to play some games on PC. hello Rockstar!
     
  8. Black Dog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 26, 2002

    Posts: 1,754

    Location: Reading, England

    I think the average middle of the road PC gamer will almost certainly change to console if prices don't come down. You can pick up a PS4 pro for less than a decent CPU.
     
  9. physichull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 22, 2008

    Posts: 9,325

    Location: Warrington

    I'm still waiting for EA to release the NHL series back onto PC again.....not sure if that's a sign? :)
     
  10. Freddie1980

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 25, 2009

    Posts: 7,123

    Location: Billericay, UK

    At one point it did seem that PC gaming would become irrelevant and the console's would reign supreme but since then we have seen the rise of mobile gaming and consoles becoming closed off PC's.
     
  11. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,858

    Is that Microsoft Holodeck, yeh?
     
  12. ic1male

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 28, 2003

    Posts: 27,418

    Location: Westchestershire

    That'll be me. :p
     
  13. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 20,843

    I think the only thing that keeps PC gaming alive is that people can upgrade there Gaming PC in multi parts when they have the money spare..

    To build a complete mid range gaming PC from scratch would cost a small fortune for anyone starting with nothing :(

    Computer Desk
    Monitor
    Case
    Cpu
    Cpu cooler
    Memory
    Motherboard
    GPU
    Harddrives or SSD or M.2
    PSU
    Mouse
    Keyboard
    Gamepad
    Windows 10 Software
     
  14. MrPotato

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 5, 2017

    Posts: 1,032

    Location: Cambridge

    Always played on consoles. Went for PC, about 12 years ago. For a while kept both, and now just PC. Consoles are convenient. Back at the PS3 time, games were cheap, Play.com used to offer new games at good prices not long after release date. Now PC rules. And I use a joystick for playing, no shame. :D
     
  15. Ocean Breeze

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 1, 2009

    Posts: 717

    Location: Shropshire/Paris

    PC forever. Consoles can’t provide those lush graphics and frame rates.
     
  16. NZXT30

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 3, 2010

    Posts: 2,065

    PC gaming has become too popular the past few years it wouldn't hurt to lose some of that popularity to be honest
     
  17. Old Man

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 18, 2010

    Posts: 1,946

    Location: Scotland

  18. weldon855

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 21, 2013

    Posts: 857

    Location: Ild

    PC Hipsters?
     
  19. RobDogDog

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 8, 2011

    Posts: 1,401

    I've been gravitating back towards my PS4 recently. I've just turned 33 and don't find twitch shooters all that fun anymore which was my main reasoning for PC gaming.
     
  20. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,858

    Consoles don't come with a ton of RGB mods, though, so are clearly peasant-class devices!!!