E3 2011: PC Gaming A No-Show At Microsoft's Keynote

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watuzi

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B.A.Frayd

Hey micro$haft, isn't it about time for some new hardware? I'm sick of your 6 year old toy and it's ancient technology kneecapping my PC games.

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Holly Golightly

To me, the Microsoft conference was a slight let down. I would like it if they had atleast one regular adventure game that does not require a gun to solve the problems. I may be a little old school for saying this, but I really miss the times when Microsoft golf was available. Now it no longer exist.

What I hate about connect is that in order to play a racing game, you have to stand up. What am I driving, a virtual Ferrari or motorized scooter? When are they going to bring the avatars to Games For Windows Live? I have been waiting mega long!!! I love the concept, and want it to be a reality already.

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Caboose

You may need to look towards the Wii (or Wii U) and the PGA Tour line of games. So much fun!

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TommM

Microsoft said themselves about six months ago that "PC gaming is dead."  So is this really a shock to anyone?

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Silver925

Can you provide a link to that quote? From what I can remember, Microsoft has kept saying that they believe in PC gaming and are trying to foster it.

What they didn't say at E3 speaks volumes, however.

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Biggins

When MS talks to the PC crowd, they say "We love PC gaming! We're focusing on Games for Windows. We're working with PC game developers to improve DirectX."

When they talk to the console crowd, they say "PC gaming is dead! The future is consoles. We're focusing on the Xbox. We're spending millions of dollars on Xbox servers and adding more to Xbox Live."

Anytime a corporation has multiple platforms they change their story based on who they're talking to. I love PC gaming. Windows is the "go to" platform for serious gaming. But most companies are focusing on Facebook games, cellphone/tablet games and consoles. There are tons more casual gamers than serious games. If you can sell a casual game for $5 you probably make more money than selling BF3 for $60. Just because of volume.

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ScytheNoire

Microsoft has really lost direction. The amount of jokes I saw about the Kinect pimping at their conference was very high. All I need to say there is "Lightsaber On!"

But look at the best games coming to the Xbox: Mass Effect 3, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Bioshock Inifinite, MW3... all will be on the PC too, and better on the PC. Microsoft still owns the OS market for gaming, for now, but Microsoft really needs to realize that it will only take one good open API release for them to lose everything in the OS market. nVidia should really work on an open API to replace DirectX, and laugh as Microsoft loses everything.

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Baer

The present consoles are such old hardware now and what concerns me is that games seem to be now dumed down for consoles. Just look at Dragon Age II verses the original DA-O, what a letdown but it works fine on consoles. Any console system is going to have that issue, the hardware gets outdated fast. Should MS or any of them anounce new consoles prior to CES (and I bet they do) then it will be state of the art for about six months then slowely but surely slip behind. What is next? Further dumming down for netbooks? Even more dumming down for tablets? So what is a gamer with high end rigs to do? What I am doing is playing older games, replaying them with a different track Etc. What I am doing less of is buying a number of games that I might be interested in because I have become so dissiapointed in most (read that almost all) of them lately. I just hope they do not dum down SkyRim, we will see.

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Caboose

It should be a collaberation between nVidia and AMD. Something that will work properly and flawlessly on both gpus, otherwise it won't work.

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ccardarelli

All I'm saying is that I will be raising my Kinectimals to fight Locust themselves.

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steakkills

I though it was MW3

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Marthian

remember, this is Call of Duty. They release a new one every year now practically.

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Neufeldt2002

As a disabled person who has mobility problems, motion sensors are a waste for me. Yes, I could flail my arms around to get motion to work, but that is unrealistic. I really don't care for voice activation either as my house gets very noisy, and I don't feel like screaming to get something done. As far as gaming is concerned, the faster Microsoft lets Gaming for Windows Live die the better. Steam is the better platform and is more willing to support other OS's.

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Marthian

not to mention Steam isn't forced to charge you dlc (well on Valve games anyways, look at Left4Dead.)

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