Logitech Loses Interest in Console Peripherals, Reaffirms Commitment to PC Products

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rsaotome

Great! Any chance you could get to work on a 5.1 speaker system that can outperform the Z-5500? (maybe a little love to the midrange area?)

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Benjo

A used Playstation 2 I bought years ago came with a wireless Logitech controller. It was well made and felt much nicer than Sony's own controller. I guess I should pick up a steering wheel for Grand Turismo before they become hard to find...

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JCGPZ9

I don't think there should be a problem there as Logitech makes the wheel work with both PC and PS3 (or whatever PS that has a USB port). The G27 is worth it if you can find it lower than it's retail price.

Of course as someone who does race in real life I put the wheel to use on the PC more than the PS3 as there are more simulators available.

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axiomatic

Logitech.... please work harder on keeping cool stuff like the g19 relevant. More app's please. Less and less games are supporting it. Borderlands 2 and Guild Wars 2 I think were the last?

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jamevay

They made some good speakers. Sad to see that go

@bling 581. I think they will be keeping the key board

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bling581

That's too bad, I really like the G15 keyboard.

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Teh_tourist

They are stopping console accessories, not PC accessories.

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Scatter

I'm still waiting for some company to make a good wireless left or neutral handed gaming mouse that I can give my money to.

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DoctorX

yes... consoles must die

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jgottberg

Why should consoles die? They provide all the great games you enjoy ported to your beloved PC :)

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davelray

Only problem here is, jgottberg, I don't play any games ported from console to PC. And all the games I do play, are simply not available on the console. That's what you console fans tend to forget, not every game is available or ported to the console and vice versa to PC. I have both available to me, so I'm better off overall because I can play, well, everything! Doesn't matter which is better when you have both.

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Engelsstaub

Many years of history seems to indicate that they won't.

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Pyrophorics05

Many years of corporations says they won't.

It's all about a price point. Consoles are cheaper to dive into for a consumer.

I enjoy a system that can render a game to the limit of the developers expectations, not be the limit. I'll stick with PC gaming.

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Scatter

"Many years of corporations says they won't."

I bet they said that about arcades once upon a time.

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Engelsstaub

Agreed. ...so, as before, "they won't."

Here's another credible reason why PC-gaming will never be anywhere near as mainstream as console-gaming: many people don't know dick about their computers. They use them for porn, Facebook, iTunes, and (maybe) Photoshop. When they get another easily-avoidable virus they take them to the "experts" at Best Buy. When they no longer function they go to the same store to purchase another box for as cheap as they can get one.

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The_PhoenixX

Maybe not as mainstream.. But anywhere near? Sure they will. These "Consoles" you speak of aern't consoles, they're small formfactor PC's, with a locked down OS and proprietary software. Consoles were SNES, Genesis, Atari etc. In a few more years the Console/PC war will continue even though consoles will be Full fledged PCs. But people not knowing dick about their computers? What age group do you speak of 50+? Imo PC gaming is HUGE stats calculated by developers can't be trusted as there is SOO much piracy but, I could say the same for dreamcast. I was a good system that died due to piracy. On a side note 40% of ACTIVE users on the Xbox360 are NON-gamers. Hopefully I didn't go all over the place with my comments ^.^

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Engelsstaub

Only addressing the "what age group" part:

While it may be true that many more younger people ("15-25 year olds" say) may know more about computers, my experience is this: most of them still look at me with that blank stare when I speak of even intermediate-level computer stuff. ...and I'm one of those "dumb sheep" who uses a Mac most of the time. :D I'm also a little bit closer to fifty than fifteen.

I'm not a statistician but it seems obvious to me, even outside of my own personal experience, that most people aren't much more dedicated to computing than for the basic reasons I've already mentioned: syncing iPods, Facebook,, etc. The ones that don't generally fit in this category are the same people who read MPC, Ars, etc. Many of those are PC gamers.

I'm in no way running people down for not showing the same level of enthusiasm for computers, (I'm just stating what I believe is true.) Best Buy makes money off of them and my auto mechanic makes money off of my ignorance.

You make an interesting point about consoles becoming more like PCs. (Albeit crappier ones thus far.)

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captainjack

Gotta agree with Engelsstaub here.I'm living on a college campus and most of the people I encounter using computers struggle with almost anything outside of basic navigation.

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jgottberg

The more I read your posts, the more I like you. You aren't sensational, you just speak your mind. I admire that.

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captainjack

I really appreciate the affirmation. I try to put a lot of thought into my posts so I don't contribute to ignorance or trolling on the web. Means a lot

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Engelsstaub

Well, that makes about two posters who comment here ;)

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