Microsoft Allegedly Rededicated to PC Gaming… Again

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archangelx

I am looking forward to a new Flight Simulator.

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samduhman

I've knew about this since 5/21 from a post at shacknews. Heres what pugnates at shacknews said.

""I work at MS (not in the games group though). there have been a lot of job openings in the games group, especially the PC area. I think MS is trying to re-invigorate their PC gaming activities."

http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?story=63916

I have to assume he's telling the truth. Why make that up?

The consoles are getting long in the tooth. The PC platform is where next gen games are created. Devs will have to come back to PC to move us forward. Microsoft is realizing this. If it wasn't for the PC and Microsoft stealing its gaming ideas/hardware for the XBOX do you think the 360 would be as successfull as it is? Heck no. The 360 owes everything to PC gaming.

 

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Peanut Fox

I think the Xbox 360 owes it's success to Halo 2 and the original success of Xbox Live.  

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samduhman

Which both owe their sucess to PC gaming. Bungie a prior developer for PC, Halo based on PC FPS games and Xbox Live based on PC online play. 

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isamuelson

Hmm. Halo 2 released as a Vista-only game (to try and push DX 10) and it sucked and made the XBox version look WAY better. No Fable 2 (I might blame the publisher on this one but MS could have grabbed it and released it). The G4W kiosks? Never saw one anywhere. My local Micro Center has more PC games on their shelves than all of the Game Stops combined and they have an excellent selection and prices.

I'll believe this when I see it, but I'm not holding my breath waiting for MS to actually support what they say and actually come through on their "promise".

 

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FuriousDre

M$ had absolutely NOTHING PC-Related at E3. They didn't event mention anythign close ot being related to PC gaming.

Even if they bring MP titles like GoW3/Halo3 to the PC, you can bet that it will use GFWL AND it will be P2P. They don't seem to understand PC users love dedicated servers (Non-casuals). If they want to prevent MP piracy: do what DICE did with their servers. It's worked so far.

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Peanut Fox

Does Microsoft own any first party publishers anymore?  The only one I think they still have is Rare, but I'm unsure of that.

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pcmaximus

keep it coming microsoft.

after fable 3, lets have halo 3 plus gears of war 2+3, fable 2, then alan wake, and more.

i've been a pc gamer since the late 80's, NEVER gonna buy a console, haha.

 

 

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Peanut Fox

I'd be surprised if PC gamers wanted to play Halo 3.  Nothing it does is suited to the PC.  Take every good PC shooter and slow it down 2x, and you get a lot of what Halo is.  Gears would be okay, only because there is nothing like it on the PC right now, and never has there been a PC exclusive that plays like Gears of War.

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Cooketh

This is a no brainer. PC gaming has always been where it's at.

Not only that, it offers the most freedom to developers and modders alike.

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