Does PC gaming need a doctor? Does it need an undertaker? German Gaming Manufacturer Challenges Fans to Give Opinions, Launches Countdown Leading to Big Announcement
Hamburg, February 21, 2012 – With the headline "Isn't PC Gaming Dead?" emblazoned across the screen, German gaming peripherals manufacturer, ROCCAT Studios, today unveiled a website where they ask for fans' opinions on the state of PC gaming.
"With all the talk lately," the message reads, "you'd think PC gaming was over. Some say PC gaming isn't dead, but think they need to breathe new life into it now and then with yet another 'groundbreaking' reinvention. But is all that necessary? Does PC gaming need a doctor? Does it need an undertaker?"
Says René Korte, ROCCAT™ Founder and CEO: "We hope to get gamers thinking about where things are headed for PC gaming. Certain gaming peripheral companies constantly announce that they've come up with the 'Next Big Thing' that's going to reinvent things. But does PC gaming really need revolution? Or, rather, is evolution the way forward? We, as always, have our own ideas. And very soon we're going to show the world a new and exciting one."
Visitors are invited to give feedback via an on-screen entry form, and ROCCAT™ will post many of the answers on the site for users to read and discuss.
ROCCAT's site also features a countdown clock ticking off the number of days until the company announces what they think "is the smartest way forward for PC gaming."
Arxon wrote: Consoles can't even compare to pc gaming.
I'd agree with you on that. I always disliked consoles and the games, which probably has something to do with me never being any decent at them. Today, I still suck at games but not so much. I certainly wouldn't consider buy a console ever again.
garfi3ld wrote: I'm all pc all the way but you guys have to remember we are in the middle of the PC swing. When new consoles come out things will swing back to console partly, until they are out of date again lol
There aint gonna be no new consoles, unless they come out before the world ends just before Christmas. Which reminds me I'm gonna have to get my list in early this year
Kinda agree. You can get away with a pretty low spec computer to play games on. The problem is some of us want all the eye candy turned up to max.
The driver issue has really been a non issue for me. Sure, i'm waiting for the SLi patch for Alan Wake but that's cause I want to play with all settings on max. The drivers do play an important role but if you are on a older GPU most of the time it really doesn't matter to update. I could always be wrong though.
I still remember IGN having a article titled "Is PC gaming dead?" about 6 or 7 years ago. That question always piss me off a little. I believe PC is the driving innovative force in all of gaming. I also agree PC is one an upswing due to powerful hardware, good games (like The Witcher 2), free MMORPGs, and Steam. PC encompasses all of the genres making it the most versatile of all the platforms. In a year or two the new consoles will be out and (in my opinion) there will be a shift in PC's popularity. All the young kids will run out and buy buy buy, But grown up gamer will still be on PC.