Consoles

December 5, 2010

Crytec Says Consoles Holding PC Gaming Back

Cry­teq CEO held an inter­view over the hol­i­days and stat­ed that the PC plat­form is a whole gen­er­a­tion ahead of the Xbox 360 and Playsta­tion 3.  While PC gamers have known this for years it has­n’t real­ly been offi­cial­ly stat­ed by a promi­nent com­pa­ny until now.  Cry­tec was one of the last com­pa­nies that held PC exclu­sives how­ev­er with it’s new release of Cry­sis 2 it will be releas­ing the game on the PC, PS3 and 360. I’m sure for any PC gamer read­ing this that they are jump­ing out of their seats right now but this is actu­al­ly a dis­ap­point­ing state­ment.  Because of the focus on con­soles games, qual­i­ty games on the PC and exclu­sive titles for it have been far and in between. “PC is eas­i­ly a gen­er­a­tion ahead right now,” he told Edge Mag­a­zine. “With 360 andRead more…

July 7, 2010

Activision Wants Consoles to be Replaced by PCs

We live in a world where we have mul­ti­ple plat­forms for gam­ing.  PC, PS3, 360, WII, etc.  Each plat­form has vary­ing amounts of pow­er when it comes to play­ing games.  Games are released across sev­er­al plat­forms and the plat­forms that have the weak­est specs or the worst con­trols tend to get the watered down, crap­pi­er ver­sions of the games released. Activi­sion, one of the lead­ing cross plat­form pub­lish­ers, wish­es to move away from the “walled gar­dens” set by  Sony, Microsoft and Nin­ten­do. The pres­i­dent of Activi­son, Bob­by Kotick, believes that the major­i­ty of peo­ple pay­ing to use XBL are pay­ing to play Mod­ern War­fare 2 — ‑Activi­sion does not get a share of that prof­it.  “We’ve heard that 60 per cent of [Microsoft­’s] sub­scribers are prin­ci­pal­ly on Live because of Call of Duty,” Kotick told FT. “We don’t real­ly par­tic­i­pateRead more…

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