That ES anthology is sexy as hell! I have the collectors edition of Skyrim with the dragon statue . The demon wall is definitely an awesome concept, they had at least one demon door in FFVII that I can remember. The myriad of enemies and bosses really adds to the mystique of the Final Fantasy games. And the chocobo racing of course! I love all the mini-games as well, just so much game built into those titles.
Looking at how successful Steam is as a publication platform, and how the PC gaming hardware is doing, I wouldn't worry. I don't see anything replacing PCs at the cutting edge of game development and gaming.
Microsoft focuses it's efforts on the XBox One, sure (no more Microsoft hardware or games), but I don't see that as a hindrance. DirectX is still going strong, and they have the best development tools, while remaining an open platform.
Kbm has no place in console gaming. I'm really not trying to play cod versus people that are just clicking on heads. Oh how skillfull you are...kbm is great for many games but fps... It's just not fair.
I do agree that KBM experiences feel much more sophisticated than a Gamepad experience. I feel that the general idea for a hardcore gamer is to have begun on a console, with a gamepad, and then graduated to a PC with KBM.
Tracked controllers are changing the game though. Actually using both hands to aim a gun like you do in games like Onward is a real game-changer. Looking down the sights to aim like you would in real life is pretty surreal.
...But let's be honest... Touch Controllers lean more towards Gamepad than KB/M.
whereas one could argue that PC and VR development primarily seek to progress the science of gaming.
Honest to God that was sitting right atop an otherwise legit article about Skyrim for PC. Only it was about 5+ sentences of far more vulgarity that went on to praise consoles. I will try my best to find it again, assuming it hasn't been corrected by now.
Point being, the only reason I tend to defend gamepads and consoles is because my own personal experiences with them were pleasant. Consoles brought together friends and family in very fun ways over the year. I remember when a friends husband had returned from a military tour, and saw my Xbox with the first Halo game sitting in the living room. He was more excited about that than the fact that he was back home. He stayed up and played it to completion in one sitting. It was hilarious, cause it was his first day back from well over a year.
I love the look the youngens get when they see me playing a PC game, and they are like, "wow that looks awesome but way too hard for me." Followed by the enormous gratitude they express when I take a break from my PC elitist experience to come down to battle them on a console. Two generations sharing the joy of competitive gaming with a common ground. I see only good things in that.
The only time I ever experience animosity towards console gamers... is when I make the mistake of reading wtf they said online.
Everyone who owns a Rift has been holding a stick in each hand when they aren't holding a gamepad. We need an updated graphic there to include PCVR gear @elboffor
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