Has 2012 been the year of the PC?

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Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 7:18 PM
So, arguably 2012 has been the year of the pc.  The platform is growing, there's less talk about piracy, and steam is a run away success and it's service is getting better every year.  What do you guys think, has it been the year of the PC, and what made it so.

For me, Dota 2 made 2012 fly by. 

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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 7:25 PM
Yeah many great games on PC this year.
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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 7:25 PM

I'd say so, other than Twisted Metal I haven't touched my consoles all year.

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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 7:30 PM
Yeah you could tell there was a resurgence in the PC market once more affordable GPUs came out a few years ago and video games didn't take such huge leaps in graphics like before. Since the graphical jumps are now becoming smaller and reasonably priced gpus can hold out for around 5 years the PC market will thrive since more people can get into it.

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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 7:32 PM
A platform which can evolve each year has no year of its own. Every year is the year of the PC. It's just that it's been more talked about lately. 


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 8:05 PM
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A platform which can evolve each year has no year of its own. Every year is the year of the PC. It's just that it's been more talked about lately. 



I won't argue that it hasn't been a good year for pc gaming but the reasons you give seem silly to me.


 For example next year the PS3 has GOW, TLOU, Beyond, Sly Cooper and some other games I can't remember. Those games shouldn't count cause I can't upgrade the video card? 

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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 8:22 PM
There was not 1 PC exclusive that interested me this year, so no...


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 8:26 PM
Figures.
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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 8:51 PM
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A platform which can evolve each year has no year of its own. Every year is the year of the PC. It's just that it's been more talked about lately. 



I won't argue that it hasn't been a good year for pc gaming but the reasons you give seem silly to me.


For example next year the PS3 has GOW, TLOU, Beyond, Sly Cooper and some other games I can't remember. Those games shouldn't count cause I can't upgrade the video card? 



The problem here is that you're thinking of this as a competition. You're thinking of this as Year of Nintendo, Year of Sony, Year of Microsoft. It's not like that for the PC platform. Again, it has no year as it's had nothing but quality content for a long time now. Ranging from RTSs to FPSs to MMOs to much else. 


And really people need to stop naming off those games, it's like everyone's a broken record. "OH B-BUT WE'VE GOT THESE 4 GAMES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE AMAZING, WELL AT LEAST THEY HAVE HUGE BUDGETS"


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 8:56 PM
I don't think any platform had a good year in particular.

Some good games but nothing extraordinary.


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 9:04 PM
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A platform which can evolve each year has no year of its own. Every year is the year of the PC. It's just that it's been more talked about lately. 



I won't argue that it hasn't been a good year for pc gaming but the reasons you give seem silly to me.


For example next year the PS3 has GOW, TLOU, Beyond, Sly Cooper and some other games I can't remember. Those games shouldn't count cause I can't upgrade the video card? 



The problem here is that you're thinking of this as a competition. You're thinking of this as Year of Nintendo, Year of Sony, Year of Microsoft. It's not like that for the PC platform. Again, it has no year as it's had nothing but quality content for a long time now. Ranging from RTSs to FPSs to MMOs to much else. 


And really people need to stop naming off those games, it's like everyone's a broken record. "OH B-BUT WE'VE GOT THESE 4 GAMES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE AMAZING, WELL AT LEAST THEY HAVE HUGE BUDGETS"



The very nature of this thread makes it competition, saying it's the year of means it's had a better year than everything else. I only picked those games because they were the only ones I remembered and I'm too lazy to look up more. You say it's because of the magical hardware I say its the games that matter.

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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 9:19 PM
ZNP crying like a baby what else is new? 


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 9:24 PM
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There was not 1 PC exclusive that interested me this year, so no...


You either have an extremely limited taste in games or you didn't bother looking.











These are just some of the ones I've actually played, they're all fantastic.

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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 9:25 PM


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 9:25 PM
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A platform which can evolve each year has no year of its own. Every year is the year of the PC. It's just that it's been more talked about lately. 



I won't argue that it hasn't been a good year for pc gaming but the reasons you give seem silly to me.


For example next year the PS3 has GOW, TLOU, Beyond, Sly Cooper and some other games I can't remember. Those games shouldn't count cause I can't upgrade the video card? 



The problem here is that you're thinking of this as a competition. You're thinking of this as Year of Nintendo, Year of Sony, Year of Microsoft. It's not like that for the PC platform. Again, it has no year as it's had nothing but quality content for a long time now. Ranging from RTSs to FPSs to MMOs to much else. 


And really people need to stop naming off those games, it's like everyone's a broken record. "OH B-BUT WE'VE GOT THESE 4 GAMES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO BE AMAZING, WELL AT LEAST THEY HAVE HUGE BUDGETS"



The very nature of this thread makes it competition, saying it's the year of means it's had a better year than everything else. I only picked those games because they were the only ones I remembered and I'm too lazy to look up more. You say it's because of the magical hardware I say its the games that matter.



I never once said anything about hardware, so where are you pulling that from?


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 9:28 PM
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There was not 1 PC exclusive that interested me this year, so no...


You either have an extremely limited taste in games or you didn't bother looking.











These are just some of the ones I've actually played, they're all fantastic.



Torchlight 2 and Hotel Miami are sooo good that they just made this year better.  I still need to play FTL, hopefully it goes on sale. 

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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 9:30 PM
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A platform which can evolve each year has no year of its own. Every year is the year of the PC. It's just that it's been more talked about lately. 



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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 9:34 PM
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A platform which can evolve each year has no year of its own. Every year is the year of the PC. It's just that it's been more talked about lately. 






And then I proceeded to mention the games and content on it that has been quality since the years. Stop trying to pick apart my sentences while you disregard the rest that I Post.


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Monday, December 24, 2012 9:49 PM
What are you talking about, you asked me to show you here you mentioned hardware, I did now you're talking about something else.

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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 1:15 AM
Through most of the year I thought Starhawk had the best mp in 2012. Then Planetside 2 came along and stole the title.

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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 2:04 AM
Yet another PC Gaming thread seeking approval/acceptance from Console Gaming. 

Just enjoy what you have, man. Don't get into the 'Year Of This & Year Of That' crap.  
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This year sucked all-around, though not for Indie Developers.

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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 4:04 AM
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This year sucked all-around, though not for Indie Developers.



As far as games go I liked 2012.

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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 4:34 AM
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-Mezzo-

This year sucked all-around, though not for Indie Developers.



As far as games go I liked 2012.



I agree MD,there was some good choices this year.


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 4:40 AM
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Yet another PC Gaming thread seeking approval/acceptance from Console Gaming. 

Just enjoy what you have, man. Don't get into the 'Year Of This & Year Of That' crap.  
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This year sucked all-around, though not for Indie Developers.


Actually, I wasn't addressing this toward console gaming, or seeking their approval at all.  PC gaming was in the news through out the whole year, from great mods, interesting indie games, and such; which is strange when most pc news that used to come out was usually negative.

What you did is apply your myopic console wars view to this and turned it into something that it's not.



Oh, and 2012 was another great year in games, sorry I was too busy enjoying them rather than being pessimistic nerd. 

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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 5:23 AM
It took you ****ers a while to jump onto Torchlight 2. One of the best games of the year; good thing Runic put it on sale so often to spread the game. For a while it was just me and my other friend that preordered it as well that had it now like 10 people on my friends list have it. 

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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 9:43 AM
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Rage_S90


There was not 1 PC exclusive that interested me this year, so no...


You either have an extremely limited taste in games or you didn't bother looking.











These are just some of the ones I've actually played, they're all fantastic.

Yup they all look like crappy rts type games to me. 


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 10:14 AM
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There was not 1 PC exclusive that interested me this year, so no...


You either have an extremely limited taste in games or you didn't bother looking.


These are just some of the ones I've actually played, they're all fantastic.

Yup they all look like crappy rts type games to me. 



Not only are you still a terrible troll, you were clearly dropped on your head as a small child. This is an RTS game, yup.





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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 12:06 PM
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Not only are you still a terrible troll, you were clearly dropped on your head as a small child. This is an RTS game, yup.




ZNP please, I'm not the one with emotional issues. And that looks very retarded, no thanks, the last PC exclusive i enjoyed was Civ V. 


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 12:09 PM
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Not only are you still a terrible troll, you were clearly dropped on your head as a small child. This is an RTS game, yup.



ZNP please, I'm not the one with emotional issues. And that looks very retarded, no thanks, the last PC exclusive i enjoyed was Civ V. 



Really you should get that head trauma checked out, someone had it at for you as a kid man.


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 12:30 PM
Well, this is the first year I've given strong consideration to building a rig; so I'd say there has been a lot of positive press and what not. Though I'm afraid my hunk-a-junk car will give out any day so I'm kind of reluctant to blow a whole lot of cash. 
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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 1:57 PM
PeeWizzle wait till you have a solid safety net before you invest in a PC. I recently built a rig (1 gtx 670 and i5 Ivy bridge) and bought a nice corsair kb/m. Even though most of the parts were on sale, the total cost was about $1,300. Once you have a PC you will notice good games are way less expensive. After a few years I wouldn't be surprised to have saved around $500 by buying superior PC versions of games for less.

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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 2:38 PM
Well the PC had a better year than the PS3, I'll give it that. But no, there were no PC games this year that interested me. I would have liked to have played Age of the Empires Online, but alas, the video card.


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 4:39 PM
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Yup they all look like crappy rts type games to me. 



It's funny cause none of them are rts.  Guess I made my point with that one, huh?
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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 4:43 PM
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Rage_S90

Yup they all look like crappy rts type games to me. 



It's funny cause none of them are rts.  Guess I made my point with that one, huh?



Rage is uneducated (and British), go easy on him.


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 6:59 PM
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Rage_S90

Yup they all look like crappy rts type games to me. 



It's funny cause none of them are rts.  Guess I made my point with that one, huh?
 
What can i say they all have that horrendous top down look to them. They also look low budget.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 7:02 PM
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They also look low budget.



Ironically, everything on consoles looks low budget when you compare it to a computer game.

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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 7:11 PM
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Ironically, everything on consoles looks low budget when you compare it to a computer game.

So your telling me something like Uncharted looks low budget, that sound score, and motion capture work alone negates your comment. Even your mighty Witcher 2 doesn't have animation anywhere near UC3 level. 


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 7:23 PM
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-MD-


Ironically, everything on consoles looks low budget when you compare it to a computer game.

So your telling me something like Uncharted looks low budget, that sound score, and motion capture work alone negates your comment. Even your mighty Witcher 2 doesn't have animation anywhere near UC3 level. 



Inb4 "Uncharted is linear" So is Half Life yet no one complains about that.

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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 7:27 PM
I don't know how anyone can honestly say torchlight looks more high budget then something like this. 

http://blog.us.playstatio...-new-trailer-revealed/


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Re:Has 2012 been the year of the PC? - Tuesday, December 25, 2012 7:52 PM
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I don't know how anyone can honestly say torchlight looks more high budget then something like this. 

http://blog.us.playstatio...-new-trailer-revealed/



You're comparing a game that took less than 4 million dollar to make, if that.  To a game that is going to cost upwards of 50 million...It's starting to make sense why you're a united supporter. 

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