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    Richard Garriott on consoles: “their days might be numbered”


    Many have weighed in on the ongoing war of speculation regarding PCs and the next generation of console boxes, but we’ve not yet heard the opinion of someone who’s been in space. Until now! You could rightly argue that breaking free of the Earth’s atmosphere doesn’t qualify you to comment on the intricacies of gaming hardware, except this particular spaceman is Richard “Lord British” Garriott. He makes games too. Games like Ultima, and Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues.
    Speaking to Edge, Garriott questioned long-term viability of console devices. “It’s going to be interesting to see how consoles evolve in the next few iterations to see if they can find some new compelling reason to exist. Because, at least from my perspective, I think their days might be numbered.”
    Garriott’s comments reflect what he sees as an abundance of powerful alternatives. “Tablets are becoming so powerful, your television is already connected to the internet and frankly it’s powerful. And there’s a cloud of computing behind there that’s easily accessed, so I’m going, ‘Why in the long run do we need a console? All you really need is a controller’.”

    That thinking isn’t limited to Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo’s efforts though. Garriott also questions the need for Valve to move into the console market. “Valve’s [Steam Box] is one I only know cursorily,” he continues. “But the case I’ll still go back to make is the same.
    “I think digital distribution with things like Steam is great, I actually think that people need to have convenient, ubiquitous access to digital content, and Steam is not only a great way to buy it, but also to stream it. The technology of Steam is fantastic. But I look at it and go, ‘Steam can be delivered on anything, you don’t need a particular piece of hardware’.”
    And Garriott’s console beef extends beyond today’s wonderland of technological advancement. There’s a practical preference towards PC too.
    “When you buy a new console, it means you have to unwire something from your living room stereo, and wire something new in. And generally, with console games you sit on the couch in the living room with the TV across the room, versus sitting at a desk with the screen right in front of your face.
    “I’m a believer that if you’re playing in a virtual world, you want to be close to the screen and your experience is connecting to people through that screen. If you’re playing Madden Football, your experience is the people sitting on the couch with you, eating chips, on this side of the screen.”

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    Certainly makes a change from the PC Gaming is dying claims.

    I think he has a point though, it may not be the next 2 generations but i do think consoles, as we know them, will be on their way out

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    He and his days might be numbered in saying consoles are numbered, what an idiot.

    If console are indeed finished after the next gen, then P.C gaming will take over or

    Wait no one actually cares what he has to say

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    These articles are become vomit-worthy.
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    Yeah, they do tend to scream "look at me look at me". First i've heard it over the PC Gaming is dying though lol

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    Not the first time I've heard this lame bs. Anything to get hits.

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    I wouldn't say PCGamer are dying to get hits, lol.

    I think the man has a point, in a few years time maybe not until after the PS5 maybe even PS6, but I think consoles will be phased out. The main thing people want from a console IS the controller and simplicity, they'll find ways to give that without the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBettaKnow View Post
    I wouldn't say PCGamer are dying to get hits, lol.

    I think the man has a point, in a few years time maybe not until after the PS5 maybe even PS6, but I think consoles will be phased out. The main thing people want from a console IS the controller and simplicity, they'll find ways to give that without the box.
    All sites are trying to get hits. lol And I disagree. As long as there is consumer demand then consoles will continue to exist.

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    Load of rubbish

    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBettaKnow View Post

    Certainly makes a change from the PC Gaming is dying claims.
    All I hear are the claims of these claims. Never the claims themselves. Where?

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    Are you serious? Every year there is a new claim that PC gaming is dying. It's been dying from 2006 supposedly

    Edit: quick google search says it's been dying since 2001

    2012: http://www.nextpowerup.com/news/237/...g-is-dead.html

    2011: http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-ent...ven-id-says-so

    2009: http://uk.ign.com/articles/2009/07/2...c-gaming-again

    2008: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/23800152/#.UUDn8BxA3oA

    2007: http://www.videogamer.com/pc/crysis/...g_is_dead.html

    2006: http://www.computerandvideogames.com...ath-of-the-pc/

    2001: http://uk.ign.com/articles/2001/03/1...c-gaming-dying

    been dying a decade now.
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    Yes I am serious. Who makes these claims? Show me some. PC gamers make up a very (excruciatingly so) vocal minority of gamers these days and it's always PC elitism rhetoric. Or "The PC will rise again". Any claims that it was dead come from its players themselves. Nobody who matters

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    Until the Holodeck is invented .... there will be consoles to play around with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    Yes I am serious. Who makes these claims? Show me some. PC gamers make up a very (excruciatingly so) vocal minority of gamers these days and it's always PC elitism rhetoric. Or "The PC will rise again". Any claims that it was dead come from its players themselves. Nobody who matters
    So the links i provided wasn't enough? It typically happens when a new console is out that we hear PC gaming is dying. Why would a PC player come out and say their platform is dying, especially if it is an PC 'elitist' surely they wouldn't admit it was dying even if they were the last player alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBettaKnow View Post
    So the links i provided wasn't enough? It typically happens when a new console is out that we hear PC gaming is dying. Why would a PC player come out and say their platform is dying, especially if it is an PC 'elitist' surely they wouldn't admit it was dying even if they were the last player alive.
    Well you edited that after I had posted

    The first is a satire piece. Even it wasn't, it's a nobody who wrote it. Not much of a claim, same as a forum post can hardly be a claim.

    Second is a hyperbole headline that doesn't represent the actual quotes within. In other words like 90% of media. If all you do is read headlines I can see why you'd think theres so many claims of PC demise

    The third is a decent editorial on the platform as a whole but again with a hyperbolic headline.

    Fourth doesn't say it's dying because no developers or publishers actually say such stupid things, they're just saying it's on the same level as consoles now and consoles have more players. Common sense in other words.

    Fifth, opinion piece by a nobody. No quotes at all

    Sixth same as second link. Headline doesn't represent what the developers actually said.

    Last one, the answer to the question posed is no not really, it's the same.


    I can do a google search and find similar results for people "claiming" they were abducted by aliens. In fact I'd find 10 times as many!

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