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For once, I don’t really want to make some sort of super-serious breakdown of some event or analyze some game or anything like that. I just want to gush about how awesome mods are.
The PS4 was announced last week, as many of you may already know. There was a brief look into the ” ‘supercharged’ PC architecture” , a couple games shown from established PS-exclusive franchises, nothing too exciting. But as a PC gamer, I wondered how this would affect the landscape that I play games on. Simply put, nothing bad should come out of the PS4 for us, only good.
At the beginning of this week, on Sunday, Jason Jones, the co-founder of Bungie, said this:
“We did a bunch of ambitious things on Halo deliberately to reach out to people. We limited players to two weapons, we gave them recharging health, we automatically saved and restored the game – almost heretical things to first-person shooters at the time. We made the game run without a mouse and keyboard. And now nobody plays shooters the way they used to play them before Halo ’cause nobody wants to.”
And in a single fell swoop, Mr. Jones lost millions of sales, if not hundreds of millions of sales, and he alienated us all.
I consider myself to be a PC gamer tried and true. I feel that, in all blunt honesty, PCs are for the most part phenomenally better than consoles. But do I hate consoles? Do I think they’re holding us back? no, not really. Sometimes I hear from PC gamers that they feel that console gamers are “not real gamers”, or that consoles are “inferior pieces of technology that are stuck in the past”. I don’t think so.