|I agree with many of you concerning the lagging popularity of PC Games. It is obvious that consoles are much more affordable to more people and fulfill one particular purpose. They have made video games the multi-billion dollar industry that it has become. However, myself and I'm sure many of you (not all) started playing console games before you played games on the PC platform. To speak for myself, I wanted something a little bit more out of my gameplay that a console could not provide, and PC's, in my estimation, will always be around to fill that niche, as well as test the limits of what can be conceivebly possible since technological changes occur at a much faster rate on the PC platform.
I started on an Apple 2E, but that's fairly console-ish I suppose. The problem is though, that some niche markets die out, and there might not be much quality left, even if it continues, if all the money goes to the quick cash-in console games. I just want a good new space sim, but I've been waiting years. I suppose I could pay a ton of money for the crappy galaxies addition, but it wasn't that fun. For other sims, Silent Hunter III is the exception that proves the rule pretty much. A lot of people who started on adventure games, yeah yeah, not hardcore, whatever, are probably just done with gaming because they can't get much in the way of story and well-written entertainment anymore. I'm not saying that adventure games were the greatest thing ever or anything, but they offered something that you can't get, at least very easily or at any real sort of quality, anymore.