pc gaming is for the elite but not necessarily in terms of actual skill, as most of them think they're awesome shit because they spent $3000+ to play the same games we do... the social elite. in all honesty all you can do is really play old obscure pc games like interstate '76 or halloween harry, 'cauz game devs these days launch on multiple platforms and pretty much give you a standard experience throughout. over the years pc gaming has become increasingly... simple, looking moar and moar like console games. console games too have even become simplified to be accessible to the mass... but are we all really that stupid? if games aren't gonna have learnin' curves then why spend when you could just buy console for the same experience and give to africans?
Why even bother being console swine when I can just download/emulate everything? I won't emulate handhelds though, as the only time I'd use one is when taking a shit... and I'd much rather focus on shit-taking. The best part? It's free. Game developers either show too much of the good games and too little of the bad ones(BRINK), so it's handy not having to invest a dime into something I'd spend 5 minutes playing tops. PC is a superior platform, and generally PC gamers sit at a higher height than console gamers; thus by default making us higher in social hierarchy. Console gamers are merely just shadows of a nostalgic age of when families actually spent time together... but how many of you play alone?
it's depressing to see that pc games are becoming more like console games.
there used to be a strong distinction, but i'd say gaming is becoming more and more like hollywood. silly capitalism. you rape us. you rape us good.
... matchmaking on PC? seriously? matchmaking is the WORST. don't patronize us, really. the old 'gamespy' setup makes it WAY easier to find the best possible match. preference is a pretty cool thing. i think if they're going to bastardize the whole experience, they should have both... where do you think matchmaking gets it's info anyways? from a server list(more than likely).
... is valve really the last safe haven? it's cool that ea got really big and all and helped produce alotta stuff over the years, but the quality has seriously gone wayyy down. ea totally commercialized the experience, and it mostly comes off as annoying. then again, i do have personal bias against EA, but it's totally justified. fuck you ea.
ps. what is dice doing? seriously. i also blame ea for this.