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"so PC gamers should probably THANK their console cousins for the game's existence at all."
No you fall flat here too. In a world where only the PC existed then all the consoles gamers would have PC's. Simple as that.
Sure some could say people didn't game until consoles came out, but then again consoles only came out and started working hard when the were more PC gamer's are playing Quake, Duke Nukum, and Doom and no body was playing with their 8-bit super mario bros anymore. Consoles didn't even catch up to the PC as par as doom type game's until 2 consoles later with the N64 and playstation. Sage tried playing doom on it's 32x additional setup to the sega genesis but we all know how big of a failure it was just to get the 32x to operate.
Gah, this is quickly descending into something borderline theological since you're starting to play too loose with the historical facts and realities. Here's the point, no one but a few of us enthusiasts really want a world of just PC's. "Normal" people want anything but, hence the popularity of consoles and even tablets over regular PC's. We can deal with the baggage associated with a computer to get the benefits (see my other thread about my experience with my PC last night), but the average person doesn't have the interest or inclination. It's sort of like how I don't give a crap how my car works as long as it works. Me expecting someone to know how to keep a PC up-to-date is like them expecting me to know how to change the oil in my car. Forget about it! Should we bar people from enjoying games on their mobile devices and consoles and liking the experience better than on a PC because the technology in an expensive PC is far superior? Seems rather elitist to me.
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