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The Return of the King: Why PC Gaming is Making a Comeback

We have been waiting for the next-generation consoles to see physics in games implemented more and not just the simple eye candy we have been seeing. With rumors that the next-generation consoles are still a long ways off this could be a long wait. But maybe not, Maximum PC has run an interesting article titled The Return of the King: Why PC Gaming is Making a Comeback, where it talks about how over the past few years PC gaming sales and the number of players has increased significantly along with the GPU and CPU power of PC’s. If this is the case maybe we will start to see some developers leaving consoles behind and make games with physics that take advantage of the current power of PC’s.

From The Return of the King: Why PC Gaming is Making a Comeback:

Wasn’t it just four years ago that the pundits and game media gathered in wake, made a few pithy quips about graphics and soundcard drivers, and poured their 40‑ouncers over the grave of PC gaming? Well guess what, baby—PC gaming ain’t dead by a long shot. In fact, there’s a strong argument that PC gaming is not only alive and well, it’s thriving and poised to dominate consoles.

Don’t believe us? Battlefield 3, one of the most anticipated launches of the year, only offers 64-player goodness to those on the PC, and tweaks the frak out of PC-only graphics that make game consoles look like peddlers of VGA output in a 1080p world. Smash a window in Batman: Arkham City on a PC with PhysX support, and you’re rewarded with glass particles flying everywhere—just as if you threw a thug through a plate glass window in real life. Do that on a console, and you’re rewarded with a pathetic tinkle.

Source [Maximum PC]

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