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CNN Writer Calls Console Gaming Dead


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Initial post: Nov 9, 2012, 11:15:51 AM PST
It is kind of a long read.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/09/tech/gaming-gadgets/console-gaming-dead/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

Short version

Thanks to people watching tv on consoles, having smartphone games, social network games and what happed in the 1980's. The author brings up points to call console gaming dieing.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 11:17:13 AM PST
Benpachi says:
I feel really bad for that horse.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 11:19:56 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
Awesome, as we all know CNN covers the video game industry extensively so they are totally qualified to make this call.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 11:20:58 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 9, 2012, 11:21:54 AM PST
GarionOrb says:
Tell that to the 3.6 million people who preordered a Wii U, or are actively bidding for one on ebay and paying upwards of $600.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 11:21:41 AM PST
Consoles aren't going anywhere. People can say "consoles are d00med!!!" all they want, but I just don't see it happening.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 11:21:53 AM PST
So PC won then?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 11:23:10 AM PST
Wasn't music dead once... Wasn't the movie industry dead once? Wasn't the written word dead? Or is it still dead?

As long as I play on consoles, it can't be dead... Just endangered...

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 11:23:36 AM PST
funnyguyhaha says:
pretty much everyone has ps3 or xbox so how are consoles dying?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 11:26:28 AM PST
That is true. I dont think anything can truly die. I believe it will evolve into something else. No, in the future I can see a system being in corporated with TV and all of us gaming through a cloud service. But that is not going to happen until broadband speeds become way faster than they are now. And these limit caps have to go.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 11:30:29 AM PST
Soulshine says:
Yeah dead because smartphones nobody wants to pay big bucks for a game bad economy angry birds oh wait they say this same shit all the time.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 11:38:48 AM PST
Anthony says:
this just in: CNN Writer lynched by angry gamers.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 11:39:44 AM PST
Anthony says:
seriously though, i can tell you this guy is a moron even without reading the article(why give them a click for obvious B.S.?).

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 11:44:03 AM PST
jtshiel says:
I was going to play Halo when I got home but since my consoles have been declared dead I must morn over them and scatter their ashes.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 11:47:34 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 9, 2012, 11:47:49 AM PST
Zen Kaizoku says:
He probably just bought Apple's 16th I-Pad then played Angry Birds re-skin 70,000 and found it so amazing that he just had to write about it. Unqualified, moronic and flat out inept prediction.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 11:56:39 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 9, 2012, 12:02:05 PM PST
I like how this article comes out as Halo 4 and BLOPS 2 are dropping.

Yes, millionns of games being sold in a two week time span is D00M3DZZ!!1!!1!!2!!!!

EDIT: For extra exclamation points

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 12:00:22 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 9, 2012, 12:23:18 PM PST
You shouldn't, that horse stopped being able to feel a long time ago.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 12:15:02 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 9, 2012, 12:15:12 PM PST
Fried says:
everytime i hear one of those 'consoles are dying' stories i just laugh

nothing but propaganda....these people (including that EA guy) are trying to pull some kinda stunt

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 12:18:46 PM PST
John McClane says:
If anything PC gaming is dead.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 1:16:32 PM PST
Mrs. User says:
What is dead may never die.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 1:18:45 PM PST
3.6 million preorders for the U.... strange numbers for something that is dying.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 1:19:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 9, 2012, 1:50:42 PM PST
Zen Kaizoku says:
Not that I doubt you, but if you don't mind me asking; Source?
I just need the proof so if anyone asks me I can show the facts.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 1:20:29 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 9, 2012, 1:24:48 PM PST
DVvM says:
Well, in practical economic terms, industries "die" not because they go away completely, but because they become marginalized and largely irrelevant compared to their competition.

I mean, the horseshoeing industry is "dead" but it's not like you can't find a farrier if you look in the yellow pages. The movie theater industry is largely dead because television is so much bigger business. Arcades are "dead" not because you can't find one anywhere, but because they bring in so much less money than other gaming alternatives.

So I don't think it's unreasonable to say that console gaming is dying, but that doesn't mean it's going away.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 1:50:24 PM PST
Your use of the word farrier leads me to believe you are highly educated and thus I fear you.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2012, 1:51:41 PM PST
Soulshine says:
Oh man, just wait for the math.
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