Single users mean nothing, it’s the crowd that makes a difference. Bullshit: the video games market needs more users thinking with their own head, people that don’t rush pre-ordering awaited masterpieces always turning out to be worthless crap, amateur creators capable of bringing an alternative point of view on a game with a messy design, developers firstly interested in creating new gaming experiences beyond the idiotic talks about piracy and the like. More thinking heads, less sheep purchasing Call of Duty: this is my wish for 2015.
Sir Arthur has always played on PC, and he will continue to do so until he will collapse in front of the screen. Hence I always feel annoyed when I read the “apocalyptic” news about the collapse in PC sales, a market that even when it’s depressed is capable of shipping something like 300 million new machines in a year. These are numbers that actually say little about the real market of hardcore players (who build their own PCs, as it’s the right thing to do), and that must be coupled with meaningful statistics like the 7 million concurrent users logged on December by Steam and the billions of dollars earned by historical MMOs like the Lineage series. But you know, MMOs are full of spies and Steam is the evil that wants to conquer the world, so I side with the competition and always buy my games on DVD. Ave atque vale.