this gave me a nerd boner
this gave me a nerd boner
I think the reason why PCs were such a popular choice over home consoles were for two reasons; they started to evolve at a faster rate and began to produce higher quality games.
The first thing that evolved with PCs was sound. Sound was becoming frequently added in computers. Some companies had been offering sound cards for years, but it wasn’t until the introduction of the Sound Blast that sound really started to take off. It offered an 11 voice FM synthesizer, input/output jacks and a MIDI port that produced a much higher quality sound, quickly becoming an industry standard when it came to sound cards.
The next thing that gave PCs its edge was the CD-ROM drive, but in order to prove its worth it needed a couple killer applications. Only three games really stood out. The first was Myst.
Myst was an adventure with elaborate puzzles. It was released on consoles but didn’t sell well. However, when it was released on Mac and PC, it became an instant hit. It became the first CD-ROM game to sell over one million copies. While Myst started on Mac and then moved to PC, The 7th Guest went the opposite way.
The 7th Guest was licensed by Nintendo and brought a mixture of puzzle solving and exploration to the PC. It featured a photo realistic rendered haunted house with live-action video of actors playing ghost. While The 7th Guest did not have the long-lasting success of Myst, it is still one of the games that gave the PC its golden star.
The third game is a game I know and love, Doom. Doom has had one of the longest-lasting impact on the gaming world. Doom was a first person shooter where you stepped into the head of a marine battling towards the depths of Hell. It was developed by id Software. Doom set a pretty high bar for computer games. It was the game that really established the 3D first-person shooter genre and brought a great deal of attention to shareware. However, I think the thing that made Doom such a success on the PC was its multiplayer feature. Its deathmatch mode was truly the first multiplayer in video games. We know today most games have become multiplayer games.
Another great thing about PCs was that you could also use them for other things and not just games. I truly think that all of these things added up to give PCs that edge it needed to compete against home consoles.
Mutants. Since the discovery of their existence they have been regarded with fear, suspicion, often hatred. Across the planet, debate rages. Are mutants the next link in the evolutionary chain or simply a new species of humanity fighting for their share of the world? Either way it is a historical fact: Sharing the world has never been humanity’s defining attribute.
Transformes - Age Of Extinction
“You told me that you didn’t want to be anyone, that your own existence didn’t even matter. But face it, you wanted to be hokage, just like me.”