Eidos Forums

Go Back   Eidos Forums > General Eidos Community Forums > Community Chat

View Poll Results: Does the PC need a logo?
Absolutely (How will it compete with consoles?) 0 0%
No (PC gamers know who they are and need no such "labels"... 12 92.31%
I don't care one way or the other because I can't afford a "Gaming" PC.... 0 0%
I don't care because I'm and idiot that thinks consoles are the only thing out there.... 1 7.69%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-17-2004, 08:46 AM
b1000101 b1000101 is offline
New Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Golden
Posts: 12
Lightbulb "PC" needs a "LOGO"...

i was just browsing some gaming sites and most sites (that even mentioned PC's) had logos for all of the major consoles and at the end of the horizontal spread it just intoned PC i.e.

XBox(logo) PlayStation2(logo) GameCube(logo) PC(no logo)

perhaps if PC gaming is going to reclaim the Pop-Culture throne (because everyone knows that consoles can't hold a candle to the power of a PC, if you have thoughts to the contrary, you're delusional,) it needs a logo of it's own.

Any thoughts?
__________________
Windows XP Pro SP2
AthlonXP 3200+
1 GB PC3200 (Dual Channel)
Asus A7N8X
GeForce 6800GT o/c'd to Ultra Specs
Audigy2 ZS
40 GB Primary (ATA-133) Progs
80 GB Slave (ATA-133) Games!!
DVD,DVD Burner - Present (E, F)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-17-2004, 11:50 AM
agent008 agent008 is offline
Gamer
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: New York City (M)
Posts: 566
Default

the pc does have a logo its either you see the pic icon of a desktop pc or the words pc. pc owns anyway
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-17-2004, 01:45 PM
Jorge22 Jorge22 is offline
Gamer
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Maia, Portugal
Posts: 826
Default

Agent is absolutely right. And real players don't use consoles, anyway............. do they?
__________________
Anger is an energy!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-17-2004, 02:48 PM
LARAMANIAC LARAMANIAC is offline
Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Tyria
Posts: 3,748
Thumbs up

Yup agent's right, the little desktop icon signifies PC very well to me!

Jorge, don't make me borrow Lara's uzis!!
__________________
signature image Laramaniac signature image
"Ohhh.....that's where we put the temple!!"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-17-2004, 02:53 PM
DrkSnpr14's Avatar
DrkSnpr14 DrkSnpr14 is offline
Protagonist
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ont Canada, eh
Posts: 1,409
Default

I must be the only one here still standing by the consoles. I like my PS2 just fine.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-18-2004, 05:12 AM
b1000101 b1000101 is offline
New Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Golden
Posts: 12
Default

the main reason i started this thread is the fact that game devs and publishers seem to be more bent on deving/releasing console games and that is quite irritating some times.

i haven't owned a console since the snes and i'd like to keep it that way! i'm just bummed that games that are made for pc are usually released for consoles (namely the xbox, which is a pc with no floppy, kb or mouse, and connects to, hehehe, a tv) and the game is usually very short and disappointing.

i say DEATH TO THE CONSOLE!!
__________________
Windows XP Pro SP2
AthlonXP 3200+
1 GB PC3200 (Dual Channel)
Asus A7N8X
GeForce 6800GT o/c'd to Ultra Specs
Audigy2 ZS
40 GB Primary (ATA-133) Progs
80 GB Slave (ATA-133) Games!!
DVD,DVD Burner - Present (E, F)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-18-2004, 05:47 AM
DaveJ DaveJ is offline
Hero
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Serenity
Posts: 5,913
Default

Whatever the platform - a good game is a good game regardless.

And bad games are no strangers to any platform either.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-18-2004, 07:35 AM
theBlackman's Avatar
theBlackman theBlackman is offline
Forum Grinch
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Northwestern Oregon
Posts: 6,071
Default

Anyone for a fast round of PONG?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-18-2004, 11:22 AM
L Croft L Croft is offline
Protagonist
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: London, UK (F)
Posts: 1,425
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by b1000101
the main reason i started this thread is the fact that game devs and publishers seem to be more bent on deving/releasing console games and that is quite irritating some times.
I believe that is down to the fact that console makers pay developers if they produce 'exclusive' games.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-18-2004, 12:46 PM
Grey Mouser
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by DaveJ
Whatever the platform - a good game is a good game regardless.

And bad games are no strangers to any platform either.
What he said.


A True Gamer can see past the limitations of a particular piece of hardware, be it a console, a PC, a set of dog-eared playing cards, a Monopoly board missing the all-important Top-Hat piece and 1/3rd of its cash, a Chess set for which you must substitute small snail-shells for Pawns and the Black Queen is a cutout of Angelina Jolie...

True Games and True Gamers transcend the medium. Anyone who disagrees can challange me to Rock-Paper-Scissors at any time, best 2000 out of 3000.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-18-2004, 05:05 PM
TheWatcher's Avatar
TheWatcher TheWatcher is offline
Gamer
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: 120 keV in subspace
Posts: 973
Default

True words, DaveJ and GM. I game on both platforms myself - each has its strengths and weaknessess which I'm sure we're all well aware of. There is a PC logo, right? The red box with the large, white uppercase 'PC' letters? I don't think a flashy logo will help anyway (I didn't buy my PS2 'cause of that slick, neon "PSZ" on top).

Unfortunately, while there will always be a plethora of PC gamers out there I believe PC games will eventually go the way of the dodo. It's a niche market for people willing to deal with dozens of playability issues and a lot of expense. While the OS has come a long way in terms of user friendliness, you still have to be near a skilled hacker to get a game running optimally (esp. newer games and older PC's). Most ppl these days want to 'get and go', and that's what consoles offer.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-18-2004, 05:28 PM
maniac44's Avatar
maniac44 maniac44 is offline
Protagonist
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,487
Default

I'll do a "PC logo". But I want a nickel for every computer it's placed on.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-19-2004, 05:37 PM
ragsy ragsy is offline
Gamer
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 865
Thumbs up

PCs do have logos its just that there are thousands of manufacturers and home built jobs....

but you go to the top and you see ones like Alienware...

if you have loads and loads and loads of dough you can order one of these puppies and send them your games... they will preinstall them for you....

like a very pricey console really

so that said the PC is generic hence the generic icon or lack there of

Long live the PC and its games
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-20-2004, 04:36 AM
Deekman's Avatar
Deekman Deekman is offline
zombie pirate
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: HouseOfSkusting
Posts: 4,600
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by maniac44
I'll do a "PC logo". But I want a nickel for every computer it's placed on.
I'll do it for three cents per machine!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.