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During a recent interview with Kotaku, Valve's Gabe Newell discussed the popularity of Steam's Big Picture mode and the future of PC gaming on television sets.
"I think in general that most customers and most developers are gonna find that [the PC is] a better environment for them," said Newell. "Because they won't have to split the world into thinking about 'why are my friends in the living room, why are my video sources in the living room different from everyone else?' So in a sense we hopefully are gonna unify those environments."
Most modern HDTVs feature PC inputs, and DVI/VGA-to-HDMI cables are always an option for those that don't. Personally, I've loved playing PC versions of XCOM, Dishonored, and Far Cry 3 on my television. Is this an option you've personally used, or do you tend to stick to traditional consoles?
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I do not, my pc gaming is mostly done on a laptop actually. When it's not done their its at a widescreen monitor.
If I was able to and had the money to, sure. I would love to be able to as I could get pretty much everything that releases on PC and usually looks better so I would just play it on the TV.
I do use my television (which is conveniently placed behind my laptop) when I'm playing PC games, hooking them up with a good old HDMI connection. It is after all a bigger screen which only shows the game off better than if I was playing it on the considerably smaller screen of my laptop. Dear Esther I remember being particulalry amazing to see on the larger screen.
If I have a HD screen handy I will sometimes plug my laptop into it and play, but usually I just use the build in screen. As far as consoles go, I will usually get a game for the console rather than the PC due to my laptop sometimes not being able to play the newest games.
All the time. My HDMI tv is 32" while my laptop is only 16", no brainer for me there.
I also always use a controller with more action oriented games, even certain MMOs.
I actually do the opposite. I put a cable TV tuner in my computer.
I usually just play games or watch dvds on my television besides just watching tv. I haven't tried a PC game...yet.
Yes I do
all 42 inches of it
I'm more of a console gamer. My computer can't really run AAA games