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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 have 2 led tvs that i use for pc. one in my room and one in the living room. one is a sharp aquos 42 inch 120hz led tv and the other is a samsung 40 inch 6000 series 240hz tv and they are both incredible. the games look so fantastic and crisp its ridiculous.
If I had a decent PC to play games on, I probably would do it from time to time. I don't see the big deal of doing so. I think of it as more of a comfort thing than anything else.
I used to, but I bought a 22" 1080p PC monitor to play my PC games on and it looks much better.
Well, I would like to play games on a new 36" TV I just got, but don't have the cords and stuff. I bought a new monitor 2 weeks ago though, so I use the tv for PS3 and Wii and retro consoles.
I've got a pretty sweet projector from a friend from a college library so I sometimes play games on an 8 foot screen on my wall, but small text can be kind of blurry.
I would if i would have hdtv.
I do, I sit in my game chair and play on a 26 hd tv, with a desktop next to it. Have a dual monitor setup so if I want to play on a monitor at a desk a few away I can.
I have a number of consoles, and my PC. I over the past year I have actually swayed more toward my PC (Laptop) when it comes to certain games. I read the reviews and ask around as to which would be better to play a game on either the PS3 or PC. Several games I have found to play better on my PC than on my PS3. Or when my wife plays the PS3 or watches Netlflix, I like to play to play on my PC. As for the Big Picture mode, I haven't fully gotten the chance to try it out fully, however I do enjoy to play on a larger screen and with my stereo speakers hooked up. I found the quality of graphics to be a little better on my Laptop screen. (wow that was a long rant)
No, as my PC is not a laptop and is on a separate level of my house. Moving the tv is not an option either, as its an older HDTV and is to heavy and large to carry up a skinny flight of stairs. Well, maybe not, but its more effort than what I'm willing to put into it.
Yup. Just hooked it up not too long ago.
I play on both. Driving and fpshooters naturally on my nvidia surround setup with wheel, or mouse and keyboard , Arcade style etc on my big tv with the joypad
I will now since it will be much more feasible to do so.
I play my PC on my bigscreen in my family room. Haven't used a PC on any other monitor in over 6 years.
Personally I like the PC better than traditional consoles because in my opinion I've always liked computers better, there's just more you can do and if I was able to I would defiantly get a large T.V. to plug my computer into.