I would have posted a reply earlier, but I have been sick.
@SeriouslyNow:I've never played Rick Dangerous, but it does look quite similar.
@ThatFrood: You're correct about cheaper games. PC games tend to experience earlier and more dramatic price cuts than their console counterparts. I imagine you could make up the difference in hardware cost (if there even is one) quite quickly.
" This is "PC is dead" thing is an argument propagated by people who don't play PC games. Its like if a Republican says a Democrat is ruining the country. You don't need to validate these people with a response, they're obviously clueless and just trying to rationalize the fact that they can't afford PC gaming(or they think they cant) so they tell themselves its "dead" so they don't miss the PC versions of games that look so much better than console games that they're playing. They wanna pretend the PC-360 relationship isn't just like the 360-Wii relationship. They wanna pretend the PC doesn't exist so they lie to themselves. "
I'm not sure this is necessarily true. I love PC gaming, but I remember the first time I went to a game store and noticed PC games had been deprived of their generous wall space and relegated instead to a dinky free-standing shelf in the middle of the store. That sort of move makes everyone stop and think.
@Teirdome: Interesting comparison of Steam vs. Xbox Live.
@Getz: It seems PC indie development is also becoming something of a cradle for PSN and XBLA. There are several PC indie games being released over those services in the coming year (including Zeno Clash).