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You are right and I was wrong. Microsoft has bought some things from Dell and lent money to Dell investors.
But it didn't buy Dell, yet...
Now everything makes more sense, thank you.
At this point in my life I'm not a gamer, I'm not overweight and I'm very very weak.
Thanks for sharing, hopefully I'll have time for gaming and exercise soon.
PhD, bad decision. Good thing is: I don't need to buy Dark Souls to try to "achieve the impossible"...
Let me see if I got this right.
- Microsoft makes the primary operating system for PC gaming, Windows.
- Alienware makes gaming PCs, for gaming.
- Valve makes PC games (and some console games).
- Microsoft releases a games console, the XBox, creating a profitable division/sector/whatever of the company.
- Valve gets tired of conventional distribution and makes a distribution platform on the internet (Steam).
- Dell buys Alienware.
- Microsoft goes let's-play-monopoly and decides to add an store in their latest windows (8) and some other things that piss off Valve
- Valve paints half of its face in blue and starts fighting for freedom, working on a SteamOS not to depend on Windows, an OS that is open and free, etc.
- Valve decides to move to the living room as well, with their SteamOS and the Steam Machines, competing more directly with game consoles, like XBox.
- A number of companies think Steam Machines are cool enough to make prototypes and see a potential market there.
- Microsoft buys Dell.
- Alienware starts making a Steam Machine.
So, Microsoft is making a Steam Machine?
I'm a bit confused.
- I herd you like games, will you buy my new XBox?
- No!, I want to be free, I'm moving to PC gaming.
- OK, I make the operating system for PCs as well, buy Windows :] (in an alienware PC!)
- Jezz, no, I'll buy a Steam Machine, with SteamOS.
- Oh, I make some of those too =D, wanna play some Halo?
Thank you all for your answers.
The last games I played on DS (I think the only games) were Luminous Arc and Puzzle Quest. I was hoping for something like that. I've just seen that Puzzle Quest 2 is available, but the reviews list many problems. Magic 2014 looks fine as well.
The 2D requirement is not crucial, but I don't like how games look on 3D. Huge polygons when it should look much better with pre-rendered images. I don't understand this trend with the 3DS either... the polygons look huge and ugly, from 2D it's a change for the worse.
It's still disappointing to compare this with the DS, and I have remembered that I was not able to finish Luminous Arc because I would fall asleep in the middle of a combat, so I may as well simply forget about all games in tablets.
Thank you again for all your answers.
I have been checking the games that are available and they all look awful.
I have a tablet with a screen way bigger than the two screens of the DS put together, and probably more powerful, is there anything good available?
@jay_ray: that's kind of sad. I'm not in the average use case, in the past I could simply wait and get more power for the same price. Now if I want 16GB in my laptop I should spend 1000+€, and waiting will not help.
First normal applications were driving the hardware evolution, then games were driving the hardware evolution, now nothing is driving the hardware evolution and it is not evolving (not as fast as before), and that is sad, no evolution is very sad.
@asberg: Actually I don't want it for gaming, but I'm noticing that years ago it would increase faster than now, doubling every year. Now it's been steady at 4-8GB for 2-3 years.
@hunkulese: basically what can be found with 600€, up to 600€ the price increases steadily from 300 to 600. After 600 there is a step curve and before you realise you are on top-tier PCs that are over 1000€.