Ah, but Soldant, while for me indies fall under the category of "I most likely will not play these," console games fall under the category of "I most definitely will not play these."
At least indies occasionally woo me with their siren call of cheap prices and inspired soundtracks. Nothing's gonna get me to plunk down a c-note or two for an even more closed system than any PC app market can achieve.
Ok, I don't see why not! But only if the console news will be somehow separated. I hate to read about some superb game, drolling about it and in the end to find that it will be never ported to PC
I just quite enjoy reading about games (sometimes despite knowing I'll likely never play them), so wouldn't necessarily mind hearing about console stuff. I just enjoy the style of writing here, having followed their work for PC Gamer years back, over to here. The words are good.
As for the OP, I'd keep reading. I read RPS for the writers and their style rather than to find out much about anything. And of course the forums.
Uh, probably because the quality of the writing wouldn't change but I really wouldn't want it to happen. The PC focus is not only great but also needed - it's really easy to find console news etc in the internet but PC gaming coverage to the extent that RPS does is far harder to find. I enjoy having a site focused on information of any kind relevant only to my main gaming platform.
Give me steam and how you feel to make it real.
Since I play games on both PC and consoles I wouldnt mind. if quality stays the same, there is no reason not to discuss other game topics. I dont think its healthy to have an "elitist" attitude that one platform is better then others. I prefer 70% of my gaming on PC, but those games that shine to me on a Console I still love a ton (dead space games, Uncharted series, etc)
I don't mind console writing, I was a console-only gamer for a few years and I do still play consoles occasionally, but I already get plenty of console coverage from the invisible walls podcast. I'd much rather have more indie game coverage on RPS than console coverage.
Would I leave the site? No, probably not. But I would come here less frequently as I have zero interest in console games and the couple of other sites I read covers those plenty already.
It would basically mean that a site where I read every post written would become one I check out once in a while due to the dilution of interesting content (to me).
I think a better thing would be if there was a console site as well written as RPS. That would be ace. But for me: RPS should be PC centric, first and foremost.
Edit: it's also the only PC centric site I know of from the top of my head and I'd hate to lose that. There are millions of console sites out there. Please let me have this one solace.
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