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Tuesday, 23 August 2011 12:53

Razer sends open letter to console makers

Written by Nedim Hadzic

Announces new age of gaming innovation
You’ve all heard the story of consoles taking over PCs countless times, and some even tend to repeat it in our comments section in the hope it will come true. Of course – there’s little chance of that, unless there occurs some mass lobotomy that will make everyone forget just why the PC still can’t be touched in that respect.

Razer seems to be sure of it too, as the company published an open letter to console makers in the Wall Street Journal. In the letter, the company teases August 26 as the date when it will bring openness to innovation to all gaming. 

The letter reads:”We have all heard the rhetoric about the demise of PC Gaming—the stories that console gaming will take over all gaming and that PC gamers will be left with shoddy ports of console titles.

The rumors of our untimely demise have been greatly exaggerated. We are more than 300 million PC gamers worldwide and this legion is growing every day. Today there are more PC gamers than all console gamers combined and we have been silent in the face of the closed gaming systems that have been propagated.

We, the PC Gamers, have been here since the beginning and have seen the industry grow to surpass movies and music, and we look forward to an open world where console and PC gamers will stand side by side as gamers in arms.

We are here today to tell you, that on the 26th of August, we will seek to end the silence and bring a new age of openness and innovation to all gaming. Together we shall remind you - that PC Gaming is NOT dead.”

Last modified on Wednesday, 24 August 2011 10:28
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+8 #1 Alterecho 2011-08-24 10:29
PC still can’t be touched in that respect


Together we shall remind you - that PC Gaming is NOT dead

All right, now my curiosity is aroused.
-5 #2 thetruth 2011-08-24 10:41
26th happens to be the day that Deus Ex Human Revolution (An apparently very good console port) is released here. COINCIDENCE?!?! I think not.

I can't help but think that Razer thinks of itself as something far more important than it actually is.
+2 #3 a1927 2011-08-24 11:37
Quoting thetruth:
I can't help but think that Razer thinks of itself as something far more important than it actually is.

Marketing is doing its work and their work is to draw attention. The pitfall is to make too good job of it. In this case expectations go too high and when actual announcement finally comes it leaves everyone feel underwhelmed. Happened more than once.

Razer is not the player who sets the rules, so when they start speaking on behalf of all PC gamers they are risking exactly that...
-8 #4 Warrior24_7 2011-08-24 12:04
:D Bwaaahahahah!!! ! WTF?!! Its like reading the Dr Seuss children's book Horton Hears a Who! "We're hear, we're hear, we're hear"!! I don't understand this rant. Why attack the console, then embrace it as a brother? Why attack the console then copy it? Didn't they just watch Apple absolutely destroy its opponents that did the exact same thing?!! Why would it work now? They produced a sorry verion of a 360 controller that nobody wants or needs. A $60 "wired" controller? A $200 headset?!! They also copied Nintendo's Wii controller with no games to support it! Who is gonna buy this $h!t? Why would you buy it is a better question! Its literally like jealous hatred by a child who is being ignored. Razer is probably in trouble and is lashing out before its demise.
-8 #5 Warrior24_7 2011-08-24 12:25
I actually wonder who wiped their @$$ with the letter first, M$, Sony, or Nintendo? They should send a letter back telling Razer if they want to be "brothers in gaming" then stop stealing the games and to buy a console! :D
+7 #6 Zone 2011-08-24 12:35
@ Warrior

Yes I know you are trolling, dont worry we got the memo.
Point is you are not doing a good job.
Where in this article are they attacking console gaming?
What are they copying?
Some people (like myself) prefer wired and I would gladly trade my Xbox controller in for the razer version (better Dpad)
200 dollar to expensive for a headset for you?
Razers motion controller supported big title Portal 2 out of the gate and they are adding more support through software updates.
-7 #7 Warrior24_7 2011-08-24 12:50

Yes I know you're an idiot, don't worry I got the memo.
Point is you're doing a good job, keep it up!
I didn't write the letter fool, Razer did. Why tell the consle makers their games are shoddy and whine about "stories" that console gaming will take over all of gaming? Its an attack as well as an insult. Did the console makers say this? So why write them the letter? They don't make $h!t but peripherals. The 360 controller already works with the PC so they're re-inventing the wheel and their version sucks. A $200 headset, from Razer? Its not worth half of that. A motion controller with 1 game? Why? Are they trying to turn the PC into a console? I thought that the kb/mouse combo was the *ahem*, the "superior" way to play? I guess not?!! ;-)
0 #8 sidje 2011-08-24 13:46
@Warrior24_7: Very original beginning of the post....much like consoles!
+4 #9 fingerbob69 2011-08-24 14:34
"Why tell the consle makers their games are shoddy"

Razor don't say that. Can you read?

Razor are saying the ports from console to PC are shoddy ...which they often are.
+3 #10 Excedium 2011-08-24 14:44
Don't try and reason with Warrior. He gets a kick from arguing =). He must know the headset is not even worth 100 because he must have tried one, sarcasm off. And the Razer Hydra supports way more then 1 game. And what kind of PC players are you hanging out with? The PC has always been about getting the best experience from each game and has always pushed peripherals. Examples if you're too lazy to look it up; Racing Wheels, Joysticks, and that weird mouse with a ball haha.

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