Well, as many of you know, the PC is the only gaming platform thats constantly on the cutting edge. Some people more than others but basicaly we all follow the same drummer! So whats in store for the future of gaming? Well thats why I wanted to start this thread. I have some of my own ideas of what will happen, and I would like your input too! I beleive that windows will continue to dominate in the near future and probably beyond. The next big change will come in the form of Longhorn, a 64bit OS. This should bring about some big changes as everybody will start to run 64 bit applications (ie games) Hardware wise, I beleive we will also go 64bit, with current AMD chips geting propper 64 but programs and Intel will probably release their Xenon as their answer to 64 bit desktop gaming. Other big changes will include a change from ATX cases to BTX in order to help keep overheating CPUs cooler. Memory will start being used in the gigabites and hard disks in the terrabites. Some newer HDDs offering faster speeds like the newer 10.000rpm ones. As well as SATA. We have already seen the change from PCI/AGP to PCI Express X1/16. Something else that caught my eye was a dual PCi Express X16 motherboard that will allow gamers to run dual graphics card. (via either NVidias system or Ati's system) This i think, will be the biggest change for gamers. Optical drives I beleive will chage to include BD (blu-ray)-Roms and/or HDD-DVD Roms. writers as well as readers eventually. Bigger disks = bigger games! thats just about all I can think of! Any ideas?