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Old 04-20-09, 12:06 PM   #13
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Default Re: rise and fall of the games industry in 13 years (1996-2008)

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Here is one guy's explanation for why that is the case.
Great read. I completely agree with him.

Graphics have made things a hell of a lot more interesting for enthusiasts but lack of interest in creating game-friendly budget PCs has pretty much killed most peoples' hope of going to the store and grabbing a game to play on their PC. Chances are, if you have a PC that you don't play games on (no matter how old it is), it won't play any games that you can buy at wal-mart... except for maybe Peggle or one of those point and click puzzle games.

And this will continue, because even now you'd be hard pressed to find a computer at a retail store with an integrated video chip that was less than 4 years old. You can get a Phenom X4 with 7Gb of ram and a 22" LCD at Wal-Mart but its running on a Geforce 6150se chipset from 2005. That chipset will barely run Spore Creature Creator at minimum settings, let alone any actual games.
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Old 04-20-09, 02:08 PM   #14
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And this will continue, because even now you'd be hard pressed to find a computer at a retail store with an integrated video chip that was less than 4 years old. You can get a Phenom X4 with 7Gb of ram and a 22" LCD at Wal-Mart but its running on a Geforce 6150se chipset from 2005. That chipset will barely run Spore Creature Creator at minimum settings, let alone any actual games.
It is interesting how you can have pre-built PCs with otherwise decent specs that run on two-generation-old graphic chipsets. Why not slap an 8800/9800 GT in there as well. Those cards can run pretty much any game. Even Crysis would be playable at medium settings.
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