Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Mar 2013 14:46 UTC
Games "To see anyone defending EA and Maxis for the state of SimCity, even were it in perfect working order on launch, depresses me to my core. This self-flagellation-as-skincare notion, where gamers loudly and proudly defend the destruction of their own rights as consumers, is an Orwellian perversity. That it might be considered in any way controversial to call them out on their crap, to point out that no, always-on DRM is not an advantage to anyone, is bewildering. It's a sign of just how far the gaming world has fallen into the rabbit hole of the publisher's burrowing." As usual, RPS hits the nail on the head so hard it shoots through the board.
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WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

was the need to spend ~$300-400 a year on upgrades to play the latest and greatest.


Every once in a while someone pops up with the claim that you need to constantly keep upgrading a PC. But well, why? There is no real reason to constantly upgrade a PC unless you believe that you must be able to play games at max details at max resolution at all times.

How about this: set games to similar detail settings as used on the PS3 or Xbox360 and keep the resolution to 720p and grab a PC from 5 years ago -- games will run just fine. The point is, people who buy PCs tend to push everything to max and then use that as a justification for complaining about needing to upgrade all the time, and that's just silly. It's like stabbing yourself and then complaining that you're hurting.

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ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

How about this: set games to similar detail settings as used on the PS3 or Xbox360 and keep the resolution to 720p and grab a PC from 5 years ago -- games will run just fine.


That's not true anymore. DayZ will not run on a PC from 5 years ago.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

5 years ago the best priced gaming card was a 8800GT alpha dog by XFX. Not 1 single big name titled game released on Steam will run outside of Windowed 1280x800 on my machine which is from late 2007 until I upgraded to a 660GTX.

You are lucky to get 4 years out of a GPU unless you buy the very top end.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

5 years ago the best priced gaming card was a 8800GT alpha dog by XFX. Not 1 single big name titled game released on Steam will run outside of Windowed 1280x800 on my machine which is from late 2007 until I upgraded to a 660GTX.


Sounds like a mis-configured system. Or an incompetent user.

You are lucky to get 4 years out of a GPU unless you buy the very top end.


Well, my GeForce GTX 460 has never been top-of-the-line and it's now 3 years old. I see no reason why it wouldn't last a few more years just fine as all the games I throw at it continue to run perfectly-well.

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