Mark Rein Knocks Intel, Episodes

Epic's Mark Rein Intel is killing PC Gaming on Joystiq reflects the opinion the Epic VP expressed to the Develop Conference in Brighton that moves by Intel, in particular the promotion of integrated graphics on the motherboard, are hurting PC gaming. Epic VP: Intel is killing PC gaming! Ars Not really is an article offering an alternate opinion, which is probably not the last editorial that will be written on this topic. During his keynote address Rein also had an episode about episodic gaming, calling it "a broken business." According to the report, Rein's remarks met with some heckling from the audience, accusing him of being a "dinosaur" and "self-serving."
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Well... I disagree that Intel is killing PC Gaming... if anything... it's the idiot developers that don't support the largest install base (aka Intel integrated graphics). DX 7 or 8 graphics level is plenty of eye candy for folks with shitty rigs.

There's a ton of pc illiterate folks that buy games at Wal-Mart or Costco... and what are they buying??? The Sims and other $10 crap casino games that will run on their shitty rigs... and they refuse to buy something that will cost them a ton of money, or force them into constant upgrades.

Another thing that will help kill PC gaming is Microsoft and Vista Windows ME 2.0. Once games go "DX10 only"... I won't be buying any new PC games, because I'll never load that bloated piece of shit on any of my machines (Even newly built rigs). Years of constantly upgrading just to play a fucking game at good FPS has taken it's toll on me... and I'm not going to spend another dime on uneccessary upgrades for fucking gaming, when I can do 90% of the shit windows does, in Linux (Without BS intrusions from MS)... and boot Windows XP when I want to play one of my many games from a very large collection. (And probably better games than most of the 'shit games' that will get released in the future)

Once someone invents a mouse and programmable keyboard that works with every game, on a console... I'll switch to console gaming.

/shrug

Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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