Sweeney: PCs Good for Anything... But Games

Unreal creator: Tim Sweeney PCs are good for anything, just not games” on TG Daily is a Q&A with the Epic CEO which, as the title of the article suggests, features some negative comments about the PC as a gaming platform. This is actually just the age-old complaint about PCs with integrated graphics, as he says that mainstream PCs are not suited to gaming:
Retail stores like Best Buy are selling PC games and PCs with integrated graphics at the same time and they are not talking about the difference [to more capable gaming PCs]. Those machines are good for e-mail, web browsing, watching video. But as far as games go, those machines are just not adequate. It is no surprise that retail PC sales suffer from that. Online is different, because people who go and buy games online already have PCs that can play games. The biggest problem in this space right now is that you cannot go and design a game for a high end PC and downscale it to mainstream PCs. The performance difference between high-end and low-end PC is something like 100x.
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Hump Has It Right Mar 10, 2008, 20:48
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When a top of the line video card exceeds the price of the top console, said video card manufacturer will continue to see his market shrink until as such, both (AMD and Nvidea) will eventually merge, sending prices higher, thereby creating the same scenario. Eventually all games and gamers are forced to MS, Sony, Nintendo consoles thereby creating a closed market. So when you can't sell more video cards there are only 2 other ways to make profit: Price increase for cards, driving console prices up or doing more with less resources meaning layoffs.... Of course there is the expansion of the global economy, which is why we outsource. Pump payroll into say, India, in order get funds out there to purchase the consoles. Someday,the global economy will maximize but then prices go up. Global inflation.

We better hurry and find new life on other planets and outsource to them in order to feed console sales.

What the hell did I just say? Must be drunk.

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Corp. America is so short sided.

This comment was edited on Mar 10, 20:50.
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