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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ok. this is coming from the guy who wrote a Text Editor For dos and turned it into ZZT (A Game) That started epic games. yeah remember ZZT a completely ANSI Graphic based game?

I think he is completely wrong. I have a lot of friends who are main stream pc owners. who like to play Flash Puzzle games, hold em poker. simple 2d games.

RPG Maker XP (VX) and game maker communities are huge. same with Mame. and for some reason same with Runesword.
proof that 2d games are still alive and even horrid 3d graphic games are doing way better then unreal Tournament 3 on the pc.

get it epic? Make a 2d game that people care about and it will sell.


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