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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Sarcasm aside, Intel's onboard video is shit, I'll give Sweeney that. It's also lame that computer manufacturers are selling some PC's as gaming capable when they really are not. But a $180 video card bought today, is not going to last very long for PC gaming, and who knows about the rest of someones system. Just buying a video card may not cut it for a lot of people.

I got his point just fine, you obviously didn't get mine. Forget the Sarcastic comment and look at the bold text. Dropping a $200 on a video card isn't going to get anyone more than a couple years at best with brand new games (and that's being generous), and that's assuming they have the rest of the components to keep up for the same period of time.

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