On 09/07/07, ollie at eillo.org <ollie at eillo.org> wrote:
> I absolutely accept the point that there is no difference in game play.
> Have a look at igns top 25 pc games
>http://pc.ign.com/articles/082/082403p1.html and see how many
> games there were released after 2000 – few or none.
>> I see the original Civilization at #4 – I don't think anyone
> Bought that for the graphics.
>> The problem is no one makes "old" games anymore and you
> can only play them so many times.
Video Games are essentially content-based - much like novels.
With a novel you need a chair and some light in order to begin.
With some modern games you need a VaginaForce 129999x GT in order to begin.
So people just need to recognise the ridiculous situation that gamers
put themselves in in order to enjoy their "thing". I've found that
most gamers already know and don't need to be told ;)
On 09/07/07, paul at clubi.ie <paul at clubi.ie> wrote:
> If you don't accept that point, if you really must spend your money
> on graphics cards from companies who are hostile to free software
> (hence rewarding them for that hostility in effect), because you
> simply can't live life without your games having the latest in 128x
> Bubbly-Buffered, Uncle-Aliased, Chrome-Bumped eye-candy, then you'll
> have to accept your Linux/BSD/Solaris experience will be held hostage
> to the whims of the aforementioned free-software hostile
>> Your choice. ;)
It's a strange pursuit (like extreme ironing) so there's not much
point applying too much logic. It is what it is. Let's just be
surprised the odd habit exists at all as it is :P
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