In all, I truly feel that we're choking on the silicon dust of
the game developers. The trend of industry-necessitated power for
picture-perfect graphics has done nothing but force the average
consumer to shell out cash for something he or she doesn't need.
Do what you may.. I'll stick with Rogue.
Corey is generally chuffed with the gaming industry's latest efforts.
Windows has ruined computer gaming. With the ability to "point and
click" at everything in the cyberworld, games have become incredibly inane.
IMHO, people need to pass a proficiency test for DOS before being allowed
access to computer games. The very idea of people not knowing how to run a
setup or install program yet playing solitaire to their hearts content makes
I grew up using a TI-99A and a 286-8 with 640 K of RAM and DOS
3.20. I had to learn to actually use the computer before I could do
anything on my machine. But with the widespread use of Windows, all
that is required is a click or two. Even the games are point and click
Let me tell you a story. I know someone who worked very hard to buy his
own computer. It is a P100 with 32 megs of RAM. He bought it when that was
top of the line. His dorm room is usually full of people playing mindless
games on it. He made the comment once that he had a "$5000 Doom terminal."
His major is Computer Engineering and he needs a powerful machine. He
understands it and respects it; other people who don't know jack have no
idea what his specs mean. It is somewhat akin to giving a paraplegic a
Porsche 911 Turbo to drive. They can't do much, but they can do it really
Computer games should be reserved for those who respect computers and
treat them as a serious hobby or work with them for a living. You think
that you're hip because you can "surf the web?" This is our
playground, and you need to respect our space.
Seth is nostalgic for "the good old days".
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