High End Or Bust

Seriously,

What is up with game makers thinking they need to have a game that can only be run using the latest and greatest machines in existence?  My computer isn't exactly top notch, but it's not really a slouch either.  Computers are expensive.  If you have a game that can only be played on computers that were built using parts that were released in the past 6 months because you decided it was more important to have genuine waterfall dynamics than it was to have a game playable on a wide field of existing computers, you're limiting your audience too much.

I've lately been finding myself playing almost exclusively Indi PC games, not because they're the best (although they can be pretty fun), but just because they don't require a PC capable of super-computing.  I don't know what it is about these crazy people who don't get that "the highest end graphics" shouldn't be a ridiculous barrier to entry.  If your game requires a $5,000 PC to run it, then it might as well cost $5,050 instead of $50, because reasonable people don't upgrade that often.

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Posted by DragonBloodthirsty

Seriously,

What is up with game makers thinking they need to have a game that can only be run using the latest and greatest machines in existence?  My computer isn't exactly top notch, but it's not really a slouch either.  Computers are expensive.  If you have a game that can only be played on computers that were built using parts that were released in the past 6 months because you decided it was more important to have genuine waterfall dynamics than it was to have a game playable on a wide field of existing computers, you're limiting your audience too much.

I've lately been finding myself playing almost exclusively Indi PC games, not because they're the best (although they can be pretty fun), but just because they don't require a PC capable of super-computing.  I don't know what it is about these crazy people who don't get that "the highest end graphics" shouldn't be a ridiculous barrier to entry.  If your game requires a $5,000 PC to run it, then it might as well cost $5,050 instead of $50, because reasonable people don't upgrade that often.