My gaming PC has 8GB of RAM. Runs everything perfectly.
Will that be the case with this same piece of hardware that you currently have today, in 2020?
We need to remember that we're not talking about "well, this is a decent hardware solution in 2013". We're talking about "how is this going to scale and maintain relevance from 2013 through 2020 and maybe later". Instead of thinking about how much RAM your PC has in 2013 and how it runs 2013's games in 2013, consider the PC you had in 2005 and how it would run 2013's games in 2013.
That's a poor argument, because the fact is that no PC hardware (unless it's like... a DVD drive - and even those are going the way of the dodo) is going to scale well 7 years after its initial release. 7 years ago the most powerful graphics card in the world was the Nvidia 8800 GTX. That won't run anything resembling modern graphics very well in 2013. Because PC developers haven't spent those 7 years optimizing their games for the 8800 GTX, they've spent them chasing the bleeding edge of hardware.
Console developers have spent that time optimizing one set of hardware, pushing it to compete with the always moving horizon of PC gaming. Even with ever decreasing returns as PC hardware gets more powerful, games like Uncharted 3 and Gears 3 are testaments to the value of optimization.
The second to last mission (S.A.M.) in GTA III was a fucking abomination.
Good god yes. It's like they forgot to playtest that entire mission, and with the money they saved, hired a man who's only job was to shout at the mission designers "this doesn't seem frustrating enough" at 30 minute intervals.
In the last thread I said that I wasn't offended by the statue because it was clearly so over the top, overly-sexualized and crude that to be offended would be like being disliking Nazis and therefore being incredibly offended at how 'Allo 'Allo portrays them in a comical, friendly light.
Sexism is disgusting, yes. This statue is gross, yes. But I feel like we as a people are already fucking aware of that. We know this is not how to treat women, we know that sexualized gore is ugly and unappealing, we know that women are equal to men - even if some areas of life are still male-dominated (CEO's, video-game journalists, etc) we know that this is not how it should be, and that it should change.
So when someone gets up on their soap-box and says "I have to make a stand here: Guys, this dismembered female torso is disgusting", my initial reaction is: No shit.
Unfortunately, for a lot of people (myself included until I actually thought about it), this develops into "It's not really that bad, because I know that I treat women equally to men", then to "it's not really that bad", and finally:
"Patrick, you're full of shit, you're getting up in arms about nothing. Quit being so pretentious".
It's a lose-lose situation. You can't say "It's not that bad. I don't enjoy or get any satisfaction from that torso", because in internet-land that translates to "so you hate women, then?".
Nor can you say "I find this offensive because it portrays women in a light that I think is disgusting", because that translates to "I shed a tear every time a women has to walk home unattended. These delicate flowers must be protected at all costs".
I think that most people are inherently both of these arguments, because we are all reasonable human beings that neither see women as pieces of meat, nor feel the need to protect them from obscene marketing campaigns.
We know what that torso represents. But raising arms against it just grants it more discussion than it deserves.