vizzini wrote:Assuming that RightBean wasn't being sarcastic, their thinking is along the same lines as 'common thinking is that speeding was perfectly acceptable before speed cameras'.
vizzini wrote:My reason for making you look like an idiot is to save gaming?
I really don't have a reason beyond beating the vizzini pinata and getting at that delicious delusion candy.
vizzini wrote:Errr... I'm really not sure what to say to that. Sure, OK. Hardware 3D acceleration in PCs became standard after Quake 3: Arena's launch, and not before. (Or possibly... you became a PC gamer in 1999 and it suddenly became relevant to you?)
But I think you're doing inflation the wrong way if you're suggesting a £200 graphics card is an equivalent financial chunk of a £1,400 PC compared with an £800 graphics card as part of a £700 PC today.
vizzini wrote:I do agree with all of that, more or less. But I still can't see the righteousness of a normal human being supporting "draconian" software financially while condemning less "draconian" software verbally.
Still, keep it up! Your posts are wonderful entertainment.
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News flash, you might be making someone else look like an idiot.
I've be playing software accelerated 3D PC games since Mattrick was making 4D sports(boxing) games with avatars that ran on 8086XT/80286. I also played plenty of games in the arcade before that, like star wars(vector accelerated display iirc) and hard driving to name two that were true 3D accelerated, and even the Skull on the zx 48k that was software vector rendered while PCs didn't even have Roland soundcards for gaming.
Consoles/arcade brought 3D to mainstream gaming and made it technically and financial viable to all game development via commodity console hardware for consumers.
I don't support phones/tablet apps stores. Collectively we have spent less than the cost of one full retail game across all smartphone/tablet devices on digital games, music, books, compared to my £400-500 a year on physical disc games.
@vizzini I won't argue about your opinion of what constitutes support, but I've spent well over £8 on Android apps (not quite £9 yet, though), and I'd describe that as supporting them. That's more than the average price of a console game on disc for me, though.
I've got to hand it to you, though, your PSN and Android purchases aside, you've certainly got stronger convictions than me. I can't resist gaming to such an extent that I've gone so far as to buy DLC - something that under your coda, you'd never be able to do in a million years.