Video games are a fun way to pass the time. Whether you are a casual gamer or hardcore gamer, there are games out there for you. Console games are dominating the market now. This wasn’t always the case. At one point, if you wanted to be a real gamer, you had to have a PC that could handle everything you threw at it. Now, with computer specs getting lower and computer games moving to Facebook, do you think PC gaming is on the outs?
Computers are being used for games less and less all the time. It could be a combination of better hardware on consoles and lack of interest from the game developers. Since gaming isn’t as important anymore, desktops are getting weaker specifications. Snappy with office tools, but no chance of being able to handle the latest games that are being released for the Playstation 3 or XBox 360.
Sure, you can still get computers that will handle video games, and there are already a lot of low-requirement games out there that will run on nearly any computer made within the past 6 years.
A quick story… A while back, when Doom 3 was coming out. I saw the requirements for it and knew my computer wouldn’t be able to handle it. But the only thing I needed to do was upgrade the video card. I saved up my spare change and bought the best AGP card I could find on my budget. The result was a computer that could handle several games for a good long time. As a matter of fact, I still have that computer. It has a dead processor that I can’t find a replacement for, but if I could replace the processor, it would probably still handle a lot of the games that are being released.
So, in the end, do you think PC gaming is on its way out? If so, why do you think it’s happening? Let us know what you have to say about this in the comments below.