Less go, more show@ 2004/08/19
Like, for instance, the home video game market moving away from PCs, with their zillion and three quirky hardware configurations and substantial piracy problem, to nice standardised less-often-warezed consoles.
And, in a related development, PC gamers stepping off the upgrade path. Or, at least, standing still on it for a while.
Games are still driving many PC enthusiasts to get the shiniest new processor and video card and motherboard with UV-reactive trimmings; there's been a spasm of upgrading around now that Doom 3's out (not that you have to have the latest and greatest hardware to run it; ATI and Nvidia must be cursing the scalability of the Doom 3 engine), and the ever-present threat of Half-Life 2 actually being released some time soon is spurring people into questionably sensible preparatory upgrades. Because, of course, the world will unquestionably end if they have to play their new game at only 25 frames per second for a day and a half.
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