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  • How Much Machine do you Need to run Crysis Remastered


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 32:54

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    Originally recorded September 2020

    Show Notes

    Sometimes it is difficult to run an enthusiast hardware review site and it comes down to hardware being ahead of software.  Darren loves to drop that one in the show and its true.  There are 8 and 10 year old computers out there that can run the latest game titles and aside from component failure most users don’t see any reason to upgrade. 

    Basically, if it works don’t touch it

    Back in the early days things were a little more dynamic.  Games were not written to please the masses, they were written to exploit the latest technology.  Gamers would flock to the store to pick up the latest video card because the game they wanted to play required it.  Gamers would often upgrade their computers because a faster processor would make their game run smoother.  We bought Voodoo cards to unlock special effects and would look to hardware review sites to make recommendations on what you should buy to get the most from your games.

    Fast forward several years and the gaming market changed.  Game engines became standard frameworks for new titles instead of being unique for each game.  This make game development faster and 100% limited innovation in the advancement of graphics and sadly the phrase “Can it run Crysis” was no longer viable.

    In this episode we dive into the reality of gaming hardware to determine if Crysis really matters.

    Related Links
    Steam Hardware & Software Survey: August 2020
    The 13 times PC gaming died this decade
    Crysis Remastered
    Building a PC for Call of Duty Modern Warfare

    Episode 115 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)