It’s a real game changer for us. This allows for a console-like experience on the PC.” Valve head Gabe Newells proclamation at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year was bold, demonstrating the developers confidence in Intels new processor architecture, Sandy Bridge.
His enthusiasm is well founded. PC gaming has long been the preserve of the dedicated, and though Facebook has attracted vast new audiences to the idea of playing games on their PCs, a great many machines are incapable of running anything more graphically demanding. And for the uninitiated, the world of gaming PC components, from GPUs to motherboards, isnt only confusing but also off-putting, making the consoles comparative lack of barrier between player and game rather more enticing. In short, the PC is failing to live up to its enormous and growing potential as a game machine.
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