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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:20:37 AM PDT
Mel says:
System requirements?
Complicated for the average consumer, not even really debatable. Just statistical fact and obvious to everyone, except maybe some PC elitists very far removed from reality.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:20:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 23, 2012 9:24:11 AM PDT
Lucanus says:
Keeping windows updated, defragging the HD, updating the antivirus, installing drivers, keeping firmware updated, proper codecs, etc. We both know you do more to your PC than simply turn it on and play. It does take maintenance. My mother doesn't even get how to make folders, despite showing her 30 times over. You greatly overestimate how much the average person knows about computers. You think my mother could read system requirements and have the slightest idea if her computer can run it? Funny thing, she can go to the store and pickup a Wii game without issue.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 9:22:01 AM PDT
Mel says:
Keji takes "stubborn as a mule" title from WolfPup

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:23:19 AM PDT
HorizonBrave says:
Sorry that you didn't get it, but I'm trashing my fellow PC gamers because it seems they like to strike their e-winnies against console gamers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:23:45 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 23, 2012 9:26:26 AM PDT
got mayo?™ says:
So she has a problem using a 100% accurate mouse but no problem waggling around that pointer that changes sensitivity every millimiter the remote moves front forward/backward from a sensor? My kid has had a wii for years and still has problem moving that thing around with efficiency on the home screen. It requires more from you than a mouse to work!

I have no doubt some people who are not computer literate have an issue using programs/functions on a PC, that is expected.

But to compare the difficulty of importing pictures on a PC from her camera to her waggling a remote around as if there is some sort of relationship to playing a Wii game (console games are computer games!) is a bit ridiculous.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 9:24:49 AM PDT
Mel says:
This brings up a question:
Why doesn't Steam use something like http://www.systemrequirementslab.com ?
That should be included on the site

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:25:16 AM PDT
I'm a clod with system requirements and I just use this website:

http://cyri.systemrequirementslab.com

It scans my system and lets me know if I can play a game or not.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:26:00 AM PDT
That would indeed be a nice feature.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:26:40 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 23, 2012 9:29:32 AM PDT
Lucanus says:
I don't recall saying she had trouble with a mouse. I said she had trouble with moving pictures. You know finding the right directory, remembering to right click copy/paste, etc. Wow, you guys have the stupid act in full blast. The fact of the matter is people like us do things on computers like it is common knowledge, it isn't. We just think it is. I could hook up a home theater in my sleep, but that doesn't makeit simple, easy and common knowledge.

I truly don't get what is so hard to grasp here fellows, I really don't. I know where to go to find a particular hard drive. The majority of people probably don't even know what a hard drive is, what it does muchless know where to find it on the computer screne.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:26:59 AM PDT
Said the person who constantly responds to me and takes issue with anything I say.

@ Ninstationbox

I've got a grandfather who can play PC games like no other, in fact he was the one who introduced me to Half-Life years and years ago. Set this same man that played through nearly every Valve title, Medal of Honor, Star Wars, and a few Call of Duties in front of a console and he has no clue how to use the controller or how to play the game.

Amazing how life's experiences give you different skill sets at the end of the day.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:28:21 AM PDT
Lucanus says:
Right, but the first step is knowing that website exsists..... which MOST DO NOT. For the love of God people.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:28:38 AM PDT
Mel says:
"I just see people talk up how complicated PC gaming is when in reality it isn't."

Do you still believe this blanket statement?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:30:20 AM PDT
I found it with a simple Google search about system requirements.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 9:30:37 AM PDT
Lucanus says:
"Amazing how life's experiences give you different skill sets at the end of the day. "

LMAO. Talk about ironic. That is EXACTLY the point Mel and I have been trying to make for pages.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:31:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 23, 2012 9:32:53 AM PDT
Lucanus says:
And you know about Google and how to use it. Not too mention you know PC games all require different system specs, which means you knew to look in the first place. All things not everybody knows.

This is a waste of my time, anybody who thinks the average person finds PC gaming as simple as console gaming is a complete and utter moron. Plain and simple. End of story.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:31:49 AM PDT
Mel says:
Keji MULE!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:32:31 AM PDT
If somebody does not know how to use Google then I would be surprised if they could get past the start menu of a game.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:33:53 AM PDT
Mel says:
"Amazing how life's experiences give you different skill sets at the end of the day. "

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:34:23 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 23, 2012 9:36:04 AM PDT
Lucanus says:
Why? A controller has 'start' written on it. A 5 year old could figure it out. Search engines and how to use them aren't written on your desktop.

The best example I can give people is home theaters. I find them easy, everything is labeled. Front L speaker, center, surround L, HDMI in, HDMI out. Really I find it very, very, very eays to hook up a complete theater. But that does not mean everybody finds it easy. The vast majority would have zero clue. The analogy fits for those who actually want to see another point of view instead of digging their feet into the sand.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:35:21 AM PDT
Mel says:
I could teach a 5 year old Chinese. So not complicated :D

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:35:33 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 23, 2012 9:37:15 AM PDT
got mayo?™ says:
I'm not having a trouble with the idea that it is complicated for people... heck my wife doesn't know how to do much else but import pics, use word and the internet either... but how you are comparing two random, non-related things you claim your mother has or doesn't have problems with...i don't follow how they relate at all in the context of using the PC as a gaming platform.

I wouldn't buy my parents a tower with the purpose of them playing video games with it. They wouldn't even know what to do with a console either. Though i'm sure in either case, they could figure it out if thats what they wanted, with some guidance or trial and error. They know how to use Google.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:35:36 AM PDT
And Google has a button marked 'search.'

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:37:15 AM PDT
Mel says:
But the other button is labeled "I'm feeling Lucky"
How does that make any sense?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:37:20 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 23, 2012 9:38:19 AM PDT
Lucanus says:
If you have Google installed on your web browser that is true..... installing it on your web browser is something you have to know how to do. Or know the website exsists and what it does.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:37:52 AM PDT
Everything you listed is automated.

But nice try.
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