I was just reading about EA bailing on pc games. It made me think, as I often do, about the miserable state of my gaming rig. I've got a $4k gaming computer sitting here. I built it myself. What is it doing, aside from the occasional foray into the Fallout 3's DLC augmented wasteland? It's typing a blog no one will read...
It's sad how pc gaming has declined over the last few years. I kind of blame MS for the trend. They were always like the "in-house" gaming wing of the PC world, and when they took Crimson Skies and MechWarrior over to the consoles it signaled the coming of this dark age.
It's made all of gaming dumber than it used to be... since now the default level for everything is aimed at the 13-15 yr olds who anchor Xbox Live, rather than console games having to "play up" to compete with much deeper, more detailed, pc games. I miss the days when you could get actual simulators for x-wings and giant robots. I used to decide how much power to divert to the engines, then throttle forward to 100%. Now I hold R trigger to boost.
I will say though... of all the missing or defunct pc game makers I lament on a nearly daily basis, EA is the one I will miss the least. I probably wouldn't have even noticed them leaving if no one had mentioned it. And there is light at the end of this tunnel, because apparently MechWarrior is coming back and rumors suggest it will have Crimson Skies in tow.
I just hope they hurry. I'd rather not have to build a whole new computer for a new generation of pc games when this generation has only spanned half a dozen must-play titles.