Epic Games CEO: Intel Ruins Pc Gaming

In an interesting interview, Epic Games founder and CEO, Tim Sweeney, lashed at Intel accusing them of ruining pc gaming by selling integrated graphic chips that are incapable of running any decent games.

"PC gaming is in a weird position right now", said Tim Sweeney. "Now, 60% of PCs on the market don't have a workable graphics processor at all. All the Intel integrated graphics are still incapable of running any modern games. So you really have to buy a PC knowing that you're going to play games in order to avoid being stuck with integrated graphics. This is unfortunate, and this is one of main reasons behind the decline of the PC as a gaming platform. That really has endangered high-end PC game sales. In the past, if you bought a game, it would at least work. It might not have been a great experience, but it would always work."

"Intel's integrated graphics just don't work. I don't think they will ever work."

"They always say 'Oh, we know it has never worked before, but the next generation ...' It has always been the next generation. They go from one generation to the next one and to the next one. They're not faster now than they have been at any time in the past."

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Epic Games CEO: Intel Ruins Pc Gaming

Tim is retarted, he needs to think a bit befor he speaks. not everyone that buys a PC wants to play high end games, most people that buys pcs with intergrated graphics are people that wants a cheap low end PC just for work or studies. or as a first pc. good on Intel for catering for the low end pc users.

Epic Games CEO: Intel Ruins Pc Gaming

some of what he says is truea PC is a multifunction device.typically used by more than one person, per household.and typically one of those people are someone who wants to play games.The gaming industry would benifit if integrated grahpics was worth have a damn.

Epic Games CEO: Intel Ruins Pc Gaming

why are people giving him greif? its about time someone spoke up and told intel to stop adding onboard graphics that arent capable of running Flash games without being choppy, if you dont know what your talking about then just stfu you bunch of inbred pikey cvnts

Epic Games CEO: Intel Ruins Pc Gaming

60% says who? oh wait doesnt really matter cuz u can actually work with a PC, unless u wanna write ur games on PS3. Let me tell u the real sad things. They worked so hard so long and UE3 was a flop, 30k sold for PC, 30k ONLY! crysis sold times more and wait, it got a lot higher requirements than UE3

Epic Games CEO: Intel Ruins Pc Gaming

Epic is just sour! They abandoned its pc fanbase who made them what they are, and now are trying to find a scapegoat. The real crime is in epic turning from pc only dev, to making sucky console games, exclusive to xbox, giving head to MS! They really thought us pc gamers wouldn't notice that UE3 looked like rehashed gears models and graphics? They really thought, we wouldn't notice that the game is half the size of ut2k4 and little customization. They didn't think that the horrible console ui, with no video settings adjustments, and a crappy hack job server browser wouldn't put pc gamers off? They didn't think that releasing a hack job consolitis dumbed down fps when crysis, cod4, etqw, painkiller, time shift, orange box, just came out for the pc all at the same time was a good idea? They are 2 faced! Cliffy B has sold his soul to Microsoft end of story, and now a once good dev has turned into a trashy console spewing pos!

Epic Games CEO: Intel Ruins Pc Gaming

3.they need to fix gow be for even talking s**t aout any thing else4.try optimizeing your f**king games instead of just saying who cares about optimize ppl should buy a new video card a cpu -1000+$ a year to play my games just slap a high req on it like we normaly do

Epic Games CEO: Intel Ruins Pc Gaming

fafsaf: Who buys pc's with intel graphics? Low-cost desktops, some ultraportables, low cost laptops (these last two have longer battery lives and heat up a lot less). Get your facts straight before spitting out a lot of stuff you don't understand squat about.Of course, maybe that didn't cross your mind because it's wasted on games.

Epic Games CEO: Intel Ruins Pc Gaming

While i agree that intel integrated graphics are useless for games, i wouldn't say that Intel is to blame for the decline in PC gamers. Consoles are where it's at now. It costs so much money to develop games these days. From a financial point of view its pointless making games for pc, they will be uploaded to a torrent site and stolen by thousands (millions??) of people within weeks of going to retail. At least with consoles people have to take a risk of damaging their machines in order to play pirate games (mod chips etc.) So developers will make some money. I can't beleive people are dissing Epic, they have created a masterpiece of a gaming engine for Unreal 3 and Gears of War looks amazing. In the UK you can buy a motherboad with integrated VGA, Sound and all the usual stuff these days for about fifty pounds (Bargin!). For all intents and purposes these motherboards are fine for non gamers. You get what you pay for, Intel isn't to blame for ruining PC Gaming, everyone is (illegal downloaders, developers, cheap pc's ... take your pick).Final thought, there is loads more to do on a PC these days (YouTube, MySpace, Shopping etc) - people aren't playing games as much ??

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