I was ahead of the gaming tech curve once, but now I don't get it. What can I play?
April 11, 2012 2:27 PM Subscribe
I don't get PC game requirements; I seem to have a mental block on the issue, and I don't think I'm going to get it. I've never had one of those fancy "video card" things. HL2 and Portal work great on my laptop, Bio-shock is sluggish to the point where its playable but I won't bother. What games that were state-of-the-art at the time, but are now older, can I play?
posted by longtime_lurker to technology (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm running a midpriced laptop with Windows 7 from '10, Without knowing anything else, is it possible to ID games that are great and will function well? What are they?
I'm told that even HL2-contemporary GTA games, for example, are beyond me? Or this Mass Effect thing that people seem to like a lot? What would I need to upgrade to for them to work? Would I need a desktop? A fancy expensive one, or a cheap low grade one?
If I'm not giving enough info, what specific steps would I have to take to provide the numbers that would let you answer these questions?