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Monday, February 06, 2012

Old PC Rant Day

Doesn't it annoy you if a well known blogger keeps on showing the pictures of his new game with his new rig? (or her, but if he's a she, then it really doesn't matter right - as long as her rig is big...). 

So there's this guy with a heckuva PC, an Intel Core i7 and he keeps on prattling on facebook about how he got a beta invite for the new game Diablo 3 by blizzard. At first I was like, hmmmm, another remake? Bah, I'm too old for these games. Then I was like, what idiot would post his PC specifications on Facebook anyway?

Don't be that idiot.

So, here's a video of this shitty looking game.

I tried looking for the PC system requirements of Diablo 3 and I was a bit annoyed that they needed these:

Diablo 3 Minimum System Specifications

Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 (Latest Service Packs) with DirectX 9.0cMac OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.X (Latest Version)
Intel Pentium D 2.8 GHz or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 4400+Intel Core 2 Duo
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT or ATI Radeon X1950 Pro or betterNVIDIA GeForce 8600M GTor ATI Radeon HD 2600 or better

All Platforms
HD Space
12 GB available HD space
1 GB RAM (1.5 GB required for Windows Vista® Windows® 7 users, 2 GB for Mac® users)
DVD-ROM drive
Broadband Internet connection
1024x768 minimum display resolution

Diablo 3 Recommended System Specifications

Windows Vista/Windows 7 (Latest Service Packs)Mac OS X 10.7.X (Latest Version)
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHzIntel Core 2 Duo
NVIDIA GeForce 260 or ATI Radeon HD 4870 or betterNVIDIA GeForce GT 330M orATI Radeon HD 4670 or better
Note: Be advised that some wireless connections do not meet the minimums required to be a true Broadband Internet connection. Wireless results may vary.

From the official site:

Not that I'm unemployed or anything but I'm still using a "legacy" PC that is 10 years old! Why? Because I have to "prioritize".

For me, the decision matrix is like this: "baby" > "hot and spanking new PC"

Guess who wins?

Let's see here, in the case of "Baby vs Dad" this is the end result:

Baby FTW!

A Family That Plays Diablo 2 Together....

So anyway, my kids, wife and I have lately taken a huge liking to the "legacy" isometric non graphic card extensive version Diablo 2. So ya, I do want to buy the Diablo 3 thing, but to buy it, I'd have to buy a new PC too.

Sucks right?

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