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do you still look at system requirements?

#21JKatarnPosted 8/24/2014 12:23:39 PM
kobalobasileus posted...
Allmattered posted...
Is there a need to? All System requirements in games these days are made up crap. Publishers just paste higher system reqs on their game each time to give the silly illusion that it looks better and improved *looks at COD.
Trust me, I've played plenty of modern games on my ancient PC to realize how much of BS system requirements are.


I'm pretty sure system requirements have ALWAYS been made up crap. It always drove me nuts when I'd buy a DOS game back in the day, read the system requirements of 4MB RAM, install it on my very expensive PC with 12MB RAM, and never get to play it because "not enough memory."


Why would they make them up? Why exclude potential consumers by lying about minimum requirements if they could list lower specs and expand their customer base? Also, that DOS situation was probably related to the allocation of conventional memory and had little to do with the "extended" 12MB of RAM in the machine. Probably needed to load DOS high.
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#22AcquirePosted 8/24/2014 1:10:45 PM
No. I just assume I can crank it all the way up, then adjust accordingly.
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#2360fpsPosted 8/24/2014 3:10:36 PM
Nope. Games get patches and drivers get upgrades. After a while those specs get outdated. Sometimes they aren't accurate out the box.

The only time it matter is if you require a certain OS or something that can in no way be avoided.
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#24AltmadragonPosted 8/24/2014 3:19:36 PM
I'm sorry, system what?
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#25Mudkip57Posted 8/24/2014 3:20:55 PM
I look out of curiosity, but I don't really need to
#26beautifuldreamsPosted 8/24/2014 3:21:51 PM
sometimes i check OS support too
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#27XtremeWRATH360Posted 8/24/2014 3:26:09 PM
Nah, my PC runs everything fine right now so until that one game decides to break my system down i won't look at requirements.
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#28ClouddxPosted 8/24/2014 3:51:22 PM
Nope.
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#29johnny_payPosted 8/24/2014 4:00:50 PM
with an i7 2600k, a 780ti and 8gb of ram i dont see much point in checking system requirements. i like physical copies of my pc games and its extra nice when the clerk asks have i checked to see if my computer meets the minimum specs and i get to reply "no need as my computers way better".
#30JYLE_BrHPosted 8/24/2014 4:01:54 PM
Almost never.