Vista: A Disappointment to Gamers

If you’re a true gamer, then you use Windows, and that’s pretty much the end of the story. The upgradeability, the wide range of titles, and the community certainly are important reasons for equipping yourself with a PC. I’m not even close to being categorized as a gamer, although I used to be.

I went into Best Buy a couple of months ago to purchase a new PC, since I really need to have a Windows machine around for some of the work that I do. I was looking for certain criteria in the computers, but having the latest and greatest graphics card certainly wasn’t the highest item on my list. I knew what I needed, and I couldn’t justify spending the extra money for things that didn’t really matter all that much to me.

Despite my firm stance, the employees working in the department kept trying to pressure me into purchasing an upgraded rig that was better for gaming, but even though I’m a male in my early twenties, that doesn’t mean that all I want to do is play video games.

Unlike me, there definitely are a lot of you who enjoy playing video games frequently, and the numbers have shown that the industry is huge. Gamers invest a lot of money in optimizing their systems to get every ounce of performance that is possible, and there’s no doubt that Windows XP has been put through a lot in the name of gaming.