Originally posted by Patrick.Bateman:
I don’t shout at people because they do not share my opinion, partly or in its whole.
I understand that some games can’t run on a notebook. But a title likes ‘The Da Vinci Code” isn’t that fancy at all. Btw, it’s working on my notebook, not on hers
From such games even I expect that it should work on a fresh, new, average notebook of 1200€
I was a retailer in a former life but after 10 years I didn’t like the 14-hours shifts, the 6,5 days a week with almost no holidays rhythm
In those times I was a guy who gave always good advice. I have sold software and games as well and every title was installed by me before it received a location on the shelves.
I tracked problems and workarounds in a database. Don’t forget internet wasn’t used at those times.
Some software titles (games & other applications) were real problem children. I refused to sell them, even if they were popular. I preferred to lose a few gold pieces in the short term, to gain happy customers and a treasure in the long term.
Sure that way I could avoid problems, but still I think the industry (and software business in general, not only game manufactories) should make the transition that the users of games and software are changed.
In the past, only nerds played with computers. Now it are common people which are not having the technical mindset of a geek. And such the interaction between software and people should change as well. While it is improving, there’s room for more, even with the current state of technology and knowledge.