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Tycho / on Wed, Mar 12 2003 at 8:47 am


First of all, thank God Evil Avatar is back.  Jesus Christ, I thought I was going to die.

Also:  I saw that they had mentioned something I’d seen elsewhere, a story about a renewed focus on PC gaming at Microsoft.  They talk about stuff like streaming games off compact discs, etcetera etcetera, but the mentioned something about “Levels” I thought was interesting. 

Essentially, that a game would say on it what “Level” of PC it would require, “Levels” being a standard whose parameters were defined by Microsoft, I assume.  I just want to know if anyone remembers that this isn’t the first time they’ve done this.  I believe their standards used to be called “MPC,” or Multimedia PC, and it was based around things like, does it have a sound card?  Does it have a 2x CD-ROM?  It’s a nice idea and everything, but hardware moves even faster now than it did when personal computers outstripped their first metric.

I think these people need some kind of hobby, maybe bleed off some of this free time.


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