“Special little snowflake”, isn’t that precious.
I hope you are not piqued by the notion that I may have spent more on a gaming rig than the cost of several semi -trailers of ”Ramen noodles”.
Frankly, I enjoy gaming on a more upscale PC. I haven’t always been able to afford a high-end rig, so I can really appreciate the stability, superior frame rates, and the extraordinary 2560X1600 resolution that comes with a boutique gaming machine. If I had to go back to a smaller monitor, it’d be like looking through a peephole.
Traditionally I have upgraded every 18 to 24 months. And in this regard, I hope that graphic card and CPU manufactures continue to push boundaries. This has always made their second tier cards more affordable (following the release of the next generation card).
To me, a PC Gaming magazine has an obligation to continue to support the hobby at all levels. I can get reviews on games anywhere. If I’m going to continue to support PC Gamer with my subscription then I expect the magazine to review all the new peripherals (including high-end monitors) and how these “gee-wiz” components can make the game more appealing and enjoyable.
Seriously, PC Gamer has done the $1,200 gaming rig to death. I get it already. High-end gaming rigs have nothing to do with bragging rights, but have everything to do with displaying and providing the gamer the opportunity to play the game in the best possible way.
As to your movie reference, and following your logic (one size fits all) why is it that almost all of the biggest movies offer a 3D version? Some folks (the other little snowflakes) are willing to spend a little more for the big leather seats and the more engrossing and pleasurable 3D viewing experience.