Ars Technica writes:
Upgrade madness brought on by video game lust-it's something most gamers know well. It gets very nasty with computers, since component makers push out updated and revised products on a regular basis, knowing that if nothing in the current crop of games takes full advantage of it already, a game that does will be along shortly.
The thing is, if all gamers were willing to accept a lower resolution, lower image quality, or both, for that game that came out yesterday, many dollars would probably be saved-or at least spent on other things, such as gas, or maybe bacon.
But that's just not good enough for some. Hardcore gamers demand more.