Gamer Limit writes: "Killzone 2, Crysis, Empire Total War, Gran Turismo 4 prologue. What all of these games have in common is spectacular graphics, created through years of hard work by programmers and artists working in sync. Things like real time lighting, bloom effects, and texture mapping all make a game look more impressive, but how far can graphics go and how much do they really mean in a game?
I thought of these questions because I have recently been playing games on my laptop that my previous computer from about five years ago was unable to run, this includes Half Life 2 and Rome Total War. I never buy a top of the range computer, I simply can't bring myself to buy something so expensive that depreciates in value so quickly, my laptop has a graphics card that I consider mid range, and it's the first dedicated card I've ever had."