Originally Posted by CoMF
Actually, they've been around quite a lot longer than that, and they were traditionally used for rather boring and pedestrian tasks from a "gamer" perspective.
Think of the world of ever-advancing technology as a sort of Red Queen's race, and things begin to make a little more sense.
Well since the advent is to make money and cheap games for xbox and Wii I guess there is NO real need for us to pay for a 64bit OS and no need for Microsoft to PIMP one on us since well there is no inherent need for any one to have one . As well as the video card industry why is it they are producing faster and faster cards when well there is no real need for any thing this powerful ? We have no games that NEED them nor do we have a need for DX11 or DX11.1 ! You see my point now ? Other than the fact a shiny new car with more bells and whistles in it is better to gloat to your friends about what is the real need ? See you have the same thinking as the industry as a whole has . Why change when there is no need . Since we have CPU's that can run both 32bit and 64bit code what is more cost effective for US ? 32bit as it is faster and easier to write code for than it is for 64bit . It is cost and that is what it comes down to.