Thanks to GameSpot for their editorial discussing graphics card manufacturers, and how their race for revenue could harm PC gaming
. The piece discusses the days when "3dfx's Glide standard was the only thing going"
, and "3dfx even secured deals with retailers to create separate sections for 3dfx-compatible games."
However, the author laments: "I thought hardware-specific games were a thing of the past. Then I booted up the demo for Bridge It"
, an Nvidia
-sponsored title which "will not run unless you have an Nvidia GeForce 4 Ti or GeForce FX graphics card installed."
The article ends with a hope that "clearer heads will prevail and PC gaming can take new steps toward improving ease-of-use, not balkanizing the platform for business reasons."