Six years ago, a YouTube channel called LowSpec Gamer debuted with a video on how to play Batman: Arkham Origins on a low-end PC. Its host, Alex, was born in Venezuela, where top-shelf gaming hardware was unbearable, and subsequent videos of configuration files, modes, and other hacks on how to upgrade games to a poor student global audience. Extremely useful for, broken kids, and anyone who can’t afford a high-end gaming rig. Even cash-up players can enjoy seeing what happens with Red Dead Redemption 2 when faces become optional extras.
Things are different these days. Although the lack of components makes it difficult to get the best cut, hardware manufacturers have not fallen far enough to provide budget alternatives (AMD has just announced the RX 6500 XT, a graphics card priced at Rs. US199, but we’ll see how long they stay in stock). This should be a good time for games that are adaptable enough to run on a variety of hardware, yet they are not being released that way.
As Alex says in the video above, “In 80% of the cases, I can’t find a single replaceable item that would actually make the game more playable in a low-end system.” During 2021 he continued researching videos, spending weeks or months separating big-budget games, “just to figure out what really works and then deliver a video in the comments section.” There are those who complain that it is too little. “
Instead, he insisted on making more videos about handheld PCs, and then the steam deck was announced. Until his release, Alex says, there is no point in looking for more expensive alternatives. “Making videos over the last year has felt like pushing a rock up a hill, and the hill is getting faster and faster over time.”
What kept it going was a video about a classic low-spec machine game boy in which he separated both the object and the date of its creation. He had a lot of fun making it, he plans to focus on more “Low Speak Lover” videos like this instead of breaking the graphics of Warzone or anything.
It would be a shame to lose a low spec gamer when a lot of people are limited in hardware when they can afford it, but I would hate to see Alex throw himself against unsupported games as long as So that it does not burn. I’m glad he’s got a new passion, even if it’s outside the realm of PC gaming.
The comments below from Alex’s latest video are a rare collection of fitness, in which viewers say things like, “Your channel helped me play modern games at 640×480, 20fps never felt so good. “And, this is the guy who made me grow up playing. Lots of games on my potato laptop, thanks.” It’s just because of Alex that I had to play Skyrim and The Witcher 3 on a cheap laptop myself. Thanks, man. I am indebted to you.