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He does have a point. People play games, not engines. You can have the highest end TV known to man but it does little good with no media to play on it.
Yes, they play games, not engines, because game devs use engines. People also use computers, not kernels, because computers run on kernels.
When you drive, you drive a car, not an engine, but there is no driving without engine. What is the fucking point again? What are we even arguing about?
Some of the comments do not make any sense. The game engine gives developers a platform to create video games off of. For major professional gaming developers, the cost of the software is in actuality not expensive. Why waste time creating something entirely from scratch? When instead you can build off a solid platform saving both time and money. Developers do not work for free. The longer a new title is delayed from release, the lower the profit margin is expected to be and the more it will cost them to create it. Large mega-millionaire companies like that of Activision can easily afford to delay their releases. People looking from an eyeglass in have no idea what effort goes behind creating the titles people love.
People also use computers, not kernels, because computers run on kernels.
And if the kernel does not do what you want, you use another kernel that does so you can USE your computer. They don't care how it is done, just that it does what they want.
When you drive, you drive a car, not an engine, but there is no driving without engine.
Yup, and you can change that engine too. Doesn't even have to be the same one. People care to use their car to get from point A to point B. Go up and ask someone if they would like to have a V8 engine or a complete 4 cylinder car. A vast majority will take the fully functioning complete product despite it's inferior power.
What is the fucking point again? What are we even arguing about?
The point is that unless you use the components for something that people use it becomes a useless product with a lot of wasted time spent into it. This is something that a lot of developers tend to forget. They forget the target end audience that their product would serve and if nobody uses their ubercode it becomes a fruitless endeavor.