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Hey everyone,

Now, this may sound like another whining thread or something, but maybe people can change my perspective on things or help me see the light! It may also seem a bit of a PC-Gaming-Problems 101.

Basically, I've been incredibly bored with PC gaming over the past few years. It seems that there aren't many new, innovative titles coming out for a while now. The only company doing anything remotely different and interesting is Valve

However, the main problem that I find is that a lot of the good ideas and titles appear on the console first - okay, no problem so far. But all we then seem to get is shoddy ports - sluggish, poor FPS, bad controls, buggy menu systems etc.

I really really want to get into a decent FPS or similar game, but none have appealed to me for a long time now. I've only really been playing TF2 for the past 2.5 years and the occasional dabble with older games such as Doom, Sim City 4, GTA (3, VC + SA) and Tomb Raider.

Whenever I see a good title coming out, I wait for the reviews to appear for a few weeks first, only to find that 50% of people are really unhappy with the game. Usually due to DRM issues, bad console port or overly buggy gameplay.

The only games I'm looking forward to playing at the moment are Portal 2 (purchasing sometime this week) and Duke Nukem Forever.

I don't know, maybe some of OCN's members can recommend some great titles that I've missed out on in the past 5 years? I mainly play FPS, but also like 3rd Person games. Something with reasonable eye-candy is always preferred.

I hope I don't come across too whiney, but I'm sure I'm not the only one here who is disappointed with PC gaming lately
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post #2 of 59
Everyone eventually suffers from burnout.

Just stop playing games for a while. I know a lot of people who were crazy about video games in grade school, who no longer play video games because they have gotten bored of them, or found them too derivative to keep playing.
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post #3 of 59
I've yet to lose faith in Blizzard. Do you like RTS? Try to get ahold of a copy of the original Starcraft + Brood War. Cheap($5-10), and it's really fun. After that, Starcraft II. The whole campaign is an awesome one. Two more expansions for the campaign will also be released.
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Im 17 and im bored with games, i usually pick up a cod zombies round (singleplayer) and play 1 round until i die then stop. And i play bfbc2 when i have some time, other than that i dont play much. But Skyrim and BFBC3 will be good
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post #5 of 59
Try to broaden your horizons rather than just sticking to fps. Fps games are usually very limited and made to suit the casual gamers and so lack depth obviously after playing shallow games for a while you will become bored. RTS or RPG games hve a lot more depth to them than most fps games so maybe give them a shot. I think your title is misleading as fps games are only part of what is available on PC or any platform for that matter.
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post #6 of 59
That's gaming as a whole. It's all been oversimplified, and everything is so similar. There is plenty of "different" games out there though, if you bother to look.
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post #7 of 59
Stop reading reviews and previews. It gives you something to dislike about games before you even know them yourself. Peoples opinions on games are completely subjective, and something that bothers someone else mightve not bothered you if you hadnt already read about it and been looking for it the second you start the game.

Also, i dont know if you pirate or not, but if you do, stop. Piracy killed games for me.
I didnt read a single review for Crysis 2, and i paid for it with my own money, and it was seriously the best game ive played in the past 3 years, i was so pumped for it. **** everybody else.
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I think you may get hookd to games like LOL, SC2, Quake Live, or other titles. For me the cool things about this games is that I play with my friends/brother and even if we loose it's fun. If I didn't have friends that played videogames I'd have had bored games a LONG time ago.

I don't even enjoy most of single player games, unless some friends play them too and we can talk about it from time to time.
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post #9 of 59
Get a kindle. Read.

Seriously, for some reason, I'm choosing my Kindle over the GTX 580 and the i7 2600k.
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post #10 of 59
I too am experiencing intense game burnout, whats sad is I just upgraded my computer but now all of a sudden im bored. Really right now all im playing is the witcher 2 and bc2 whenever my friends are on (not very often). However I know once BF3 and Skyrim come my life will be sucked away.
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