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post #51 of 84 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 02:44 PM
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Nostalgia is one heck of a drug. As someone who lived through the "good old days that never existed", I remember that they were full of all kinds of issues and annoyances. It's too easy to remember the good times while taking everything we have for granted. PC gaming now is stronger and better than ever. We still have more backward compatibility than ever other video game platform in history. We still have the most mods, the highest visual fidelity, the best exclusives (IMO), the biggest selection of peripherals, and genres that just don't work anywhere else. We're not the elitist club that we used to be, but that's not the end of the world.

I'm inclined to agree, and there's certainly no replacement for things like EVE which means consoles are no threat to my custom any time soon.

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post #52 of 84 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 03:32 PM
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@PC Gaming is dead

Depends what you consider "PC Gaming"... When I think of PC gaming I think of the 2003-2008 golden era. Game comes in a cardboard box for $25 at Bestbuy or you go on the warez forums and get 65 rapidshare download links and put it together with a crack. Going on the forums spending more time talking about the game than playing it, downloading mods, remember those? Full conversion games for free made by the community, must have been on a dozen mod/gamer forums at it's height. Downloading the patches, then going on the forums when they didn't work and somebody told you to edit this .ini file and put X in your registry and then it worked. We had X-Fire friend lists, Teamspeak, mumble, clan forums, running servers out of my apartment for COD1:UO, games came with mod tools, games had more than 1yr life cycles. The internet was a nicer place back then too before the social media invasion of idiots and casuals, you needed a thick skin, every server was a bunch of angry dudes yelling profanity and all sorts of terrible slurs at each other for lulz and you just took it like a champ, not the new censored all inclusive gamersphere we have today. Before all the over marketed gamer crap too, a gaming PC would just look like a high end desktop, you would have a high end graphic artist optical mouse and a comfort curve keyboard if you were hardcore but not all this lame RGB crap, star trek enterprise chairs and all this crap marketed "GAMER" shoved in your face everywhere.


The games were cutting edge, the developers actually used the extra horsepower of desktop PC's to improve game play and do things that had not been done before. Consoles always had to employ many tricks to have nice visuals on limited hardware, e.g. limiting FOV, running lower frame rates, using "fog of war", making funnel style maps where the draw distance is relatively short, etc... PC games of that era the sky was the limit, even today with more powerful consoles things are severely limited.

If you compare it to that, PC gaming is still very much dead. Today you basically have casual noobified walled garden app store ecosystem style gaming where everything is overly monetized, micro transactions, pay to win, Madden NFL every year model gaming. Today's PC gaming is a console with a keyboard and mouse.
****, MAN. PREACH IT.

Gaming nowadays isn't what it used to be, and you encapsulated all the reasons why it isn't as fun as before.

I remember downloading a bunch of mods and skins from GameBanana. Now with stuff like Denuvo, which is getting more and more common, we won't see so many mods as before, if any.
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Quote: Originally Posted by senileoldman View Post
****, MAN. PREACH IT.

Gaming nowadays isn't what it used to be, and you encapsulated all the reasons why it isn't as fun as before.

I remember downloading a bunch of mods and skins from GameBanana. Now with stuff like Denuvo, which is getting more and more common, we won't see so many mods as before, if any.
The only difference is now you download mods direct from the Steam Workshop and no longer loose your time to read where each file is supposed to go. NeverWinter Nights came as remastered on Steam and it is a lot better to play !

As for Denuvo, it always was useless, but it's less intrusive than others. They removed it from Hitman 2, days ago, and I didn't notice any difference.

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... When I think of PC gaming I think of the 2003-2008 golden era. ...
Golden era? This begs the question, is the "Golden Era" relative to your age as you were experiencing it? I always thought the golden era was the mid to late 90's when you had a crazy number and variety of games, developers and publishers all pushing the envelope (at the time).
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Golden era? This begs the question, is the "Golden Era" relative to your age as you were experiencing it? I always thought the golden era was the mid to late 90's when you had a crazy number and variety of games, developers and publishers all pushing the envelope (at the time).
just from only reading your reply: it could very well be both; game devs were pushing the boundaries in 98 but it wasn't until 2003 that we had the hardware to run them all

didn't take about 7 years for both crysis and metro 2033 to be played at 60fps/1080p?

though TBH, i was drinking so much in those days . . 92-06 . . its all a blur.

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Ya I wish they would do another for PC. I'm playing MLB 2K12 from 2K Sports still love the controls .... MVP Mods has helped in roster and graphics of game to keep updated but it is time for a new Baseball for PC. I know football is bigger fan base wise but come on its baseball. The sport games for PC all are out there & new ones too but no baseball.

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Too bad console and mobile are publishers favorite platform and they are the ones that pull the strings.


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Gives me new hope for Red Dead and Kingdom Hearts lol.
That is very interesting though, cool find.
Another vote for Red Dead on the PC.

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You sir are the reason there is no longer a rating system embedded in OCN. Your first post in this thread would've received so many +1s' that the Admins would've had to scramble to keep this site up.

Sadly I have had to temper my RGB expectations... or rather lack thereof for my upcoming build. Don't get me wrong, as a modder I like lighting my case. But CCFL is thankfully dead. No more fugly blue boxes littering the inside of cases taking up case real estate that could be put to better use in my cases. No more CCFL requirements inside of reservoirs. No more!

I need light in my case but fans are where I would've drawn the line. I have 3 RGB Vardars in my PPCs order waiting on funds. Sadly since I want chipset cooling I am going with a monoblock that ties into the MB software of the MB I am picking up from the egg. What killed RGB for me was RAM. It's neat but doesn't do anything other than invte the rainbow unicorn in my home. I am a watercooling enthusiast. I don't need RGB on the MB. It doesn't require RGB to perform its function. And this RGB fad makes it hell getting a pair of performance oriented DDR4 RAM that I can skin and replace the heatsinks to tie my sticks into my full custom loop. I wish someone would slap Corsairs CEO for starting the whole RAM RGB craze. I have never liked where the Dominator line went past their DDR3 kit when they sent DDR4 Dominator to the lineup.

As far as keyboard goes? I am old and while I am an avid PC game player and started back when DOOM! first came around I still like playing in the dark. So when I cannot use my XBox controller I need a backlit keyboard. As a vet I became accustomed to Red lights that we used for sea operations at night. So laugh at me if you must, I have thick skin. But while I can touch type, on occasion I need to look at the board to re-center my fingers to avoid making mistakes. A backlit board gives me that ability in the dark. I am nearing the BIG NICKEL in life.

Chalk up another +1 for RDR2. iirc anyone can pick up RDR through Steam. Just not RDR2.

Edit... Oh an if anyone is within Arm's reach please slap Bill Gates for saying that Desktop is dead. Ever since then people have associated anything involving a desktop as dead. Sheep are easily influenced by things like that. PC gaming was never dead. And the developers were the biggest laziest sheep of the herd. Oddly they chose to do more work to port to consoles only to have to do more work to port back to PC. How mind numbingly obtuse can ya get?

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I like the new RGB craze for the most part for internals because it means that things are mostly black, white or silver and then you add your own colour... or just leave the leds off. No more piss yellow and black motherboards with red and black videocards and blue ram sticks.. And you can change the setup whenever you feel like it.

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