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    • #38523 Reply
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      i know pc gaming hit it’s peak in the late 90s/early 00s but i feel like the past decade has been sort of a renaissance era for pc gaming with many console makers porting their games over to pc. i’m seeing alot of youngsters getting into pc gaming and it’s honestly a good gently caressing thing, anyone agrees with me? are we in a pc gaming Renaissance?

    • #38529 Reply
      Anonymous
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      Why 2 mice and keyboards?
      Also, you are probably right. Games are everywhere these days, so young people are likely to get exposed to the classics through the media they consume, and eventually get into it themselves. PC is then the natural choice, as it is the only platform that doesn’t shit all over history by actually being backwards compatible with most old games and consoles.

    • #38532 Reply
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      With bluetooth now being pretty much universal, PCs are the superior entertainment platform. There’s nothing a console can do that a PC can’t potentially do better out of sheer versatility.

      • #38533 Reply
        Anonymous
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        What does Bluetooth have to do with that?

        • #38536 Reply
          Anonymous
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          It means that all of the peripherals any console has can potentially also be used on a PC. Since it’s become a necessity, you can’t cockblock with a format until somebody builds an adapter.

    • #38535 Reply
      Anonymous
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      4 nice displays only to use that shitty wallpaper

    • #38540 Reply
      Anonymous
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      Just don’t be this fag

      • #38542 Reply
        Anonymous
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        looks nice get over yourself

      • #38570 Reply
        Anonymous
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        Looks hella comfy what’s the problem supposed to be?

        • #38574 Reply
          Anonymous
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          you have to furnish your bedroom around what the opposite sex finds the most attractive

      • #38602 Reply
        Anonymous
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        Honestly looks nice. Slanted roofs are cozy.

      • #38605 Reply
        Anonymous
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        It’s clear that he’s proud of what he achieved. Also, his room’s comfy af I wish it were me

    • #38543 Reply
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      • #38546 Reply
        Anonymous
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        literally a battlestation right there

      • #38564 Reply
        Anonymous
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        >guntstream

      • #38593 Reply
        Anonymous
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        YOU ONLY HAVE TWO EYES
        WHY THE gently caress DO YOU NEED THAT MANY SCREENS

        • #38607 Reply
          Anonymous
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          THESE MAKE EYES OBSOLETE

      • #38597 Reply
        Anonymous
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        That looks like a comfy house anon.

      • #38600 Reply
        Anonymous
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        >4 laptops for no reason
        what

      • #38601 Reply
        Anonymous
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        Why do you need a screen by your feet?

    • #38547 Reply
      Anonymous
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      Yes you’re right.
      PC gaming felt as good as dead during the PS3/360 era, or it was at least as dead as it had ever been.
      Now it has become this mainstream thing to game on PC again and that’s really good.

    • #38557 Reply
      Anonymous
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      pc gaming has finally hit the accessibility + portability and power with laptops + cheap games due to sales and not having to pay for multiplayer

      • #38561 Reply
        Anonymous
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        >and not having to pay for multiplayer
        you’re still paying for internet

        • #38566 Reply
          Anonymous
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          >paying for internet
          >and also paying monthly to play multiplayer on p2p servers

          • #38567 Reply
            Anonymous
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            yeah i get it but you’re still paying for internet to play multiplayer

            • #38571 Reply
              Anonymous
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              and still paying for hardware to play games

              let me just get my halo disc and no console and no internet and pay $60 a month to play online

      • #38579 Reply
        Anonymous
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        accessibility will take a huge nosedive with the arrival of the new consoles.

        because then you will need an 8gig vram card that runs as fast as an rtx 2060 to be on par with consoles and run current games, which means a gaming pc will once again be much more expensive than a console.

        i pity all those people with "budget builds". they paid 150 usd for an rx580 that will be useless garbage as soon as xbox and ps5 release.

        • #38580 Reply
          Anonymous
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          graphics have peaked, what can consoles really offer using a controller of all mediums as an input? more detailed fps? no one wants to pay more money for single player fps with good graphics, and no one wants to go from free multiplayer to paying for it

          • #38583 Reply
            Anonymous
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            >graphics have peaked

            • #38584 Reply
              Anonymous
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              how many polygons do you need in a single scene? LOD doesn’t need to do much these days and consoles never really have the ram for massive distances anyways
              can you really tell the difference between the call of duty’s beyond bloom and shadow effects?
              RTX is primarily a pc feature and doesn’t mean much to console games

              • #38586 Reply
                Anonymous
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                That’s cause consoles don’t mean much to graphics. We’ve had a few years of stagnation thanks to consolers until your new brick is released.

                • #38588 Reply
                  Anonymous
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                  beyond casual gaming and single player games, consoles have peaked
                  most have been abandoned unless they dish out netflix and sell movies to non smart tvs and maybe local multiplayer
                  most multiplayer gamign though is going to be done on PC, and where the numbers are the casuals will follow, especially since you don’t have to pay a yearly subscription to play fortnite or call of duty anymore

                  • #38590 Reply
                    Anonymous
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                    they could work as defacto pcs. imagine a cheap gaming pc that will run all games absolutely futureproof for the next 5 years and all games are developed exactly for that pc. total buy for me.

                    • #38591 Reply
                      Anonymous
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                      so a gaming laptop/desktop?
                      >expects console to last 5 years
                      lol

        • #38582 Reply
          Anonymous
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          the console will cost the company $800 and be sold at msrp for $600 for a loss and expects to make it up in multiplayer subscriptions?

    • #38565 Reply
      Anonymous
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      I agree. I think a lot of that can be laid on the popularity of streaming. Not only is streaming far more popular with PC games, the people who end up watching the streams end up wanting to play those games themselves the way that they see streamers play them.

      I kind of hate streaming these days, but that’s one plus side of it.

      • #38568 Reply
        Anonymous
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        >I kind of hate streaming these days
        streaming hasn’t really changed since 2010 so why the hate?

        • #38569 Reply
          Anonymous
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          I enjoyed it when it was more of a communal experience. Like back in the day I would stream on a small channel called VidyaRevolution. It wasn’t just one person, we’d all take turns streaming different shit and we all knew each other. It was a good time. There wasn’t any money involved.

          Now streaming is way more commercial, and it’s all just focused on one or two people. It’s just not the same deal anymore. I can take some streamers, but they’re rare. Too much obnoxious donation/subscriber bullshit will turn me off.

          • #38573 Reply
            Anonymous
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            dude just ignore it, i know it’s kinda cringy but you get used to it, half these guys dropped out of college and it’s gently caressing hard to survive in america without resulting in crime and prostitution

    • #38572 Reply
      Anonymous
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      >are we in a pc gaming Renaissance?

      Yeah probably
      >All of Microsoft’s games are coming to PC
      >All third-party Western devs are releasing their games on PC
      >Even most Japanese games are starting to come to PC pretty regularly
      >Sony is rumored to be starting to release their games on PC soon
      Once Epic stops buying exclusivity (they can still exist though that’s fine) I’ll consider it a true PC renaissance

      • #38575 Reply
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        >Once Epic stops buying exclusivity (they can still exist though that’s fine) I’ll consider it a true PC renaissance
        dude shut up we are living in the best timeline pc gaming has become a worldwide phenomenon

        • #38577 Reply
          Anonymous
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          Epic’s exclusivity stuff is potentially harmful to the long term success of the PC platform as a whole because Epic’s representatives have outright said that they don’t care about customers and feel they can pander to publishers hard enough until they own the space. PC is great because we have so many services competing with each other which keeps them on the customer’s side, and buying exclusivity sidesteps that competition completely

          • #38578 Reply
            Anonymous
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            thank god we have services like steam and origin that care about us

      • #38576 Reply
        Anonymous
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        >Even most Japanese games are starting to come to PC pretty regularly
        this is honestly going to be huge for people who like 16 bit games like jrps and platformers and such
        typically the games don’t do well on american consoles, but on PC they’re under appreciated niche titles

    • #38581 Reply
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      >terrible battlestations
      >killed community servers and servers in general
      >LIGHTS DUDE LMAO
      >drivers no longer support a vidcard for several years but gimp it so you buy the new one
      >PC games are entering console territory with the minimal options
      >nu-gaming in general means terrible games like RDR and Halo
      >Even old games like AOE2 got gently caressing raped, crash constantly, 16gb of literal textures, online is laggy cause you need to be constantly connected to MS server
      >Need to be connected to steam or your favorite launcher
      >vidcards price is full on retarded cause bitcoiners thinking they’ll make money when they are using their mom credit card to pay the light

      Yeah dude, Renaissance indeed.
      Saving… yeah…..

    • #38585 Reply
      Anonymous
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      do you really think some kid is going to go from playing fortnite and csgo and overwatch for free on a gaming laptop or computer and start paying monthly again for the latest multiplayer fad?

    • #38592 Reply
      Anonymous
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      farmville predicted the future, casual gaming on pc is going to start taking off, especially now that integrated graphics has become mainstream and can run good games affordably
      expect to see a lot more "casual" games on Steam and the return of isometric games like RTS and CRPG and diablolikes and management sim games

      • #38594 Reply
        Anonymous
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        bottom of the pyramid strategy, finding the easy to produce and easy to crank out content for the masses
        imagine build engine and doom and quake 1 and 2 and 3 and ut99 games with modern QOL features and modern full feature support that can run on pretty much anything

        • #38595 Reply
          Anonymous
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          also
          mark my words, it will happen
          third party/really late addons/expansions to older games
          because fans will pay money for it

        • #38937 Reply
          Anonymous
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          These engines are built around ancient graphics accelerators that are fixed function and work in immediate mode. This sort of stuff doesn’t run well on modern hardware. Most of these engines are insanely single threaded, and when you have Intel releasing mobile CPUs with base clocks below 2GHz, it’s starting to really get in the way.

          In my case, my Intel HD 4000 struggles to run Ion Fury, and I get a MUCH better experience playing it in software mode no matter the resolution. It still runs like crap on my i7-3720QM though, even after performance patches that made things quite a bit better. ioquake3 was getting CPU bound on my old Core 2 Duo setup when playing at lowly 120 FPS, especially because nobody bothers to support the SMP feature the game shipped with, and you’d have to fiddle with makefiles to even try compiling the engine with it. id tech 2 struggles when upgraded with more modern visuals, look at how badly darkplaces can run with riced out textures, normal maps and all bells and whistles.

          I think DRS (and VRS) are the future, especially for underpowered hardware. A new engine that scales well and provides an easy way to disable most effects would be really beneficial to developers that want to target a wide range of hardware.

      • #38596 Reply
        Anonymous
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        I mean… Steam is infested with that shit already. I’m constantly coming across "hidden object" games. The only person I know who plays those things is my great aunt, and she’s like 80 years old.

    • #38598 Reply
      Anonymous
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      Console ports is fine yeah but to me more important is all the indies stepping up in quality and quantity and how well the point&click adventure genre is now.

    • #38606 Reply
      Anonymous
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      PC gaming is getting bigger but the old golden age of PC is dead. PC gaming will be come less and less open now.

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