(PCGT V) PC gaming is dead, press F to pay respects

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PostRe: (PCGT V) PC gaming is dead, press F to pay respects
by Ad7 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:21 pm

Had my first 'proper' gaming session using steam link tonight. Played the talos principle using my Xbox 360 controller and it was a fantastic experience - crisp native res graphics and absolutely no lag, I totally forgot it was streaming, it felt just like playing the ps4 or something.

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PostRe: (PCGT V) PC gaming is dead, press F to pay respects
by Peter Crisp » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:08 am

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Well I hope you guys like towns with like 20 NPC's max in them because it looks like that's what we'll be getting again.

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Just make a new engine Todd :capnscotty:


They really have managed to learn nothing from the debacle that is Fallout 76.
If they do indeed use the same engine it's going to look bloody ancient even compared to games made on this gen let alone next gen RPG's.
I know it's expensive and a lot of work but a new engine is just bloody needed or the next games are just going to fail massively and I have no sympathy for them when the only reason to use the old engine is to save some cash at the expense of the quality of the games.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Rightey » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:59 am

It's insane considering the Elderscrolls series is probably one of the most profitable in all of gaming! You would think money would not be a significant hurdle here, especially considering they have people from id software they could also draw on. I mean they've released Skyrim on basically every system there is, I'm sure they can afford it.

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by Peter Crisp » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:24 pm

It's also quite odd when we see other smaller companies starting from scratch with new engines because they realise it's just something they have to bite the bullet and do. It would be interesting to know what other companies of any size still use as many old building blocks for games as Bathesda.

Also how much could it possibly cost anyway as it's not like they don't have enough talented staff to shove into a team dedicated to building a new engine that can then be used for multiple next gen projects over the next decade.

This is going to be a slow motion car crash for a series that has been loved by many and simply been left to rot. The many downsides of the tech they use has been blown wide open for years now and we all know what the limitations will be for the next games and many people have just decided that they simply wont accept them any more.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: (PCGT V) PC gaming is dead, press F to pay respects
by Rightey » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:17 pm

Assassins Creed Unity is free until the 25th becauss of the Notre Dame fire...

https://register.ubisoft.com/acu-notred ... away/en-GB

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by Rax » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:41 pm

And it looks like the site is getting absolutely smashed because of it, cant connect at all.

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by Dowbocop » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:01 pm

Just got my copy, thanks for the heads up.

Does anyone have any experience of using Playnite or Launchbox? The vast majority of my library is on Steam but it would be nice to have my GOG library and now AC: Unity on one launcher. I wouldn't want to lose any of the tracking or achievements that each service has though.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:24 pm

Dowbocop wrote:Just got my copy, thanks for the heads up.

Does anyone have any experience of using Playnite or Launchbox? The vast majority of my library is on Steam but it would be nice to have my GOG library and now AC: Unity on one launcher. I wouldn't want to lose any of the tracking or achievements that each service has though.

I use Launchbox for my ROM collection and my steam stuff is all plugged into it as well.

It's literally just a front end for launching stuff and personally I think it works really well. There's a lot of different features, but there's plenty of guides on youtube around how to set it up. Its updated fairly regularly as well.

Using it for just PC stuff would work and it's got a built in DOSbox installer for older games.

EDIT: I should add that I'm using the paid version of LB, but the free version is really usable and for me was enough to convince me to drop the cash on the premium version.

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by Pedz » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:56 pm

+1 for LB

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by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:06 pm

The only drawback I have with Launchbox, is that if you use the Steam Library importer, it will import everything you have and at the moment there's no way to tell what is/isn't installed. It's minor and you can fudge around it, but I do find it a little annoying.

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