Voor wrote:That’s exactly why I’ve never got into higher end PC gaming—it’s too dependent on your PC being up to certain specs, which is costly and never ending.
It’s kind of amazing that I had a fun experience with Starcraft in the day, over a 56K modem. Lol
Can not blame you, especially on poorly optimized games that only work fine on way overkill rigs.
Also LOL for 56K modem.
DrLitch wrote:Oh yeah, the "snowflake/you cuck" crowd that get all uppity when you disagree. It's a show, gamesmanship.... I have met some of these folks in real life exchanging parts - the online persona and real persona are not necessarily correlated. The internet introduces it's own subculture.
As for Crysis this one single title formed a widespread collective neuroses among PC gamers. I remember alright. To get the game running to PS3 level required something like a Q6600 and 8800GTS (preferably in SLI). Not cheap back then. Intel's Sandy Bridge i5/i7 CPU's and Nvidia's Kepler architecture were game changers for PC gaming in 2011. It is only now with Xbox One X being utilized to it's potential and the PS5 imminently due a different picture is beginning to appear.
True for the two points top and bottom.
VideoGameCritic wrote:That's a great lineup... if you want to play Tomb Raider 24/7.
LOL as this recent Jim Sterling video said Google Tomb Raidia as a nickname describing it crap lineup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi_yvDevaro
MSR1701 wrote:From that list, it's got a lot of "popular" titles that I see advertised in stores for the major consoles, though nowhere near my tastes (still collecting for the Vita, and dreaming of a Switch for Link's Awakening).
The biggest weakness of this thing is the fact that it is so heavily dependent on internet to function. Out my way in Northern Georgia, USA, we have crap for internet (the providers are Windstream for "high speed," satellite that charges by the mega-bit, or dial up in select areas), and we have a bear of a time just watching Youtube and Amazon Prime Video on the Roku or phone, nevermind gaming for something like this.
It's not a horrible idea in total (there are FAR worse console ideas over the years, such as Game.com, Zodiac and Phantom), and it does help to remember that when Sony announced they were releasing something called a PS-X in the early 90s, most everyone laughed at them. When Microsoft announced their DirectXbox project, many laughed and thought it would not last. Also, the Wii was a terrible idea that would never sell.
I'm not a fan of the Stadia by any stretch, but it helps to be objective and remember that the target audience that it is made for is not the primary demographic that frequents Retro Gaming sites often. Mainly, it is made more for gamers like my cousins or my uncle who entertains business clients with an XboxOne and the annual Madden/Call of Dudy/newest game flavor of the year.
You have a good point the internet is going to make and break because if it crap, exspect crap.
VideoGameCritic wrote:I'm not sure what's more off-putting, having Google stand between me and my game collection, or the most hated company in the industry (insert your internet provider here). In this case, you have both. No thanks!
LOL, true the worst of all worlds.