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My issue with PC gaming

#1godfather_1Posted 8/27/2013 2:11:35 PM
This is just a little rant I need to get off my chest after re-downloading GTA:ELC, Bully and Max Payne from my Steam collection. Now I have been gaming on PC for over 5 years now with the majority of games on Steam. There is various things I love about PC gaming, the free multiplayer, graphical capabilities, developer support, mods, cheaper games etc.

There is one thing however that sends me into a rage and that is when I re-download certain games, the game would not load due to some error or there is an issue with the game related to graphics or audio. To play the game you then have to start research on the Steam forums looking if other users are experiencing similar issues and trying to implementing fixes they have adjusted.

This is one area that I think PC gaming falls short in and it is the idea of double-clicking on a game and start. Similar to consoles where you can just boot up the disc or digital download and start playing albeit there may be some updates you would need to go through sometimes, but that is just a waiting game.
#2NicodimusPosted 8/27/2013 2:17:58 PM(edited)
For the most part, you can avoid those problems by keeping your components semi-current, your drivers up to date, and your system clean.

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#3SirisS-G-PPosted 8/27/2013 2:18:23 PM
I don't know. I don't have to re-download. Probably like you, I too have many games and not enough room. So I just backup the games to a external HDD or a Blu-ray, then delete them. I would hate to spend another 2 hours downloading MK.
#4Tony_Biggie_PunPosted 8/27/2013 2:19:26 PM
I agree. When things go wrong you may have to spend maybe even days trying to fix them.

But for me it's worth it when you look at the other benefits you get with PC gaming
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#5KillerTrufflePosted 8/27/2013 2:24:55 PM
I will admit that compatibility with older games can be tough/complicated sometimes... for example, I have been completely unable to get XIII working on my machine even with following the directions online. That sucks, cuz I've really been wanting to play that game again. I was able to install it enough to have the menu screen, but starting a new game crashed every time.

Still, compatibility with older games on PC is far superior to that of consoles. I can't play PS2 games on my PS3, but I *can* play PS2-era PC games on my PC. And PS-era. And on, and on...
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#6godfather_1(Topic Creator)Posted 8/27/2013 2:25:47 PM
SirisS-G-P posted...
I don't know. I don't have to re-download. Probably like you, I too have many games and not enough room. So I just backup the games to a external HDD or a Blu-ray, then delete them. I would hate to spend another 2 hours downloading MK.


I dont't like to keep all my Steam games downloaded only the ones I will play when new and/or in a blue moon when I want to replay one like GTA:LCS.

Tony_Biggie_Pun posted...
I agree. When things go wrong you may have to spend maybe even days trying to fix them.

But for me it's worth it when you look at the other benefits you get with PC gaming


I agree there are more benefits outweighing the negatives in PC gaming, however for some like me who is starting to find limited time to game due to work, it can be a pain to spend the majority of the time fixing the game instead of playing it.
#7LoshadtPosted 8/27/2013 2:27:00 PM
Compatibility with older games can be a bit spotty at times, but I'd much rather older games be a pain the ass sometimes rather than having the complete inability to play them on my platform of choice.
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#8GoIrish80Posted 8/27/2013 2:38:04 PM
A console can play a limited # of games on one configuration.

A PC can play thousands of games on an infinite number of configurations.

That's just the way it goes, sometimes you have to tinker with your system to get it running right. I'd rather have that than the alternative of being locked down to one generation of games working on my platform.
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#9turbogoonPosted 8/27/2013 3:05:03 PM
GoIrish80 posted...
A console can play a limited # of games on one configuration.

A PC can play thousands of games on an infinite number of configurations.

That's just the way it goes, sometimes you have to tinker with your system to get it running right. I'd rather have that than the alternative of being locked down to one generation of games working on my platform.


This, so much this. All I've heard in this thread is: I don't know how to configure my PC and I'm too lazy to Google, I have slow internet so It's steams fault, and I'm too poor to afford a $50 harddrive.
#10WyzeGyePosted 8/27/2013 3:09:19 PM
turbogoon posted...
GoIrish80 posted...
A console can play a limited # of games on one configuration.

A PC can play thousands of games on an infinite number of configurations.

That's just the way it goes, sometimes you have to tinker with your system to get it running right. I'd rather have that than the alternative of being locked down to one generation of games working on my platform.


This, so much this. All I've heard in this thread is: I don't know how to configure my PC and I'm too lazy to Google, I have slow internet so It's steams fault, and I'm too poor to afford a $50 harddrive.




no nobody has said any of that. you're just a neck beard.
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