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What was the Golden Age of PC Gaming?

#51housefishisbackPosted 7/22/2014 6:41:33 AM
My favorite era since I started playing PC games is 1998 - 2004


I've been playing since about 1992-93
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#52Froyo101Posted 7/22/2014 6:48:05 AM
ThePylon posted...
There is no golden age, we have lulls then a renaissance. It will be this way as long as tech keeps advancing. In 10 years there will be people saying now is a golden age of gaming (the age of the indie developer) and in 20 years they will say in 10 years was the golden age.
This is not console gaming, where developers now have to appease the masses with every release (and even more masses same time next year).


Even though I think 96-06 is the best, I have to admit what you said is true. PC gaming keeps evolving and 10 years from now I'll probably be able to rattle off a list of the best games from 2006-2016 and why they were so great and helped to advance the industry. Heck, I can already think of a few. Oblivion, starcraft ii, diablo iii, guild wars 2, lol, dota 2, rust, dayz, arma 2-3, mount and blade warband, fallout 3/nv, skyrim, minecraft, tf2, rainbow six vegas, splinter cell blacklist, l4d, lotr conquest, and a bunch of others.
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#53Fade2black001Posted 7/22/2014 6:51:28 AM
maybecalls posted...
dragon504 posted...
MasterTurtle posted...
Right now.


Damn right, and it's only going to get better.


How? Game devs nowadays are greedy and stingy people. Lets lock off game content from the full product and have the customer buy it as day 1 DLC...
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#54Fade2black001Posted 7/22/2014 6:52:44 AM
ThePylon posted...
There is no golden age, we have lulls then a renaissance. It will be this way as long as tech keeps advancing. In 10 years there will be people saying now is a golden age of gaming (the age of the indie developer) and in 20 years they will say in 10 years was the golden age.
This is not console gaming, where developers now have to appease the masses with every release (and even more masses same time next year).


Funny thing is that if Consoles didn't exist. Games would look 2-3x better than what they do now. Consoles are stopping the advancement on hardware. Simply because there's no need or reason to go much further in advancement when consoles are so outdated.
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#55greywolf00Posted 7/22/2014 6:53:50 AM
I would say late 90s to early 2000s.
#56vecrynPosted 7/22/2014 6:55:33 AM
91-01 for me, mostly on consoles at that time but 99-01 was me playing everquest non stop every day until my computer couldn't handle it anymore.
#57Guybrush_ThreePosted 7/22/2014 6:56:55 AM
the next 10 years. consoles are about to be wiped the crap out.
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#58GunmaN1905Posted 7/22/2014 6:57:21 AM
Golden days of warcraft 3 and cs 1.6, at least for me.
#59FRo3tBLo0dPosted 7/22/2014 6:59:13 AM
I've recently just switched to PC gaming. So for me its now. Don't get me wrong, I've played the classics but for the most part, I was always a console gamer. Not anymore and I'm loving it.
#60Froyo101Posted 7/22/2014 7:05:43 AM
GunmaN1905 posted...
Golden days of warcraft 3 and cs 1.6, at least for me.


I never really got into cs 1.6, b/c the first time I played it was a couple months ago and I'd already played a lot of cs source. It seemed a little... TOO hardcore for me because when I played it you would die super fast and have like no chance of shooting back.
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