My thoughts on pc gaming today.
Written by: Sc0tty - 04:56 Oct-08-2014

 

 

 

 

 

Well, with the upcoming releases, and current releases. This year shows us a-lot more use with our next gen gaming consoles and technology. With DDR4 making a point. And the need for more graphical memory and stronger processors and video cards. There's a-lot of questions left for us. And now, I'm not saying this is an issue. I, in away and some-what glad we're now taking use of what we have. But pure un-optimization should NOT be the 'cause of it. We should be using what we have to NOT because of lazy-ness.

My simple question is this.

How long will the technology we have last now. All of our 2gb cards that we thought were going to last are now become obsolete, And this is something we all knew was coming. But I myself feel like it has came all too fast. Again we always have secondary choices to help us improve our rigs, Like AMD. But I just feel like with the release of TEW(The Evil Within) And Watch_Dogs, this is not the first but many games to come that will require us to upgrade. So don't throw out those 4gb 690's yet. Or your 760. Let us hold on because there's still hope.

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14:48 Oct-09-2014

I know what you mean bud. New tech is always awesome and beautiful to have, but when a person buys a game they should just enjoy the fact that they got it, not have to look as the requirements first (even though they have a $1000 machine) and then ask themselves if developers slacked on the game and just put up the requirements cos they are either bad at optimizations or dont care. New tech is beautiful, but comes at a high price and requires upgrading. Now, upgradin a pc used to be an advantage

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14:57 Oct-09-2014

but now, it seems to be a curse very few can easily afford. I believe if pc game devs become more hellbent on the high requirements of games they may lose gamers if not destroy pc gaming in the future. I personally love the pc, sweaty mouse and sticky keyboard, but i if i constantly need to worry about upgrading, or if the game is optimized well or not, i will move to console, where i dont need to worry so much. Sorry for the long post

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09:36 Oct-08-2014

I think all those 2 GB graphics cards can and will still do work. Even my old GTX 560 1GB did :P Anyway, it's not like games have a minimum requirement of 4 gigs of Vram, it's just that we've had one or two games recently that offer a so-called "HD textures pack" built into them, which is in no way needed to play the game on ultra. Skyrim modders will know. You can still play with textures on high and not extra or ultra or whatever they are called in the specific game you've chosen.
So no, I don't think new technology is forced upon us too quickly. We just have the option to buy more powerful tech, but now we also have the chance to use it. Remember the 2 GB version of the 560ti or the 3GB version of the 580 way back when? Nobody bought those simply because that power wasn't needed. Now we have games that can actually utilize that kind of memory without needing to be played on a triple monitor setup ;)

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09:04 Oct-08-2014

In my opinion technology is going ahead fairly fast but one limiting factor there is for games atleast and that's consoles since they are nowhere close to being powerful enough to run something like shadow of mordor like high end pc can. Just imagine what games would be without consoles tho, gpus, cpus etc. would go forward much faster since games would be utilizing best parts currently available.

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05:25 Oct-08-2014

I agree with you(Yes),why making something new if the old one still not utilizes maximally. Example GPU, almost every year they release new series while there still a lot of game not utilize the GPU properly. They should did like what they did to console, pushing it to the limits. At the end of the day, its all about the business bro. this discussion is like we yell to underwear- (change nothing)

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15:06 Oct-09-2014

yeah, true. I think that they are able to push console to its limits due to the fact of the 2 major brands (PS nd XBOX). There is very little difference between hardware in the new consoles, so the devs just need to optimize the game for 2 gpu's and the software, where as on pc, they need to optimize it for 900 different models, 8 different OS. I could be wrong though.

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