Titanfall is good, but the game was done better a long time ago with Battlefield 2142.
360 controller is still king. The shoulder buttons of the XB1 controller really ruined it for me. The placement and feel of them is awful. Otherwise, the XB1 controller would be king as it has better analogs, triggers, force feedback, and more spacious in the back. DS4 is nice too, but the Xbox controllers are still preferable. I own all the consoles and have spent a lot of time with each of the controllers. I am unbiased, but in the end it is just a personal preference.
Tomb Raider was my personal 2013 GOTY. It is a great game that everyone should play regardless of platform. That being said, PC and next-gen will certainly give you a better experience. I highly recommend the definitive edition if you do not already have the game on PC.
I am going to put things in perspective...
PS4 and Xbox One were already dated the moment they launched. So, do not expect miracles. I own both of them and have not been impressed. They are running games with a PC equivalent of medium/high settings. Also, they are struggling to run 1080p@60fps which should be the standard now. So, do not bring up the argument of buying PC parts that will be outdated shortly in the future. You will still be able to lower settings and have them run at the console equivalent.
If you want to truly enjoy PC gaming, you should not buy anything lower than a GTX 760. This will give you an experience superior to the PS4/XB1 and you will be able to play at good settings for a while. In 2-3 years time, just sell your video card and put the money towards a new one that will again keep you current and give you a vastly superior experience to the consoles. PS4/XB1 are static platforms and will look horrible compared to PC in 2-3 years time.
I am a hardcore gamer who owns all the consoles and a good gaming rig. I use my PC as my primary gaming platform and I only buy consoles for exclusives that I can not play on PC. If you like the console experience, the ability to hook up your PC to an HDTV via HDMI and to use the 360 controller makes it a super console. If you are willing to spend a bit, you will be rewarded. You are paying for quality. Don't be fooled by the consoles, they are inferior platforms that you are forced to buy for exclusives.
I'm still unable to replicate the issue. Do you have some screen caps or a way to capture what you see with a video?
Here is an image...
All of them look pixelated when you blow them up full screen. In 720p, the pixels are smaller, but I shouldn't even be able to see the pixels. I am running different drivers on all the systems. My main PC has everything updated to the latest. I think it is something wrong with the codec that Gamespot uses. I can watch the same video on youtube and it looks good.
Pretty much every video hosted by Gamespot. If it links to youtube, it looks fine.
Here is an example:
That video to me looks like it is running at a VGA resolution like back in the early 90s. The pixels stand out and do not blend together to form a smooth image.
Why are the videos in Gamespot's streaming player so pixelated? They look horrible even at 720p. It is like there is no anti-aliasing or filtering being applied. It has been like this for a while, but was not like this before. I have tested this on multiple computers and multiple browsers. I have turned the hardware acceleration both on and off with no difference. It seems that it is an issue with Gamespot's player. What is being done to correct this?
If I can't run a game smooth at 1080p with good settings, I will upgrade or hold off playing a game until I upgrade. I never compromise with sub-native resolutions. It just isn't worth it as I will be distracted by how bad it looks and will not enjoy the game.