PC gaming has become stale and boring for me

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#1 Posted by Videodogg (12611 posts) -

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

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#3 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

Whoopty doo

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#4 Posted by uninspiredcup (25649 posts) -

Then go read a book. Reading is way better than video games.

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#5 Posted by millerlight89 (18658 posts) -

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

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#6 Edited by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

Steam sales are stuck in a rut = PC gaming is boring? :/

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#7 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

If your Steam account is getting old, then it is because you aren't buying new games and that's nobody's fault but yours.

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#8 Edited by MK-Professor (4143 posts) -

@millerlight89 said:

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

PC gaming is enjoying a never ending golden age, deal with it.

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#9 Edited by pelvist (6804 posts) -

Judging by your previous posts in these forums and that you feel the need to make a post of this nature on System Wars, I dont believe you are a PC gamer.

Posts like: "You can play your Rome or Civilization games and leave me the **** alone while i play my Last of Us or Uncharted, M'kay?" or "I would personally take a PS4 over upgrading my pc. There just are not enough cool new exclusive games coming to PC. I have a nice gaming pc with a GTX680. I dont feel the need to upgrade it because i rarely play games on it. I have a full Steam account with a bunch of games, but it just does not excite me like my PS4."

-PS4 and its tiny selection of games are so exciting against your FULL(?) Steam account... You sound like a fakeboy to me.

...WTF is a FULL Steam account?

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#11 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@pelvist said:

Judging by your previous posts in these forums and that you feel the need to make a post of this nature on System Wars, I dont believe you are a PC gamer.

Posts like: "You can play your Rome or Civilization games and leave me the **** alone while i play my Last of Us or Uncharted, M'kay?" or "I would personally take a PS4 over upgrading my pc. There just are not enough cool new exclusive games coming to PC. I have a nice gaming pc with a GTX680. I dont feel the need to upgrade it because i rarely play games on it. I have a full Steam account with a bunch of games, but it just does not excite me like my PS4."

-PS4 and its tiny selection of games are so exciting against your FULL(?) Steam account... You sound like a fakeboy to me.

...WTF is a FULL Steam account?

Oh good detective work. You busted him right out.

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#12 Posted by KillzoneSnake (2301 posts) -

I got bored of PC gaming years ago, same old generic SP shooters zzzz. Now im much more happy playing PS3/PS4 ^^

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#13 Posted by Pray_to_me (4041 posts) -

Hermits will rattle off a bunch of RTS and Indy titles and say that it's proof PC has the best games.

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#14 Edited by TheFadeForever (2655 posts) -

@Pray_to_me:

Still butthurt over KZSF flopping? Perhaps you should go play its MP it sure would help its tiny few thousand players online community

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#15 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

I'm playing Nascar and its hella fun.

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#16 Posted by Pray_to_me (4041 posts) -

@TheFadeForever said:

@Pray_to_me:

Still butthurt over KZSF flopping? Perhaps you should go play its MP it sure would help its tiny few thousand players online community

Still butthurt KZSF is graphics king while you're still playing uprezed 360 ports? LMFAO!

BTW GTA5 was a lot of fun. I'm sure that new WoW expansion pack will hold you over until star citizen comes out in 2018 LMFAO!

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#17 Edited by TheFadeForever (2655 posts) -

@Pray_to_me:

KZSF graphic king? Seems like cows will say that to any game they think looks good. And is that the only thing you can even praise it for good graphics but nothing else to show for it. Wonder how long before its MP goes completely F2P.

GTA 5 seems like the only game you guys are clinging on about which I already played and I'm certain those who haven't will get to play it before star Citizen is released oh yea did you not know that we can play the alpha before the final game is released?

WoW expansion will probably be more relevant than KZSF that's for sure

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#18 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

@Pray_to_me said:

@TheFadeForever said:

@Pray_to_me:

Still butthurt over KZSF flopping? Perhaps you should go play its MP it sure would help its tiny few thousand players online community

Still butthurt KZSF is graphics king while you're still playing uprezed 360 ports? LMFAO!

BTW GTA5 was a lot of fun. I'm sure that new WoW expansion pack will hold you over until star citizen comes out in 2018 LMFAO!

Still so mad.

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#19 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

*looks at Steam*

*over 2000 games on sale*

You must own a lot of games on Steam, TC

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#20 Posted by Gaming-Planet (18899 posts) -

Time to start playing new games... or new genres.

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#21 Posted by Cranler (8809 posts) -

@millerlight89 said:

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

What glory days? PC gaming is better than ever and more popular than ever.

What games are Titans struggling on?

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#22 Posted by ArisShadows (22784 posts) -

"Except for these games I don't count". Lol.

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#23 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

@Cranler said:

@millerlight89 said:

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

What glory days? PC gaming is better than ever and more popular than ever.

What games are Titans struggling on?

AC4.

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#24 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

pc isnt stale and boring, you are :D

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#25 Posted by K1ngd0m4g3rul3z (179 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@Cranler said:

@millerlight89 said:

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

What glory days? PC gaming is better than ever and more popular than ever.

What games are Titans struggling on?

AC4.

True. I get 20 fps in Nassau with a 7950 OC on MEDIUM.

Ubisoft Kiev didn't bother adding basic multicore cpu support. One core is at 100% usage the others are barely touched.

That game is one of the biggest FU to their customers in the last few years.

But hardcore hermits don't care, they'll just blame themselves for their puny hardware and keep buyin that crap day-one.

Meanwhile, AC4 runs flawlessly on the ps4 with nearly identical Ultra settings.

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#26 Posted by Cranler (8809 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@Cranler said:

@millerlight89 said:

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

What glory days? PC gaming is better than ever and more popular than ever.

What games are Titans struggling on?

AC4.

One game? Isnt it a physx game? Physx usually destroys performance and is always unnecessary.

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#27 Edited by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

@Cranler said:

@clyde46 said:

@Cranler said:

@millerlight89 said:

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

What glory days? PC gaming is better than ever and more popular than ever.

What games are Titans struggling on?

AC4.

One game? Isnt it a physx game? Physx usually destroys performance and is always unnecessary.

Just one off the top of my head. I have a 780Ti and I get 30FPS at 1080p with everything maxed. I haven't tried it again with the latest drivers though so they may of improved it somewhat.

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#28 Edited by Kiro0 (1176 posts) -

@k1ngd0m4g3rul3z said:

@clyde46 said:

@Cranler said:

@millerlight89 said:

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

What glory days? PC gaming is better than ever and more popular than ever.

What games are Titans struggling on?

AC4.

True. I get 20 fps in Nassau with a 7950 OC on MEDIUM.

Ubisoft Kiev didn't bother adding basic multicore cpu support. One core is at 100% usage the others are barely touched.

That game is one of the biggest FU to their customers in the last few years.

But hardcore hermits don't care, they'll just blame themselves for their puny hardware and keep buyin that crap day-one.

Meanwhile, AC4 runs flawlessly on the ps4 with nearly identical Ultra settings.

Either you're full of shit or your processor is bottlenecking you HARD. I play on a GTX 760 which isn't much more powerful than a 7950 and I can run the game with FXAA on and everything else maxed and get an average of 40 (never dipping below 30) in Nassau. This video doesn't back up your ridiculous claim either: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPxotWk0QQo

But keep trolling bro.

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#29 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

@Kiro0 said:

@k1ngd0m4g3rul3z said:

@clyde46 said:

@Cranler said:

@millerlight89 said:

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

What glory days? PC gaming is better than ever and more popular than ever.

What games are Titans struggling on?

AC4.

True. I get 20 fps in Nassau with a 7950 OC on MEDIUM.

Ubisoft Kiev didn't bother adding basic multicore cpu support. One core is at 100% usage the others are barely touched.

That game is one of the biggest FU to their customers in the last few years.

But hardcore hermits don't care, they'll just blame themselves for their puny hardware and keep buyin that crap day-one.

Meanwhile, AC4 runs flawlessly on the ps4 with nearly identical Ultra settings.

Either you're full of shit or your processor is bottlenecking you HARD. I play on a GTX 760 which isn't much more powerful than a 7950 and I can run the game with FXAA on and everything else maxed and get an average of 40 (never dipping below 30) in Nassau. This video doesn't back up your ridiculous claim either: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPxotWk0QQo

But keep trolling bro.

Last month, we had the pleasure to interview Ubisoft who confirmed that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag would be better optimized on the PC than its predecessor. As Ubisoft claimed, the scheduler used for the rendering was ‘rewritten from the ground up and in AC4, the engine will use all the cores it needs until it sees that using more cores brings no more gain.’ Well, it appears that information was incorrect as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is plagued by performance issues and runs identical on tricore and quadcore CPUs. Not only that but the performance difference between a dualcore and a quadcore is around 5fps at best.

http://www.dsogaming.com/pc-performance-analyses/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-pc-performance-analysis/

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#30 Posted by Masculus (2878 posts) -

You can always play the PS4. I'm sure there are plenty of games for it.

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#31 Posted by hiphops_savior (8439 posts) -

Funny, my PS3's only use these days are as a Blu Ray player, and I have no interest in buying a PS4 anytime soon. On the flip side, all I've been playing is SC2 on PC these days. Watch streams on Twitch, I guarantee you're going to find some obscure title that might be worth a purchase.

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#32 Edited by Yrkoon99 (482 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@Cranler said:

@millerlight89 said:

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

What glory days? PC gaming is better than ever and more popular than ever.

What games are Titans struggling on?

AC4.

my friends got that game maxxed out at 1920x1080, every thing apart from AA and it runs good on his rig, with a i5 and a radeon 7850 gpu.

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#33 Posted by Mr_BillGates (3210 posts) -

Those 16 bit indies flooding the Steam store will run any console gamers out of the platform. The standard is just too low on the PC. Only remedy for AAA gaming is from console ports.

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#34 Edited by K1ngd0m4g3rul3z (179 posts) -

@Kiro0 said:

@k1ngd0m4g3rul3z said:

@clyde46 said:

@Cranler said:

@millerlight89 said:

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

What glory days? PC gaming is better than ever and more popular than ever.

What games are Titans struggling on?

AC4.

True. I get 20 fps in Nassau with a 7950 OC on MEDIUM.

Ubisoft Kiev didn't bother adding basic multicore cpu support. One core is at 100% usage the others are barely touched.

That game is one of the biggest FU to their customers in the last few years.

But hardcore hermits don't care, they'll just blame themselves for their puny hardware and keep buyin that crap day-one.

Meanwhile, AC4 runs flawlessly on the ps4 with nearly identical Ultra settings.

Either you're full of shit or your processor is bottlenecking you HARD. I play on a GTX 760 which isn't much more powerful than a 7950 and I can run the game with FXAA on and everything else maxed and get an average of 40 (never dipping below 30) in Nassau. This video doesn't back up your ridiculous claim either: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPxotWk0QQo

But keep trolling bro.

Yes I probably have a weaker cpu than you so I get 10 fps less than you. 20fps I mentioned is obviously not average but the lowest dip.

That is when I tried MEDIUM plus AA 4x. Can't play with less than that AA and that was with day-one version (1.0 I think).

Idk about recent development, as I got my money back. The only way I could play it was on minimum no AA and still couldn't get steady 60fps.

How can you play with FXAA is beyond me, your game must be a jaggy mess.

Still looks worse than the ps4 version, performs worse, and on much more powerful hardware.

As I said and clyde confirmed with his link the game is not optimized for s*** for multicore support.

So basically Ubisoft (esp. Kiev division) not only doesn't give a c*** about their customers but outright lies to them.

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#35 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

Just for the record, I have a 2600K and a GTX780 Ti so my shit is no slouch.

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#36 Edited by zeeshanhaider (5524 posts) -

@Pray_to_me said:

@TheFadeForever said:

@Pray_to_me:

Still butthurt over KZSF flopping? Perhaps you should go play its MP it sure would help its tiny few thousand players online community

Still butthurt KZSF is graphics king while you're still playing uprezed 360 ports? LMFAO!

BTW GTA5 was a lot of fun. I'm sure that new WoW expansion pack will hold you over until star citizen comes out in 2018 LMFAO!

KZ got beaten by a fuckin' X1 game Ryse. Crytek's most unimpressive game still managed to beat your precious exclusive LMFAO! Wake me up when any PS4 exclusive is able to compete with Crysis 2 from 2011.

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#37 Posted by zeeshanhaider (5524 posts) -

@TheFadeForever said:

@Pray_to_me:

KZSF graphic king? Seems like cows will say that to any game they think looks good. And is that the only thing you can even praise it for good graphics but nothing else to show for it. Wonder how long before its MP goes completely F2P.

GTA 5 seems like the only game you guys are clinging on about which I already played and I'm certain those who haven't will get to play it before star Citizen is released oh yea did you not know that we can play the alpha before the final game is released?

WoW expansion will probably be more relevant than KZSF that's for sure

Cows are butthurt that even Ryse managed to beat Crapzone: Shadow Fail. I mean who saw it coming, a game like Ryse....LMFAO. And the cows were totuting Crapzone to be better than Crysis 3 when in reality it can't even touch Crysis 2. Feel so good to rub it in their faces.

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#38 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@Cranler said:

@millerlight89 said:

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

What glory days? PC gaming is better than ever and more popular than ever.

What games are Titans struggling on?

AC4.

game is locked at 60 on my rig with everything maxed.

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#39 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

@clyde46 said:

@Cranler said:

@millerlight89 said:

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

What glory days? PC gaming is better than ever and more popular than ever.

What games are Titans struggling on?

AC4.

game is locked at 60 on my rig with everything maxed.

Drivers?

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#40 Edited by NFJSupreme (6517 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@Kiro0 said:

@k1ngd0m4g3rul3z said:

@clyde46 said:

@Cranler said:

@millerlight89 said:

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

What glory days? PC gaming is better than ever and more popular than ever.

What games are Titans struggling on?

AC4.

True. I get 20 fps in Nassau with a 7950 OC on MEDIUM.

Ubisoft Kiev didn't bother adding basic multicore cpu support. One core is at 100% usage the others are barely touched.

That game is one of the biggest FU to their customers in the last few years.

But hardcore hermits don't care, they'll just blame themselves for their puny hardware and keep buyin that crap day-one.

Meanwhile, AC4 runs flawlessly on the ps4 with nearly identical Ultra settings.

Either you're full of shit or your processor is bottlenecking you HARD. I play on a GTX 760 which isn't much more powerful than a 7950 and I can run the game with FXAA on and everything else maxed and get an average of 40 (never dipping below 30) in Nassau. This video doesn't back up your ridiculous claim either: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPxotWk0QQo

But keep trolling bro.

Last month, we had the pleasure to interview Ubisoft who confirmed that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag would be better optimized on the PC than its predecessor. As Ubisoft claimed, the scheduler used for the rendering was ‘rewritten from the ground up and in AC4, the engine will use all the cores it needs until it sees that using more cores brings no more gain.’ Well, it appears that information was incorrect as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is plagued by performance issues and runs identical on tricore and quadcore CPUs. Not only that but the performance difference between a dualcore and a quadcore is around 5fps at best.

http://www.dsogaming.com/pc-performance-analyses/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-pc-performance-analysis/

"Before continuing, let us tell you that the aforementioned system – despite the awful port that Ubisoft offered us – runs the game better than PS4 and Xbox One. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag ran with 30-60fps with max settings at 1080p on our test system. The game, on the other hand, runs with a 30fps lock on next-gen consoles (and looks inferior due to its lower AA settings). Obviously, our old Q9650 is able to run the game better than next-gen consoles, so keep in that in mind while reading the rest of our article."

Taken from the same article you are linking. So it runs better than console but not up to PC standards. I'm not seeing how it's "struggling" on PC.

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#41 Posted by K1ngd0m4g3rul3z (179 posts) -

@NFJSupreme said:

@clyde46 said:

@Kiro0 said:

@k1ngd0m4g3rul3z said:

@clyde46 said:

@Cranler said:

@millerlight89 said:

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

What glory days? PC gaming is better than ever and more popular than ever.

What games are Titans struggling on?

AC4.

True. I get 20 fps in Nassau with a 7950 OC on MEDIUM.

Ubisoft Kiev didn't bother adding basic multicore cpu support. One core is at 100% usage the others are barely touched.

That game is one of the biggest FU to their customers in the last few years.

But hardcore hermits don't care, they'll just blame themselves for their puny hardware and keep buyin that crap day-one.

Meanwhile, AC4 runs flawlessly on the ps4 with nearly identical Ultra settings.

Either you're full of shit or your processor is bottlenecking you HARD. I play on a GTX 760 which isn't much more powerful than a 7950 and I can run the game with FXAA on and everything else maxed and get an average of 40 (never dipping below 30) in Nassau. This video doesn't back up your ridiculous claim either: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPxotWk0QQo

But keep trolling bro.

Last month, we had the pleasure to interview Ubisoft who confirmed that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag would be better optimized on the PC than its predecessor. As Ubisoft claimed, the scheduler used for the rendering was ‘rewritten from the ground up and in AC4, the engine will use all the cores it needs until it sees that using more cores brings no more gain.’ Well, it appears that information was incorrect as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is plagued by performance issues and runs identical on tricore and quadcore CPUs. Not only that but the performance difference between a dualcore and a quadcore is around 5fps at best.

http://www.dsogaming.com/pc-performance-analyses/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-pc-performance-analysis/

"Before continuing, let us tell you that the aforementioned system – despite the awful port that Ubisoft offered us – runs the game better than PS4 and Xbox One. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag ran with 30-60fps with max settings at 1080p on our test system. The game, on the other hand, runs with a 30fps lock on next-gen consoles (and looks inferior due to its lower AA settings). Obviously, our old Q9650 is able to run the game better than next-gen consoles, so keep in that in mind while reading the rest of our article."

Taken from the same article you are linking. So it runs better than console but not up to PC standards. I'm not seeing how it's "struggling" on PC.

With a GTX690(or equivalent) just to achieve 30 fps minimum maxed. That's like 5% of pc players?

For the rest it'll look on par or worse than the ps4 version. Hell, mine looked worse than the XB1's.

If that's not "struggling" I don't know what is.

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#42 Edited by napo_sp (649 posts) -

TS just aren't worthy of being pc gamer, let him go, pc gaming has never been better with all those glorious pc centric games, indie games, kickstarter/crowdfunded games... all those mainstream games can just go to consoles, I can't be bothered with almost all of them.

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#43 Edited by milannoir (1663 posts) -

Well if you think there's a lack of good games on PC, console games must be like torture to you. New, good games appear so rarely that it almost makes one want to donate money to support the poor console developers or something.

Maybe we should launch a kickstarter for console gaming: "give money to encourage the development of more good games on consoles".

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#44 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (23033 posts) -

Why go for a site with an overclocked C2Q and a GTX690 for benchmarking when there are other sites that do better?

http://www.hardwarepal.com/assassins-creed-4-black-flag-benchmark-cpu-gpu/5/

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#45 Posted by NFJSupreme (6517 posts) -

@k1ngd0m4g3rul3z said:

@NFJSupreme said:

@clyde46 said:

@Kiro0 said:

@k1ngd0m4g3rul3z said:

@clyde46 said:

@Cranler said:

@millerlight89 said:

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

What glory days? PC gaming is better than ever and more popular than ever.

What games are Titans struggling on?

AC4.

True. I get 20 fps in Nassau with a 7950 OC on MEDIUM.

Ubisoft Kiev didn't bother adding basic multicore cpu support. One core is at 100% usage the others are barely touched.

That game is one of the biggest FU to their customers in the last few years.

But hardcore hermits don't care, they'll just blame themselves for their puny hardware and keep buyin that crap day-one.

Meanwhile, AC4 runs flawlessly on the ps4 with nearly identical Ultra settings.

Either you're full of shit or your processor is bottlenecking you HARD. I play on a GTX 760 which isn't much more powerful than a 7950 and I can run the game with FXAA on and everything else maxed and get an average of 40 (never dipping below 30) in Nassau. This video doesn't back up your ridiculous claim either: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPxotWk0QQo

But keep trolling bro.

Last month, we had the pleasure to interview Ubisoft who confirmed that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag would be better optimized on the PC than its predecessor. As Ubisoft claimed, the scheduler used for the rendering was ‘rewritten from the ground up and in AC4, the engine will use all the cores it needs until it sees that using more cores brings no more gain.’ Well, it appears that information was incorrect as Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is plagued by performance issues and runs identical on tricore and quadcore CPUs. Not only that but the performance difference between a dualcore and a quadcore is around 5fps at best.

http://www.dsogaming.com/pc-performance-analyses/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag-pc-performance-analysis/

"Before continuing, let us tell you that the aforementioned system – despite the awful port that Ubisoft offered us – runs the game better than PS4 and Xbox One. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag ran with 30-60fps with max settings at 1080p on our test system. The game, on the other hand, runs with a 30fps lock on next-gen consoles (and looks inferior due to its lower AA settings). Obviously, our old Q9650 is able to run the game better than next-gen consoles, so keep in that in mind while reading the rest of our article."

Taken from the same article you are linking. So it runs better than console but not up to PC standards. I'm not seeing how it's "struggling" on PC.

With a GTX690(or equivalent) just to achieve 30 fps minimum maxed. That's like 5% of pc players?

For the rest it'll look on par or worse than the ps4 version. Hell, mine looked worse than the XB1's.

If that's not "struggling" I don't know what is.

except that isn't the case...

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#46 Posted by speedfog (4955 posts) -

Wait till 2014. I'm also running out now on games with steam.

But 2014 will be awesome for the pc gamer. Best graphics, al the greatest games, etc etc

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#47 Posted by MK-Professor (4143 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@Cranler said:

@millerlight89 said:

@Videodogg said:

I have had a Steam account for many years now. Every year Steam has big sales at the end of the year, which is great but for one thing. It is mostly the same damn games every year, year after year. Aside from the odd multiplat game or obscure indie game that shows up from time to time, there is not a whole lot that is new. Steam is stuck in a rut and i dont see things getting any better. My Steam library is getting rather "old". Will things get more exciting for PC games this year?

No PC's glory years are long gone. It's all about those consoles now. It's sad when people with a titan can't get great performance out of many multiplat games these days.

What glory days? PC gaming is better than ever and more popular than ever.

What games are Titans struggling on?

AC4.

LOL what? even a low end GPU like the HD7850 play AC4 with similar performance and graphics settings like the PS4.

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#48 Edited by MBirdy88 (12202 posts) -

Most of the big pc games are not on steam now.... there are competitors to steam, or publishers/developers that feel they do not benefit from steam.

Steam is NOT all of PC gaming.

idiot.

by that logic consoles are dead. because they get one great game every 6 months and barely anything else .... and are paying £50 per one.

Millerpeasant mentioning TiTan even though titan is not even a dedicated gaming card... and there are better cards... for much cheaper (or at least around equal performance).

go back to your waitstation and xjuan.

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#49 Edited by jhonMalcovich (7090 posts) -