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Classic Video Games / Re: Warcraft and Warcraft II Available on GOG
« on: March 31, 2019, 01:44:34 am »
Now we wait for imminent re-release Diablo 2  8)

General / Re: Preffering Old Games Vs Current Generation Games
« on: March 17, 2019, 01:13:52 pm »
It depends on the game in question.

Off Topic / Re: Have you ever considered working 7 days a week?
« on: March 17, 2019, 01:12:40 pm »

Being a PC gamer over the years (all my life), I had to fix a TON of problems with my PC games, and in my experience with a PC has actually been sort of a nightmare to get games running and keep them running, especially after downloading programs and even mods as well as custom content for most of my favorite PC games. Sometimes It is hard to remember how to fix various problems in my experience, especially from some kind of game bug that was drug in by something I downloaded.

Sometimes a game is permanently damaged even after you uninstall it and reinstall it (because it was a bug that rooted in your computers registry), again from something that you downloaded or some kind of issue. I am not some kind of master race guy and In fact I don't even know what that term means at this moment. But by playing on consoles and going back into PC gaming and remembering how to fix things has been a full time job for my over the years. I grew up with only a PC in which was a good thing in a way because it was darn near impossible for my evil childhood friends to pick up my PC and take it with them, like they did with all my handhelds.

What is your personal opinion and experience with computers? they are really kinda hard to take care of compared to lets say a retro console in my opinion

In my personal opinion, I do not find so. I enjoy the "open-ness" of the platform , as well as the ability to play older games (with some tweaking here and there) on modern OSes either through third party patches, mods, open source engines, etc. They are often fairly simple to execute, especially if they only require an "emulator-like" program like DosBox or dgVoodoo to run. As for modern games, I generally pick games that are more PC oriented, so I haven't really expected any major issues (exception being For the Glory: An Europa Universalis game, that game crashed every 10 minutes for me).

My only major gripe is with the inclusion of Digital Rights Management (DRM) that was always prevalent in some PC titles. I generally would prefer if the games were DRM-Free, as DRM creates a whole sleugh of technical problems (from the excessive writing for Denuvo to modern operating systems not supporting ancient DRM that was included back when PC games were available physically; requires software that checked to see if the disc was legit).

As for fixing problems related to certain games, I found the forums to be quite useful as some do explain in detail the steps you can undertake to make your game run on modern systems.

I hope this doesn't comes off as rambling.

I would say around 2011 or so. By that time I was only exposed to games from my local store which used to sell games at an exhuberant price. I wouldn't get back fully until late 2016, when I purchased The Witcher 3 and whilst my opinion about the game changed, it did aid to rekindle my passion.

General / Re: Prized possessions
« on: January 15, 2019, 06:47:52 pm »
I don't know. Probably Grand Prix 4, Richard Burns Rally and Severance: Blade of Darkness, since I cannot find a physical copy of those three games anywhere.

For favourite:
1) PS1 (Got it in 2007; still works)
2) Sinclair ZX Spectrum (cannot remember the date, stopped working entirely since 2014 and technically not a console)

Least favourite:
1) PS4 (Malfunctioned after purchasing it after a firmware update)
2) Xbox 360 (mines scratched the disc anytime they were inserted, I check to forums and found that this problem permeated with others as well)

Idealistically under $1, only if the entire library, in addition to the system, was included. I wouldn't get the Atari 2600, as I preferred the ColecoVision and Intellivision. The former might be better as Intellivision controllers are known to be prone to breakage.

I would also like to point out that for the first time on a Nintendo system, games like Doom, Skyrim, Diablo 3, Ark, Fortnite and many others are available to those who would never had the opportunity to play them.

This might be slightly off topic but wasn't the original Doom (1993) ported to the SNES.

General / Re: Intro thread
« on: January 12, 2019, 12:14:37 pm »

Every game that has mod support.

That would mostly be do due to using GOG connect, where some games can be transferred into your GOG account from you Steam account. The games available vary and are only available for a shory amount of time. But you can still redeem them, thus having them on both platforms. It's a great feature to be honest, even if it's only available at their seasonal sales.

Even though I am not a PSVR owner. I believe Subnautica is available on PSVR. It's a great game and much more immserive, once you're in VR.

Personal bias, set aside. I do think that the late 80's to early 90-'s was the most noticeable, as multiplayer (at least for MUDs) became more accessible, in addition to games becoming more advance than they were in previous decades and the transition from 2D to 3D graphics.

The early 2010's to present should also be up there, VR become a novel, workable and less nauseous experience than it was a few generations ago (alot of imrpovements can still be made but it's becoming a more viable) as well as the increase prevelance of crowd-funding (when done right) and self publishing allowing for more unqiue concepts in games being made today.

General / Re: DLC and the Death of a Complete Gaming Experience
« on: January 12, 2019, 10:04:26 am »
But there are still games being made that are completed, contains no DLC or microtransactions, mostly from the indies and middle tier markert. Modern AAA games, on the other hand, are a different story.

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