believer258's forum posts

#1 Posted by believer258 (12180 posts) -

I still just don't know.

I want to see someone who is experienced with it play a full round of Counter-Strike with people online and do well, and then I want to see a bit of Civ V, Starcraft, and Diablo 3 or Torchlight 2 played with it for more than 30 seconds. I mean a good, meaty, fifteen minutes or more of uninterrupted play just to answer the question "can this thing play games with the speed and accuracy that I need it to?"

Outside of that, though, Will and Norm kept mentioning the amount of buttons that Steam wants to fit on this thing but I can't help but question button placement. Reaching those face buttons isn't going to be easy and I'm not sure about buttons under the controller.

#2 Edited by believer258 (12180 posts) -

@pyrodactyl said:

@believer258 said:
@pyrodactyl said:

@kadash299 said:

@alexandersheen said:

Most of these are multiplatform and better on the PC...

@crithon said:

that's a lot of Multiplatform games.

It's a solid entry level system, but a lot of mistakes have been made along it's time that its last 3 years have been rather painful compared to a small laptop.

Wonder how much of these game would've ever come out as PC exclusives. My guess: around 0. Having fun with red dead redemption, GTA 5 and Halo yet? Maybe MGS 4, Uncharted 2, Demon's Souls and the last of us? I guess you're too busy waiting for weeks, months or years for amazing games that already came out on platforms where you know they'll work 100% of the time. Or are you just looking at that giant steam library of games you'll never play but bought anyway because they were on sale?

You've only mentioned seven games, four of which have games in the same franchise (or similar gameplay, in Demon's Souls case) available on the PC. As for the other three, Red Dead is the most boring game I've ever played (gawking at the graphics only gets me so far unless you're Skyrim), Uncharted is perhaps the most overrated game I've ever played (bad third person shooting against bullet-sponge enemies and loads of fake difficutly), and The Last of Us, while absolutely worth your time, would be better served as a TV miniseries.

You need to do way better than that, kid.

Or you could counter with a handful of worthwhile games I would need a gaming rig to play. Bonus point if they're half as good as the games you just dismissed. Of course you can't do that because they don't exist.

And again with the condescending attitude. You know that's why some people really use the term ''PC master race'' unironicaly right?

It's a condescending attitude because you're being condescending. You haven't even seen me being condescending.

Since you asked, Civilization V, Shadow Warrior, Planetside 2, Torchlight 2, The Stanley Parable, ARMA, and Amnesia: The Dark Descent are all well-received games that you cannot get on anything that isn't a PC.

As for PC gaming, it already has a leg-up on anything multiplatform because everything, save for a handful of atrocious ports, looks and runs better on the PC. No, this is not a condescending statement. This is me telling you that the PC has an objective advantage over consoles. And I'd wager that part of the condescension that PC gamers sometimes display is due to the fact that nobody fucking believes us until they've played games on a PC for a while and then go back to consoles. "Oh, wait, why does this look so choppy now? What are these jagged edges on everything? Why does everything look muddy? Why can't I see very far anymore? Why does something feel off with my controls?"

Besides, I could have sworn that I said the PS2 and SNES were far and away the best consoles ever made, and those are chock full of games that can't be played on a PC. Oh, wait. Emulators.

#3 Posted by believer258 (12180 posts) -

I don't see the problem everybody has with memory cards on the Vita. I paid $45 for a 16GB card and I have 18 games on it plus Persona on the cartridge. Do you need a 32GB card? No. You just want it because it's the biggest thing available.

I remember when PSP memory cards were just coming out. The biggest were 4GB at first but then they came out with 8GB cards. You could preorder them for $450. Yes, that's 1.5 times the price of the PSP at the time. My 512Mb card was $80. Memory prices today are fine.

Vita memory card prices are still exorbitant when compared to the prices of other memory card types. It's especially maddening when you realize that they're the same technologies, you just can't fit an SD card into a Vita memory card slot. That's it. That's the only reason you have to pay way more for a Vita memory card than you should. Just because a 16GB card is "good enough" or that PSP memory sticks were very expensive at release doesn't mean that current prices are fine.

However, this does not mean that the Vita is bad as a digital platform. Sony's storefront is pretty good. It's way faster than that PS3's, at least. Buying games digitally works as it should (you can download and delete them at will). It is a digital library done right, it's just expensive to get started.

#4 Posted by believer258 (12180 posts) -
#5 Posted by believer258 (12180 posts) -

Most of these are multiplatform and better on the PC...

This is precisely what I came here to say.

Also the Xbox 360 doesn't hold a fucking candle to the PS2 and Super Nintendo. Just saying.

@hailinel said:

@hunkulese said:

SMB 1 is only great because it was the first SMB game. There's nothing fantastic about it except the music. If you're talking about cultural impact it doesn't even come close to something like CoD 4.

I seriously beg to differ on all of that.

At first I was going to disagree a little, but thinking about it, Super Mario Bros. is still relevant after nearly thirty years and will probably continue to be relevant as long as gaming in some respectable form exists. I doubt that CoD 4 will have that much staying power beyond "dumb action movie".

@kadash299 said:

@alexandersheen said:

Most of these are multiplatform and better on the PC...

@crithon said:

that's a lot of Multiplatform games.

It's a solid entry level system, but a lot of mistakes have been made along it's time that its last 3 years have been rather painful compared to a small laptop.

Wonder how much of these game would've ever come out as PC exclusives. My guess: around 0. Having fun with red dead redemption, GTA 5 and Halo yet? Maybe MGS 4, Uncharted 2, Demon's Souls and the last of us? I guess you're too busy waiting for weeks, months or years for amazing games that already came out on platforms where you know they'll work 100% of the time. Or are you just looking at that giant steam library of games you'll never play but bought anyway because they were on sale?

You've only mentioned seven games, four of which have games in the same franchise (or similar gameplay, in Demon's Souls case) available on the PC. As for the other three, Red Dead is the most boring game I've ever played (gawking at the graphics only gets me so far unless you're Skyrim), Uncharted is perhaps the most overrated game I've ever played (bad third person shooting against bullet-sponge enemies and loads of fake difficutly), and The Last of Us, while absolutely worth your time, would be better served as a TV miniseries.

You need to do way better than that, kid.

#6 Edited by believer258 (12180 posts) -

they keep the train of totally fucking people up rolling until the end of their respective games.

People always seem to forget that the dudes Joel and Booker "fuck up" are dudes that are trying to "fuck them up". They're both placed in kill or be killed situations, and they don't want to be killed, so they kill. Often brutally due to the tools they have. Fighting back and eventually killing someone that tried to kill you first does not qualify a man as "bad" in my book. Do you expect to talk them out of it or something?

It's a more complex topic than "are they good or bad men?" If you need it simplified, they're quite clearly anti-heroes.

#7 Posted by believer258 (12180 posts) -

I've been suspended once and warned once. One of the mods thought I had two accounts once, but the other one is my brother's.

#8 Posted by believer258 (12180 posts) -

@alistercat For that giveaway, I'd like To the Moon, please.

I'd read your blog but I don't want to be spoiled on the game.

#9 Edited by believer258 (12180 posts) -

@joshwent said:

@fisk0 said:

... the Steam machines were made for streaming from an existing PC, not as an alternative to the gaming PC's or consoles.

There are models that are pretty "low tech" that could be used for streaming primarily, but there are many others that are just straight up mini PCs. I see where you're coming from, but your point is sort of invalidated by the specs that just came out.

I don't think you're wrong, but I think the Steam machine has shot itself in the foot by not having some sort of tiered system. A big problem with the intimidating complexity of PC's is knowing what each part is and what the naming conventions mean. They're still looking at a list of specs and don't know the first place they should look. It's definitely easier than building a PC yourself, and I don't doubt that some people will finally jump into PC gaming with a Steam box, but you still have to get on the internet and look up just what the hell a GTX 770 is or the difference between an i5 and an i7.

#10 Posted by believer258 (12180 posts) -

I sold my PS2 and all 20 or so games to GameStop in 2010. Most of those games had been extremely well taken care of. I eventually rebought a PS2 and a handful of those games, but I still miss having the original cases and stuff.