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#1 Posted by BigDaddy81 (319 posts) -

@Jams said:

@BigDaddy81 said:

@MB said:

@haggis said:

The "barely playable" thing really is a matter of opinion. If you're used to playing on a console, where we get sub-25fps and screen tearing all the time, Far Cry 3's problems might not bother you much. Assassin's Creed 3 has all sorts of framerate issues, but it hasn't stopped me from playing. It's all what you're used to and what you're used to putting up with.

I suppose it is. I guess I didn't know what I was missing when I only had consoles...then I invested in building a PC that could handle pretty much anything I threw at it and most console games immediately became unplayable. It's too hard for me to go from constant 60FPS with every possible detail maxed out at 1920x1080 down to 720p textures (at best) at sometimes less than half the framerate.

I do still play some multiplatform games on Xbox 360 when the PC version isn't obviously superior, but I don't think it's elitism to say that Far Cry 3 on PC is light years ahead of the console versions in virtually every conceivable way. The difference is dramatic.

@Deathstriker: I have to agree with Brad when he considers the console versions of Far Cry 3 barely playable...but it's all relative. An analogy would be taking someone out of their brand new Mercedes and putting them in a 1984 Honda Civic...sure it'll get you from A to B, but I'm sure it would feel barely drivable to those used to something better.

The problem is that the guy who just bought that brand new Mercedes has become a snob now that only wants to talk about things related to his Mercedes, whereas his friends who drive Honda Civics and the like are just dudes who enjoy talking about cars in general.

There are ways to point out the obvious superiority of the PC versions of games without the someone in the crew sounding like an overbearing prick about it. I think Giant Bomb has failed to do so and it gets really irritating sometimes. All of us are here to have a good time. Why do they need to go out of their way to antagonize part of their audience?

Wanting to talk about something you've just gained interest (or knowledge) in isn't being a snob. Being a snob is looking down on other people for not having the high standards you have. None of those guys do that. If you think they're being snobs in any way then you have an inferiority complex and that's a problem with you and your perception of people.

Definition of the word "snob": one who has an offensive air of superiority in matters of knowledge or taste. I actually do think some of the GB crew and a large part of the community are guilty of this.

And in case you haven't noticed, there have been many others besides myself drawing attention to this issue. The problem, it seems, is not isolated to just me.

#2 Posted by BigDaddy81 (319 posts) -

@Nentisys said:

I can't think of any other amazing performances this year.

*gasp*

Have you forgotten Big Bo already?! That is not aight.

#3 Posted by BigDaddy81 (319 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads said:

I agree though the "antagonize" part goes a bit far. Like you said it's a bit of snobbery over that, and who cares that much? Really it's just silly over anything else. We all know we can play the game. It's just a very silly thing for someone to say.

It may not be intentional, but I feel it does greatly contribute to this "us versus them" mentality that seems to be permeating this site more and more.

#4 Edited by BigDaddy81 (319 posts) -

@MB said:

@haggis said:

The "barely playable" thing really is a matter of opinion. If you're used to playing on a console, where we get sub-25fps and screen tearing all the time, Far Cry 3's problems might not bother you much. Assassin's Creed 3 has all sorts of framerate issues, but it hasn't stopped me from playing. It's all what you're used to and what you're used to putting up with.

I suppose it is. I guess I didn't know what I was missing when I only had consoles...then I invested in building a PC that could handle pretty much anything I threw at it and most console games immediately became unplayable. It's too hard for me to go from constant 60FPS with every possible detail maxed out at 1920x1080 down to 720p textures (at best) at sometimes less than half the framerate.

I do still play some multiplatform games on Xbox 360 when the PC version isn't obviously superior, but I don't think it's elitism to say that Far Cry 3 on PC is light years ahead of the console versions in virtually every conceivable way. The difference is dramatic.

@Deathstriker: I have to agree with Brad when he considers the console versions of Far Cry 3 barely playable...but it's all relative. An analogy would be taking someone out of their brand new Mercedes and putting them in a 1984 Honda Civic...sure it'll get you from A to B, but I'm sure it would feel barely drivable to those used to something better.

The problem is that the guy who just bought that brand new Mercedes has become a snob now that only wants to talk about things related to his Mercedes, whereas his friends who drive Honda Civics and the like are just dudes who enjoy talking about cars in general.

There are ways to point out the obvious superiority of the PC versions of games without the someone in the crew sounding like an overbearing prick about it. I think Giant Bomb has failed to do so and it gets really irritating sometimes. All of us are here to have a good time. Why do they need to go out of their way to antagonize part of their audience?

#5 Posted by BigDaddy81 (319 posts) -

@pyrodactyl: Sad part is we've still got a whole year of this kind of thing to look forward to since the next gen consoles won't arrive until the end of 2013.

I think I'll just stick to PC or console exclusive QLs until then.

#6 Posted by BigDaddy81 (319 posts) -

Needs more anger.

#7 Posted by BigDaddy81 (319 posts) -

Where's the "go fuck yourself" option?

#8 Posted by BigDaddy81 (319 posts) -

@murisan said:

Man.. that sucks.. maybe you should've tried for a flat-out refund. It doesn't seem like it's a worthwhile buy yet, but maybe it is for you..

That's what I did for my Wii U when it started acting twitchy. I figure I'll pick one up next year when the inevitable price drop hits.

#9 Edited by BigDaddy81 (319 posts) -

@EnduranceFun said:

@BigDaddy81:

You just keep going on and on about Jeff and his impact on this thread.

I made one post about it and replied to the replies on that post.

That's apparently enough to make you upset. Is Jeff your role model?

Actually I tend to disagree with him on many issues. But if he makes it a habit of calling out idiots on the forums, I'm not gonna gainsay him.

@CaptStickybeard said:

@BigDaddy81 said:

And Patrick can keep on posting editorials expressing his own opinion and addressing issues that concern the gaming industry. You know, his job?

His job is to be a journalist.

Not spout his opinion.

Definition of EDITORIAL

: a newspaper or magazine article that gives the opinions of the editors or publishers; also : an expression of opinion that resembles such an article

#10 Posted by BigDaddy81 (319 posts) -

@EnduranceFun said:

@BigDaddy81 said:

Whatever your original opinion on the subject of this thread has been lost due to your fixation on Jeff's post.

No, you are fixated on my post and are now replying using mass ad hominem.

You're reposting talking points from earlier in the discussion and putting your own spin on them while pretending that these are not subjective, but objective facts about the comment section. Just stop.

I'm fixated on your posts because you keep posting the same fucking thing over and over.

Look at Brodehouse. You both share similar opinions but at least he varies his discussion and stays on topic. You just keep going on and on about Jeff and his impact on this thread. And I made the mistake of letting myself get annoyed by it.

I don't consider the GB staff infallible, but I give Jeff enough credit that he knows what the fuck he's doing. And Patrick can keep on posting editorials expressing his own opinion and addressing issues that concern the gaming industry. You know, his job? You see this line: "Some thoughts on the fiery discussion prompted at Giant Bomb and elsewhere by a Twitter hashtag meant to raise awareness of sexism in the video game industry"? That was the header for the second article Patrick wrote. What about that line indicates that this is going to be some meticulously researched, objective overview of the issue at hand? He wrote an editorial about his feelings on the matter and did in fact use evidence to back up his statements. I put more stock in his opinion than some random person in a forum whining because Jeff said some people commenting in this thread suck. He is right and Patrick's article needs no more justification. He expressed an opinion and invited discussion about it.