@nashvilleskyline: Sure, I'll go ahead and add you to my friend list. And yeah I'd love to try out the new dashboard, so an invite to the preview program would be awesome!
@clapmaster: Horizon is fantastic. I played the Fast & Furious demo thingy and decided I had to get the full game. And you're right about the Project Cars career mode, unfortunately. Otherwise that game is pretty neat. I thought it would scratch the Forza itch on PC, but not quite. By the way, you might know: was Forza 5 ever "fixed"? I remember mass complaints, but also that they were fixing things about the game. Should I play it or just wait for 6?
I've had a pretty good pc for the last year but have also found myself playing my xbox one more. The freedom to be able to change settings on pc games is a bit too much for me as I'm almost always playing around with them. It's like I focus more on the game's performance than I do playing the actual game (don't even get me started on the OCD compulsion of browsing pc parts frequently).
I also bought a pretty nice chair for my pc and while it is really comfortable I'm just too used to sitting/laying on my bed over the last decade when gaming that I can't get into playing one for a long stretch any other way. Add in to the equation that pc versions of games aren't visually blowing out the consoles yet and that 30 fps on the latter looks smooth enough and there ya have the reason why I've been console gaming more since last fall.
PS- Does anyone know why 30 fps on console seems to look smoother than 30 on the pc? Is it an animation issue with the pc version being targeted at 60 vs the console version's animation being targeted at 30? I've noticed games like the Witcher 3 and Sleeping Dog DE (both maxed at a perfect 30) look jerkier than the console version.
I know what you mean. I have at least mild attention deficit disorder, and I really think the options presented on PC, while cool, can sometimes detract from my overall enjoyment. It's nice for all of the little knobs and switches to be taken away. I have the same issue with sitting at my desk as well.
I think the frame rate thing just comes down to optimization. PCs can be all over the place with frame rates, and even if you have the option to lock it, sometimes there is microstuttering depending on the game, your hardware, or both. I recall Skyrim being a particularly bad example when it launched on PC.