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#1 Posted by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -

@Bell_End:

This http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LKcxBKCoVI

(it's basically a console command fix for low FOV and weapon distance which shouldn't be an issue at all considering previous games use the same engine)

and low res textures (possibly caused by mat_picmip=1 bug).

#2 Edited by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -

Try a Piranha Bytes or Obsidian game. They have lots of unique assets.

Bethesda games are mostly just mod platforms and/or hoarding simulators.

BTW Fallout New Vegas is not a Bethesda developed game. They just published it and lent Obsidian the engine and the assets from Fallout 3.

#3 Posted by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -

Adam Savage ate all the interns, RIP

#4 Edited by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -
#5 Edited by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -
  • Trademarks/franchise which are milked to death by publishers sometimes without any of the original developers
  • Publishers who don't understand that you're supposed to use the internet for delivering new and extended services and not decrease them (damnit EA)
  • Publishers who influence studios and turn them into mindless franchise zombies (EA:DICE, Crytek; Activision: Infinity Ward; Ubisoft: Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Metacritic
  • Direct download/DLC monopoly with no price discount ever (Blizzard, Microsoft, Valve)
#6 Edited by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -
  • Halo 3 (unimpressive graphics and terrible story)
  • Mass Effect 2 (boring, less RPG options than 1 and feels somewhat more linear)
  • Resident Evil 5 (all the worst video game tropes all the time)
  • Rage (bullet sponge NPCs suck and it's a port)
  • Saint's Row 3 (I like the freedom and voice acting but the shooting and movement feels cheap and frustrating)
  • Borderlands/Fallout 3 (inventory/stat managing isn't fun for me)
  • L4D2 (was a poor port on PC and played worse than the first)
  • Portal 2 (played like a port on PC and had horrible pacing and some uninspired level design)

*edit* It's not like I actively hate these games and I didn't pay full price for any of them. I was just disappointed because of high expectations/hype.

#7 Posted by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -

Now that Newell owns your souls he don't need to do anymore sales

#8 Posted by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -

It's worth it, if only just to see this

#9 Posted by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -

Alan Wake on PC is really pretty and the shooting feels great.

Trackmania 2 is a great way to test your PC and your reflexes.

If you're otherwise confident your PC is great then try a Rockstar Rage powered game (GTA IV (expansions are best) or Max Payne 3) since they are the most taxing games I know.

If you're a fan of RTS, Adventure or Simulation games, PC is the place to be.

Otherwise PC mainstream is moving toward indies with stuff like VVVVVV or F2P with MS Flight and the time sink that is MMOs.

For stores see:

http://gamersgate.com

http://gog.com

#10 Posted by TheSquarePear (227 posts) -

@HistoryInRust: EA owns the Porsche license which is why noone but Turn 10 can use it because they can bribe EA.

It's pretty ironic that the only respectful NFS game is NFS Porsche Unleashed