Vager's forum posts

#1 Posted by Vager (1654 posts) -
  • Guild Wars
  • Halo 3
  • COD4
  • WoW plus BC and LK expansions too
  • Warhammer Online
  • Ashen Empires
  • Ragnarok
  • Risk Your Life (English, Korean, Chinese and Malaysian)
  • Ryzom
  • Linage II
  • Age of Conan
  • Roller Coaster Tycoon 3
  • Maple Story
  • DANCE! Online
  • Red Faction: Guerilla
  • Battlefield Heroes
  • Fallen Earth
  • Fury
  • World in Conflict
  • Quake Wars
  • Talbusa Rusa
  • The PC and 360 interactivity "bug smashing" game.
  • Gun Bound
  • Shattered Galaxy
  • Saga Online
  • Last Choas
  • Free Realms
  • The Hunter
  • Lunia
  • Rappelz
  • Archlord
  • Corum Online
  • Dream Lords
  • Face of Mankind
  • Infantry
  • Navyfield
  • Priston Tale
  • Savage
  • Tribes: Vengeance
  • Rakion
  • Planetside
  • Rose Online
  • Cabal Online
  • 2Moons
  • Shadow Ops: Red Mercury
  • Star Wars: Galaxies
  • Dark Ages
  • Anarchy Online

I know there are more, just can't think of them.
There are some alphas in there too.
#2 Posted by Vager (1654 posts) -

Usually involves calling my friends up to see if their not busy and want to hang out.

If that doesn't happen: play games, use Stumble Upon, find/play indie games, take a walk.

#3 Posted by Vager (1654 posts) -

I woke up a few weeks ago with a spider right near my face when I opened my eyes. I have never been so scared in my entire life.

#4 Posted by Vager (1654 posts) -

Coke or Pepsi. I don't really care.

I'm wondering why it's called "soft drink".. I would not consider it a "soft" drink.

#5 Edited by Vager (1654 posts) -

I've never changed mine for 5+ years. Every website I go to I use this avatar and alias.

#6 Posted by Vager (1654 posts) -

A sandbox game is a game with no clear objectives. Players create their own goals or objectives if they wish. GTA is both, Battlefield is neither.

Ultima Online is a sandbox MMO.
Simcity is also a Sandbox game.

#7 Posted by Vager (1654 posts) -
@oDawg:
Thats practically what I would think a set top box would be. Just more "packaged" so the average consumer can have the same setup as you.

@atejas:
True, all genres work perfectly well on a PC compared to a console but the issues here are the controls. I don't believe plugging a keyboard/mouse into a console will make it a PC.

What I consider to be an indie game is a game created by small group. I would consider Mount & Blade an indie game, I awesome one at that.
I tend to believe that making indie game good is that they have no dead line, no higher ups telling them what sells well. Just a group of people making a game that they think is fun with out any intervention.
I'll most likely compile a list of must play free indie games in a blog post relativity soon.

@RsistncE:

I did not say it would be replaced by lesser hardware. Mobiles is just one part that I think will replace PCs eventually, due to its obvious mobility. There are things that don't require up to date hardware do be useful. Look at the Internet, it's the primary use for most users of a PC and you can use it with extremely outdated hardware. Gaming, Industry specific software and OS upgrades are pretty much only things that require up to date hardware.

What I meant about set top boxes is almost exactly what you stated about a central hub. A computer with up to date hardware controlling the entertainment. I was going for a more confined area of the TV but its essentially the same thing.

I'm not saying computers are going to go away, just the notion of a computer on a desk for entrainment/communication aspect, which is basically what a PC is. Well thats how I would define a PC.

What I'm basically saying is that mobiles will replace the communication needs of a PC and set top boxes will take the entertainment needs.

I'm quite open minded and open to debate. I do concede when some one flat out proves me wrong, but insulting people tends not be go to your favor.


@Mikemcn said:
" it will take years for Console makers to allow any type of true mod support, Little big planet lets you post levels, that often get taken down due to licensing issues, on a PC you can spread your mod across the entire internet, thats freedom that console makers will only limit further as time passes, and in little big planet you can only make a level using what they give you, on Pc you can make your own items, textures, etc.

And its a shame that PC gaming will likely die due to the ignorance of the consumer, most dont want to bother with hardware so they buy a console, when given some hardwork they could enjoy more freedom on PC, that being said, i like consoles, its just i dont think they are truly as capable as a PC can be (its just harder to do), i hate to see the day when the entire gaming world is limited by whatever the company that made their console wants to do. Am i the only one whos sees that as an issue?  And what if onlive succeeds? That means some company has direct control of something you own, thats just scary."
I think that transfer all of PC's attributes will move over to other platforms and I see proof of that. But, them being as open as a PC is something I didn't think of and is a pretty big stumbling block. My mind was focused on what makes PC gaming great rather then it's move to consoles when I wrote that. I want to think that all platforms will eventually be open due competition with companies trying to up each other and one company eventually going with an open platform while the other follow suit so they can compete. I have a feeling some platforms are on the process of doing this now but, I can't think of any. Brain seems dead right now.
#8 Posted by Vager (1654 posts) -

Toasted Italian B.M.T. on a foot-long herbs & cheese with lettuce, cucumbers  and sweet onion sauce.  Hell yes, I want Subway now.

#9 Posted by Vager (1654 posts) -

Most of that is javascript I believe. HTML isn't that complicated.

#10 Posted by Vager (1654 posts) -
Dwarf Fortress
Crysis
Starcarft
In my opinion, I believe PCs as well as PC gaming will eventually die out due to other devices taking the PC's primary roles. Such as smart phones, set-top boxes and what not. But, the things that make PC gaming great will eventually move over to consoles. For now though, PC gaming is still relevant.


To be honest, I haven't played a new big budget PC game in a while. I'm more into the indie or old school ascii and roguelike games. I believe graphics aren't the best thing PCs have to offer. Of course graphics do matter to an extent. All my friend think I'm crazy for liking a game thats completely displayed in symbols or crappy unanimated sprites.

I showed a friend of mine the Crysis demo at a reasonably high setting. He thought shooting down trees were cool but really, he did not care about the best graphics that a game has ever achieved. He later next year bought a good gaming PC for World of Warcraft after I got him to play it for the first few levels.

The controls are a barrier also. I didn't even know it but he found it increasing awkward to use the WASD keys that he went out and bought a gaming keyboard with arrows keys and a number of buttons around it.


We need to show what PCs can do differently from consoles. PCs can do Graphics better and its nice feeling seeing an awesome view but, consoles can achieve these experiences also. They are relatively short lived compared to actual gameplay. Really, there is little difference to the core gameplay between Crysis and Call of Duty 4 on consoles as they both are FPSs. Of course they all have unique features that make them different but, its not so drastic that you NEED to buy a PC right now and play it.

People need to focus on games that are completely different from consoles games like Starcraft for example. Its a RTS which has been done on consoles and has been done reasonably well in some occasions. Though the sweetness of RTSs still come from PCs.



One of which is user created content in terms of Starcraft, UMS maps or mods from Half-life. UMS maps made Starcraft a better game by far. You can play tons of different varieties of maps from role play to obstacle courses. The big thing is that its reasonably easy to make one compared to a Half-life mod, so there are tons and tons of different ones to try out.
Hell, I made a extremely popular and heavily triggered map (Special Forces Extreme) for Starcraft 7 or 8 years ago with no programming knowledge what so ever. I had my first computer for only a year. I didn't even know what a hard drive was. Now with an IT degree, I look back and I'm quite amazed that Blizzard made something that an idiot could understand and create an amazing experience with. I essentially programmed a game without realizing it.

Consoles are getting into user created content like Little Big Planet but that is only one game from one console compared to the tons of mod supported PC games. They will be catching up as I said above, all things that make PC gaming great will be heading over to consoles sooner or later.

MMOs are quite unique to PCs too. Though, it seems like it won't be long until they will start booming on consoles. But surely playing what is essentially a coop RPG is quite an experience, especially something like doing a raid in World of Warcraft. Killing a boss with the combined effort of a large group of players is truly unique to the PC.

Graphics are a nice bonus but, it won't convert most people into PC gaming. Show off games that don't need to play a brand new PC for and like the Wii, give them something they never experienced before and they will come in droves.
I play both and my friends primarily play consoles. I am not going to advocate them on buying a decent gaming PC. I'll show them awesome PC games that I think are cool and unique to PCs like RTSs and MMOs. I also do this for consoles games too. In my opinion, I believe PCs as well as PC gaming will eventually die out due to other devices taking the PC's primary roles. Such as smart phones, set-top boxes and what not. But, the things that make PC gaming great will eventually move over to consoles. For now though, PC gaming is still relevant. To be honest, I haven't played a new big budget PC game in a while. I'm more into the indie or old school ascii and roguelike games. I believe graphics aren't the best thing PCs have to offer. Of course graphics do matter to an extent. All my friend think I'm crazy for liking a game thats completely displayed in symbols or crappy un-animated sprites. I showed a friend of mine the Crysis demo at a reasonably high setting. He thought shooting down trees were cool but really, he did not care about the best graphics that a game has ever achieved. He later next year bought a good gaming PC for World of Warcraft after I got him to play it for the first few levels. The controls are a barrier also. I didn't even know it but he found it increasing awkward to use the WASD keys that he went out and bought a gaming keyboard with arrows keys and a number of buttons around it. You need to show what PCs can do differently to consoles. PCs can do Graphics better and its nice feeling seeing an awesome view but, consoles can achieve these experiences. Though, they are short lived compared to the actual gameplay. Really, there is little difference to the core gameplay between Crysis and Call of Duty 4 as they both are FPSs. Of course they all have unique features that make them different but, its not so drastic that you NEED to buy a PC right now and play it. People need to focus on games that are completely different from consoles games like Starcraft for example. Its a RTS which has been done on consoles and has been done reasonably well in some occasions. Though the sweetness of RTSs come from PCs. One of which is user created content in terms of Starcraft, UMS maps or mods from Half-life. UMS maps made Starcraft a better game by far. You can play tons of different varieties of maps from role play to obstacle courses. The big thing is that its reasonably easy to make one compared to a Half-life mod, so there are tons and tons of different ones to try out. Hell, I made a extremely popular and heavily triggered map (Special Forces Extreme) for Starcraft 7 or 8 years ago with no programming knowledge what so ever. I had my first computer for only a year. I didn't even know what a hard drive was. Now with an IT degree, I look back and I'm quite amazed that Blizzard made something that an idiot could understand and create an amazing experience. I essentially programmed a game without realizing it. Consoles are getting into user created content like Little Big Planet but that is only one game from one console compared to the tons of mod supported PC games. MMOs are quite unique to PCs, though it seems like it won't be long until they will start booming on consoles. But surely playing what is essentially a coop RPG is quite an experience, especially something like doing a Raid in World of Warcraft. Killing a boss with the combined effort of a large group of players is truly unique to the PC. Graphics are a nice bonus but, it won't convert most people into PC gaming. Show off games that don't need to play a brand new PC for and like the Wii, give them something they never experienced before and they will come in droves.

What games do you think are truly unique to PC gaming? Are there features that you think will never be accomplished on consoles to the same level as PCs? Do you think PC gaming still have some new experiences in store in the future?