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EveryquestNext is going to rule my world when it is released (unless it turns out to be terrible haha).

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Kodeen wrote:

So I'm bumping this thread because apparently this is the closest we ever got to a general purpose PC thread, unless I just completely missed it.

Anyway, getting back into PC gaming after a hiatus in console land. Keeping the Wii U as a supplement, still. I think I'll probably play XIII or Bastion next.

Anyone here excited for any games in particular? Tech questions? Looking to match up with someone for an online game?

You know you could have made a new thread for PC gaming instead of bumping this one since it was a year since the last post.

Anyway mainly nowadays the only games I play on my PC is World of Warcraft and Super Nes games.

Now before you guys start crucifying me for using emulators keep in mind that I am using

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/01/hardware_review_retr...

and they are all my own cartridges.

But I only use that when I am in the room with the computer yet I want to play a SNES game.

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Whoops, sorry. Replied to the wrong person over a year after his question...

Anyway...

Woo! PC! I have over three hundred games on steam! Additional games on gog! Quite a few on disk!

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I'm sincerely not a fan of PC games, but there are 4 games I that make me want to upgrade my PC:

Mechwarriors Online
Hawken
Planetary Annihilation
Titanfall

There might be more games, but I can't remember them at the moment...anyways, I'm not in a big hurry to play these to be quite honest, but if I ever get a new PC, those will definitely be the first games I'll play.

Bonus points if you can tell the common themes between these games.

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@CanisWolfred: OMG Titanfall. That game alone almost got me to buy a Xbox One. Then I heard that they were going to release it on 360 as well while granted I know it will be better on the Xbox One it means that I can still play some form of it. And they all have to do with Mechs if I am not mistaken.

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Tasuki wrote:

Kodeen wrote:

So I'm bumping this thread because apparently this is the closest we ever got to a general purpose PC thread, unless I just completely missed it.

Anyway, getting back into PC gaming after a hiatus in console land. Keeping the Wii U as a supplement, still. I think I'll probably play XIII or Bastion next.

Anyone here excited for any games in particular? Tech questions? Looking to match up with someone for an online game?

You know you could have made a new thread for PC gaming instead of bumping this one since it was a year since the last post.

Anyway mainly nowadays the only games I play on my PC is World of Warcraft and Super Nes games.

Now before you guys start crucifying me for using emulators keep in mind that I am using

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/01/hardware_review_retr...

and they are all my own cartridges.

But I only use that when I am in the room with the computer yet I want to play a SNES game.

Yeah, I wasn't sure what proper internet etiquette was for the scenario. Sorry about that.

About the Retrode, is all processing done by the emulator? For example, does the use of games with special chips (CX4, etc ...) depend entirely on emulator support?

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I played a lot of Age of Empires as a kid, but I mostly sticked to creating my own worlds, since I always got creamed in the main mode (the opposing civilization would always seem to build their pyramid, or equivalent, while I was barely out of the stone age...).

Also, there was also some sort of claymation point & click adventure game I'd play, but was never able to beat (it also somewhat creeped me out, lol). I can't even remotely remember what it might have been, though.

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Tasuki wrote:

@CanisWolfred: OMG Titanfall. That game alone almost got me to buy a Xbox One. Then I heard that they were going to release it on 360 as well while granted I know it will be better on the Xbox One it means that I can still play some form of it. And they all have to do with Mechs if I am not mistaken.

Ding-Ding-ding! And yeah, Titanfall looks like it'll be the Xbone's big game. I sincerely hope the 360 version is good, but I have my doubts after seeing it on high settings on a PC. I think I may be too spoiled now to enjoy a console version...

Also, has anyone tested out Windows 8.1 yet? Because its already impossible to get ahold of a Windows 7 computer, and downgrading is needlessly complicated, so I'll be stuck with Windows 8 if I get a new computer. I just want to know how easy it would be to manage my files and play games and stuff. I feel like they make that stuff harder with every new OS...

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CanisWolfred wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

@CanisWolfred: OMG Titanfall. That game alone almost got me to buy a Xbox One. Then I heard that they were going to release it on 360 as well while granted I know it will be better on the Xbox One it means that I can still play some form of it. And they all have to do with Mechs if I am not mistaken.

Ding-Ding-ding! And yeah, Titanfall looks like it'll be the Xbone's big game. I sincerely hope the 360 version is good, but I have my doubts after seeing it on high settings on a PC. I think I may be too spoiled now to enjoy a console version...

Also, has anyone tested out Windows 8.1 yet? Because its already impossible to get ahold of a Windows 7 computer, and downgrading is needlessly complicated, so I'll be stuck with Windows 8 if I get a new computer. I just want to know how easy it would be to manage my files and play games and stuff. I feel like they make that stuff harder with every new OS...

Apparently 8.1 introduced some sort of system-wide mouse acceleration, and it screwed up a bunch of games. Microsoft eventually said they were aware of the issue and were working on a fix, not sure if that's happened yet.

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MICROSOOOOOOOFT!!!!!!

Edit: oh, they released the patch just this week. But it only extends to certain games, and it requires an unbelievably complicated process to make it work with other games, so my previous post still stands.

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31. Posted:

Okay, I talked to some guys at the computer store. It seems like I might be able to get away with just upgrading my Graphics card and getting more ram to run both Hawken and Mechwarriors Online. The other two games are still in development, so I won't know the final specs for those games, but if I had to hazard a guess, I'd say I'd need a better processer to run Planetary Annihilation smoothly. If I were to get a Quad core, though, I'd need a new motherboard, too. Anybody have any tips for that? I can't make heads or tails of these specs on Newegg. Would I need to replace other stuff as well if I did that?

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@CanisWolfred The only site that lets me pick between Windows 7 and Windows 8 is Alienware. And their computers are all really pricey. Other than that, you'll have to trawl the Internets for one. Or build a PC yourself and order the Windows 7 disc (the way I did it). If your computer is outdated (like from 2006-8), you'll probably need to replace more than just the motherboard. You'll need DDR3 memory, which is standard now and which succeeded DDR2 which was standard back then. The best idea is to check your motherboard model and see what memory modules it takes and what kind of processor it takes. The processors also have different type of sockets (which will say what types when you buy the motherboard). Quad core is a good idea, will make your games run a lot better than a simple Dual Core. Most PC games right now are designed to use 4 cores so you don't need more than that (even though I have 6 in my rig :p) I hope I haven't confused you with this. If I have, you can always buy a pre-built rig or laptop and simply order a Windows 7 disc.

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@HanuKwanzMasBif I used a Thrustmaster as a controller for my PC for a great number of years. I have since bought an Xbox 360 controller, which is not only a very comfortable controller to game on but is one of the most supported controllers you can get. Quite a few Steam games have integrated support (which means it works and automatically maps all the controls to the Xbox 360 and sometimes even the interface such as in Skyrim). I would recommend the 360 Controller if you needed one right now.

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Definitely do a bunch of research on Newegg/Google when it comes to the mobo or any kind of upgrading. You want to make absolutely sure that your stuff is going to work. Did you build the rig you have now? And @crazycrazydave is right - you're probably going to need to update a lot more than just the mobo . Heck, you may even need a new power source if you're planning on a major gpu upgrade.

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I just use my PS3 controller with Better DS3 (Google it, it's not hard to find). I beleive you can hook up the WiiU pro controller, but I'm not sure on which programme or drivers to download.

Speaking of PC games, I finished off XCOM: Enemy Unknown earlier. Fantastic game. It controls really well with KB/M or a pad.
Downloading the new expansion for it now. I'm little bit giddy waiting for the download. I can't continue playing until it's finished and I really want to jump back into it. The gameplay is very moreish.

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rallydefault wrote:

@CanisWolfred

Definitely do a bunch of research on Newegg/Google when it comes to the mobo or any kind of upgrading. You want to make absolutely sure that your stuff is going to work. Did you build the rig you have now? And @crazycrazydave is right - you're probably going to need to update a lot more than just the mobo . Heck, you may even need a new power source if you're planning on a major gpu upgrade.

No, and the more I read, the more confused I get. I'm thinking of just buying a PC. I found one that has all the parts I need except for a video card, so I'll keep an eye on that until I have the money to buy it.

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Phatosaurus wrote:

I just use my PS3 controller with Better DS3 (Google it, it's not hard to find). I beleive you can hook up the WiiU pro controller, but I'm not sure on which programme or drivers to download..

I would feel more compelled to use my DS3 controller if I didn't keep accidentally turning on my PS3 like an idiot every time I use it.

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I finally found the perfect pre-built computer for me on Amazon, so now I just gotta hope I can get the money for it before it sells out...back to the job search I guess...

Edit: actually, is the GeForce GT 635 a decent graphics card? I can't find much info on it (at least not much I can make sense of...). It's a 600 series, though, so I'm assuming it'll last me a while.

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@CanisWolfred

I run AMD in my rig, so it was interesting to research this card you mention - it seems it was just released (meaning it's probably a revamp for cost effectiveness), but I did find some chart comparisons. It seems roughly equivalent to low-level AMD 7000 series cards, which are pretty good and nothing to scoff at. It's not high-tier, I can tell you that. In fact, it seems roughly equivalent to the card I'm running now: AMD Radeon HD 6950. I've had this card for a little over a year and it's served me well. It can run games like FarCry 3, Bioshock Infinite, and FFXIV (very demanding game, actually) on ultra settings without many problems, but it is starting to show its age. I was able to run the Battlefield 4 demo at ultra settings with a respectable framerate, though I haven't bought the final version to test out any further.

In short, it would probably serve most gaming needs quite well for about 2 years or so. You need to keep in mind that PC gamers are looking forward to a sort of "next gen" of their own soon, with both AMD and NVIDIA set to release brand-new lines of cards in the near future.

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Swiket wrote:

Phatosaurus wrote:

I just use my PS3 controller with Better DS3 (Google it, it's not hard to find). I beleive you can hook up the WiiU pro controller, but I'm not sure on which programme or drivers to download..

I would feel more compelled to use my DS3 controller if I didn't keep accidentally turning on my PS3 like an idiot every time I use it.

Yeah that can be a pain. It only happens to me when I unplug it from the USB. Other than when that happens, it's a solid controller to use if you have one laying around.
If I could find an original wired X360, I'd probably use that instead since the buttons are defaulted to that in most PC games that support controllers. I can only seem to find Chinese imitation ones though and the analogue are disgustingly unresponsive.

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