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Re: Morning Mobilization
Dec 30, 2021, 12:32
Verno
 
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Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 30, 2021, 12:32
Dec 30, 2021, 12:32
 Verno
 
Nah, I own everything I emulate from old to current, as the missus will attest to by our overstuffed storage areas. I also dump my carts for storage on the NAS.

I just got tired of having to bust out everything to play older stuff and the emulation PC is a much more convenient and elegant solution to playing stuff on the big screen.
Playing: Elden Ring, HZD: FW, Kingdom Rush series
Watching: Severance, The IT Crowd, The Batman
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Dec 30, 2021, 12:12
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Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 30, 2021, 12:12
Dec 30, 2021, 12:12
 
Verno wrote on Dec 30, 2021, 10:24:
Everything from Atari right up to the Switch on a Ryzen APU, shit is amazing.

Ahoy !
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Dec 30, 2021, 10:24
Verno
 
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Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 30, 2021, 10:24
Dec 30, 2021, 10:24
 Verno
 
I was able to get cards for myself and several friends without resorting to paying scalper prices. It wasn't fun but it was possible. The consoles were easy to get if you preordered and real annoyance if you didn't.

Amusingly enough, I built a retro emulation PC for the mancave and I spend most of my time on that now using a controller and Launchbox. Everything from Atari right up to the Switch on a Ryzen APU, shit is amazing. Not a ton of games I love on the new consoles yet and my RSI is interfering with using my gaming PC more.
Playing: Elden Ring, HZD: FW, Kingdom Rush series
Watching: Severance, The IT Crowd, The Batman
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Dec 30, 2021, 01:08
Jivaro
 
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Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 30, 2021, 01:08
Dec 30, 2021, 01:08
 Jivaro
 
I have been around long enough to see desktop gaming go in and out of style like bell bottoms and perms. Many of us have. Right now I feel like there are so many gaming platforms and options that anybody can find the gaming scene appropriate for them and thats a good thing.
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2021: The year PC gaming left the desktop PC.
Dec 29, 2021, 20:17
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2021: The year PC gaming left the desktop PC. Dec 29, 2021, 20:17
Dec 29, 2021, 20:17
 
He's got a point with regard to laptops - at least in my family. I'm the only one left who owns and games on a desktop.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Dec 29, 2021, 20:15
Nucas
 
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Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 29, 2021, 20:15
Dec 29, 2021, 20:15
 Nucas
 
software-as-a-service terminal gaming could be a fine alternative for some markets, probably (as long as you don't live in the half of the country being strangled by data/bandwidth caps i guess).

i remain mystified by who the target audience is for cramming a video game into a handheld-sized screen with none of a computer's input advantages. who wants to play this thing?
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Dec 29, 2021, 19:06
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Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 29, 2021, 19:06
Dec 29, 2021, 19:06
 
Cloud gaming lol what a joke. Might be OK for turn based games, but far too slow for real games.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Dec 29, 2021, 18:47
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Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 29, 2021, 18:47
Dec 29, 2021, 18:47
 
PC Gaming has amazing flexibility and is it's main advantage against consoles. I don't think that'll ever go away unless Microsoft or any other big player goes rogue and attempts and succeeds in a hostile takeover. Windows 11 anyone?
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Dec 29, 2021, 17:45
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Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 29, 2021, 17:45
Dec 29, 2021, 17:45
 
Sharken wrote on Dec 29, 2021, 16:16:
Except you haven't been able to reliable purchase any current gen console for a year.

So it's a tie at best.

EHHH, I was handed the opportunity to purchase an Xbox Series X and a Playstation 5 directly from Microsoft and Sony. I skipped the Xbox, as my pc plays literally every game I'd want on it. Bought the PS5. Wasn't nearly as easy as walking into a store, but it was a smooth, easy-enough process. was as simple as going to direct .playstation .com and putting my name on the list. Waited a couple months and tada, had a time-limited link to be able to buy one.

You *DO* have to already have had a Playstation account since sometime in mid 2021, you can't make one now and use it, and you can only buy one per account AND household. They went pretty hard on avoiding scalper abuse.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Dec 29, 2021, 16:16
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Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 29, 2021, 16:16
Dec 29, 2021, 16:16
 
Except you haven't been able to reliable purchase any current gen console for a year.

So it's a tie at best.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Dec 29, 2021, 14:02
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Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 29, 2021, 14:02
Dec 29, 2021, 14:02
 
PC gaming is not dead, but it's definitely in a bad state. It will stay that way, until we can purchase a 3070 for less than 400. For now console gaming is king.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Dec 29, 2021, 13:45
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Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 29, 2021, 13:45
Dec 29, 2021, 13:45
 
Yep--"the PC is dead" refrain regularly makes the rounds. It's never been true, but some people can't let go of the fiction. The funniest appearance of the yarn was right after the iPhone debuted, imo...;) People latched on to Jobs' "post-pc era" marketing nonsense. Manufacturers love custom hardware sold for premium prices, and really don't like the fact that the PC market is a commodities market, more or less, and that PCs can be upgraded one component at a time, indefinitely. We like it because we save money and can get access to the very best compatible hardware, too. But Apple hates the concept and has fought it tooth and nail for years. Hasn't served Apple so well--as if not for the iPhone, Apple would have passed from the scene many years ago.
It is well known that I cannot err--and so, if you should happen across an error in anything I have written you can be absolutely sure that *I* did not write it!...;)
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Dec 29, 2021, 12:36
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Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 29, 2021, 12:36
Dec 29, 2021, 12:36
 
2021, the year PC gaming left the desktop PC? This guy live under a rock?

The only reason I think overall PC gaming has taken a suffering has been these damn bit miners causing GFX prices to be out of reach for many PC gamers. That is a damn shame, but otherwise, I can't think of a greater time where PC gaming has exploded to the level of being a car ethusiast and modifying your ride. There are so many damn parts to customize your PC build, it is more than gaming at this point. It is a true passion where gamers take pride in their builds.

This dude who wrote the article sounds like a wank who hates putting together something because he's no good at it and is happy there are now alternatives so he can still feel like he's "PC gaming" without the actual desktop PC involved. He should just go play the damn consoles.
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2021: The year PC gaming left the desktop PC
Dec 29, 2021, 12:35
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2021: The year PC gaming left the desktop PC Dec 29, 2021, 12:35
Dec 29, 2021, 12:35
 

"PC gaming is dying" version 20.21...

*sighs*
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