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I got rid of all mine after Things like windows 95 versions and Dos versions being a tota pain to get running. I know some people say its easy but thats not the point, I want to put a game on and know it runs, no messing.
At least if I have a bunch of Snes or N64 games I know I can drag out the machine and be able to play all of them no probllem.
used to be a bit of a PC gamer mid to late 90s. Back when PC gaming really offerd something different.
PC games are old-hat (at least, that's how they feel)
BuckoA51 wrote:Iused to be a bit of a PC gamer mid to late 90s. Back when PC gaming really offerd something different.
PC Gaming DOES offer a lot that's different and a lot that is better, as other posters have said the indie scene alone far eclipses anything on consoles.PC games are old-hat (at least, that's how they feel)
How can a version of the same game that runs with better graphics, a smoother frame rate and more features be old hat?
Most PC games these days are install, whack in a 360 controller and play, easy as that. Any that aren't you just use XPadder.
I sort of see the argument about not being able to instantly play older PC games. Getting DOSBox to work for retro games isn't that difficult though, and all retro gaming is a hassle in some ways. How many HDTV's properly support retro consoles for instance? Zero. For me its definitely those big ugly boxes that stop me building up a bigger collection. Collecting floppy based titles is also a pain since floppies degrade and most PC's now don't even come with a floppy drive.
Only barrier to PC gaming is price, you'd probably want to shell out £600 to £800 for a really good gaming machine (assuming you're into modern and retro), but if you do, you not only get access to the very best indie games, a colossal back catalog, MMO's and emulators you also get access to versions of modern games that are so far ahead of the console versions in terms of graphics, frame rate and often features that there's simply no competition. Top it all off PC versions are normally cheaper too. All you need is a HDMI cable long enough to get to your TV and the PC is easily the best platform for modern games
Who cares about all the indie games when I can break out my Snes/PC egine and instantly play 100's of far superior games than any indie game.
As for the HDTV thing, I have never had a problem. Scart box with an RGB on off switch cures any problems with older consoles..
As for Emulators, no matter the extra options and so forth they are a completely diluted experience compared to banging in a cartridge and flipping the switch and playing it in its original form.
As for comparing PC's to modern day consoles. You talk about framerate and graphics and saying its the best platform for modern games. I guess you are right, in fact I am going to start up my PC and play some games now.
Whats that you say £600 to £800 for a good PC, but I can get all 3 modern consoles that actually play the games I want to play.I have to admit, I am not convinced.
BuckoA51 wrote:Who cares about all the indie games when I can break out my Snes/PC egine and instantly play 100's of far superior games than any indie game.
Anyone who cares about gaming cares about modern games, there's just as much good stuff going forward as going backward. You can't simply look to the past all the time. Indie games are not all simple, throwaway titles. Things like Minecraft show that indie gaming can be as big as big budget AAA titles. Games like Dear Esther push innovation and new ideas in a way that you simply do not get on closed platforms such as games consoles.As for the HDTV thing, I have never had a problem. Scart box with an RGB on off switch cures any problems with older consoles..
No, it doesn't, not even close. There isn't a HDTV on the market that doesn't garble retro consoles. Gash deinterlacing, drop shadows messed up, rubbish scaling, jerky scrolling, spiked input lag. Fine if you don't notice it you're obviously not a perfectionist as me but it's definitely there. Ask anyone who's owned a CRT which they prefer.As for Emulators, no matter the extra options and so forth they are a completely diluted experience compared to banging in a cartridge and flipping the switch and playing it in its original form.
So is playing an original console on a HDTV without something like an XRGB. A properly configured NES emulator for instance is way better than trying to hook up a composite NES to a HDTV and putting up with awful composite handling AND the problems associated with 240p material on a HDTV set. Both approaches are a compromise of course.As for comparing PC's to modern day consoles. You talk about framerate and graphics and saying its the best platform for modern games. I guess you are right, in fact I am going to start up my PC and play some games now.
How does listing a heap of console exclusives prove that the PC isn't a great platform. In fact the first 5 you listed are Wii exclusives, does that make the PS3 rubbish? By your logic then, I'll just fire up my Wii/PS3/360 and play
Its just a ridiculous statement to say that the only way to properly play modern games is with a PC.
agree with everything BuckoA51 have said now, and for retro consoles you need to have a old crt tv,
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