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Thats right folks, As two of the big three are embracing PC it is bringing us gamers all together. As it should have always been.

PC is making platforms no longer exist as a talking point for arguments, but is putting developers who make great games now in the spotlight(And yes great devs have always been a talking point but in console wars). Now with Sony embracing PC and doing a pretty damn good job of it with their ports thats just getting better and better with each one. Its an amazing time to be a PC gamer. We just need Nintendo to get on board instead of leaving PC gamers to use emulation to play their games anyways. So they might as well embrace this new age too and get some of that good PC gamer money.

Sony are now becoming one of my fav PC devs as their ports are getting even more features then MS ports a once PC studio.

I welcome my new brothers and sisters to my gaming space and will enjoy your games with you. Long live the Gamers!!.

(Notice this post was done well i was drunk so could or might not be edited tomorrow when i wake up).

(Notice 2: i had a lot more to say but am too drunk right now to give my speach on how PC being open is such a good thing for us all, maybe you will get the rest tomorroew)



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Long gone are the days when it was popular to say PC master race, yet only now does it truly feel like it's become just that.

The other day when I was playing Guardians of the Galaxy, it was a constant struggle to find the right graphics settings for my PC. I wanted the most graphics and pixels onscreen but inevitably always had to settle for the 900p which gave me good performance. It was also kind of a big hassle to get everything working right, the setup, the controller and all that stuff which is way more practical with consoles. So it made me want to get a new console, not like I have any money to do that now anyway.

Then I go and check them online. The new consoles only run the game at either 1080p60, or 2160p30. Well that's disappointing. Then I look up the prices. Any one of them would cost twice as much as a decent GPU, which is the only underwhelming thing about my PC. Any RTX card I get will give me significantly better performance, so there goes any wish of getting a console.

It's really great to have all the Microsoft exclusives and now most of the Sony exclusives too. As someone who owns Nintendo consoles I don't mind it too much that those stay exclusive, but still, would be awesome to play them in 4K at 60fps. But even without Nintendo exclusives, PC master race.




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I will say that the way Sony is handling their PC ports is surprisingly better than I expected because they seem to embrace technologies on PC that for some reason, feels oddly absent on many Microsoft's first party titles. For example DLSS and Reflex. God of War and now Spiderman Remastered are coming with DLSS and GoW also has Nvidia Reflex. Both of which are really fap worthy technologies on PC. Meanwhile many MS games like Forza Horizon 5 does not have it. Luckily some MS games are starting to have DLSS like MS Flight Sim so hopefully they will implement it with more of their games going forward.

Personally as an owner of PC, PS5 and a Switch (Gave my Series X away to my nephew for his bday), I think I am at a point where I will wait the months to years for exclusives to come to PC instead of buying them on consoles. Not only do you generally get 20-30% off from websites like Green man gaming but I like the fact that I don't have to worry about the shenanigans from platform holders such as whether or not next gen will have BC or paying for online or lack of mod support and etc. Probably the only exception will be Nintendo games cause it's unlikely they will be coming anytime soon and Final Fantasy as they will be on Playstation exclusively for a year or two.

But yea, it is a fantastic time to be a PC gamer. Especially with GPU prices going back to normal and even below MSRP. And with next generation RTX 4000 series from Nvidia on the horizon, it will only get better. And with handheld form factors like the Steam Deck starting to become more and more popular, there's more ways to play games on PC than ever.

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mZuzek said:

As someone who owns Nintendo consoles I don't mind it too much that those stay exclusive, but still, would be awesome to play them in 4K at 60fps. But even without Nintendo exclusives, PC master race.

You can play Nintendo titles on PC just fine, thanks to perfectly legal emulators. Sure, it's a little bit of a hassle to set everything up, but once you've done that, it works like a charm. I even play Nintendo exclusives on my Steam Deck. :)



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OdinHades said:
mZuzek said:

As someone who owns Nintendo consoles I don't mind it too much that those stay exclusive, but still, would be awesome to play them in 4K at 60fps. But even without Nintendo exclusives, PC master race.

You can play Nintendo titles on PC just fine, thanks to perfectly legal emulators. Sure, it's a little bit of a hassle to set everything up, but once you've done that, it works like a charm. I even play Nintendo exclusives on my Steam Deck. :)

Eh, sure, I've tried a few, but it's nowhere near as good as a native port. Maybe if I had a very high-end PC, but in the mid-range it makes a big difference. Switch emulation is getting better quite quickly but it's still emulation and will always have its little issues, besides, it always takes a long time in each generation until it starts catching up.

Also on a more general note, while PC is already amazing as is, it'd be really perfect if we started seeing a majority of games coming over to GOG. You know, so we can actually own the games. It's awesome that so many games are coming over but Denuvo is a common word between many of these new releases and that sucks.




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Pc gaming has been at the top for quite a while due to the wide range of customization. It's simply impossible for dedicated consoles to sell with the highest spec pc can offer, that's why I always said consoles need innovation to keep striving not make a small pc like what Sony and Microsoft are doing. Honestly when Nintendo comes to pc is the day pc will truly be the ultimate device for gaming. In all honesty Nintendo can profit so much by just porting to pc and making their own store like Steam and Epic but I respect the pride and hustle from them.



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It definitely feels like PC has become "neutral ground" in the gaming industry. You're not really taking away sales or business from your console because majority of those who buy a console either 1) can't afford a gaming PC 2) don't want to deal with the hassle of troubleshooting when needed and prefer a plug-n-play option or 3) that's just where their friends are and are comfortable with that ecosystem and love the console exclusive games.

Which there's nothing wrong with any of that as we all get to play our favorite games. PC has become a universal hub for games where consoles still give you a reason to opt for them if you prefer. Idk if Nintendo will ever make the jump to PC mainly because of how dependent they are on their consoles selling without the luxury of major conglomerate behind them, but also because they want to do their own thing. Sony and Microsoft primarily love power to their consoles whereas Nintendo loves gimmicks. I hope one day Nintendo can make it work.

And with Discord voice chat coming to Xbox and one day to PlayStation, we're all being more united regardless.



mZuzek said:

Long gone are the days when it was popular to say PC master race, yet only now does it truly feel like it's become just that.

The other day when I was playing Guardians of the Galaxy, it was a constant struggle to find the right graphics settings for my PC. I wanted the most graphics and pixels onscreen but inevitably always had to settle for the 900p which gave me good performance. It was also kind of a big hassle to get everything working right, the setup, the controller and all that stuff which is way more practical with consoles. So it made me want to get a new console, not like I have any money to do that now anyway.

Then I go and check them online. The new consoles only run the game at either 1080p60, or 2160p30. Well that's disappointing. Then I look up the prices. Any one of them would cost twice as much as a decent GPU, which is the only underwhelming thing about my PC. Any RTX card I get will give me significantly better performance, so there goes any wish of getting a console.

It's really great to have all the Microsoft exclusives and now most of the Sony exclusives too. As someone who owns Nintendo consoles I don't mind it too much that those stay exclusive, but still, would be awesome to play them in 4K at 60fps. But even without Nintendo exclusives, PC master race.

If you're ever having issues with balancing settings, r/Optimised gaming is a neat place to visit. I found it a few months back, though it only has some select AAA titles on the roster, it's got a mixture of DF optimised settings and user defined:

https://www.reddit.com/r/OptimizedGaming/



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gtotheunit91 said:

It definitely feels like PC has become "neutral ground" in the gaming industry. You're not really taking away sales or business from your console because majority of those who buy a console either 1) can't afford a gaming PC 2) don't want to deal with the hassle of troubleshooting when needed and prefer a plug-n-play option or 3) that's just where their friends are and are comfortable with that ecosystem and love the console exclusive games.

Which there's nothing wrong with any of that as we all get to play our favorite games. PC has become a universal hub for games where consoles still give you a reason to opt for them if you prefer. Idk if Nintendo will ever make the jump to PC mainly because of how dependent they are on their consoles selling without the luxury of major conglomerate behind them, but also because they want to do their own thing. Sony and Microsoft primarily love power to their consoles whereas Nintendo loves gimmicks. I hope one day Nintendo can make it work.

And with Discord voice chat coming to Xbox and one day to PlayStation, we're all being more united regardless.

Even smartphones can play most of Nintendo games. If they release their games on PC their hardware were would decline severely because even a mid level PC would run their AAA titles better than a Switch, essentially rendering the points 1) and 2) irrelevant and the point 3 will follow suit once the hardware sales decline  

Nintendo would turn into a third party studio after a few years.

Personally speaking I would love to see Nintendo bankrupting and going into a third part publisher for PCs, but it's not realistic. They are too big, have a monopoly of portable market and an even deeper monopoly of japanese market. Currently I can see them releasing a Switch 2 with no hardware upgrades and still selling 20 million+ in Japan as long they keep their first party exclusive