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TheBrandedSwordsman

Talk about laptop and PC gaming here. Do you have a decent gaming rig? What does it consist of? What games and mods do you like to play on your laptop and PC?

i am interested in the following PC Games: American McGee's Alice, Alice: Madness Returns, the Dark Souls games obviously, and the new upcoming Odin: Valhalla Rising, very interested in that one. Has anyone else played or heard about these games?

Chill out, kick back and relax and talk about Laptop & PC gaming.

"Ten thousand toadstools, with right purchase, could lift a man, I suppose. But what good would it do?"

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Rudy_Manchego

@Draco_V_Ecliptic hey cool topic! I'm new to PC gaming - or more accurately, I'm a long absentee PC gamer. In the late 90's it was my predmominant gaming platform, including massive LAN parties with friends on things like Quake plys countless hours on Star Wars flight sims, Tomb Raider and Wing Commander games.

The cost of PC gaming stopped that as I went to university and been a console gamer ever since. However, this past year, largely as part of Covid and isolation, I really wanted a project to get into so I build my own low to medium spec'd PC for gaming. I am still not into specs too much in terms of comparisons but running an Ryzen 5 300 CPu and an RTX 2060. I only have an HD gaming monitor so not going for massive resolutions or anything, mainly for smooth running. I can play most last gen releases at high or ultra on it - some of the newer ray tracing needs some configuring.

From a games perspective, there were a few games that I wanted on PC I couldn't get on console - such as Disco Elysium which I just wanted to play as soon as. Other than that, for some indie and third party games, they are just a bit cheaper on PC and I have gamepass so I get a few more games.

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nessisonett

Yeah, I’ve been a PC gamer for as long as I’ve been a console gamer, we always had one in the house. I got my laptop a couple of years ago for uni and needed a beefy one anyway for the work I was doing so thought I might as well plump for one that would last without looking like a UFO. It’s got a GTX 1060, 16GB RAM and an i7-7700HQ that I usually overclock. Its a bit of a monster to be honest, I can get a smooth 60 in Resident Evil 2 on Ultra settings with some boosted lighting effects, I’m always going to be playing in 1080p so I can make the most of postprocessing. I do sometimes plug it into my TV for 4K access though, I played Assassin’s Creed Rogue through it. I have a ridiculous Steam profile with over 300 games I’ve acquired over the years so I do spend a lot of time on it. I dabble quite a bit in emulation as well - all my own ripped ROMs - and I’ve recently discovered RetroAchievements which is seriously cool. Dunno if @RogerRoger ever does much emulation through RetroArch but achievements for games on the PS1, N64 and PS2 is really cool!

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SweetSummerShunv

I have an enthusiast tier PC that includes an RTX 3090 and have friends who have high end gaming laptops and I have my utmost satisfaction with all of them. That said, I still like what the 9th gen consoles have got to offer especially with PlayStation 5 and its exclusives.

For me other than vastly upgraded visuals and performance, I simply enjoy the free online multiplayer and the freedom to use any input devices you want, and the openly competitive hardware and software ecosystem. Recently unfortunately there have been numerous downsides to PC gaming which include stuff like hardware pricing hikes - especially the GPUs, and more paid for restrictions on game availabilities on competing storefronts, though these are still far outweighed by the advantages offered by PC gaming, especially in the high-enthusiast tier, and I also like making use of my PC for productive and creative usage.

Right now however I still look forward to laying my hands on a PS5, not just for the exclusives but also to get a DualSense controller or two to game on my PC with. They'll be a match made in heaven. Games wise if you have a good gaming PC you should definitely check out the strategy games as well as tactical RPGs with top-down views, which are frankly undergoing a bit of renaissance right now.

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nessisonett

@SweetSummerShunv Yep, consoles miss out on games like Europa Universalis IV and Crusader Kings III. I couldn’t do without a PC as I play too many exclusives.

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TheBrandedSwordsman

@nessisonett Looking forward to Odin: Valhalla Rising? Whilst we're on the topic of PC exclusives.

"Ten thousand toadstools, with right purchase, could lift a man, I suppose. But what good would it do?"

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

TheBrandedSwordsman

@Rudy_Manchego Thanks, I'm planning on getting Disco Elysium at some point myself, whether it be on PC or on a console.

"Ten thousand toadstools, with right purchase, could lift a man, I suppose. But what good would it do?"

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

nessisonett

@Draco_V_Ecliptic Not particularly, never been big on Black Desert Online and I only really have enough time to sink into one MMORPG which is Final Fantasy XIV.

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RogerRoger

@nessisonett Thanks for tagging me with a heads-up about RetroAchievements! Never heard of them before, although I am relatively new to this PC gaming malarkey. Once I've exhausted traditional methods of playing the games I wanna play (still got four in my backlog) I'll start broadening my experience, and emulation is definitely something I'm gonna be interested in soon. After all, my poor PS2 Slim won't last forever!

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nessisonett

@RogerRoger I only noticed support was inbuilt in RetroArch after my uncle handed me down some of his old Playstation games and I spent an afternoon ripping them onto my PC! I just asked for Medal of Honor as I knew he had the first two but he dropped off some more games like King’s Field, Gran Turismo 2, Soul Blade and a couple of Legacy of Kain games. It was really quite cool seeing a trophy pop in Medal of Honor after the first level, it’s such a satisfying feeling!

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RogerRoger

@nessisonett As terrible as the "official" PS2 Classic emulation is on PS4, getting trophies for some of my childhood favourites was a huge draw, and helped me part with my cash. It's awesome that they've built that feature in. Sounds like you've got plenty to be getting on with over Christmas!

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Jaz007

I just got Crusaders Kings 3: Royal Edition. I only paid 35$ too. It's good so far, if not overwhelming as effectively being my first CK game. There's so much to it, but I think I'll enjoy it a lot. I love the medieval ages and it total lack of morality and how terrible you are most likely going to be interests me. Such chaos. I love strategy games where you feel like a villain and it isn't necessarily cartoony.

Jaz007

nessisonett

@Jaz007 Hope you enjoy it, I’ve been a massive fan of Paradox’s grand strategy games since Europa Universalis III. Crusader Kings II was fantastic, especially the Game of Thrones mod, so I really should give more time to CK III. I’ve sunk hundreds and hundreds of hours into Europa Universalis IV but only conquered the world once. These games are more about the individual stories in each file than any sort of grand plan as inevitably everything will go wrong.

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nessisonett

@Jaz007 Make friends with a big friendly giant, somebody strong enough to take down your enemies but absolutely make sure they won’t border you in the foreseeable future. Border friction is where alliances die. Otherwise, just try to have fun. Even when things go wrong, it’s trying to struggle against that which is the fun part. Success comes in waves. My favourite tactic though when there’s a really annoying rival is to assassinate them and then sow discontent among their vassals when the new leader is installed.

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Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

nessisonett

Total War Rome is being remastered coming out next month. Should be brilliant!

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M0rriss

nessisonett wrote:

Total War Rome is being remastered coming out next month. Should be brilliant!

Oh yes, it would be nice to look at her

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Voltan

I'm replacing the HDD in my girlfriend's laptop with an SSD... Last laptop I did this to just had an easily accessible HDD bay - it was like 2 screws and done...
Turns out in this one I'll have to completely remove an USB port and the headphone jack first. WTF Asus

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