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Getting back into pc gaming.. what do I play?


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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012 8:09:47 AM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
Then Gog it is.

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 3:18:19 PM PDT
I've been watching people play GTA 4 and Skyrim with mods and despite the fact that I already have them on console, I want them on PC just for screwing around with mods. Plus I love the Stalker games so much and I miss them. My laptop can run Sims 3 okay,.. but I have to keep most of the detail on low/medium and it stutters. I've heard that some of the more recent expansion packs to Sims 3 install annoying DRM? I just wish there were more unique PC-only games. And less DRM. Oh crap I'm starting to talk myself out of buying the PC.

I was looking at buying either an Alienware for $900-ish. Or a Microtel for $800-ish. The Microtel has higher specs than the alienware but the Alienware is slimmer and I don't have much room. I would prefer a gaming laptop,. but all those are around $1200 or $1600.

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 3:21:22 PM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
Yeah the Stalker games were the best as were the Witcher games. If you are a student you get 10% off on HP I believe. I get all my PCs from HP and they give me good discounts. I have an I 7 with a 560 video card and it rocks. There is nothing to date I can't handle.

Posted on Jun 7, 2012 4:59:15 PM PDT
My Daughter is 11 and LOVES COD. She has Prestiged 3 times already and puts in WORK. She is a the top of the list Many Times

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 4:07:13 AM PDT
If you get an alienware then you get to deal with Dell's crappy customer service.

DigitalStorm comes highly recommended for pre-built systems and laptops.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 4:13:19 AM PDT
Nicos says:
you play the Binding of Isaac and you like it!

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 9:35:24 AM PDT
DigitalStorm has some Awesome Pre-Built PC's but expect to pay a little extra. Don't deal with Dell unless you want HORRIBLE customer service and talking with "Techs" in India and getting passed around from one Dept. to another for hours on end.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012 12:24:19 PM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
There aren't many companies left that don't use India. I called up HP, got a rep in India, the next day the Philippines and the next day S America. They all do that and half the time you don't know what the heck they are saying. Even Tmobile does it.

Posted on Jun 8, 2012 1:50:01 PM PDT
I never call tech support or customer service. I can troubleshoot and fix my own pc problems. *beats chest* ow!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 7:52:24 AM PDT
FV says:
If you look around, you can find a lot of multimedia laptops that will get you medium settings on most games for under $1000.

As for gaming recommendations, if you like Stalker, have you checked out Metro?
PC gaming hosts a lot of great Indie games. They're pretty minimalist in terms of system resources and are really fun. I think Capt. K mentioned it, but the Humble Bundle V is still going on.
"http://www.humblebundle.com/"

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 7:24:00 AM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
Ratings wise, Metro was not as good as the Stalker series.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 8:02:25 AM PDT
Hence the reason when I have issues with my phone service on TM I go to a store. :D

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 10:02:41 AM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
True, the store service is much better and at least they speak regular English.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 10:22:12 AM PDT
On the phone they never get things done. I can walk into a TM store and have my issue fixed in about 2-3 minutes. I really like their service now that I stopped calling in issues

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 12:35:24 PM PDT
J. Schwarz says:
How much sense does it make for a cell phone company to use people in another country you can't understand half the time? I have to ask them to repeat what they said a million times. It doesn't make sense.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 11, 2012 12:37:56 PM PDT
Yup. That's the biggest negative about many companies, the customer service quality.

Then they outsource it and it becomes garbage.

Dell hung up twice on my sister because they couldn't answer her questions on her laptop's issues.

Posted on Jun 13, 2012 10:47:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 13, 2012 10:59:46 PM PDT
Sha Gojyo says:
>>Getting back into pc gaming.. what do I play?<<

anything that's F2P online is a good place to start for free game downloads. http://www.freemmorpglist.com/ or http://mmohuts.com/ or http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2012 11:08:27 AM PDT
D. Nickels says:
Would have to agree on Stalker. Amazing game, eeiry!

BioShock I.
Far Cry II.
Oblivion.
Fallout 3.

Skip the super new ones they aren't worth it with steam and all.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2012 11:23:16 AM PDT
In your opinion.

Steam works great for millions of us.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2012 1:30:31 PM PDT
D. Nickels says:
If she has touchy interent steer far far clear.
And that's based on experience not speculation.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2012 1:52:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 18, 2012 1:52:16 PM PDT
Offline mode runs for 45 days or more at a time without the need to "check in", so... yeah.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2012 3:07:25 PM PDT
D. Nickels says:
I was never actually able to get through the install, so didnt get that far.
Also, actually didn't even get to the install since steam demanded to download a new version of itself, which took two days until I bailed....

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2012 3:26:18 PM PDT
Well, it works for most of us. it seems most of the time people in the PC game forum just want to force their opinions on others. Cool I guess if that's what you're into.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2012 4:09:58 PM PDT
It took you more than two days just for the Steam client?

If you have dial-up internet and have other downloads running, you have no business using, much less reviewing!, an online digital distribution marketplace.

Some of my soldiers in Iraq paid $80/month for 64k (one step above dial-up) internet that worked whenever it felt like it. They were fine playing games they'd already downloaded and installed in the US when they had decent internet, as long as they turned off automatic updates.

I didn't want to risk it (I also knew that people monitored those connections) so I stayed in offline mode until my R&R. I was able to play for roughly 6 months without having a connection at all. The ONLY problem I ran into had to do with SecuROM in Borderlands DLC. It needed to authenticate, and I hadn't tried to run that content (just the base games) before I went offline. That wasn't even a Steam issue at all, but a Borderlands DLC issue.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2012 12:11:32 PM PDT
Thöm Frost says:
psycho sadly most pc games require a net connection its the new drm.
but i like diablo 3 which is like skyrim.
war hammer 40000 is good.
torch light is good.
y's is good.
any heros of might and magic
dungeon siege 3.
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