Games that force you to upgrade is a good thing?

Games that force you to upgrade is a good thing?
 

 
 
 
 

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Anonymous

Sometimes it is good,sometimes it is a bad upgrade.
Often you have to upgrade, otherwise you don`t find Server`s.
I like Upgrade`s.Because you know they still working on it (Performance etc.).
It give Games which need to Upgrade every few Days or week,then maybe it will jump on your Nerves because of the Time...
But a Upgrade can be bad for you also when you have to change your Playstyle for the Game.

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Anonymous

Consoles are toast, Sony's losses are now so large it's clear that they will be unable to afford a new console.MIcrosoft will probably abandon them too, PC's and PC parts costs are well down on what they use to be.
To get performance increases that would allow DX11/12 games with large area maps and the coming progressive map load tech would need big frame buffers.
A new console would need to run CPU's (or some sort of 2 CPU with Hyperthreading)running at 3Ghz, and 4GB 1600Ghz memory and video CPU comparable with a GTX560Ti + HD and OD. Specs like these suggest a price tag between $700-$1000 USD. People would just buy PC's at those prices.

Anonymous

I don't really play that many games anymore, but if I got the gaming bug back I'd definitely buy a console. Upgrading your entire PC for one game is ludicrous.

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Its kind of good and bad at the same time

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I'd go with consoles just because it's cheaper than a PC for gaming. Plus, I'd rather not use a keyboard and mouse for gaming because I'm not used to it. I also don't even care for online multiplayer gaming. For that, I do have two consoles: PS2 and GameCube. Do note that I'm poor and I cannot afford a PS3, XBOX 360, and Wii (I like to play Twilight Princess). I'm a Japanese RPG/Action RPG gamer and that's all I do for a lot of fun. The games for consoles provide me a 10-foot experience compared to computer games since I don't have to squint to read text that's in the screen, such as in Neverwinter Night (I stopped playing Neverwinter Nights about a year ago due to lack of enemies respawning when it comes to level grinding).

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Anonymous

I think that games that you have to upgrade is not for the average user. Anyone who plays games that you have to update are more that the average game player. Like world of Warcraft,I have a friend he 18 and did not understand why it needs to update. Well long story short. I personally don't mind updates, because I understand everything not perfect.

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Updates and upgrades are not the same thing. Upgrades are things like new video cards and CPU's. Updates are just software updates for new features and bug fixes.

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No, it costs a s**t load to buy a good video card, other parts add up aswell but not as much, I love how alot of good games advance in technology and open up new possibilities in games but it's costly to keep up.

A tip to anyone who wants to get a good gaming PC and start in the PC game world, follow the 'bang for buck' rule, it's very cost effective this way and won't need to upgrade much at all, it's what I try to follow as much as I can.

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The software is miles ahead of the hardware at the moment. Maybe once the hard economic times are over with we can get back into the swing of pushing 3D advancements. Of all the hardware it feel like the Video card is the part that needs upgrading the most in any of my gaming rigs.

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You have to be kidding? I have a pair of 570's and they pimp slap BF3 on ultra settings at 1080p. This is good for gameplay, but I was hoping they would be less than ideal to give me an excuse to pick up the soon to launch 670's. I'll still get them, just for the hell of it. In all honesty, the hardware is beyond the software. Only a couple games really push the current hardware, like Metro 2033. The other hard to run games are just poorly codded. Bf3 is an example of very tight code showing what should be doable if devs take the time to do it right. I upgrade for the fun in it, but it would be nice to see a game that truly tries to break my hardware.

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i only really upgrade if the rest of my fammaily are playing a new game out there like diablo 3 and also guild wars 2

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of course, progress and better technology and more advanced and pretty effects are always a great thing to get.

and its a shame so little developers actually make games that push the limits of your hardware and might force people to upgrade parts, and instead they focus on consoles and make shitty console-ports to pc which lack all the amazing eye-candy pc can have which consoles are missing still.

so hell yes, i say yes to games that might force you to upgrade cuz they have more advanced and betetr technology and effects and such for which you need the newest parts \o/

i so totally hate the focus on consoles of nowadays, they use outdated 10-year old technology and cuz they are so popular many companies focus on consoles and develop games for a console and then make crappy console-ports to pc and cuz of that pc-gamers miss all of the awesome technology and effects we could have most of the time, cuz of those lazy console-ports which often use the same outdated technology that the original console-game does without adding anything at all >.<

seriously, wake the F up all of those lazy-ass money-hungry developers, and start making high-quality games instead of focussing on "money money money!"
and take time to develop a game for pc with all the amazing technology we have instead of just quickly finishing up a game with outdated consoles-technology

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Anonymous

I think that games forcing us to upgrade is a great thing. I mean you don't benefit about them only in games, but after an upgrade, your computer is faster, which makes everyday tasks faster.

Also like BF3, there's many new technical things that increase performance. There's no better thing than inventing new, more efficient technologies/ways to do things.

Yes, I think "Hell yes, force upgrade is great!", but I have no money, BUT I prefer upgrading my computer than buying a faggy console. PC gamers are usually more intelligent and older than console gamers, who seem to be a bunch of 8-year-olds.

Also I support modding, because they make games last longer and it's a real shame that modtools are nowadays a no-no subject. It's also stupid that I have to pay to someone else to host my server. Sure, it does help with the quality, but still I prefer public dedicated server software which is available for free.

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Perhaps its just me, but after a while I have reached to develop feelings for my rig, sometimes I feel like I'm betraying my PC by watching any of those 3d super video cards... Somekind of geek adultery...

Am I the only one?

Anonymous

Oh man, I'm with ya brother.

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If I can sound somewhat cowardly (or diplomatic depending on your perspective) I would say that advancements are good in PC AND console gaming. The tech will always surpass the console and it is the responsibility of the devs and studios to attempt to balance what the consoles are capable and how far they can simultaneously push the hardware of the PC market. Sadly, there is a growing disparity between the haves and have not's of PC gaming and console gaming and the result will be either a greater bifurcation/disparity of the gaming industry or not using the PC hardware to its fullest potential. Both prospects are unfortunate but both provide an advantage to one group. The hope is that devs will do their best on PC projects and provide the "best experience possible" for the consoles (see Metro 2033, BF3, Deus Ex: HR...).

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W/e makes PC gaming a better visual experience than console gaming, I'm down for. You get what you pay for.

Easy way to pay for PC gaming, build a new PC instead when it's time to replace your current one, then instead of a console, buy a GPU for said computer at half the price. Computer + gaming system in one, at least, that's what I tell my folks.

Anonymous

If I can sound somewhat cowardly (or diplomatic depending on your perspective) I would say that advancements are good in PC AND console gaming. The tech will always surpass the console and it is the responsibility of the devs and studios to attempt to balance what the consoles are capable and how far they can simultaneously push the hardware of the PC market. Sadly, there is a growing disparity between the haves and have not's of PC gaming and console gaming and the result will be either a greater bifurcation/disparity of the gaming industry or not using the PC hardware to its fullest potential. Both prospects are unfortunate but both provide an advantage to one group. The hope is that devs will do their best on PC projects and provide the "best experience possible" for the consoles (see Metro 2033, BF3, Deus Ex: HR...).

Anonymous

Hell yea!

Even if I don't have the $$$ to upgrade it is ALWAYS good to see games move forward. Stagnation in tech is a bad thing.

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I think it can be a good thing. I managed to upgrade recently on a budget (Phenom II x6 1090T, HD6770 1GB, Asus M5A97 Pro). I had been holding off for a while now but I'm glad I upgraded. OC'd the x6 1090T and HD6770.

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Anonymous

If the game shows obvious improvements from the better hardware, then hell yeah!

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-oh i understand wrong-
It's cool but in case of Halo 2 for e.g. dx10, buy Vista or u will not play it and the game was total crap. Same as BF3 they pushing but game is not that awesome so i pass.