Skyrim is a game that genuinely sucks you in so that's a good choice, I think. Minecraft and Magicka if you have some friends to play with. Saints Row The Third turned out to be lots of fun and doesn't require a lot of effort to play.
(Original post by Tzarchasm)
I'm in a shameful predicament. I've just recently built my dream computer and don't take me wrong, I'm incredibly happy with my purchase. What's awful is that I'm not enjoying my time gaming. So far, I've got Rome: Total War (Gold), Tropico 4 (and Modern Times), WoW (without Cata/WotLK), Evochron Mercenary and Dead Space 2. I used to be a massive, massive PC gamer in the past. I'd spend all my free time playing games and enjoying every second of it and the games I'm playing now are without a doubt brilliant games, I'm just not connecting with them.
I'd really appreciate it if someone can suggest a game they genuinely enjoy. I have a lot of time to kill at the moment (gap year) and would love to game as much as possible before uni.
I know what you mean though, and I think it's a case of growing up more than anything. You don't get 'hooked' on games as much as you used to
Wow just realised this post was 2 months old
The PC Gaming Society isn't very active, is it
Last edited by Intriguing Alias; 13-06-2012 at 14:17.
Yeah I disagree with his whole logic there. I buy games almost exclusively on sale nowadays and I don't see how that 'cheapens' the ip or even Steam itself. I actually love Steam - for their prices, and their service. If they suddenly got in a situation where they couldn't afford to sell games at such great prices so they were in very close competition to everywhere else's prices I'd still buy from Steam because of the loyalty they've earned.
(Original post by LtCommanderData)
I think I'm going to get MP3 some time this summer if I see it for a reasonable price, thanks for the opinions.
What do you guys think of this?
Also the article where he originally said that it "cheapens intellectual property"
I don't really know what he's on about. I mean, if a company is always selling their games for £5, you're going to think of them as a 'cheap games' company. But if a AAA game which has been out for a year or more spends a week on sale for 75% off, people will buy it but surely their views of the brand of the game itself won't change? Maybe your opinion of Steam
will be "oh, that's a cheap place to get games" - but not cheap as in poor service. I mean, at the end of the day, a digital copy from one should be more or less identical to a digital copy from another. When he says "we're not trying to be Target [evidently a cheap shop in the US], we're trying to be Nordstrom [presumably a more expensive shop with less rude staff or something]" I think he's being a bit silly. If we're buying the exact same items from each place, then one isn't inherently better quality because it's more expensive. If John Lewis and Poundland are selling the same product at vastly different prices, I'd rather get it from Poundland - and Steam is much more pleasant than Poundland (I'm not dissing Poundland, greatest of shops, btw).
When I first signed up to Steam there was a sale for an Indie Bundle it was £4 for the lot. I, not being too familiar with steam; nor paying much attention, accidentally went and clicked on one of games that was in the bundle (VVVVV) and bought it for £4 individually. So I sent a customer support message to Steam, explained my situation (and noting that the deal was due to end in 2 hours) and they refunded me within 20 minutes. Just brilliant service and brilliant prices from a fantastic company!
Damn I sound like I work for Valve but I just love them.
Origin on the other hand
Oh, and what I originally came here to say: Playing Team Fortress 2 more and realising how great it is - yet another reason to place Valve on a pedestal.
Last edited by Intriguing Alias; 19-06-2012 at 09:48.