Reporting live from the new frontier of PC gaming, this is Alpacchachino, dabbling in framerates per second and hertz. It's been a little over for weeks since I received my new Gamer PC (I previously posted the specs in another blog). Since then I have been reading a bit about the different parts of the computer and things such as overclocking and temperatures (It's almost it's own science).
Man! It's been really crazy. So, I've been playing a lot, but wanted to talk about specific games, mainly games that I've been playing before on consoles, and games I've been playing on my old laptop. This first blog will focus on the first category of games.
First of, I went to get EA's Origin humblebundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/), which included Battlefield 3. I downloaded it (geez, 20 GB!) and started playing it right away. Man (!) was I surprised by the differences compared to xbox360 and PS3! I knew that the player count was higher on PC, but what really struck me was the ridiculous framerates and graphics! I played four hours in one sitting of those crazy moments you can only get in BF3 (stray RPG hits building, building collapses, 3 people die - BF player will know what I'm talking about).
The Witcher 2:
After buying this gem off of GOG for 5$ (http://www.gog.com/promo/witcher_franchise_promo_220813) I initially had some troubles installing it. When I finally manage to install it, it crashed at start-up. Luckily, I quickly located a hot fix which solved the problem. At first, I was kinda bumped when I started it up. Sure, graphics were nice, but it just felt a bit slow for my expectations. I found out however, that V-sync was enabled. When I disabled that, wonders happened, and the game was just running as smooth as melted butter. Even though I have completed it in xbox360, I plan to go through it again, just to enjoy those amazing visuals (and the great story). TW3 can't come soon enough!
That's it for this blog! I'll go ahead and download Dishonored (Daniel Kayser approves) for 10.18 € (13.61 $ according to Google) and play some of that, as I never got around to it at launch. I would love to hear your guys for advice on cool PC-games (especially RTS-games).