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#51
Same problem here at 41. I think it has to do with the "been there and done that" routine. We (computer gamers) need something really new and bold to grab our attention again! But then again it may be that I am getting to the age where I just don't give a f anymore...

im with you. i made a thread about this a year ago and got bamboozled by noobs. minecraft aside, the upcoming BF3 will be my last go at it. i expect to get a solid 4 months out of it until i retire.
Retire from what? Gaming?
Then what well you build rigs for:)
 
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#52
Same problem here at 41. I think it has to do with the "been there and done that" routine. We (computer gamers) need something really new and bold to grab our attention again! But then again it may be that I am getting to the age where I just don't give a f anymore...


Retire from what? Gaming?
Then what well you build rigs for:)
Building new rigs is just satisfying.
The smell of the chemicals off the new hardware.
Seeing all the new stuff going.
It's just like building a performance car on a much smaller and cheaper scale.

Not necessarily using much lol.
 

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#53
34 here, and also in a gaming slump. Thought for sure Portal 2 would cure it, but not really. Played it for a couple of hours off and on so far, but meh.

I'm gonna give BF3 a go when it releases to see if that helps.

I think I'm just gonna get back into cars/trucks again. Thinking I want to build a nice Powerstroke Super Duty.
 

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#54
I'm really surprised at how many people here are in a "slump". Could it be perhaps, because a lot of modern games are console ports and don't push our PCs like the games of a few years ago?

Think of the time Crysis came out for example. It brought all systems to their knees, especially at high quality settings and the graphics looked gorgeous. This created a buzz in the gaming community as people wanted to see those graphics and tried to upgrade and optimize their PCs to maximize them. Heck, Crysis can still do this...

However, today's games are generally no challenge at all to modern PCs and the graphics options often leave something to be desired. Also, the gameplay seems to be very similar, with only cosmetic differences between the games.

Waddya think?
 
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#55
26 and bored as hell with most games. I think bethesda's games spolit me too much LOL. I want more stuff liek oblivion and skyrim and FO3/NV to be made and the damn studios only care about fad shit.

minecraft was fun but it got old. kinda gimmacky. what's crazy is there were people spending thousands of dollars on minecraft servers a month. one "server" really had a HUGE cloud cluster of like 12 systems with 12 cores each and 640GB RAM amongst the cluster and they freakin paid like 12K/mo for it (but they only were able to keep it for 3 months LOL they got broke--->wonder why?) LOL. crazy shit! and TONS of minecraft hosting companies showed up as well.

Plus the server I was on had tons of drama and the hosting company they used sucked (singlehop) it was mad laggy (thier network sucked) and they even had the server as optimized as can be. some of the people were awesome on the MC server but one person ruined eveything. fuck!

and I want a good FPS game that is as rough as L4D but those are hard to come by. Most FPS games these days are hand holding wussy peices of shit that just waste disk space. Bring back games like System Shock 2, AVP (older version), etc. all we got is pussy wussy FPSes.

this is one of the big things eating at me. I played all the old school FPS games to bloody death and I have nothing left to take my anger out on. sucks.

and I looked so forward to duke nukem forever and everyone says it's a peice of handholding shit and the humor isn't very duke like. that pisses me off.
 
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#56
I mostly stick to multiplayer games now, co-op is almost a must. I lose interest in games and have the most fun gaming with friends.
 
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I'd have to say, the key that's kept me playing Mw2 for 500 hours is my friends. We go into public parties, 1v1's, scrims, clan battles etc. Trickshots, qsing, you name it. While on bc2, not many of my friends owned it, so I've only got about 30 hours on it.
 

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#58
I haven't touched a game on Steam for a long time, as everything feels like i already played it before. Usually my second choice for fun would be to just upgrade or tweak my system for fun, but i have no money to do such things, so im instead just playing PS3 games right now. The PS3 is giving me a fresh air of new games that least that i haven't played, Infamous, Uncharted, Twisted Metal, Resistance etc. So im kind of moving in that direction a bit more for gaming. I'll immediately get back into PC gaming when Half-Life 2:Episode 3/Half-Life 3 comes out though (i must avenge Eli!!!).
 

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#59
If you haven't already, you should mod the games that you can, such as New Vegas for example.

I'm currently obsessed with trying to downsample as many of my games as I can. I think you even made a thread about MW2 that was downsampled. It's harder to do on ATi hardware opposed to nVIDIA apparently and there seems to be little on it dotted around the net.

Still, once you managed to do it games look so much better, especially if they have new, 'HD' textures installed. GTA IV looks awesome when done correctly...





 

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#60
Hehe been at this point for so long now as most games do not do what i want out of them. Don't get good games like GR RvS no more so do some thing else with ya life :p.

And i think ya just getting older and know more of what you want which is less of whats being put out there.

Maybe you be happier when Deus Ex and Skyrim is finally release.
Yup age is definitely a factor and it seems to kick in when most people are about 32-ish. But apart from that most of the games just dont deliver and all tend to be braindead boring clones of one another (the prevalence of the Bioware engine in RPGs is a crying tragedy as far as I am concerned). I realised this when I decided to replay Gothic 2, a ten year old game and felt the same strange sensation of being hooked on it and wanting more more more, just as i felt the first time around. Then I got the same thing with Risen (a Gothic 1 + 2 clone). But when I play, Mass Effect, CoD, Dragon Age, Crysis 2, FallOut, Borderlands, etc etc, I find myself force playing, fighting an inner restlessness and boredom that is screaming out for me to do something more rewarding.

Someone else said here that gaming has gone the same way the movie and the music industry has, where originality and creativity has gone right out the window in favour of the fastest route to profit margins. Therefore for those who know better and/or have developed more discerning tastes, it is increasingly hard to find modern entertainment media that we can even stomach, let alone enjoy.
 

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#61
If you haven't already, you should mod the games that you can, such as New Vegas for example.

I'm currently obsessed with trying to downsample as many of my games as I can. I think you even made a thread about MW2 that was downsampled. It's harder to do on ATi hardware opposed to nVIDIA apparently and there seems to be little on it dotted around the net.

Still, once you managed to do it games look so much better, especially if they have new, 'HD' textures installed. GTA IV looks awesome when done correctly...

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h8/Chicknwaffles/iCEnhancer/GTAIV2011-07-3116-08-13-90.png

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h8/Chicknwaffles/iCEnhancer/GTAIV2011-07-3116-03-58-03.png

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h8/Chicknwaffles/iCEnhancer/GTAIV2011-07-3102-35-41-73.png
What does it mean to downsample your game? :confused::confused: It sounds like lowering the texture quality to improve framerate. (Please note that I'm at work right now and can't see your Photobucket screenshots.)
 
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#62
if you use to play fps try other game like strategy, turn based even board games is pretty fun to do
taking a time off from gaming could help you get the sensation back
most get bored coz they 'too familiar' with that so theres no challenge anymore
 
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I've been bored recently (good old summer lull). I've finished all my RPGs, cancelled my EVE account and have no new FPS games left to play.

I was convinced that I wanted a new RPG, and I spent ages reading gaming sites to see if I could find one I'd missed, when I happened upon a video on PC gamer of them playing supreme commander: forged alliance. It reminded me of how much I loved the game and I've been playing that for the past couple of days.

Take a look at different genres, even if you're convinced you want a new FPS you may suddenly find the lust for a different genre.
 

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What does it mean to downsample your game? :confused::confused: It sounds like lowering the texture quality to improve framerate. (Please note that I'm at work right now and can't see your Photobucket screenshots.)
Downsampling (very) basically means rendering the game at a higher resolution and squeezing it onto the resolution that you play at. For example, I was rendering GTA IV at something incredibly high like 3840 x 2400 and having that squeezed into my monitors res of 1680 x 1050. It eliminates jaggies and allows textures to look even nicer. However, as you can imagine, it comes with a performance hit.
 
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Downsampling (very) basically means rendering the game at a higher resolution and squeezing it onto the resolution that you play at. For example, I was rendering GTA IV at something incredibly high like 3840 x 2400 and having that squeezed into my monitors res of 1680 x 1050. It eliminates jaggies and allows textures to look even nicer. However, as you can imagine, it comes with a performance hit.
How do you do this, if anything it will be fun trying to get it to work with the games even if the replay value has gone out of them, just like firing Crysis up and maxxing it to look at the pretties regardless if you liked the game or not lol
 

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I really can't say im in a gaming slump cause since I have been working, I have not been able to play as much as I did while attending college. Now I have work, more college, family, army reserves, and EXC! I dont get the chances to play much games anymore. my last good session was with the guys on teamspeak playing L4D2
 

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How do you do this, if anything it will be fun trying to get it to work with the games even if the replay value has gone out of them, just like firing Crysis up and maxxing it to look at the pretties regardless if you liked the game or not lol
Good t'see you're still alive NdMk2o1o; it's incredibly difficult to do on some games & ATi hardware. For example ArmA 2 allows you to do it in game, where as with GTA IV I've had to use a mod to do it for me.

The stuff I have found online, people haven't explained how they have done it or have an nVIDIA card which allows you to do it in the control panel. At one point I was almost tempted to switch cards but I won't.
 
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Too many games seemed rushed out over the last few years. The quality is certainly down. I still prefer when games had some quality voice acting, verses the modern full voice acting of poorer quality. Too many games share too many similarities as well. In the end I have been having a hard time finding many games to keep my interested as well.

Personally I find many games coming out now are immature and have more bad language than I can handle. I really don't care for profanity in a game, I don't feel it is needed. I don't care fore the sex scenes/nudity in games either. A few of you might burn me for those comments, but look how many games seemed to have shorted the plot or another element in the game to focus on the "hot women". I think the game makers have lost their focus.
 
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Downsampling (very) basically means rendering the game at a higher resolution and squeezing it onto the resolution that you play at. For example, I was rendering GTA IV at something incredibly high like 3840 x 2400 and having that squeezed into my monitors res of 1680 x 1050. It eliminates jaggies and allows textures to look even nicer. However, as you can imagine, it comes with a performance hit.
How do you do this, if anything it will be fun trying to get it to work with the games even if the replay value has gone out of them, just like firing Crysis up and maxxing it to look at the pretties regardless if you liked the game or not lol
That's exactly the same as supersampling*, except that in supersampling you have to choose multiples of your resolution, 2x, 4x, 8x. I don't think there's any gain from using custom non-multiple resolutions, so just force supersampling in Ati CCC or NV CP. Done.

* and I have always seen it called supersampling. Although it obviously has a downsampling stage so as to fit the image to your monitor's resolution, I have never seen downsampling term being used that way.
 
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I wanna hear more about this down sampling thing but this thread is more about being bored with games. SO ether add something to the subject AND down sampling or start a new thread please.
 
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Limbo, Machinarium, Revenge of the Titans and several other indie titles can offer viable alternatives to AAA shooters that are little more than clones of one another.
 

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That's exactly the same as supersampling*, except that in supersampling you have to choose multiples of your resolution, 2x, 4x, 8x. I don't think there's any gain from using custom non-multiple resolutions, so just force supersampling in Ati CCC or NV CP. Done.

* and I have always seen it called supersampling. Although it obviously has a downsampling stage so as to fit the image to your monitor's resolution, I have never seen downsampling term being used that way.
Supersamping doesn't work anywhere near as well to be honest hence why I (and others) 'downsample'.

I wanna hear more about this down sampling thing but this thread is more about being bored with games. SO ether add something to the subject AND down sampling or start a new thread please.
My point was; instead of being bored with what you have, change it and the changing of it may rekindle some of the original flames you had for that game. Give a new lease of life.
 
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I'm personally not bored with gaming, although I do find many or most of the new games are boring. My most recent cure for this has been to purchase the Quakecon pack on Steam and I'm playing many of the classic games there. Awesome.

Supersamping doesn't work anywhere near as well to be honest hence why I (and others) 'downsample'.
But supersampling is EXACTLY what you described so I really fail to see how it would look worse. It simply can't, it's the same thing.

Please create a thread to show how can we do it and discuss, and maybe even show some ss to see the difference, etc.
 
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I wanna hear more about this down sampling thing but this thread is more about being bored with games. SO ether add something to the subject AND down sampling or start a new thread please.
You started a thread that has created a discussion, or should we only talk about how TMM is bored with gaming, in that case go outside get some fresh air and a new hobby

/thread
 
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You started a thread that has created a discussion, or should we only talk about how TMM is bored with gaming, in that case go outside get some fresh air and a new hobby

/thread
Or talk about if you are bored with gaming. I mean really its not brain surgery. Would you like a graph on how threads work?
 
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