Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Mar 2013 14:46 UTC
Games "To see anyone defending EA and Maxis for the state of SimCity, even were it in perfect working order on launch, depresses me to my core. This self-flagellation-as-skincare notion, where gamers loudly and proudly defend the destruction of their own rights as consumers, is an Orwellian perversity. That it might be considered in any way controversial to call them out on their crap, to point out that no, always-on DRM is not an advantage to anyone, is bewildering. It's a sign of just how far the gaming world has fallen into the rabbit hole of the publisher's burrowing." As usual, RPS hits the nail on the head so hard it shoots through the board.
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

Sounds like a mis-configured system. Or an incompetent user.


Read the minimum requirements on say Skyrim. Anything less than minimum requirements on a PC and I would say it not really worth playing the game.

The card is simply too old to play a 2011 title like Skyrim, not enough video memory. Crysis 2 and Crysis 3 barely ran at all.

My 9800pro from my AMD 3200+ system latest to about 2007 and it was bought in 2003/2004.

I have a 3.06 GHZ Core 2 Duo OC'd to 4ghz, 8GBs of ram and 2 SSD disks all running latest WHQL Nvidia drivers.

Well, my GeForce GTX 460 has never been top-of-the-line and it's now 3 years old. I see no reason why it wouldn't last a few more years just fine as all the games I throw at it continue to run perfectly-well.


Also there is no word on the resolution, detail or framerate. What others have called okay, I have called horrid, mainly because a lot of people are okay at playing at less than 30FPS.

It ultimately depends what you expect. I don't think dropping £180 every 4 years is that much of an expense tbh.

Edited 2013-03-12 18:40 UTC

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

The card is simply too old to play a 2011 title like Skyrim, not enough video memory.


Hmm. YouTube ( https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=geforce+8800+skyrim&oq=...) would seem to disagree with you.

Also there is no word on the resolution, detail or framerate.


Well, I always play at 1080p resolution, that I don't compromise on, and so far I've always been able to play at high details.

What others have called okay, I have called horrid, mainly because a lot of people are okay at playing at less than 30FPS.


Console-games generally aim for 30FPS framerate, not higher.

It ultimately depends what you expect. I don't think dropping £180 every 4 years is that much of an expense tbh.


No, but the person whom I responded to was talking about having to upgrade the PC every year.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Hmm. YouTube ( https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=geforce+8800+skyrim&oq=...) would seem to disagree with you.


I am quite surprised, but my native res was at 1080p and It didn't work as well as that. I also wonder if that was the 256mb version of the card or the 512mb.

But try Crysis 2 with the same GPU you won't do that well (crashes in the Submarine intro and randomly during gameplay).

Well, I always play at 1080p resolution, that I don't compromise on, and so far I've always been able to play at high details.


Seems a pretty capable card. Maybe it one of those that is a good buy. I think my 8800GT was, I could play games til 2012. I hope my 660GTX was as good of a buy.

Console-games generally aim for 30FPS framerate, not higher.


It okay for some games, but I tend to play FPS on my PC. Assassins Creed on my PS3 I probably won't notice the difference.

No, but the person whom I responded to was talking about having to upgrade the PC every year.


It was a little ridiculous. But it depends how high end you want to be at. My rig apart from the GPU was built in 2007 and it runs stuff fine. The GPU from 2007 ... no way.

I don't think it is right saying that a 5 year old PC can play any game today, because one you don't know what game, what GPU you got (which is the biggest divider these days) and what you performance someone thinks is acceptable.

Which is what I took issue with.

Edited 2013-03-12 21:09 UTC

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