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Every year that rolls around we get brand new games and brand new PC hardware. This last year has been pretty difficult on everyone, so the prospect of actually buying any of the new games (since a lot are delayed) or even getting your hands on a desired piece of hardware is nigh impossible.
Video games, movies, books etc. all are forms of media that can have a profound emotional reaction on those who are consuming it. Art, no matter the medium, can have a long lasting effect, and some experiences we will never forget. So today we want to ask you guys: what PC game have you played that you will never forget?
At first, this may sound like a rehash of our “should gamers upgrade their PC in 2021” Up For Debate earlier this year, but there’s one significant detail here that sets it apart: pre-built gaming PCs. With the global chip shortage affecting every electronics industry including PC hardware, prices for GPUs have skyrocketed, but pre-builts have largely remained the same. So the question now is: is it now cheaper to buy a pre-built gaming PC than build your own in 2021?
To follow on from our Up For Debate a couple weeks ago where we asked “what do you want for the next Assassins Creed?”, we thought we’d ask you guys about another upcoming game that is most likely in development: Grand Theft Auto 6. Or, more specifically, the online component for it.
It’s 2021 and you’ve somehow found yourself on a deserted island. You’ve been given the chance to bring a single 500GB hard drive with you that you can stuff as many games as you want on there. What games did you bring with you and why?
The digital age of video games has brought forth many benefits to the gaming community, but there’s also a lot of downsides too. One of the biggest issues that comes with digital games is multiple storefronts with different launchers to then play your downloaded games. But having multiple launchers is annoying and developers need to stop.
As the world braced for the COVID-19 pandemic last year, everyone had to embrace the life of lockdown. This meant more demand for PC hardware that certainly didn’t help the short supply of graphics cards already at launch, but it also meant lots more time to focus on our backlogs and get lost in a truly immersive game world and story.
Last year saw the launch of the highly anticipated third entry into the recent Assassins Creed reboot trilogy which took us to the land of England during the Viking era. But with many rumors running around about what the next AC game might focus on, and the anticipation of Ubisoft's Forward event at E3 2021 this year, we thought we’d ask you guys what do you want for the next Assassins Creed?
We’re feeling a bit nostalgic here at Game Debate for some reason, and so we’ve decided to reminisce on the good ole days considering that no one is actually able to buy a brand new graphics card at the moment at a decent price, since prices have risen once again due to the global chip shortage currently going on.
Computers are fickle things. In fact, I’m completely convinced that nobody has any idea how they actually work. They’re like airplanes: there is no reason at all why a big chunk of metal heavier than an entire zoo standing on a dinner plate should be able to fly, yet it does.
Games can come in all shapes and sizes, from 15 minute flash games to 100 hour long RPG adventures, and anything in between. But games also come in a range of costs, generally asking for more money the bigger/longer the game. So most of us will judge whether a game is worth the price depending on the length of the game, but what is the minimum length a game needs to be for you to buy it?