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    Is online gaming dead on PC???

    Im nervous now, seems like the multiplayer is just not there for PC. Dont see a point of having a $1600 computer that has no use because the only games found have 3 people in them if I even find a game.

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    What games are you playing? You sound crazy hahaha PC on-line gaming is alive and well, just take a look at the stats on Steam the numbers are astounding. That is just one community of players. Not to mention the genres of games that don't exist (in any proper way) on consoles. PC gaming is where it really kicked off and where it still is for the most part.

    Honestly this gen of consoles is so underwhelming after the long wait I gave them all a pass save for the Wii U for the local multiplayer awesomeness and first party games.

    It is also far more economical to do PC gaming in the long run as there are crazy deals all the time from different places. Think a few year old titles for less than $1 a pop it is crazy I have a huge back catalog of games I still need to play so I rarely buy new and just keep an eye out for sales when they pop up. I have nearly 100 AAA titles with far far less than +5000USD put into them.
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    Short answer:
    No.

    In fact I mostly play online games at the moment. The Free2Play genre particularly has nice entires - World of Warships/Tanks, Armored Warfare, MechWarrior Online, PlanetSide 2 for action games and a billion decent Free2Play (I hate this term after all these years, though) MMOs like Star Trek Online and Star Wars: The Old Republic. Yeah, some of them are just...not as good as they were meant to be but ... eh, people still play them. There's EVE Online and World of Warcraft etc. as well.

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    The biggest multiplayer games are on PC.

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    Hard to tell if this is a troll or not...

    The biggest online game communities are on PC - by a long shot.
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    I tried crysis, battle field 4, advance warefare

    Crysis 3- 3 person game
    Battle field 4- actually alot of people but it kept kicking me, said punkbuster has kicked you
    Advanced warefare- no games found. After more research this seems to be a common issue


    Sorry not trying to start anything, I have been out of PC gaming since the original call of duty, haven't played PC online since the original x box was released.

    What games would you recommend? Im not into stuff like world of warscraft, mostly racing and FPS. Like hunting games as well. thanks

    Also what am I doing wrong that i cant find anything or even play advanced warfare and battle field?

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    Two older EA games and an activision game, that is probably your issue. EA has a habit of killing off on-line play on older titles I don't know exactly what is going on with those specifically though and a quick google search shows that the Activision title is currently plagued with on-line issue.

    Just back luck / timing.

    As a general rule I don't buy anything published by EA I think they are about as evil as it gets when it comes to game publishers.

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    I agree with the OP. This is a legitimate question. Some expensive games are very hard to play online. CALL OF DUTY is the perfect example. I am also waiting for Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon and I expect to have a lots of empty space on the servers.

    It used to be fun when we could host our own servers, chose specific game play, specific equipment and police them against hackers. There was an active community. Now, we are ruled by corporate servers, that we cannot customized, we cannot create our own maps.

    The gaming community is now playing free games on Steam, with less pixel quality, but far more flexible than big titles. I am not one of them. I can afford 2 or 3 big title par year. I'm just alone playing them...

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    So active community but not for any of the big FPS games released? IS it only good for games like skyrim and WOW?

    What free games on steam are good?

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    The only thing keeping console gaming alive are the proprietary licensing controls Sony/etc build into their systems. I think people are realizing the limits of consoles and realizing that laptop/desktop/tablet PCs are a great alternative, especially as the price gap continues to close each year.

    Is PC gaming dead? Hell, no. WoW alone supposedly has over ten million active and paying subscribers. Look at any gaming software company's website and you'll see tons of hype over current/upcoming projects along with career recruiting ads for aspiring developers.

    Is console gaming dead? Yes, but instead of passing away with dignity it will linger on legal life support for years. I'm certain that hordes of console gamers would strongly disagree with my opinion - and they might be right - but I think their loyalties will be sorely tested in coming years as PC-based gaming offers access to better games, endless games, targeting a wider audience, at lower cost. Each console's hardware is very good bang-for-the-buck for certain kinds of things, but specs and prices are locked down and it doesn't really do too well outside of the box - vastly inferior to today's similarly-priced PC hardware, how will it compare vs tomorrow's PC hardware, especially once protections offered by legal exclusivity are gone? Even today there's a lot of gamers who buy a console (or buy every console) *only* because there is no other way to run some particular game title they love.

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