Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The frame rate of life

The Now Playing image lies. I would like to be playing Serious Sam 3, but my machine refuses to run it at an acceptable frame rate. The homogeneous nature of consoles has warped me to the point where I have a very hard time running anything on the PC with settings less than the maximum. I want to see it as it was meant to be seen, not endure the meager approximation that my hardware is actually capable of. It came to a breaking point last night with the deadly combination of inconsistent frame rate and near instant death situations. I was dying and it was not clear what killed me. I want to be serious, but my rig is not serious in the least, so I had to uninstall it.

What followed was a pathetic scene. In spite of a three game plan from GameFly I have nothing at home right now. I waffled back and forth at Blizzards digital store, wondering if now was finally the time to play Diablo 2. I worked my way chronologically backwards through the XBLA list, finding a few that I could play. Eventually i settled on a little Trackmania 2 and still did not enjoy myself.

Perhaps the constant flow of games has taken its toll.

Nah. I just need something better to play.

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