Sunday, January 22, 2017

One Point Victory - Battlefield 4 Diary

On February 9, 2014, I had this urge to play as a sniper with a suppressed SV-98. I have gotten a lot better playing as a sniper over the course of Battlefield 4 and Battlefield 1, but at the time, I was pretty terrible.

I ended the round at 24-12, which is fantastic all things considered.

However, that was not the highlight for this round. We were behind on the scoreboard for the most part, but as the round progressed, we closed the gap. By the time I was down, the score was at 11-32.

What unfolded next is one of the best rounds of Battlefield I ever played.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Back to Karkand in 2017

In 2013 I purchased GeForce GTX780, and Battlefield 3 was my main game at the time. I ran the game at ultra settings to see how it was going to handle it. I have never played games at such high settings before, so I was thrilled at this prospect.

I was using the Hannspree HZ281HPB monitor at the time with a resolution of 1920x1200. At ultra settings, the 780 managed to deliver around 45-60 FPS, which at the time was great. Below is a video I recorded in June 2013. 

Now, in 2017 after my most recent PC upgrade, I decided to revisit Battlefield 3 to see how it will perform on my new machine.

Here are the main components -

Intel Core i7-6700K
G.Skill Ripjaws 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card
Asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor

Here is a link for the full specification -

Unsurprisingly, Battlefield 3 on ultra settings ran like a charm. The frame rate barely ever dipped before 100FPS at a resolution of 2560x1440. Combined with GSYNC, it was a great experience.

I intend to do the same kind of comparison with Battlefield 4.

Monday, January 2, 2017

2017 Backlog Gaming Challenge

In order to minimize the money I am going to spend on video games in 2017, I decided to make a list of games I want to finish before buying any new games, with the exception of Battlefield 1 Premium. I will buy the DLC pack for Battlefield 1 when the first DLC launches, and hopefully, I can find it a discounted price.

So here is a list of all the games, I want to finish before buying any new releases (Other than BF1 Premium) -

  1. Alan Wake
  2. Batman Arkham Origins
  3. Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY Edition
  4. Batman: Arkham City GOTY
  5. Battlefield 1 SP
  6. BioShock Infinite
  7. Borderlands
  8. Borderlands 2
  9. Call of Juarez
  10. Call of Juarez Bound in Blood
  11. Call of Juarez Gunslinger
  12. Commandos Strike Force
  13. Crysis 3
  14. Dead Island
  15. Dear Esther
  16. Dishonored
  17. Dying Light
  18. Fallout: New Vegas
  19. Hard Reset
  20. Hitman: Blood Money
  21. Metro: Last Light
  22. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  23. Painkiller Hell & Damnation
  24. Rainbow Six Vegas
  25. Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter
  26. Spec Ops: The Line
  27. The Witcher 2
  28. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist
  29. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
  30. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
  31. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent
  32. Tomb Raider 2013
  33. Trine 2
  34. Watch Dogs 2
  35. Wolfenstein: The New Order
I don't intend to finish them in any particular order. I will post about my progress through this list over the course of this year.