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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 09:17
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News Comments > AvP DirectX 11 Workarounds
8. Re: AvP DirectX 11 Workarounds Feb 21, 2010, 04:22 Ventura
 
I've had great fun with the game and it works great in DX11

I've been really enjoying the game too. Have played the Predator campaign through twice now, the Marine campaign once, and the first mission in the Alien campaign. Great fun.

I get the stuttering running the dx11 version with my audio format at 24bits & 48000Hz (as per the advice in the link). Going to try at 44100Hz and see if it's smoother.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Aliens vs Predator, Dedicated Server Plans
18. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens vs Predator, Dedicated Server Plans Feb 17, 2010, 05:05 Ventura
 
Better than previous AvP games?

Could it be any worse?

Ok that's being a bit harsh, but while waiting for this one I thought I'd pick up the original 2000 version off Steam, and half a year or so I went completely through the Predator campaign in AvP2.

Compared to what modern-day gamers have come to expect, they are terrible. The first one shocking, although in all fairness, it was released back in the Quake 2/3 days.

I have heard they are very short, one guy even said about an hour per side, but I have seen some gameplay clips, and coming from a fan, I'm looking forward to seeing what they've been able to come up with.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Aliens vs Predator, Dedicated Server Plans
16. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens vs Predator, Dedicated Server Plans Feb 17, 2010, 03:36 Ventura
 
What I read was that the disc version just has a copy of steam on it and an activation code, you don't actually get physical install media with the boxed copy - you still need to download 15gigs from Steam.

It's actually not true; there's two dvds, and the game installs like normal. The guy who posted that was going off the promotional hunter edition picture that showed just the one "game disk", and jumped to the wrong conclusion.

False alarm
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Aliens vs Predator, Dedicated Server Plans
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens vs Predator, Dedicated Server Plans Feb 16, 2010, 18:20 Ventura
 
Crap.

When you buy the game, all you get on the 'game cd' is the ability to activate the game via Steam.

Then you actually have to download it. And it's a good 15 gigs.

This is going to come back and bite them in the arse. I see a lot of people activating their game, realising how long they're gonna have to wait, and then trying to take it back. Problem is, once that code is activated, it's gonna be useless.

Would it have killed them to have just put the game on the disc, you know, like NORMAL?
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Stargate Resistance
8. Re: Ships Ahoy - Stargate Resistance Feb 16, 2010, 03:38 Ventura
 
I was under the impression much of the game here is made up of assets from that MMO.

It's a pity really, SG1 in it's prime was an absolutely fantastic show, and the whole thing with SG teams coming in and out through the gate doing missions would have lended itself perfectly to an FPS MMO. If they'd have brought out a good FPS back when Richard Dean Anderson was still leading the team through the gate, it'd have sold like hotcakes.

Unfortunately, I wouldn't expect much of this one
 
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News Comments > Star Trek Online Borg Details, Trailer
5. Re: Star Trek Online Borg Details, Trailer Feb 11, 2010, 23:59 Ventura
 
I love Star Trek, I'm not ashamed to say it. I even went to a convention once, and met Tim Russ, who was Tuvok in Voyager. I was so nervous about actually meeting someone from the show, I just about froze up. He probably thought I was something of a dick, because of it.

Anyway, just so you get an idea...

I installed Star Trek Online on Sunday, played Monday after work in the evening, took Tuesday off to play, had no desire to play Wednesday after work, and cancelled my subscription on Thursday.

That's STO for you. I love that it's coated in Trek, but it's definitely missing something.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft's "Big Announcement" on Xbox LIVE
9. Re: Ubisoft's Feb 9, 2010, 07:48 Ventura
 
It's some Ghost Recon: Future Soldier bullshit.

Apparently there's a teaser out on Xbox Live already.
 
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News Comments > Gas Powered Games' "Next Big Thing" Announcement Nears
18. Re: Gas Powered Games' Feb 3, 2010, 17:58 Ventura
 
"Another busy day, can't wait to announce our next big thing on the 15th... I hate keeping secrets. :)." GPG's current project, Supreme Commander 2 is expected in March

SNAFU. His current project isn't even out until next month, and already he's moved on.

In the meantime Chris, do me a favour and fix as many of it's bugs as you can. Believe me people, if he doesn't do it now, he never will.

Well over half of my skirmish games playing the original + expansion ended up unresolved with -10 sim speed. Oh, the good ole days.
 
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News Comments > More Rockstar Spouse Follow-up
8. Re: More Rockstar Spouse Follow-up Jan 23, 2010, 20:29 Ventura
 
And then people running the businesses care nothing about people, only money.

You say things might be bad, but sales are at an all time high right now.

You hit the nail on the head, but don't realise it.

Sales are high, sales are low... what difference does it make, if the people doing the hard work aren't the ones reaping the rewards?

The execs don't care. Never have, never will. And while it does sound like it's particularly nasty in this industry, it will be the same way wherever you go, whatever you do.

What do people with money want? More money. It's human nature, we're selfish by design. That and, society these days is all about not giving a fuck about anyone else.

Welcome to the 21st century
 
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News Comments > Avatar Game: What Went Wrong
6. Re: Avatar Game: What Went Wrong Jan 16, 2010, 20:49 Ventura
 
Brilliant. I love how it's always some other factor; in this case, the movie being released in December.

It couldn't be the quality of the title, hell no. It's always something beyond their control.

Having read the (amusing) article, he does also admit that the quality may have suffered because of the whole deadline thing. See, now we're getting somewhere.

Only, Avatar was in the works for a long time, especially on the part of James Cameron. Never mind the prep, they actually started filming in early 2007; that's like 3 years ago.

I'm guessing Ubisoft not giving themselves enough time to make the game isn't their fault either.
 
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News Comments > Chris Taylor on RTS Mechanics
13. Re: Game Reviews Jan 13, 2010, 05:21 Ventura
 
Space Siege was abysmal. Chris Taylor has a steep up-hill battle to climb to regain his reputation after that train wreck

After Space Siege? His rep was already so low, I didn't even bother with it.

His only claim to fame was TA, and how old is that now? 13 years? TA was well supported, had lots of patches and they added lots of units. Supreme Commander is a bugridden, infested mole of a game, and the expansion only made matters worse.

Supreme Commander 2 has less of everything? Hey, if there's also less problems, I just might be interested.
 
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News Comments > Age of Conan Character Deletions
13. Re: Age of Conan Character Deletions Jan 11, 2010, 18:15 Ventura
 
if you arent part of the game anymore why does it matter if theyre gone for good?

Knowing that your characters are still there sometimes motivates a return.

If I spend a lot of time away from a game, and then come back, I don't usually jump straight back into any high level players I might have. No, I play a low-level character first, to get a feel for the game again.

Or at least, I would, if they didn't delete them all.
 
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News Comments > Planet Calypso Space Station Sells for $330K
10. Re: Planet Calypso Space Station Sells for $330K Jan 1, 2010, 08:14 Ventura
 
Seems like there's two distinct types of people on this planet...

The vast majority are pretty much doing it tough, working and using most of the money they earn to survive, and then (if lucky) have a little left over to play with.

And those who (somehow) seem to have money to burn.

I'm convinced the more money people have, the more stupid they are, because anyone who spends $330K US on a virtual space station can't really be all there.
 
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News Comments > Transformers: War for Cybertron Announcement
9. Re: Transformers: War for Cybertron Announcement Dec 16, 2009, 17:42 Ventura
 
Come on fellas, anything that takes the focus off what Michael Bay has done to the movie franchise has gotta be a good thing!  
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News Comments > Australian R18+ Debate
8. Re: Australian R18+ Debate Dec 14, 2009, 17:38 Ventura
 
I've sent in my submission.

35 year old mature adult male, but I can't play something if it's deemed inappropriate for a 15 year old. What... the... fuck??!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top Sellers
19. Re: Steam Top Sellers Dec 7, 2009, 04:16 Ventura
 
Did I miss something? I click on the link for COD: MW2, just to see how much it costs, and it throws up $89.99USD.

Are you shitting me? $89.99USD? Is it April 1st or something?
 
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News Comments > On Age of Conan Update 6
1. Re: On Age of Conan Update 6 Dec 6, 2009, 00:58 Ventura
 
After a long time, I thought I might try giving this a go again.

Put in the retail dvds, installed, downloaded a couple 500mg patches, thought I should be up and running soon. Then it starts on another patch... 1.95gig.

No thanks. It doesn't matter how much content they've added, I just don't have that kind of quota available to get back into this.
 
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News Comments > C&C4 Layoff Rumor Follow-up [Updated]
3. Re: Game Reviews Nov 11, 2009, 16:50 Ventura
 
This is how we're treating people these days, is it? We don't thank them for a job well done, instead we send them packing?

All the shit that came up with working at EA earlier, like when that spouse wrote about them and their overtime practices, you'd think they'd have fucking learnt something from that.

I'll pass. Let's be honest, it ain't like the game's gonna be well supported post-release, not with the whole team all gone by then.
 
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News Comments > German Mag Says Ubisoft Demanded Positive Assassin's Creed 2 Review
11. Re: AC2 Review Scandal? Nov 8, 2009, 18:13 Ventura
 
So you can probably not infer the quality of the product from what these guys did. It may be good, or it may be bad

That's not what it's going to tell most who will hear about this though. You don't come away thinking "it's marketing, the game probably rocks".

Kudos to this mag for refusing to do it, but I bet if Ubisoft had also thrown a bit of money their way, they'd have been more than happy to oblige.
 
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News Comments > Modern Warfare 2 Midnight Madness
15. Re: Modern Warfare 2 Midnight Madness Nov 5, 2009, 18:06 Ventura
 
Wow, this thread has been an eye-opener.

I'd planned to buy it, maybe, when the price dropped a little, but I had no idea it was crippled in this way.

I'll pass.
 
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