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Nickname SirKnight
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Signed On Apr 14, 2005, 23:42
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News Comments > Arkham Asylum NVIDIA Bundles
2. Re: Arkham Asylum NVIDIA Bundles Aug 22, 2009, 15:13 SirKnight
 
You get a COOPIN!

I'd rather have a real DVD, but I may just pick up another GTX 260 and SLI that beeotch.

This batman game looks pretty damn cool with PhysX.
 
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News Comments > Final Modern Warfare 2 Voice Work
8. Re: Final Modern Warfare 2 Voice Work Aug 20, 2009, 20:00 SirKnight
 
Keith David is going to make you his bitch!

That's what it's going to say on the front of the box and in-game title screen.
 
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News Comments > Interplay Classics on Steam
16. Re: Interplay Classics on Steam Aug 19, 2009, 22:09 SirKnight
 
I still have my Sacrifice CD around here somewhere. I remember it was one of the first games to show off the then new GeForce 256.

I'm also glad to see Kingpin. It's also on GoG. I loved that game and I still play it. I liked the art style, the setting, the F word every other word..LOL! It's a damn hard game though. I so wish they would have followed through with the sequel.
 
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News Comments > PC Modern Warfare 2 $60? [Updated]
47. Re: PC MW2 $60? [Updated] Aug 18, 2009, 15:53 SirKnight
 
WTF? Doom 3 wasn't $60. I went to Best Buy the day it came out and bought it for the normal $49. I had it pre-ordered on ebgames for the same amount but I didn't want to wait for shipping. It was $49 everywhere. Maybe in Canada it was $60...  
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News Comments > Wolfenstein Layoffs
13. Re: Wolfenstein Layoffs Aug 18, 2009, 15:34 SirKnight
 
This is complete bullshit. I hope people pirate the living shit out of it now.

I know I just won't be buying it period. Not that I was interested in the first place...
 
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News Comments > Gabe Newell Interview
1. Re: Gabe Newell Interview Aug 13, 2009, 23:09 SirKnight
 
Big fans of Larrabee huh? Interesting to be big fans of a set of slides. Even when/if hardware does come out, it won't be all that. It's all hype and actually not properly designed. Intel is totally going in the wrong direction with the programming model. It may sound "ok" in theory, but when it comes to compute...well, you'll see.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: RIP Les Paul Aug 13, 2009, 23:05 SirKnight
 
Les Paul guitars are awesome. I have one, although I rarely ever do anything with it any more. I need a better amp than I have.  
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News Comments > Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Demo
6. Re: Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Demo Aug 13, 2009, 11:52 SirKnight
 
The controls are MUCH smoother and just plain better than the first. I've always had difficulty with the first due to the weird mouse movement.

The graphics of this game are very good. I also love the Western genre and I think it's cool this game has Civil War elements too.

The thing that really pisses me off though is the aim assist or auto-aim, whatever you want to call it. But it only happens when you have dual revolvers so it could have been worse.

I haven't finished the game yet (I'm getting owned at this one particular quick draw stage) but I hear it's short which sucks.

I hope there's eventually a sequel to Gun and I also look forward to Red Dead Redepmtion (GTA4 in the old west, lol). I do hope they make more CoJ games after this too.
 
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News Comments > ARMA II Operation Arrowhead Announced
7. Re: ARMA II Operation Arrowhead Announced Aug 13, 2009, 11:43 SirKnight
 
All of the above is 100% true.

I just don't know about these BIS guys. WTF?
 
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News Comments > Dragon Rising LAN [Updated]
8. Re: No Op Flashpoint: Dragon Rising LAN Aug 13, 2009, 09:57 SirKnight
 
It was bad enough that this did not come from Bohemia, but from Codemasters whoring the brand.


Thank God it didn't come from Bohemia. They can't program, or design, to save their lives. For an engine that's been in development for 10 years, it sure looks like something that any one else could do in a year tops.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
17. Re: Into the Black Aug 13, 2009, 00:46 SirKnight
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2009, 13:44 SirKnight
 
I liked (and still do) Romero's maps the best.

Romero was a big part of the humor in id's early games. Something that was obviously suddenly gone once he left. I have always thought one of the main reasons id's early games were so good was because of Romero (and of course Carmack's programming genius). I firmly believe that Doom 3 would have turned out A LOT better if Romero was involved. But it turned out to be a game that didn't feel like a Doom game or have that "Doom look" at all.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2009, 12:07 SirKnight
 
The Palin 360 auction is dead.  
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News Comments > Wolfenstein Preorders
1. Re: Wolfenstein Preorders Aug 6, 2009, 21:27 SirKnight
 
I'm going to need a demo for this first. If this was being made by id internally then I'd feel better about just buying it. Like I will with RAGE and Doom 4.  
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News Comments > Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Preorders
1. Re: Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Preorders Aug 6, 2009, 21:24 SirKnight
 
I had this pre-ordered on Amazon for $49 (with free 2 day shipping with Prime) but then I found out newegg has it for $37 with free shipping (not 2 day unfortunately). So I canceled my Amazon pre-order and placed it with newegg.

I'd bet this extra mission will be available to everyone shortly after launch anyway. One way or another.
 
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News Comments > RAGE Engine Details
1. Re: RAGE Engine Details Aug 6, 2009, 21:15 SirKnight
 
Wow that looks pretty damn amazing. MUCH better than the screens and videos they released previously.

Reading through that SIGGRAPH presentation has reminded me I need to get back to my own virtual texturing demo I was working on.

And to think Doom 4 will look at least 2x as good since it's going to be a 30Hz game. Although I'd rather Doom 4 be 60Hz so the gameplay could be fast like the old dooms.

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News Comments > Manual ARMA II Patch
9. Re: Manual ARMA II Patch Aug 6, 2009, 15:48 SirKnight
 
"10 years of constant engine development..."

You would think after that long this would be a pretty solid engine. But instead, their games just seem to get more and more buggy. Not only that, but the implementation of just about everything feels amateurish. I especially dislike the HDR implementation. It looks like a beginner in gfx programming whipped that up. The NVGs are not realistic at all which I think is due to the horrid HDR. The sound likes to play over and over or make things have an echo.

I could go on and on about the general poor implementation of virtually every aspect of this game. The ONLY thing that's good about it is the idea of an open sandbox world. I play this game quite a bit due to that as it does fill a gaming need I can't get anywhere else (maybe OFP2 will help but I'm un-sure). But I'm constantly shaking my head when I see how screwy things are done there.
 
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News Comments > ARMA II Patch
5. Re: ARMA II Patch Aug 5, 2009, 22:28 SirKnight
 
Beware of the STEAM update. It's not a "small" 125MB download like the retail boxed version. You have to download 4GB!!!

BIS, in all their wonderful programming ways, decided not to worry with making the STEAM version a small update and just decided to make you download most of the game all over again.

This sucks for those like me who are on a crappy internet service with VERY tight bandwidth limits. Looks like I'll be re-downloading the whole damn game at work. :/

This game is such a cluster-f**k. Not that it surprises me at all.
 
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News Comments > Disney's Losses
1. Re: Disney's Losses Jul 31, 2009, 18:47 SirKnight
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmILOL55xP0

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News Comments > No PC Modern Warfare 2 Special Editions
29. Re: No PC Modern Warfare 2 Special Editions Jul 30, 2009, 12:44 SirKnight
 
I figure they just realize that special editions on the PC do not sell like they do on the consoles. I'm only guessing that's the case though. It would seem like to me the console kiddies eat up special edition crap. I'll just go buy REAL NVGs.

They did this with CoD4 though. The special edition for the 360 came with a DVD about the SAS. I actually wanted that DVD but there's no way I'd get the console version. Plus it was like $70 or some crap.

I do regret buying CoD 4 on the PC for the full $50 price. I don't play MP and the SP was too short and way too scripted for my tastes. At times it had its moments, but enemy respawning sucks no matter what.

My plan is to get this game for $20 or less at some point down the road since that's all I see it being worth. In the meantime, I'll be playing ArmA 2 and OFP2 (PC of course - editor FTW).
 
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