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Vaporware 2010

Wired.com's Vaporware 2010 is online with the 14th installment in their annual series calling out overdue tech projects. Since they have the Duke Nukem Forever to kick around again, they again "honor" the shooter four months to the day after it was reannounced, a decade after it first made their list, and six years after it earned their "Lifetime Achievement Award." Other games they list include L.A. Noire and our choice for #1, Half Life 2: Episode 3. They also once again pick on Black Mesa, as they seem to think singling out this in-development modification from a team of volunteers as vaporware is fair play, though we would disagree.

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23. Re: Vaporware 2010 Jan 3, 2011, 18:04 Flatline
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 3, 2011, 15:48:
Here's something I never thought I'd utter though: I'm kind of wary of Half Life. In the amount of time since I've played one of the games my tastes have changed. My memories from HL2 (which I should replay) are less of sheer joy and more of the kind of crappy combat feel, the overload of zombies and the turn to maybe too deep scifi for my tastes.
I find myself more excited for Crysis 2. Which shocks me.

Prove me wrong, Valve.

For me HL2 blew when it came to the boat levels. I had a computer that could run HL2 fine when it shipped, but it took somewhere in the neighborhood of 4 minutes or so to load a level up since the source engine needed I believe a minimum of 2 gigs of memory to avoid that problem.

The boat section went on *forever*, and there were literally places where you'd get 90 seconds of gameplay followed by a 4 minute "loading" screen.

Horrible, horrible level design. Then they did it again with the dune buggy, which was slightly more enjoyable than the boat, but not by much.

And that was about 1/3 or so of the game right there. It was bad enough that I quit halfway through HL2 and didn't come back until I built a new computer a couple years later.
 
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  1. Jan 3, 09:57 Re: Vaporware 2010 nin
  2. Jan 3, 10:29 Black Mesa wtf_man
  3. Jan 3, 10:31  Re: Black Mesa  Blue 
  4. Jan 3, 10:34   Re: Black Mesa wtf_man
  5. Jan 3, 10:47   Re: Black Mesa nin
  6. Jan 3, 11:29    Re: Black Mesa Jerykk
  17. Jan 3, 15:02     Re: Black Mesa xXBatmanXx
  10. Jan 3, 12:09   Re: Black Mesa pacbowl
  11. Jan 3, 12:17    Re: Black Mesa wtf_man
  12. Jan 3, 12:30     Re: Black Mesa PHJF
  7. Jan 3, 11:37 Re: Vaporware 2010 Bludd
  8. Jan 3, 11:51 Re: Vaporware 2010 Ozmodan
  9. Jan 3, 11:59  Re: Vaporware 2010 nin
  13. Jan 3, 12:45   Re: Vaporware 2010 TangledThorns
  14. Jan 3, 13:30    Re: Vaporware 2010 McSterls
  15. Jan 3, 13:48     Re: Vaporware 2010 wtf_man
  16. Jan 3, 14:23 Re: Vaporware 2010 avianflu
  18. Jan 3, 15:48  Re: Vaporware 2010 Beamer
  19. Jan 3, 15:50   Re: Vaporware 2010 Beamer
  20. Jan 3, 16:16    Re: Vaporware 2010 Prez
  21. Jan 3, 16:59     Re: Vaporware 2010 McSterls
>> 23. Jan 3, 18:04   Re: Vaporware 2010 Flatline
  24. Jan 3, 18:12    Re: Vaporware 2010 Jerykk
  25. Jan 3, 18:49  Re: Vaporware 2010 Sepharo
  26. Jan 3, 20:07   Re: Vaporware 2010 Jerykk
  22. Jan 3, 17:42 Re: Vaporware 2010 wtf_man
  27. Jan 4, 01:02 Re: Vaporware 2010 Creston


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