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No subject
Feb 24, 2007, 22:17
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No subject Feb 24, 2007, 22:17
Feb 24, 2007, 22:17
 
Everyone in the industry except PC gamers has recognized for a few years now that the "flush money down the toilet every year to upgrade your PC" model of gaming is on the wane.

Good. I hope PC gamers stop upgrading and force devs to improve the quality of their engines again, as id used to do. These days, games devs use DX as a crutch, to hide the shoddiness of their engines. Bloated garbage like BF2, etc.

But it's not that bad. Nvidia is even releasing DX10 AGP cards. Older hardware still works, despite what the motherboard-peddlers in Taiwan want you to think, and despite script kiddie game devs who don't really know how to code.

Don't upgrade to Vista yet either.

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No subject
Feb 24, 2007, 22:05
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No subject Feb 24, 2007, 22:05
Feb 24, 2007, 22:05
 
Send Acclaim your best ideas so that they can steal them and then not hire you.

What does the EULA say? *All* submissions become property of Acclaim no doubt.

I guess if you have no interest in making your ideas into games, then you could try giving them away to Acclaim, maybe they'll choose you.

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GameZone has a selective memory
Feb 18, 2007, 23:37
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GameZone has a selective memory Feb 18, 2007, 23:37
Feb 18, 2007, 23:37
 
Precursors has had quite a few precursors. It is not even close to being the first, other than setting the game outdoors. I'm not even sure about that one, because Oblivion was pretty close to an FPS-RPG already.

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Microsoft Lies About DX10
Feb 16, 2007, 00:57
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Microsoft Lies About DX10 Feb 16, 2007, 00:57
Feb 16, 2007, 00:57
 
MS is, as usual, lying about DX10 not being easy to port to Vista. The fact is, other than GPU task switching and some memory features, DX10 shaders could indeed be ported to XP without many changes. It is the hardware and drivers that are doing the work; DX10 is a way to communicate with them.

What it comes down to is whether or not gamers care about GPU task switching (multiple 3D apps vs. 1) and if a unified memory pool really matters for near-future games, or whether it could all be done on XP.

DX10 hardware works in Macs and Linux as well, maybe someone should ask Microsoft how that is possible considering their claims that only Vista can take advantage of the new features.

"...new customers." is right.

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No subject
Jan 14, 2007, 02:11
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No subject Jan 14, 2007, 02:11
Jan 14, 2007, 02:11
 
Is that a space gorilla?

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No subject
Jan 7, 2007, 21:01
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No subject Jan 7, 2007, 21:01
Jan 7, 2007, 21:01
 
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR)

No, that's WOAR. Or maybe even WO:AoR.

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Battlestar Craptastica
Dec 30, 2006, 16:25
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Battlestar Craptastica Dec 30, 2006, 16:25
Dec 30, 2006, 16:25
 
Vivendi, you might as well give me the $10m you are going to spend on this, because it's never going to amount to anything.

And these people are considered professionals? They simply buy up anything that's trendy without thinking. That's some fucking business plan! Why aren't these fools out of business yet? I bet they will be in a few years.

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Re: No subject
Dec 27, 2006, 14:16
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Re: No subject Dec 27, 2006, 14:16
Dec 27, 2006, 14:16
 
I think we'll be seeing a lot more low-budget PC games because of what's going on with the consoles. That isn't necessarily a bad thing though.

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No subject
Dec 26, 2006, 23:49
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No subject Dec 26, 2006, 23:49
Dec 26, 2006, 23:49
 
A Linuxversion.

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No subject
Dec 25, 2006, 04:01
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No subject Dec 25, 2006, 04:01
Dec 25, 2006, 04:01
 
I've lost all respect for Marc Laidlaw for ever allowing that Alyx character into HL2. Up until she was introduced HL was believable, even if violently over the top at times. Alyx is not a realistic hero like Gordon, Alyx is right out of a Uwe Boll movie.

A genius scientist who happens to look like a model... martial arts expert... expert marksman... has bulletproof skintight jeans.. WTF, Marc?

This comment was edited on Dec 25, 04:02.
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Bomb the Christians
Dec 21, 2006, 15:42
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Bomb the Christians Dec 21, 2006, 15:42
Dec 21, 2006, 15:42
 
Jesus would bitch-slap these Left Behind charlatans himself.

And he'd do the same to George W. Bush.

But I don't believe in Jesus, or any other magical saviors or demigods, so we're fucked. No one is coming to save us. Enjoy.

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Skip the pears, just give me the vodka
Dec 20, 2006, 17:22
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Skip the pears, just give me the vodka Dec 20, 2006, 17:22
Dec 20, 2006, 17:22
 
Was this gorilla marketing?

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Games For Satan
Dec 19, 2006, 11:58
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Games For Satan Dec 19, 2006, 11:58
Dec 19, 2006, 11:58
 
To get GFW certification you have to comply with MS's draconian specs. Besides MS approving the content, this includes purchasing a key so that your game will appear in MS's game browser. MS also wants to use this to get gamers shackled to Live Anywhere.

I think everyone realizes what Live is by now? Subscriptions for online games and micropayments for what PC gamers used to get for free. Yeah, great way to "improve" PC gaming MS! Once again MS's idea of "improvement" is how they can make more $$$, and how they can seize more control over the entire industry, not how to improve the user experience.

I hope publishers fight this initiative, because it's only good for MS.

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No subject
Dec 18, 2006, 16:28
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No subject Dec 18, 2006, 16:28
Dec 18, 2006, 16:28
 
All I know is that this game needs to be released in the US at all costs. I really liked OpFlash '85 and it's expansions.

It's going to be. Once this game gets going, it's going to blow away Battlefield. It's much more moddable than OFP, there should be some very interesting stuff released.

For one thing, you could play 64-100 player coop against an army of *hundreds* of bots. Not just the usual capture the flag/territory stuff, but full-fledged story-based coop missions with complex objectives and cutscenes. OFP did this with 32 players against just a few bots (respawning+teleporting to simulate more than there really were) and it was alot of fun.

A BF2 mod could also be made, complete with a commander mode. Maybe also with some stuff that BF2 doesn't have.

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No subject
Dec 18, 2006, 16:05
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No subject Dec 18, 2006, 16:05
Dec 18, 2006, 16:05
 
My PC will crush any console player. I mean, when I drop it on their heads. But I really do think that keyboard+mouse is going to be an advantage over console controller.

Maybe this is part of Gates' evil plan, to get Xbox gamers back onto the PC once they see how much more flexible PCs are than a console. Maybe someone will even release a Wiimote for PCs, it could be done.

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Microsoft Bugs As Usual
Dec 17, 2006, 14:59
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Microsoft Bugs As Usual Dec 17, 2006, 14:59
Dec 17, 2006, 14:59
 
The WMV wouldn't play in Media Player Classic, and in WMP10 there was no sound. Is WMP11 needed for these videos? I don't want to install WMP11, it crashes Firefox.

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No subject
Dec 16, 2006, 15:05
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No subject Dec 16, 2006, 15:05
Dec 16, 2006, 15:05
 
Is anyone following this XNA stuff? I've glanced at it from time to time, but it sounds like a bunch of hype and/or marketing.

It's designed to unify PC & Xbox development at the expense of everyone else. I doubt it will be popular amongst low-budget devs who don't stand a chance of getting their game on the Xbox in the first place. Unless MS plans to publish them via Live or something?

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Ralph Koster
Dec 16, 2006, 14:55
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Ralph Koster Dec 16, 2006, 14:55
Dec 16, 2006, 14:55
 
It's Ralph Koster's Second Life.

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No subject
Dec 14, 2006, 20:40
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No subject Dec 14, 2006, 20:40
Dec 14, 2006, 20:40
 
I don't see why some here have a problem with the idea of genetic memory. How is it radically different from normal memory? Memory is created and stored in the brain, why can't it be transferred organically through some sort of DNA-based process if it is created organically?

Maybe it doesn't even happen that way, but there is ample evidence that behavior, what is sometimes called instinct, is passed down. Maybe that's not like remembering an entire past life, but who knows?

There's no reason to discount the concept of genetic memory while we don't even know how regular memory is created yet. Or WHAT exactly it is yet. Chemicals? Energy? Proteins? Scientists still don't know.

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No subject
Dec 14, 2006, 19:58
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No subject Dec 14, 2006, 19:58
Dec 14, 2006, 19:58
 
The base game is free to play. You only have to subscribe if you want to play any of the expansions.

The base game is free, but you can't get any guild benefits or access to many basic things. It is less than the base game subscribers get. You're basically left with doing nothing but the random missions and a few fedex quests, because you will be brutally massacred in PvP by any subscribing player.

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