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Context
Aug 17, 2006, 05:57
Duc
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Context Aug 17, 2006, 05:57
Aug 17, 2006, 05:57
Duc
 
In this particular case 'hit MMOG' is aproximately 0.7% of the market or about 90,000 subscribers (according to www.mmogchart.com anyhow)

This comment was edited on Aug 17, 05:58.
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Re: re: unique
Aug 17, 2006, 04:24
Duc
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Re: re: unique Aug 17, 2006, 04:24
Aug 17, 2006, 04:24
Duc
 
Last time I checked bioshock was set in a collapsed randian utopia full of ruined art deco architecture and there wasn't a terrorist in sight, I don't think that both of them can be considered to have the same setting just because they're "set below sea level".

It seems monsterously unfair to lump bioshock in with another piece of sub tom clancy drek just because they both feature water.


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Re: Molyneux
Aug 15, 2006, 04:59
Duc
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Re: Molyneux Aug 15, 2006, 04:59
Aug 15, 2006, 04:59
Duc
 
It's funny, I think alot of early bullfrog games would work great on consoles without much adulteration or dumbing down; a syndicate, populous and dungeon keeper tripple threat might actually be enough to make me trade in my old xbox for a 360.

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Re: No subject
Aug 9, 2006, 02:51
Duc
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Re: No subject Aug 9, 2006, 02:51
Aug 9, 2006, 02:51
Duc
 
To be honest space captain I only got about 8fps outside with multiple enemies on a 6800GT / XP64 3200 / 1gb ram - I think 8fps must be the oblivion 'sweet spot' :-)

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Re: No subject
Aug 4, 2006, 05:28
Duc
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Re: No subject Aug 4, 2006, 05:28
Aug 4, 2006, 05:28
Duc
 
I've never seen someone argue the physX corner from an architecture point of view either - with video / sound stuff is mostly one way, you send something to a card and it can get on with it and do all the effects stuff. Physics used in a non-trivial way would seem to require constant two way communication via the pcie bus, or do I have the wrong end of the stick?

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Re: Off-topic Here but still needs to be
Aug 1, 2006, 06:47
Duc
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Re: Off-topic Here but still needs to be Aug 1, 2006, 06:47
Aug 1, 2006, 06:47
Duc
 
Guys, I strongly recomend seeing the documentry 'dreams of sparrows' essentially a set of talking heads and interviews with people in iraq filmed around 2004. I think it's available via various online video rental places in the states and it gets across what's happening in the country and how messed up and divided it is.
It features people who are pro/anti war, pro/anti saddam & pro/anti bush; all of them regular iraqis. I don't think it'll change many peoples opinions but it's always good to see behind the endless death statistics and sound bites on t.v.

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Re: No subject
Jul 25, 2006, 04:45
Duc
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Re: No subject Jul 25, 2006, 04:45
Jul 25, 2006, 04:45
Duc
 
Well, among the features of this version is 'complete freedom', mind you I seem to remember touting something similar for their enjoyable but fairly linear first outing.

http://int.games.1c.ru/star_wolves2/

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Re: FoxConn
Jul 24, 2006, 13:51
Duc
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Re: FoxConn Jul 24, 2006, 13:51
Jul 24, 2006, 13:51
Duc
 
He's basing his speculation on the tendency in the electronics industry to integrate into the CPU/chipset for example; cache, network adapters, sound cards, modems, usb, firewire etc...

warning! poorly informed and rambling speculation below this point!

So far a lot of what was once a discrete add in board is now combined because in the electronics industry it's generally cheaper to put populate a board with a few multipurpose chips than to put down lots of specialised components.

Drawing the same conclusions about GPU's, well that's a different question all together; consider though that at some point next year it seems like we will have quad core processors and intel are talking up 32 cores or something equally crazy, at that point why not make one or two of those GPU's?

Additionally graphics cards are becomming more and more flexible in terms of programmable interfaces and instruction sets - at what point do they stop being a graphics card and become a specialised processor that could be socketed into a board along side a regular CPU like the products that already exist for opertons?

http://www.celoxica.com/corporate/pressreleases/show_release.asp?DocumentID=444


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Re: No subject
Jul 22, 2006, 09:59
Duc
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Re: No subject Jul 22, 2006, 09:59
Jul 22, 2006, 09:59
Duc
 
Bah, a GTA clone? Surely a hex based pacman turn based wargame is the obvious worst choice...

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Re: Multiplayer Portal...
Jul 20, 2006, 10:27
Duc
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Re: Multiplayer Portal... Jul 20, 2006, 10:27
Jul 20, 2006, 10:27
Duc
 
How about a set of maps specifically designed for two player co-op? Puzzles that are much more complicated and require the use of 4 portals simultaneously to solve them...

That'd be so unbelievably awesome that my brain vibrates at the very thought.


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Re: because
Jul 19, 2006, 18:35
Duc
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Re: because Jul 19, 2006, 18:35
Jul 19, 2006, 18:35
Duc
 
Couldn't you just switch the ragdoll on but keep the pov locked in the head, that could have some pretty entertaining applications right there - rocket rag dolling spys around the level maybe...

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Re: Steam=No Problems
Jul 19, 2006, 04:15
Duc
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Re: Steam=No Problems Jul 19, 2006, 04:15
Jul 19, 2006, 04:15
Duc
 
Coo, JA2 and Disciples II Gold for $30... I am sorely tempted by that deal - especially given it might be difficult to get both from ebay for less than steam is charging - which could actually be a first.

(insert standard Riley proof disclaimer about lack of manuals and the day that valve throw the switch cutting us all off from steam.)

This comment was edited on Jul 19, 04:15.
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Re: No subject
Jul 12, 2006, 06:09
Duc
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Re: No subject Jul 12, 2006, 06:09
Jul 12, 2006, 06:09
Duc
 
Except thats not what we're getting, we are getting thousands hundreds tens several times more fragments in an explosion and being told this is 'realistic'. The problem isn't with aegia it's with the crappy use of the extra objects and modeling, this will be the exact same problem with the physics on GPU implimentations.

Not that I support £150 for a crappy addin board with no tangible benifits.

This comment was edited on Jul 12, 08:19.
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Re: Sigh
Jul 11, 2006, 02:31
Duc
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Re: Sigh Jul 11, 2006, 02:31
Jul 11, 2006, 02:31
Duc
 
How much do you want to bet that they had everything on one server, they didn't bother restricting remote dial ins, someone didn't set a domain password and the logon for the CVS server was the same logon/password.
Either that or a guest / default account was left live.

In my admitedly not that exhaustive experience the worst offenders are those the I.T. department cannot overrule, e.g. directors who don't see why they have to set a logon password and want to be able to dial in from home.

This comment was edited on Jul 11, 02:31.
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Re: New Xbox 360 Coming with HDMI port?
Jul 10, 2006, 02:51
Duc
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Re: New Xbox 360 Coming with HDMI port? Jul 10, 2006, 02:51
Jul 10, 2006, 02:51
Duc
 
I don't know exactly how you'd get a faulty ground connection, as far as I know it's exactly that, a loop to ground, sounds a bit like the PC version of 'it might be bad RAM'.
You could get one of those electrical socket testers, they go for a few £ here in the UK but I wouldn't go messing with your house electricals unless you've got a fairly good knowledge of how these things work.

Far more likely you've just been unlucky, especially as the CD drive problem was clearly not bad RAM (or a nebulous ground problem for that matter.) Plus given you're a Blues News regular would it be wrong to assume you've also got a PC around? That'd be just a sensitive to a major fault with the house electricals as a 360 I would have thought.

This comment was edited on Jul 10, 02:51.
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Re: No subject
Jul 3, 2006, 05:25
Duc
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Re: No subject Jul 3, 2006, 05:25
Jul 3, 2006, 05:25
Duc
 
Is it the new ASE? I've kind of given up on ASE since Yahoo took over and the support shedule slipped so far back.

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Re: Interview with Warren Spector
Jun 28, 2006, 02:21
Duc
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Re: Interview with Warren Spector Jun 28, 2006, 02:21
Jun 28, 2006, 02:21
Duc
 
Now if only I could scrape Invisible War from my mind, which, despite clinging to the theory that you can tackle a problem many different ways, really suffered from a terrible dose of consolitis.

It must be difficult to admit the fact that you're (for whatever reason) releasing a clanger that you've just spent 3 or 4 years of your life on, especially if you love what you do. Additionally I suspect that if you go on record bad mouthing a game and by inference EA/Ubisoft/Whatever then you might find it hard to get another job.


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Re: No subject
Jun 27, 2006, 11:28
Duc
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Re: No subject Jun 27, 2006, 11:28
Jun 27, 2006, 11:28
Duc
 
I don't really want to get into a Linux vs Windows kick because I think that the majority of stuff written in this argument by both sides is total crap. I don't really think that was even your intention Beamer, I'm assuming you were refering to HH's support of a linux client rather than the entire gamet of OS'. However to prevent a set of tedious replies I'd just like to say that I work in a mixed environment with Windows and Linux machines and a variety of users use them for a variety of uses, for us at least it is worth it.

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Re: No subject
Jun 24, 2006, 18:59
Duc
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Re: No subject Jun 24, 2006, 18:59
Jun 24, 2006, 18:59
Duc
 
The nintendo ds usb adapter appears to register individual machines and allows them to connect, so it's probably safer to leave your network as WPAPSK and buy the adapter as WEP/mac filtering are both practically worthless against a halfway competent intruder.

here is an article on ign with screenshots of the profile/access registration system:
http://uk.ds.ign.com/articles/665/665128p1.html

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Re: UFO Hacker
Jun 21, 2006, 18:13
Duc
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Re: UFO Hacker Jun 21, 2006, 18:13
Jun 21, 2006, 18:13
Duc
 
An even better question would be why they are wasting millions of $ of mine and your taxes to extradite and try him in the US when what he mostly did is expose how weak much of the security setup was.

If I was his defense lawyer I'd be asking how they even know it was him that caused the problems when they clearly can't even configure http proxies or set sysadmin passwords.

edit: I'm not saying they should let him get away with it, hell he commited the crimes in the uk so try & convict him here, I seriously doubt that prison will be of any benifit in his case though.

This comment was edited on Jun 21, 18:16.
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