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Real Name Abraham Petrovic Hannibal   
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Signed On Oct 31, 2003, 19:46
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News Comments > 2008 NIMF Report
4. Left 4 Dead Nov 25, 2008, 17:23 4D-Boxing
Is it possible that Valve pulled the Left 4 Dead demo? Can't find it on steam?!

Some love it some hate it so I have to try it before I buy it, not making the same mistake i did with Far Cry 2.

If anyone has info ont bis that would be greatly appreciated.

Ok, you can disregard my question..just found out that the demo was pulled...that tells me that the demo might discourage people from buying the game, in other words he game is not very good.

This comment was edited on Nov 25, 2008, 17:39.
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Editor and DLC Coming
13. Re: Fallout 3 Editor and DLC Coming Nov 25, 2008, 13:44 4D-Boxing
Fion... I thought Left 4 Dead had 5 maps & only 5 types of infected?
From your comments I may be completely wrong. IF Left 4 Dead has more locations & enemy types than Fallout 3 than I seriously underestimated he game.

On my end I can't complaint about fallout 3 (now that I fixed all technical the issues). Way more variaty than Oblivion in terms of locations...I discovered 30+ locations & I have barely gone into the subway. From What I could see, the subway is not very big & it brings you to certain spots not accessible by walking above ground.

Super mutants seem to be concentrated in a certain area wont spoil the story ...

Time to go home & hug a deathclaw...

PS. If you find Fallout 3 repetitive stay away from far cry 2 ...
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News Comments > 96% of Games Unprofitable?
28. Re: Dumbasses... Nov 22, 2008, 17:02 4D-Boxing
You are 100% correct about the lack of gameplay depth but forcing 80% of consumers to upgrade...that a bit to much... unless people game on 5 year old PCs they should not have to upgrade anything...

3 year old hardwarw will play anything on the maket today no problem...let's not forget that the 8800 series is 3 years old now...I know plenty of people who game no issues on 24" diplays with 7800 series cards.
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News Comments > Mirror's Edge PhysX Details; Trailer
10. Re: Mirror's Edge PhysX Details; Trailer Nov 20, 2008, 12:25 4D-Boxing
I'm all for supporting new technology but it's pretty useless when it is only supported by one of the two graphics card manufacturers, with little-to-no chance of AMD ever licensing it. Also, it's going to need considerably better games with thoughtful, deep implementations to sell it.

That is how 3dfx & their Glide API made 3D acceleration mainstream.

PS. For some reason I keep thinking that CUDA was shown to work on both ATI & Nvidia hardware (that meet the specs) and that it's up to ATI to implement PhysX support if they want it....I may be confusing 2 or 3 diff articles from that came out many months ago.
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News Comments > Far Cry 2 Fire Interview
16. Re: Dagok? Nov 7, 2008, 18:14 4D-Boxing
Eldaron Imotholin

Maybe I should have started playing the game at a higher dificulty level the repetitiveness would not have gotten to me. I iamgine you avoid using the machine gun on the jeep to keep the game challenging.

I might restart it on infamous.

Head shots do work but at the default difficulty they are not even needed.
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Split Screen Hack
14. Re: Left 4 Dead Split Screen Hack Nov 7, 2008, 17:57 4D-Boxing
plus you rich guys all have big monitors, right?"

22 widescreen can be bought for $200 can.

Plus a PC can output to a TV no problem...I was doing that 10 years ago. So instead of playin gears on the small monitor you could have used your home TV, wether it's a CRT, LCD ..even an old TVs with coax only. It might cost you 20 or 40$ for an adapter worst case scenario.

Bottom line widescreen is a great idea, why annyone would complain about an extra feature is beyond me. I'm not crazy about xbox live so I just do not use it in fallout 3 for example.

This fonctionality was available in the early NFS racing games, in other words it's a fonctionality that was on the pc over a decade me it's like AA or widescreen support or ability to remap your controls it should be a given that it's included.

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News Comments > Far Cry 2 Patched
9. Re: Far Cry 2 Patched Nov 5, 2008, 14:16 4D-Boxing

It looks good but suffers from bad AI & very very repetitive gameplay.

Some love it, I have a hard time motivating myself to finish it.

Despite the crash bug in the first level of Clear Sky ..CS is a better game than FC2 IMO.

Original FC was on tropical island ...not much different than a tropical country but that is just my take... If you had no issues with Crysis or FC1 & enjoyed COD4 or stalker you should not have any issues with the African setting. Poverty is reproduced the same way in all games so don't worry about it…shack here & there throw junk on the ground & voila.

Not sure if online is any good requires a UBI something account..
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News Comments > Fallout 3 DRM Follow-up
24. Re: Fallout 3 DRM Follow-up Oct 31, 2008, 21:07 4D-Boxing
Well got the D@mn game working. Had to dig up the CD that came with the card. That's the only Xonar driver that will let me play Fallout3.

Well getting this working was like gaming back in the DOS days...

Now I just hope I can avoid the in game crash bugs people have been getting.
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News Comments > Fallout 3 DRM Follow-up
20. Re: Fallout 3 DRM Follow-up Oct 31, 2008, 12:39 4D-Boxing

Is it possible that Windows Vista audio stack does not support hardware acceleration because of issues on Windows XP that required turning it off etc...

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News Comments > Fallout 3 DRM Follow-up
15. Re: Fallout 3 DRM Follow-up Oct 31, 2008, 09:34 4D-Boxing

Thaks for the info. I'll try it after work.
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News Comments > Fallout 3 DRM Follow-up
12. Re: Fallout 3 DRM Follow-up Oct 31, 2008, 08:49 4D-Boxing
Regarding Fallout3 crash issues. On my end it's related to athe audio least that is what it looks like.

If you get the crash to destop when yu start the game or after you hit new game after the game loads...try uninstalling the audio drivers. Then Try starting the game. On my end I can only play fallout 3 with no sound or not at all.

Guess I should have kept my mouth shut when everybody was getting crash issues with clear sky & the orginianl stalker...this is the first game since the boot disk days that wont run.
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News Comments > NVIDIA Far Cry 2 Beta Drivers
13. Re: NVIDIA Far Cry 2 Beta Drivers Oct 24, 2008, 14:40 4D-Boxing
No idea why I boughta UBI game before the reviews came out...shame on me!!!

Well everybody knows about the widescreen F.up like Surf said you have to get a UBI account to play online another decision that I will never understand. On top of all the things Surf listed I'm not a fan of the ranking system they are using (a la Quake Wars).

All that talk from UBI & they did not even get the some of the basics right. The Wii is the only console that does not support widescreen...even if the consoles are their main target their decision does not make any sense.

UBI closed the thread people where using to complain about widescreen & put a note to redirect people to some kind of feedback/support section. The thing is some tech support guy replyed to people with a message that insunuating that they do not consider the widescreen support issue a real bug. That's probably just one tech support guy's reaction to the volume of comments before UBI told people how to deal witht issue but still not encouraging.

I'll play once they fix the widescreen issue can't stand playing like I'm zomming in a scope.
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News Comments > Dead Space PC Controls Nerfed?
34. Re: No subject Oct 19, 2008, 19:00 4D-Boxing

Never realized the UK was that expensive. Living in a fairly expensive city by canadian standards I probably pay the same thing a month. I assume population density is part of the reason but ouch!..

Where I used to live (small province) I would have a nicer place & pay half of what I pay now but jobs in those provinces can be hard to find.

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News Comments > Crysis Warhead Postmortem
25. Re: No subject Oct 17, 2008, 18:06 4D-Boxing

I agree with you on CoD4 single player, It does not compare to Crysis or even Crysis Warhead in terms of gameplay.

However, multiplayer is another story at the moment but maybe Warhead will fix this down the road.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Far Cry 2- GPU and CPU benchmarks. Oct 17, 2008, 13:17 4D-Boxing
From the numbers looks like I'll be able to play this at 1920x1200 4xaa 16x af @ 60+ FPS!!!
Than again with 2x 280 GTX I can play Crysis at that resolution with 2x AA & 16x AF.

PS. Agreed,vista SP2 wont improve much just like SP1.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
25. Fallout 3 Already Pirated On Xbox 360. Oct 10, 2008, 16:52 4D-Boxing

Fallout 3 Already Pirated On Xbox 360.


On a Serious Note, CliffyB where are you lol!!! Maybe with this news he will decide to only release games on the system that use Cartidges! UT4 & GEARS 3 SNES!!!! CLIFFY!!!!

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News Comments > Far Cry 2 Steam Preorders
20. Re: ... Oct 10, 2008, 12:25 4D-Boxing
The multiplayer side is supposed to keep us going back etc... but the stats system is not worth much IMO. There are plenty of arguments for that approach but I just do not like it. They use the same approach as quake when i come home from work & try a few games ..I'll be greeted by people who have been playing for hours & unlocked better weapons. After that I'll play until I unlock something good and my connection craps out & I have to start over or better yet I get kicked for owning the admin ad have to start over.

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News Comments > Ubisoft: EndWar PC Impacted by Piracy
43. Re: No subject Oct 8, 2008, 14:29 4D-Boxing

I understand your argument but The Number of PCs capable of playing Video games is way bigger than the number of consoles. That said the number also includes office PC's that will never be used for gaming or Grand Pa's new dell PC that will never run any games etc.... You are still making a valid point, more people play games on consoles than on PC and it influences publishing etc.

Please try not to use the 1992 argument about having to upgrade your PC every year or 2 to play recent games. My PC is 3 year old & I played Crysis at 1920x1200 all on very high shadows on medium. Anyone who spends 1000$ a year on his PC to game needs to learn to read reviews before buying hardware. The max anyone should spend on upgrades is 500$ every 3 or 4 years. That is what I've been doing since the first 3DFX cards came out and the video card craze began.
Buy smart & sell at the right time to pay for next upgrade.

The idea of going back to the days complex PC games with ugly graphics will not work at least not in a capitalist environment. I wish we could have the complexity & the graphics. The bottom line $$ is the most important thing, this means that the PC exclusive titles are going to be a thing of the past soon. Console gaming is heavily influenced by PC gaming & we are already starting to see the effects. There was a time when games like Oblivion would not have done well on consoles ...same with Bioshock. these 2 titles may not have the complexity of past PC games but way more than your average console title. It's really hard for any Dev. to justify making complexe games when console sales are booming because the games are simpler.

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News Comments > Ubisoft: EndWar PC Impacted by Piracy
12. Re: No subject Oct 8, 2008, 10:55 4D-Boxing

You are absolutely correct. This is just a B.S. excuse to cover up the fact that people are not interested in buying their products. I've noticed that it's mostly the same few crappy publishers that spew this nonsense over & over again. Yes Piracy is an issue but good games sell well despite piracy. Valve is not crying about TF2 being pirated neither are the WoW developers publishers etc.

Ex 1: CoD4 devs. did not implement certain basic functions to reduce piracy. The game is very good & sales where very good despite the piracy.

Ex 2: GEARS PC, the game was not very good the sales where bad same with Crysis.

Bottom line, people will buy good games & bad games get pirated to hell & back then deleted. Demos might help reduce the piracry but not by much. Like a guy said the other day on the bus, he considers most game, movies & Music albums as disposable entertainment because it's so bad that he downloads it when he's really bored looks or listens for a few hours & deletes.

I would not put my career in jeopardy by acting this way but I've heard this from multiple sources. I can't even remember the last time I went to the movies or bought a music CD... if I'm desperate, I rent a few movies or listen to old tunes on youtube.

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News Comments > Unreal Grasshopper
6. Re: No subject Oct 7, 2008, 19:29 4D-Boxing

True & the thing about AA. Some titles no AA except DX10 others say AA only in DX9. With Some titles you have to go to Video card control pannel for AA. BIzzare engine but seems to do the job when well used. Not a pro dev. so Can't say it's good or bad.

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