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Signed On Oct 31, 2003, 19:46
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
8. LOL Mar 29, 2008, 09:04 4D-Boxing
I'm with Creston on this one...

This is from the article Microsoft's software is only responsible for 17.9%, but you've also gotta give the big M credit for the 17% that's "unknown."

17.9% + 17% = 34.9% and 34.9% > 28.8% and the article says but you've also gotta give the big M credit for the 17% that's "unknown."

Why isn't the article entitled MS responsible for nearly 35% of Vista crashes in 2007?

LOL was that article written by CNN lol spin those numbers baby spin!!!

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News Comments > More id on PC Gaming
26. Re: No subject Mar 20, 2008, 11:06 4D-Boxing
The only problem I have with what Nix said is the use of the words "hardcore PC gaming audience"

Some people are shifting to console but they are not the hardcore audience. That is why they are Hardcore!

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News Comments > Tim Sweeney Q&A - Epic's Console Engine
22. Re: No subject Mar 14, 2008, 12:16 4D-Boxing

Paris Hilton has a huge fancy house and god knows how many cars, does this mean that she is a smart business lady?

I guess it does in some peoples world lol!!!

I guess if I win the lottery I'll instantly become a smart business man!

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News Comments > Tim Sweeney Q&A - Epic's Console Engine
11. Re: No subject Mar 13, 2008, 17:07 4D-Boxing
It's really bizarre that a company would try to make money instead of making a futile attempt at trying to please a bunch of whiners. Please describe what would actually make you happy, and then ask yourself honestly if you think that thing would make a company money.

I'll gladly describe what would make me happy... a good game! A game with a descent browser that includes fonctionalities found in previous versions & are considered basic components that a multiplayer game browser should have. GUI withtout font's made for visiualy impaired gamers. A game that improves on previous iterations (if it's a franchise). Dedicated server support on release. Quality multiplayer maps. Maybe a real stat ranking system like there was in the original UT lol! When Epic said that they where going to release maps larger than the Onslaught maps & did not deliver? I guess that was gamers fault also or because of pirating?


The budget for games now top what it costs to make a blockbuster movie.

LOL yeah right! Nice try dude! Not even close! It can cost upwards of 100 000 000 to make a blockbuster movie!

IF someone can't find the PC software or games section at EB, Bestbuy or Futureshop than they are either blind & mute or have the IQ of a snow flake!

60 000 000 DX 10 capable video cards have been sold up to now if that is to small a market for EPic than please leave PC gaming. If a crappy game like GoW PC sold over 1 000 000 copies imagine how many copies a good game would sell. Did CoD4 PC or Bioshock have bad sales figures lol?
WoW is loosing so much money's damn shame lol!

I've said this before & I'm saying it yet again... does Sweeney know anything about business? If sohe should know the importance of marketing & product placement. If Epic decided to advertise the game after the PS3 version was released I guess that is due to pirating ...pirate adds on TV stealing UT3's thunder right?!

Look at the 360 how often do you see adds for 360 games on TV? How often do you see adds for PC games on TV..real adds not adds that come out months late for another platform & put the Windows logo at the bottom of the screen? Now Since you know business Mr. Tony!!! tell us what % of net profit a company should invest in marketing (text book question) Epic does not even come close to the recommended figure.

Bottom line, Sweeney can take his Engine that has a hard time handling Anti Aliasing a feature that dates back 8 years plus!

Make all the excuses you want for Sweeney or Epic the truth is that they lost the ability to make good games, GoW on the 360 is the last succesfull AAA game release they've had since the original UT!

Epic...please stick to console games from now on!

Like they say in that old NWA song one less B@#ch we got worry about!

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News Comments > Sweeney: PCs Good for Anything... But Games
33. Re: No subject Mar 11, 2008, 07:01 4D-Boxing

Well said. I can't beleive all the BS coming out of EPIC!
Sweeney if you where selling toaster, cars or even chairs you would have a business plan that would include marketing. Not only that you would make sure your new products are an improvements on previous ones to motivate people to buy. Well UT3 was the worst UT released to date & waiting for the PS3 version to be ready to lauch a half baked maketing plan did not help. Get a clue EPIC...stop making interviews ...sit down & look at your work...

The original STALKER with all it's bugs was light years ahead of UT3 & even GEARS of WAR.

Keep making lame excuses to justify low sales we all know the truth & thank the lord that investors do not read bluesnews or they would bail on your sad company!

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News Comments > Individual Orange Box Games Next Month
24. Re: No subject Mar 6, 2008, 16:54 4D-Boxing
They can keep all that stuff ...Orange box came out when? So people who owned HL2 & EP1 had to wait this long to buy the individually boxed games. I'll pass...But that is just me being stubborn. I feel dirty enough after supporting EA ( bought Crysis) & buying UT3 after what CliffyBS had to say.

On a side note Portal & TF2 are brilliant AAA titles! I'll give Valve props for that! This counterdicts my rant but hey that's life!

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News Comments > Chris Taylor on PC Gaming
35. Re: No subject Feb 27, 2008, 17:36 4D-Boxing
Why do these guys think that Digital Ditribution is the magic bullet?

You can distribute games digitally all you want but coming back to something I've been saying for years...without a marketing campaign it won't make a diff.

Now lets look at the size of current games and the availability of broadband...

Unless I missed something & the majority of people have broadband well good luck. I have High speed & I bought one expansion pack using digital distribution & I will not do it again unless I have to or if the download speed doubles.

5 minute walk to EB or 15 minutes downloading ?!?!

Years ago I said companies should get together in order to combine marketing efforts & save $$$ let's hope that new group will do so. They better not waist $$ on banners...I almost never look at those & I sure don't click on them. Except to support certain sites...if blues needed funds to keep going I would but outside of that never.

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News Comments > DX10 Assassin's Creed Faster Than DX9
43. Re: orly? Feb 26, 2008, 12:56 4D-Boxing

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News Comments > DX10 Assassin's Creed Faster Than DX9
42. Re: orly? Feb 26, 2008, 12:54 4D-Boxing

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News Comments > Molyneux: PC Gaming "Huge Tragedy"
4. Re: No subject Feb 20, 2008, 11:18 4D-Boxing
Very true..

"I think it's a huge tragedy. I mean, you might as well say PC gaming is World of Warcraft and The Sims... The weird thing is everyone's got a PC, they're just not buying software for it," commented Molyneux...."

Really is it a coincidence that those are the only game I ever see advertising on TV for? The rest of PC games get tv advertising only once a onsole version is released & but the advertisement focuses on the console versions.

If these guys do not know how to market their software plus release lets be honest....Even CoD4 which a considered by msot as the best game of 2007 does not compare to some older titles mentioned on this site all the time...SS2, Deus...the multuplayer gets old very fast on top of that even withthe hardcore mode. We had Cliffy not long ago comparing sales of Geras on 360 to PC sales...well as a PC gamer I really don't get how Gears managed to get so many great's just Max Pain2142 with a cover system. EPic & CLiffyB have made enough PC games to know that PC gamers are not looking for the same experience as Console gamers in some cases yes but often no... Almost done Gears PC on hardcore never even bothered with the casual setting because the game is beyond easy...the only challenge is is patience to go through all the waves if you you don't neutralize the grub holes..

Even bioshock got dumbed down so much that once you got past your first big daddy ...there wasno challenge it was all abou tthe story.

I'm repeating rants I've posted before ...but these devs need to get a wake up call or leave room for those who can improve past concepts or innovate!

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News Comments > Epic on MS Buyout Rumors: Only One Billion?
50. Re: No subject Feb 20, 2008, 07:41 4D-Boxing
UT3 like most PC titles (it was released on PC first) never had a marketing campaign. Yet anybody who's taken basic bisiness classes knows the importance of marketing & product placement. On top of that PC gamers got the PS3 version Epic admitted that they did not want to work on a PC version.

THe interface for UT3 was horrible now with the patches it's gone form horrible to bad. On top of that we have CliffyB a guy I used to have alot of respect using BS excuses for the poor sales of UT3 PC. Consoles are taking away hardcore PC PC gamers don't like to spend their cash on bad ports or crappy games just like any gamer. Oh and CLiffy B saying PCs could not handle Gears LOL!!! Yes that really makes him credible...look at the components that make the 360 CLiffy!

I'll end my rent here & let Epic go the way of UBI & EA the great thing about PC gaming there is always someone waiting to take over the and innovate when other companies get gready & lazy. LEt's see what the guys that made STALKER come up with next...doubt Epic couild do anything comparable with all their $$$.

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News Comments > Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Next Month
12. Re: No subject Feb 5, 2008, 12:09 4D-Boxing
Wow wanting good games that keep the level of quality of past iterations or improve on them makes us elitist that cry like litte girls..

Then Call me Stompin Sally.

I respect anybody that has enough back bone to take a stand when they do not get what they paid for.

If this one is as bad as the first vagas, I hope they do not say consoles are stealing all the harcore PC gamers like other companies did not to long ago lol!!!

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News Comments > New CoD4 Console Maps Coming
15. Re: PC Maps Feb 4, 2008, 16:45 4D-Boxing
MuzixMon I completely agree with your comment!!
The sad part about all this ..Activision could have prevented this by using same approach as Oblivion or maybe do like other Devs. & have a stat's server?! That would add another level of authentication etc..

Right now the game is a way to easy for thieves to steal & cheaters can easily have field day with this tile.

Having the stats on my PC mademe loose a rank. Decided to test vista on a separate HD killed XP. SO when i reinstalled the game & copied my profile back to the new install & got docked 1 rank?!

I just hope Activision learned from this..if not well stick to consoles.

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News Comments > Mark Rein - Consoles "Stealing" Hardcore PC Gamers
49. What happened to Epic?! Jan 31, 2008, 15:34 4D-Boxing
Consoles "Stealing" Hardcore PC Gamers

This is as priceless as Ciffy B saying that PCs don't have the juice to play GEARS LOL!

Bottom line bad ports kill sales..blame consoles or who ever you want Epic bad ports kill sales. UT3 is not doing well because Epic forgot what got them where they where.

PS3 (console) hud, game browser that blows, smaller maps than in ut2k4 no support for 64 players on release day, Linux server support that came late (should have been out with the demo) etcÖ

PC gamers just like console gamers have specific tastes. How or why Devs forget that is beyond meÖGive PC gamers what they want & sales will be good, give pc gamers bad ports like GEARS, UT3 or UBI stuff well donít cry if you stuff does not sell & donít blame consoles for stealing gamers. 99% of the hardcore PC gamers I know would never switch to a console as primary gaming system..they will get one to make sure the kids donít hog the gaming rig & for entertainment when people visit. I could buy a Wii for the lady & her friends or so my mother can play bowling. I will always be a PC gamer first because they offer what Iím looking for.

PS. CoD sales shouild never be used as examples...they could have done like Oblivion & less pirated version would float arround. Activision dropped the ball..

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News Comments > PC Assassin's Creed Slips
10. Re: graphics Jan 29, 2008, 13:24 4D-Boxing
Assassin's Creed is a UBI game that should explain everything. CoD4 is probably the best example of a good port. This one is going to be like, GRAW 1&2 & R6 Vegas or even Gears that was published by MS.

Everybody remembers the horrible performance of R6 Vegas PC on release day?! That is what I expect but I still hope for the best.

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News Comments > More Crysis Patch Workarounds
3. Performance Jan 10, 2008, 13:43 4D-Boxing
In my case, the biggest boost I got in crysis under vista 64bit was buy upgrading from 2gb to 4gb of ram. Upgrade was done after the patch came. Patch gave me 5 to 10 FPS & less slowdowns but the ram gave me 10 to 15 FPS. (the patch helped probably make better use of the extra mem)

I'll try readyboost on top of that (hope my drive is compatible to see if I can squeeze more fps.

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News Comments > Crysis Patch
19. Re: Performance results? Jan 8, 2008, 16:02 4D-Boxing
From what I've read up to now, vista DX 10 is getting biggest performance boost. People are talking about 10fps increase.

As for XP or DX 9 under vista...users are supposed to get better image quality, less slow downs & stuttering but the fps increase might be minimal.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Keyboard+mouse Vs Gamepad Dec 28, 2007, 14:32 4D-Boxing

Another thing when a Games gets released on both PC & consoles there is a difference in how bullets travel. By this I mean on the console side the same weapon will have a wider spray pattern if I can use that expression & the hit box on the characters will be a bit larger thus giving the people with gamepads a similar level of accuracy as mouse users.

I'm not trying to say someone with a game pad can't do well or beat a guy with a mouse. I used to play the Original Unreal Tournament with the MS Dual Strike gamepad that was designed for FPS and I used to do very well. Even made the top 100 for a specific week.

PS. Cabezone made a very good point the user can make a big difference.

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News Comments > Moring Tech Bits
4. Crysis triple SLI Dec 12, 2007, 19:07 4D-Boxing
150% improvement in crisis with 3 cards?!
Plus the tests are supposed to have been at 2560x1600 with 4x fsaa & 16x AF!

That must be some patch they are working on for Crysis or some really good drivers! Cause my setup isn't bad & i get 25 to 30 fps at 1920x1200 with same level of detail on 2 gtx.

........just read somewhere that it's supposed to be 250% performance boost?!? what ever it is I have to see it to believe it!

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News Comments > Life in the FASA Lane
14. Re: mechwarrior Dec 7, 2007, 07:46 4D-Boxing

MEchworrior with a new engine...I would pay 80$ if done right to make sure they amke $$ withthe game & support it for a long time (Epic style).

Even the Unreal 3 engine could make a great mech game...Darkwalkers in ut3 look awsome. I know PhysX is dying but they could even use those capabilities to add the deformable terrain that was in MW:3 & plus buildings that can be destroyed.

Mech worrior of the most satisfying online experience ever!

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