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Re: No subject
Feb 2, 2007, 18:02
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Re: No subject Feb 2, 2007, 18:02
Feb 2, 2007, 18:02
 
I'd say the 30-60 FPS drops in certain games like FEAR counts as dropping the ball.

So you're complaining that Fear got a mere 362.6 fps max under Vista, as opposed to 395.6 fps max under Win XP? Do you think there is anyone on the planet that can tell the difference between 395 and 362 fps?

UT2K4 lost 82 fps under Vista, but I'm saying it doesn't matter because it still gets 173 fps which is well beyond what any game needs to play smoothly.

If you had a game that got 60 fps under XP and 30 or even 50 fps under Vista, you'd have a completely valid point, but I think it's crazy to worry about dropping from 395 fps to 362 fps from 255 fps to 173 fps or from 84.6 fps to 83 fps; you'd never notice the difference.
This comment was edited on Feb 2, 18:02.
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Re: No subject
Feb 2, 2007, 16:40
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Re: No subject Feb 2, 2007, 16:40
Feb 2, 2007, 16:40
 
I don't think a few percentage points lost performance counts as really REALLY dropping the ball. Looking at the fps of those games, I doubt there is a single one that anyone could actually tell a difference in. Does does losing 1.6fps in CoD make it unplayable? Do you miss the 4.6 fps on average in Fear? Yes losing 32.4% in UT2K4 sucks and would be enough to ruin the playability in some games, but with UT2K4 you still have 173 fps even after the massive performance hit. If you want to bitch about MS claiming Vista is a better gaming OS than XP, fine have fun, but let's not pretend there is a single game in that benchmark that's even remotely unplayable in Vista.

Also, if you don't like Vista, don't buy it. XP can run everything out right now and will be able to for the foreseeable future. Devs won't make a DX 10 only game if most people have XP and can't run it.

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Shout Hacking
Feb 1, 2007, 21:37
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Shout Hacking Feb 1, 2007, 21:37
Feb 1, 2007, 21:37
 
Ok, I understand this is technically a vulnerability...but seriously, does anyone really expect this to happen? Ok, so if I have speech recognition installed, have a microphone and speakers setup and turned on and then download a file of the hacker speaking commands, my computer could respond to them. It seems to me any speech recognition software would have this "vulnerability." Pardon me if I don't lose any sleep over this one.

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Re: No subject
Jan 29, 2007, 17:10
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Re: No subject Jan 29, 2007, 17:10
Jan 29, 2007, 17:10
 
My washing machine is absolutely connected to the hot water, as are all the machines I've used (not to say that there aren't machines that can't heat water, I've just never seen them). As for dishwashers, I believe my current in-counter unit uses only cold water, while my parents had a free-standing unit that used hot water (although I do believe it was still able to heat water inside as well).So, for those keeping score, it just depends on your unit.

How did we get on this again?

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Re: Xbox360 version
Jan 28, 2007, 10:12
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Re: Xbox360 version Jan 28, 2007, 10:12
Jan 28, 2007, 10:12
 
That being said of course - I can't help but be intrigued by the idea of a DS 360 game. Surely this is a guy famous for impenetrable control schemes - and his gonna be limited to a gamepad??? Could this be the first 360 game that REQUIRES a keyboard - or is derek just gonna make a space invaders clone.

Very interesting point. I'm surprised a DS game would be capable of making it past console QA, and even if it did the game sites will give it terrible marks because it will be unfinished and play like shit.

Getting back to the controls though, I suspect he'll just require multiple button presses to perform actions. "Press X + A + LB + D-pad up + Back to fire your weapon." "Hold RT + B + D-pad down and press X + Y + Right Stick to cycle through your weapons."

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Xbox360 version
Jan 27, 2007, 17:59
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Xbox360 version Jan 27, 2007, 17:59
Jan 27, 2007, 17:59
 
I take it this will be available as a download via xbox live for 1 MS point? I can't imagine anyone paying the normal 400 or 800 points, let alone $60....

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Re: No subject
Jan 20, 2007, 09:24
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Re: No subject Jan 20, 2007, 09:24
Jan 20, 2007, 09:24
 
Looks like hammiestudios is posting another worthless comment no one cares about to spam their site,, uncle tweakboy is @ it again,

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Cingular: We Made Apple Bend
Jan 15, 2007, 20:28
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Cingular: We Made Apple Bend Jan 15, 2007, 20:28
Jan 15, 2007, 20:28
 
Wow, Glenn Lurie really comes off as an asshole.

When asked about a give-and-take leading to the Apple-Cingular partnership, Lurie said, "I'm not sure we gave anything." Later, he commented, "I think they bent a lot."

Way to compromise!

"If you want an iPhone, you are going to get the luxury of being on the Cingular network," Lurie said.

Wow, does this guy also do press for Sony's gaming division? Oh thank you almighty Cingular for letting us use your network!

While "there are bad guys out there that unlock phones," Lurie said, Apple and Cingular are taking unspecified steps to make the phone more difficult to unlock and use on other GSM carriers in the US.

Damn those bastards that would want to use this on another carrier.... DAMN THEM ALL TO HELL!

This comment was edited on Jan 15, 20:29.
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About time
Dec 22, 2006, 11:09
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About time Dec 22, 2006, 11:09
Dec 22, 2006, 11:09
 
It's a shame they took so long in deciding this (and over a year since the console launched). Many owners, such as myself, with consoles well past the 90 day warranty (but under 1 year) took it upon ourselves to try to fix the console. With MS asking $140 + shipping to fix your 360 as well as numerous reports they would simply ship you someone else's "repaired" console (which would often last only a few weeks), it was a reasonable choice. I was able to get my premium system running for a while longer on my own, but ultimately it bit the dust.

I found a $40 off any purchase of $199 or more coupon online for Circuit City, so I was able to pick up a replacement core system for $260 (I just swapped over all my premium accessories) . Better yet, CC was including a free play and charge kit (worth $20) with every console purchase.

While I think MS got cheap with the internal build quality (judging from all the dead consoles), this 1 year warranty is a very nice thing as a bad console will almost certainly die within that period from what I've seen.

This comment was edited on Dec 22, 11:11.
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Re: No subject
Dec 21, 2006, 14:19
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Re: No subject Dec 21, 2006, 14:19
Dec 21, 2006, 14:19
 
they have to understand that their bullshit beliefs are just as bullshit as ours

That's not how religion works. Your personal religion is the one true religion and everyone else's religion is wrong. People who believe in a religion other than yours are sinners/infidels/heathens/pieces of crap and are going to suffer for all eternity, while you will be blessed for all eternity with a golden palace filled with 18,000 virgins and all the brownies you can eat.

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No subject
Dec 21, 2006, 10:51
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No subject Dec 21, 2006, 10:51
Dec 21, 2006, 10:51
 
Yo man, let's get out of here!


Word to your mother.

This comment was edited on Dec 21, 10:57.
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Re: Wii Recall
Dec 18, 2006, 13:48
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Re: Wii Recall Dec 18, 2006, 13:48
Dec 18, 2006, 13:48
 
Even though Halo came out for the PC, frex, plenty people still bought the xbox for it (though, admittedly, that was one hell of a delay).

No kidding about the delay. I'm hoping my grandkids will still be alive by the time Halo 2 comes out on PC.

This comment was edited on Dec 18, 13:49.
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Re: MGS4
Dec 18, 2006, 12:09
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Re: MGS4 Dec 18, 2006, 12:09
Dec 18, 2006, 12:09
 
I wouldn't be very surprised to see MGS4 turn up on the xbox 360, given that MGS2 was ported to the xbox and MGS1 was ported to the Gamecube. Addtionally, we've seen titles such as GTA IV and Assassin's Creed go from (presumed) PS3 exclusive to both consoles.

Go take a look at Assassin's Creed stories from earlier this year....Ubisoft was saying nearly the same thing as Konami is now.

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No subject
Dec 14, 2006, 15:17
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No subject Dec 14, 2006, 15:17
Dec 14, 2006, 15:17
 
You've got to be completely fucked up in the head to have the ability to beat an infant regardless of the reason, and doubly so for a reason as dumb as they caused your game console to fall.

They really need to test people before they're allowed to raise children, much as they do for getting a license to drive. Something such as:

1. Your house is on fire and both your xbox and your child are inside. You can only save one. Do you: A) Save your child B) Save your xbox C) Fuck 'em; you can buy another xbox and have another kid

2. Your child erases your game save. Do you: A) Kill them B) Beat them C) Tell them it's a grown-up toy they shouldn't play with

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Re: FF12
Dec 11, 2006, 11:07
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Re: FF12 Dec 11, 2006, 11:07
Dec 11, 2006, 11:07
 
Traditionally, console RPGs are more linear while PC RPGs are more open ended. Because of this, I generally find that console RPGs have more gripping/involved stories, while PC games are more flexible and allow more freedom to actually roleplay (like creating the character(s) you want to play, instead of being given your character).

That said, I'm playing FFXII as well and I'm in the same time range as you (I'm inside a temple with nodes that teleport you - I'll keep it vague to avoid spoilers). Based on previous FFs, as time goes on the game probably will open up and let you go where you want. Granted, you'll still have to do certain things and go certain places to advance the story line, but you do it when you want to.

This comment was edited on Dec 11, 11:08.
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Re: Game Ratings Education
Dec 8, 2006, 13:07
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Re: Game Ratings Education Dec 8, 2006, 13:07
Dec 8, 2006, 13:07
 
I respectfully disagree. The ESRB ratings have been around for over a decade. I have Sega CD games from the early 90s that have ESRB ratings on them (not to be confused with Sega's own Video Game Ratings Board that was around even before the ESRB). If you let your kids play video games, yet know so little about them that you have never even looked at the front of one video game box in more than a decade and noticed they have ratings, you're not paying enough attention to your child's interests. These ratings are far more obvious than the MPAA ratings on movie boxes, which are frequently hidden on the back in a tiny font.

Assuming as a parent you've never looked at the games your child plays, have never, even at a Wal-mart, Target, or Toys R Us, noticed the ratings on every video game box produced since the early 90s, and have never read an article in the paper (the New York Times alone has 7 articles since 93 on game ratings) or seen a news story on game ratings, then you still have hope. A parent wondering if games are rated like movies or other forms of entertainment could simply do a Google search for "video game ratings", and the first link is to the ESRB ratings guide. If you don't have internet access, you could simply go to anywhere games are sold and ask someone about the ratings (and most places I've seen have posters with the ratings). It is for all these reasons that I say if you give the slightest damn about what your kids are doing, you should have taken the initiative to find out enough about games to know they have ratings.

This comment was edited on Dec 8, 13:14.
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Game Ratings Education
Dec 8, 2006, 10:43
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Game Ratings Education Dec 8, 2006, 10:43
Dec 8, 2006, 10:43
 
From the first ratings article:

the latest bit of legislation being pushed in Washington DC (for the city, not the federal government) is quite different. It's actually focused on helping to better educate parents and children about video game ratings, what they mean, and how to determine if a video game is appropriate for someone at a certain age level

Right on! It's about time someone explained this confusing system. I mean how could a parent possibly guess what age range a game rated Mature - 17+ would be appropriate for? Take Gears of War for example, the ESRB label says "Mature 17+" then lists "Blood and Gore" "Intense Violence" and "Strong Language". There's certainly nothing there that indicates this game isn't appropriate for children of any age.
This comment was edited on Dec 8, 10:49.
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Re: Xbox 360 problems spur gamers into class
Dec 7, 2006, 01:03
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Re: Xbox 360 problems spur gamers into class Dec 7, 2006, 01:03
Dec 7, 2006, 01:03
 
I've always been amazed how sensitive Germany is towards any form of virtual violence, no matter how moderate. I remember first becoming aware of it way back with the first Command and Conquer game, where the German version had to change the (human) soldiers into robots so there was no loss of life. Frankly, I'm surprised that neither Germany has completely banned games, nor have publishers decided it's not worth making a special censored version of their game just for Germany.

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Re: No subject
Dec 4, 2006, 15:06
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Re: No subject Dec 4, 2006, 15:06
Dec 4, 2006, 15:06
 
So who's going to publish this for the 360 eh?
Burger King?

I'll have you know the Burger King games were far better than any Derek Smart games/demos I've tried (and at $4 a pop, cheaper too!). They are by no mean excellent games, but at least they're a fun distraction and actually are finished products. There's no reason to sink so low as to compare them to Derek Smart games.


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Re: MPAA
Dec 2, 2006, 12:36
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Re: MPAA Dec 2, 2006, 12:36
Dec 2, 2006, 12:36
 
It's a good thing the MPAA has veto power over our bills....

Didn't you take government class? There are four branches of the government: executive, legislative, judicial, and corporate. These branches have a system of checks and balances. For example, the executive branch can veto bills passed by congress, while the corporate branch proposes bills to congress in the first place. Should the corporate branch really want a specific bill passed or vetoed, it simply reminds the congressional branch that the corporate branch voted for them using ballots that bear a striking resemblance to money. It should be noted that this is in no way, shape, or form bribery, but merely a friendly reminder.

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