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Bugs, Sergeant Zim! Zillions of 'em!
Sep 1, 2005, 17:49
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Bugs, Sergeant Zim! Zillions of 'em! Sep 1, 2005, 17:49
Sep 1, 2005, 17:49
 
Well, I've read the book and seen the movie. I love the book and the movie is one of my 'guilty pleasure' film favorites. And I like this demo.

Except for the fact that the last bit of action in the demo turns into a bit of a slide show (on my 2.4Mhz P4, 512, GF6800), with all the bells and whistles turned off, I like what I've played so far. I think it captures the essence of the *movie* quite well. And it's fun.

Well done, guys.

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Re: BaSTARDS
Jul 6, 2005, 16:06
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Re: BaSTARDS Jul 6, 2005, 16:06
Jul 6, 2005, 16:06
 
"venomhed

Wow, lots of VENOM in that post."

Yeah, but I bet he gives good head! : )

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Re: Bad Movies
Jun 22, 2005, 23:18
44.
Re: Bad Movies Jun 22, 2005, 23:18
Jun 22, 2005, 23:18
 
Yeah. I install new drivers, test them, and see if they change things for the better... before I keep them on my system.

I feel I have to say that this is the first time I've had a problem with nVidia drivers -- in *many, many* years.

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Re: Bad Movies
Jun 22, 2005, 21:44
42.
Re: Bad Movies Jun 22, 2005, 21:44
Jun 22, 2005, 21:44
 
Eh. I'm too old and jaded to jump through hoops for an upgrade that adds nothing to my experience. I'm just gonna stick with the older drivers. Thanks for the help though.

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Re: Bad Movies
Jun 22, 2005, 19:51
39.
Re: Bad Movies Jun 22, 2005, 19:51
Jun 22, 2005, 19:51
 
*Everything* is up to date (I'm good like that). I have a gForce 6800 (plain, vanilla). I'm scratching my head over this one.

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Re: Bad Movies
Jun 22, 2005, 19:27
37.
Re: Bad Movies Jun 22, 2005, 19:27
Jun 22, 2005, 19:27
 
Nope. Quicktime looks fine. It's just WMP (and the DivX player too) that looks awful with the new drivers.

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Re: Bad Movies
Jun 22, 2005, 18:52
35.
Re: Bad Movies Jun 22, 2005, 18:52
Jun 22, 2005, 18:52
 
I need more details. I've played with the settings and my WMP films still look aweful (unless I go back to earlier drivers).

Help.

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Bad Movies
Jun 22, 2005, 16:37
29.
Bad Movies Jun 22, 2005, 16:37
Jun 22, 2005, 16:37
 
Hmmmm. These new drivers busted my Windows Media player play-back (my movies looked like shit). Going back to the older drivers fixed it right up, thankfully. I loves my movies -- especially the I.M.P.S.

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Inside The Box
Jun 17, 2005, 20:08
9.
Inside The Box Jun 17, 2005, 20:08
Jun 17, 2005, 20:08
 
That does seem kinda, um, obtuse. They want to encourage 'thinking outside the box'... as long as the thinking fits in their box?!

The best match I've played using the demo was one that was "hacked" to get rid of the time constraint. It was the one that convinced me that I should buy the game -- after playing several too-short online matches that left me confused and unimpressed (after having to crank the graphics down to their lowest settings to get *much better* better performance).

Edit: I agree that ranked servers should have ironclad rules... and that it's really, really stupid to put easily-editable configs in your game then ask folks *not* to change them.

This comment was edited on Jun 17, 20:13.
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A free demo?
Jun 9, 2005, 18:30
12.
A free demo? Jun 9, 2005, 18:30
Jun 9, 2005, 18:30
 
Yeah, baby!

I want to play the demo to see if I want to buy the game... and it sounds like I might actually get my wish!

Will wonders ever cease...?

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Re: Infinium Labs
Jun 9, 2005, 15:24
9.
Re: Infinium Labs Jun 9, 2005, 15:24
Jun 9, 2005, 15:24
 
My understanding is that venture capital generally comes from private partnerships or corporations funded by public and private pension funds, or plain-old rich folks. While my cartoon example of Granny losing the farm was a bit, um, silly, I think it's still fair to say the 'real people' can get hurt (if they let morons handle their money? Better?)

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Re: Infinium Labs
Jun 9, 2005, 02:18
7.
Re: Infinium Labs Jun 9, 2005, 02:18
Jun 9, 2005, 02:18
 
"They burned through millions of dollars of venture capital (of which I am sure they compensated themselves well). I certainly don't feel sorry for them, and you'd be a damn fool to do so. I also don't feel sorry for the morons who invested in them either."

I feel a little sorry for the morons.

I can't help but think that someone's retirement-age parents are *more* than willing to toss money at a venture like that because their daughter's boyfriend's cousin (who "knows all about computers") says that video games are bigger than Hollywood!

Know what I mean?

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Infinite Questions
Jun 9, 2005, 02:06
6.
Infinite Questions Jun 9, 2005, 02:06
Jun 9, 2005, 02:06
 
I saw a bit on G4's "Attack of the Show" about the Phantom. While -- for obvious reasons -- I was pretty amazed to actually see someone demoing the system on a (live?) game-related TV program, I was left with more than a few questions.

With Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft (and Dell, Alienware, et. al.) vying for my attention... I feel I need less questions and a few more answers.

21.
 
$0.02
Jun 6, 2005, 18:40
21.
$0.02 Jun 6, 2005, 18:40
Jun 6, 2005, 18:40
 
Once I was actually able to download it (without waiting in line for an hour) I thought the demo was OK.

I'd give it (again, it's the demo I'm talking about here) better marks if it let me change the mouse sensitivity -- I found the aiming way too "floaty" for my taste (and it was not compelling enough to send me hunting for .ini files or other ways to change settings, outside the game .exe). Gameplay-wise, It's nothing I haven't seen done better in a PC FPS.

In other words: I feel kinda like I went out of my way to get the demo, and the game has some nice touches, but I'm not gonna run to the store to grab myself a copy any time soon. I might buy it when it hits the $10-20 U.S. range though.

Edit: I forgot to mention that I didn't like that you can only 'scan' certain objects (that you then have to back-out to the menu screen to read up on). There is a lot of stuff laying around that I'm unfamiliar with; why can't I scan stuff to see what it is?
This comment was edited on Jun 6, 19:12.
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Re: No subject
Jun 6, 2005, 16:12
17.
Re: No subject Jun 6, 2005, 16:12
Jun 6, 2005, 16:12
 
"Area 51 is a first-person action thriller, and everyone knows that's different than a first-person shooter ; )"

AAAAAAaaaaaaaah. I see the difference now : )

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Re: No subject
Jun 6, 2005, 14:49
13.
Re: No subject Jun 6, 2005, 14:49
Jun 6, 2005, 14:49
 
"AREA 51 is the only first-person action thriller to be set within the confines of the government’s most secret research facility."

Didn't we go to Area 51 in Deus Ex? It's been a while...

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Savage 2.0
Jun 6, 2005, 12:57
54.
Savage 2.0 Jun 6, 2005, 12:57
Jun 6, 2005, 12:57
 
The Savage 2.0 demo works. I played several games last night, and I had quit a bit of fun!

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Re: Way too many people are getting fool
Jun 5, 2005, 20:16
49.
Re: Way too many people are getting fool Jun 5, 2005, 20:16
Jun 5, 2005, 20:16
 
I just played some "Savage" using the 2.0 demo. That game is fun!

This comment was edited on Jun 5, 21:21.
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bad timing
Jun 4, 2005, 19:41
25.
bad timing Jun 4, 2005, 19:41
Jun 4, 2005, 19:41
 
Savage is one of those games I wish I had bought, but I just didn't have the scratch at the time. I liked the art, I liked the game-play, I liked the idea behind it. It was just bad timing for me : (

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Hack and slash
Jun 4, 2005, 16:59
14.
Hack and slash Jun 4, 2005, 16:59
Jun 4, 2005, 16:59
 
I've played "Hexen" (and enjoyed it). "Wheel of Time" tho...

Thanks, man. Good suggestions.

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