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Signed On Jan 29, 2005, 11:43
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News Comments > Serious Sam HD Next Week
6. Re: Serious Sam HD Next Week Nov 20, 2009, 14:31 A51Abductee
It's a bit hard to believe that they have the audacity to charge $20 for this.  
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News Comments > Pandemic Closing?
24. Re: Pandemic Closing? Nov 17, 2009, 14:25 A51Abductee
As someone said in this thread, independent gaming is the future, especially on PC. I see the mainstream gaming industry getting more and more casual, more and more bloated, while the small dev houses using things like the free released UE3 make games the niche gamers love to play and pay for.

Yes, independent developers will likely take up the banner. And also arguably it will be the ones from the former communist nations of Eastern Europe, where the home computer has been the dominant (and in most cases the only) gaming platform for 30 years. There is a strong home computer culture there that hopefully will resist the encroachment of the gaming consoles.
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News Comments > Call of Pripyat Gold in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
2. Re: Call of Pripyat Gold in Germany, Aus Oct 28, 2009, 15:26 A51Abductee
I wonder what our chances are for a North American collectors' edition, when it's finally released here later this winter. Such excellent loot for the other territories. If not for Rhialto's wonderful fan-based coin project, we wouldn't have had anything special for Clear Sky at all.  
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News Comments > Borderlands' Firm Street Dates
26. Re: Borderlands' Firm Street Dates Oct 24, 2009, 15:21 A51Abductee
After all the hullabaloo over the invasive and ridiculous DRM in a previous 2K product, Bioshock, it's saddening that PC gamers are seemingly willing to take it lying down this time around. Why buy this game and support this asinine arrangement where you relinquish ownership control, of something that you paid for, to a corporation.  
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News Comments > DirectX 11 Benchmark
4. Re: DirectX 11 Benchmark Oct 23, 2009, 15:20 A51Abductee
Leeching it now. This will be the first DX11 anything that I've run on my 5870. Let's see if it even runs, heh.

Looks absolutely gorgeous, as I guess could be expected. The materiality of the stone buildings and cobblestones are the best I've seen. It ran a bit jerky. I left everything at default except for the resolution and ran it in full screen mode. Just for fun here are my results. As you can see with the exception of my videocard my hardware is not very cutting-edge at all.

FPS: 18.1
Scores: 455

Binary: Windows 32bit Visual C++ 1500 Release Oct 22 2009
Operating system: Windows 7 (build 7100) 64bit
CPU model: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
GPU model: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series 8.661.0.0 1024Mb
Memory: 4GB G.Skill DDR2 800
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3

Render: direct3d 11
Mode: 1920x1200 fullscreen
Shaders: high
Textures: high
Tesselation: enabled
Filter: trilinear
Anisotropy: 4x
Anti-aliasing: off
Occlusion: enabled
Refraction: enabled
Volumetric: enabled
Sound: enabled

Update 2:
If you care, with all the exact same settings, at 1680x1050, it was
FPS: 20.8
Scores: 525

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News Comments > Colin McRae: DiRT 2 Dated
7. Re: Colin McRae: DiRT 2 Dated Oct 22, 2009, 14:21 A51Abductee
I received a coupon voucher for this game in my ATI 5870 box, for download and installation via Steam. I think that ATI is including vouchers for this game with most of their 58XX series cards. Let's hope that it doesn't turn into a fiasco like the previous ATI Half-Life 2/Steam program did. Looking forward to seeing DX11 in action.  
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
1. Re: Morning Screenshots Oct 4, 2009, 13:40 A51Abductee
Mostly just concept art, but looks like it could have been interesting nonetheless.  
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News Comments > DDO Unlimited Trailer
1. Re: DDO Unlimited Trailer Sep 30, 2009, 22:10 A51Abductee
I just started playing DDO yesterday. It's surprisingly fun, and yes, it's entirely possible to enjoy it without paying a dime. Very helpful community as well.  
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News Comments > Stardock Boycotting UPS? [Updated]
15. Re: Stardock Boycotting UPS? Sep 28, 2009, 18:53 A51Abductee
It's Wardell's right to boycott UPS for whatever reason he wants, and free speech is critical to democracy. But it's just irresponsibly poor leadership for a boss to drag an entire company, with all its employees, forcibly down the path as well. Wardell shouldn't have politicized the issue beyond the personal level and involved Stardock. I feel for Stardock's employees, for having to endure this drama, the inevitable subsequent consumer backlash, and for having to work for a leader like Wardell.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA Beta Drivers
1. Re: NVIDIA Beta Drivers Sep 26, 2009, 20:57 A51Abductee
120MB for a video driver... gah.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age Origins Trailer
16. Re: Dragon Age Origins Trailer Sep 25, 2009, 08:19 A51Abductee
Think they were going for the Inigo Montoya "Spanish Steel" swordsman vibe.  
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News Comments > Op FP Dragon Rising CE's Helmet
2. Re: Op FP Dragon Rising CE's Helmet Aug 6, 2009, 16:48 A51Abductee
Global recession.. what global recession?

A bit hard to see, but the dog tag says "your name," so we could probably surmise that it will be customized and would have to be mailed away for.
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News Comments > X-Wing, TIE Fighter Teases
8. Re: X-Wing, TIE Fighter Teases Aug 4, 2009, 13:29 A51Abductee
Pretty vague, but exciting anyway. Now where is that joystick..  
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News Comments > East India Company Preorder Bonus
2. Re: East India Company Preorder Bonus Jul 17, 2009, 12:19 A51Abductee
The Pirate Bay Campaign will allow gamers to play for a faction used to loot what others have worked hard for, rather than creating anything of value themselves

oooooh, snap!

Yeah but is he describing piracy, or record companies?
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News Comments > Funcom on AoC's Turnaround
3. Re: Funcom on AoC's Turnaround Jul 10, 2009, 10:19 A51Abductee
What a blatent and shallow attempt at PR. Anyone who has actually played this game in the last month or so should be able to see right though it. There's a reason Funcom initiated a "re-evaluation" campaign instead of a fully open trial available for everyone.

After beginning my own "re-evaluation" I realized there's been some new lipstick applied to the same old pig and that's about it. Just save yourself the total waste of a 30GB installation.
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Patches
1. Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Patches Jul 6, 2009, 23:02 A51Abductee
1.5.10 Changelog:
This patch is backward compatible with all the patches between version 1.5.04 to version 1.5.09. This means you would be able to play all of your saved games in Stalker Clear Sky patch 1.5.10 as well.

- Fixed critical bug renders
- Fixed Alt + Tab problem with no other Windows applications running
- Fixed bug with different CD-keys registered
- Improved anti-cheat system
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News Comments > Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Patch
4. Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Patch Jul 3, 2009, 12:16 A51Abductee
Just finished a playthrough with a Malkavian using version 6.2, and it was an amazing experience. I have to agree with Prez, and this is simply one of the most detailed, polished, and immersive games I've ever played now. Thanks, wesp.  
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News Comments > Age of Conan Interviews
3. Re: Age of Conan Interviews Jun 29, 2009, 16:01 A51Abductee
I've been playing this off and on since launch last May. While Chapter 5 was interesting, these days it seems that most people are waiting impatiently for Chapter 7. That being Chapter 7 - Bankruptcy.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Jun 25, 2009, 21:06 A51Abductee
Love or loathe him with regard to the rest of his troubled and controversial life, but Michael Jackson was a fellow videogame enthusiast and I can respect him at least for that.  
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News Comments > Tex Murphy on
12. Re: Tex Murphy on Jun 16, 2009, 17:00 A51Abductee
Hope we'll see Crimewave too. These Access titles were amazing for their time, with full motion video and also digital sound support without a soundcard. I forget what it was called, maybe "RealSound," but it allowed for digital voice and music straight to the PC speaker. I remember playing Martian Memorandum and just being stunned by the witness interviews with full video and real human voices. Makes 1991 seem like a really long time ago.

Edit: Yep, "RealSound"... amazing

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