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First RTS for 360?
Aug 14, 2007, 11:32
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First RTS for 360? Aug 14, 2007, 11:32
Aug 14, 2007, 11:32
 
Battle for Middle Earth was released on the 360 before C&C3

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Stop reviewing incomplete games
Dec 5, 2006, 15:15
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Stop reviewing incomplete games Dec 5, 2006, 15:15
Dec 5, 2006, 15:15
 
Part of the problem goes back to when mags (and sites) started giving awards away for incomplete games.. Did you know that Duke Nukem Forever has already won a "Best of E3" and even two "Game of the Year" awards??
If the press only reviewed and rated games based on what was actually released, it would help.
Most of the EA reviews I have seen, include content that was purchased as an add-on.

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Self Contradicting
May 12, 2006, 16:37
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Self Contradicting May 12, 2006, 16:37
May 12, 2006, 16:37
 
The article states:
Apart from the extra hard drive space, the top-end model also supports wireless networking, top high-definition TVs and memory cards such as those found in phones and camera.

"What we should be clear about is that the functionality is identical in both machines," Harrison told the BBC. "There is no difference in what the machine does."

So, apparently "Wireless networking, support of High-Def and memory cards" are not functions.... hmmmm...

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$100 for 40GB ???
May 12, 2006, 16:34
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$100 for 40GB ??? May 12, 2006, 16:34
May 12, 2006, 16:34
 
So you Sony fans are saying that this system is "Identical in Functionality".. soooo the difference is between a 20GB and 60GB drive... for $100?? Right!
Oh, and by the way, that first post was not an MSFanboy slamming sony for copying and idea, it was someone slamming Sony for copying the very ideas it criticized only months before...

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PS3 Miscalculation
May 8, 2006, 10:47
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PS3 Miscalculation May 8, 2006, 10:47
May 8, 2006, 10:47
 
As we all know console manufacturers rely on the sales of thier video games to offset the losses of selling thier consoles. I find it amazing that we arent reading about the very real possibility that Sony will take the huge losses (some estimates at $450+ loss per console) in sales with a large margin of consumers buying it solely for DVD playback. Remember, this will be a blu-ray machine for $400-$500.. When it is released, it could very well end up in the hands of millions of consumers that have no intention on buying any games (or at least very few).
Now, Sony, of course, will get reap some return on sales of blu-ray discs, but very (VERY) little compared to what they would make on a video game. A blu-ray movie dvd will sale for around $20-$30. Sony only gets a very small (pennies) on that sale. Compare with a video game sale, which is around $5 per game for them.

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Re: explorer destroyer
Dec 1, 2005, 21:42
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Re: explorer destroyer Dec 1, 2005, 21:42
Dec 1, 2005, 21:42
 
I use Firefox, and it is okay.. not exactly a web-miracle.. and yes, there are some pages that I still get popups in. But it is good.. After reading this, though, I find it difficult to want to stay with Firefox.. who wants to use a product that endorses such draconian measures as blocking sites, just to force users to use the same tools as them? Funny how this is done in the name of bringing down a monopoly... hahahaha.

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Suspicious
Dec 1, 2005, 11:02
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Suspicious Dec 1, 2005, 11:02
Dec 1, 2005, 11:02
 
Well, this is either another clever move by Microsoft to make it's competitors look petty and silly, or this is the biggest marketing blunder in history by Firefox.
This country has a history of loving success, and hating the successful.. in fact there are really only two things people seem to love to point thier cross-hairs at more than the successful.. those are people trying to impose their views forcefully, and those that whine.
This move makes Firefox look like both.

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No subject
Nov 25, 2005, 01:53
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No subject Nov 25, 2005, 01:53
Nov 25, 2005, 01:53
 
Microsoft is reporting that they have received complaints from about 250 people regarding freezing consoles (mostly PGR) and overheating... 250 PEOPLE.. out of the how many hundreds of thousands sold???

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Re: No subject
May 17, 2005, 17:16
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Re: No subject May 17, 2005, 17:16
May 17, 2005, 17:16
 
>>That's not what portal technology originally meant for Prey back when it was first announced. In fact, that pretty much describes exactly how monsters appear in Doom 3.<<

The original claims for portals in Prey were actually portals to other game servers. In other words, you could jump from server to server within the game. The screens that were shown looked like the teleporters from Quake, but you could actually see into them (like Quake3). If they deliver on this, it would be the only innovation over DoomIII. (Yes, popping in from another universe is the same as popping in from the underworld or from another planet or from the kitchen or whatever. Just because you use different specular effects doesn't mean it is new technology).

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Re: No subject
May 17, 2005, 17:08
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Re: No subject May 17, 2005, 17:08
May 17, 2005, 17:08
 
Oops, make that the late nineties... (older than I care to admit)..

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Re: No subject
May 17, 2005, 17:07
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Re: No subject May 17, 2005, 17:07
May 17, 2005, 17:07
 
Try eight. 1997 was the first year when we beheld glorious Quake Engine screenshots of Prey.

Actually Prey was originally the name of 3DRealm's unbelievable new game engine upon which their latest game would be built. By the way, DNF was originally going to be built on the Prey engine as well. And yes, it became vaporware (prey that is, although the jury is still out on DNF - eight years now).

I, for one, am sick and tired of seeing games get awards before they are released. Prey actually won game of the year in the late nineties. Team Fortress 2 has taken the honor away from other games that had the decency to actually become available.

Publications (print and online) need to stop awarding marketing efforts and screenshots and start awarding shipping products ONLY. I can create unbelievable images and make unrealistic claims about unrealized technologies and gameplay too. Should I get an award?

By the way, Unreal was released just before Prey was shelved. Unreal actually delivered on all of the promises of eye-candy that Prey had been claiming, but was no where near to delivering.

This comment was edited on May 17, 17:18.
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Re: No subject
May 16, 2005, 16:48
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Re: No subject May 16, 2005, 16:48
May 16, 2005, 16:48
 
Um... I you look carefully, the glass on your monitor is and always has been 2D. 3D engines have always converted 3D models/worlds into a 2D image and 'pasted' them as screenshots at varying rates. Calculating these through DirectX, utilizing your the processing of your GPU is how that is done.

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Re: Unreal was done right
May 6, 2005, 17:46
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Re: Unreal was done right May 6, 2005, 17:46
May 6, 2005, 17:46
 
Not ground-breaking ?!?
Unreal was the most ground-breaking game since Doom.

It delivered dynamic lighting, reflective surfaces and huge vistas among other new technologies.

These are things other companies were promising, but never delivered. (remember the floating shadows of quakeGL ??)

In fact 3DRealms had been working on PREY for years, promising unbelievable realism and graphic technology. Unreal blew it out of the water and, many believe, caused 3D realms to abandon it.

"not ground-breaking"... I beg to differ.

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