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  1. No worries here.

    Swedish sales figures 2007:


    Nintendo DS / 435 672 / 5,7%

    Gameboy Advance / 56 916 / 0,7%

    PSP / 218 085 / 2,8%

    Gamecube / 9 695 / 0,1%

    Wii / 360 371 / 4,7%

    Playstation 2 / 1 726 103 / 22,5%

    Playstation 3 / 395 022 / 5,1%

    Xbox / 83 474 / 1,1%

    Xbox 360 / 728 757 / 9,5%

    PC / 3 660 734 / 47,7%

    As you can see, almost 50% of all games sold in Swedin 2007 where PC games. Surprisingly, the Xbox360 sold less than 10%.

    Anyway, I'm pretty sure Sweden isn't the only PC gaming country left.

  2. It's more realistic than Age of Empires, that's for sure. You'll control armies up to 2-2500 men and they are divided into 20 units. Soldiers will die if they get hit, but they can take some hits depending on the situation.

    Ex. Heavy cavalry will die in one hit by spearmen, but can sometimes take a few more hits from archers (since they wear heavy armor). It's quite realistic, but the AI is nothing to cheer about. But since you're new to the Total War games then maybe you don't mind that much.

    You should try the demo. That will give you an idea of how the gameplay work and so on.

    The are tons of mods for the previous Total War title, Rome Total War. One of the most famous mods is Rome Total Realism, which basically changes the whole game.

    M2TW is based on the same engine as Rome and like Rome it has a map editor. There are mod tools and other stuff that you can find here.

    Again, try the demo ;)

  3. For video... why not hit the 9000 series?


    The 9600GT is getting good reviews though i can't find a benchmark showing it against the 512mb GTS version.

    They tested the new 9600GT in the lates PC Gamer SWE and apparently it's not as good as the 8800GT anyway. The difference in frames per seconds is about 5 less than the 8800GT in Crysis, 25 in Company of Heroes, and about 10 in Colin McRae Dirt.

    In conclusion, it is:

    + Generally fast

    + Quiet

    - Not much cheaper than 8800GT (Swedish prices though)

  4. Yay! I love Steam :lol:

    I use it daily and it's very comfortable to play games without discs, and it's nice that you don't have to manually download patches. It's a better version of Xfire, and it's free (unlike Windows Live).

    I'm thinking of selling my retail copies of Civilization IV and Medieval II Total War and then download them on Steam. I like it that much.

  5. There is a free RTS called Ground Control available at FilePlanet that is futuristic and features different types of units. It even plays on Vista and it is not new.

    Developed by Massive Entertainment, the creators of World in Conflict, which is also a quite neat RTS (not as good as CoH though imo). You could also try Civilization IV which is a turned based strategy game. Download the demo and try it!

    Or, you could try Evil Genius, were you build a secret evil lair and protect it from the agents of justice while you try to compleate missions to take over the world.

  6. If it's tactics you want, then Medieval II Total War could be something. No resource gathering (on the battlefield) only war between armies of about 2500 men each.

    The AI is quite bad however, so even if you play at the higher dificulty level you can win pretty easily. But if your new to RTS games then maybe that doesn't bother you ;)

  7. Am I the only one who sees a Catch 22 here?: Your old games won't run reliably under Vista, but you'll soon need Vista to play the new DX10-only games.

    Kind of like Win 98 to XP then ;)

    Remmber Red Alert? That didn't work in XP for a while. I think they fixed it with a patch though, but I had a motorbike game that required Win 98 or NT, and they never fixed that with a new version for XP. It's always like this when new operationg systems are released. At first there will be some compability problems, but I bet the more popular games will be compatible with Vista sooner or later.

    Btw, I still got XP on my comp.

  8. The game still have a few major flaws.

    The British Stuart light tank is rubbish against axis light vesicles. It's damage or accuracy has to be increased if it's going to do any good IMO.

    Right now the British has nothing to counter the Puma. Piat-squads can't get near it because they get killed in two bursts. The Stuart light tank do hardly any damage so if you are up against two pumas with one Stuart, then you're basically doomed. If you're up against a Puma with an upgraded gun then you're definitely doomed :P

    Another fix should be the British AT gun. It's not crucial, but I would like to be able to actually aim the damn thing. Right now it shoot at the nearest target. So if a halftrack is closer to it than a Tiger, it will shoot at the halftrack... and that's annoying since the Tiger is obviously a greater threat. I pay 25 fuel for it, and loosing my ability to aim and move it is not worth the increased range IMO. Let me aim, please!

  9. I agree MS is way to tight waded on this! They need to just tie everything to just your gamertag and not the console also. Just the Gamertag! So if you do break down all you have to do is recover your gamertag and DL everthing again at the most. Even still most the time you allowed to hold onto your HD so you don't even have to do that much. Yet again just as long as you are online that is just how it is. Just put it back on and play! Its just once you take the internet off you have problems.

    Kind of like Steam then. Everything is registered on your gamertag and you can access all those things from any computer with an internet connection.

    Since you basically get the same features with a free Steam-account that you get with an expensive Live-account, I don't understand the point of Windows Live. Xbox Live I get since you can't get Steam on Xbox, but Windows Live just shows how greedy they are at MS.

    A bit OT, sorry.

  10. And now Alex Navarro has left Gamespot. According to joystiq.com Alex left Gamespot in response to the controversial firing of editorial director Jeff Gerstmann.

    Navarro told Joystiq in an exclusive interview. " Certainly [the decision to leave] had a lot to do with the whole Jeff [Gerstmann] situation. ... I wouldn't have left if this situation hadn't gone down the way it did. ... Sometimes you just realize a place isn't for you anymore, you know?"
  11. Soon you can download the new Battlefield Heroes completely free. Dice and EA gets their money from advertising on this one, so it will be a free game that is said to appeal to both veterans and newbies.

    The graphics will look kind of like Team Fortress 2 I think, which is nice since TF2 looks great, IMO :D

    Here is the official site.

  12. I just bought this game for the Xbox360 and it has to be the most unstable game I've ever played!

    I've only played for like 2 hours but the game has crashed 7 (!) times already. Unbelievable, this game is even more unstable than Dead Rising.

    It has only crashed in the menus though (usually straight after a race). The first time I started the game I didn't even get a chance to race because the game crashed right after I pressed the first button (the career-button). Not a very good first impression. Usually you don't even get a chance to save your progress before the game crash, so you will have to run your tough race once more (if not twice).

    I'm selling this ###### now, which is a bummer really since the actual racing is very fun, but I'm just too frustrated.

  13. "If the weighted companion cube starts talking ignore it's advise". Or something lika that :P

    It's one of my favorite games this year, and yes, the credits song is hilarious. Follow these instructions below to extract the song from the game:

    1. Grab a program called gcfscape, and install

    2. Using that program, navigate to Program Files/Steam/SteamApps

    3. Open the portal content.gcf file

    4. The file can be found under Portal/Sound/Music and the song is called portal_still_alive.mp3

  14. Personally, 2007 has been a boring gaming-year. Almost none of the games that I've been looking forward too have met my expectations.

    I liked the Orange Box and the Opposing Fronts expansion for Company of Heroes but that's it really.

    Crysis - Not a tactical shooter, to heavy on my system

    GRAW2 - poor AI, no wound model, poor MP and no voiP

    CoD4, linear and too much run'n'gun

    Medieval II - No AI (in other words, the AI sucks), old

    Halo 3 - I don't know why I bought it :huh:

    Assassins Creed - Repetetive

    I'm looking forward to [OFP: DR] and Evil Genius 2. I doubt EG2 will ever come though :(

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