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  1. Wow, me jealous. I don't really understand how Relic could screw up so much with the online part when it worked so well in vanilla... after a while.
  2. You can add hockeystick too budgie
  3. Well, yeah, and that definitely is one of the advantages of the PC. The downside being, of course, you need an up to date PC to run games, whereas all of a console's games run however the devs optimized them for as long as you own it, which can be convenient if you're constantly lagging behind on PC upgrades. Thanks to the advantage of being able to tune the settings you don't really need a top of the line PC to play. I also think that the console is the one lagging behind on upgrades since you won't get another upgrade for at least five years. The PC is constantly evolving.
  4. For some odd reason I just feel like watching Top Gear right now Btw, Is there a big difference between HD Ready and Full HD? I've heard it's 720p on HD Ready and 1080p on Full HD. Is there a big difference visually in the games?
  5. That's true Rocky, but I think most people try to max their settings for their computer and I'm sure people would do the same on their console if they had an option. But since console games are developed with the console hardware in mind you already get the highest setting possible. Some console games does have occasional fps drops, yes. But that's just lazy programing and shouldn't affect gameplay. If it does affect gameplay then it's not a good game. You get fps drops during cinematic events (can't remember the correct term right now and it's driving me nuts) in the NHL 08 demo on the 360 but as long as it doesn't affect gameplay then I don't really mind. During gameplay you get a steady 60 fps.
  6. Btw, I found a PC game con. Cheaters. Microsoft had a little problem on the 360 before they introduced the ban-modified-consoles-thingy. Now the 360 is cheater-free though... I think.
  7. Maybe PC games are cheap because the PC is so expensive. Also, when you buy a console game you know you can play at the highest settings. I'm sure pirating does have something to do about it though.
  8. It's quite a big difference here in Sweden too. Orange Box Xbox 360: 649 SEK (about 70 euro) Orange Box PC: 449 SEK (about 50 euro) That's a difference of 200 SEK (about 20 euro) ! I'm still waiting for a price drop for NHL 08. When I get it though I'll be glad that I have a Xbox 360 Hmm... Maybe I should buy it from the US (only 380 SEK, 40 euro).
  9. I would love to see you post this over at the gametrailers forum were all the Windows/Xbox 360 fanboys hang around
  10. I agree Rookie. I actually think Crysis is well optimized for low-end computers. It's the high-end, that some of us may call them, that has problem with it. That sound stupid, I know. But Crysis support Shader Model 2.0. Shader Model 2.0! So what? you say. Well, R6 Vegas and SC Double Agent only support Shader Model 3.0 which is catastrophic as I only have a X850XT. Also, imagine if Crysis was a console-port
  11. The Half Life series has probably the best story of all games imo. I've finished Ep1 and 2 now and I can't wait to play Ep3
  12. Doesn't that feature a 30 min un-skipable campaign intro
  13. Bad example. Dead Rising text is hard to read on HD as well. Worst design choice I've seen in a HUD in a long time. The worst thing though is that Capcom didn't even try to fix it. They basically said "it's just too much text". Bad excuse.
  14. That's actually one of the three reasons why I sold my copy of Dead Rising. The text was imposible to read. Wolfsong does have a valid point about the console though. The great thing about consoles is that everyone get the same hardware. I don't like that developers tend to focus more on HD TVs however. Everyone doesn't have a HD TV and I seriously doubt that the majority of gamers have a HD TV. It's like forcing people to upgrade just like PC gamers have to do when developers make use of new technology (Shader model 3 and DX10 for example) even though the main reason to get a console is that it's cheap (the console, not the games). It's definately possible to play console games on regular TVs, but it's like playing a PC game with the screen resolotion at 800 x 600.
  15. Yeah, like the trash in GRAW which had a draw distance of, what? 10 m?
  16. I can play the game at 1680 x 1050, all low except textures which is medium. Average FPS is around 32-35. My rig: Pentium IV, 3.6 GHz 2048 MB RAM Radeon X850XT, 256 MB I'm stunned that my three year old computer can handle this game so well when our Vista laptop can't handle it even at all low settings.
  17. It's strange. Out new laptop with Windows Vista can play this game, but it can't play Splinter Cell: Double Agent I think that shows how well Crytek has optimized this game for low end users.
  18. @ budgie I think that if you play without internet then you must play with the DVD in the drive. If you desperatly want to try out the game now then pull your internet cable and play with the DVD.
  19. Yes, it's turn based. I suppose you've never played a Total War game before. The battles are in real time though. When you play the campaign you make your moves on the strategic map were you manage your cities and move your armies. It's actually comfortable to have a turn based campaign. That way you can make you every move in peace and you don't have to worry about getting stressed when dealing with war on multiple fronts which can be frustrating for some players in games like Hearts of Iron which is in real time. You need Medieval II Total War first though since Kingdoms is an expansion OK thanks for the info. What about skirmish mode? Is there one, and it that also turn based? On RTS games, I never play campaign, I always go for skirmish. The thing about the campaign though is that you basicly have complete freedom. It's not storybased like in other games. You get missions from the pope (if you play as a catholic faction) and the nobles that you can choose to do or not. You expand your borders by taking other settlements, either through war or diplomacy (usually through war since the diplomacy-system isn't really the greatest feature of MIITW). You don't have to worry about cut-scenes, characters that must survive or scripted events. Everything is dynamic so I'm sure you'll find the campaign pretty enjoying if you give it a chance If you get this game you should get it for the campaign game since custom battles (or skirmish) doesn't last very long. EDIT: You should try the demo btw. The battles are scripted since they are historical battles. The battles are not scripted in custom games or in the campaign. Fileshack
  20. Yes, it's turn based. I suppose you've never played a Total War game before. The battles are in real time though. When you play the campaign you make your moves on the strategic map were you manage your cities and move your armies. It's actually comfortable to have a turn based campaign. That way you can make you every move in peace and you don't have to worry about getting stressed when dealing with war on multiple fronts which can be frustrating for some players in games like Hearts of Iron which is in real time. You need Medieval II Total War first though since Kingdoms is an expansion
  21. Actually, you can still play OF. Vanilla players can play with and against OF players. The only difference is that vanilla players can't play as the British or the Panzer Elite. my only question about that is what kind of advantage does that give the people who have of over teh people who dont? (and i think il be able ot make this weekend i dont ahve a football game to go to this weekend lol) The teams should be balanced so the only advantage I guess would be that we know the new teams (what kind of units and abilities they have etc). But that's the only difference between Vanilla and OF. The interface, menus and maps are all the same. It's just two new teams.
  22. I just saw this at GT. Video What is the journalist doing btw? Stay out of it!
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