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521  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: April 14, 2010, 06:01:56 PM
Better than Metro? So no really hard sections that you had to repeat over and over again? I'm about an half hour in so far and I do like the set up.
522  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: April 14, 2010, 04:30:54 PM
I liked the interface, voice acting and graphics. It would be nice if headshots killed but I can live without it within reason and this mythos has a pretty good explanation of why the weapons are weak. But while the waypoint saves worked well 80% of the time, the 20% they didn't just made me bang my head into the desktop. And there were times I couldn't start a new level because I only had about 10 minutes to play and couldn't be sure I would hit a save by then. And now I've done it to myself again: Just started up Dead Space and found it is checkpoint save only. Bleah.
523  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: X-Com Returns to the PC on: April 14, 2010, 04:19:36 PM

Quote from: Turtle on April 14, 2010, 07:17:11 AM



And, this is Ken Levine's new studio.


It seems a ton of people at many different sites have this confused. It has nothing to do with Ken's studio. These folks are the people on the West coast who made Bioshock 2. I'm not saying this means it will be good or bad, just that Mr. Levine has nothing to do with it.
524  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: EA & Starbreeze present Syndicate on: April 14, 2010, 04:09:43 PM
Funny, it's been so long and so many games inbetween that I hardly remember syndicate. I remember shooting windows and having them shatter was way cool. The sound effects were great and I hazily remember leading my squad around creating mayhem. I do remember it was one of the most fun games I have ever played.
525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: April 13, 2010, 04:38:46 PM
Well I got through it.
Spoiler for Hiden:
turns out there was not too much game left after that. Also I finally got a hint that you can kill those nests and they will stop emitting blobs.

Very disappointing game. They had some cool ideas but decided on some very annoying game concepts. I would have loved to explore some of those tunnels and surface areas on my own with some weapons that were strong enough to kill something. Again, exploring the library could have been really fun, instead I spend my time running in terror from monsters that were hardly killable and I certainly did not have enough ammo to kill them all. I gather you were supposed to run. I prefer to explore ruins. For most of this game I felt like I was in a cut scene and just pressing keyes occasionaly. Come on GSC, crank out another Stalker soon please.
526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: April 09, 2010, 05:44:41 PM
some help please.
Spoiler for Hiden:
I'm on D6 trying to get Miller through the section where these blobs come out of the ground and the walls and explode. Is there some trick or strategy I'm missing? I've tried like 20 times. Can't quite keep Miller alive. I've come oh so close twice. Arrgghhh!
527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elemental: War of Magic on: April 08, 2010, 10:42:27 PM
I saw somewhere that this is supposed to be out in 2010. Yet they still have 2 betas to go. Is there a release window and is 2010 still valid? I wasn't too excited about this till I watched Brads little playthrough. It seems like a game I would very much enjoy now. And that was just a rough idea. Most stuff was still placeholder.

I'm getting lazy I guess. Just went to the web site. They are still aiming for Sept 1. So Iguess it will be done by fall. The more I read about it the more I want it.
528  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: April 08, 2010, 06:57:07 PM
Thanks I found it. Good old slow Greg, I'm up to 14.5 hrs and I think I still have a ways to go. I sure get my money's worth. I'm still pretty frustrated with this game. Spooky areas that I would love to take time and explore, I have to trudge behind npc's. Yes they will wait around for me but it's not the same. Now I'm with Miller trying to get through the squishy acidic exploding balls and I can't keep the bastard from dying.
529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Sniper: Ghost Warrior on: April 07, 2010, 09:00:05 PM
I'm in. Inevery game where I have the choice of a sniper rifle, that's what I pick. A whole game of sniping? That will be a first I think. I see what you mean about the draw distance but I can live with that. The cilvilians looked a bit like zombies but I will live with that too.
530  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: April 07, 2010, 04:23:12 PM
thks I will try that tonight.
531  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: April 07, 2010, 03:19:38 PM
So there is a way on steam to see how long you have been playing a game? I'd like to see how much time I have in Metro. God this game is so close and yet so frustrating. I loved the creepy library, but then I had to spend most of my time there running like hell from monsters I couldn't kill. Anyway, I'm sure I'm going to go well over the 10-12 hrs everyone says is the game length.
532  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Afterfall: Insanity on: April 06, 2010, 10:34:14 PM
Another cool find CeeKay. Too bad they always seem just over the horizon like that cool medieval one. I just hope I don't lose track of them.
533  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 'Call of Pripyat' on: April 04, 2010, 04:03:04 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 04, 2010, 04:09:47 AM

Quote from: Greg Wak on April 04, 2010, 04:01:58 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 04, 2010, 02:30:51 AM

alright, CoP officially runs nice and smooth... decided to start playing ruthless and gunned down those Stalkers you first run into with headshots to the back of the head.  too bad most of their equipment was crap and unsellable.
You can get the stuff repaired and sell it for a small profit, but it is a fair amount of effort for slight gain.

yeah, spend a few hundred to make a hundred.
No, that would be losing money. When I played the cost of repair was less than what I could sell the stuff for, just not very much less.
534  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 'Call of Pripyat' on: April 04, 2010, 04:01:58 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 04, 2010, 02:30:51 AM

alright, CoP officially runs nice and smooth... decided to start playing ruthless and gunned down those Stalkers you first run into with headshots to the back of the head.  too bad most of their equipment was crap and unsellable.
You can get the stuff repaired and sell it for a small profit, but it is a fair amount of effort for slight gain.
535  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: April 02, 2010, 01:31:57 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 01, 2010, 11:44:17 PM

new dev diary.  here's hoping it has monstrous system requirements for a change icon_twisted
TWO Freakin 5870's!!!! You bastard! If my 8800gts won't run Mafia 2 I'm coming for you, just for this smug post. icon_biggrin
536  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 'Call of Pripyat' on: April 02, 2010, 01:28:26 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 01, 2010, 11:10:26 PM

Not read this thread yet. Bought the game Yesterday. Waiting till I finish up Metro 2033 first. Hope this one is fun. And it will be on my new system too. Stalker was on my old one with a 6800GT. Had to turn lighting down or off back then.

For me, just after the child level in Metro and having finishe SCOP. Metro C and barely hanging on to that: SCOP A+. SCOP made me mad when it was finished because I wanted the story to continue and there to be new places to explore.  Very few games do that to me.
537  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: April 02, 2010, 01:24:39 AM

Quote from: denoginizer on April 02, 2010, 01:19:13 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 01, 2010, 08:32:08 PM

I think I finally hit one of those annoying fights that cause a lot of re-loads.  It's above ground with Bourbon and you get rushed with a bunch of beasties and one of those winged things.  My machine gun is pretty much out of ammo (I must be finding lots of ammo for a gun I don't have yet) and the shottie is way underpowered against these guys.

That said the game sure looks purty in DX11.

You ain't seen nothing yet.   icon_biggrin

You beat me to it!
538  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: April 01, 2010, 07:53:57 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 01, 2010, 07:21:00 PM

Eh? Metro it totally worth full price.

I got it for $32 at gogamer and I think it's just barely worth that. I was expecting the underground tunnel and secret lab vibe of the stalker games and it's not that.Plus, although 90% of the time the checkpoints are spaced fine, the 10% they are not drive me insane.
539  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: April 01, 2010, 04:42:45 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 31, 2010, 08:41:22 PM

Surprisingly I've been finding checkpoint save games less and less annoying in action games.

So you haven't found it annoying in Metro 2033? Just breezing through all the sections are you? Not having to repeat some areas a dozen times or so? Then you are much better at it than I.
540  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mafia II on: March 31, 2010, 03:38:05 PM
Oh crap! Just read the preview and these idiots are still doing checkpoints and not save anywhere. Is there some technical reason for this or do they just hate me? And Metro 2033 has me frequently pounding the desk in frustration with their checkpoints. Sigh....I will still get Mafia 2 as the first game is one of my favorites of all time, but come on, every game should have save anywhere.
541  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: March 31, 2010, 03:34:17 PM

Quote from: ANZAC on March 31, 2010, 02:12:52 AM

Thanks guys. Still not sure if I am going to jump yet.

If I were you knowing what I know now, if there is any other game out there that interests you, I would get that first. And I was so psyched for this game. Checkpoints and a high difficulty level just makes me repeat stuff over and over. And it's so scripted that even 4-5 hrs into the game I'm still mostly following a npc's lead and seldom doing any exploring on my own.
542  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: March 30, 2010, 03:28:49 PM

Quote from: ANZAC on March 30, 2010, 03:22:25 PM




One of those poor grunts who have and older card, which has been quite good uptil now.

So, are the keys reprogrammable, or are you stuck with wasd?

Would this run on a 8600 Gt OC Top?

Or as usual, am I S.O.L. ?


I think you could run it on DX 9. on a lesser quality setting.

Arrrgh. I'm on level 4-war. trying to get past the point where there are two guys on a balcony-one behind a machine gun, numerous sandbags and many enemies behind them. Dieing and reloading over and over.
543  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: March 29, 2010, 05:27:07 PM
Not a bunch of posts so I wonder if people are as unhappy with this as I am. It's really hard in spots, the performance likes to tank when enimies appear-I guess I have to turn down some quality settings, and checkpoint saves have indeed caused me to repeat some stuff over and over. Mainly, hey devs, mind if I play your game for a bit? Too many scripted events where I just have to follow someone elses lead for the whole scene.
544  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Stalker-silly question on: March 29, 2010, 05:23:15 PM
Put the mouse on the area and when the gun shows up in the crosshairs, hit f.
545  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: March 25, 2010, 07:22:07 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on March 25, 2010, 05:51:40 AM

This lack of save anywhere is starting to piss me off now. Im having to clear out a large area full of folk with automatic rifles and snipers. Not being able to save when I've killed a bunch of them and then dying and starting over pisses me off to no end. I thought Devs had learned their lesson by now?

"So, What do you think of the new boss?" Just great getting to hear that conversation abouty 12 times. Here is where missing save anywhere is a pain. And no, it does not save your progress on each exit. It goes back to the last point you got the disc in the lower left corner.

Good point about needing a ton of boxes or a ton of swapping to test all the vc's. I understand, and did not say it would be easy, just that the way it is is annoying.
546  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: March 24, 2010, 03:56:40 PM

Quote from: Atragon on March 24, 2010, 03:25:18 AM

I know how you feel Greg, the 8800 GTX isn't all that old either (At least, it doesn't feel that way, I can still play new games that I care about in 1920x1200 and that's good enough for now), and it'd be nice to see hardware sites (I'm looking at you HardOCP) compare previous gen hardware against current gen hardware for those of us who are a bit more conservative in our upgrades...

Funny, that's my card and I can still play most games in 1680x1050. I knocked Metro down to 1280 though. And yes Hardocp is a major offender. Again, the Steam data shows the vast majority of cards out there are older.
547  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: March 23, 2010, 07:03:28 PM
It bumms me out that my card is old enough that it is no longer included in any bench marks. Bleah. I can play around with settings and figure out what works but they seem to drop cards quick. I wish they would look at Steam or something and see what cards most people play on. Then again, these hot hardware sites maybe figure only graphic whores who update every 6 months look at the hardware sites.
548  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So...did Boiling Point ever get fixed? A Poo investigates on: March 23, 2010, 02:38:07 PM
By the way, what ever happened to "white Gold" that was supposed to be the next game by these devs.
549  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So...did Boiling Point ever get fixed? A Poo investigates on: March 22, 2010, 09:40:57 PM
Thanks. thinkI will give this a try.
550  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: March 22, 2010, 08:11:29 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on March 22, 2010, 06:29:58 PM

I've not read this whole thread so maybe it was explained in it..don't really care...but I bought the game in the store..I have the DVD disc..yet when I go to install it is installing through STEAM and is downloading it..WTF?? This will take a bit. I have the dvd..wth.

They use steam for the DRM. it's on the box but not that obvious.  You have to have steam and steam authenticates your copy every time you start the game. Not sure if there is an offline mode or not. I wonder if this method has been cracked. Probably because afaik there is no foolproof drm.
551  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So...did Boiling Point ever get fixed? A Poo investigates on: March 22, 2010, 02:58:26 PM
Will this work on Vista 64 bit? Amazon has it for $10.84. I had a lot of interest in this when it was released but all the reported bugs scared me off.
552  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: March 22, 2010, 02:41:51 PM
I don't know, I'm a bit underwhelmed so far. Stalker had much more atmosphere imho. I still kinda feel like a visitor watching stuff. However, I'm still early and finaly got to the first section where I'm by myself-on the surface. Hoping it grows on me. I don't dislike it, I'm just not as into it as I thought I would be.
553  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disciples III: Renaissance new pics!! on: March 19, 2010, 03:22:22 PM
Well that was a bit of cold water in the face icon_cry. Okay, time to wait for some reviews.
554  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Disciples III: Renaissance new pics!! on: March 19, 2010, 03:01:59 AM
Oh Yeah baby! This is so Day one. I had a alot of fun with Desciples 2 gold and played it for a long time.
555  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: March 17, 2010, 02:40:59 PM
Crap! gogamer cancelled my preorder. Oh wait, that turns out to be good. How the hell do they have a preorder sale for $42.95 and then when the game hits the street it goes on sale for $35.42. That's nuts. Plus, I wanted to get Dead Space and now I can on the same order. No problem getting the imported edition of Dead Space, is there? In this case having my updated cc not matching the exp date they have on file will save me 7 bucks but I will have to wait a day longer. Please keep your reports on Metro coming and I will live vicareously until the mailman comes.
556  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: March 16, 2010, 03:07:58 PM
As I posted on OO: Nice release trailer here. Just scroll down a bit.http://www.shacknews.com/
557  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assasin's Creed 2 on: March 13, 2010, 04:02:32 PM
$60 for me = no buy. I'd be willing to try and live with the DRM. However, although I enjoyed the first game, I never got past the 9th mission(I think) where they send dozens of guards after you and you have to have the twitch skillz to kill them all icon_cry
558  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dragon Age is looking good! on: March 10, 2010, 09:35:00 PM
Did they ever fix the Shale bug? Where the game decided to stop recognising all your DLC? I finished the game and never went back largely because of that issue.
559  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metro 2033 on: March 05, 2010, 09:46:47 PM
I've been having a lot of fun with the latest STALKER game, so picking this up is a no brainer.
560  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ubisoft unveils new copy protection system: on: March 03, 2010, 06:39:30 PM

Quote from: morlac on March 03, 2010, 05:08:34 PM

Quote from: Greg Wak on March 02, 2010, 03:50:10 PM

DRM or no, I'm not up for $60 a game.

Might want to start getting used to the idea as it seems some brand new AAA titles on the PC are launching at that price now a days.  Once we get conditioned to it it will be the norm.  At least PC games go on sale and drop in price fairly quickly.  Almost all consloe games laucnh at that price and see mto stay there for quite awhile.  At  les the good ones anyhow and anything with Call of Duty in the title.  Hell iwaited for price drop on COD:WAW for PC for what seemed like a year.

Well then this is apparently the price point that will break me. Outside of the rare occasional game that really hits my sweet spot I will just wait for the price drop. Once I get in the cycle there will be a steady flow of cheaper stuff that I haven't played yet. I never really liked $49.95 and would usually wait for those to drop as well.
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