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12521  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock pc review...pc better on: August 21, 2007, 02:48:47 AM
For reference, I finished the PC demo just now.  My specs are Core 2 Duo 6600 (2.4), 8800 GTS (640 MB), 2 GB RAM.  I ran the demo at 1280x1024 with 16 x AF and 4 x AA with everything set to high, except DX10, since I am on XP still.  Performance was smooth as silk the whole time.

EDIT:  I am using the nVidia drivers released today as well.
12522  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Im playing the Bioshock Pc demo Now! on: August 21, 2007, 02:13:12 AM

Quote from: JCC on August 20, 2007, 11:53:58 PM

Anyone find this demo somewhere besides BT or Vile Planet?


It's also up on Steam.
12523  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock available for pre-order/load on Steam; Demo Friday @ Fileshack on: August 20, 2007, 09:33:55 PM
The nVidia drivers promised today are out.  They're BETAs.  I was hoping to not have BETA drivers to try, maybe I'll give the game a shot before installing these.  I have a core 2 duo, 2 GB RAM,  and an 8800 GTS, so maybe it'll be fast enough as is.
12524  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Office Chair Jumping! on: August 20, 2007, 06:27:28 PM
Looks pretty sketchy to me  eek

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=15159351
12525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (8/20) on: August 20, 2007, 03:48:23 PM
Bioshock via Steam for me!  Already purchased, I'm just waiting for the green light.  ninja
12526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock available for pre-order/load on Steam; Demo Friday @ Fileshack on: August 20, 2007, 03:21:28 PM
Yeah I'm sure it's some silly reason.  Oh well, I'll be clicking away come 1 PM to get it authorized and getting my ass in Rapture!
12527  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock available for pre-order/load on Steam; Demo Friday @ Fileshack on: August 20, 2007, 02:54:12 PM
I am a little upset that Steam is not "unlocking" the game until 1 PM PST tomorrow.  Why can't they just allow use at 12:01 AM?
12528  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Most recent game music that can get stuck in your head? on: August 17, 2007, 02:46:32 PM
I've been watching that Halo 3 announcement trailer a lot as of late and the music from Halo is stuck in my head.
12529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock available for pre-order/load on Steam; Demo Friday @ Fileshack on: August 17, 2007, 02:39:38 PM
Pre-loaded smile  This is something I have to play on my PC!
12530  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New (July2007) 360 Rumor Squashed on: August 15, 2007, 10:49:58 PM
I have one of the new Premiums with HDMI and it's been great so far.  I was hoping for the 65nm chips, but from what I've read the addition of a second heat-sink should be more than enough to keep me going.  With a 3 year warranty though, I'm not too worried about it even if it does crap out.
12531  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 15, 2007, 03:35:51 PM
Finished the demo last night, loved it.  Such a great location for a game!
12532  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: HDTV recommendations for console gaming on: August 15, 2007, 03:26:17 PM
Hi guys, I ended up going with the Philips  42PFL7422D/37 from Costco.  42" w/ 1080p.  I have a new 360 Premium with the HDMI connection and it's A-mazing! 

12533  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox Live Noob on: August 14, 2007, 05:40:32 PM
Thank you!!
12534  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Xbox Live Noob on: August 14, 2007, 03:12:49 PM
Thanks guys, I was mostly worried about game updates.  I take it these are "Xbox patches"?
12535  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Xbox Live Noob on: August 14, 2007, 02:24:22 PM
Hi all, I am a new to the whole Xbox live scene and I have some questions for anyone who's got a moment.  I started playing with an offline profile (Kevin) which was obviously taken when I tried to sign up to live.  So I used my forum account to browse the Marketplace and stuff.  I only have a silver membership, not really intersted in multi-player at the moment. 

Any way, I had been signed into the XBL account when I started a game and I noticed that it said "update available" and I downloaded it.  My question is: do these updates carry over for all user accounts on that Xbox?  Or, are they only applied to the XBL user account?

Also, can you transfer save game data between profiles?

Thanks much!!
12536  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]Bioshock on: August 14, 2007, 01:33:36 PM
I played a little bit of the demo last night and all I can say is that it has atmosphere to spare!  Very cool so far.  I love the retro theme!  thumbsup
12537  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: HDTV recommendations for console gaming on: August 13, 2007, 08:18:22 PM
I have a question about the resolution, if the games only support 720p but the TV is 1080p native, will they look blurry like when you play a resolution on an LCD monitor that is not the native res?
12538  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: HDTV recommendations for console gaming on: August 13, 2007, 07:11:32 PM
Zimix, do you have a Vizio?  Their prices really grabbed my attention, but I got worried if it was too budget.  I don't know anyone in person who has a Vizio so I haven't been able to ask.
12539  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HDTV recommendations for console gaming on: August 13, 2007, 06:36:30 PM
Hi all, sorry if this is not in the right forum.  I am looking for recommendations for an HDTV for use, amongst other things, with an Xbox 360.  I am looking for something in the 40 - 42" range LCD TV.  What I am not clear on is if I need full 1080p or will 720p be ok.  There's a lot of brands I am also not familiar with.  Does anyone have any glowing recommendations for a TV?  I saw some great prices at Costco, but I am nervous to make a plunge without some prodding slywink

Thanks much!
12540  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: WoW: Burning Crusade Impressions on: January 19, 2007, 06:38:11 PM
63 now and loving it.  I am ending the content that I did in the Beta, so it's going to be new stuff for me soon!
12541  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Blizzard TBC Patch on: January 09, 2007, 08:53:24 PM
/cheer   ninja
12542  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Survivor is over for the year on: December 18, 2006, 03:51:07 PM
Yul did do some scheming, but I thought Ozzie should have won after dominating all those physical challenges. 
12543  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 300 Trailer - HOLY CRAP!!! EDIT: NEW TRAILER OUT!!! on: December 08, 2006, 11:19:27 PM
Looks great!!!
12544  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: WoW Patch 2.0 Coming out on the 5th on: December 07, 2006, 08:16:25 PM

Quote from: gellar on December 07, 2006, 06:06:43 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on December 07, 2006, 02:48:06 PM

Been having some pvp fun in this patch.  Lots of people turning out to try and get some goodies.  My build sucks all to hell though...I had one picked out based on the latest Beta push and the Rogue talent trees released to retail were a little bit different.  Still a nice shot in the arm while waiting for the xpack to come out.

Yeah WTF was with that?

I think I'm going to respec to a more PVP viable build, especially with all the cool loot to earn.

Combat Swords ain't gonna cut it.

gellar

Yeah I have 40 points in combat right now, but it's ugly as hell.  I don't like my filler one bit.  I'll be looking forward to the final talent tree changes, so I can nail down something good for leveling in the xpack.
12545  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Zelda : TP for Gamecube $38 at CC on: December 07, 2006, 02:49:55 PM
Thanks for the heads up, I held out on getting a Wii since this was coming to the cube later.
12546  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: WoW Patch 2.0 Coming out on the 5th on: December 07, 2006, 02:48:06 PM
Been having some pvp fun in this patch.  Lots of people turning out to try and get some goodies.  My build sucks all to hell though...I had one picked out based on the latest Beta push and the Rogue talent trees released to retail were a little bit different.  Still a nice shot in the arm while waiting for the xpack to come out.
12547  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: WoW Patch 2.0 Coming out on the 5th on: December 06, 2006, 09:57:40 PM
Seems that the patch is an old build.  I saw a couple things last night that were very old on the beta servers, but were released on this live patch.  I wasn't able to login until later, so I missed a lot of the patch day madness.  I hear Arenas (yeah skirmish only) are not working?
12548  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Senior Editor of CNET and his Family go Missing on: December 06, 2006, 09:55:01 PM
Very sad news.
12549  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: $100.00 Xbox Core system On ThanksGiving! on: November 23, 2006, 07:27:47 PM
I know it, math was never my strong subject.  Even I had the answer up so fast, I thought I had it!
12550  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: $100.00 Xbox Core system On ThanksGiving! on: November 23, 2006, 07:21:08 PM

Quote from: Zero on November 23, 2006, 07:17:24 PM

Well...I couldn't check out to get the freaking code.  I even had the stupid verification question..."What's 16 plus 1?"...but no freaking code...stupid POS checkout procedure....I'm done. disgust

Yeah it asked me what's 10 plus 5, by the time it processed my answer, it said sold out.
12551  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: $100.00 Xbox Core system On ThanksGiving! on: November 23, 2006, 07:06:54 PM
It was less than 15 seconds from when the page came up and it sold out...no code for me.
12552  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Casino Royale Impressions on: November 19, 2006, 03:28:18 PM
Awesome movie, I really enjoyed this one!  I had my doubts about Daniel Craig when it was announced that he would be Bond, but those are put to rest for good now.  Also, Eva Green is smoking hot in this movie. 
12553  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: $100.00 Xbox Core system On ThanksGiving! on: November 17, 2006, 04:05:15 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on November 17, 2006, 03:48:59 PM

Quote from: Mattc0m on November 17, 2006, 03:27:13 PM

:icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek: :icon_eek:

YES I CAN FINALLY AFFORD A 360!!!

I'm so going to be sitting at my computer, refreshing it all day. With multiple CCs on hand...

If you want a chance, you probably need one of those "One Step" purchasing accounts set up so that you don't need to waste time entering in your CC number.

According to Amazon, these sales are going to work a bit differently.  Check their "Buying Tips" page for more info:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/holiday.html//ref=cu_vo_hp_htw_htb/002-7279101-7777614?ie=UTF8&id=cv%2Fbuyingtips
12554  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Dupe, rumors of a rollback of up to 7 days on: July 20, 2005, 09:34:43 PM
From Blizz:

Quote
I understand that this is a very serious concern for you folks. Rest assured that we are actively investigating the reports of a duping exploit. There is currently no legitimate evidence of duping taking place at this time or in the recent past. This does not mean that we have concluded that no such exploit occurred, however; we are still actively pursuing all leads. Should we find conclusive evidence of such exploits taking place, we will take action as dictated in our policies. Naturally, we are very much aware of the potential impact such a bug would have on the game, and are doing everything in our power with the tools available to us to uncover the exploit, should it exist.

I must also apologize for not speaking with you about this before now. We were away, and this issue sprang up in our absence. You should have received communication about our stance and the actions we were taking earlier than this. I recommend that, should you find any evidence of this exploit, you eMail [email protected] to inform our team. As I'm sure you understand, the potential damage a duping exploit can bring to a game can be devastating. It is my hope that you will aid us with any information you may have. Thank you.
12555  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Dupe, rumors of a rollback of up to 7 days on: July 20, 2005, 12:00:33 AM
Word is that the dupes were a hoax.  Oh snap!
12556  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW 1.60 leaked patch notes on: June 20, 2005, 05:55:31 PM
Lots of great new changes and additions!  I can't wait to see BWL, too.
12557  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Anyone still playing WoW? on: June 17, 2005, 05:50:30 PM
I have been playing non-stop since it came out, but I even have more interest now that I acquired this:

http://thottbot.com/?i=37423

My preciousssss!
12558  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Anyone still playing WoW? on: June 16, 2005, 10:54:17 PM
Yeah, still playing it and still loving it.  I just bought my epic mount the other day and got my first epic loot from MC.  Good times!
12559  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Battlefield 2 Demo on: June 13, 2005, 09:22:22 PM
I have a 6600Gt and after tweaking the command line to display in 1280x1024, it looks great!

I have everything at medium, except Textures and Filtering at hight and shadows off.  Sound is also at high and it now runs smooth as butter.
12560  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Battlefield 2 Demo on: June 13, 2005, 06:13:52 PM
You can remap controls, just if there is a conflict with another action, you must first clear that action before you map the new one.  I can't imagine this will stay around for long though.  Not a very user friendly system.

One thing I noticed though, is that even after I remapped crouch to C, I still had to press L-CTRL to crouch in a tank gunner spot.  Think that might be a bug though.
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