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Comment Re:VAC (Score 1) 203

I don't know what the press release says, but I see from the "Top Sellers" chart on the Steam portal that MW2 has already dropped to number 3 behind a bargain basement Mirror's Edge and a bundle of older THQ games w/ Red Faction Guerrilla

Um, to be fair, those offers are absolutely steals (Mirror's Edge for €3? THQ's entire catalogue for the price of a single game?) so it's no wonder they're momentarily outselling a new game - don't forget that MW2's price on Steam is probably double what you pay in the stores.


Comment Re:Of course we will... (Score 1) 219

"People like this cannot possibly sustain an open, non-dictatorial government for the same reason they cannot sustain an Open Source phone."

Um, so because people don't want a phone which, on past experience of open software, would probably require hacking text files to get it work, they are supporting dictatorships and the New World Order.



Comment Re:FOSS gaming has a long way to go... (Score 1) 309

"Some people like this type of gameplay. Who are you to judge?"

A retort which basically says that you can't criticize anything.

Sorry, but apart from being open source, I can't see anything to recommend this game. I don't mind ancient-looking graphics as long as there's some innovation, but this just appears to be a Quake III clone, a game which was already dated concepts-wise when it came out.



Submission + - Fallout 3 DLC and GFWL Woes

__aamkky7574 writes: The PC gaming blog Rock Paper Shotgun details the extraordinary hoops that a PC user needs to jump through to acquire "Operation Anchorage", the new downloadable content for the RPG "Fallout 3":

There was first a hefty update. I hadn't tried to run the game since before Christmas, and the patch has appeared since then. The game opens. Sadly, the "DOWNLOADS" option was greyed out. Never mind, I thought, I'll look on the Fallout 3 website for details. With the announcement of the launch today, it must surely be the big news story... Um, no.


So I restart Fallout 3 and DOWNLOADS is still greyed out. Go into Live, tell it my account details again, and this time it downloads my account. Ta-da! The DOWNLOADS option is there! I'm surely almost there. I click it.

"No new content available."

I see.

Comment Non-sequitor (Score 1) 417

I can only add my voice to the others above saying that, as a PC gamer, I'm baffled at this straw-man argument from the HP bloke. I'm currently playing Fallout 3 at maximum settings and resolution and at 85 frames per second on a PC that would cost today 450 (for CPU, memory, motherboard and graphics card) to build. And I recently bought a Dell laptop for 700 on which Crysis is very playable.

Yes, there are guys out there who want multiple GPU watercooled machines. But you don't actually need these. Just in the same way that there are guys who like go-faster decals and spoilers on their cars.

And companies like HP and Dell, by foisting the wretched integrated graphics chip on consumers, have done more damage to PC gaming than anyone else.


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