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Demigod

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  1. Quite good in a mindless shooter kind of way. some of the ai is quite good. One of the chaps picked up a handgrenade a german had thrown and threw it back. Most of it is very scripted though.
  2. jaws isnt to bad but he went down hill after that. The worst I have ever seen Starship troopers 2. It makes the origial look good.
  3. I agree but I would be surprised if these take off. The cost is just to high at a time when cheaper comsoles are being released. Yes it costs no more than a midrange gpu, but a gpu is needed for games a ppu isnt. If its launch doesnt go well other makers arent going to take it up and the ppu could die a death. Cut $100 off it and it would sell like hot cakes but as it is I would be surprised. It launched at the end of the year, in he same timeframe as the x360 $300 for x360 $300 for a ppu? The company is fabless so if the first run isnt a success they wont die but I cant see that many peop
  4. Its the NovodeX physics sdk api. Currently no other physics engine is supported,they could be but Havok etal would have to pay for this. Havok is working on duel core tech rather than ppu. The reson for this is price. It is uncertain at this ppoint how many gamers are going to pay $300 for a ppu Lots of info here http://personal.inet.fi/atk/kjh2348fs/ageia_physx.html The bigest problem that these cards face after price is that no graphiucs card at present can draw 50000 physics objects. Push 10000 particels and it impacts framerate
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    Unlike a bee which should not be able to fly but does. I would argue though that it is possible to know and prove things, though not everything. Mathematics for example can prove itself to be right. It is a fundimental part of its systems.
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    Ill agree with you on a lot of philosophy. It is arguing for arguments sake. perhaps valid when discussing the human condition but I fail to see ite relevance in any other field. But then gravity isnt a constant, it can fluctuate with the mass and speed of its origin. Time isnt a constant. Neither is the spped of light. Light can be stopped http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn4474 the universe is an odd place.
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    Most of quantum mechanics is a fudge to explain something that doesn’t work properly. Quantum seems to be a crusade to make the universe fir the theory rather than the theory fit the universe. Time is also not static , as the experiments using atomic clocks show. Speed, density matter, or the lack there of, gravity etc can effect the flow of time or our perspective on it. Time is our perspective on the movement and interaction of matter and energy it is not something tangible on its own. If the "rules" that govern matter and energy change, and they do under different circumstances, then ou
  8. Sorry I meant your graphics card.
  9. The a64 has a much better system, 2 locks and a bracket. Much easier and alot harder to smash the core, which Ive never done thankfully. I did once pull a cpu out of its socket when it stick to the bottom of the heat sink. It still worked amazingly. What gpu/vpu are you using?
  10. Thief also had electricity.
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    I see you point, and agree with it somewhat but it is all still subjective. There are as many people in the world that would argue classical music is far to contained by the rules laid down by Bach and others, and they would be right. They classical composers managed to bring a world of expression to their music with these rules, but killed off much of the traditional folk music in the process due to the rules they created. Listen to traditional Romany music and you will find it has harsh melodies and sounds that to our ear are discordant. There is nothing wrong with the traditional music bu
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    Building on the old to make somthing new and better (sometimes) A bit like genetics really. Everything is an evolution of past ideas.
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    But then look at oasis. They would never have passed a talent or image test. They produced two or three half decent songs but they are still on tour. There is no understanding taste.
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    Now there is a game we canagree on. A great game and the story was very well executed. I hope illusion do another story driven game, Hidden and dengerous 1 and 2 are good rts/tactical shooters but mafia is a much better game.
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    One game you may enjoy is Fahrenheit, by quantic dream http://www.fahrenheitgame.com/index.php?lg=us Its a 3d adventure game more than an rpg but it does look interesting. What is you take on adventure games by the way? By their nature they are much more linier than rpg's but share the interactivity and generaly have well rounded plots
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    Fair enough. In that vein have you an opinion on Fear? It seems, to me, to be a mix of shooter, action adventure and a movie, as its set in a 24 hour time frame iirc Then there is the games Im looking forward to Alan wake, horror action adventure and Bioshock, which I cant find much on at all. Ill get oblivion for the mod tools but I cant see it being more than fedex missions with pretty ai and graphics. All the elder scrolls games have been like that after all. Ive never played a gothic game so I cant really comment on 3 but the screens look nice.
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    That is basicly claiming its not a shooter because you dont want it to be. You can run through huge chunks of doom3 without shooting There is a very big differance between story and gamplay. a shooter can have very good gameplay. Hl2 (of which I didnt think its plot was any better than doom3's btw) a shallow as it was had some great gamplay ideas. The physics puzzels while contrived were a good idea. The interaction with the environment made the game stand out. The good reason to go throgh the levels can be just as valid as the reason to godeliver chop up or negotiate as any rpg.
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    What? Its perfectly true, as pointed out by your tomato comment Deus ex, you talk to people and have stats but 90% of the game you shoot people Thief. Yes you can ghost the whole thing but guess what you have weapons, you can go though the whole thing killing people Splinter cell, granted its not first person and you can ghost large parts, but the game comes with more gun modes than doom3 How are they not fps They certainly play like them. The point was fairly clear, and you made the point for me. Without the story which a few post up you argued didn’t matter + npc interaction you d
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    But a little more about SIN2 pczone
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    You can boil them down to this yes. I don’t think they are, I was using an extream. But take the story and the interaction out ( the rpg elements) and you are left with a hack and slash, and fps with swords So do some good rpfps', Deus ex, thief splinter cell all offer multiple ways to complete tasks. Why? Take the npc interaction and the story out of an rpg and you get a big map and lots of things to kill. Which was my point, fps are becoming action adventure. They need to, on the one hand you get the Serious Sam games which some people enjoy to just blow stuff up, then the doo
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    Please don’t be vulgar. But in any case I was referring to the ability to hide, sneak past. Pariah, farcry?- it wasn’t the aim in either game but could be done quite effectively. That is true to varying degrees but there is scope for this to improve. You site gothic 3 and oblivion as games you are looking forward to. What are they but fps with RPG elements? (Ok you can play in third person). The fps needs to expand and it has been doing. Deus ex (though it didn’t start it) can be sited as invigorating the fps formula and showing that rpg elements add to the experience. The story that
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    It does make one wonder then if the lack of originality is such a problem that we are involved with a mod that’s stated goal is to recreate the playing experience, though not the setting, of a past game? After all improvements or not the core gamp lay will be the same or what is the point in making it? Any sequels stated goals are build on the success and good points of its predecessor. Stating that because only thief 1 and 2 were successful at this type of game play and so it is still fresh is a rather blinkered view. These two games are as derivative as any other fps, but like many fps i
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    I see your point but from that thinking every tennis game is the same, every baseball game, every football game. The mechanics are the same, the interactions are set in stone (the rules) But these games don’t go stale because setting and the apposing team is different, the chance of winning is never known. The fps genre cannot change into something it is not. It will always boil down into pointing a gun and shooting. But the setting, the opposition and the difficulty and indeed the rules will change. The plot/story will also change and it is these things that need work. I will agree that
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    Do you read though? As every work of fiction has been derivetive since at least Homer. Scifi Horror? they can still be boiled down into the same stages as ever other type of fiction. (I did have the link for that somewhere I can remember the guys name who did the study) Yes every game is derivetive in some way of one that passed before but the improvments, the variuations on theme, the different combination of ideas, the story, make at least some of them worth playing. Biowares sytem by the way works in the game (Neverwinter nights) it isnt a seperate piece of software. You download t
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